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Feature #2325

Profile should have separate fields for first/last names

Added by local admin over 6 years ago. Updated over 3 years ago.

Status:
Assigned
Priority name:
Low
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Category name:
BuddyPress (misc)
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Start date:
2012-12-03
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Description

Hi,
I've noticed a quirk of the Commons that I wanted to bring to your attention--the Profile page doesn't allow for double names. This is because it asks for "Full Name" rather than first and last name, and so a space in a double name automatically registers the first word as the first name.

I've solved this by just using A.L. McMichael (which is the byline I use for publishing, anyway), but since the Commons in a Box is now public, I thought you and the Commons team might be getting inquiries about this, particularly since a person's full name on the Commons shows up as their byline on Commons blogs.

Thanks!
Alice Lynn McMichael


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History

#1 Updated by Matt Gold over 6 years ago

  • Category name set to BuddyPress (misc)
  • Status changed from New to Assigned
  • Assignee set to Boone Gorges

#2 Updated by Boone Gorges over 6 years ago

  • Target version set to Future release
  • Severity set to Low impact

Thanks for the report, Alice. Can you be clearer what you mean when you say that the page "doesn't allow for" these kinds of names? It's possible to enter the names into field, right? I think you mean that, after entering these names, some incorrect assumptions are made elsewhere in the interface about what your first name is. Can you be specific about where these places in the interface are?

#3 Updated by Alice.Lynn McMichael about 6 years ago

Hi, Boone.
Sorry, I forgot about this thread for a while.
What I meant is that the box on the profile just asks for "name," not first name and last name separately. So my entire name is Alice Lynn McMichael and the commons calls me "Alice." But my first name is actually "Alice Lynn," (two words, one name) and my surname is McMichael. A better example might be a more normal double first name like "Mary Jane" Smith or "Mary Alice" Jones wherein a double first name consists of two separate words.

Essentially, it's an issue of the interface assuming that first word is equivalent to the first name. I hope that clears it up a bit.

Thanks,
Alice Lynn

#4 Updated by Boone Gorges over 3 years ago

  • Subject changed from Commons profile to Profile should have separate fields for first/last names

#5 Updated by Boone Gorges over 2 years ago

  • Blocks Feature #6677: Launching Discussion of Group Forum Emails added

#6 Updated by Boone Gorges almost 2 years ago

  • Related to Feature #6677: Launching Discussion of Group Forum Emails added

#7 Updated by Boone Gorges almost 2 years ago

  • Blocks deleted (Feature #6677: Launching Discussion of Group Forum Emails)

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