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Allow participants to write proposals without/before creating their account

Avatar: Pierre Mesure
Pierre Mesure
Accepted / In progress

Is your feature request related to a problem? Please describe. Creating an account is a barrier to participation. This is a problem that has been identified and partly solved by fast sign-up or anonymous survey answers.

However, many cities use Decidim for one action: leaving a proposal, and probably miss a lot of users who would like to add one quickly but give up because of the registration process (as easy as it already is).

Many cities are also used to simpler tools where registering is not expected and don't understand that Decidim doesn't offer that possibility, especially for small interactions like leaving a proposal.

Describe the solution you'd like

When an unregistered user tries to create a proposal, they could click on the button and fill in the form without logging in or signing up.

At the end of the process, they could be asked to enter their e-mail address and username to initiate a simplified sign-up process.

Describe alternatives you've considered

Some cities are already seeing an increase in spam with fast signup while others are desperately trying to lower the threshold for participation. So the feature needs to be easy to (de)activate.

Regarding the simplified signup process, the simplest alternative would be to ask for an e-mail address, a username and to ask for consent (almost as described in the initial post of this thread).

Another one would be to ask for all the information that is already asked in the full sign up form (counting on the fact that the person has already written a proposal and will want to make sure it's posted).

Does this issue impact on users private data?


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