I've recently started exploring the Stack Exchange network more thoroughly and I found the process of creating accounts on other sites a bit confusing. My process was as follows:
- Click the Log In link at the top of the site.
- Click the Log In With Google button.
- Accept the access request at Google's authorization page.
At this point, I was presented with the following:
This OpenID is new to Science Fiction and Fantasy - Stack Exchange:
Google ([email protected])
| Confirm and create new account | | cancel |
If you think you already have a Science Fiction and Fantasy - Stack Exchange account, and you were just trying to associate a new OpenID with your existing account, you’re in the wrong place.
My original interpretation was that this OpenID was not being recognized by the network and that I would be creating an entirely new account. I think it would be very helpful if there was some mention that the OpenID was recognized by the Stack Exchange network and would be automatically associated upon account creation at the specific site I was visiting.