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I originally had "yx" as display name (when Stack Overflow still allowed 2 character display names). I did not change it, but I now see my display name contains a dot. Why was this change made?
Even Jeff said I could retain it; yet, somehow it was changed without my knowledge.
asked Sep 14, 2011 at 19:25
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It's been over a year since we had that grandfather period; users have had plenty of time to adjust.
We're now normalizing all display names to be a minimum of 3 characters, so we don't have to keep special cases in our code.
answered Sep 14, 2011 at 23:19
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TM(the guy who posted that question you linked) also has a period added to his name. Looks like a policy change?
belisarius.廌. At least according to the Unicode database that's valid.