Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 23.22.220.37

Forum Moderators: lawman

Message Too Old, No Replies

Feedback on the Registration Process

     
5:59 am on Jan 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

New User

5+ Year Member

joined:Jan 10, 2008
posts:30
votes: 0


Sorry but I am a webmaster of a site with 2.5 million users a year, and I just have to say that I was totally annoyed by the registration rules here. Im going to give this feedback, which I hope will be read by the owners of this forum, and taken with the respect that is intended.

The username I use everywhere on the internet is HLT or HLTcom. I dont own www.hlt.com. That being said, your arbitrary rules for registration drove me up the wall:

Username try 1: HLT
Response: "Usernames cannot be all capitals, they are annoying".
The only thing annoying is this rule.

Username try 2: HLT
Response: "Username is too short".
What? Why?

Username try 3: HLTcom
Response: "Username cannot contain "com".
LORD! Give me a break!

Username try 4: HLTc
Response: "Approved"
Response: "Emails from HOTMAIL not allowed"
Are you kidding me?

Try number 5: HLTc + personal email address that i really dont want to give out because I have gone 5 years without getting junk mail sent to it:
Response: Approved.

Ridiculous.

12:39 pm on Jan 10, 2008 (gmt 0)

Administrator from GB 

WebmasterWorld Administrator engine is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:May 9, 2000
posts:22279
votes: 236


Thanks for taking the time for the feedback.

Most of the sign-up process was developed to help minimise spam. Nothing is perfect, of course.

 

Join The Conversation

Moderators and Top Contributors

Hot Threads This Week

Featured Threads

Free SEO Tools

Hire Expert Members