How You Know Your Registration Forms Need Work
It took perhaps 9 tries, and 12 minutes, to register at UPS.com. OK, I admit I am not patient with reading instructions, especially about what constitutes an acceptable ID (because no one wants to use their email address!). But I got the rules down by the third try, which does not explain tries 4-8. Nothing, in fact, explains them. My frustration mounted as I repeatedly chose yet another ID, entered my password (itself a minor skirmish), re-entered my password, accepted terms, and confirmed the address.
In a venting moment, I chose an ID that finally met UPS rules. And here it is, the way you can tell your own registration forms need work (…expletive deleted…):
The ID I….HateU is in use
If you’ve ever wondered why your users choose such nasty IDs, take this post as a hint. Here is the ID I settled on, which I think is much less ambiguous: thisappsucks. Now if I can just recall it when I need it.