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Opened 14 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

#1569 closed defect (bug) (no action required)

Changing username does not impact everywhere on the site

Reported by: ezd's profile Ezd Owned by:
Milestone: 1.2 Priority: critical
Severity: Version:
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Cc: sbrajesh


I've made alot of comments on as the user "Ezcali". Today I decided to change my name to "Ezd" which surely impacts in the "What's new Ezd" message above the status update. But all my comments are still marked as it was written by "Ezcali".

This is very confusing. This means friends and other users of the community can discover users which are the author of multiple comments posted from different usernames. When in fact all those users are the one and same user!
This can also confuse friends which knows you by your username and not your real name. A username is your identity in the community.

When a username is changed it should impacts everywhere. This is also a huge problem when logging in. I still have to login using "Ezcali" even through my new username is Ezd.

I think this is very confusing and critical?

Change History (3)

#1 @sbrajesh
14 years ago

  • Cc sbrajesh added

hi Ezd
I think, there is a confusion between username and display name in your case.
In wordpress/buddypress you can not change your username(the one you use to login), what you have changed is the display name.

So, what ever you change your display name to, you will be always required to login using your original username and it is normal.

yes, I agree with you that there should be no inconsistency on the display name if you changed it.
Hope someone submits a patch here.

#2 @Ezd
14 years ago

Hi sbrajesh,
Yes i figured it's a mix between the wordpress username and display name. But looking at it from a usability perspective and from users who does not know how buddypress and wordpress is put together this is just going to be really confusing for them. As you said, there's really a lag in consistency here with a user signup- and displayname. I really hope for a fix/patch.

#3 @apeatling
14 years ago

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

Display name is not your username. BuddyPress will display whatever you put in your "Name" field of your profile.

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