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Anyone interested in enabling Google/Facebook/Microsoft etc logins to the forum?

What social logons would you like to use to log onto the forum ?

  • Facebook

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Twitter

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Google

    Votes: 1 3.3%
  • GitHub

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • LinkedIn

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Microsoft

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Yahoo

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • None! Keep away from them all!

    Votes: 29 96.7%

  • Total voters
    30

DWG

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Is Yahoo even going to be around past the end of the year?

Personally I've most of these (possibly all, can't recall if I have GitHub or not), but don't see any reason to switch to using them, when the existing login process is effectively invisible to me.

I suspect it might be relevant to new recruits to the forum, those with existing logins have less to gain.
 

overscan

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Then the question is, would you have used them if they were available when you signed up?
 

Foo Fighter

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Not on your Nelly, mate.
 

Arjen

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I don't know whether new members would sooner join with a google/facebook/etc login. Speaking for myself, I have some of the mentioned options - I would never use one of them to sign in on any forum.
 

DWG

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Then the question is, would you have used them if they were available when you signed up?
Possibly. I occasionally use my Facebook login for new stuff if I'm feeling lazy, but mostly I create a new login.
 

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Thanks Paul for asking the members here for their opinion, much appreciated.
 

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It's possible some potential new members might be lost because they don't want to set up another password, but its probably not a noticeable problem.
 

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You may be right, but if they having anything of value to share/discuss with us I doubt that the requirement to have a separate password would deter them.
 
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