Changing person/author names

Jeremy Kerr jk at
Tue Mar 22 11:27:28 AEDT 2016

Hi Alexandre,

> I have a feature request. I had a quick look at the code and I have to
> admit that I'm not quite sure how to achieve it :)
> Patches applied using pwclient will always use the first name that has
> been seen for a particular email address. While this is usually fine, It
> actually causes issues for people changing name without changing email
> addresses or people changing the capitalization of their name (less
> important though).

... and for folks that change names (I've had a few requests for that).

Yes, I think this is worthwhile.

> So I would prefer .save() to be called even if the email already exists
> in the database.

- provided that the Person does not have a patchwork account where the
name has previously been manually set; we'd probably need a boolean on
the profile model for that.



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