[Haskell-cafe] Re: Hackage accounts and real names

Daniel Fischer daniel.is.fischer at web.de
Tue Apr 6 09:19:05 EDT 2010

Am Dienstag 06 April 2010 14:57:30 schrieb Heinrich Apfelmus:
> Edward Z. Yang wrote:
> > This is a pretty terrible reason, but I'm going to throw it out there:
> > I like real names because they're much more aesthetically pleasing.
> I agree, and this is why I phased out "apfelmus" in favor of the
> pseudonym "Heinrich Apfelmus".

If it's a pseudonym, you should've chosen "Marcus Apfelmus" - or did you 
never read Asterix?

> So, a more accurate policy would be to accept not only real names, but
> also names that look like they're real, i.e. aesthetically pleasing noms
> de plumes.

I support that, with exceptions for "sufficiently well known" nicks (Gour 
spoke out; before you changed it, apfelmus fell into that category, a few 
others come to mind, but not many).

> Regards,
> Heinrich Apfelmus

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