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username when signing in

edited October 2009 in Feedback
just a silly remark:

I've noticed that on the sign in form, now it reads "email" instead of the traditional "username".
are you planning on using users emails as username or is just a dictionary-related issue?

keep up the good work!


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    LincLinc Detroit Admin
    edited October 2009
    I hypothesize it's to let multiple users have the same username if desired (e.g. through Facebook Connect or other sign in methods). Email is guaranteed to be unique, hence why services like Facebook use it.
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    ToddTodd Chief Product Officer Vanilla Staff
    Lincoln is mostly right. We want to lay the groundwork for multiple authentication methods and email is about as close as you can get to a gui username.

    We'll still be enforcing unique usernames within a forum though as that would get confusing otherwise.

    Thanks for the praise @miquel.
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