What is this mania with Login ID’s ?!?
Just went to read a blog entry and wanted to make a comment. Duefully writing the comment , filling in name and email, and the captcha and :
“Could not publish the comment, please enter the captcha code”
I just did that ….
Tried once more, could have been typo , or some of those captchas are simply not readable, but no luck.
Then it struck me : You have to “join” just to make a comment !!!
How many login ID’s do we have nowadays ? more than enough to make it absolutely impossible to remember unique ID’s and Passwords – in other words , too many.
I will name this the YALID Syndrome (Yet Another Login ID)
My timesaver is to have a class of things that don’t require mega-secure logins, like the blogs etc you mentioned, is to use the first 5 letters in the name of the blog, site etc and then have a “PIN” – 4 letters/digits that are not a word, and are fairly random – which I append to my log-ins.
So, your would say be babyl5ttL, where 8GpL was my “PIN” – which it isn’t of course!
Not ideal, and agree they’re a faff, but a format like that can save time as you only need recall your “PIN”.
Yes, that would be one way aroun it – I will have to see how that fits me, thanks for your consideration
If I have to join in order to leave a comment, that tells me the person in charge of the blog (forum, board, whatever) really isn’t interested in what I have to say. So I just shrug and go on to the next thing.
Well, Tim, the blog in question was a “community” of individual blogs, and I believe the individual blogger had no say in the policy, so I let him off that particular hook.