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SMF Development => Feature Requests => Topic started by: jsx on May 01, 2018, 02:57:40 PM

Title: This must be a valid email address information on the registration page in 2.1
Post by: jsx on May 01, 2018, 02:57:40 PM
Hi,

Think about it, to add information on the registration page in SMF 2.1 about the need to provide a valid email address. Many people give a fictitious email.

Example:

Email Address:
This must be a valid email address.

In phpBB, if I select the activation function via email in the registration, this message will appear automatically on the registration page:

Quote
Please note that you will need to enter a valid email address before your account is activated. You will receive an email at the address you provide that contains an account activation link.

Maybe you will add the same function? Think about it.
Title: Re: This must be a valid email address information on the registration page in 2.1
Post by: Biology Forums on May 01, 2018, 03:10:55 PM
I have something like that on my website currently (https://biology-forums.com/index.php?action=register, although I found over the years its best not to have an activation feature because these days many emails are flagged as spam, even ones that are not. So you lose many potential members due to frustration. My advice is to make it easiest as possible.
Title: Re: This must be a valid email address information on the registration page in 2.1
Post by: jsx on May 01, 2018, 03:24:57 PM
I understand it, but on my forum I prefer to have account activation by clicking the link.

It would be good if this information appeared in the registration. This is a suggestion.

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Email Address:
This must be a valid email address.
Title: Re: This must be a valid email address information on the registration page in 2.1
Post by: Biology Forums on May 01, 2018, 03:30:31 PM
I understand it, but on my forum I prefer to have account activation by clicking the link.

It would be good if this information appeared in the registration. This is a suggestion.

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Email Address:
This must be a valid email address.

Completely agree. I got the sense you were asking how its done, my bad!
Title: Re: This must be a valid email address information on the registration page in 2.1
Post by: GigaWatt on May 01, 2018, 06:49:12 PM
I'd say, the simplest solution would be to add additional text in the registration template (of your forum's language).

Example. Original text:

Code: [Select]
$txt['email'] = 'Email Address:'
Modified text:

Code: [Select]
$txt['email'] = 'Email Address (must be a valid one):'
Title: Re: This must be a valid email address information on the registration page in 2.1
Post by: jsx on May 02, 2018, 07:41:02 AM
I understand it, but on my forum I prefer to have account activation by clicking the link.

It would be good if this information appeared in the registration. This is a suggestion.

Quote
Email Address:
This must be a valid email address.

Completely agree. I got the sense you were asking how its done, my bad!

All right.

I'd say, the simplest solution would be to add additional text in the registration template (of your forum's language).

Exactly. That's why I present this suggestion for programmers 2.1. While creating an administrator account in installation 2.1 there is such information.
Title: Re: This must be a valid email address information on the registration page in 2.1
Post by: Kindred on May 02, 2018, 08:59:52 AM
really?

I think it's implied and not necessary to spell it out like that
Title: Re: This must be a valid email address information on the registration page in 2.1
Post by: Biology Forums on May 02, 2018, 03:14:58 PM
^^ Never assume what your end-user is thinking. I completely agree with the suggestion, but not the implementation.
Title: Re: This must be a valid email address information on the registration page in 2.1
Post by: landyvlad on May 02, 2018, 10:07:52 PM
I think most people are happy with the way things are.

If you want a change like you suggest, then GiGaWatt has supplied a simple solution you can implement for your forum.


If people provide a fake email address then they probably aren't really interested in being a genuine user...


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I found over the years its best not to have an activation feature because these days many emails are flagged as spam, even ones that are not. So you lose many potential members due to frustration. My advice is to make it easiest as possible.

On the other hand I use two popular and complementary anti spam mods on my forum, but if I had auto activation I'd be getting one or two spammers a day automatically approved....  so like jsx I prefer to use the email activation feature.
 
Title: Re: This must be a valid email address information on the registration page in 2.1
Post by: Kindred on May 02, 2018, 10:31:21 PM
I have auto activation and have not had a spammer register in 2 years...
Title: Re: This must be a valid email address information on the registration page in 2.1
Post by: jsx on May 03, 2018, 02:29:50 PM
If you want a change like you suggest, then GiGaWatt has supplied a simple solution you can implement for your forum.

I know that I can add such information in my language file. I understand it, but in my suggestion I meant that such information will be introduced to 2.1 for everyone. That's it all, the thread is exhausted.