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Old 06-16-2019, 09:44 AM   #1
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What's up with new people using their email as username


Is there something ambiguous on the registration page?
 
Old 06-16-2019, 10:00 AM   #2
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Perhaps people just got used to the google way of doing things where you login with your email address and then have a visible 'screen name' that gets displayed to others within the site. It's not all that uncommon for sites to work that way.
 
Old 06-16-2019, 01:51 PM   #3
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I've seen it a few times - either they don't mind being spammed, or don't realize that the bots can find it.
 
Old 06-16-2019, 08:05 PM   #4
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To build on what fatmac said, it puts the email address in the clear to be harvested by spammers.
 
Old 06-17-2019, 12:58 AM   #5
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I just had a look at the regeistration page; there's nothing ambiguous about it (it specifically asks for an email address further down).

No, GazL's comment is the most likely explanation.
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Old 06-17-2019, 01:39 AM   #6
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What makes you think it is their email address ?.
Paranoid .... who ?.
 
  


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