IMO we should strongly discourage use of multiple accounts with the same
email to the point of forbidding it in software for new accounts.
Figuring out how to migrate those old accounts is something that needs to
be considered and worked out, but it shouldn't hold up work on making the
login/reset form accept email addresses for the common case.
 I personally have a bunch of test accounts that probably have the same
email, and I'm sure some folks have bots and other things set up similarly.
Note that many email providers including Gmail allow email aliases with "+"
and something else after your mailbox name, such as 'johndoe+testing99 at
wikimedia.org'; I've used this in the past to have separate accounts on one
email for Apple and other providers as well.
On Fri, Feb 20, 2015 at 9:06 AM, Dan Garry <dgarry(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
On 20 February 2015 at 08:52, devunt
We should consider some edge cases like:
This is not an easy problem. We know that. The reason there's been so much
talk and so little action on this because we insist on repeating all the
reasons why this is hard every time this point is raised, and everyone gets
Build something that works for some subset of the use cases first, then we
can worry about edge cases and scaling.
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