Bug #13934

Error message on group settings change

Added by Matt Gold over 1 year ago. Updated over 1 year ago.

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I went to a group of mine ( and saw the notice about the need to complete the group metadata settings. So I clicked on the link and I was brought the group > manage page. I filled out the campus and purpose fields, and clicked save. When I did, I was brought to a screen with an error message about the group URL (see attached), which I do not think I changed. It does seem like the campus/purpose settings were recorded, but I'm not certain.


#1 Updated by Boone Gorges over 1 year ago

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One problem here is that we should not be pinging for shortlink availability if the admin hasn't changed the value. I've implemented this in

For this specific group, there's a further problem. It appears that the shortlink points to, while the URL of the group in question is As such, our YOURLS client thinks that the requested URL is already taken by another group. But the digital-humanities-initiative URL redirects to cunydhi. How did this happen? Matt, do you recall changing this at some point, or requesting that I do it? If this is a one-off, it may not be worth fixing. If there's a systematic way one can change group URLs, then perhaps it'll be possible to add some logic to the YOURLS integration that will handle these changes.

#2 Updated by Matt Gold over 1 year ago

Hi Boone, I don't have a specific memory of this, but I think it's likely that I made that change manually.

#3 Updated by Boone Gorges over 1 year ago

Thanks, Matt. Ray, do you have a memory of having the edit-group-slug plugin at some point? I'm trying to determine whether we need further action here.

#4 Updated by Raymond Hoh over 1 year ago

Some historical context can be found in

We decided to remove bp-edit-group-slug further down the thread in And fully removed the plugin in #9717.

#5 Updated by Boone Gorges over 1 year ago

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Aha, thanks for the digging, Ray!

It sounds likely that Matt had changed the group slug at some point in the past, then. I'm still not totally sure why there's a redirect between the old group URL and the new one. Nice feature, but I don't remember building it :)

Anyway, I think it's probably not worth digging into more, because it's no longer possible for users to change slugs.

#6 Updated by Boone Gorges over 1 year ago

  • Status changed from Staged for Production Release to Resolved

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