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  • This would have been a good idea if it was keyed to an OpenID identity, not an email address. I use a different email address (foo@, bar@, ...) for every site I sign up to. So maintaining it would be a royal pain in the ass, not least to mention that this guy wants you to pay him money for having more than one email address.

    Plus, it's one more annoying thing to have to register for. If I could log into it with my OpenID identity, that'd be no effort at all. And anything OpenID-conversant could query Grava

    • <Jayne>If wishes were horses we'd all be eatin' steak!</Jayne:>

      While I agree, OpenID would be the cat's pajamas, there's a certain question of pragmatism.

      To use OpenIDs would require...

      1) Changing PAUSE's author data to associate an OpenID with each PAUSE identity.
      2) Enhance the PAUSE interface to allow authors to add their OpenID.
      3) Get authors to sign up with OpenID.
      4) Get authors to tell PAUSE their OpenID.
      5) Get Gravatar to work with OpenID.
      6) Get authors to sign up with Gravatar using OpenID.

      Whew. That looks like a lot of work, and asking a bunch things I don't control to change, and getting other people to do work and a lot of waiting while it all gets done.


      1) I hack up a quick CPAN module to generate gravatar URLs
      2) Ask Graham to plop it onto search
      3) Get authors to sign up for Gravatar using their address which everyone already has.

      In the interest of JFDI I JFDidI.

      I'd love to see OpenID information added to PAUSE though.