Blocking certain usernames

Discussion in 'Setting-up protection' started by footman, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. footman

    footman Member

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    I run aMember with my vBulletin forum. On vBulletin I can block certain names from being used as usernames during registration. Is there a way to do the same with aMember? Or does the blocking at vBulletin work via aMember? Or am I just out of luck?

    Thank you
  2. footman

    footman Member

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    I've found where I can add these names in aMember so please disregard original question...

    However I do have another...

    the description reads:
    use * for substitutions, like admin*

    Does that mean any username with admin as part of it will be blocked? For example would admin1 be blocked doing that?

    Thank you
  3. davidm1

    davidm1 aMember User & Partner

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    Yes, admin1 would not be allowed to be created.

    David
  4. skippybosco

    skippybosco CGI-Central Partner Staff Member

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    Another example I typically set in my environments is davidm* which blocks davidm1. ;-)
  5. footman

    footman Member

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    Excellent thank you guys.

    A further question on the same topic.

    If I want to protect a current username from being added to and used can I add that into the denied username field with the * and any FURTHER uses would be denied? It shouldn't affect the current user correct?

    I ask this because I've had an occasional issue in the past when someone wants to cause drama on the boards by registering a similar username. I'm just trying to block this as much as possible. I can always go in afterwards and change it but if I can minimize the attempt at start up I'd rather do that.

    Thank you for your help.
  6. skippybosco

    skippybosco CGI-Central Partner Staff Member

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    I believe that is the case, but best advice on that one is to test it!
  7. footman

    footman Member

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    Thanx, I'm giving it a try and see what happens.

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