[development] Sign-up procedure

Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Tue Apr 17 13:37:23 UTC 2007

On 4/17/07, Karthik <narakasura at gmail.com> wrote:
> In a site with ~33000 users, I found that about ~1900 sign-ups were
> never completed and essentially clutter up the user table. I am
> looking for opinions on the pros and cons, if any, of streamlining the
> default sign-up procedure to:
> a) Sign-up form only contains an e-mail field that the user fills in
> to confirm authenticity.
> b) The e-mail field is stored in a separate table along with the
> sign-up URL token.
> c) The sign-up e-mail contains nothing besides a sign-up URL which the
> user clicks as opposed to the current e-mail which contains a number
> of choices.
> d) The user is presented with a web page where he selects his
> username, password and assorted details (other than his e-mail for the
> first time) and is logged in immediately.
> e) Only after successfully completing step d) is the user account
> added into the user table.
> f) Perhaps an e-mail is sent upon successful completion of the
> procedure for future reference.
> Thanks,
> -K

This proposal is nice. Not sure if it should be core though.

I think that there are many ways to stream line the sign up process
using contrib modules, such as logintoboggan, and others.

Given that the default process can be overridden, I suggest that your
proposal go to a contrib module, and users can pick and chose which
way they want their site to be.

Drupal development, customization and consulting.
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