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== Definition ==
 
== Definition ==
   
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A '''user name''' is
A '''user name''' is the name used by a [[user]] in [[log in|logging into]] a [[computer network]]; sometimes referred to as a [[handle]] when the [[network]] is a [[forum]] or [[chat room]].
 
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{{Quote|the name used by a [[user]] in [[log in|logging into]] a [[computer network]]; sometimes referred to as a [[handle]] when the [[network]] is a [[forum]] or [[chat room]].}}
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{{Quote|generally that portion of an [[e-mail address]] appearing before the '@' symbol."<ref>[[Jaynes v. Commonwealth]], 48 Va. App. 673, 683 n.3, 634 S.E.2d 357, 361 n.3 (2006) ([http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=10297057892819045787&q=48+Va.+App.+673&hl=en&as_sdt=2006 full-text]).</ref>}}
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Revision as of 04:39, 16 September 2014

Definition

A user name is

the name used by a user in logging into a computer network; sometimes referred to as a handle when the network is a forum or chat room.
generally that portion of an e-mail address appearing before the '@' symbol."[1]

References

  1. Jaynes v. Commonwealth, 48 Va. App. 673, 683 n.3, 634 S.E.2d 357, 361 n.3 (2006) (full-text).