Another alternative is to explicitly support multiple usernames under an
umbrella backend account... (Anybody remember AOL screen names? BLAST FROM
I don't know whether that's something to encourage, but it would simplify
On Fri, Feb 20, 2015 at 10:45 AM, Isarra Yos <zhorishna(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 20/02/15 17:28, Brion Vibber wrote:
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
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
email for Apple and other providers as well.
Please see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Sock_puppetry#
Legitimate_uses for a non-comprehensive list of use cases for alternate
accounts. Requiring separate emails, or expecting users to know that
particular trick, would be problematic for many of these, and may even
encourage some users to not use an email address at all.
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