Improved Registration Processby noid
Barely a week after our mailing problems have been solved, there's another great development regarding the registration process -- I was able to implement a better procedure for the creation of new accounts.
Now, new users will be asked to type in their e-mail address twice to ensure that there is no error in providing this important detail, and thus, making sure that the confirmation e-mail reaches the new user. Also, new users will be asked to provide their own password, and type it twice, too. This will guarantee errorless login, and easy recall the next time they visit the site.
Moreover, immediately after registration, a new user is automatically logged in. However, he will have non-authenticated status -- no ability to post or comment -- and will only gain authenticated status and full access to the site once he clicks on the validation link provided in the confirmation e-mail he receives. This latter step is necessary to deter spamming, and unauthorized registration of somebody else's e-mail account.
All in all, the improvements in the registration process will make for a more user-friendly experience. Feel free to give feedback or if you encounter any difficulties. Thanks!