Registration refers to signing up for a site or service as a user with a username and password.

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Has anyone seen an account activation solution which didn't open another tab

I know account activation can be avoided by using other verification methods such as captchas etc. However I'm wondering if a solution already exists for the following scenario (which happens to be ...
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Should a classifieds website user be made to sign up before posting ads?

I am in the classifieds website business. I am struggling to find general consensus about the best way to design a user experience for being able to post ads on a classifieds site. Specifically, the ...
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What is the proper way to provide social media authentication: in login or register form?

We provided standard login/registration forms for providing email and password, but I'd also like to allow user use my website after oAuth authentication. Should they be able to register or login via ...
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Evidence that requiring registration using facebook/twitter/google on a public terminal increases abandonment rates?

I am working on an registration application which would be used in a live "museum" type experience. Essentially to enter the museum you need to register for a personal account to receive a ticket. ...
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Redacting and combining ID cards (college ID, passport, license, 4 H club)

I need a UI that will encourage privacy, and allow a user to selectively disclose information on a need-to-know basis, in real life and online. This can be ANY information, from a catalog of sorts ...
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What do you think about guest checkout in a web app for pre-order food for a certain time in a restaurant?

Usability guidelines about e-commerce say that in an e-commerce platform, guest checkout is a must. Not providing this alienates any customer who just wants to get in and out. What would you do in ...
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Telling users passwords don't match and aren't strong enough

I have two functions in my user registration form One checks the password and confirmed password are the same. The other checks if the password is strong enough. I have two presentation related ...
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What is the best approach to design registration page

I have seen users (including me) who get frustrating registration page and eventually decide to quit the site. (To be frank few of my friends left registration due to annoying captca verification) As ...
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How to handle creating new account with email address that is unverified on another account?

We have email address verification on our accounts. Users have to verify their email addresses when they create their accounts and when they update their email addresses on existing accounts. With new ...
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How to drive conversion in a website?

I've built a website for a startup. The websites purpose is to convert the visitors (mostly iPhone developers) to register to the beta of the SDK that the website presents. Out of about 100 visitors ...
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Visitors don't complete registration

A lot of visitors access the registration page, but only 46% complete the registration. Is this a good ratio? Does anybody have any references or research that determines the ratio?
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How does the collection of personal information affect a user's likelihood to register to a website?

I'm curious to know how requiring certain pieces of personal information affect a user's likelihood to register on a website and opt-in to receive communications. Is there some "amount," of personal ...
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Should sign up be available from both Mobile and web?

Let's say I have an iPhone application AND a website that works synergetically with the app. For example it might allow the user to manage the iPhone app's data. In this case how should the sign up ...
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Asking a user their Drivers License Number on a sign up form

download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups I already know this is terrible UX for the user but I wanted to get your feedback as I cannot find any examples or data to ...
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Login Form Prominent - Sign up not prominent

I've never understood why some sites make it very easy to log in, but hide the "register" link from your focus ( or vice versa ). Tumblr, for example: It's in the bottom left hand corner of the ...
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what is the list for list of sexual orientation options in a dating website?

males and females sexual orientations in a terminology that is easy for the user to select them. Exmple .male straight , female straight including gay and lesbian and other kinds. please i am ...
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What best practices exist for preserving, protecting, or passing your digital footprint to another after death?

Yesterday I saw on the news that a father appealed to Facebook publicly to unlock the video "look back" of their deceased son. Because he hadn't shared the password with his parents (and what teen ...
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When a user registers… Leave his data empty or fill it with demo values or …?

So, i'm creating a web application for member management. So a user registers... And then they go to the dashboard, to see everything empty. What would be the best experience to let the user flow ...
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Name of the logged off part of an application/a website

I'd like to know how you would call the part of the application which is not the showcase, not the app itself, but the part between both. Let me explain with more details. It is something very common ...
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Should an E-commerce Site that is predominantly a B2B site have OAuth?

A company that I work at from time to time is looking to add OAuth to their site, and had asked for my recommendation if it's worth the development time and if people would actually use it. In my ...
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Should I hide a potentially off-putting section of my sign-up form?

I'm building a web app that requires a lot of information to be input by the users before they become "fully fledged" members. There's maybe 30-40 fields (of varying types) split over a few pages, and ...
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What's an intuitive workflow for a registering user to simultaneously sign-up his colleagues?

I'm working on a redesign of a website that has a bit of a complicated registration requirement and I just can't get my head around how best to design the necessary forms/pages. For context, the ...
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How to let a user participate with another one in a Team-Event?

We have a software project, which is for users who do not come from a technical background. Users are able to register, login, and add themselves to an event as a participant. They can also ...
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Signing up for a site. Finishing progress after step 1 of 4. What/How to indicate?

EDIT: Screenshots will be added soon to better explain the problem I got a four step progress on a website signup page and have a 4 stepped progress bar to indicate where the user is currently at: ...
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Best practice to communicate 'direct' registration with a website (not through Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc)

When offering registration on a website with the options to signup with Facebook, Google, etc. What is the best way to say to register 'directly' with the website and not using any external third ...
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using a password in registration when SMS is also an option

Upon registering as a user to an app, user will need to enter his phone number to recieve a SMS with a code, which he needs to enter, to continue with registration. On the next screen, the user is ...
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Why do many web sites emphasize registration and hide log in forms?

Many web-based applications are emphasizing sign up forms and hiding log in forms, often placing log in on another page. I'm under the impression that the majority of users are not first time users, ...
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How to handle registration for a multi-tenanted, multi-sided application?

I'll apologize up front for the long question, but there is no easy way of explaining what we're doing. We are building a marketplace which is conceptually similar to storenvy.com. It is a ...
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Where in the registration wizard to select the type of user?

Currently I deal with registration for an educational web site. I came across a problem with registration. The web site has different sections for five different audiences: candidates - students - ...
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Sign up for a company network with LinkedIn using a deleted account

My question concerns the sign-up flow for a user joining a company network. The case is as follows: An ex-employee has a LinkedIn account with a company email address(xyz@company.com). He tries to ...
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Child registering for a service/app, parental concerns. Any experiences?

I am working on a project where we require parent permission to register. In practice, we ask Parent email in registration, and the parent needs to confirm. The app is a single-user experience, and ...
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Email Verification for Paid Subscription-based App

We're developing a paid, subscription-based application and are currently contemplating different sign up flows. How does one go about verifying the users email address elegantly? Email addresses are ...
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Email vs Mobile Number?

Which one are the most important? Email or mobile number? I've seen facebook do let user choose either to register to use mobile number or email. Any Ideas? Currently I'm doing registration for ...
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Limiting registration to be only by Facebook, is it a good idea?

I'm building a web application which is available as a stand-alone website as well as a Facebook App, the target audience are mostly Facebook users. However, I'm confused about the registration ...
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Building a marketplace - which one is better a unified registration or two separate ones?

I'm currently building a marketplace. And need to decide whether to: Have two separate registration forms - one for the buyer and one for the seller Have a single registration form and then when a ...
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Should we ask for first and last name or a generic display name?

Is it better to ask for both first and last name from user, or a generic "display name" field? Which do users respond to better, and are there any downsides for either? In our case, we are allow both ...
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Do password fields on registration forms need to be masked?

Your typical registration page for a web site will ask you for a password, then ask you to confirm to make sure you typed it correctly. In doing so, they typically mask the two fields: Create ...
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How do I encourage user to give genuine mobile number for sending password in sign up?

In our site, we send the password to user's mobile number when he/she sign up. But user tends to ignore the fact that password will be sent to his/her mobile number. For this reason some user ...
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Is it a good practice to show a sign-up or registration form as seperate parts rather than in one go?

I am designing a registration form for a site with multiple sets of information required from the user. I have categorized the data fields into relevant groups. Now should I present the form sections ...
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When registering should the passwords match/don't match still be shown if the initial password isn't strong enough

In a registration page the user is asked to enter a password. There are some (simple) rules for the password, so if the user enters "123" the text "password is too simple" will appear beside the input ...
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What is the best way to demonstrate the value of registration to unlock features?

I'm not sure if I phrased that right, so perhaps my specific case will explain for me. I have buttons for "fave"-ing and marking-as-solved on puzzles in my blog. The users that know the features exist ...
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Accordion registration form - Should the user be able to go back to the previous step?

I'm working on a step by step registration form. We are exploring an accordion style approach at the moment. (Below are my wireframes.) Because we are using inline validation, the user cannot go to ...
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Two Distinct User Types (buyers/sellers) best approach

I am designing a site that has two, distinct user types: buyers and vendors from a specific industry. A buyer will log on and make a note of what service they want. Then, a potential vendor will ...
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How to make the user fill out all required fields when signing up

In the registration form for a website, what is the best way to prevent the user from continuing until all the required fields are filled in? For example should the "submit" button be grayed out until ...
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What happens when users register?

Usually when users register on a site does the email confirmation contain their username and password? When the user clicks the activation link does it make the user sign in or deep link them into a ...
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Approaches on having a sign in, sign up, and guest form in mobile app with as little annoyance as possible

At a university class we are to create an application for mobile devices for an actual client (a municipality). The app allows inhabitants of said municipality to file complaints concerning roadway ...
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When is the best time to ask a user to create a password?

I have seen some services ask the user to create a password on the initial signup form. I have seen others only ask the user to create a password after clicking on a verification link sent to their ...
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Use a wizard on a simple but big form?

I'm thinking about remaking the registration form on a site I'm working on. The form is simple, but there is too much information to be filled in. It also asks if the user has already participated, in ...
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Simple registration vs security

I'm doing a reminding service about new episodes of series. The main idea is to make it very simple to register, like this: The problem is about the security, I'm not using CAPTCHA nor confirming ...
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How to present content behind a paywall to unregistered users

Say there is a content site that has professional resources for a specific profession. It works on a subscription model, where paid members can freely use/download each resource. I'm wondering, from ...