"Name" field in Forum Profile and privacy

Just a quick heads-up:

If you open your Profile->Preferences here on this forum, you will see the option to put your “Name” (with a hint to use “your full name”).

It’s not immediately clear where this Name will show up, but I have seen it being used e.g. in the Email Notification to other users. This may not be what you want.

So if you are concerned about your privacy in this regard, think about which name you enter in that field.


Entering only the first name in this field is accepted, also re-entering the nickname is possible, so I see no problem with privacy. Anyhow, thanks for the hint.

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