Just wondering what people think about this:
When you first sign up for an account on a website, usually you are
directed to log in with your newly created account.
However, this doesn't seem 100% user-friendly. If I've just entered my
details, selected a password, etc, then why not log me in automatically?
I guess there is a benefit to forcing the user to 'try out' the new
login details before first use. Is that the main reason why sign-ups
don't usually result in automatic logins? Or is it technical laziness?
(Obviously I'm not talking about cases where the email address needs
to be confirmed before login is allowed).
BTW: if this post isn't really on-topic for the 'meetup' list,
sorry... let me know and I'll post it somewhere else.