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Post Reply Login prompt no longer available?

Bai Shen
Ranch Hand

Joined: Sep 24, 2008
Posts: 323
When did we stop being able to log in using the post reply prompt? Is there a particular reason for this?

Thanks.
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Joined: May 26, 2003
Posts: 31079
    
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Bai,
Some users found it confusing to be asked to reply and then find out they had to login/register. We are working on a more subtle way to point this out. Like show the buttons differently. It will evolve as we go. The idea is to show users the functionality is there for registered users without confusing people.


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Vijitha Kumara
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Joined: Mar 24, 2008
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:Some users found it confusing to be asked to reply and then find out they had to login/register....

I thought It was part of the hole SEO thing Any way I feel it's good to have such an option to directly reply/quote.


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David Newton
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Joined: Sep 29, 2008
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I don't care for the change either.
Campbell Ritchie
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Joined: Oct 13, 2005
Posts: 40059
    
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Another thing I am not too pleased with is that the "login/register" screen has "register" before login, so if I use tab-space-tab-space it tries to register me as a new user.
paul wheaton
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Joined: Dec 14, 1998
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I think the login/register screen could probably use a little massage.


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