Why enter e-mail twice?

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NetRolller 3D
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Why enter e-mail twice?

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(Sorry for posting it here, but there seems to be no place to post this, as this isn't a bug report, but also not a general topic. This is supposed to be a suggestion. Move this to where it belongs, as I couldn't find a place for suggestions.)
Why do we require users to enter their e-mail address twice? The e-mail field is visible, so no need for password-style double entering. (Don't be IPB's puppet, do things the obvious way instead.) Possibly we should go back to one password field.
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Presumably because people DO get it wrong sometimes. One typo and you won't get any email from the site. Makes sense to confirm that the admin has their email correct.
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And I'm not sure what IPB has to do with e-mail address confirmation, which is a widely used procedure throughout the Internet. Maybe we're missing something?
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Mistype = you can't get to your account.

Personally, it annoys me (so ctrl+a, ctrl+c, tab, ctrl+v is used when confronted with such a form), but I see the reason for it.
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the_dan wrote:Mistype = you can't get to your account.

Personally, it annoys me (so ctrl+a, ctrl+c, tab, ctrl+v is used when confronted with such a form), but I see the reason for it.
Anyway 99.9% of people do Copy-Paste for this field and if they are mistaken – it's their problem. 90% of people have this field auto-populated with correct e-mail address. Why do we make things complex?
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