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#23638 closed feature request (wontfix)

Usernames can have whitespace in them

Reported by: ericlewis Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Users Keywords: ux-feedback 2nd-opinion
Focuses: Cc:

Description

Recently had an account made for me by a client with the username "Eric Lewis" - I was surprised that is legal in WordPress.

I'm not exactly against it, but it is abnormal behavior compared to the majority of the web, where white space is not allowed in usernames.

Change History (3)

comment:1 follow-up: @SergeyBiryukov3 years ago

Related: [3481]

So, the suggestion is to remove the space from the list of allowed characters?

Doesn't sound like a feature request to me, more like an enhancement breaking backwards compatibility. What the benefit would be though?

comment:2 in reply to: ↑ 1 @ericlewis3 years ago

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

Not necessarily a suggestion, just a topic to bring up I didn't see in any other trac tickets.

Doesn't sound like a feature request to me, more like an enhancement breaking backwards compatibility. What the benefit would be though?

Backwards compatibility wouldn't be an issue since we're validating on new username registration, correct me if I'm wrong.

There wouldn't be any benefit other than adhering to some vague standards. I'll close as wontfix.

comment:3 @SergeyBiryukov3 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
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