Alternative Display name to Login name?

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LordsWarrior
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Alternative Display name to Login name?

Post by LordsWarrior » Sat Dec 29, 2007 10:56 am

Hi

One of my users jsut asked this:
Most forums I have been in you can have a login name, and a forum nick name. I do not want people to be able to see my log in name, theirfor need a nickname.

In SMF forum they have 2 settings, that are:
Username: <myUserName>
Name: <myDisplayName>
This is the displayed name that people will see. (so my name displays as <myDisplayName> and not <myUserName>
Is that possible with standard phpBB3?

Cheers

-LW

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Re: Alternative Display name to Login name?

Post by karlsemple » Sat Dec 29, 2007 10:58 am

No, this is not a feature of phpBB3 :) you would need a mod of some kind.
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Re: Alternative Display name to Login name?

Post by Darkelarious » Sat Dec 29, 2007 11:17 am

LordsWarrior wrote:Hi

One of my users jsut asked this:
Most forums I have been in you can have a login name, and a forum nick name. I do not want people to be able to see my log in name, theirfor need a nickname.

In SMF forum they have 2 settings, that are:
Username: <myUserName>
Name: <myDisplayName>
This is the displayed name that people will see. (so my name displays as <myDisplayName> and not <myUserName>
Is that possible with standard phpBB3?

Cheers

-LW
You could add that though, by using the Custom Profile Field.
Have the <!--if custom profile field eq. customname --> something like that, you could replace the {S_USERNAME} with that, and it be the custom one.

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Re: Alternative Display name to Login name?

Post by z3frog » Wed Jan 30, 2008 1:16 pm

Darkelarious wrote: You could add that though, by using the Custom Profile Field.
Have the <!--if custom profile field eq. customname --> something like that, you could replace the {S_USERNAME} with that, and it be the custom one.
I think I understand what you mean, but where would {S_USERNAME} be found? And what do I replace it with... what is the custom profile field named?

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Re: Alternative Display name to Login name?

Post by poison77 » Thu Feb 28, 2008 3:03 pm

Hi,

We have the same problem in our company..
Did you find any solution for this?


Thanks,
David.

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Re: Alternative Display name to Login name?

Post by nianfong » Wed May 14, 2008 9:01 am

is anyone working on this mod?

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Re: Alternative Display name to Login name?

Post by justin2748 » Sun May 18, 2008 4:48 pm

z3frog wrote:
Darkelarious wrote: You could add that though, by using the Custom Profile Field.
Have the <!--if custom profile field eq. customname --> something like that, you could replace the {S_USERNAME} with that, and it be the custom one.
I think I understand what you mean, but where would {S_USERNAME} be found? And what do I replace it with... what is the custom profile field named?
I attempted this, and I must be doing it wrong, because on view post it is showing the currently logged in user's displayname not the posters display name. Where in the code does it store information into the database on posts? I have looked through all the files I thought dealt with posting and have not found it yet, if someone can point me to where the sql add code is for posting maybe I can get this to work and than post what I've done.

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Re: Alternative Display name to Login name?

Post by justin2748 » Wed May 21, 2008 10:56 am

bump

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Re: Alternative Display name to Login name?

Post by excalibur_ » Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:20 am

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Re: Alternative Display name to Login name?

Post by nouveau » Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:53 pm

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Re: Alternative Display name to Login name?

Post by Linda Carter » Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:22 pm

xceler8shun's MOD is great, too bad is not allowing duplicates. :)

I have suggested in other threads the possibility to allow two users sharing the same displayed name (clones), like the "Real Name MOD" from phpBB 2 was doing. There is also another good idea that I never saw available before - the ability for you to change the displayed name of others. So, even if the user B keeps changing his nickname dozen times, the user A will always see him as "user B". All the other users will see his modifications, if they didn't enabled this option.
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