How to enter alphanumeric characters for my name

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I am of african origin,the computer keep asking for alphanumeric for my name. Please assist in doing this.

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This just means that you can only include letters and numbers in the field (and no special characters like ! or %). I’m assuming this is for a username you’re creating. 

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  • bhannah
    I am assuming that you are doing this for a user profile or password.  What a lot of the systems are requiring now is you place a number after your name when creating the profile such as Bob.Hannah1@???.com.  This shows first name, last name, the 1 and the rest of the profile.  The 1 could be any number or more than one 1 such as 1234 and then the rest of your profile.  Passwords may require numbers and alphanumeric characters to be added as well as upper case letters.
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  • ToddN2000
    The reason for the number requirement is to allow multiple users with the same name to be uniquely identified. Example  JohnSmith  , JohnSmith1 , JohnSmith1234 would allow 3 people with the same name to create a valid account. A lot has to do with the standars in place for creating the account. Some sites will require at least 1 capitalization and 1 numeric.
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  • namvula
    thank you, but could you put examples or all combination works.
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  • 7778
    I agree. For user names some site does not allow  special  characters, though others allow.
    So just include numbers and alphabet, no special characters.
    eg. wednesday1234
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  • ToddN2000

    To list all combinations would take forever to type in. If you are forced to enter a number to meet their requirements you may just have to keep trying until it gets accepted. Examples: JohnSmith1,  JohnSmith2,  JohnSmith3,  JohnSmith4
    JohnSmith5,  JohnSmith6,  JohnSmith7,  JohnSmith8
    JohnSmith9,  JohnSmith10, JohnSmith11, JohnSmith12
    JohnSmith13, JohnSmith14, JohnSmith15....

    Some sites will may make a suggestion if your name ID has already been used. Like JohnSmith23456, JohnSmith784, JohnSmith95126. It's just the name and a random number that has not been used to create an account.

    If you are getting an error creating the account, could you post the error message and if it's a website we would have access to the web address and we can see what the problem may be.

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