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Opened 14 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

Last modified 3 months ago

#5787 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Update registered user data in their comments when profile is updated

Reported by: fitztrev Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Comments Keywords: has-patch
Focuses: Cc:

Description

When a user leaves a comment, their display name, email, and homepage are saved to the database table. When editing their profile, the changes will only be applied to future comments--none of their past comments are updated with the new info.

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Change History (8)

#1 @lloydbudd
14 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 2.5 to 2.6

I'm not confident that the current behavior is not undesirable. Changes to the display name and homepage could be abused.

#2 @fitztrev
14 years ago

  • Summary changed from Update user info in comments on profile changes to Update registered user data in their comments when profile is updated

I'm not confident that the current behavior is not undesirable.

Had to read that one more than a few times to make sense of it. Not sure if I still do, but...

I don't see what's undesirable about a registered user wanting to update their comment info when they change their profile. I would want my name to be consistent throughout the site. The new email address would be important for plugins like "Notify me of further comments." And if I change domains, all my imported would comments still contain my old url.

There would be less confusion all around--for visitors and users.

#3 follow-up: @lloydbudd
14 years ago

fitztrev, what you didn't like my double negative? ;-) My 1st assumption is generally that things are done purposefully -- that is often later demonstrated to be incorrect.

I think I like the proposed behavior, but lets see if we can get some +1.

I also like to try to document any potential problems:

  • Previously approved comments are changed without admin notification/approval.
  • Discussions on a post are often are in the context of "@display_name"
  • An upset or spammy person could abuse it.

Isn't compatible with WP Mu.

#4 @fitztrev
14 years ago

Ok, that makes sense. I think it could at least be pluggable so this behavior can be possible via plugins, though.

#5 @mrgreen
14 years ago

This is exactly what I'm looking for! It doesn't make sense at all to me that the user info would not automatically be updated. I'm interested in how this can be made into a plugin or in how I can pull updated info for the comment author to display in my theme.

I apologize if this is not the correct place to comment about this, but I can't find any information on this feature anywhere else.

#6 in reply to: ↑ 3 @Denis-de-Bernardy
13 years ago

Replying to lloydbudd:

I also like to try to document any potential problems:

  • Previously approved comments are changed without admin notification/approval.
  • Discussions on a post are often are in the context of "@display_name"
  • An upset or spammy person could abuse it.

Isn't compatible with WP Mu.

Agreed 100%. Suggesting wontfix, personally.

#7 @Denis-de-Bernardy
12 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Comments
  • Milestone 2.9 deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed
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