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Open ID Login URL? - Not clear on website

I was exploring the features and benefits of the "Intense Debate" plugin for Wordpress, and was prompted to sign into Open ID by providing my Open ID URL.

I have a Google Account, but have never been directly asked for my Open ID account. This lead me to the Open ID website, at which point I thought the information would be clearly indicated on the "Get an Open ID" or "start using your Open ID" page. Instead, it was a bunch irrelevant information about how I already have an account, with links to useless links like Google and Yahoo's landing page.

The answer to the question, "where do I get an Open ID URL" for basic login is unfortunately difficult to find on the current website, if it's even there (I have yet to find it).

If Open ID is to succeed in achieving mass adoption, surely the basics like providing a website that provides basic information like how to obtain an account and sign in are of the utmost importance. I consider myself to be quite computer literate and I'm frustrated beyond belief, so I can just imagine what a non starter this would be for incorporating into a website and asking people like my parents to try and obtain this new account and throw them in a complete loop trying to figure out where they go to get it.

Thanks.

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    anonymousanonymous shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    planned  ·  Chris MessinaAdminChris Messina (Admin, OpenID) responded  · 

    This is a fair criticism and something that we want to address as we continue to make improvements to our newly relaunched website. It has a long way to go still, and this kind of feedback is very helpful in directing our attention. Thanks — and sorry to hear about your frustration.

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      • Noushad AliNoushad Ali commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Still blocked my account,Continusely sending the Age verification fourm and Government Nic Copy,But stil account is locked,No body reply,No body alarm to block your account,In the end I Have to analyse,Yahoo is the best for security.

      • wesamuelswesamuels commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Heartily agree with criticism: Want to use it, but it's hard finding the basics, e.g., logging in, what my URL is, etc.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        ditto what he said verbatim, i'm here on your site in 2013 and use lots of log ins at many of the partners you list yet i still cant find my flippin open ID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! argh this is maddening

      • vayennvayenn commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I can't figure out either. Even tried my gmail address but that didn't work. There's something crucial missing. Annoying and pathetic. I'm not stupid, I think :)

      • arief eko junaidiarief eko junaidi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

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