How come the site isn't easier to use?

Many people ask me how come the site doesn't just ask them for a single page of information and then go off and do the promotions, like a lot of the other URL registration services.

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Believe it or not, 11.13% of the people who use support the site!
The bottom line is, you can either do it easy, or do it right. The philosophy of my site is, "do it right as easy as possible", not "do it easy as right as possible." But, doing it right isn't easy! There is a learning curve involved. It takes time at first to get used to the way the site works.

A lot of things about the site that people find initially inconvenient (such as "how come you don't simply let me promote to all the indexes in one big chunk, but instead break it up into categories like Search Engines, Major Indexes, etc?") were implemented in response to user experience during the beta test. If you were to promote to all the indexes at once, for example, the data entry page would be about 600K long, and if it didn't crash your browser, it would take you a couple of hours to fill in! By breaking up the process, you get a more gentle introduction to how things work.

I'm always adding features to make the site easier to use and reduce the learning curve (and your feedback about exactly what confused or annoyed you is crucial to this effort), but I won't do so at the cost of making the submissions less accurate.

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