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XF 1.4 Forum doesn't prompt every user for a username.

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Problems' started by Nicky Vermeersch, Jul 22, 2015.

  1. Nicky Vermeersch

    Nicky Vermeersch Active Member

    So I recently setup my forums with account associations to ease the registration process for new people (Facebook Twitter and Google+). I tested this with trying to create a new accout using a dummy Google plus account I have lying around. This results in the following screen:

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    So far so good, does exactly what I want which is still asking a desired username for the forum itself. I'm using a regex expression [a-zA-Z0-9_] to validate the username (which is the same requirements for a minecraft username).

    However, people still somehow manage to register with their real names, despite of the regex. I'm talking stuff like Joe Smith or Oscar Johanssen. Obviously these names shouldn't be expected with the current regex. So how does this actually happen?
     
  2. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Is that the exact regex you have entered? (Screenshot it just in case?)

    If so, it's not really applying a specific limit as it's just testing for the presence of a particular character, not a specific format.
     
  3. Nicky Vermeersch

    Nicky Vermeersch Active Member

    Yeah I am using [a-zA-Z0-9_] as registration regex, but a user who registered through Facebook ended up having his full name and space between first and last name.

    I'm thinking there's a condition or a situation where not every user might see the registration screen I just posted, is this possible?
     
  4. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    You want:

    ^[a-zA-Z0-9_]+$

    Your regex was matching a username that had at least one of those characters anywhere in it.
     
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