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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-4633

Profiles requires entry in Description field

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 1.5.3
    • Fix Version/s: 1.9.12, 2.0.3
    • Component/s: Administration
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    • Environment:
      All
    • Database:
      MySQL
    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_15_STABLE
    • Fixed Branches:
      MOODLE_19_STABLE, MOODLE_20_STABLE

      Description

      A constant annoyance in moodle is the fact that a students cannot make minor changes in the profile (like a change to the email address) without being forced to write something in the Description field. In other words, moodle won't let a student save the profile unless the student has filled in something in the Description box.

      It doesn't make any sense to force users to have to fill in a description as long as they can circumvent it by entering a dummy character, like a hyphen. As an administrator,it is annoying to have to keep explaining to users that the reason they can't save the profile is that they didn't enter a description.

      Please allow users to save the profile without having to enter a description of themselves in the profile.

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                  Fix Release Date:
                  5/May/11