In the past, I've always checked "keep me logged in for one week."
Today, when I pulled up the C19 page, it gave me an option to log in with my facebook account, google account, blogger account, etc.
To be curious, I chose to log in with FB, and then it took me to a FB page to share all my info with FB. So I stopped that process, and went back to my normal proboards log in.
Sooo... does this mean C19 is no longer a secret little haven for us? If I had logged in with FB, would my C19 postings be shared with all my FB friends? And can anyone now log in to C19 without registering first?
This is concerning to me, as I sometimes post things (ie, about my evil witch sister-in-law) that I would not want all the world to see. And I am a bit more reserved on FB that I am here with my fan-girliness, sooo...
Don't panic! I tried yesterday with both twitter and Facebook. The permission can always be revoked btw. in your twitter and Facebook account. Each time an error occured. It must be a feature with Proboards but not enabled by the moderators I'm presuming.
This is a new feature Proboards has just introduced. (We are dealing with this over on AA also). Your post won't be "seen" on FB unless the person looking at it logs into C19.
The "timed" login feature is now gone.
This is the info from the Proboards blog:
We’ve made registering at your forum a breeze. Your visitors can import their registration information from their existing social networks. This saves them time and helps you build a larger community.
After registering using your social network you can also login using the same network! All you need to do when logging in is click on the icon for your social network and we’ll log you straight into your account.
If you would like to take advantage of this feature but have already created a forum account, visit your forum profile and click on “Social Networks” to get started.
Sharing information with your social networks has never been easier. We have introduced a new button at the top of each thread. Using this button you can share threads you find on Facebook, Twitter, and many other social networks quickly and easily.
Please enjoy these new features!
Many admins over on Proboards Support are complaining about these new features and codes are being written to modify them for those who opt to use them. So the admin staff here will make their determinations on how to use the new stuff.
Now I'll leave before I overstep my bounds here! Hope this was helpful.
PS You would have to link your account here to your FB/Twitter/whatever account in order to share posts. The "share" button formerly said "send to a friend" and that function was similar, only it involved copy/paste.
This was posted by an admin in Proboards Support today. There is a lot of controversy there about these new features.
I think I may need to clear something up about the social login feature. The social login feature allows existing members to append a social network to their account on the forum, which can make for an easier login process. So if they've already visited facebook for the day and went to your forum, that existing member already on your forum only has to click the facebook button to be logged into the account they already have. A random person with a facebook account cannot login to the forum just because they have a facebook account, they will need to use the registration page like anyone else and would be given a standard username like anyone else, and if you have limited registrations enabled, they will still need to wait to be approved before being able to login. The social login feature does not make private forums any less private than they were before.
Ugh... I just have way too may professional colleagues and elected officials I'm FB friends with to take any risks. So, until the "share" button is gone, I shall henceforth be known as "LostinAustin." (formerly Annalynn)