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Leader name is invalid

Postby Bluth Corporation » Tue Jul 14, 2009 9:54 am

When I try to enter my leader's name on the settings page, I get an error message saying it is invalid.

The leader's name is "Peyton Manning #18." The "#18" is an integral part of his name, just as "Cardinal" is not merely a title but actually part of the name of someone elevated to the rank in the Roman Catholic Church. I realize the octothorpe is a comment delimiter, but couldn't a step be added when sanitizing input to just escape it?
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Re: Leader name is invalid

Postby Erastide » Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:22 am

How about No. or Num. or even Number?

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Re: Leader name is invalid

Postby Pythagosaurus » Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:37 am

No, the digits are also invalid. I just grafted it onto the code for animals and currency. I'll look at it later and see what should actually be allowed.

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Re: Leader name is invalid

Postby Kandarin » Tue Jul 14, 2009 1:41 pm

Roman numerals are your friend here.
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Re: Leader name is invalid

Postby The Emmerian Unions » Tue Jul 14, 2009 2:44 pm

I would love to be able to use ' for the leader's name.
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Re: Leader name is invalid

Postby Sage Naumann » Tue Jul 14, 2009 3:54 pm

I dont even have the option to have a leader?

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Re: Leader name is invalid

Postby The Sedge » Tue Jul 14, 2009 4:21 pm

Sage Naumann wrote:I dont even have the option to have a leader?


Its being introduced via issues. So long as you have issues enabled, one will turn up eventually that gives you the option of having a named leader.

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Re: Leader name is invalid

Postby Corvian » Tue Jul 14, 2009 5:11 pm

The sign #, is invalid, all things above the numbers are invalid, so you have to do No. or num, or number, or any variation, but you cant use #

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Re: Leader name is invalid

Postby Valipac » Tue Jul 14, 2009 7:37 pm

Corvian wrote:The sign #, is invalid, all things above the numbers are invalid, so you have to do No. or num, or number, or any variation, but you cant use #

The numbers themselves are also invalid, as explained above. Thanks anyways.
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Re: Leader name is invalid

Postby Bluth Corporation » Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:22 pm

Corvian wrote:The sign #, is invalid, all things above the numbers are invalid, so you have to do No. or num, or number, or any variation, but you cant use #


Had you read my original post in this thread, you would notice that I acknowledged that from the get-go.
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Re: Leader name is invalid

Postby Linux and the X » Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:51 am

On the subject of invalid characters, is there a reason why letters with diacritics are invalid?
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Re: Leader name is invalid

Postby Valipac » Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:57 am

Linux and the X wrote:On the subject of invalid characters, is there a reason why letters with diacritics are invalid?

I'm pretty sure that it boiled down to them being multibyte characters, although I could be mistaken.
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Re: Leader name is invalid

Postby Charlotte Ryberg » Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:02 am

Looking at the ASCII table, a space, A-Z, a-z and 0-9 are all clearly acceptable but no sign of an "é".

I wonder which character coding system NS is using? ASCII or Unicode?

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Re: Leader name is invalid

Postby Rejistania » Thu Jul 16, 2009 2:14 pm

The Emmerian Unions wrote:I would love to be able to use ' for the leader's name.


I'd love to have a ~ or a helku (combining inverted breve 6below, just in case Hank͜hila Sede, would want to run for office again) as valid characters for a leader's name when I get the issue. *puppy dog eyes*
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