moderated Re: Member Data Improvements request #suggestion


Jeremy H
 

Ah yes - see https://shinesolutions.com/2018/01/08/falsehoods-programmers-believe-about-names-with-examples/ (based on https://www.kalzumeus.com/2010/06/17/falsehoods-programmers-believe-about-names/ ), https://blog.jgc.org/2010/06/your-last-name-contains-invalid.html or https://www.w3.org/International/questions/qa-personal-names. Or the discussion in https://developers.slashdot.org/story/10/06/17/2347257/falsehoods-programmers-believe-about-names .

Or the somebody's struggle with (IIRC) Hawaii DOT - they wanted her full legal name - she said it has 39 letters, your system will only accept 38...

So - if a group does have a requirement like this - I would go with Duane's idea of extra, group definable, fields. And a group wanting to make them mandatory will have a group management issue as to how it does so.
I think that's the only thing we can reasonably ask Mark to implement.

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