What is meta? ×
Meta Stack Exchange is where users like you discuss bugs, features, and support issues that affect the software powering all 131 Stack Exchange communities.

If I go to the "log-in" page as a new user (http://stackoverflow.com/users/login) I'm presented with a page that doesn't obviously give me any way to register. The page tells me a little about openID, gives me an option to login directly or get my password recovered, however there's absolutely nothing on there for "register". If JavaScript is enabled I also get boxes for various OpenID sites, but still no "register" option

It seems you have to click on the "sign-in" button which in turn takes you to https://openid.stackexchange.com/account/login - which then has a register button which in turn points to: https://openid.stackexchange.com/account/register .

I would posit there should be an easy-access register page that's not three clicks deep.

share|improve this question
    
I'm not sure what the policy is for editing a question so I'll append this comment. Per my comment below, the issue is predominantly with JavaScript Off and doesn't happen with JavaScript On. –  GIS-Jonathan Apr 6 '12 at 8:42
    
The policy is that edits to questions are encouraged. :-) –  Cody Gray Apr 6 '12 at 16:17

1 Answer 1

/

Well, usually most people use GMail or Facebook or Yahoo, so they can just directly sign in--no need to "create" an SE account.

That being said,

I'm presented with a page that doesn't obviously give me any way to register

[...]

three clicks deep.

enter image description here

share|improve this answer
4  
+1 for almost readable freehand writing –  Simon Apr 6 '12 at 8:33
    
@Manishearth - Interesting. Originally this bug was going to be a Javascript-Off bug, however I then decided to try it with JS on and due to the wonders of selective reading I didn't see it say "sign up" on that page. --- I've just confirmed it does not say sign up when you have javascript off (which was going to be my original report), it says "sign in". And that link itself takes you to a login page. The register page really is three pages deep for JS-off users. –  GIS-Jonathan Apr 6 '12 at 8:39
1  
I know that link too well...I always click it by accident when I aim for "Show more login options..." :( –  Time Traveling Bobby Apr 6 '12 at 9:40
    
Oh, and +1 for the tags! –  Time Traveling Bobby Apr 6 '12 at 9:41

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .