Prioritizing full name vs username in the UX

(Sam Saffron) #1

I just added a site setting that allows you to prioritize full names as opposed to usernames in the UI.

When usernames are prioritized cause the site setting prioritize_username_in_ux is enabled you will see:

In card:

On user page:

In post stream:

If you change it so prioritize_username_in_ux is disabled you will see:

In card:

On user page:

In post stream:

I feel an @ symbol may be worth adding per:

This can be done safely via CSS, leaving it off for now.

Quotes inside the UX still pull in username eg:

We may look at making this switch to be fullname based when the setting is set.

How to show full name BEFORE username? (just like in Meta)
«Real Name» plugin (version 4.0, 2015-07-31)
(Kane York) #2

Bug report: If full name is blankish, username is offset and not fully bold

(Dave McClure) #3


(Sam Saffron) #4

corrected per

Still abusable, but we might as well correct that server side by doing a trim on save that is unicode aware.

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(Sam Saffron) #5

That is a can-of-worms to implement, same class as improving quotes. I may get to it, but not for this round.

(Gerhard Schlager) #6

I believe the username should be shown with @ by the default. It’s a lot less confusing.

And the username should always be visible. Don’t make me think.

(Jeff Atwood) #7

At symbol too noisy repeated all over the page. In the user card should suffice.