I know it’s pretty early in our transition from mailing list to forums, so not everybody had a chance to get hold of their staged accounts and had a chance to consolidate multiple accounts, but I’m a bit confused by few Apple developers using default staging accounts with usernames like @Firstname_Lastname and not their Github usernames.
If I understand the process correctly, you can have your multiple accounts merged by @forum_admins, but the @ references to old name in posts will point nowhere. So I guess its better to fix this sooner than later…
Do you think it is a good idea to use same usernames here as on Github, so that we don’t have to mentally juggle between them? Or should we deliberately have a Firstname_Lastname convention in the forums?
I’ve seen that may people seem to have their real names next to their username, while some (such as me) don’t have this. What’s the difference between the two? Does it mean that I haven’t merged some account?
I didn’t mean to imply a mandate. I just thought it would be a useful convention, especially for participants in the Development category, since we are interacting on both platforms when it comes to writing code.
Just tried this and it didn’t seem to change anything. After removing my name it disappeared from my profile, and re-adding it made it show up again, but it’s still not showing up in comments. Interestingly, this seems to affect you as well, since your name isn’t displaying either.