At least there's only ONE A2Jack ... so far! I could sign up and use your name though. Anyone, and apparently any number of people can use A2Jack for their handle.
I searched A2Jack, and only got one match. But, search for my handle, you'll find 3 EXACT matches, and various variations. Search for a more common name than mine and you'll get a dozen or more.
I've already started a thread on this issue, because I found THREE Victor(s). Yes, EXACT matches could be confusing and I've never seen a site which allows duplication of screen names before. However, yours has not yet been duplicated. So, what's the problem?
Yepper. But, it's not just me, I've only got three exact matches. Do a search on steve, mike, julie, sandra, or most any proper name ... and you'll find exact matches.
Most sites allow near matches, such as VictorZ or Victor12. It is the exact matches which seem to me to be a problem. When I registered, incorrectly assuming I was the first Victor, I should've been prompted to chose a different handle ... such as A2Victor, but I wasn't.
No, not just my problem. Pretty much anyone who choses for simplicity, their own first name as a handle.
For what it is worth, I DID register with your handle. I used a different email address than I originally registered with to do it. Must be a cookie placed on our computers to recognize us because even though I used a different email address my SN 'Victor' was replaced with yours on My Page and in every discussion I've taken part in. All was restored to normal as soon as I re-registered using my normal name again.
Anyone who is reading this who has chosen their first name as their screen name, go to Members tab, enter your SN in the search members box, and see what comes up for matches. Just doesn't seem right to me.