• Members 50 posts
    May 6, 2018, 5:08 p.m.

    Hi,

    Is it possible to show users full name instead of username in posts, profilepage etc.?

    Best regards
    Mike

  • May 6, 2018, 6:44 p.m.

    We don't have support for that in the core, only full name field in users details.

    Could you share your reasoning for wanting that?

  • Members 50 posts
    May 7, 2018, 8:33 a.m.

    Allright, thanks for your quick reply.

    Simply because of the fact that a username looks unprofessional. Especially in a business community where people know who each other is.

  • Members 10 posts
    May 7, 2018, 10:01 a.m.

    Why can't you use full names as usernames?

  • Members 50 posts
    May 7, 2018, 10:07 a.m.

    I would have to ask users to do that, which would lead to countless mistakes.

  • Members 10 posts
    May 7, 2018, 10:31 a.m.

    Well, you can change language strings from "Username" to "Full Name" and put a reminder to use a full name on registration page.

  • May 7, 2018, 12:05 p.m.

    That will confuse users trying to put space or diacritics in their names ;)

    Myself I'm coming from non-formal communities like gaming sites or github, where real name makes sense to have somewhere as community grows close-knit, but not everywhere.

    However, argument bout moving username to main model makes sense for me, I'll think about it in one of future releases.

  • Members 50 posts
    May 7, 2018, 12:14 p.m.

    I see the point in non-formal communities. But where having your username shown instead of full name would be weird on Linkedin, I believe the same would be the case in more formal business-oriented communities.

    But thanks, I hope you implement the option in future releases :-)

    Best regards.

  • Members 50 posts
    May 23, 2018, 11:26 a.m.

    Hi again Rafalp,

    Thinking about this, having usernames shown instead of full name isn't going to cut it for me. And even though FirstnameLastname is an option for usernames, it still doesn't look as nice, and there will be problems with users having the same name.

    Could you please point me in the right direction as to where I would have to change the misago code, to be able to display full names instead of usernames?

    Best regards
    Mike

  • May 23, 2018, 2:28 p.m.

    Could you please point me in the right direction as to where I would have to change the misago code, to be able to display full names instead of usernames?

    You are now venturing into the "I want to maintain my own Misago fork" territory because you want change the way that usernames are displayed. You will need to edit django templates and React.js components. You will also need to customize REST API to return full names. You will need to come up with fallback strategy for when you have username but no real name, how to handle mentions, private threads invites, etc. ect. That's a lot of stuff to do.

    Personally, I am still thinking that you are being too dramatic about effects of non-real names being displayed. You've brought up LinkedIn as example previously, but Linked In very specific - its oriented on professional networking and recruitment, your site most likely isn't. Enterprise is using Jive and Lithium forum softwares that don't support what you are asking and yet they are chumming along wither employees using nicknames like "JasonG" without any harm to their business or image.

  • Members 50 posts
    May 23, 2018, 2:45 p.m.

    You might be right, and that seems like a bit too much work for first release. Anyways, thanks for your answer and pointing me in the right direction. I'll have to decide if it's worth the fork-process.

    Best regards.

  • May 23, 2018, 2:52 p.m.

    I would wonder instead if may not be more worth it go the way of Twitter or Discourse, and simply display posts as such if user has full name specified:

    Zrzut ekranu 2018-05-23 o 16.50.03.png

    Or maybe do it the way of GitHub:

    Zrzut ekranu 2018-05-23 o 16.50.50.png

    Zrzut ekranu 2018-05-23 o 16.50.50.png

    PNG, 142.3 KB, uploaded by rafalp on May 23, 2018.

    Zrzut ekranu 2018-05-23 o 16.50.03.png

    PNG, 63.7 KB, uploaded by rafalp on May 23, 2018.

  • Members 50 posts
    May 23, 2018, 3:01 p.m.

    Thats exactly what i'm looking for. Just without the @rafalp. Did you just photoshop that, or is it an easy implementation?
    EDIT: Ah I guess users need @rafalp to know how to tag. Though thats allright, I can do with that.

  • May 23, 2018, 7:21 p.m.

    Sorry, I've used chrome dev tools to edit one of my posts. I could make user.real_name bit available for use in posts and profiles templates real quick in Misago 0.18, though.

    The proper option to "expose" real_name fields will have to wait for after new frontend lands I am afraid.

  • Members 50 posts
    May 23, 2018, 7:48 p.m.

    I would appreciate that a lot, thanks.