Name field language on account creation is weird


(Kris) #1

Name: Longer version of your name

This is the first field… so longer than which version of my name? The context is a little confusing here.

How do you even add context to this? “This isn’t your username, but displays next to your username in some places… but isn’t neccessarily your real name”

Maybe… “Displays alongside your username”? or maybe even just leave it contextless.

Why is this even a field? What’s the benefit of adding this as an extra step in account creation?


(lid) #2

“Your full name”

This field allow a user to personalize his profile.
Whether the user enter his real name or not is not that important, it is the intention that matter.


(Kris) #3

Was wondering how Twitter does it…


(lid) #4

The wording is also used on the profile preference page

“Longer version of your name”, does not make much sense.


(Jeff Atwood) #5

Yeah that has bugged me for a while, I like @lid’s suggestion so let’s just make it so. Bonus: it’s shorter so also better for mobile!


(Jeff Atwood) #6