Full names aren't shown even when they don't match username


(Allen - Watchman Monitoring) #1

Continuing the discussion from Full name isn't shown on post when it matches username:

We’re seeing some users without names on our forum

john_doe now has a name of John Doe but the proper name isn’t shown.

The result is that posts in the community aren’t uniform, since so many people have that first_last format.

It would be nice if this were more uniform (even if exact matches still get excluded)


Titles are missing from emails when names are de-duped
(Jeff Atwood) #2

john_doe does match John Doe from our perspective.


(Allen - Watchman Monitoring) #3

It’s not making sense to me or my end-users.

I do see why you don’t want to output john_doe john_doe , but I don’t see the issue with john_doe John Doe


(Jeff Atwood) #4

Underscore is almost universally used as a space in fields that do not allow spaces. So it is part of the comparison.


(Allen - Watchman Monitoring) #5

I understand the technical comparison. I also understand the stated desire not to print redundant information:

But the implementation is causing confusion and frustration for users in my forum, and on here on meta.

My wish - to dedupe only exact matches. allowing for changes in space and case to be enough to show both pieces of information.


(Jeff Atwood) #6

True, this is a duplicate of that topic, and a feature request.


(Jeff Atwood) #7