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Registering for a Stack Exchange OpenID is a huge pain; it took me 20-30 attempts. I ran into two problems you might want to look into:

First, there's no indication of password policies:

  • Password length
  • Character repetition
  • Mixture of uppercase, lowercase, numerals and, quote, "special characters"

I tried a bunch of passwords before I hit on one that worked.

Second, 50% of the time I can't make out what the CAPTCHA displays, so I kept getting it wrong

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If you'd like, I can make you a much worse registration system. Oh, I can picture it now... – Blender Oct 14 '11 at 1:47
Isn't there an option the play the captcha audibly if you can't read it? I don't see why that's an issue to you. – MDMarra Oct 14 '11 at 1:49
There's nothing worse than when sites don't allow some special characters in usernames and passwords. I think Gravatar is probably the worst as I remember, lowercase letters only. That's why I never bothered to get a custom gravatar. – Lance Roberts Oct 14 '11 at 2:06

That is why you should use OpenId or Google Account or facebook or yahoo. Why would you even want to reenter that information, if you can keep it one place?

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I the Google button. It's so useful! – Blender Oct 14 '11 at 1:52

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