No notification that registration failed due to duplicate username

RESOLVED FIXED in 0.2

Status

Skywriter
General
P2
normal
RESOLVED FIXED
9 years ago
9 years ago

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(Reporter: Michael Day, Unassigned)

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Details

(Whiteboard: frontpage, URL)

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Description

9 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9.0.5) Gecko/2008120122 Firefox/3.0.5 Ubiquity/0.1.4
Build Identifier: 

Attempting to register an account with a username that is already in use simply closes the registration box, and does not inform the user of what happened.

Viewing the process in firebug, I noticed a POST to https://bespin.mozilla.com/register/new/[username] with a result of "409 Conflict" and a response of "Username [username] already in use", but the page returned to it's default state, and before I looked at it in firebug I had no idea that I had to choose a different username. The username I chose was replaced with [username] in the example URLs.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to https://bespin.mozilla.com
2. Click on the button labled "Register for Bespin >"
3. Attempt to sign up with a username that is already in use
Actual Results:  
The modal registration window disappeared, with no indication that the registration was a success or failure.

Expected Results:  
Displayed somewhere on the screen that the username I had chosen was already in use, and allowed me to change my selection and try the registration again.

Comment 1

9 years ago
Created attachment 367484 [details]
Proposed fix for the "Username already exists" message not displaying

Comment 2

9 years ago
Evan,

Thanks so much for finding this! Much appreciated. https://wiki.mozilla.org/Labs/Bespin/Contributors

Cheers,

Dion
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Priority: -- → P2
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Whiteboard: frontpage
Target Milestone: -- → 0.2

Comment 3

9 years ago
The status says it is resolved fixed, but the fix hasn't been applied yet to the public site. I also had to use firebug to find out, at first I thought registration was closed.

Please verify and apply the fix. I already registered with a different username, but might be useful if you really want people to give it a spin.
(In reply to comment #3)
> The status says it is resolved fixed, but the fix hasn't been applied yet to
> the public site. I also had to use firebug to find out, at first I thought
> registration was closed.

Bugs marked as RESOLVED FIXED are fixed in the latest (unreleased) source. Bespin.mozilla.com is not running the latest source. It gets updated in increments, as shown in the version number.

This fix, however, should be available when the main site is updated to 0.1.7.
For the record, this was fixed in changeset 1f286740fd24.
OS: Windows XP → All
Hardware: x86 → All
Version: unspecified → 0.1
This is a mass migration from Mozilla Labs :: Bespin to Bespin :: General.

This bug likely still needs to be triaged and categorized.
Component: Bespin → General
Product: Mozilla Labs → Bespin
QA Contact: bespin → general
Target Milestone: 0.2 → 0.2.0
Version: 0.1 → 0.1.1
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