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I noticed that the Coding Horror site now requires logging in with OpenID. Well, I tried, but it gave an error message:

The OpenID URL you provided is invalid.

I checked, and I wrote the URL just like it has been. What is wrong?

I signed out from Stack Overflow and tadaa, I cannot log back in. This gets to my nerves. I have to remember some kind of URL format instead of just a name. The whole thing is complex enough without hassle with URLs.

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did your provider go down perhaps? – antony.trupe Feb 13 '10 at 22:04
Check these steps:… – Ladybug Killer Feb 13 '10 at 22:19
Heh... Sounds like you need an easier-to-remember URL... – Shog9 Feb 14 '10 at 2:18
Oh so there is a provider and it can go down? And then there are 7 steps to try? Sounds complicated... I guess I need to try to get a new provider or try the steps. But not today. – Silvercode Feb 14 '10 at 13:18
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Who is your OpenID provider?

Generally you just click the logo button of your provider on the login page; you don't have to remember URLs.

We've also improved the login page to make it more clear that there are buttons to click, see bottom part of screenshot below.

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