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Instead of being surprised to see an answer missing, why not add the answer?

Because I'd have to make an account to answer this one question, while I'm already a member here at HN.

There's not much to creating an account if you use OpenID. Two clicks from the login page, IIRC.

Good spot to observe how OpenID doesn't make people any less likely to bother logging in

You don't have to make an account to answer questions on Stack Overflow. http://stackoverflow.com/faq#login

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