I try to keep this blog positive but need to vent a bit today about logins.
In the good old days you’d use a username and password to log into a website. We’ve all been educated now to use good passwords too and some of us use a password manager, like 1Password, for extra security and convenience.
These days we have foolishness like sites that make you enter a username on one page and then a password on the next. Annoying!
My current gripe is the ones that make you verify yourself via an email, even after providing a username and password.
I’ve given you my username and my password and sometimes even told you how many traffic lights are in a stupid picture: take me to the good stuff now!
I’m really getting pretty fed up with it. On trying to view a video from a creator I support on Patreon, I even considered getting out of Patreon thanks to this ridiculous roadblock. Why should I verify just to watch a video. But getting out would hurt the creator.
And while I’m ranting: I love Micro.Blog but it doesn’t even let me use a password. If I need to log in again on the web I have to wait for an email with a special link that I can’t then use next time, weeks or months later! It’s ridiculous and very annoying.
I suppose all this stuff is to deal with bots or something, but heck! even my bank just needs a username and password. I can’t believe I have to jump through hoops to watch a video on Patreon.
Rare rant over.