Why <meta name="author" content=""> is empty everywhere?

Even here if you check the page source HTML you will see this:

This results in error “The meta tag on the page was specified with name ‘author’, which matches a configured property of this object type. It will be ignored unless specified with the meta property attribute instead of the meta name attribute.” in Facebook sharing debugger tool.

Is there any way to insert original poster’s name here or at least site name?

Or maybe completely remove it since some sources say it’s not that important tag.


I believe there was a previous discussion on this where not having the tag resulted in some validation error somewhere. Feel free to search.

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This has been there since the inception of Discourse, and I could not find a validator that cared…