YouTube custom profile field

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YouTube custom profile field

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I have members wanting to use the YouTube custom profile field but it keeps throwing this message up whenever they try to save their channel name with a space in it, is there a way around this?

The field “YouTube” has invalid characters, only alphanumeric or _,-. characters are allowed and the first character must be alphabetic.
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Was the custom field set as URL when you created it?
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thecoalman wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:28 pm Was the custom field set as URL when you created it?
I never created it, I assume its part of the phpBB software.
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You can change the field validation:

ACP > Users & Groups > Custom profile fields > phpbb_youtube - Edit > Profile type specific options > Field validation
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I have just changed it to 'any character' and it still does not work.

This is the name of one of my members YouTube channel, Artificial Flight
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You need one of the options that included "spacers"
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kronos1 wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:34 pm I never created it, I assume its part of the phpBB software.
My mistake, I must of deleted that field but I do see it is present here.
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david63 wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 12:52 pm You need one of the options that included "spacers"
I tried every option with spacers and it still does not work.
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kronos1 wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:32 pm I tried every option with spacers and it still does not work.
No problem with entering Artificial Flight with the field set as Alphanumeric and spacers
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david63 wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 2:49 pm
kronos1 wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 1:32 pm I tried every option with spacers and it still does not work.
No problem with entering Artificial Flight with the field set as Alphanumeric and spacers
Strange, it does not work for me.

It brings up this url https://www.youtube.com/user/Artificial%20Flight and the 404 not found message.
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You are talking about two different things.

The original problem was that you could not enter the name, now you have a problem accessing the YouTube channel.
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david63 wrote: Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:43 pm You are talking about two different things.

The original problem was that you could not enter the name, now you have a problem accessing the YouTube channel.
Perhaps I never made myself clear, sorry, but is there anything that can be done.
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"Artificial flight" is not a user. They need to enter a user name there, not a channel description
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The URL of your YouTube channel appears to be this:
https://www.youtube.com/@artificialflight1942

So in phpBB, you need to enter:
@artificialflight1942

However, I just had a similar problem with my channel and at first I thought the '@' character was the problem but it wasn't. The only thing that worked for me in the end was deleting the YouTube Custom Profile Field and re-creating it again.

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