In short, we need that a full name can only be changed by a moderator or an admin after the account has been approved. Is there any way to achieve this in Discourse? I have browsed the documentation to no avail.
Thanks for the suggestion, but unfortunately, this is currently not an option. We don’t have a central SSO and its management is much more than I want to endeavor!
Currently, CSS tampering is probably the extent to which I may go. What I’m managing is a club forum, with all the members identified, and forcing this change despite it being simply disabled (and forbidden in the rules) would be cause for the user’s account to be either converted to read-only or fully disabled.
Thanks @matenauta for the links you provided, I’ll browse through this content and see if I can manage the change easily. For the long term, when I have time (I may need to wait 15+ years until retirement for this ), I may chose to invest it in writing a plug-in…
Thanks @Arkshine, this looks very much like what I need. I’ll just have to dig on how to include this into my environment , but I’ll probably have it included by this week-end.
Thanks, I can understand prioritizing, although the global mechanism is already present and, as far as I could see, has been requested multiple times by users. If the patch really is as simple as what Arshkine just provided, it seems to me that it was a conscious choice NOT to grant the same “courtesy” to this field as it was for the others.
Don’t take me wrong, this is a wonderful piece of software that was developed here. As far as I can tell from the forum I help administer, it seems to work flawlessly, and I know how difficult this is. I just don’t agree with all the decisions that were made, and I consider some of the justifications that were given to sometimes be dogmatic or authoritative. This does not prevent it from being the best available today.
A theme component can be bypassed by using safe mode or otherwise modifying stuff in the browser.
Mostly, development is driven by people who are hosted with CDCK/Discourse.org, as that is where the money comes from. Sometimes features are added if lots of people want/need a feature, but if those people are not paying money to CDCK, it needs to be very many, or a feature that it seems like many paying customers will be happy to have. Note, I don’t work for them, so this is merely my observation from the past bunch of (almost 8) years.
Speculating: I wouldn’t be surprised if most of the people who want this and are paying customers are likely to already have an SSO of some sort. So it becomes even more of a niche feature for everyone else.
It does not sound like you are doing anything to authenticate the full name your users provide when they sign up. So if they change it from Bob Jones to Sam Smith, how do you know either name is theirs?