[OSGeo-Discuss] OSGeo Userid registration - Full Name and Surname ?

Sandro Santilli strk at keybit.net
Tue May 17 03:08:57 PDT 2016

It looks like being a common issue:

How about just dropping one of the fields ?


On Tue, May 17, 2016 at 12:01:13PM +0200, Sandro Santilli wrote:
> I'm wondering why do we ask for "Full Name" and "Surname"
> in the user registration form. I find it confusing, and a
> quick look at the LDAP database shows it's not just me:
> about half the registered users put the "given name" in the
> "Full Name" field.
> Some users also have a registered "givenName" field, while
> others do not.
> So, which way is the correct way ?
> I could improve the form by giving instructions, but I need
> those instructions myself ...
> --strk;

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