User profile: https://community.giffgaff.com/u/1090916
Proof they exist: https://community.giffgaff.com/d/33124631-puk-password
This is because the Flarum API takes the username to mean that you're searching for someone with that user ID: https://community.giffgaff.com/api/users/1090916
For example my user ID is 5627153, and you can view my user info here: https://community.giffgaff.com/api/users/5627153
I can see a profile here...
But only if I click on their user name in thread 🤷
Edit: screen shot of page
mrjeeves yep, this is a known issue with flarum/core. They are working on the issue, so hopefully won't be too long before it's fixed 🙂
Because each member has a hidden user ID, Flarum assumes you are viewing a profile by ID number rather than member-name and then doesn't because that user ID doesn't exist.
ianmorland mrjeeves just to add to the mix you can search for that user using the normal search function and they will be suggested as a possible match:
clicking on the suggested username takes you correctly to their profile.
Try searching 4758360 clicking the profile and then refreshing the page lol
That's definitely broken to say the least 😂
i_am_sy so I wonder if it will work correctly if your User ID happens to be the same as someone else's Username?
It'll work in the sense that you'll see the profile of the user with that ID.
E.g. https://community.giffgaff.com/u/4758360 takes you to @i_am_sy instead of @4758360
Interesting if I load the thread and click on @4758360 it takes me to items profile page...
However if I click @i_am_sy then press back in my browser before pressing @4758360 it takes me to me instead.
What...? A moment ago that linked to the user 4758360 instead of you but now it links to you...
This is funky! 😂
Yup it's because you clicked on me, so browser cache I guess, as technically it's the same URL lol
I think it's Flarum's self-caching.
Opening DevTools, clicking Network tab, then checking "Disable cache" doesn't change the result 😛
Well now I can be @ user ID I guess lol
What If I create an account with the member ID for @4758360 .... Which I can't cos the API won't give me it's I'd number... I get mine lol
Side note: what happened to contribute? 😂
The latest post was deleted I suspect.
i_am_sy Not deleted, just merged 😃
From now on I shall be know only by my number!
How do you find out your number?
You are u/6557205
You can find out at: https://community.giffgaff.com/api/users/member-name