[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #1151: User profile page output should include username

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#1151: User profile page output should include username
  Reporter:  McGuive7     |      Owner:
      Type:  enhancement  |     Status:  new
  Priority:  normal       |  Component:  Profiles
Resolution:               |   Keywords:  needs-patch

Comment (by coffee2code):

 Also bear in mind that username (aka user_nicename aka user slug) is not
 the same as user login, though it is for the majority.

 In the case of the aforementioned #1150 (despite it ultimately being a
 caching issue), if you wanted to add a user as a committer to a plugin,
 you'd actually need to know their user login and not their nicename. An
 argument could be made for it to take either, but that's a separate issue.

 So, considerations:

 * Logins can contain spaces, so prepending the @ symbol does't quite work
 (e.g. "@A J Williams")
 * Logins can match the user's actual display name, so that might look
 weird to have their name appear twice back-to-back (this could be the case
 even if we show nicenames), e.g.

   '''A J Williams'''
   A J Williams

 Offhand I'm not sure where else user login needs to be known, so the
 committers form might be an exception that warrants changing (as well as
 any other place that may also be the case). At which point, we could
 continue pursuing this proposal for user_nicename.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/1151#comment:4>
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