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Re: [ia-55] Should you force a log in after initial sign up?

From: Weston T.
Sent on: Monday, January 7, 2008 9:12 AM
Is this still the predominant model?  I remember seeing both, but I can't honestly recall in what proportion.  I agree that auto login following reg is a better experience.  For examples, I would check places like Farecast, Rememberthemilk, Kayak (not promising, those are ideas). 

As to why some sites make you enter your new login credentials after you just registered.... maybe they overlooked the opportunity to bring you in automatically? Or, there may be technical constraints that they're not willing to overcome.

--weston thompson

On Jan 7,[masked]:49 AM, Ben Hayes <[address removed]> wrote:
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.

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