1,072 votesRicc supported this idea ·Ricc commented
What is needed is not the link at the top (valid option of course) but one at the bottom. After point 4 of your explanation page. There is where one feels to be left in the middle of nowhere!!
Why dont you just put the contents of http://openid.net/get-an-openid/ at the bottom of http://openid.net/get-an-openid/start-using-your-openid/
And don't name it "start using" because then people that don't know think it's for people that have already signed up.
Call it How to start/do I already have an openId or something like that.
In fact Get.... and Start.... on your homepage should be just one link with a better title. If the whole point of OpenId is that people DON'T have to sign up AGAIN, why the heck is it STILLL the first thing you seem to ask????
Your point is - AM I ALREADY IN? (part of it, .....) so let people FIND that in the first place. The guys that already know will know their way to the rest. Precisely the stuff needed for newbies is what you have hidden, and badly named! I insist dont talk about GETTING an ID talk about HAVING!!!
And then on your http://openid.net/get-an-openid/
don't let people guess for crist sake. Not the big logos and another link, just a list of examples of possible sign-in names
For years I thought you were talking about my google EMAIL account, but then you get "Sorry, that is not a valid OpenID. Please ensure you have spelled your ID correctly." (not an explanation). See also "praveen nair" below! I am sure we must be two of hundreds if not thousands.
This time I, unwillingly, spent about half an hour to finally find out that the (very) small text says "profile" where you talk about your Google Account. Even so I am sure the great mayority will think of their email account at first glance, so then you (OpenId) depends on whether or not people will want to give a second glance...
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