"It Depends," Part II

21 Feb 2006 - 9:35pm
8 years ago
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jbellis
2005

I visited a page today that, upon setting up an account, prompted me to enter my email address twice (presumably to ensure that typos don't cause you to never get emails). As usual I copied and pasted my first email entry into the second box.

Question: isn't it time for this dumb technique to end?

Thanks, Jack

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21 Feb 2006 - 10:27pm
AlokJain
2006

>> Question: isn't it time for this dumb technique to end?

I also copy and paste email in the boxes. I agree it can be done away with.
(Have also found Google Auto fill very useful to enter these common fields).

Cheers
Alok Jain
Satyam Computer Services Ltd.
http://www.satyam.com

22 Feb 2006 - 1:52am
Mike Baxter
2004

>From Jack Bellis
>I visited a page today that, upon setting up an account, prompted me to
enter my email address twice (presumably to ensure that typos don't cause
you to never get emails). As usual I copied and pasted my first email entry
into the second box.

I recently found a form (can't remember where I'm afraid) that rejected my
cut and paste email address in the second box and insisted that I typed it a
second time! Although, as a designer, I kinda grudgingly respected them for
being true to their objective (it did actually check for typos) as a user,
it annoyed me even more.

Mike

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