How I got my username on (nearly) every site

by @edent | # # | 4 comments | Read ~9,033 times.
An error message on Flickr's edit name screen.

I go by "edent" on most websites. It's short, relates to my real name, and is usually unique. I quite often sign up to things just to snag the name. But there have been a couple of sites where someone else has got there first and started using "my" name. I don't own the trademark,…

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