ikiwiki's signin page is too sparse for people who don't live in the Web 2.0.
We occasionally have GNU Hurd web pages contributors wonder what they have to do on that page. They don't know / the page doesn't explain what an account provider is, and that cross-indentification (using an existing OpenID account) is possible to begin with. And, if they don't have such an OpenID account, it's not easily understandable that the other option is for creating a local site-only account (like in the old days).
I agree that this would be good. It could be done by leaving the compact widget at the top and adding some verbose explanations and/or further forms below.
All it takes is editing
templates/openid-selector.tmpl, so I welcome suggestions. --Joey