You ever used cellphones? Its no fun when suddenly out of the blue you find out all numbers in your contacts list have been taken by someone else and you are left clueless who is who.Errr, If I change my username, why should I give a damn if someone take my old nick? What if someone take Nhervé as username?And anyway, If there is a mechanism that allowed to avoid it when username change is made by admin, this mechanism should be reusable if you give this power to users, shouldn't it?
Although most admins remember the username changes and make sure that there are no confusions but now I have an even better idea. I will suggest this to other admins and if they all agree make it mandatory to post all username changes in a single sticky thread.A public log? If it does not exist when an admin change the nick of somebody, why should it exist if an user is able to do so