You have me type my password in twice when signing up to make sure that I’m typing the right thing. That’s cool, because I can’t see what I’m typing. But I can see my fucking email address, so I don’t need to fucking type it twice. Jackass.
I’m actually not all that upset and Kinja seems like a good service for bringing RSS to the people. I’ve just been meaning to go off on someone for the double email thing for a while and this was a good chance to let my inner BOFH out.

5 responses to “Attention all web developers:”

  1. I’ve been seeing that alot lately. I mean most sites send a confirmation e-mail anyways, so what’s the f*&#ing point?

  2. megnut says:

    The point is that everything to do with your account is keyed off that email address. If you mistype it, you’ll never get the account validation, so your account will never be activated. And when you ask for it to be resent, you won’t get it again because we won’t have your correct email address in the system, only the mistyped one. A small inconvenience to ensure that people can be communicated with.

  3. I hate to be combative on this one, but just because it’s a small inconvenience with an upside, doesn’t mean I have to like it. They don’t ask for my login name twice, and I could mess that up, and theortically not be able to login to my account. User interfaces that assume stupidity hack me off.

  4. joemono says:

    I think it’s pretty safe to assume stupidity when it comes to the internet. I don’t have to like it, but I can see where they’re coming from.

  5. The unfortunate fact of the matter is that there are people who can’t be bothered to check what they type into an online form. So, the rest of us have to suffer.

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