Add ability to link OpenID account to DW account during content imports from other sites
site: openid, workflow: importer, and maybe site: usability
Subsuming your OpenID while importing content created by the OpenID's account (such as associating the OpenID of Username@Livejournal while importing Username's journal contents from Livejournal) seems a very logical thing. Suggest there be an option on the Import Content page, which is easily reachable in the larger DW-sitescheme header, to do that in the course of importing content, or at least a link to the page for associating the OpenID, with a blurb explaining what it's for. To an end user, these two processes look to be rather closely related, so to have them obviously linked seems neatly intuitive.
I imported an account from LiveJournal a while ago and checked an entry's page, only to finally realize that comments made by that account, while it was on LJ, to its own posts... did not register as belonging to the new account on Dreamwidth, although the entries in the journal correctly said that they belonged to the DW account.
I realize that importing content from a non-DW journal to a DW journal and claiming ownership of that non-DW journal's comments are two separate things, but they feel as though they should go together somehow.
I can see two ways of doing this quite neatly, and in a way that makes things clear to the new user. The first would be to include a note on the Import Content page stating that "importing the comments on a journal's entries does not claim ownership of the journal's own comments, but this tool can take care of that for you: (and a link to the appropriate page for subsuming your OpenID accounts)" or something to that effect.
The other way, which I suspect would be more work, but still end up pleasing many users, would be to combine the two pages, so that you could take care of both tasks at once, if you wanted. There's all sorts of options for what to import, exactly, and you already need to enter your username and password, and specify which site to import from. Taking ownership of that account's comments, especially on its own pages, seems a logical and intuitive part of the process, to me.
If the second idea is gone for, still having a note and link like the first idea, in the Import pages (and it being pointed out that taking ownership of the OpenID account works for all OpenID sites, whereas importing the content only currently works for LiveJournal and InsaneJounral, would be great too) would be very handy, especially as it isn't linked directly in the header navigation, while Import Content is.
Should be implemented as-is.
Should be implemented with changes. (please comment)
Shouldn't be implemented.
(I have no opinion)
(Other: please comment)