I'm feeling rejected. I tried to make a comment on e-How to correct a bunch of errors in one of their Facebook articles (how to import a blog into Facebook). They encouraged me to comment, but when I clicked post, I had to apply for membership.
After filling in the entire form, they gave me a message that says,
"We're sorry, but you did not qualify to register for e-How. Thank you for your interest."
This is a new low for me, folks. I don't qualify to provide free content. [Was it my birthdate? Don't you like Canadians? Should I have selected Cambodia, or another C-country instead? Was it because I don't want a daily e-mail from you? I thought we could have been good together. I'm addicted to Instructables, after all.]
It's so irritating to waste time like this, I just want to scream. But no one would hear that. So I'm doing what people do now, I'm taking it out on them in other ways.
More to the point... isn't it pretty obvious web design good practice to put "you must be a member to comment" right on the button? I could go on, and I bet you could too, because this sort of thing is everywhere. We are all joined at the hip to the web, and we expect more.
Seriously. Hire a usability expert. Avoid being trashed on someone's blog.