Sunday, March 4, 2012

Full names are not coming back

The baked plan that was mentioned in the mysecondlife - page of Rodvik Linden turns out to be some slight change in the appearance of the name:

As I promised if we couldn’t figure out a way that was a win/win for folks who want complete freedom vs. a list of last names, we wouldn’t do it. We couldn’t, so we wont.

However what we will be doing is adding in at least one and maybe more special characters like a dash when you signup so you can make a more normal looking name. So you can have “horatio-nelson” for example, which is impossible now. Work will begin on this as it slots into the task list.

Secondly we will be taking steps to remove more places where the dreaded "resident" last name appears inworld. If you have any places where you see it often that we might have missed it would be good to hear."
 The whole discussion came up because of a JIRA-entry, and the decision, to not bring them back, caused, "of course" some frustration. Which i do not understand really. Because, what do i miss?

We have usernames. No one cares anymore whether you are JaneDoe12312 or JohnDoe1231 because, you can change your name any time you so wish to for example "Jane Doe" or "Mr. John Doe" or to "Mickey the Mouse" or to whatever you want.

I did not even know that this Jira entry existed. What do i miss? 

1 comment:

  1. i don't really mind about "resident" names - i just wish that if someone has chosen a display name the - er - "registered" name was shown in really really small type and greyed out... it is still too visible. And it is especially distracting in chat sessions...i wish there was an option to turn it off when it appears in brackets all the time



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