Unable to Grant Admin because "username must be at least 6 characters"


(Brian Mc Gonagill) #1

I thought I found the answer to this in another post, but upon looking at my settings under admin, the minimum name length is 6, and all users have at least 6 characters in their usernames.

I get the error that says ‘Validation failed: Name must be at least 6 characters’.

Any thoughts are appreciated. Are there hidden names that I can’t see?


Setting 'min username length' greater than 5 breaks granting and revoking Admin/Moderator permissions
(Jeff Atwood) #2

Did you change the default value of this setting? As I recall the minimum username length is 3 chars out of the box. Yes, it is.

I suggest reverting to the default there and trying again.


(Brian Mc Gonagill) #3

Thank you very much! That worked. So the number must remain at 3 for now.


(Sam Saffron) #4

Stuff gets mega weird if you have a username anywhere that has username that is shorter than the min length you have set.