From (penny at catalyst.net.nz) Wednesday, 26 October 2005, 10:32 AM:
I can't repro this - when I try and sign up with a username with an underscore, I get the alphanumeric error.
From Reed Law (reedlaw at gmail.com) Tuesday, 1 November 2005, 10:21 AM:
I have tested it again and I find that it only applies when the authentication type is set to No Authentication. If I create a new user by entering a new username and password I can create it with a space in the name.
From (penny at catalyst.net.nz) Monday, 12 December 2005, 11:06 AM:
hah. ok, I can repro now. this should certainly clean usernames, I will fix.
From (penny at catalyst.net.nz) Monday, 12 December 2005, 11:18 AM:
Just put a fix into HEAD and 1.5.3+ latest. Please upgrade and let me know how you get on, I will delay closing this bug until then.
Retroactively, there's not much you can do other than change all the usernames..
From (penny at catalyst.net.nz) Tuesday, 20 December 2005, 08:23 AM:
Hi, can you update to latest 1.5.3+ and let me know how you get on? I'd like to close this bug if it's fixed.
From Reed Law (reedlaw at gmail.com) Tuesday, 20 December 2005, 09:43 AM:
I'm not planning on upgrading or even using Moodle anymore at this point. The amount of bugs in it have given me a very stressful semester and I wish I knew that it was not mature before I adopted it. I thought a version 1.52 product would be reasonably stable. This was a small bug, but there were many others that caused huge trouble. I'm sorry but I feel at this point I would save more time designing my own solution for this school than continuing to troubleshoot Moodle.
From (penny at catalyst.net.nz) Tuesday, 20 December 2005, 09:57 AM:
Wow, I'm really sorry to hear that.
We're running moodle pretty happily for a number of pretty large installations (40,000 users & 10,000 courses is the largest) on a cluster of machines here, and we have hardly any problems with it.
To each their own though, thanks for the bug report. I'll close it now.