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Posted on: Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:59 am




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 drop Facebook ?
Given recent developments, how do people feel about dropping support for Facebook login on the site?

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Posted on: Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:30 am




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pnm wrote:
Given recent developments, how do people feel about dropping support for Facebook login on the site?

Patrick


I've never used the Facebook login option, so it wouldn't affect me. But I can understand why you might want to drop it.


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Posted on: Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:39 am




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paulv66 wrote:
I've never used the Facebook login option, so it wouldn't affect me. But I can understand why you might want to drop it.


Yes. Some of the reasons are:

- enormous development overhead (especially in the beginning dealing with their API (programming interface) and documentation was a nightmare)
- keeping up with API changes
- having to use a different ad provider (only from a list of "approved providers", which does not include Google of course).
The revenue from the approved provider I use is about $10 a year [glare]
- having to have a Facebook account myself for this
- ...


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Posted on: Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:43 am




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I too have never used facebook, so no problem with its deletion!!


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Posted on: Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:48 pm




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I have never signed up for or used Facebook. The political and responsible company factors should also be mentioned and considered. Personally, I support dropping it. On the other hand, I would be inclined to defer to a minority that likes it if that group exists significantly enough to discount the practical factors.


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Posted on: Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:16 pm




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I never use FB sign in for anything.

Can you tell if there are users who do use FB to sign in? If so, how many?


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Posted on: Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:40 pm




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eclipsegirl wrote:
Can you tell if there are users who do use FB to sign in? If so, how many?


about 3 - 3.5 % of all puzzles solved in a day are solved via Facebook

(same percentage via Google+, by the way)


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Posted on: Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:49 pm




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Of that 3 - 3.5%, can you tell how many are subscribers?

Would it be a hardship to you if you lost every FB subsciber? I doubt that would happen, but it is the worse case scenario.

Having never used FB, and always signing in via email, I know how to access my account.
I assume that you have everyone's email, even if they choose to signin via FB, so their account would not be lost.


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Posted on: Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:35 am




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Time to move on this issue too..

https://tech.slashdot.org/story/18/03/3 ... eaked-memo

It's inertia really, it'll take quite some effort to remove/transfer [glare]


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