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Re: A new user management tool



On Thu, 2008-05-22 at 16:09 -0400, seth vidal wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-05-22 at 15:39 -0400, Will Woods wrote:
> > On Thu, 2008-05-22 at 15:32 -0300, Steven Garrity wrote:
> > > Matthias Clasen wrote:
> > > > Comments are welcome. Please note the section on target audience and use
> > > > cases.
> > 
> > > Maybe even auto-generate the Short Name if the field is empty when Name 
> > > is entered? Turn "Ed Jones" into "edjones", etc.?
> > 
> > It's already in the design document, at the bottom of page 3:
> > 
> > "The tool then generates a Unix username from the full name and prefills
> > the Short Name field. There was some idea to define a set of rules for
> > this (e.g. Matthias Clasen→mclasen or Jon McCann→jonm) and update the
> > currently used rule based on the corrections that are made to the
> > pregenerated username."
> > 
> 
> Umm, is the above really a problem we need to solve? Is there a great
> problem with people being able to create usernames?

There is no problem being solved here, just a tiny bit of smart
convenience added. You can still specify a username yourself if you
like.


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