i'm trying to simplify the way we store and display everyone's name on the site. for example, the nickname for my profile is 'babyjesus', my first-name is 'mike' and my last-name is 'hedlund'.
we have an overly complicated procedure that we use to figure out what name to display above everyone's photo on the site, and the name to display at the top of the public profile page for each member.
to simplify this, starting today *ONLY* your 'nickname' will be displayed above your photo everywhere on the site. if you don't have a nickname set in your profile, then your user id will be displayed. so, if you start showing up as a number-- simply go to your profile settings
page and enter whatever you want in the nickname field.
public profile pages will also be modified so that only the nickname (or user id if you don't have a nickname setup on your profile) will be displayed at the top of the page. there will be a 'Name' column above your status/rank in the center of the profile where you first/last name is displayed.
hope everyone had a good labor day. time to get back to drinking... err work! :-)