I am using Launchpad (https://launchpad.net/) as an Open Id provider and I would appreciate it, if it could be added to the open ID providers on the login-page.

In January 2009 Launchpad already had over 2.5 Million Users. Launchpad really is a huge Online-Development-Platform (driven by Canonical) and should imo be supported.

Thanks in advance

P.S.: Is this the right place to ask for something like this?

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    You can use Launchpad -- click More options and write your L.p. OpenID directly. – mbq Jun 27 '11 at 18:45
  • @mbq: It would still be nice to have a button there, though. – Paŭlo Ebermann Jun 27 '11 at 19:07
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    What @mbq said. Also, it already is supported as a top-level button on the one site where this surely makes sense: askubuntu.com/users/login – balpha Jun 27 '11 at 19:09
  • @PaŭloEbermann Sure; that's why I have migrated it. – mbq Jun 27 '11 at 19:09
  • @balpha: Good to know ... maybe it could be on the other sites at least in the "more OpenID options" line? – Paŭlo Ebermann Jun 27 '11 at 20:08
  • @balpha: “usually makes sense”… Aren't the OpenID choices based on usage counts? Are LJ and WP and all the others more popular than LP? – Gilles 'SO- stop being evil' Jun 28 '11 at 0:32

As has already been pointed out in the comments, the ubuntu site already provides this option. ubuntu se login screenshot

It seems a few of the sites have context sensitive login links that may be more applicable and provide a lower barrier for entry...gaming for example which provides a Steam login

gaming se login screenshot

My guess is that with such a plethora of OpenID providers (And large ones to) you could have an entire screen filled with peoples choices...so they provide the 5 defaults (Stack Exchange, Google, Yahoo, myOpenID and Facebook) and then an option that is relevant to the target audience of the site...

I can't really see how this will change other than requesting LaunchPad be added to the "More OpenID Options"...

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