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[–] [email protected] 5 points 3 months ago* (last edited 3 months ago) (2 children)

Looking at this from Voyager you have no custom name displayed, it is just “[email protected]“. My guess is that voyager doesn't show those, same as with profile pictures.

[–] [email protected] 1 points 3 months ago (1 children)

So how would one know what someone’s actual user name is?

[–] [email protected] 2 points 3 months ago (1 children)

Pretty sure we always see the actual user name, but not the custom nicknames.

[–] [email protected] 1 points 3 months ago (2 children)

Nope. Because when I try and search most people, it says they don’t exist.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 3 months ago (1 children)

Can you provide an actual example?

[–] [email protected] 2 points 3 months ago (1 children)
[–] [email protected] 2 points 3 months ago (1 children)

I don't have an account on lemm.ee, so that is why it likely does not come up. Not sure how to expand search within servers federated with your instance in voyager.

[–] [email protected] 2 points 3 months ago (1 children)

So it only searches without my own instance?

[–] [email protected] 2 points 3 months ago (1 children)

You have to put the instance name if you want to search for a user. I just did the same search on voyager for [email protected] and it went straight to their profile.

Otherwise yeah, the search probably defaults to only users on your server.

[–] [email protected] 0 points 3 months ago* (last edited 3 months ago)

@[email protected] has the right of it. @[email protected], to search for a user not on your instance, you have search for 'username@instancedomain'. If you only search the username, it will search only in your local instance.

Edit : but when trying to tag somebody, it is able to search through other instances so maybe there is a way to implement the same technique to the search section.

Edit 2 : all my points above are for specifically how voyager behaves not how lemmyui and other clients do.

[–] [email protected] 1 points 3 months ago* (last edited 3 months ago)

Perhaps its a federation issue?

I doubt it is the nickname feature since according to the person who ~~first brought up the feature~~ responded to the first person bringing it up their chosen nickname is different from what I can see, which is their actual account name. Refer to the according comments further up

[–] [email protected] 4 points 3 months ago (1 children)

Oh, could be. I got here sorting by new, and I'm not a Voyager user, but I thought I had some insight. Maybe I don't - apologies for the detour.

[–] [email protected] 3 points 3 months ago* (last edited 3 months ago)

Please don't apologize for wanting to be helpful! At least I learned about a new feature that is essentially hidden from me as a mobile only user. Good to know!