Discord has previously handled usernames with a numeric suffix system, but this is changing
Discord users will be forced to say goodbye to their old four-digit-appended names in the next few weeks.
The company is requiring its millions of users to take up a new common platform-wide handle.
Historically, Discord has handled usernames with a numeric suffix system.
It allowed duplicate names, by then adding a four-digit code to the end of it – also known as a ‘discriminator’.
However, the company has announced it will be moving to unique identifiers that are similar to Twitter.
Co-founder and CTO Stanislav Vishnevskiy acknowledged the change would be “tough” for some people, but the company admitted the discriminators had proven too confusing.
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Meta to launch microblogging competitor in wake of Twitter backlash
The recent backlash against Musk’s proposed tweet cap could prove to be the perfect time to launch the competitor
Meta Platforms, the company behind Facebook, plans to launch a microblogging app called Threads on Thursday, to operate as a direct competitor to Twitter.
The launch comes just days after Twitter boss Elon Musk attracted criticism by announcing limits to how many posts users could read on the platform.
Threads will allow users to directly port their followers from Instagram, another app owned by the company, and to keep the same username. This feature will allow users to supercharge the often slow process of building a following on the new site.
While other apps such as Mastodon and Blue Sky have failed to present much of a challenge to Twitter, Threads is launching after a period of intense criticism and scepticism of Twitter, which followed Musk’s US$44 billion purchase of the platform in 2022.
Musk has made significant staffing cuts in areas like content moderation which has caused a rift with advertisers. He has also implemented several elements such as an US$8 per month account verification system which has proved unpopular with users.
Instagram boasts roughly 2.3 billion users compared to Twitter’s almost 400 million, which poses a significant user advantage from which to draw from.
Why is OpenAI’s ChatGPT being sued in the United States?
OpenAI sued for stealing everything anyone has ever written on the Internet
A class action lawsuit has been filed against OpenAI, the creator of ChatGPT.
The suit claims that the company’s ‘AI’ training methods violate the privacy and copyright of numerous individuals who have shared content online.
So, what does this mean for new breakthrough ‘AI’ programs and software?
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