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    I've been trying to crack down on people who register, spam their site or post a bunch of political BS and then leave or generally just try to cause trouble. I noticed that a lot of them use numbers in their usernames. Is there any way I can set VB so that if a user has numbers in their name that they will be unable to register?

  • #2
    The only way of which I'm aware:

    VB Options -> User Registration Options -> Illegal usernames

    Then put (without quotes) "0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9" in there.

    That will disallow anyone from registering if any of those numbers are in the username.

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    • #3
      You can use a feature in vBulletin 3.6 to limit the format of names but its only in a beta period so what is suggested above is probably best at the moment.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Scott MacVicar View Post
        You can use a feature in vBulletin 3.6 to limit the format of names but its only in a beta period so what is suggested above is probably best at the moment.
        Sweet feature!

        Definitely sounds good, especially for internet clans and the like.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by tacticalnuke View Post
          The only way of which I'm aware:

          VB Options -> User Registration Options -> Illegal usernames

          Then put (without quotes) "0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9" in there.

          That will disallow anyone from registering if any of those numbers are in the username.
          But will this change effect the members that already have numbers in their usernames?

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          • #6
            No, it will only affect new registrations.
            Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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            • #7
              Thanks! Looking forward to it.

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