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[F] Mass PM stops on bad username - Ryan Gordon - 01-17-2009

Using the Mass Mail system to send a Mass Private Message, in rare circumstances it can hang and repeatedly send the same pm to the same users until forcefully stopped.

This problem happens when a user had a comma in their username. We run the private message through the PM handler and if we don't handle the validation the PM handler will just die out with an error of "Invalid Username". This in turn causes it never to get past that user.

With 1.2, usernames with commas were fine, but since 1.4 they interfere with the multiple username support in the PM system.


[F] Mass PM stops on bad username - Ryan Gordon - 01-17-2009

Thank you for your bug report.

This bug has been fixed in our internal code repository. Please note that the problem will not be fixed here until these forums are updated.

With regards,
MyBB Group


RE: [F] Mass PM stops on bad username - labrocca - 01-17-2009

Maybe just disallow commas in usernames. Smile

It seems to cause so many possible issues. Glad to see this fixed though.


RE: [F] Mass PM stops on bad username - Matt - 01-17-2009

Something's being done about commas in usernames for 1.4.5 - http://community.mybboard.net/thread-43530-post-298376.html#pid298376


RE: [F] Mass PM stops on bad username - Ryan Gordon - 01-17-2009

(01-17-2009, 07:14 PM)labrocca Wrote: Maybe just disallow commas in usernames. Smile

They were disallowed since 1.4. The username was registered during 1.2.

1.4.5 will forcefully remove commas from usernames.