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Upcoming changes to sign-up flow on the Stack Exchange network

Instead, we will show […] “Google one-tap.” […] An exception to this is made for users navigating the site in private/incognito browser sessions, who’ll see a sign-up banner at the bottom of the page. ...
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Perhaps do not oblige users to read and understand your privacy policy and cookies policy?

Wait, those things are actually meant to be read? I always thought they were padding to make clicking the "I agree" button more exciting. Jokes aside, nobody actually reads documents like ...
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Upcoming changes to sign-up flow on the Stack Exchange network

Stack Overflow and the international Stack Overflow sites will also allow for signing up using the GitHub option. All other options will be removed. This remains weird. I understood it as a testing ...
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Upcoming changes to sign-up flow on the Stack Exchange network

It seems I'm possibly facing an issue related to this, as pointed out in my post at MSO: Being logged in with a Google account automatically creates Stack account The system is creating an account for ...
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Allow Users with Starting Bonus to Upvote/Comment on any Site Without Signing Up for That Site

No. One of the major problems with Hot Network Questions is drive-by voting and commenting; the interests of the community might be contrary to what the general Stack Exchange population thinks. ...
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Stop telling Tor users to contact support for registration, if their request will be dismissed anyway

Perhaps it would be useful to extend the error message slightly? You cannot register at this time. If you are using a service which obscures your real IP address, try turning it off. If you still ...
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Upcoming changes to sign-up flow on the Stack Exchange network

Personalize your profile Finish setting up your account by sharing more about yourself and (your) interests. Complete your profile Maybe later Can you add the word "your" before "...
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Why would someone signing up for Travel want to subscribe to news from Stack Overflow?

As of September 2015, Stack Exchange, Inc. rebranded itself as Stack Overflow as part of a broader business refocusing. The "Stack Overflow" you see refers to the company "Stack Overflow" (Stack ...
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Can't sign up into Area 51

The "sign up" button is at the top of the page, next to "log in": I would agree that it's quite easy to miss, given the tiny font and low contrast.
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Upcoming changes to sign-up flow on the Stack Exchange network

bugstatus-completed The "Log in with Google" and "Log in with Facebook" buttons no longer work: Clicking them does... nothing. No error in console, no request in Network tab.
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Why is Stack Overflow preventing signup with an invalid password message when the password meets the specified requirements?

This is fixed now. We rebuilt the signup frontend for this new modal, but it looks like we didn't quite get the right validation rules for the password there, and our tests happened to carefully tip-...
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Upcoming changes to sign-up flow on the Stack Exchange network

The main goal there is to ensure the user can get back to what prompted them to create an account as soon as possible, instead of making them jump through several hoops that might disrupt their flow. ...
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Can't register: "No user found with matching email"

I sent an email to community support and received the following reply: This issue may be caused by using a VPN or proxy. We recommend trying to create an account while disconnected from any VPN or ...
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Not all sign up buttons are grayed out in maintenance mode

We just published a package of fixes for read-only related bugs that included this one. We've decided to remove those banners from appearing altogether when the website is in read-only mode, the ...
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How can one remove the "Accept all cookies" and "sign up" popups so that they don't appear on SE pages saved on web.archive.org?

With Ublock Origin, just adapt this answer by adding these filters: web.archive.org##.js-consent-banner web.archive.org##.js-dismissable-hero And down with the damn banners!
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Issue when joining community

We had an issue with joining communities last week. It should be fixed at this point. The association bonus will be awarded but you will need to update your name manually.
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Login page: password validation

The minimum length requirement is for 8 characters. The length message tells you how many more characters are required so the message is entirely correct. As you type, the number will change - the ...
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Did not receive site association bonus (+100 rep)

Not 100% sure what the bug is, but I fixed your immediate issue. You should see the association bonus on your Fitness profile now. With all the reports recently, I'm reasonably convinced that ...
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Add a whitespace before the provider icon

Got it! This was a whitespace issue that I was having trouble reproducing in our dev environment. Thanks for reporting this! It'll go live after the next build, whenever that is!
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Unable to translate "Signup" displayed during site maintenance

We've replaced the messages to use full sentences. That will allow for more flexible translations. Since we just introduced https://ru.traducir.win/filters?sourceRegex=is%20not%20available, they are ...
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Perhaps do not oblige users to read and understand your privacy policy and cookies policy?

It appears that normally websites don't oblige users in such ways. This isn't true of sites (or apps) that handle PII. If you're just visiting a blog, sure. But I cannot recall a time where I've ...
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Why doesn't Ask Ubuntu let me share my Stack Overflow login?

That's because you already have associated account there, and you got the 100 points bonus almost 11 years ago: Since you can't associate the same account twice on same site, you also can't get the ...
Shadow Wizard Love Zelda's user avatar
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Upcoming changes to sign-up flow on the Stack Exchange network

a smaller, modal-like window to show up for the user to complete the process: Do you mean a popup? If so, please don't. As annoying as popups are in general, my experience elseweb is that more often ...
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SignUp throws error in StackExchange.com for the non logged-in user

Sorry about that. I completely forgot about it when we were rolling out the new topbar on stackexchange.com, but signup works entirely differently there than it does on Q&A. We AJAX in the Stack ...
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Is there way to register all Stack Exchange Sites in a single click?

No, there is not. The only way you could achieve that if you would would extent the websites functionality by writing your own (or searching for an existing) User Script to achieve that functionality. ...
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'Edit Profile' overwrites my Display Name

A fix for this went out in the latest build (build rev 2017.1.11.24640).
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Answer draft is lost if you click to sign up

How I ran into it After completing my post, I clicked 'sign in' > 'sign in with google' to leverage my network account that has Google login capability. As soon as the login+account was created, I ...
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How can I register on Stack Overflow?

OpenID was depreciated at some point, and the existing answers are no longer valid. You need to click on the Sign Up option on the top right of the page For Public Q&A, you have three options ...
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Perhaps do not oblige users to read and understand your privacy policy and cookies policy?

You're not obligated to read these agreements - just to accept them. It's your choice whether you want to be informed as to what you're accepting - if you do, then you need to read them in their ...
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