I know that this was discussed in the past, but in System Console, I’ve set my Mattermost 5.39.0 instance to display First/Last Names above user posts. However, it doesn’t seem to work, and users are still having to go to their local settings to set the displayed name to First/Last name.
Is there a way for the admin (me) to set First/Last name as the displayed name on posts, globally? I don’t mind that users can override the setting, but I’d like for it to be the initial default when they join.
Alternately, is there a way to expand the number of permitted characters in the nickname? What I really want is for users to be able to set their displayed name to rather long strings, but so far only the First and Last names seem to allow the number of characters some users require.