[aur-dev] [PATCH] Let the user verify their email address

Lukas Fleischer lfleischer at archlinux.org
Mon Aug 17 02:12:32 UTC 2015

On Mon, 17 Aug 2015 at 02:42:31, Loui Chang wrote:
> On Sun 16 Aug 2015 19:24 -0400, Eli Schwartz wrote:
> > On Sun, Aug 16, 2015 at 7:04 PM, Marcel Korpel <marcel.korpel at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> [...]
> > > I completely understand your frustration, I really hate it, too, but to
> > > let someone confirm their email address allowing copy-pasting would
> > > make the check useless. Then we can just drop this patch and live with
> > > FS#45792.
> > >
> > > Any thoughts on this?
> > 
> > As far as I am concerned, do whatever you want. Lastpass overrides the
> > autocomplete=off setting, anyway.
> I'd prefer not to add ugly javascript hacks that only work in one or another
> browser that only serves to babysit users.

Agreed, we should not dictate whether the user can copy-paste data or
not. The duplicate field makes it clear that it is important to get the
email address right. If a user decides to bypass the check, so be it.

I wonder whether, instead of (in addition to?) this patch, we should add
a notice that getting the email address right is very important and that
you will be locked out without any chance to recover if you make a typo.

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