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

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Tue May 17 07:47:53 PDT 2016


It was a direct transcription of the fields in LDAP.  No harm in
changing it I imagine.

Best regards,

On Tue, May 17, 2016 at 3:08 AM, Sandro Santilli <strk at keybit.net> wrote:
> It looks like being a common issue:
> https://github.com/nijel/weblate/issues/812
> How about just dropping one of the fields ?
> --strk;
> 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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