Mike Austin wrote:
> Right now, blog URLs are tied to your UVM netid, as is your UVM webspace
> (uvm.edu/~netid). We've had some discussions about changing that, but for
> now we're going to leave it the same as your netid. Hopefully this isn't
> too much of an inconvenience for you.
I'd like to put in a plug for keeping the naming system as is. While
some of the first intial(s)/last name constructions seem clumsy or hard
to remember, they may actually be easier for people. To use Jon's case,
as a student I may forget whether my prof's name is Jon, John, Erickson,
Ericson, etc. but I do know that I can look him up in the UVM directory.
I'll know I have the right Erickson because the Directory will provide
the department name, and it will also give me the correct NetID so there
will be no confusion about that.
If we use a "pick your own name" system then I have to remember not only
the person's name but whatever moniker they chose to go by, with no way
to look that up if I can't remember it.