[p2pu-dev] Real name or username

Dan Diebolt dandiebolt at gmail.com
Wed Feb 16 15:21:54 UTC 2011

> ... user real names for people's identities ...

It isn't quite that simple as about 10% of members in my course did not
reveal their first or last name during registration whereas everyone
registered has a "username" (or "handle" as I have previously called it)
that they cannot hide. But there are problems with using this username as a
primary identifier because the P2PU platform uses alternate versions of it
when it appears as part of a url. Various substitutions, case changing, and
dropping of special characters occurs as this random members demonstrates:

cyberpunk.kg (look at period)

It may seem a bit institutional and not to the liking of some in this
community but assigning everyone an fixed length identifier (*ponder "Number
of his name"*) and prominently displaying it on a profile might be a
practical solution.

On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 9:02 AM, George Ziady <george at springfisher.com>wrote:

> Perfect, thanks Philipp - we'll use the Real name wherever possible then.
> Cheers,
> George
> On 16/02/2011 15:51, Philipp Schmidt wrote:
>> We had a long discussion about the value of using "real" names a few
>> months ago. I don't want to rehash all of it, but we decided that
>> preference should be B (real name), and A used in case B is not
>> specified. P
>> On 16 February 2011 15:48, George Ziady<george at springfisher.com>  wrote:
>>> A task has been created to improve the consistency in the use of people's
>>> identities (http://tracker.p2pu.org/website/node/376).
>>> I'd like to confirm which should be the preferred method to use (wherever
>>> possible).
>>>    A - the username (e.g. georgez)
>>>    B - the user's real name (e.g. George Ziady)
>>> An example of the current mixture in styles can be seen on this page:
>>> http://p2pu.org/general/course-design-orientation .
>>> Regards,
>>> George
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