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user names with included single-quote character

Posted 15 June 2012 - 06:43 AM

I was responding to a post by user "arc'aine" last night, and the "member" tool came up empty. I'm guessing this was because of the included single quote character. Is there a syntaxfor using this, or should perhaps single quotes be disallowed in member names?
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Re: user names with included single-quote character

Posted 15 June 2012 - 07:02 AM

I want to say that the system auto strip that out when doing a lookup.

http://www.dreaminco...596509-arcaine/

Example - if I am looking at this thread:
http://www.dreaminco...ing-subclasses/

and I click his/her name the profile comes up fine.
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Re: user names with included single-quote character

Posted 15 June 2012 - 07:12 AM

The bug is that if I try to do either as a member tag, I get nothin'. (look at the bbcode for this message)



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Re: user names with included single-quote character

Posted 15 June 2012 - 07:15 AM

Ah.. so it's a BBCode thing.. gotcha.
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Re: user names with included single-quote character

Posted 15 June 2012 - 07:16 AM

I should have been a little more clear, I think.
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Re: user names with included single-quote character

Posted 15 June 2012 - 07:17 AM

I'm pretty sure the single quote breaks the member tag completely. tlhIn`toq used to have one, then got it changed to the backtick instead.
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Re: user names with included single-quote character

Posted 15 June 2012 - 07:28 AM

I suppose we're not going to re-write the code, so I suggest rewriting the documentation - warn new members that they shouldn't use the single quote in their member names.

Oh, and while we're at it, can we also suggest that member names should be ones that will stay valid over time? So references to age, particular language, "newbie", or other ephemeral characteristics should be avoided?
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Re: user names with included single-quote character

Posted 15 June 2012 - 07:34 AM

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Oh, and while we're at it, can we also suggest that member names should be ones that will stay valid over time? So references to age, particular language, "newbie", or other ephemeral characteristics should be avoided?

Oh come on.. now you are just trying to cure stupidity and we know how well that goes! :D
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Re: user names with included single-quote character

Posted 15 June 2012 - 07:35 AM

You can't call them stupid if you don't give them fair warning.
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Re: user names with included single-quote character

Posted 16 June 2012 - 07:15 PM

You can't call them stupid for not realizing they won't be 16 in 10 years?
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Re: user names with included single-quote character

Posted 16 June 2012 - 07:17 PM

Okay, I'll give you that one.
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Re: user names with included single-quote character

Posted 16 June 2012 - 07:21 PM

Uh, when they are 26 and still think and act like they are 16 then YES they are stupid IMHO.
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Re: user names with included single-quote character

Posted 16 June 2012 - 08:45 PM

By 26 they will have long since gotten pissed off at the community & stormed out.
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Re: user names with included single-quote character

Posted 16 June 2012 - 08:50 PM

Man.. I can't wait to be 26 then! Darn the thirteen more years I need!
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Re: user names with included single-quote character

Posted 19 June 2012 - 04:55 AM

I thought you were 123?
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