WTF? The Internet Explorer community doesn’t use LiveID
I’ve just installed Windows 7 (more on that later) in which I started checking out IE8 and, more specifically, web slices.
Turns out there is a community dedicated to IE 8 at www.ieaddons.com where one can talk about and review the best web slices and accelerators (both are new features of IE8):
If I want to leave my own reviews then, of course, I have to register with the service. I’m amazed to find though that login isn’t via our Windows Live ID, we need a completely new username and password. This is a stupid decision in so so many ways I’m baffled as to why its been done. Can anyone out there from Microsoft explain it?
Think what benefits logging in would have brought and could have brought in the future:
- Login using a username/password that most people using IE already have
- Reviews that a person makes could appear on http://home.live.com
- The developers of this site have spent time and money building their own identity system when one already exists. one that is built by the same company.
Needless to say I didn’t register!