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is it possible to login/create user in stackoverflow.com without creating/login using OpenID? i hate using OpenID, it's really confusing if you create different user/account on different websites :(

Note: the following text was submitted as an edit suggestion. I approved it, giving the user the benefit of the doubt and assuming that it was the OP's other account. -Popular Demand

even when i want to post this question under my new openid, i still logged as the old user, so i can't view my own question when i logged under my userid

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OpenID is currently the only way to login to StackOverflow...but I'm thrown by your comments: "it's really confusing if you create different user/account on different websites". That's exactly what OpenID doesn't do, can you elaborate a bit more? –  Nick Craver Mar 13 '11 at 15:52
    
i used to have one e-mail, it was hacked and i cannot use it anymore, so i create another id for stackoverflow, but the site recognize me as an openid user with the old email... –  pandr01d Mar 13 '11 at 15:57
    
or when i create a blog, one for personal use and the other for work, the blog usually confused me with my other openid –  pandr01d Mar 13 '11 at 16:01
    
why can't it be simple, using username and e-mail to log-in/ create account? it feels like openid is watching my every online activities –  pandr01d Mar 13 '11 at 16:04
    
you can open new question with that problem of yours (new open ID not recognized) it will get more and better attention. –  Shadow Wizard Mar 13 '11 at 16:06

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it's really confusing if you create different user/account on different websites

That's right! If all websites will use OpenID it means one single account for all websites. Your dream come true. So you're contradicting yourself here.

Anyhow, until this happens just treat www.myopenid.com as another website that you have to register to.

And just between us..... don't you have gmail, yahoo! or (shudders) Facebook? Come on! :)

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I have to agree with the OP on the security issue: if your OpenID account is compromised, then EVERY website you ever used that OpenID for is also compromised. In addition, some people may have a legitimate concern: do I want one entity to know all of my web site usage patterns? I like OpenID and I too have implemented it for my web site, but I still think about those issues... –  Lirik Mar 13 '11 at 16:21
    
@Lirik he never mentioned security, just that's it's "confusing". Regarding this issue, most people have the same password anyway for everything so it's not any worse. :) –  Shadow Wizard Mar 13 '11 at 16:23
    
@Shadow Wizzard: the OP is also known as pandr01d (he commented with those concerns above). True that most people have a single password, but there is no centralized location where somebody can see which web sites you ID with it. Like I said, I like OpenID and I implemented it on my web site as the only way to log in, I'm just saying that the OP is not entirely without a point. –  Lirik Mar 13 '11 at 16:24
    
no i mean i have two e-mail one for work and the other for personal use, openid is linking the two of them in one account.. –  pandr01d Mar 13 '11 at 16:26
    
why is my edit doesn't show? it says "need peer review"?? –  pandr01d Mar 13 '11 at 16:27
    
see? one example is when i want to post a question as pandr01d, it comes up as other user :( –  pandr01d Mar 13 '11 at 16:28
    
@pandr01d you have less than 100 points so you can't edit yet. You need more rep to edit. –  Lirik Mar 13 '11 at 16:28
    
@pand nobody can see your email addresses here if that's what you're concerned about. To have account removed from this website send email to team@stackoverflow.com –  Shadow Wizard Mar 13 '11 at 16:29
    
okay, so here is my edit: i know the point of using an OpenID, is to use one ID for every online activities(blog, email, facebook etc), what i want is keep different user on different site... how is that contradicting?? and i don't understand when someone choose vote down, is my question too dumb? –  pandr01d Mar 13 '11 at 16:31
    
i know the e-mail is hidden, it says "never displayed, optional notifications, used for gravatar" on edit account page.. –  pandr01d Mar 13 '11 at 16:34
    
it's just i want it separated... openid is a nightmare for me, it feels like having a conjoined twins >.< –  pandr01d Mar 13 '11 at 16:35
    
to anyone who convert my old account to my new one, thank you so much! :D now i can see my old thread –  pandr01d Mar 13 '11 at 16:53
    
just a suggestion, for a site using openid for everything, why do i have to re-login to every stackoverflow sub-site(e.g. cooking, gamedevelopment, math)? why not using one login for every stackoverflow site? –  pandr01d Mar 13 '11 at 17:24
    
@pand I don't know how it works technically - but why separate accounts in the same network? It really makes zero sense. You were downvoted by me because I simply don't agree with your request that's all. Nothing personal. :) –  Shadow Wizard Mar 14 '11 at 8:50
    
um.. not separate accounts in the same network, separate OpenID, because OpenID is used for other websites like wordpress or facebook. two email=two ID, openID mushed two of them in one –  pandr01d Mar 14 '11 at 21:13

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