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Issues with BuddyPress 1.5.1 and some historic ones.

  • First of all I understand that this is open source, I undertand the mantra of “if it doesn’t work why don’t you contribute by fixing it yourself?”.

    I am not a PHP expert but I have the following issues:

    1. Why can’t I delete the ‘real name’ or ‘name’ field? Who came up with this? This is counterintuitive as &#*& and it has all the markings of being made by just a stubborn decision and I smell that BuddyPress will go belly up before this thing is addressed, I’ve seen it, it’s like some Stalin guy decides on these things and scuttles whole projects with his stubbornness before listening to real usage experiences. < rant/opinion

    2. Why release 1.5 and not make it compatible with bb 2.0? And again, when setting up the forums why the whole endless loop of “install bbpress but it’s already installed” it’s rather confusing. < question

    3. Why does it keep asking for a valid “activation key” even if people click on the validation key received by the system?

    - Parallels Plesk
    - CentOS
    - WP 3.2.1
    - BP 1.5.1

    Cheers.

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  • Avatar of Boone Gorges
    Boone Gorges
    Keymaster

    @boonebgorges

    > rant/opinion

    Yeah. You could have just asked “Why can’t I delete the ‘name’ field?” and been done with it. There is an argument for why the field is required, which has to do with the fact that BP uses display names all over the site to identify users, but the ad hominem nature of your rant/opinion makes it less pleasant to offer up the explanation.

    > Why release 1.5 and not make it compatible with bb 2.0?

    The 1.5 release had been held up for too long already. bbPress 2.0 integration is not trivial.

    > And again, when setting up the forums why the whole endless loop of “install bbpress but it’s already installed” it’s rather confusing.

    Not sure I understand the question. Once you have set up bbPress, you don’t have to install it again. You have an option to reinstall it, but only if something has gone wrong.

    > Why does it keep asking for a valid “activation key” even if people click on the validation key received by the system?

    This usually means that the user has already activated his account. Use a plugin like http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/unconfirmed/ to do some more research.

    Hello Boon, I’m not agains that ‘feature’ I’m just not able to understand why it is outright compulsory.
    About how you handle releases I’m sure you know what you’re doing so I’ll drop that.
    The final one is kind of sad that I need to use a plugin to correct that, when the user has just clicked on the link provided to activate his account. (Obviously he had not activated the account before).

    Thanks

    Avatar of Boone Gorges
    Boone Gorges
    Keymaster

    @boonebgorges

    > (Obviously he had not activated the account before).

    Wasn’t really that obvious from what you’d posted above! In any case, if you’re correct, then something is clearly going wrong somewhere – maybe the wrong key is getting sent or something. Are you using a plugin that changes how user registration works?

    Hello Boone, no I don’t use any plugin that might interfere with registration, it just does this thing of asking for a proper validation key, I will install it again and see if it works this time.

    It didn’t. :/

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