Posted by: James C. Roberts III in Untagged on Mar 18, 2009
OK, so you can file this one under "Screed" or more precisely "Screed about Site Designs" and especially blogsites.
I write not only because I am frustrated (and want others with the same frustration to start using their market influence) but perhaps some enetrepreneur can do something about this problem.
I just spent, on and off, much of the late afternoon trying to login to a noted Silicon Valley news site where I have contributed, etc., etc. Three hours later and they still could not get me my forum username. I had the same experience here but Robin and Mel, who run this blog, have enough workarounds to make everyone happy.
Well, first, why is it so important? What is the security risk here??? These blogs are not the NSA (though probably monitored by them); these sites do not take your SSN or credit card numbers; and they do not even take information relevant to behavioral advertising.
It should be about the user experience. We want to be able to read what each other has to say and on occasion to reply.
And no, the built-in system at Firefox does not work and neither do the ones that say "Remember me," because if you enter the incorrect password it will remember that! Create a website where I can go and enter a username and password (for blogs) and list the sites where this can be a master password.
So put this under "Convergence of blogsites and user reality." Perhaps then I will calm down.
Oh, and while we are at it, make tagging blog entries easier; remember that a large swath of users (me included) is now using netbooks with tiny screens. And screen on which you cannot scroll to use controls is per se, well, OK, well, stupid. There, I said it.
So no, there are no tags on this entry.