Short, concise description of the idea
Allow longer usernames when creating a new account.
Full description of the idea
Currently, the username length is limited to 15 characters. Longer usernames will allow new users to be more creative with their names, without resorting to increasingly complicated combinations of numbers and letters.
An ordered list of benefits
Allow more users to get the exact name they would like
Effectively more namespace
Yahoo, for example, allows 32 characters, Blogger allows 50 characters
An ordered list of problems/issues involved
Global changes for username field length in Database, code
More disk space consumed
Slightly more bandwidth consumed
Usernames may be more difficult to key in by hand
An organized list, or a few short paragraphs detailing suggestions for implementation
Perhaps even 20 characters would be a good balance between more username space and not much increase in resource consumption
Changing this to a length that is comfortable will prevent the need for more future changes