I am able to login to this site (Meta SO) using OpenID
I cannot do the same at Stack Overflow - I get an error. Doesn't it make sense to allow an alternative way of logging in? If the OpenID fails, then people are left without any way to login. I really need to get in today to check something and no matter what I do it will not allow me. Clearly OpenID is ok because I used it to get into this site.
What's going on with SO?
After the 15th repeated attempt I was finally able to login. But my point I think is still valid, what does one do in the event that the OpenID system fails?