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Vanity Names [Paid] [Deleted]

Liam W

Well-known member
#1
Liam W submitted a new resource:

Vanity Names - Quick links to user profiles!

This addon is the updated version of the previously free 'Vanity Names' addon.

I have decided to turn it into a paid addon due to time constraints, as well as the difficulty of supporting many people.

The other, free, version will continue to be available for free, but will not be updated.

This addon allows your members to have their profile accessible from /<text> of your domain.

For example, here my vanity name is set to liam, so you can go to https://xf-liam.com/liam to view...
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#4
When I go to 'Personal Details' and try to update any of the other information on that page,
I get an error message that "Someone has already chosen that vanity name, please choose a different one!".

This also occurs when trying to edit a user in the ACP, if they have defined a Vanity Name.
The only way I've been able to get around this behavior is by temporarily changing it to gibberish (or something else), making the changes to the personal details, and reverting it back to the original vanity name.

Also, I've noticed that if I do:
http://gamr.onl/talaysen

It links me to my avatar.

If I do:
http://gamr.onl/Talaysen

It links me to my profile as intended.

Is there any way to get rid of the case sensitivity?
 

dihuta

Formerly Dinh Thanh
#5
This addon should have Approment feature and name editor feature for mod/admin.
There are some important names which admin can't know how important they are and these names should not be used by others.
 

Liam W

Well-known member
#6
This addon should have Approment feature and name editor feature for mod/admin.
There are some important names which admin can't know how important they are and these names should not be used by others.
There is a blacklist feature, and admins can edit it in the AdminCP.

Liam
 

Liam W

Well-known member
#7
When I go to 'Personal Details' and try to update any of the other information on that page,
I get an error message that "Someone has already chosen that vanity name, please choose a different one!".

This also occurs when trying to edit a user in the ACP, if they have defined a Vanity Name.
The only way I've been able to get around this behavior is by temporarily changing it to gibberish (or something else), making the changes to the personal details, and reverting it back to the original vanity name.

Also, I've noticed that if I do:
http://gamr.onl/talaysen

It links me to my avatar.

If I do:
http://gamr.onl/Talaysen

It links me to my profile as intended.

Is there any way to get rid of the case sensitivity?
Thanks for reporting, I'll get these all fixed.

Liam
 

dihuta

Formerly Dinh Thanh
#8
There is a blacklist feature, and admins can edit it in the AdminCP.

Liam
Blacklist is all names we know to protect. But there are many potential names we don't know but we should protect them.
For example, a member register "support" name. But this name isn't in Blacklist. Then when we need a support system, we can't use it because it was registed by a member. If there is an approment system, when we check and see "support", we don't approve this name to member.
 
#9
Thanks for reporting, I'll get these all fixed.

Liam
It might also be a nice feature for it to automatically insert the user's username as the default vanity name.
They'd be able to change it, at their discretion, but it'd ensure that at least their username is 'reserved', to an extent.
Though, I imagine this would only impact newly registered users, rather than retroactively affecting existing users.
 

Liam W

Well-known member
#15
Hey Liam, how about nginx compatibility, is there one?
The /name version works with the default XenForo rewrite rules, so if there are some for nginx then it'll work.

As for the sub-domain redirect, you would have to check somewhere about how to redirect all subdomains to the main domain (like how XF does it with the main domain).

Liam
 

ibaker

Well-known member
#20
I want to have a look at this to see if it works for what I want but unfortunately you have to pay for it, which I am willing to do, but only if it does what I need.

I would like to let all users have a cleaner link/address to their profile. In other words instead of:
http://www.mydomain.com/members/MyUserName.100/
And what I would like to have is:
http://www.mydomain.com/MyUserName

Looking at what has been posted it seems that this could be done if the user creates a Vanity Name, is this correct?

Also, to make all users have a vanity name the same as their username could you make the field in their settings hidden and set the default of the field to their username. This would save their username as their vanity name automatically. For existing users, you could then run an SQL on the table to update the same for all existing users. The only problem left would be to come up with some way that when a new user registers, the Vanity Name is automatically created from their username when they register.

Is all this possible???????