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I'm the only backend developer for a Drupal site and we seldom encounter technical difficulties. The last one was with an AJAX call and to resolve that, I suggested we switch to realname from username; and he rejected it, claiming that might affect the site badly. How true is that? We have 100~ users.

  • On average, how frequently do your users login (daily, weekly)? How long have they been using this Drupal system (weeks, months, years)? Requiring them to login with their real name rather than username would most likely break the convention that they use on most other sites they frequently access. – Andy Aug 15 '15 at 17:37
  • No no, I meant switching to registering with realname. – Tolga Ozses Aug 15 '15 at 17:39
  • Ok. If you switched to real name, would existing users still login with their username, or would they have to use real name moving forward? Would new users never need to create a username/login with username? – Andy Aug 15 '15 at 17:45
  • Old users with username, new ones with realname – Tolga Ozses Aug 15 '15 at 17:46
  • Im curious as to what problem usernames have with AJAX that realnames could fix, I feel like there must be a better solution. – DasBeasto Aug 15 '15 at 17:47
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Thanks to everyone who commented. I ended up injecting the same javascript which had stopped working, to the page.

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