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  • IB Adrian
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    I made a new blog post here about Facebook integration

    http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/entry...-F8-conference

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  • hydn
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    So basically why should we even use fb connect with vb?

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  • Riasat
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    Originally posted by quasar View Post
    And currently the facebook connect is creating havoc with my site...

    Nice really, seems they've shut down the facebook connect, and now I can't even login to my adminCP to switch the thing off...

    Edit: with them shutting down the developer network I was on for a shortwhile, it screwed with my settings. There needs to be a fail safe so admins can still login if facebook is offline.
    I'm not sure what went wrong that you can not login as admin but when i was testing Fconnect, the test account I created and used to sign up in the forums, was unable to login to the forums after facebook connect was disabled.

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  • quasar
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    And currently the facebook connect is creating havoc with my site...

    Nice really, seems they've shut down the facebook connect, and now I can't even login to my adminCP to switch the thing off...

    Edit: with them shutting down the developer network I was on for a shortwhile, it screwed with my settings. There needs to be a fail safe so admins can still login if facebook is offline.
    Last edited by quasar; Fri 23rd Apr '10, 3:17pm.

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  • IB Adrian
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    We will be much quicker adapting the new facebook integration. Michael (the gentleman that developed the current connect plugin) was at the Facebook conference where this was announced.
    We were slow to adopt the Connect feature initially, as we were very cautious about whether integration with other social media mediums would provide any benefit, and to be honest whether our customers would be receptive.
    (It definately doesn't feel natural adding a login system that integrates with a competing website ). After spending about 8months testing it on our forums, we discovered it is a great benefit.
    It was intentionally a conservative, cautious approach.

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  • bogley
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    I just installed the "Like" button on each of my threads, hoping this will give a good view of things to come. But still, look how fast that was made available in relation to the change - today. And then the whole facebook connect thing comes out just days before the discontinued announcement.

    Sure there are mods and addons that we can try at our own risk that have been available for a while, but it would seem to me that vbulletin would have official addons like this as part of the package much sooner, especially when they were proven to increase forum traffic and membership.

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  • worried
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    Originally posted by bogley
    But it's poor forum management to introduce your members to a new function knowing that it's going to go away or completely change to something else in the near future.
    You can think of using FB Connect as introduction with more to come. I think people exposed to FB Connect will be more likely to use the new interface. Who knows when this new interface will be implemented. I'd rather not wait.

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  • bogley
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    Originally posted by smirkley View Post
    I suspect with the new upcoming Facebook API, the vB integration should be more thorough and functional, no?
    Yes, it's great news overall. I'm looking forward to a modification adding the Like button on each thread, things like that. But it's unfortunate timing for rolling out the Facebook Connect right when it's being discontinued.

    I am in no way saying Facebook functionality is dead now, just that I was excited to roll out the "official" vbulletin method of FB Connect literally within hours of reading that Mashable article.

    So now I wait again.

    True, I could just enable it now and let my members use it. But it's poor forum management to introduce your members to a new function knowing that it's going to go away or completely change to something else in the near future.

    If vbulletin can quickly adjust for this in vb 4.0.4 by incorporating the "Like" button instead, that would be nice.

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  • vijayninel
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    Interesting article here as well http://mashable.com/2010/04/21/open-graph-privacy/

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  • smirkley
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    I suspect with the new upcoming Facebook API, the vB integration should be more thorough and functional, no?

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  • bogley
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    Originally posted by s0lidgr0und View Post
    A few weeks, as a part of the default software.
    No, I meant how long has Facebook Connect been available from Facebook, and vbulletin finally comes on board as it's being discontinued.

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  • s0lidgr0und
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    A few weeks, as a part of the default software.

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  • bogley
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    I was just ready to upgrade to vb 4.0.3 and use the long awaited facebook connect. Rather than unleash it and say "oops - nevermind", I'll just hold off on upgrading for a while.

    How long has Facebook Connect been available? 15 months?

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  • Riasat
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    Originally posted by s0lidgr0und View Post
    Does this mean that the ugly fb connect button will disappear as well?
    it will be replaced with an OpenGraph ugly button

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  • s0lidgr0und
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    Does this mean that the ugly fb connect button will disappear as well?

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