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== Definition ==
 
== Definition ==
   
A '''user name''' is
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A '''user name''' (also called '''user identity''' or '''user ID''') is
   
 
{{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]].}}
 
{{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]].}}

Latest revision as of 23:24, 16 March 2018

Definition[]

A user name (also called user identity or user ID) 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).