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screen name and signing in

Wendy Kelley 6 years ago in Usability & Interface • updated by Sergey Stukov (co-founder) 6 years ago 7

We would like readers to be able to choose a screen name rather than defaulting to their email address name.  Some users don't want their full name on the account.  We want their email address to contact them, but wish they could choose a shorter version of their name if they like - much like they would do for a blog post.

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It's posible to change user name in the user profile.


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Under review

It's posible to change user name in the user profile.


Sign in doesn't look like yours
It would be nice if it asked for a "screen name" and an email.

It appears that you can only input an email and a password.

So we are forced to have users input feedback anonymously.

And there are a lot of problems with this. Can we change it to look more like the image you are showing above so users enter just

1) email

2) screen name???

 

Thank you,

Wendy

I see what you are saying, but that requires users to sign in and then figure out how to get to their profile to change it. Couldn't they just log in with a screen name and email address? We don't want to make them jump through hoops to get their feedback. It won't be worth it, and they won't stick around to do it. Our users are used to signing into blogs and this is a one step process where they enter their screen name and email. That's all that is required. That's what we would like. Any chance we can do that in a short time frame?

Thank you,

Wendy

Hi Wendy.


In fact, is it possible. The user simply needs to click on the link "New to UserEcho? Join today".



Then the password change to the name input field.



In any case, we think about improving the registration and authorization process.


I like how your sign-in if you are a new customer says "email" in one box and

"name visible to others" in the other box. Ours is blank.Can you fix that so readers know what to enter on our site? Or where can I go to fix that? It sounds like I can edit, but I haven't seen where.

Thanks,

Wendy

Wendy, it was Internet Explorer issue. Please, try now.


Thank you for your help on this issue!

As a follow-up, we would like to ALWAYS have these boxes say email and screen name/name visible to users - whether they are trying to post first or click sign in.  Thank you,