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     Post subject: Real Names on forum posts
    PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:33 pm 
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    Hey CO.... Can we get real names turned on? With so many new people it would be nice to get real names associated with forum handles same as on the legion forum. I know it was on here for a time.

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     Post subject: Re: Real Names on forum posts
    PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:07 am 
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     Post subject: Re: Real Names on forum posts
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     Post subject: Re: Real Names on forum posts
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    I'll see what can be done about it. One reason that feature is turned off is for privacy; some people don't like their real names displayed under board name.

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     Post subject: Re: Real Names on forum posts
    PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:20 am 
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    Displaying real names should be completely up to the user. If they dont want to display their name we shouldnt force them into doing so.


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     Post subject: Re: Real Names on forum posts
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    I think since there is the option to have first names visible, we should keep it like it is. As others have mentioned, its a bit of a privacy concern. there is the option to add your real life name to your signature as well. That could be useful, I think. For now, I'd vote to keep it optional, but I'm willing to entertain other ideas!

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     Post subject: Re: Real Names on forum posts
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    crzley wrote:
    Displaying real names should be completely up to the user. If they dont want to display their name we shouldnt force them into doing so.



    [quote="darth_ana" there is the option to add your real life name to your signature as well. That could be useful, I think. [/quote]

    Both excellent points and a good compromise. One can also sign their posts with their real name if they want to.

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    (^^^ like that, and for good measure, I added my real name to my siggy)

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     Post subject: Re: Real Names on forum posts
    PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:25 pm 
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    Idaho Droid wrote:
    Hey CO.... Can we get real names turned on? With so many new people it would be nice to get real names associated with forum handles same as on the legion forum. I know it was on here for a time.


    Actually, I think it's always been set to viewed ONLY by admins/moderators. I don't remember ever having it turned on for all users.

    I've come up with a solution. I've added a field to the user profiles for a publicly displayed name. If you want your name displayed next to your posts, go to your profile and enter it. If you don't, leave it blank. This gives each user control over whether their name is displayed. I'll make a separate post with screenshots etc.

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