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Pythagorean
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"Username too short"

26 Apr 2014, 22:45

Couldn't register using Opera 20 - kept being told name was too short. Chrome worked.
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Re: "Username too short"

27 Apr 2014, 21:55

then your cookies are disabled for the site in opera
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Re: "Username too short"

28 May 2014, 13:23

I had the same problem today, when was registering. Cookies and Scripts enabled, but got error message name "tuncay" is too short. Then I changed to mobile version and it worked. Browser Firefox.
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Re: "Username too short"

28 May 2014, 14:39

hmm
ok ill look into that
i cant imagine why the theme matters
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Re: "Username too short"

28 May 2014, 14:52

On the other hand, I am not 100% sure if the site was reloaded, after giving access to the cookie and script. I use extensions CS Lite Mod, NoScript and ModifyHeaders. So, you shouldn't take me much serious in this point. This problem is the first time I experienced on any webpage/community. Registering on other pages never gave me that error.
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Re: "Username too short"

28 May 2014, 14:55

the username field is uniquely generated when you agree to the terms and conditions
this is unique custom code for this site
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Re: "Username too short"

28 May 2014, 17:02

I added some logging to get a better picture of this problem
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Re: "Username too short"

29 May 2014, 02:47

just a joke about "short password"
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Re: "Username too short"

29 May 2014, 03:11

=.= ISN'T Long Enough
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Re: "Username too short"

29 May 2014, 10:16

that comic is just offensive enough to enjoy while being just barely not obsene :)
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Re: "Username too short"

16 Jul 2014, 16:25

I couldn't register "CrashAndBurn" with the message Username is too short either.
Though, "Crash and Burn" worked?

Prior to getting the "too short" message, for "CrashAndBurn", I had attempted "Crash&Burn", on the registration page where the captcha was, after being advised it was an illegal name, I received the "username is too short" when attempting to use "CrashAndBurn".

Note: There was no longer a captcha displayed at the bottom of the registration page, after an 'illegal' username was attempted. Illegal being questionable as an ampersand was a valid character on the legacy site :P
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Re: "Username too short"

16 Jul 2014, 20:10

I think the point is that sometimes the wrong 'username' field is submitted, so the real one ends up empty. It doesn't get any shorter than empty...
tank wrote:the username field is uniquely generated when you agree to the terms and conditions
this is unique custom code for this site
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Re: "Username too short"

17 Jul 2014, 12:15

I have corrected the username and contacted this user separately
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Re: "Username too short"

17 Jul 2014, 13:37

In this case, it might be once you've used a wrong (illegal) name, what gets submitted is (as lexikos indicated) is no name/blank. And at the stage where you need to correct that, there seems to be a something preventing the corrected name from being accepted.

Perhaps, when an illegal name is detected, the page should just redirect back to the previous form where the captcha is, so the 'unique code' can be regenerated? Although to prevent undue frustration, would need to make sure the forms' fields are repopulated.

Another option would be to use JS to prevent illegal names (easy), or prevent already existing usernames from being submitted (not as easy, AJAXy interaction JS/PHP).

Another workaround/option would be to have a "validate-name" button beside the Username input field, and not let the form itself be submitted until the name has been validated as unique and not using illegal chars. Which could be fairly straight forward - disable the [submit] button until the username has been validated.

One Bonus: the password field accepted my lengthy password, that looks something akin to:
ÐßÇ5¹Æé–½ö›àè°œßbâþÂo‹íß6n²ù0
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Re: "Username too short"

18 Jul 2014, 00:07

Another option would be to use JS to prevent illegal names (easy),
Unless I'm mistaken, it's not about the name being illegal, but about it being submitted incorrectly because the client side form/JavaScript is incorrect.
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Re: "Username too short"

18 Jul 2014, 06:55

You're correct.
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Re: "Username too short"

25 Aug 2014, 20:29

Also had the "...too short" error message until I added "_USA". Using Chrome on Win 7 Pro. Possibly security setting related as this was on a work computer.

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Re: "Username too short"

01 Sep 2014, 14:07

user "laplix" (who came on IRC) is having this issue, trying to get the name "laplix" registered.
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Re: "Username too short"

01 Sep 2014, 18:32

I wonder why this keeps happening... Hmm
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Re: "Username too short"

01 Sep 2014, 19:04

people disable cookies or take more than 2 minutes to register
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