Search Function Issue w/ Underscores

So @is_nathan messaged me saying all his friends can’t find him in search. I tried to as well and same issue… I think since the search is restricted to 3 characters the _ being the third character in his name is the issue.

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once you get to the _ on the api request, it just completely errors out with “code”: 1401, “message”: “invalid username”, anything past it returns a “success” with zero results. really weird issue

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I reported a similar issue a few months ago with tagging usernames with underscores but they never addressed it. Basically you can @ people in comments but their username wouldn’t show up. Def weird.

Edit: https://community.byte.co/t/minor-ios-when-ing-usernames-with-an-underscore/40647/2

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they may be correlated as they both relate back to the search function??

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Is this getting patched ???

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No idea. I reported it in beta and no fix yet so I would take an underscore out of your name if you’re concerned about people finding you.

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the issue has been added to the log i believe. so yes, a patch will be coming.

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Still having this issue. But now with periods “.” In usernames.

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For now share this link https://byte.co/is_nathan @is_nathan, the link will open in Byte (now that it’s supported) if they have the app installed.