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Why are many sololearners using the strangest unicode for their names?

To be fancy? To be not as easily tagged? To raise a consciousness that we can choose from more than ASCII? I'm seriously wondering...

12th Apr 2019, 3:49 PM
HonFu - avatar
9 Answers
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HonFu Or may be to make it harder for web scrapers? Lol, recently I managed to use bs4 in here and just to give a working example of that, I thought to scrap the SoloLearn's leaderboard and extract top 10 global leaders but guess what? I couldn't make it 'cause some had non-ASCII characters in their name 😑. I tried several way but, ugh, couldn't help it. I had to drop that idea of extracting top 10. Lol that's how my experience is with non-Ascii characters in names.
12th Apr 2019, 5:05 PM
Шащи Ранжан
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I don't use fancy Unicode because I don't even know how to use the damn things 😂.
13th Apr 2019, 6:35 AM
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I personally always liked that Old English style font. However I wrote my name both ways because the fancy font doesn't show up for some people. At first I had the fancy font come first but then it was brought to my attention that it does make me hard to tag and so I switched it, putting the normal font first. So there 😜😁
12th Apr 2019, 3:53 PM
Decimis † 𝕯𝖊𝖈𝖎𝖒𝖎𝖘
Decimis † 𝕯𝖊𝖈𝖎𝖒𝖎𝖘 - avatar
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Hehe, that's very nice... I vaguely remember tagging you successfully and being happy about it.
12th Apr 2019, 3:55 PM
HonFu - avatar
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I genuinely feel bad if anyone tags my name! I chose this because I was bored.
13th Apr 2019, 9:59 AM
Clueless Coder
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I like to be tagged so i leave 2 normal letters so people can mention me, fancy? Mm.... nope. Bored? YES!!😁😁
14th Apr 2019, 8:24 AM
Jingga Sona
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HonFu 😂😆
12th Apr 2019, 3:56 PM
Decimis † 𝕯𝖊𝖈𝖎𝖒𝖎𝖘
Decimis † 𝕯𝖊𝖈𝖎𝖒𝖎𝖘 - avatar
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Interesting! Should I then for safety call myself Høňfű? 🤔😏
12th Apr 2019, 6:01 PM
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Coz they're kids
13th Apr 2019, 2:59 PM
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