Restrict Possible Usernames solution

let username = "JACK";

let userCheck = /^[a-z]{2,}\d*$/ig; // Change this line

let result = userCheck.test(username);

console.log(result);

I was wondering why the solution does not match “Jack”, and “Jo”, yet it returns true in the console

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Hey there,

There is a known issue with this challenge where using the g flag on your regex causes test failures. For what it’s worth, this isn’t a situation where you would need the g flag anyway, since you are looking at the entire string.

Try removing that g flag and you should see some more accurate results. :slight_smile:

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It worked. Thank you. What exactly is the issue with the g flag?

you can see here in the documentation: RegExp.prototype.test() - JavaScript | MDN

in short, if you use the g flag, the index at which the string starts to be checked changes