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Troll Abuse Prevention: Forbid duplicate "Full Name" (fullname)?

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    3sixty
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    @3sixty

    Hi guys – there is some concern among my user base that the Buddypress “Full Name” system is too easy to abuse and too prone to “shenanigans”. In particular, an unlimited number of users can have the same username. So you can have 15 “John Smiths”, or 1 troll who decides to be malicious by changing his name to John Smith in order to harass an existing “John Smith” user.

    With that in mind, is there any easy way to:

    1. Prevent/forbid duplicate “Full Names”, and /or

    2. “Lock” full names so that they can only be changed by request (or that only certain users can change it)?

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