Madhu, The problem with this is ... Not all user's in the DB have provided their real name .. it wasn't a must enter field .. I don't think it is now either. http://evolt.org/user/index.html?action=signup (need to be logged out, I think?) Looking at the signup page, only First Name is required... now. However, there are a lot of UserId's that don't have the name listed at all... If you do a search for "Mike" (must be logged in to perform user search) .. you'll several without names listed at all. The long and short of it is, only the User's ID is the consistent piece of information we can be guaranteed will exist. Keep in mind, I'm talking about displaying the name along with the user name on the article page .. not at all taking into consideration what the future might mean with Member pages, etc. HTH Michele ----- Original Message ----- From: "Madhu Menon" <webguru at vsnl.net> | I'm thinking: for starters, would it be possible to list the writer's | *name* along with the user name on the article page? This info is already | in the db, and you'll only have to modify the SQL query a bit to return | that too.