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Modify/Improve the signup process

Discussion in 'XenForo Suggestions' started by Ray, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. Ray

    Ray Active Member

    Wouldn't you like a faster and more effective Signup process?
    ( I have updated this post with current xF login/sign up form, as the other one seemed a bit confusing)
    Take a look at the following screenshots:

    1. Enter e-mail as usual and click the sign up button.

    2. A validation link should be sent shortly after.

    3. Once the validation link has been clicked, user will be taken to the next page where they can enter their password and complete the other fields (D.O.B, Gender, Time zone etc. This already exists!).

    0(zero) unconfirmed users to deal with.
    Discourages spammers
    Stops spambots

    What do you guys think? Do you support it or not?

    Alternative screenshots(taken from flowplayer.org):





    erich37, Khaleal, Young and 2 others like this.
  2. Markos

    Markos Well-Known Member

    I don't see the attachments...
  3. Ray

    Ray Active Member

    I deleted old attachments, new attachments have been uploaded(easier to follow) :).
  4. James

    James Well-Known Member

    I like it because I won't have any invalidated users to deal with, but I dislike it because if there's a problem with certain mail providers I won't know unless it's reported, whereas if I have multiple domains being unconfirmed then I can investigate the domain.
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  5. Ray

    Ray Active Member

    We could extend the phrase as follows:

    "Please follow the link sent to email@***.com
    Didn't receive an e-mail?"

    or something along those lines.
  6. Nick

    Nick Well-Known Member

    I think your previous screenshots actually better illustrated what you're suggesting... maybe you should include them as well as alternate examples.
  7. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Interesting concept, confirming your account before completing registration.

    Not sure what I think of that really.
  8. Nick

    Nick Well-Known Member

    The thing is, this method doesn't allow administrators to have open registrations that don't require e-mail addresses. (I'm not sure if this is even a feature/option right now; if not, then it's not an issue).
  9. James

    James Well-Known Member

    I don't think that's an option at the minute Nick. Each account requires a unique e-mail address, it's hard-coded.
  10. Nick

    Nick Well-Known Member

    Ah, okay. I know it was an option with vBulletin, just wasn't sure if it was with XF as well.
  11. Fufu

    Fufu Well-Known Member

    I would like this feature implemented.

    I do not know how many unconfirmed registrations I get, but they make the member count go up and take up usable user names.
  12. Khaleal

    Khaleal Active Member

    I really would like to see this in xenForo.
  13. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    what happens if user forgets to enter his Password later on ?
  14. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    He resets it?

    same, its an interesting concept....
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