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Lack of Interest Disable/Enable Facebook Like Feature in User settings

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by SonicRC, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. SonicRC

    SonicRC Well-Known Member

    In Beta 2 it`s possible to disable the facebook like feature in the AdminCP. It would be great if there would be an opportunity to disable that in the user settings too, because some user like facebook and some do not (or don`t want to be tracked by facebook on websites). So the user has the choice. :)
  2. Peter

    Peter Active Member

    I thought it "feeds" to the user account when they actually click on Like. If they don't use it at all, it won't feed into their accounts and their friends won't see it. Maybe I got it all wrong as I don't use facebook at all.
  3. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    All clicking the Facebook Like button does is put the link on your own Facebook profile wall.


    So just because you personally have it disabled, it won't stop other users from submitting threads to Facebook.
    As such I can't really see what purpose there is in disabling it per user, apart from removing the button from the template.

    If you don't like or want to use Facebook, don't click the button.
  4. SonicRC

    SonicRC Well-Known Member

    But Facebook can track you even when you don`t click on the button and some user don`t like that. That`s the point.
  5. mra0

    mra0 Member

    Nothing against you. If users don't like tracking from Facebook, they should simply not use it. I hear people complain a lot about facebook problems like privacy, tracking, security, etc. and they still continue to use it. I don't get it.
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    How does Facebook track me on XenForo exactly?
  7. SonicRC

    SonicRC Well-Known Member

    You`re right, but I can understand those users too. Facebook is a great network, but why should they know which web pages I`m using?

    The Facebook Button in xenforo is a part of the facebook website built in with an iframe.

    Here is an article about that:
  8. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    OK but again how is that tracking me personally?

    Facebook don't know what my IP address is so all they have is a bunch of anonymous data.
  9. SonicRC

    SonicRC Well-Known Member

    Ok it`s anonymous if you don`t have an facebook account. But if you have one they can track you personally.
  10. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    By which time they already have your information...

    Whats the point of allowing members to block Facebook; most people will never modify their profile information, or go further then account settings and a few other things. Also, if someone does have a Facebook profile, and hasn't already deleted or deactivated their account, they're likely to not care about removing it on an user basis, nor are they likely to care either way.
  11. Hoffi

    Hoffi Well-Known Member

    Im just taking this existing thread. I am in plan to migrate to XF if 1.1 is out. Many of Users don't want the Facebook Integration. So it would be a great function, if they could deactivate it in the user settings.
    khuongkd and ankurs like this.

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