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Implemented Bugged Youtube user in the profile

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I recently found there was an option to put your yt, twitch, discord etc. in otland profile. So I put our yt channel in there as "TibiantisOnline". The channel is normally available through those links:
Code:
https://www.youtube.com/TibiantisOnline
https://www.youtube.com/c/TibiantisOnline
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtBRKOg2t_ohrC_OWv-GA_Q
I thought that would work, but I then noticed the link created in the profile led to
Code:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/TibiantisOnline
Which goes to error 404.

Apparently your yt is automatically linked as "/channel/[what_you_type_in]", which disallows using custom links. Doesn't make much sense to me, considering it's displayed next to your post and would look way better with actual name of your channel rather than some random characters. But okay, I went back to my profile in order to replace "TibiantisOnline" with "UCtBRKOg2t_ohrC_OWv-GA_Q" which is the actual ID and works with /channel/ in the link. But then it turned out I wasn't allowed to type that in either:

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I don't know if it's just me or that feature is utterly useless now?

PS here you can read about linking yt channel Understand your channel URLs - YouTube Help (https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/6180214?hl=en)
 
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You're right, because YouTube has multiple URL schemes, it doesn't work quite right.
I wouldn't do this because not everyone is eligible for custom URLs, but you convinced me that displaying ID next to the profile is quite obnoxious. So I've changed it, such that now it only allows for custom URLs and is useless to people without one.
 
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You're right, because YouTube has multiple URL schemes, it doesn't work quite right.

That's what I thought. Displaying ID wasn't only obnoxious but it didn't let me put mine in :p
And yea, you need 100 subs in order to have a custom channel link.

However, if you'd skip the "/c/" part, it could work for both custom channel url and for those with username. It seems that when you have a custom channel url it works as /c/name and just /name while when you have a username it will work as /user/name and also just /name. But custom channel doesn't work with /user/ and nor does username work with /c/.
Examples below:
Code:
https://www.youtube.com/c/TibiantisOnline
https://www.youtube.com/TibiantisOnline
https://www.youtube.com/user/TibiaReklav
https://www.youtube.com/TibiaReklav
The possible downside is that people might then link something else than actual channel, e.g. a movie, unless you somehow forbid that by required format.

Anyway, having a username you can probably get custom channel url as well, so I don't know if it's important. I'm okay with current solution as well.
 
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