Quite often, on Wikipedia and other sites, a banner invites me — again and again — to vote for something.
Quite often, this ends up in an over-complicated process full of jargon, trapped with bugs and wrong directions and dead ends. Last time, I gave up voting.
The vote today is nicer. :-) But it is still buggy and not user-friendly.
On Wikipedia, a banner invites me to vote.
I go to this vote.
I get the page that starts with a little explanation: please make your votes here, all your votes are neutral by default, you may set your votes now and come back later and change them.
I click the link for the presentation of a candidate, I come back to the voting page, I set my vote.
I do the same for another candidate...
I click other links too.
I go to other Web sites too.
I go back to the page of my votes.
I expect to find the same page as before, with my votes kept as promised.
Instead, I find a barrier. A page says that I must log in. But how? There is a little link “Log in” at the top right. See this screen photo:
I click the link “Log in”. I try to log in.
I expect the auth to work and I expect to land on the page for voting, with my votes kept as promised.
Instead, I find a dead end. A page gives me an insult message: login error, no user “Nnemo”. The page asks me to log in. This turns the dead end into an infinite loop. ;-) See this screen photo:
Finally, after circumventing the traps, I get back the voting page. I expect the voting page to have my votes kept, as promised. Instead, my votes are lost and the votes are all neutral.
It would be nice to fix and improve that.
I have Safari on iOS 8 on an iPad.