Nothing annoys a netizen more than a long stretched registration process and identity checks associated with them. How do we know that? Well, because we have been on the receiving end of the complaints for our own registration form. But, that bothersome registration form is a thing of past now. We now have a new curtailed sign up form for you to get on board.
So, what’s new about this new registration form you ask? Let us take you through it step by step.
It’s short. That’s right; your days of filling seemingly continual columns to get a CodeChef account are gone. Now, at the time of registration all you need to give is a username and an email address. However, your username should match the following format:
It must start with an alphabet in lowercase.
Subsequent characters can be an alphabet in lowercase, a number, or an underscore.
It must be of 3 – 13 characters long.
Ex: john123, john_123
If you think even that’s tedious. We have also incorporated the social login for you. So, you can log in to CodeChef using your Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus or Github Account.
Furthermore, we have incorporated the Google location API to help you select your precise location. So, no more wondering about the spelling of your city, country, or region. Just type the initial few letters and Google will take care of the rest.
We hope that all the aforementioned changes take care of most of the pain from the previous lengthy registration procedure. However, there still are few fields that you will have to fill before making a submission from your account. And we will bring them up for you. So, you will get a pop up window asking you to fill in the missing details from your profile when you are trying to make a submission. It is just one time pop up, so we hope you will excuse us for the annoyance caused.
Now, you must be thinking “Why do I need to give all these minor details before submitting?” To put it simply, to serve you better. All the information you share with us, stays with us, and is only used to contact you and for ranking you in the appropriate rank table. We do not share any of the information you provide us with anyone. So, you can be absolutely certain about the safety of your information. We are sure you wouldn’t mind sharing them now with us. 🙂
We hope you will like our new curtailed registration process. However, if you face any bug, or encounter any problem while using it, feel free to write to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will also like to have your feedback and suggestions on what else can we do to make the signup process smoother for you all. So, keep sending them at: email@example.com.
That will be all from us for now.
See you at the contests.