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  1. MusicBrainz Server
  2. MBS-9557

Disallow "special" characters for new accounts

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    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Decision Required
    • Priority: Normal
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: None
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: Accounts
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      Description

      As we expand on SSO getting more "foreign" software integrated with MusicBrainz/MetaBrainz authentication, we will run into issues that the external software may not deal gracefully with allowing pretty much all characters. E.g., https://musicbrainz.org/user/Fr@nklyn gets turned into https://community.metabrainz.org/u/Fr with Discourse, which will cause conflicts when "Fr@nk" or "Fr@ppuchino" etc. registers. (There should possibly also be some better mapping in Discourse to help with this (e.g., that their SSO implementation changes "@" to "a"), but that doesn't mean it isn't something we may encounter over and over again (e.g., what limitations does MediaWiki have if we want to do SSO on the wiki? Jira?).)

      I will not suggest changing already existing accounts, but it may be something we want to look into soon whether we want to limit available characters for names for new accounts.

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                Reporter:
                freso Frederik “Freso” S. Olesen
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