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not sure why I did notice this before.
But the main page shows user names and not display names.
With the new converge that IPB is working on and the username then being change to the email address. Things like who created a cedi topic/post, or any thing that displays how posted or has the top score on some thing might be a bad thing.

Not only that but it does confuse some people. Like being asked who is so and so that shows up on the main page but I can not find them on the forum.

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Thanks for telling us about this. ocPortal doesn't work with a concept of display names – everything in the system talks about usernames. If IPB is going to change how it works so that effectively 'usernames' no longer exist in IPB, we'll have to consider changing things for a future version, however it would be awkward.


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ya hmm I did not mean to make things harder for you.
is there a way for now to get it to show the display name?

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I think it was originally set up this way for security reasons. If I remember right they first started putting display named in 2.1 but it was not in 2.0 or below.
The security behind it was to make it harder for some one to guess your username as it will not be showing any were on the site.

SMF also has display names and usernames at least they did when they were called yabb.
I am not sure about the other supported forums.

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is there a way for now to get it to show the display name?

We could do this, but the user interface would call that the 'Username', so it would make things more confusing in that way. There's also the risk of unforeseen bugs if we make sweeping changes, so unless things progress further from IPB, it's best we leave things as they are for now.


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ok I will figure it out my self so people are less confused.

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This is going to be hard. I was looking at the php files for the cedi so that I could find where it has the code for the username to hopefully be able to change the query to show correctly.
I think this would work with if commends so if I figure this out I will build a mod for it so people can still use IPB with ocPortal and not have confused members such as I have and a few other sites have.

I run http://otakuplayground.com and am hopping to make themes and other things for ocportal even though I no longer use it for otakuplayground.com I still love it and feel it could go far with the right help. It needs themes and needs people to advertise for it.
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Well for now I will just have it not display it at all until I can figure it out or you can.


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Update on this.

Welcome to IP.Board 2.3.0 Testing

We have applied IP.Board 2.3.0 to our company forums to begin testing the system under load. This new version of IP.Board contains:

    * New URL skin mapping - ability to apply a skin based on the URL a visitor is viewing
    * Bug Fixes
    * Performance Enhancements
    * Changes to better integrate with IP.Converge


The key focus on IP.Board 2.3.0 is performance improvement and of course we take advantage of every release to fix minor bugs discovered since the last release.

As most changes to the software are at a lower level, IP.Board 2.2 series skins will work on 2.3.0 without having to revert your skin templates. There are some bug fixes in some skin areas but unless you are experiencing problems there is no need to revert your skin templates. More details on what has changed in the skins and a complete list of fixed bugs will be available at release time. We expect most third-party modifications that worked on the 2.2 series will work with little if any changes in 2.3.0 version.

As per our usual release process, we will test IP.Board 2.3.0 here on our company forums until all upgrade issues are resolved, our beta testing group reports in, and our staff is comfortable with a public release. We expect this process to last one to two weeks.

More updates forthcoming. Thank you for your feedback.



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Hmm I just looked and the news shows it correctly.

I run http://otakuplayground.com and am hopping to make themes and other things for ocportal even though I no longer use it for otakuplayground.com I still love it and feel it could go far with the right help. It needs themes and needs people to advertise for it.
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