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Avrohom Eliezer Friedman (AEF) [PersonRank 10]

Friday, December 28, 2007
12 years ago16,257 views

I've seen this before in a different sense. I put in my user name that I wanted and it was taken and it gave me suggestions that were on the same topic. I forgot what it was but lets just say I put in wiseman and it was taken, it returned suggestions like smartperson or genius. (I never tried this one, I'm just making up an example.) I thought it was very interesting, but I guess it goes along with the whole contextual stuff that Google does.

(Wow. reading this over – it sounds like I'm illiterate. oh well – I guess the truth comes out eventually. :))

Mark O'Neill [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

This isn't anything unique. Yahoo Mail does the same.

Ryan Cummins [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

You crashed the S/N feature. It says that it is unable to suggest names at the moment.

Rohit Srivastwa [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

BTW why its showing @googlemail.com ???

I know its the same & doesn't matter but for me its shows @gmail.com only

Rohit Srivastwa [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

for 123456 it shows only one suggestion here

   green.rough72245

:)

Rohit Srivastwa [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[META]

Philipp, in my above post why the @ sign is not replaced by that image

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I asked this before rohit, it's only when the forum thinks it's an email address, since there's a space before, it knew and didn't replace it, i guess...

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[put at-character here]Rohit, [Up] blogoscoped.com/forum/119695.h ...
Its showing googlemail.com because Philipp is in Germany. Its probably basing that off of his IP address. Google isn't allowed to use the Gmail name in Germany as there is another company that already owns the rights to it.

Rohit Srivastwa [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[put at-character here]james

see :)

JIM [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Its the same,so This isn't anything unique.

Anuj [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

It shows @googlemail.com here in UK too and when creating a new account I am given the same extension. Has Google stopped using @gmail.com for new accounts? (although it may still work for older accounts).

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Sorry philipp, but this isn't new.. :/

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

> Has Google stopped using @gmail.com for new accounts?

[put at-character here]gmail.com will still work for new accounts but your default address that appears when you send emails will be @googlemail.com – in the UK, Germany and Austria (due to trademark reasons).

> Sorry philipp, but this isn't new.. :/

I don't think Philipp was trying to say it was new... he's simply showing how Gmail comes up with completely random, unrelated usernames if you enter something like 123456.

Stephen Tordoff [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

For 123456, I get: "separate.sudden.569" etc.

but for a random number such as 568684, I get:

"568684 is not available, but the following usernames are:
5686841
5686846
5686843
5686847"

Any ideas why 123456 returns the names, yet 568684 returns other numbers?

Slightly related, a longer number gives the message "Sorry, usernames of 8 or more characters must include at least one alphabetical character (a-z) ", even though I have just registered 467858[put at-character here]gmail.com

Also, the required password strength has changed, I registered my main account with a password length 7 (with symbols etc), but now gmail requires a password length of 8.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

"usernames of 8 or more characters must include at least one alphabetical character (a-z)"

467858 has 6 digits and 6<8.

Stephen Tordoff [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Great, I've just made myself look as though I can't read. Looks as if I'm oing to have a great day :p

Thanks Ionut, I sometimes miss things like that, I just skip over it for some reason.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

123456 isn't available:
> deep.serious95734
> warm.like.44126044
> boiling.like.4602487
> possible.boiling.34554

654321 isn't available:
>equalchief8242942919
>deep.secret.26531

sounds definitely weird.

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Got it..
Thanks Tony :)

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

<<Sorry philipp, but this isn't new.. :/>>

David You always say that! Whenever you say it I cry inside :P

Me [PersonRank 8]

12 years ago #

always the same...
   123456undefined58408
123456u8
123456undefined7
1.u41103561

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

lol James....

I'll try using this sentence less.. :P

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