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Design issue Can't tag user with square brackets in their username


Well-known member
I have a user whose name is []username[]

The autocomplete for usernames doesn't work when trying to tag them and the name doesn't parse to a link even if it's typed out properly.


XenForo developer
Staff member
This is a known limitation/design issue with the mentions system, mostly due to ambiguities with the BB code system. Unfortunately, there's unlikely to be a change to this.


Well-known member
Ahh okay, thanks Mike, I guess I'll just suggest they change it to something else.

EDIT: Hmm, works fine when autocompleting his name in to send a private message.