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Validating Users
The user validation process is not very useful, as the sign-up sheet asks only for an email address.

When I go as admin to validate a user, I have no way of knowing who this person is, or why they want to join the forum.

Could we have some extra fields appear in the sign-up when admin_validation is selected?

e.g. Name, Comments

That way I could customize the sign up page and ask for specific info in the comments field that would help me evaluate whether to validate the user.


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The signup page can be modified to contain any of the fields in the User table (you can see all the fields by going to Tools -> Table Editor -> User).

The easiest thing to do would be to add a TEXT column "user_signup_comments" (or something similar). Then, on the signup page, also include a textarea named "user_signup_comments" and when they submit, whatever they enter will be stored. You will see this data when you click on the username on the validate page.

Jason Rhinelander
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