So I did some tests…
In a standard WordPress install users can enter spaces in their username.
E.g. ‘Firstname Surname’ renders as just that, with a space between the words.
But when I activate BuddyPress (no other plugins) with the Twenty Fifteen theme, suddenly the spaces are removed from the username. Without as much as a single notification or error message.
E.g. ‘Firstname Surname’ becomes ‘FirstnameSurname’.
This is a huge problem for users! As they don’t get a message their input has been changed. And the username is not mentioned in the activation e-mail.
In my opinion there are two solutions:
1. notify the user of the change during registration;
2. allow the same username entry specification as WordPress does.
So far I haven’t found any of these solutions. 🙁
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