Fixed Can't Start a Conversation With a Single Character Username

⭐ Alex ⭐

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Affected version

The input box for conversations requires 2 or more characters to start a user lookup. If you type a single character username in, the field will also remove your input.

The field should attempt verifying if the username is correct before removing it.

Optionally, if someone inputs a single character it can search for single character members, which well, it would end up only finding the user you are looking for.

Edit For Moderators: Sorry for the original topic, it ended up being a mistake on my end.
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Thank you for reporting this issue, it has now been resolved. We are aiming to include any changes that have been made in a future XF release (2.2.7).

Change log:
When typing conversation recipients allow a min length value of 1 for single character usernames.
There may be a delay before changes are rolled out to the XenForo Community.
This is sorted now but note that it still won't perform a search with one character. We deliberately prevent searches from happening until 2 characters have been entered.

In other words, you're able to type c and it will be accepted if you click on it but it won't perform a search therefore other usernames that start with the letter c will not be displayed.

I should note: you were never prevented from starting a conversation with a user with a short username, but it was trickier to actually select them in the recipient input. For example one work around is typing the short username followed by a comma which would accept the value.
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