[RFC|Merged] Delete "Confirm e-mail address"

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Re: [RFC] Delete "Confirm e-mail address" from registration

Post by imkingdavid » Thu Dec 15, 2011 12:52 am

Status? Personally I'm for removing the field, although I won't care too much if it is kept.
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Re: [RFC] Delete "Confirm e-mail address" from registration

Post by naderman » Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:44 am

We need a patch I guess.

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Re: [RFC] Delete "Confirm e-mail address" from registration

Post by imkingdavid » Thu Dec 15, 2011 1:34 pm

I didn't see a ticket (maybe I missed it) so I created a new one:
http://tracker.phpbb.com/browse/PHPBB3-10535
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Re: [RFC] Delete "Confirm e-mail address" from registration

Post by Danielx64 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 2:00 am

-1 for me.

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Re: [RFC] Delete "Confirm e-mail address" from registration

Post by XTF » Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:48 am

*Daniel wrote:-1 for me.
Why?

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Re: [RFC] Delete "Confirm e-mail address" from registration

Post by Danielx64 » Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:37 am

XTF wrote:
*Daniel wrote:-1 for me.
Why?
Because I remenber a time when I wanted to sign up on a forum and because I couldn't wait to start posting I made an error when typing my email address. Now I was lucky that the software had confirm email address and told me to check what I've typed in.

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Re: [RFC] Delete "Confirm e-mail address" from registration

Post by XTF » Sun Dec 18, 2011 3:28 pm

Right. Entering a value twice doesn't guarantee it's right though.
That said, maybe effort should be focused on viewtopic.php?f=108&t=39351 instead.

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Re: [RFC] Delete "Confirm e-mail address" from registration

Post by Oleg » Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:17 pm

*Daniel wrote:
XTF wrote:
*Daniel wrote:-1 for me.
Why?
Because I remenber a time when I wanted to sign up on a forum and because I couldn't wait to start posting I made an error when typing my email address. Now I was lucky that the software had confirm email address and told me to check what I've typed in.
If you enter an incorrect email address you should be able to login with your username and password and change it. If we don't allow this please start a new topic/issue and I believe there is already a relevant topic here on automatically logging users in after registration.

It's the same case as if you entered an email address that is broken (or that the board cannot deliver mail to for whatever reason) two times. You should be able to log in and change it.

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Re: [RFC] Delete "Confirm e-mail address" from registration

Post by naderman » Fri Dec 23, 2011 1:14 am

Email activation is typically required, so you cannot login until you have clicked a link in the email you never received. Even the auto-login proposal suggests that registration data changes like email changes should only be allowed once the account has been properly activated, so it wouldn't solve that problem. Regardless of all that I do think we should get rid of the duplicate field.

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Re: [RFC] Delete "Confirm e-mail address" from registration

Post by imkingdavid » Fri Dec 23, 2011 2:13 am

naderman wrote:Email activation is typically required, so you cannot login until you have clicked a link in the email you never received. Even the auto-login proposal suggests that registration data changes like email changes should only be allowed once the account has been properly activated, so it wouldn't solve that problem. Regardless of all that I do think we should get rid of the duplicate field.
The pull request is ready and has deleted the field from both the registration form and the profile registration details form. Anything beyond that (e.g. allowing email changes before activation, etc.) would go in another RFC, I think?

Personally, I think there isn't much harm in providing a way to allow an unactivated user to change their entered email address (perhaps a new page could be created to handle that?), but as I said, that is beyond the scope of this RFC.
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