Re: Is it possible to create a Community where people can use thier real names ?
I agree that something so obvious shouldn’t be that hard. I have only been using BP/MU for 3 months and WordPress for over 3 years, and the first couple of sites that I built, the username thing didn’t bother me, I assumed it was a setting or something that I overlooked. it was only while attempting to build an actual real world community that I noticed the limitation…and then searching around saw that this wasn’t something I was doing wrong…it’s the way it’s designed and that was really surprising.
IF you just look at it’s basic description:
“BuddyPress.org: Social networking in a box. Build a social network for your company, school, sports team “
..those are all instances where you would need an accurate listing of people by their names. I naturally assumed that it was configured to be used as such. I never dreamed that it wasn’t. How would you use this for a company if you need to know the employees usernames to find them in the directory? That’s not very useful.
I guess I will have to find a developer so that I can use this in a real world application. I guess not enough people see this as a major flaw to do anything about.
It just seems so simple, and so obvious, I can’t believe it goes ignored.