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Re: Changing case in Display Name triggers Duplicate
Reply #2 - Jan 25th, 2012 at 4:14pm
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Chances are, the duplicate check was checking using case-insensitive (to keep people from having the same display name with different letters capitalized - like spammers). So consider it a security feature. But this IS something that should go in User Helps and the codex.
  

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Re: Changing case in Display Name triggers Duplicate
Reply #1 - Jan 25th, 2012 at 7:38am
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JonB wrote on Jan 24th, 2012 at 4:16am:
... The workaround is to change the spelling, then change again to the desired 'corrected case' spelling.

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Clever workaround; thanks!

I confirmed that this is the same with version 2.4 of YaBB, and the workaround did the trick. Good to know.


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Despite this ... there may be a bug in version 2.5 but I can't confirm this since I use 2.4 - and on that point, evidently I was wrong about this being a bug in the version I use. In fact, YaBB 2.4 does notice duplicate names and email addresses no matter what case is being used. Sorry for my mistake.  Roll Eyes
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Changing case in Display Name triggers Duplicate
Jan 24th, 2012 at 4:16am
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In 2.5AE, if a user changes the case of characters in his/her  Display Name, but does not alter the spelling - the duplicate displayname check is triggered, and they will not be able to save the change. The workaround is to change the spelling, then change again to the desired 'corrected case' spelling.

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I find your lack of faith disturbing.
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