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> FWIW when I post it's using my username rather than my display name.

We discussed this over on the Fossil project forum.

[One argument from drh][1] is that it's a potential privacy problem to use the display name on public web pages. (Thus the argument doesn't apply in email alerts, where the recipient's display name is used.)

Another, which I fail to find by searching, is that looking up the Display Name requires an extra DB hit. The user name is part of the forum post artifact, thus is "free" to the code generating the HTML for this page, whereas the Display Name requires indexing the `user` table by that name.

[1]: https://fossil-scm.org/forum/forumpost/cd3c0f5044a60d