User name optional/required


(Ewa Śliwińska) #1

Hello,

this post is about registering here, on forum.
In registration form there is a field “real name” and it says it’s optional, why when I don’t want to type my real name, I can’t register and there is an error message about this, that the name is required.


(Nicolas Bontoux) #2

Hi Ewa,

Did you happen to capture a screenshot where that optional is mentioned ? I can’t see right there:

Note that this instance runs on Discourse official releases, so in case it’s a bug/glitch on Discourse side we won’t be able to address it directly.


(Ewa Śliwińska) #3

No. This was during registering using Google Account.
You can remove my account from here and I will try to register again and capture a screenshot this time :wink:

I know. But I also used another Discourse forum (not sure based on which version), and I could register without full name.


(Nicolas Bontoux) #4

Discourse provides a setting for that actually, and I can confirm that this specific instance requires a full name to be provided.

Thanks for clarifying that it was via Google provider, probably a glitch in the Google oAuth module then, not taking into account that this field can be required if configured so.