Cancel Button on User Sign-Up

ST Sean Tilley Public Seen by 56

Wanted to start a discussion based on this pull request. The feature adds a button to escape all of the fields during user signup. Some people are fine with this feature, while others have expressed that this is backwards UX, and is unnecessary.

What do you think?


Jonne Haß Sat 13 Oct 2012 8:27PM

It doesn't clear the fields, it adds a way to escape it.


movilla Sat 13 Oct 2012 9:12PM


Jason Robinson Sat 13 Oct 2012 9:22PM

+1 for adding a button/logo/toolbar to go to the pod root page. Cancel to me is kind of weird since there is nothing to cancel at this point.

But then don't really mind either way - but some way to go from "sign-up page" to "home page" without manually editing the URL is needed. If I invite someone who doesn't know much about D* they will just see a signup and no way to check what the site is about. Most pages embed their signup in the page itself so you can see stuff about the site, not just a signup form.


goob Sat 13 Oct 2012 10:13PM

The joindiaspora.com landing page now has a sign-up form in the middle of it, so all you need to do to cancel is not to hit the 'Sign up' button - you're already on the home/landing page so there's nothing to cancel, no need to navigate away. Perhaps it would make sense to propagate this to other pods, then they can customise it as much as they like. Or am I missing something?


[deactivated account] Sun 14 Oct 2012 1:04AM

Imo not needed. I don't see the point. (that's just my opinion of course)


Sean Tilley Sun 14 Oct 2012 3:18AM

+1 for using a navbar with a logo on the registration page. It's simple, usable, and makes sense.


goob Sun 14 Oct 2012 1:33PM

Ah, I see there is a dedicated 'sign up' page as well as the sign-up form on the landing page. Ignore my previous post.


Sean Tilley Mon 15 Oct 2012 10:06PM

Did we reach any conclusions on this one? The pull is still sitting open, and we shouldn't keep the commiter waiting.

Close it, or merge it?


Jason Robinson Tue 16 Oct 2012 6:29AM

+1 for pulling now and logging a feature (issue) request to change it to a navbar later


movilla Tue 16 Oct 2012 7:50AM

+1 Jason


Sean Tilley Fri 9 Nov 2012 12:02AM

Pull request for header fix: https://github.com/diaspora/diaspora/pull/3720


Flaburgan Mon 12 Nov 2012 9:38PM

By the way, I find this kind of discussion redundant with github. There, issues about new features can be closed and linked to the code. Here, it just becomes old and useless... No ?


Sean Tilley Mon 12 Nov 2012 9:41PM

Yeah, I think for small features, community discussions on here are unnecessary, and belong more on GitHub. Bigger features, specifically ones that require planning and discussion, are useful on Loom.


Jason Robinson Tue 13 Nov 2012 8:02AM

This was a small thing but had strong opinions ;)