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task #15940: Describe system name better in registration page

Submitted by:  Asher Gordon <asdago>
Submitted on:  Sat 10 Apr 2021 06:42:22 PM UTC  
 
Should Start On:  Sat 10 Apr 2021 04:00:00 AM UTC Should be Finished on:  Tue 20 Apr 2021 04:00:00 AM UTC
Category:  System Priority:  5 - Normal
Status:  None Privacy:  Public
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Sat 10 Apr 2021 06:42:22 PM UTC, original submission:  

In my latest project submission, I had to try three times for a valid system name. On the project registration page, the description for the Short/system name is simply "(used in URLs, mailing lists names, etc.)". This does not describe what is actually allowed for the system name.

Please add a description to the system name, such as the following: "alphanumeric, '-', and '_'; max 20 chars" (or whatever the actual restriction is). This would help eliminate trial and error when choosing a system name, or at least keep the trial and error in the user's brain.

Thanks. (Also, is this the right place to report this? Sorry if it's not.)

Asher Gordon <asdago>

 

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