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    Can someone shed some light on usernames <6 characters

    I've seen (and been offered) trades involving usernames as short as 1 letter. I don't intend to use one if they were created by Pieter or someone with server access. Was there a period of time when it was possible to create usernames that short?

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    I think all the 1L usernames have been sold off bro :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by |2eap View Post
    I think all the 1L usernames have been sold off bro :/
    That doesn't answer my question. I want to know if it was ever possible to create one legitimately.

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    Yeah, it was possible at one time.

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    b, k, l, n, and x are the only ones that exist. b, n, and x were created on july 9, 2005. l was july 8, 2005. and k was january 11, 2005. so there you have my research.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hi hater View Post
    b, k, l, n, and x are the only ones that exist. b, n, and x were created on july 9, 2005. l was july 8, 2005. and k was january 11, 2005. so there you have my research.
    Which leads me to believe it was someone with server access. If it had been possible then they would all be created.

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    @Mrfugix
    From what I recall, there wasn't a letter restriction back when neopets first began.
    I created about eight 5L usernames
    They've only added the 6L+ rule at the time of the conversion, if I remember correctly.

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    Well, I have/had accounts with usernames shorter than 6 characters.

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    Alright so the 6 letter rule started during conversion. I don't believe it was possible to create 1 letter usernames ever. Otherwise they'd all be gone, unless they were so inactive they've all been purged by now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrfugix View Post
    Alright so the 6 letter rule started during conversion. I don't believe it was possible to create 1 letter usernames ever. Otherwise they'd all be gone, unless they were so inactive they've all been purged by now.
    They were all inactive and purged out, that's why they're gone. And they're unable to be created, as anything under six letters is. All the remaining one letters are legit, Pieter didn't create accounts or account names, just pets and down.

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