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Offline Chatter

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Registering more than once
« on: May 25, 2018, 12:02:52 PM »
Can I register with two user names associated with the same email address?

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Re: Registering more than once
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2018, 02:09:29 PM »
You can register 2 shoutboxes with the same e-mail address (since each shoutbox is its own 'ecosystem'), but users inside a shoutbox can only use their e-mail address once. This was not always the case, but since it was abused on several shoutboxes a few years ago, I had to change it so that the e-mail address has to be valid (confirmed), and only used once.
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Re: Registering more than once
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2018, 11:55:10 PM »
I kinda figured that's what you'd say.  The old service was more lax about this, didn't have confirmations.  (You seem to have experienced a lot more abuse than they did.)

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Re: Registering more than once
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2018, 01:25:13 AM »
Not having any confirmations is "user friendly", but does open the service up for abuse. For example:

- People registering without a valid e-mail address. E-mails are sent out, and get bounced because the address does not exist. And there is no way to get a password reset that way.

- People creating countless "clones" trying to troll other people. Requiring a valid e-mail address does not stop that, but does make it a bit more difficult.
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