Simple Chat Not Respecting "Show Usernames" Checkbox


I wasn't sure if this should be labeled a bug or a feature request, as it's something that is "normal" in Official, but doesn't operate as one would expect, and has been corrected in at least one other TPV.

Enable "Simple Chat."

Under general preferences, enable only usernames. You will see:
[12:54] Inhandra Birdsong: aaaa

Enable display names and user names, you will see:
[12:54] Inhandra Kindle (inhandra.birdsong): aaaaa

Disable "usernames" so only display names should show:
[12:54] Inhandra Kindle (inhandra.birdsong): aaaa

Usernames continuing to persist here is an unexpected behavior due to the fact disabling username viewing for "normal"/default AND console/irssi chat actually will hide the username, but not for simplechat. In the aforementioned TPV, the username was added to the "Learn more about this resident" hovertip for a resident's clickable name and would be a suggestion in helping improve simplechat.

(Edited to stop a weird hotlinking for the chat examples.)


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Ash Qin
September 6, 2013, 6:11 PM

Should be resolved in latest releases.

Sahkolihaa Contepomi
August 24, 2012, 7:18 AM

Repro's here.

Inhandra Birdsong
August 23, 2012, 8:29 PM

A friend who I convinced to try Exodus recently also just reminded me that using emotes in chat windows always results in the username being displayed, rather than the display.

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