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Lack of Interest Login by email and *real name*

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Rodrigo Farcas, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. Rodrigo Farcas

    Rodrigo Farcas Active Member

    2 important features

    1. Allow login by USER or EMAIL

    2. Allow a "real name" feature, where a Username consists of:

    username = first name + last name

    This is really cool for trusted communities.

    And it has impressive effects on SEO.
  2. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    The user could just register with his/her name and as for the login by email, isn't that already a feature. It says enter your username OR email so im guess that's what it's for?
  3. Rodrigo Farcas

    Rodrigo Farcas Active Member

    Its not the same to just use username. Real name means 2 input boxes for creating the user name: first name = field 1, last name = field 2: username = field1 + field2, everywhere shown on the site.
  4. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    Why would you want to make things that complicated in the stock code? It sounds like a specialized need to me.
  5. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    Ah but what would be the real advantage to that, couldn't we already tell what is the first and last name by looking at it?
  6. Rodrigo Farcas

    Rodrigo Farcas Active Member

    Trusted communities are growing fast. The best example: Facebook, Linkedin, etc.

    I mean it should be an option to ask for both first and last time AND show that instead of username through all the places.

    Can't be done without a special mod in other softwares.
  7. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    A mod sounds great to me.
  8. Erik

    Erik Well-Known Member

    This could be done pretty easily with some template modifications on the signup page, and a quick edit to the processing code (or use a hook). As you said:
    $username $firstname.' '.$lastname;
    Their real name would in reality still be just their username, but assuming they can't change their username just setting it up at signup like this would work fine. :)
  9. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    As long as it's an option.

    I don't use my real name on forums and don't want to.
  10. Disjunto

    Disjunto Well-Known Member

    a user's real name can't be used as an identifier, it's not guaranteed to be unique. forcing a user to use "Real Name 2" in a community is not a good idea ;)
    Nix likes this.
  11. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    Usernames are unique. Real names are often not. That's why usernames or emails are used as a means to log into places, not something as common as a real name. Even Facebook uses emails to log in, not real names.
  12. Rodrigo Farcas

    Rodrigo Farcas Active Member

    Username can be Real Name AND allow you to login by email.
    That's how Facebook works.

    I'm only saying the XF can have the ability to do that.
  13. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    If your real name is your username, it's still a username, and it's unique to you.
  14. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

    This would fall apart pretty quickly when you get to cultures which use a scheme other than First Name and Last Name for people's names. :) Some cultures have multiple last names, in some cultures the last name comes first, and a dozen other variants.
    Forsaken likes this.
  15. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    My full name consists of 7, but I shorten it down to 2-3 depending on where I'm at (Which side of the family mainly).
  16. Ahmed

    Ahmed Well-Known Member

    Seems as a good idea, but it needs a little makeup ;)
  17. Erik

    Erik Well-Known Member

    What happens if a person wants to register but someone on the forum with their real name is already registered? They'd be kind of screwed...
  18. Ahmed

    Ahmed Well-Known Member


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