Users with no names

Idea created by wt0069224 on Jul 30, 2018
    Under review

    We have about 2000 users in Learn that have a first name of '.' because Blackboard doesn't allow a null first or last name field.


    Every time they glance at the navigation bar, they see their name '. Smith', and occasionally we get complaints about it.


    Would it be possible to make those fields optional? Would it be possible to add a 'Preferred Name' for places where the system needs to address them by name?


    It's 2018, and this post was written 8 years ago:

    Falsehoods Programmers Believe About Names | Kalzumeus Software


    Learn violates points 5 and 20 quite egregiously.

    Product Version (if applicable):