registration wall

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registration wall is a UI antipattern used by some silos (like Pinterest and Quora) to prompt users with a sign up or login UI that immediately blocks viewing or using the site, or as immediate requirement to view full content such as an entire article (Narrative Magazine).

https://medium.com/ggv-capital/to-wall-or-not-to-wall-the-user-sign-up-question-3caa2a729adc.

Examples

Narrative Magazine

Narrative Magazine shows the first part of a story, and then requires viewers to either login or sign up for a free account. Examples:

 

Medium

Medium has iterated on several versions of sign-up or login walls, which are sometimes registration walls because they immediately block viewing.

2019-148 sign-up to view

2019-05-28 example that requires sign-up to view one more article 2019-148-medium-no-one-should.png

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