>How are you
>planning to deal with the second John.Smith or Kim.Lee?
There was no solution that we could think of to avoid this. We'll add a
digit to the end. By using both nicknames and formal firstnames, we've cut
down on collisions some right there. And we've found fewer collisions with
full names than we had with the 6-character login id's we used to use.
It ain't perfect, but it appears to be workable. Time will tell, and we're
certainly not adverse to learning and adapting if a better approach shows
up. It's certainly more mnemonic and is also a lot easier to give one's
email address over the phone and for people to remember it than when it
consisted of semi-random character strings.
John L. Beck
Director, Computer Services
St. Norbert College
100 Grant Street
De Pere, WI 54115-2099
E-Mail: [log in to unmask]
Phone: (920) 403-3866
Fax: (920) 403-4084