Hey Kinja, why can't I have a screen name longer than 30 characters?

I tried to change my screen name which is currently longer than 30 characters. Starting a long time ago, part of the culture of Jalopnik was the really long winded and sometimes funny screen names. But par for the course for Gawker's Kinja proponents, they fucked that up. For some reason I now can't change my screen…