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Use separate email placeholder message when creating an account for someone else
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Placeholder message 'Createacct-email-ph' says: "Enter your email address"

This is misleading in case of creating an account with the option "Use a temporary random password and send it to the email address specified below"

Usually this is done on behalf of other users. You have to enter the email address of this user, not your own email address.

Suggestion: Rephrase message to "Enter email address" or use a separate placeholder message in case the option is clicked.


Version: 1.22.0
Severity: enhancement
See Also:
https://bugzilla.wikimedia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=47686

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Raymond created this task.Apr 28 2013, 4:59 PM

swalling wrote:

(In reply to comment #0)

Placeholder message 'Createacct-email-ph' says: "Enter your email address"

This is misleading in case of creating an account with the option "Use a
temporary random password and send it to the email address specified below"

Usually this is done on behalf of other users. You have to enter the email
address of this user, not your own email address.

Suggestion: Rephrase message to "Enter email address" or use a separate
placeholder message in case the option is clicked.

Good call. This is one of a couple enhancements we'll make for account creators.

Related URL: https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/66193 (Gerrit Change I1b8634c62bbc78a9e471de895a4553d9027e6b7f)

We should probably split it. See also bug 47686 (already linked).

Change 72841 had a related patch set uploaded by Spage:
Form improvements when creating another's account

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/72841

Change 72841 merged by jenkins-bot:
Form improvements when creating another's account

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/72841

  • This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 43172 ***

Change 66193 abandoned by Spage:
(bug 47792) Fixed message for creations by email

Reason:
I00e0d21d63bf32ad691ea3a27523298478e2d45c was merged, so this is obsolete. Again thanks Hazard-SJ.

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/66193