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Ticket #19285 (closed: wontfix)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 20 months ago

Cannot delete forums

Reported by: fvogelnew1 Owned by: ctsai
Keywords: ENGR NF-2103 FORGE P3 Cc: ensegre
Private: no


Trying to delete the forum "Usability of Scipad" from this page:


I get an error: "Shortname cannot contain space . or /"

What is this error?
How can I delete my forum?

Note that I received the same error message when deleting another forum "Future of Scipad", but apparently this one could be deleted in spite of the error message.

Change History

Changed 3 years ago by ctsai

  • keywords ENGR NF-2103 added
  • owner set to ctsai
  • status changed from new to assigned


I'm not able to remove that forum either. I'm escalating this to our engineering team for assistance: https://sourceforge.net/p/allura/tickets/2103/

I suspect that the restrictions have forum shortnames (used in the URL) has changed since this forum was created causing the problems.

Chris Tsai, SourceForge.net Support

Changed 3 years ago by fvogelnew1


  • Rename the forum shortname to "future"
  • Delete the forum

That worked for me for the mentioned forum.

Changed 20 months ago by ctsai

  • keywords FORGE P3 added

Changed 20 months ago by ctsai

  • status changed from assigned to closed
  • resolution set to wontfix

After looking at this again, since there's a workaround, and since this only affects forums that were configured with a shortname with spaces (which isn't possible to set anymore). We're not going make any changes to "fix" this.

Chris Tsai, SourceForge.net Support

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