So I tried to get into a new site currently in private beta but I've made a mess of it. According to this it should have been straight forward. I followed the links from Area51 and filled in my usual OpenID. My OpenID provider (Google) returned an error and refused to be helpful citing I was trying to login to something that did not exist.
I then tried using an SE login, which apparently I already had but don't use so of course I had to reset the password. That done I came back to login to the private beta and sure enough, I was in.
The new problem is my SE login does not appear to be associated with my other account. I tried adding it under "my logins", and it appears to work but the association does not happen (when viewed from either side). This leaves me with an orphan account on a private beta that I can't seem to join to my main persona.
Why was OpenID not giving me any love and how do I get it back?