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#14633 closed enhancement (fixed)

Error Message for incorrect Username during registration/sign up

Reported by: labedford Owned by: mrmist
Milestone: 3.1 Priority: normal
Severity: minor Version: 3.0.1
Component: General Keywords: has-patch close
Focuses: Cc:

Description

The error message:

"Only lowercase letters and numbers allowed"

should also stipulate no spaces or special characters allowed, as people try multiple times and become frustrated, as this message is not sufficiently clear for everyone.

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14633.patch (598 bytes) - added by mrmist 10 years ago.
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Change History (11)

#1 @mrmist
10 years ago

  • Component changed from Warnings/Notices to General
  • Keywords needs-patch added; username registration removed
  • Owner set to mrmist
  • Severity changed from normal to minor
  • Status changed from new to accepted

#2 @mrmist
10 years ago

  • Type changed from feature request to enhancement

@mrmist
10 years ago

More specific...

#3 follow-up: @mrmist
10 years ago

  • Keywords has-patch added; needs-patch removed

I guess you're talking about that error, as it's the only one I could see. I doubt, though, that making this error more specific will help that much. If someone doesn't understand the concept of "only letters and numbers" saying "no punctuation" probably won't help them.

#4 in reply to: ↑ 3 @labedford
10 years ago

Replying to mrmist:

I guess you're talking about that error, as it's the only one I could see. I doubt, though, that making this error more specific will help that much. If someone doesn't understand the concept of "only letters and numbers" saying "no punctuation" probably won't help them.

The error message I get is exactly as I posted it - not the one shown.

#5 @mrmist
10 years ago

  • Keywords close added

Recommending wontfix as discussed in irc.

#6 @nacin
10 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from accepted to closed

(In [15594]) Speak in full, clear sentences. props mrmist, fixes #14633.

#7 follow-up: @demetris
10 years ago

I think specifying the range of the lowercase characters, as the changed string did, may be good.

There are more lowercase characters in the world than the 26 letters of the English alphabet.

But then there are other number systems too. I don’t know... But I think I like it more when the range is specified.

#8 @nacin
10 years ago

(In [15595]) Return the character range removed in [15594]. fixes #14633, props demetris.

#9 in reply to: ↑ 7 @nacin
10 years ago

Replying to demetris:

There are more lowercase characters in the world than the 26 letters of the English alphabet.

My bad, and good call.

#10 @scribu
10 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 3.1
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