quote:Originally posted by GameGorilla
I had thought about that, but wasn't too sure how i felt about the users not creating their own UserNames. It might not be too big a deal though...
As I recall, we made the system so that they had to use their email address as their username. (We had the email addresses already.) A lot of systems do that (Amazon and Google, for a couple of examples). The added benefit is that they aren't as likely to forget it.
It takes a little more work, because under the default Membership provider, user names are supposed to be permanent. But, it's not too hard to implement a custom provider that makes the username easily changeable.