[foaf-dev] SocialWeb anti-pattern wiki? today's annoyance: name too long/short/weird to fit

Toby Inkster tai at g5n.co.uk
Sun Oct 18 18:59:33 CEST 2009

On Sun, 2009-10-18 at 12:32 +0200, Dan Brickley wrote:
> Greenpeace's site just refused to let me sign up, because my first
> name - Dan - is too short. See screenshot at
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/danbri/4022025450/ ...

That's one of the stupidest forms I've seen in a long while. My first
name is 4 letters long (and despite what some assume, not a shortened
form of Tobias in my case). My wife (Anna) would have problems too.

I wonder if their executive director has ever tried using their website?

Toby A Inkster
<mailto:mail at tobyinkster.co.uk>

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