moderated Re: Member Directory Search fails if member name is an email address #bug

Terry Slattery <tcs@...>

If Display Name is not set, would the member not appear in the Directory? If that's the case, what name would be displayed in a posting by that member?

The current mechanism uses the email frag as a proxy for the Display Name for some functions, like the name in a posting and in the Directory if manually searched. It came up because I was going to recommend that Member1 search for Member2 to send a private email instead of asking on the list. Member2 only had an email frag for the Display Name, which wouldn't match in a search, but could be found by manually paging through the Directory. Thus, the email frag is not truly hidden, creating inconsistency and false security for anyone who thought that not setting a Display Name would keep them hidden.

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