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Opened 14 months ago

Last modified 3 weeks ago

#4644 new task

User profiles: Make sure all users have a displayname defined

Reported by: tobifjellner Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: Profiles Keywords: reporter-feedback
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Description

As far as I know, nowadays the system doesn't allow a user to clear out the displayname, but some profiles on wp-org don't have any displayname defined.

In some views this makes it harder to see the username of someone who has posted or commented.

I suggest that someone, as a one-time action, should search for all user profiles that have an empty displayname, and set it to the username.

Change History (4)

#1 @dd32
14 months ago

For reference, on WordPress.org there's over 600,000 users who don't have a display_name set (out of 17+ million - user ID's aren't secret).

While it looks like it's the earlier users, there's a registered user as recently as 2019-07-23 who has a blank display name, although that just looks like because the HTML junk added to their Name field probably sanitized out to a blank string.

#2 @coffee2code
2 months ago

  • Keywords reporter-feedback added

In some views this makes it harder to see the username of someone who has posted or commented.

@tobifjellner: Can you provide an example of this happening in a view?

#3 @tobifjellner
2 months ago

@coffee2code I will, next time I stumble upon one such profile. (whenever I see one, I usually ask someone to fix that profile.)

#4 @dd32
3 weeks ago

In 10238:

Add a MU plugin to fill in users empty display_name fields when possible.

Some users on WordPress.org have empty display_name fields due to bugs in sanitization of user profile saving.

Fixes #5416.
See #4644.

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