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Reply #3 - Mar 7th, 2009 at 2:17am
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I might get a chance to look at it tomorrow  Wink
  
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Reply #2 - Mar 5th, 2009 at 8:15pm
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Good point!

Unilat can you write this? I suggest to check the

Choose user ID:
Choose displayed name:
Email:

input fields if the focus on each is gone after you went in one of them before, then send a request to the server. If all is OK, nothing happens. If the name or email is taken a red, bold text appears beneath the input field telling this.
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Reply #1 - Mar 5th, 2009 at 1:25pm
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Unilat!

What about using Ajax for the registration form?  It will check the email address for proper syntax, verify the captcha code (if enabled), and check the username.  Each section of the form will refresh with the proper errors (or new captcha and error).  You never leave the form, unless everything is a success.  For those without Ajax supported systems, it takes the values and brings them back onto the refreshed page (except maybe the username which was wrong, the captcha, and the password).
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[Serious] Check usernames when registering
Mar 5th, 2009 at 1:12am
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I have 20,000 registered members.  My new users are complaining about how hard it is to register now because all the common, popular, and even some unusual usernames are already in use.  They almost give up looking for a username, and I'm certain many more do.

The registration page resets itself while trying to find a user name or if you get anything wrong it does the same thing. You have to fill out ALL the information again and again and again  while trying to find a user name.

You may want to offer a  line to see if a user name is available they checks it without resetting the form.
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