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What's new in IP.Board 3.1.2? Incomplete Members

In IP.Board 3.1.0 we added a 'step through' form that users registering via Twitter and Facebook were prompted to complete before being fully registered. This was so that the user could choose their own display name and complete an email address when it wasn't available from the service (such as Twitter).



If a member chose not to complete this form then their registration would not be complete and their account would be missing some data such as a display name and valid email address. This led to some confusion when viewing the member list in the Admin CP.



Was this a bug? Was IP.Board mysteriously deleting member information? To prevent this confusion, we've removed these 'incomplete' members from the member list and added a new section to manage them.



This new section clearly lists those members that are still in the process of completing their registration. It also identifies which service they used to start the account creation process. If you choose to delete these partial accounts, the member can always re-sign in to repeat the process.

We hope this little feature cuts down on confusion and removes 'clutter' from the Admin CP member list.

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(w00t) Good add!

These incomplete members, is there a task to remove them after a period of time, such as new registrations do?

Would love to be able to view a list of members with facebook/twitter associated accounts.

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glad this is being address because this is one reason i don't use the facebook connect or twitter connet,is there a way that facebook and twitter accounts can be put in a "Validating Queue" so admins can approve who they want and not want on they board..because i don't want no FBI person from facebook joining my board :D

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[quote name='Fire_man' date='13 July 2010 - 02:31 PM']
...is there a way that facebook and twitter accounts can be put in a "Validating Queue" so admins can approve who they want and not want on they board..


The ability to Admin validate these accounts is very important. Currently this is a loophole in security that may be exploited by known troublemakers and spammers.

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Unfortunately you can not place Facebook & Twitter users into validation as it is against there API policy. Users must be able to have the same privileges as a normal member once the connection has been completed.

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...and that completely undermines board security. Open-season is hereby declared on all IP.B communities. :(

In fact, I would say that is a matter of interpretation (somewhat like the US Constitution ;) ). Since ALL members on my board are Admin validated, the "priveliges" are indeed the same whatever method is used to sign-up.

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[quote name='Black-Elmo' date='13 July 2010 - 08:52 AM']
Unfortunately you can not place Facebook & Twitter users into validation as it is against there API policy. Users must be able to have the same privileges as a normal member once the connection has been completed.

In fact, I would say that is a matter of interpretation (somewhat like the US Constitution ;) ). Since ALL members on my board are Admin validated, the "priveliges" are indeed the same whatever method is used to sign-up.

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It's not strictly against their TOS anymore.

Both Facebook and Twitter have their own spam screening prior to account creation. Worth noting that in 3.1.2 all Twitter/Facebook "registrations" are passed via the IPS spam filter and are either banned or placed in an auth queue if they do not pass depending on your settings.

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[quote name='Matt' date='13 July 2010 - 05:50 PM']
It's not strictly against their TOS anymore.

Both Facebook and Twitter have their own spam screening prior to account creation. Worth noting that in 3.1.2 all Twitter/Facebook "registrations" are passed via the IPS spam filter and are either banned or placed in an auth queue if they do not pass depending on your settings.


If this means that settings may be such that ALL Twitter/Facebook "registrations" are placed in an authorisation queue, then this is effectively Admin validation by another name.

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More Facebook/Twitter stuff? Meh... not interested.

People want more and more social network integration in almost every aspect of their lives, but where do you draw the line? When every second person is a stalker? When Identity theft on many people is daily news? When people live only to please their so called "followers". It's quite disgusting and I do not see a healthy future down this road personally or business wise. Facebook is slowly falling apart, there is not doubt about that.

I'd rather see IP focus their effort on improving the software itself rather then all this integration stuff for "fad" sites of which your business has no control over. Infact once you have created this integration(which you have already now) you allow Facebook/Twitter or whoever to control you (E.G They make large changes to their API, and you have to fix your software because you have customers ranting about how they can't connect anymore) and it makes additional unnecessary work for yourself.

Reason I have written all this is because I'm sick to death of hearing about Facebook and Twitter.

My 2 cents anyway. Anyone is free to bag me about how wrong I am, but it will not change my stance... so go for it.

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I agree with not liking the Facebook and Twitter stuff. On the other hand, it opens up the doors for better and cleaner integration with other services, even custom databases.

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I agree with his underlined portion. Some older IPS products such as IP.Downloads need some tweaking in the ACP to make it easier to manage.

For instance, why isn't the IP.D category editor got the same feel as the Forums Manager? :x

Just my thoughts

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maybe its time that invision had a look at how it does it releases


would have thought that with so many bug fixes in this upcoming release, the first priority would have been getting it out and leaving new features or third party related fixes for later

not so much "whats new", but "now fixed and available" would be the headlines I like to see

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I agree with you cirem, but it's a necessary evil these days... if you're not linked to them, then you're simply out of the loop.
(mind you, I know this will be abused by my members once i make it available to them for sure...) dammed if ya do/dammed if ya don't! :)

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Guys, did you read the blog entry? It's not a new feature. :blink:

All we did was separate users that don't have a display name into a separate window in the ACP, because the existing display was confusing customers. That's all. That's not a new feature, that's polishing an existing feature that is causing confusion and tickets.

When we can do small things like this in between big releases, it helps you, it helps our technicians, it helps everyone all around. I don't really see where the problem is here. It's not like we added Facebook Connect, itself, to a minor point release.

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I'd like to have that kind of control over all the members when listed. That check box/delete all option comes in handy if you have a number of unwanted members that need to be bulk deleted. Or, for those of us who have converted from another software, we may be carrying members we wish to shed and that process is tedious having to go one by one. It's an impossible task when you don't want to bulk delete all the validating/unwanted members.

Thanks.

I love what I see so far, just need a bit more powaaahhhhhhhh.

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