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We’re reviewing this. Curious how long you think would be ok.
An error occurred while saving the commentDaniel Mckibbin commented
Definitely. There are a finite amount of possible names in the world that would make sence or be pronouncable. Lets say in a decades time, it's going to be nigh on impossible to get a non-used username as a solid majority of names are taken by inactive accounts.
For some people who already are recognizable by their username on other platforms are unable to use twitch with the same recognizable name for this very reason.
I see no harm in inactive for 12 months, then they get an email giving them 7 days to login or their name will be freed up and their username will then be renamed to <old username>_inactive. When they next login or click the link after 7 days they will be asked to rename their account or the account will such be deleted, either or.Daniel Mckibbin supported this idea ·