[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #2540: "Nickname" when adding new users is confusing

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Tue Mar 7 06:05:17 GMT 2006

#2540: "Nickname" when adding new users is confusing
       Id:  2540            |      Status:  new                     
Component:  Administration  |    Modified:  Tue Mar  7 06:05:17 2006
 Severity:  trivial         |   Milestone:  2.1                     
 Priority:  normal          |     Version:  2.0.1                   
    Owner:  anonymous       |    Reporter:  markjaquith             
 When you add WP users from within WP, the username is called "Nickname."
 When users self-register, it is properly called "Username."  It isn't
 clear that "Nickname" is actually a username.  People are inclined to put
 a long, capitalized, even spaced name in "Nickname" because they don't
 realize that this is the username they're going to have to remember and
 type verbatim in order to be able to log in.

 Recommend changing this to "Username" to be consistent and clear.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/2540>
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