[TH] Similar Usernames

Unmaintained [TH] Similar Usernames 1.0.1

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Compatible XF 1.x versions
  1. 1.2
  2. 1.3
  3. 1.4
  4. 1.5
What does this add-on do?
This add-on adds a number of tools that help to avoid having users with too similar usernames on your site.

Firstly, it adds a new user criteria that checks whether the user's username is too similar to another user's username. This works great with add-ons that support user criteria, such as Spam Rules which would allow you to moderate or block user registrations by these users.

Additionally, admins can view a list of all users with a similar username to a specified user when editing any user in the Admin Control Panel, and those with the "View similar usernames" permission can view the same list on a member's profile page on the front end.

This add-on uses a version of the soundex algorithm in order to check for similar usernames. This algorithm is optimised for the English language and may have unexpected results in non-English languages, particularly those with different alphabets.

As the MySql implementation of soundex is slightly different, there is an option in this add-on to change the accuracy of this check to make it more or less likely to catch similar sounding usernames.

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  1. Version 1.0.1 released

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