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Feature Discussion / Re: Login with username or email address
Last post by badmonkey -
You can already do this. Actually, users can be highly creative with their own login with little restriction. I use it as a form of two factor ripoff authentication already. What am I talking about?

Forum users and guests see a user's forum Name from their account. They don't see the user's actual forum Username (except admins, GM, others with permissions). The Username could be setup to be the person's email, name, dog's name, whatever. Could be anything. No certain pattern is required either, that is, admins don't have to know what it is. 

Remember, users login using the Username, not their Name. That's important to tell users if you use this trick. How is it two factor? Even if you have the password, it's useless unless you have the  other info as well.   ;)
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Feature Discussion / Re: Login with username or email address
Last post by radu81 -
The problem is with the "new generations" or "facebook & social generation" of people. I usually use the same nick on every forum/website. Yesterday we had a meeting with some members from my forum, a couple of them complained that they cannot login, and both were inserting a wrong username. I know there is a "forgot username?" option but don'ask me why they don't use it.
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Feature Discussion / Re: Login with username or email address
Last post by ahrasis -
I think email is just too long in this era of "the flash" as public do prefer something that is easy and fast, yet secured too. Alternative could vary from own pic, phone number and username. I think api to get id and data automatically from a smartphone for easy yet safe registration and login should be considered as well. Just a thought.
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Feature Discussion / Login with username or email address
Last post by radu81 -
What do you think about the idea to let people login with email or username instead of only username? Most people forget their username and they often have problems to login. I see this problem also at work on a joomla website, not only on forums.