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Two member accounts with the same display name

Started by GL700Wing, September 12, 2021, 07:46:21 PM

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GL700Wing

Quote from: asmith on September 17, 2021, 01:40:02 AMThis is another reason why you should never let your users to change their displayname.  8)
Except that, and as below, it's also currently possible for new members to include hidden characters in their real name when they register ...

Quote from: Chief of Nothing on September 16, 2021, 03:19:40 AMYep, it's definitely still possible to put 0x0F not only into the display name but also the real name upon registration as well. I do think we need to fix this, as putting non graphic characters in the display name at least can be used for ill intent to impersonate others, if not just confusing for others.
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Arantor

Quote from: asmith on September 17, 2021, 01:40:02 AMThis is another reason why you should never let your users to change their displayname.  8)

Or you could allow it and let people have some additional security for free (Arantor is not my username)
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asmith

Quote from: Arantor on September 17, 2021, 03:55:17 AMOr you could allow it and let people have some additional security for free (Arantor is not my username)

It actually depends on the forum content and who it is aimed at. For example gamers tend to change their nicknames a lot and allowing them to change their display name often creates confusion for other members.

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