[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress Trac] #7070: Unique group names should not use random integer

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Tue May 17 20:48:24 UTC 2016

#7070: Unique group names should not use random integer
 Reporter:  boonebgorges        |      Owner:
     Type:  defect (bug)        |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal              |  Milestone:  Future Release
Component:  Component - Groups  |    Version:
 Severity:  normal              |   Keywords:  needs-patch
 If there's a group `foo` and you try to create another group `foo`, your
 new group will have a slug like `foo-43983498` - we append a random number
 to the end. See `groups_check_slug()`. This is terrible.

 We should:

 1. Increment (`-2`, `-3`, etc) instead of using a random number. This is
 much friendlier.
 2. Add something to the UI that warns the user about the conflict and
 urges them to choose another name. (This should probably be a separate

Ticket URL: <https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/7070>
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