Linkped 2.12 released [Updated]
This update contains a major update on the OpenID backend. There was a number of issues with the old system that are finally resolved. The big difference is the way user accounts are handled. Previously, an OpenID was associated to an email address. This is a serious problem since many OpenID providers don’t return email information, even if you specify its required.
However, that will make things much better long term. If you have a bunch of email addresses you can add them all on to your profile. Even better then that, is that you can specify the primary email where you want your links sent to. Your friend only needs to know 1 of the email addresses on your list. I have some things planned for this that will be reveled later on.
There is still a ton I need to do on the user account system, this is a major step towards the end goal.
There are a number of other minor improvement as well. For example, the support page was a wreak previously. I took a few minutes and throw together something that is a big improvement. Although its not what I want, its a huge improvement over the previous version.
Update: After some data scrubbing I noticed that due to a long standing bug the total number of users on Linkped was inacurate. This was due to the way I handled OpenID accounts that didn’t send an email address in the response. I admit it was a very lame way to handle it but I was pressed for time. The real total of users on Linkped is now 555 😀