Confirm email addresses and intention for new registrations

RESOLVED FIXED

Status

RESOLVED FIXED
10 years ago
8 years ago

People

(Reporter: cww, Unassigned)

Tracking

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Reporter)

Description

10 years ago
New accounts should be verified that they really want to be created.  These are for contributors anyway so it shouldn't affect users and prevents people from using false e-mail addresses to spam others.

So: when you register, you get an e-mail with your login name and a link to confirm that you are you.  It should also say "To use our site to get support, you don't have to register.  You can still get notified of forum responses by entering your e-mail address when you post a new thread or reply to an existing one.  You will only need to register to participate in our support community and help out other users by writing, editing or translating knowledge base articles."

This should allow us to trim down our users table as well as prevent users from accidentally getting put on notification lists etc.
I'll have time for this if we don't target it for 1.2.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.