[Design] [Cosmo] Creating new accounts while logged into
lisa at osafoundation.org
Tue Feb 7 13:17:37 PST 2006
I'd prefer some other solution. A redirect to home page might well
be surprising. If the user followed a link to "Create an account!"
or bookmarked that or even knew to type it in, would be surprised to
get redirected to a page that is definitely not a substitution for
the create account page.
A redirect to a simple error page ("You cannot do that action while
you're already logged in, click to logout") would be about the only
redirect that would not cause confusion.
On Feb 7, 2006, at 12:25 AM, Brian Moseley wrote:
> On 2/6/06, Sheila Mooney <sheila at osafoundation.org> wrote:
>> I wanted to throw this out on the design list since we really haven't
>> had any Cosmo design discussions on the list so far. We would like to
>> get some feedback on how you think we should solve the following bug.
>> Currently, if you are logged into your account on Cosmo-Demo and try
>> to create a new account (before signing out), an error page pops up
>> as soon as you have typed in all the new account info and click the
>> "Create Account" button. Basically, you cannot create a new account
>> without signing out first.
>> What are some alternatives to fix this? Do we log people out
>> automatically? If so when? Do we let people know they need to log out
>> before creating a new account?
> i've always solved this problem in the past by not even showing the
> user the signup page, but instead redirecting him somewhere safe, like
> his profile page or account home page. i think that's the safest and
> smartest thing to do.
> it's not likely that somebody who knows they are logged into the app
> will have any need to sign up another account. most probably the
> person has just forgotten that they are already logged in.
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