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Subject: Issues when ! is at the of end of the username ? rss

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Adrian Iordache
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Take username: TheChin! as example.

Searching for user as TheChin! shows no result.
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeksearch.php?action=search&o...

Searching for user as TheChin shows results, including the problematic user
https://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeksearch.php?action=search&o...

How to display username as link to user's avatar?
None of the options is working.

[user=TheChin!]

[user=TheChin!][/user]

[username=TheChin!][/username]
 
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Kyle O'Grady
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It works if you wrap it in quotes

?action=search&objecttype=user&q='TheChin!'&B1=Go

which can be encoded like this

?action=search&objecttype=user&q=%27TheChin!%27&B1=Go
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Adrian Iordache
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Yes, but the result is the same as if you search for TheChin (without !).

However it's more interesting to see how to display username as avatar.
 
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Russ Williams
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I recall some similar past discussions, not only about ! but other non-digit-or-letter characters which are/were permitted in creating a user name but which cause trouble in other BGG contexts.
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Justin Case
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russ wrote:
I recall some similar past discussions, not only about ! but other non-digit-or-letter characters which are/were permitted in creating a user name but which cause trouble in other BGG contexts.

Yes, the vertical bar thingy -- "|" -- is one of those. I *think* such special characters aren't allowed when making new member names now, based on what someone of the adminnish persuasion told me in a chat.



So these days the special characters gather in Chit Chat....



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