[geeklog-devel] Facebook usernames

Tom websitemaster at cogeco.net
Sat Apr 30 09:38:58 EDT 2011

I was going to check LinkedIn,  thanks.

At first I thought no spaces as well but we do allow spaces in a username
for a normal Geeklog Account.


-----Original Message-----
From: geeklog-devel-bounces at lists.geeklog.net
[mailto:geeklog-devel-bounces at lists.geeklog.net] On Behalf Of Dirk Haun
Sent: April-30-11 8:59 AM
To: Geeklog Development
Subject: Re: [geeklog-devel] Facebook usernames

Tom wrote:

> I am not liking all the numbers either. The OAuth class actually 
> already uses USER_uniqueUsername so I just have to change one line in 
> the Facebook class to use Full Name instead of the Facebook ID for the 
> Geeklog login name. If a dup is found it should then call on 
> USER_uniqueUsername to solve the problem.

Almost the same problem with LinkedIn, btw. It's not a number but a
random-looking string. Not memorable at all.

> Does that sound find with everyone using someone's full name as their 
> login name for Facebook?

I'd say a username shouldn't have spaces in it. Which is how I implemented
it for LinkedIn now:


bye, Dirk

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