WOW, this is WEIRD!!
Seriously, when you look at your COMMENT BENEATH the article it ONLY states the following:
will this ^+
do for the user name checking..?
Posted by: joby Oct 8th, 2005 @ 9:20 AM EDT
Then when I posted a reply I saw you actually posted the same I did just didn't include the $ at the end...
I'd still say my regex is a **** better than yours (otherwise folks might sign on with usernames like: ab, or __)
By the way, EVEN better is:
as it makes sure the FIRST character of a username is a letter or digit.. but whatever, it's all the same
note: again, correct me if I'm wrong... no expert!