Hi, I didn't actually expect afterdawn would change the username character limit (UCL.) A website this large and well established is likely to be too mired in convention to be able to change something, even if it is an improvement. Afterdawn has been successful in spite of the UCL, and it's webmaster(s) probably has succumbed to the same complacency that often affects similar institutions. I have noted that some websites which have a large userbase are switching from signing in with usernames to email addresses. This is likely because they are running into a shortage of unique usernames that people want to use.