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Rohan kanade
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Hi, I am no usability expert, but i feel that if the login form, which is way below on the /forums page can be placed at the extreme top.

this will decrease the huge scrolling users have to do if they have to login.

think about it.


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Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Hmmm. I had to logout and scroll down to even see what you were talking about -- I didn't know that form was there! At the top of the page, under "Java Forums at the Big Moose Saloon", there's a "Login" link, and and I've always used that when I needed to login. I don't think we want the ugly login form at the top of the page but perhaps we could make that "Login" link more obvious?


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Rohan kanade
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Joined: Oct 22, 2009
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that would make it more bad.

users will then have to click the login link, then fill (or Autofill) the form and then again click the login button.

this will decrease my actual productive time on the forum, right?

and we can always use ajax to hide/show the login form on the top. eg. Twitter.
paul wheaton
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I'm with Ernest: chop it off. That would, IMOO, make is more better good good.

In fact, considering our new leaner/cleaner campaign: I like the idea of "log in / register" being one link to a page where one can log in or register.

I think the key to not having to do it very often is the whole "stay logged in" thing.


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Ulf Dittmer
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I'd vote for removing the form altogether, and maybe making the link more obvious.

One easy extra step (clicking a link) isn't really an impediment to people who want to log in.


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Henry Wong
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I too, agreed that removing the form my be the better idea.


However, playing devil's advocate for a moment... the OP complaint was about the annoyance of a particular feature, and the solution was the removal of the feature altogether. Not exactly good incentive to report future annoyances.

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Rohan kanade
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I usually clear my cookies when closing the browser. That's why i have to login each time i visit coderanch.And the login form is way down below, as i suggested earlier, why not use some simple ajax to pop the login form on top?
paul wheaton
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That might not be a bad idea for the forum home page.
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Rohan kanade wrote:I usually clear my cookies when closing the browser. That's why i have to login each time i visit coderanch.And the login form is way down below, as i suggested earlier, why not use some simple ajax to pop the login form on top?

Would bookmarking the actual login page help with this? Then no scrolling would be required at all when you start out.

http://www.coderanch.com/forums/user/login


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