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Is there any way to require people to use real names at registration?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by gail, Sep 25, 2016.

  1. gail

    gail Member

    I've been searching all through the forums and add-ons and can't find the answer to this question. We'd like to require our members use their real names when they register. Is there any way to do this? Any add-on?
     
  2. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    You could edit the phrases to say name, and the explanation phrase to stipulate real name, but how would a piece of software confirm that the entered text is someone's real name?

    Liam
     
  3. RobParker

    RobParker Well-Known Member

    Allow registrations via facebook only and let facebook worry about the name stuff?
     
  4. gail

    gail Member

    Liam - thank you for your reply.
    We know most of our members from another group. The new ones we'd just have to hope for the best :) It's in their own self-interest for the kind of group we have anyway, whether they realize it or not when they register.
     
  5. gail

    gail Member

    Thank you for your reply Rob. Unfortunately, we're an older group of people and a lot won't have Facebook. Otherwise it would be a great idea.
     
  6. gail

    gail Member

    Is it easy to edit the phrases or do I need a developer to do it?
     
  7. Jake B.

    Jake B. Well-Known Member

    Appearance -> Phrases in your admin panel. If you need to find a specific one Appearance -> Search Phrases
     
  8. gail

    gail Member

    Thank you Jake!
     
  9. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    To clarify, is this a pre-sales enquiry, or does it relate to your existing XF installation?
     
  10. gail

    gail Member

    Hello Brogan. This is a pre-sales inquiry.
     
  11. gail

    gail Member

    I'm curious to know why you asked. Does it make a difference in some way? Thank you
     
  12. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Your original query and follow ups were worded in such a way to suggest you were referring to an/your existing XF installation, which would typically require it to be posted in the customer support forum.

    Hence why I was clarifying the situation.
     
  13. gail

    gail Member

    Aha - I understand now. Thank you.
     

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