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Possibly offensive usernames

I flagged this user as having a possibly offensive name (another example): I said "possibly offensive" because it's possible it's a genuine surname I wasn't aware of, but googleing didn't show any ...
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Offensive Username

I'm not a prude - but f***vimmeanpeople seems like quite a rude and unacceptable username. Since we can't flag users - just questions - is it possible to make this username something a little more ...
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Is username acceptability site-specific?

tl;dr version: If a username is considered acceptable on one site, is it necessarily acceptable everywhere else on the network or are there site-specific standards in username acceptability/...
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Are illegal drug names offensive?

I stumbled on to a user whose name is an illegal drug: Crystal Meth Is this "offensive" or otherwise unacceptable? My opinion is that this is not an acceptable username.
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Is there a list of offensive/invalid words that cannot be used in usernames?

I recently saw a user with a user name that I thought could be a little offensive. I searched on Meta and could find only some references on a policy for using web addresses as/in user names. Nothing ...
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FAQ for Stack Exchange sites

Community FAQ For sites in the Stack Exchange 2.0 network To see a list of commonly used words and phrases, see the glossary. For official guidance from Stack Exchange, visit the Help Center. Asking ...
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How much leeway do we give possibly offensive usernames?

The username of this user is "Assh O. Le". However, in his defence he has racked up 420 reputation and 19 bronze badges, so he's not without some merit. Should this be allowed as a "humorous" ...
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How should I flag an offensive username?

I just saw someone whose username is dot-net-Slut. As a non-native speaker, I don't know if it's really offensive, but how could I flag an offensive username or "About Me" content?
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What is SE policy regarding potentially offensive screen names?

A user has chosen a screen name that could be construed as deeply offensive. Actually, aside from the possibility that it is intended as a joke (ie tongue-in-cheek), it can't be regarded as other than ...
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