submitted 2 months ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

Title pretty much says it all.

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[-] [email protected] 2 points 2 months ago

Maybe their display name isn't the same as their login, which is what the search looks for, so it doesn't show up when looking for their display name.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 2 months ago

There's an option to set a display name in the settings.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 2 months ago

I don’t see that option anywhere.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 2 months ago

Go to this page and search for "displayname"

[-] [email protected] 1 points 2 months ago

I’m asking about other people’s names, not my own. When I search for other people- it’s says they don’t exist. Yet they do where I can see their comments.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 2 months ago

I believe they're taking about in your own profile, you can set your display name to be different from your username. For instance, my username is AFKBRBChocolate, but I have it set to display with spaces. If you click on the username in a post, it should show you what it really is.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

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 2 months ago

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

[-] [email protected] 2 points 2 months ago

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

[-] [email protected] 1 points 2 months ago

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

[-] [email protected] 2 points 2 months ago

Can you provide an actual example?

[-] [email protected] 2 points 2 months ago
[-] [email protected] 2 points 2 months ago

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 2 months ago

So it only searches without my own instance?

[-] [email protected] 2 points 2 months ago

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 2 months ago* (last edited 2 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 2 months ago* (last edited 2 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 2 months ago

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 2 months ago* (last edited 2 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!

[-] [email protected] 4 points 2 months ago

When you type in the search field the text populates in the 'GOTO user' option, selecting that seems to work...

this post was submitted on 13 Apr 2024
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