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"reason" field of create account form should have help text explaining it
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A reason field was added to the create account form when creating a new account for someone else (if you're already logged in) (bug 21503).

This reason field is kind of confusing if you're not all that familiar with creating accounts for others. There should be some sort of help text explaining what the field is for.

The main problem is I have no idea what the help text should say, so I'm filing a bug instead of fixing the issue ;)


Version: 1.20.x
Severity: minor

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Bawolff created this task.Oct 22 2011, 6:59 PM

The new vertical layout create account form has placeholder text for this, createacct-reason-ph is currently 'Why you are creating another account'.

There are other things we can do to explain creating an account for another, but I wonder how common it is.

Related URL: https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/61168 (Gerrit Change I7cfa4bb36368277a934144c1724ec437c426eacf)

Resolving fixed, assuming the placeholder text is good enough.