[Bioperl-l] Wiki login with OpenId
adam at retchless.us
Thu Mar 17 12:32:37 EDT 2011
First: A "thank you" to everyone who has developed BioPerl and the
BioPerl Wiki -- I'm new to BioPerl, but have already benefited from its
ability to simplify tasks that would otherwise be very tedious.
Anyway, I noticed some outdated information on the Wiki, and wanted to
change it, but had a little trouble figuring out how to do so.
Basically, it wasn't clear that the way to create an account was to
click on the "Login with OpenId" button. As someone who doesn't use
OpenID, I immediately went to the traditional "Login" page, but got
stumped there. It did not occur to me that the OpenID page would be any
different. Only after looking at the recent discussion on the mailing
list did I figure out what I needed to do.
In the interest of eliminating any obstacle to participation, I think it
would be helpful for the Wiki itself to clearly indicate how to create a
new account. Either by changing the wording of the "login with OpenID
link", or placing a message on the traditional "Log In" page telling
people what they need to do to make an account.
Thanks, and I look forward to participating here.
Center for Genomic Sciences
Allegheny-Singer Research Institute
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