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Re: register/login with Facebook on a YaBB forum?
Reply #9 - Jul 16th, 2012 at 7:30pm
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Dandello wrote on Jul 16th, 2012 at 7:15pm:
But keep in mind there are lots of people who refuse to have Facebook accounts and will not/cannot contribute to site where a Facebook account is a requirement.



I'd definitely not want a FB link to be the only method of registration/login - it should be an option, but the legacy methods should still remain in place.  Wink
  
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Re: register/login with Facebook on a YaBB forum?
Reply #8 - Jul 16th, 2012 at 7:15pm
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Assuming Facebook supports OpenID, then that feature for login is imminently doable. Doing the same for registration is iffier. But I'm sure Facebook has an CMS interface app for it, should someone be interested in creating a mod.

But keep in mind there are lots of people who refuse to have Facebook accounts and will not/cannot contribute to site where a Facebook account is a requirement.

And as for spammers on Facebook - not all spam comes from bots. I know for a fact that one of the trolls banned from one of my sites has at least 5 Facebook accounts she uses just to get into places she's been banned from by traditional methods. (I say at least because although I have identified 5 sockpuppets, I'm sure she has more.)
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Re: register/login with Facebook on a YaBB forum?
Reply #7 - Jul 16th, 2012 at 6:51pm
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Njones - I would say 'stay tuned' as things are in the works (literally)

As for FB logins - that would require an adaptation to something "like" OpenID.  It would also require a lot of work in the way YaBB operates. YaBB has 'classes' of members, so there would have to be a substitution/equivalence of some field to an underlying Facebook account.

It is certainly an 'interesting' idea.

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Reply #6 - Jul 16th, 2012 at 6:24pm
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Njones wrote on Jul 16th, 2012 at 6:08pm:
On another note - is YaBB 3 still being developed? The section of the forum dedicated to it seems dead??

you can find the main YaBB 3 dev site here http://www.dev.yabbworld.com/cgi-bin/forum/YaBB.pl
  

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Reply #5 - Jul 16th, 2012 at 6:08pm
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I feel its an essential feature,.. FB has its own anti-spam features (disallowing multiple automated registrations etc), so I doubt it will ever become a major source of spam.

I'm active on many forums, with a post count collectively exceeding 30,000 at the moment... but I clicked a link to a new forum today, a simple "post your name to be in with a chance to win this prize" - genuine prize from a company I deal with - worth $1000 - useful to my business ----- I didn't post on the thread because I couldn't be arsed to sign up!!

FB connectivity should be top priority!!

On another note - is YaBB 3 still being developed? The section of the forum dedicated to it seems dead??
  
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Re: register/login with Facebook on a YaBB forum?
Reply #4 - Jul 16th, 2012 at 5:44pm
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Dandello wrote on Jul 16th, 2012 at 5:16pm:
1) if people are too lazy to register, then they're too lazy to post.
2) spammers have Facebook accounts, too - lots of them.
3) using Facebook as your registration mode would defeat whatever anti-spam mods you have (refer to 2).


sorry Dandello but this is the time of facebook and what i mean is that most websites with forums  that i was on most have moved to facebook and most of the People I Know with facebook if they cant login to a website with there facebook ID don't bother even sign up to it and will just go find one that will.

the truth is that most websoft like wordpress to some forums i wont name now have plugin to sing up, login from facebook as it lets you cross link and share what you do.

i feel that YaBB is just being left behind again like it has been so many times in the past  Sad
but this is just my thorts on this.
  

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Reply #3 - Jul 16th, 2012 at 5:28pm
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I love YaBB's Facebook cover photo; very cool!  Smiley



  

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Re: register/login with Facebook on a YaBB forum?
Reply #2 - Jul 16th, 2012 at 5:21pm
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Njones wrote on Jul 16th, 2012 at 4:01pm:
Is it possible to have a register/login with facebook button that will allow 1 click registration for new members on my YaBB forum?

PPL are lazy,.. filling in their details can often mean lost registrations, so I want to make it as easy as possible!

Hi Njones as far as i know yabb has no plans to support this i did suggest that yabb do this but went with trying to implement openID.
but if you ask here http://www.yabbforum.com/community/YaBB.pl?board=scripting or http://www.boardmod.org/yabb2/YaBB.pl?board=hacks or even http://www.carsten-dalgaard.dk/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?board=request
someone might be willing to make a mod for this as i do know that this has been requested quite a lot of times just know one has made the mod for this as of yet and you never know it might happen this time  Wink
  

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Re: register/login with Facebook on a YaBB forum?
Reply #1 - Jul 16th, 2012 at 5:16pm
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Currently - no.
In YaBB 3 they have been working on getting OpenID working - but so far that's just for login, not registration.

Besides,
1) if people are too lazy to register, then they're too lazy to post.
2) spammers have Facebook accounts, too - lots of them.
3) using Facebook as your registration mode would defeat whatever anti-spam mods you have (refer to 2).
  

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register/login with Facebook on a YaBB forum?
Jul 16th, 2012 at 4:01pm
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Is it possible to have a register/login with facebook button that will allow 1 click registration for new members on my YaBB forum?

PPL are lazy,.. filling in their details can often mean lost registrations, so I want to make it as easy as possible!
  
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