Better wording for create account to stress valid email address.

VERIFIED FIXED in Bugzilla 2.18

Status

()

Bugzilla
User Accounts
VERIFIED FIXED
15 years ago
5 years ago

People

(Reporter: justdave, Assigned: Vlad Dascalu)

Tracking

2.17.5
Bugzilla 2.18
Bug Flags:
approval +

Details

Attachments

(1 attachment, 4 obsolete attachments)

Based on bounce notices from landfill, people *frequently* sign up for accounts
on landfill using fake email addresses.  There is wording currently on the
create account screen that says your password will be mailed to you, but it
doesn't actually say that you won't be able to get in until you get that email
(until after you submit the form, then it tells you that).

Perhaps something like:

"A randomly generated password will be emailed to you.  You will not be able to
log in until you receive that email."

I'm open for better suggestions, too.
(Assignee)

Comment 1

14 years ago
Taking.
Assignee: myk → jocuri
(Assignee)

Comment 2

14 years ago
Created attachment 134920 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch

Updated

14 years ago
Attachment #134920 - Flags: review+
(Assignee)

Updated

14 years ago
Attachment #134920 - Flags: review?(kiko)

Updated

14 years ago
Attachment #134920 - Flags: review?(kiko)
(Assignee)

Updated

14 years ago
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Flags: approval?
Comment on attachment 134920 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch

We should probably tell them who to contact if the email doesn't arrive, too. 
(Param("maintainer"))
Attachment #134920 - Flags: review-
Flags: approval?
(Assignee)

Comment 4

14 years ago
Created attachment 134922 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch v2

I agree. I've added "reasonable amount of time" as well in order to discourage
playing the "oh, mail is not here after 60 seconds, let's bug the admin about
it!" game (in this way, people will hopefully wait some hours or so to allow
the mail to reach before disturbing the admin about it).
Attachment #134920 - Attachment is obsolete: true
(Assignee)

Updated

14 years ago
Attachment #134922 - Flags: review?(kiko)
(Assignee)

Updated

14 years ago
Attachment #134922 - Flags: review?(kiko)

Comment 5

14 years ago
Comment on attachment 134922 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch v2

Yeah, but Bugzilla is now a customizable term
Attachment #134922 - Flags: review-
Comment on attachment 134922 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch v2

how about making the maintainer address a mailto: link, too, while we're at it?
:)
(Assignee)

Comment 7

14 years ago
Created attachment 134923 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch v3

I patched the wrong file last time.
Attachment #134922 - Attachment is obsolete: true

Comment 8

14 years ago
Yes, but it's still wrong <wink>

Comment 9

14 years ago
+  To create a [% terms.Bugzilla %] account, all that you need to do
+  is to enter a legitimate e-mail address.  The account will be created,

This phrase is clumsy. We can change the initial part to 

   "... all you need to do is enter a ..."

It might be a good idea to boldify the "You will not be able ..." phrase given
that it's supposed to stand out from the text, but that's your call.
(Assignee)

Comment 10

14 years ago
Created attachment 134925 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch v4

Sure, mailto: and terms.Bugzilla are good things. :)
Attachment #134923 - Attachment is obsolete: true
(Assignee)

Updated

14 years ago
Attachment #134925 - Flags: review?(kiko)
Should also say "until you receive the password" since if the email never
arrives and the admin gives them one, they can get in. ;)
(Assignee)

Updated

14 years ago
Attachment #134925 - Flags: review?(kiko)
(Assignee)

Comment 12

14 years ago
Created attachment 134926 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch v5

*nods*
Attachment #134925 - Attachment is obsolete: true
(Assignee)

Updated

14 years ago
Attachment #134926 - Flags: review?(kiko)

Comment 13

14 years ago
Comment on attachment 134926 [details] [diff] [review]
Patch v5

It would be easier if I could pester you on IRC :-)

Sorry for the bother.
Attachment #134926 - Flags: review?(kiko) → review+

Updated

14 years ago
Flags: approval?
Flags: approval? → approval+
(Assignee)

Comment 14

14 years ago
I'm away from my regular localhost until Sunday so probably connecting to IRC 
will be difficult this weekend. :)
Target Milestone: --- → Bugzilla 2.18
Version: 2.17.3 → 2.17.5
(Assignee)

Comment 15

14 years ago
Checking in create.html.tmpl;
/cvsroot/mozilla/webtools/bugzilla/template/en/default/account/create.html.tmpl,
v  <--  create.html.tmpl
new revision: 1.5; previous revision: 1.4
done
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Updated

10 years ago
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
QA Contact: matty_is_a_geek → default-qa
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