A central registration system would be most appreciated. This way I can hook several XF forums together to power a small network of forums . Or any future XF products
I can see how it resembles OpenID however the point is to create a unified system in which people can keep the same username across your entire network. OpenID would ideally interface and allow you to register with the central registration system once. Afterwards, you simply login to any network site.I guess someone could build an authentication system like openid but why when there already is? I suggest we build on these already implemented ones and not "try and reinvent the wheel here but improve on the already built wheels"
Agreed. On the other hand, it could be important to think this through before the first release because there may need to be certain things in place to make this happen. And those things may be awkward to change later.Supplying at least a method to do so would be nice, though it could be added later on, when they're not worried about getting a strong release out.
If they start by supplying a method (In the core), I think it would be the start of creating it as a full fledge feature, which is what I was getting at.Agreed. On the other hand, it could be important to think this through before the first release because there may need to be certain things in place to make this happen. And those things may be awkward to change later.
I am not sure what the % of users will be that will really use this feature, but it is a great marketing tool to show why one forum software should be chosen over another.