Force fill out user profile field


(Dave Higgins) #1

Is it possible to force users to fill out a custom user profile field?
I.e. prevent further site interaction until some text is entered in that field.


(Jeff Atwood) #2

Yes, check the “required” checkbox on the custom field.


(Dave Higgins) #3

Thanks - sorry I realise I need to give more info.
I did that, and new users have to fill out the field.
But my forum is the result of an import from another forum software, and many users have not been through the Discourse sign-up process. I would like to be able to force current users to fill out the field.

Another use case would be if I created another “required” field now, and existing users won’t have filled it out yet. Can thet me made to fill it out?


(Régis Hanol) #4

You could write a plugin to nag users who haven’t filled that field out.


(Dave Higgins) #5

Yeah I’m using a banner topic for that already :wink:
But users can dismiss it and not update their Profile.