Last modified: 2006-10-30 03:00:27 UTC

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Bug 7678 - Show friendly account information
Show friendly account information
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
User login and signup (Other open bugs)
PC Windows XP
: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-10-24 13:25 UTC by Ronald van Puijenbroek
Modified: 2006-10-30 03:00 UTC (History)
0 users

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Ronald van Puijenbroek 2006-10-24 13:25:15 UTC
When I create an account I have to fill in both my e-mailaddress and my real name. My assumption 
would be that my real name is actually used to show who I am. This appears not to be the case. When 
I login and I look at the top of the screen MediaWiki shows my e-mailaddress / login name rather 
than my real name.

Can you change this to show my real name or remove the possibility to enter my real name if nothing 
is done with it? Option 1, showing my real name, is preferable.

Kind regards,

Ronald van Puijenbroek
Comment 1 Rob Church 2006-10-30 03:00:27 UTC
On Wikipedia and other Wikimedia web sites, MediaWiki's "real name" preference
stuff is switched off. On other wikis, one or more options can be enabled which
allow users to set their real names in preferences, causing these to be used for
attribution of edits, etc.

Set the $wgAllowRealName option, documented (or not) at, to toggle this.

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