Yes, or so it seems to me.
Strange issue… I wanted to open @alexka’s profile, I clicked on the avatar twice, and it brought me… to my own profile, @Alex.A. I can’t understand. All other profiles work fine, and this issue is 100% reproducible. Now, would it be because @alexka...
My username contains a dot, and the dot being a wildcard, when I want to open the profile of a username identical but with a letter instead of the dot, and it opens my own profile.
Steps to reproduce:
Take a username containing a dot (e.g
@a.c) and another one identical but containing another letter where the dot is (e.g @azc) Connect yourself as
@a.c and try to open the profile of @azc via a mention or avatar. It leads to @a.c’s profile, and I’m unable to open @azc’s profile. Connect yourself as another user or change the username of
@a.c to e.g @a.ct, the issue disappears
Check the topic in the Fairphone Forum given above for all details.
Is this issue related? Is it reproducible on Meta?
Periods in username is a different issue. Moving that to a different topic.
@sam said in a previous post (now deleted, since the bug was fixed) that periods are allowed in usernames and to open bugs for any issues with periods in usernames… here’s one.
Yes, I can reproduce this over at
try.discourse.org following the steps provided by @alex21. I created a new account for
@joma.ro. I then clicked on
@jomaxro's avatar next to a topic on
/latest, clicked the larger avatar from the user card, and landed on
@joma.ro's profile page instead of
@jomaxro as expected. cc
Ok this PR should fix this bug:
06:39AM - 02 Jun 21 UTC
If we don't escape periods, they are interpreted as wildcards and it becomes imp
Thanks for reporting this
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