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Customizing SMF => SMF Coding Discussion => Topic started by: Aquilo on March 28, 2004, 05:15:10 PM

Title: realName in profile?
Post by: Aquilo on March 28, 2004, 05:15:10 PM
Why is it at the top of member profile it shows realName not memberName? I always wondered why it was like that and why there are two settings so similar and since realName is used for logging in to the account why show it, shouldn't it be hidden since memberName is used everywhere as the users username?

I don't know how hard it would be to brut force an account on an SMF board but showing realName to the public makes it one step easer!
Title: Re: realName in profile?
Post by: [Unknown] on March 28, 2004, 05:46:15 PM
You've got them backwards :P.

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Title: Re: realName in profile?
Post by: Ben_S on March 28, 2004, 06:32:44 PM
If it doesn't show the real name anywhere, it makes it impossible to work out who a users is when they keep on changing their name, please keep the username displayed in the profile.
Title: Re: realName in profile?
Post by: Aquilo on March 28, 2004, 07:26:34 PM
 
You've got them backwards :P.

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sorry about that you know what I mean! :D

Ben how hard is it to hack into the account Ben_s? easyer since I know the login word is Scotty_B! I know it would be time consuming trying to get into an account, if you piss someone off and ban them from your site at least they don't have to figure out the login word right now only the password!

I think admins and global moderaters should still have this info but not everyone!
Title: Re: realName in profile?
Post by: Ben_S on March 29, 2004, 10:03:51 AM
True, but then on the other hand virtually every other forum software only has a username, not a display name as well.
Title: Re: realName in profile?
Post by: Chris Cromer on March 29, 2004, 10:52:35 AM
That is kind of stupid because alot of people have the same realName and memberName. ;)

So no point in doing this.
Title: Re: realName in profile?
Post by: orange on March 29, 2004, 02:38:19 PM
Yes, please don't do this. Having the member name visible is essential for tracking those pesky users who decide to change their display name once a week.