I hope it’s ok to post random feature requests/suggestions here.
I have a Discourse instance set up so that users can authenticate with a Google Apps Hosted Domain (in my case
@vt.edu). I have observed that Discourse assigns user names based on combining first + last name it obtains via OAuth2 - e.g.,
What I’d much prefer is if the proposed username matched the user portion of the email account
user is an identifier used elsewhere whereas
First_Last is not. Moreover,
First_Last is not guaranteed to be unique (
John_Smith) whereas the user id is. This would for my use case help with the data explorer plugin when I need to match statistics against other records and just provide an overall more uniform experience.