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While the accepted answer seems to be "don't ask" -- the researcher in me wants to improve the corpus of knowledge in the world. If you were hypothetically providing a quality of service that would genuinely be improved be asking for this information, a way could be as follows: Optional Checkbox What's in the checkbox list is what makes it interesting: ...


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Abiding by most of the above comments/answers on sensitivities let us say, we decide to ask and use it for only appropriate purposes. Therefore if the question is how to frame the question, it goes like: write two things unique and great about your ethnicity Of course I would mention that this is completely optional for the user to answer this and that ...


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Because it's helpful to know the first name and the last name, rather than just the full name Why it can't be done automatically Without asking, a site cannot tell the difference between the following names: Why it matters Sites often want to be able to communicate with customers using different styles, where first and last names are more effective ...


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I wouldn't bother with a thank you page or interim step. In most cases, the user just wants to get on with the show - so just take them to the features or status page. If you really want to show the effect of a verified email address, you can add a closable Bootstrap alert box stating that their email address was verified, but show it on the page where ...


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Because it is impossible to split later in many cases without input from the user. Eg. when people give 3 words, you don't know if it is a double barreled last name or first name (or if they have included a middle name).


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When cliquing or touching "verify my email", you should open the website or app on a welcome page or welcome pop-in message. Depends on the purpose of your website/app. Most of the time you may link the "vérified email button" to user the account page with a welcome message. You may also load the website HP. If the account création is asked during a ...


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I don't think there's any harm in logging the user in after registering and get straight to the action, since many sites like Twitter already do this. Some sites tell their users to: Type your details to register. Check your email. Click the link inside the email. Retype your email/username and password. Doing steps 1 to 3 is already a significant ...


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Why are you even sending passwords in SMS? From a security perspective,this can prove costly because whomever has access to the phone for whatever reason can ultimately get your user's username & password combination as though it was written on a napkin. From a UX perspective, if you are sending me a password that is system generated; chances are that ...


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You seem to be already familiar with it, but staged obligation is one of the best methods for lengthy form inputs. This might be best exemplified in online store checkouts. Instead of inputting their shipping/billing address, applicable discounts, and payment info all in to one lengthy form, it is broken down into steps. This is also seen in surveys, where ...


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A few companies such as Amazon and Google (login pages linked) have the user start with their email before anything else, then take action afterwards. To apply this to your situation: User enters their email (only field available at start) If registered, prompt them to enter their password, then login. If registered but not activated, prompt them to ...


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How large is the database? Is it small and well defined enough that you could run an AJAX search as soon as the user defocusses the email field in the register form? Alternatively, as soon as the user starts adding content to the register email field you could offer them a button right next to the field that they can click to see if that address is ...


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I am for allowing the users to play with the application before they sign up. From a user experience point of view, I see no reason for prompting them to sign up unless the actions they do really need a user identity or access rights. There are business decisions that might prevent you from doing so. Some startups would do anything to grow their user base, ...



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