[Warning - Digression]
When I set my profile name I was limited to 10 characters. This limit was also found by others including our host JammaTal. I just checked and the limit is still in force for me.
And yet, forsooth, in my friends list, I see ... "Zebracadabra", "TheDukester", "Neumannium" ... all of whom go above and beyond 10 characters.
What is this magic? Is there a secret expansion? Do Americans get bonus characters?
I remembered that I could reach one of the developers through another forum and he said that the profile names have both a character limit and a width limit. Without going into details of the exhaustive testing that has taken place in Hamburg ... it must be that those limits can be applied in the wrong order or (to get technical) sometimes just trip over each other. Whatever ... we in Europe can now rest easy and know that our apparent character shortage is not a consequence of inter-continental one-upmanship. Phew!