Pixelfed now supports usernames containing a period!

@masterofthetiger We will not be held back by the limitations of other implementations.

What if a user of another implementation which does not support it tries to find a pixelfed user which has a period in their username?

@masterofthetiger @pixelfed I suppose that implementation will have to update their unnecessarily-restrictive regex.

They do not break standards. Mastodon simply does not support this "feature".


@pixelfed are periods being ignored, like in Gmail? And are usernames case sensitive or insensitive? Is all of utf8 supported, or only [a-z0-9.]?

@codewiz they're not being ignored. gmail's "ignore all periods" is an anti-feature.

pixelfed usernames can currently be az09.-_ case-insensitive

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