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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-05-2019, 14:38 Thread Starter
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Discourage use of email as a username

This isn't a bug as such but we've had a good number of people over the last few months who have signed up using an email address as a username.

For obvious reasons, this isn't a very good idea. Would it be possible to have a check on the submitted username with a warning against using a live email address if it contains the @ sign?
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A good idea Jean, however if you check, over 99% of them are OTP's, the one that has remained changed their name immediately.

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You can try to discourage but often people just don't take any notice...

On my site's registration page I have

Username
(NOT an email address please)*


Still happens on a regular basis though.

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A good idea Jean, however if you check, over 99% of them are OTP's, the one that has remained changed their name immediately.
By the time we realise they're OTPs Drew, I've wasted my time advising a change of username.
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You can try to discourage but often people just don't take any notice...

On my site's registration page I have

Username
(NOT an email address please)*


Still happens on a regular basis though.
I was thinking of a pop-up they couldn't ignore. Granted, they could ignore the advice but they couldn't miss it.

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Great idea and I'm sure VS will be on to it right away.........................yes I know................... it's the lowest form of wit.

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Hahaha, I'm sure you're right!

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