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Allow users to log in with Facebook, or not?

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by kaieivindm, Jul 25, 2015.

  1. kaieivindm

    kaieivindm Active Member

    Hi all,

    Just wondering if your forum allows for Facebook login or not?
    If so, is it beneficial? Do you see increased userbase? Or is it simply to offer the users a choice to login?

    Until now I have not allowed this, and removed the option to choose this.
    But lately I have been thinking maybe thats not a good idea, maybe there are some potential users that actually prefer this.

    Opionions?

    Thanks!
     
  2. dethfire

    dethfire Well-Known Member

    Yes, it has marginal benefit for my community
     
  3. batpool52!

    batpool52! Well-Known Member

    People are lazy, if you give them option to register without thinking then they will use that option and so facebook integration works quite well (at least in my case).
     
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  4. kaieivindm

    kaieivindm Active Member

    This is what I am thinking as well... for my community.

    But this, lazy, is quite true to very many I assume.

    Question, if Facebook integration and login is enabled, is it possible to convert those users to regular "non-facebook" users afterwards?

    Only thing I struggle with personally opening this option, is that users will then use real names, or is this something that can be handled another way? And let them choose username, even with registering with FB?
     
  5. batpool52!

    batpool52! Well-Known Member

    I haven't tried that but I think they should be just fine, same with any other official integration available (google and twitter).

    Aren't people given a option to choose a new username?
     
  6. kaieivindm

    kaieivindm Active Member

    Oh yeah they are. But I was mostly thinking of the idea of enabling this option but still let users choose a "username" instead of using FB names.
     
  7. batpool52!

    batpool52! Well-Known Member

    You mean forcing them to use a new username? Whats the point of registering via Facebook then if you're not going to make the registration easy? :D
     
  8. kaieivindm

    kaieivindm Active Member

    Have the best from both places? ;)

    I still need to convince my self if this is a good idea or not though :p thats the hardest job!
     
  9. katsulynx

    katsulynx Well-Known Member

    As long as you keep it down to social login, not social sharing, the measuarble influence should be thoroughly positive. Social sharing always depends on the target group of your website.
     
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2015
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  10. kaieivindm

    kaieivindm Active Member

    Good tip/advice! :)
     

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