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The need to have a simple form for signups

The Slow as Molasses Press

I Googled the following:
"routine way of signing up for anything"
and ended up with a page on fitness
Who is minding the store
My intent was and is to underline
the need to have a simple form for signups
that is common to every site
that wants you to be part of it
What is reasonable 
would be
REAL NAME
REAL EMAIL
(email as username by default)
and a unique password
That's all
Whatever the form is 
it should be
common 
All the other stuff these sites want
should be optional
and have nothing to do with
signing up
Finally I flatly refuse
to use my mobile phone address
for a simple reason
I do not want anyone
calling me period
My mobile phone use is not
related to getting calls
There it is



NO ONE WILL FOLLOW THIS ADVICE
until someone comes up with
a Facebook-like
method which
turns out to be as 
onerous
as the profusion of
diverse ways
of joining things
that assumes we will be
charmed by another different
bit of legerdemain
IXNAY
NO WAY
Simplify or die
 

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Stephen C. Rose (1936-) was born in New York City and raised there. He currently lives there. He was educated at Trinity, Exeter, Williams and Union Theological Seminary. He served in the Student Interracial Ministry in Nashville. He founded and edited the prize-winning Renewal Magazine in Chicago and studied with C. A. Doxiadis in Athens. His first books "The Grass Roots Church" and "Who's Killing The Church" established him as a prominent critic of American Protestantism and American religion. He was and remains a civil rights activist. He has interviewed and done in depth pieces on Saul Alinsky and Martin Luther King, Jr. He won awards for editorial courage and for two documentary films. He has written and published many songs and musical works including "We Are All Americans". During the late 90s and early 2000s he worked for UN agencies, most recently editing CHOICES Magazine at UNDP. Since 2000 he has written several books for distribution via K…