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If an alphanumeric option was added, would you enable it for your board?

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Alphanumeric Registration

Post by AmIDEADYet on August 23rd 2010, 3:53 am

As every other board has registration options that only allow alphanumeric characters (letters and numbers), ForuMotion should have that ability as well.

Some reasons why an alphanumeric restriction option is beneficial:
  • Makes your forum look cleaner without unusual characters in usernames (i.e: "<" "-" "" etc)
  • Harder to impersonate/confuse usernames (i.e: AMIDEADYET --> AM I DEAD YET--> AMIDEAD YET)

Some reasons why an alphanumeric restriction option is counter effective:
  • Less variety of usernames


However this is only an option via admin panel and i am not suggesting forumotion go and convert to alphanumeric characters.

Thank you for your time.

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Re: Alphanumeric Registration

Post by LH Justin on August 23rd 2010, 4:14 am

I really don't care. A lot of people like special characters in their names, so no.

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Re: Alphanumeric Registration

Post by AmIDEADYet on August 23rd 2010, 4:20 am

Personally what really gets to me is the spacing, which if used inappropriately causes a clutter of similar names.

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Re: Alphanumeric Registration

Post by Caihlem on August 23rd 2010, 12:23 pm

Some people want fancy names, let them have it Smile

If a name's non-acceptable, you can always contact them asking for them to submit a new name. For example, there were a few cases of members on this forum with words that could offence younger public, after an Admin contacted them, the name was changed and the cases solved silently and efficiently.

=> Vote No

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Re: Alphanumeric Registration

Post by Graphoil on August 23rd 2010, 12:26 pm

If this were an optional feature, then perhaps yes. How are you suggesting this, as a permanent feature or an optional feature?

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Re: Alphanumeric Registration

Post by that70sguy92 on August 23rd 2010, 4:58 pm

Maybe if it was optional, but I don't find it necessary.

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Re: Alphanumeric Registration

Post by AmIDEADYet on August 24th 2010, 4:15 am

I am suggesting this as an option (as stated in the last sentence) because i understand some forums need more accessibility, but some want more organization.

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Re: Alphanumeric Registration

Post by KingOfSports on August 24th 2010, 3:42 pm

I'm going to vote no...

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Re: Alphanumeric Registration

Post by that70sguy92 on August 25th 2010, 2:34 am

@AmIDEADYet wrote:I am suggesting this as an option (as stated in the last sentence) because i understand some forums need more accessibility, but some want more organization.
It could always just be enforced as a rule, and if a member uses unusual characters, you can contact them and ask them to change it.

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Re: Alphanumeric Registration

Post by AmIDEADYet on August 25th 2010, 3:34 am

@that70sguy92 wrote:
@AmIDEADYet wrote:I am suggesting this as an option (as stated in the last sentence) because i understand some forums need more accessibility, but some want more organization.
It could always just be enforced as a rule, and if a member uses unusual characters, you can contact them and ask them to change it.
Yes I do take these things into account when i make suggestions, and such a feature can't hurt anyone, and would be beneficial to forums that really need/want it.

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Re: Alphanumeric Registration

Post by LH Justin on August 25th 2010, 3:48 am

@AmIDEADYet wrote:
@that70sguy92 wrote:
@AmIDEADYet wrote:I am suggesting this as an option (as stated in the last sentence) because i understand some forums need more accessibility, but some want more organization.
It could always just be enforced as a rule, and if a member uses unusual characters, you can contact them and ask them to change it.
Yes I do take these things into account when i make suggestions, and such a feature can't hurt anyone, and would be beneficial to forums that really need/want it.
I really don't see the point of it. :/

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Re: Alphanumeric Registration

Post by Guest on August 25th 2010, 11:46 am

No , is their choice what name they have Wink

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Re: Alphanumeric Registration

Post by Walshy95 on August 25th 2010, 9:44 pm

Voting no. If a member wants a cool, fancy name, then let it be. It won't hurt anyone. You could lose members with this feature.

Voting no.

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Re: Alphanumeric Registration

Post by Jophy on May 7th 2013, 6:41 am

Suggestion Clean up

-> Old suggestions(Please feel to create a new thread for the garbaged old suggestions)
-> Implemented suggestions
-> Suggestions which are currently suggested (Please use the SEARCH function)
-> Suggestions which are already possible
-> Unclear Suggestions

=> Please read the guidelines for the suggestion section: http://help.forumotion.com/t93899-suggestions-for-your-forums-how-to
=> Please take a look on the frequently suggested features for your forums:
http://help.forumotion.com/t79095-frequently-requested-suggestions-for-your-forums

Locked & Garbaged

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