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Digital Point Better Facebook Registration
Mod Version: 1.01, by digitalpoint (Coder) digitalpoint is offline
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vB Version: 4.0.3 Rating: (7 votes - 4.71 average) Installs: 97
Released: 28 Apr 2011 Last Update: 20 Aug 2011 Downloads: 431
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I was getting terribly annoyed with the number of users registering with Facebook Connect, only to say they accidentally registered with their real name and wanted to change it.

So with this, the default username will be their Facebook username, NOT their real name.

This will work with 4.0.3 or higher (4.0.3 was the first version with Facebook Connect).

Installation
  • Install the product-dp_better_facebook_reg.xml product under AdminCP -> Plugins & Products -> Manage Products -> Add/Import Product
You can see a live version in action here (assuming you are logged into Facebook of course):
http://forums.digitalpoint.com/register.php


Details
Let's say my name is "Shawn Hogan" and my Facebook username is "dpoint" (which it is) and I sign up for a forum that utilizes the Facebook Connect integration that came with vBulletin 4.0.3 or higher...

By default, vBulletin will make my username "Shawn Hogan".

With this addon, my default username will be "dpoint"... if "dpoint" is taken, it will default to "dpoint75" (1975 is the year I was born)... if "dpoint75" is taken, it will default to "dpointXX" (XX being a random number).

By default vBulletin also resets the username back to "Shawn Hogan" if I overrode it, but there was an error with my registration. So as an added bonus, the system will always remember the username if it was set by the user registering.

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Old 28 Apr 2011, 01:01
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but, if they don't have a username?
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Old 28 Apr 2011, 01:11
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Thanks Shawn nice mod.. Like your Forum too have learned alot.. Visit daily
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Old 28 Apr 2011, 01:17
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Originally Posted by rob01 View Post
but, if they don't have a username?
Then it will simply let them pick one. Although, doesn't everyone have to have a Facebook username these days?
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Old 28 Apr 2011, 03:08
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Everyone has a Facebook Username.. Your right shawn 100%
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Old 28 Apr 2011, 03:14
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Nice thanks.
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Old 28 Apr 2011, 04:31
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Nice mod

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Old 28 Apr 2011, 06:01
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Originally Posted by digitalpoint View Post
Then it will simply let them pick one. Although, doesn't everyone have to have a Facebook username these days?
Originally Posted by BigDog007 View Post
Everyone has a Facebook Username.. Your right shawn 100%
Nope, not everyone. I don't have a facebook account and no desire to. Would this mod not work for my site then for the users?
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Old 28 Apr 2011, 07:01
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downloaded and installed thanks a lot!

Would you happen to share the twitter updates below the menu of your forum? I love the shadow effect and animation between replying to threads..

if not.. that's fine too.. I truly understand the feeling of being copied and it is very annoying.. :P
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Old 28 Apr 2011, 07:33
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Originally Posted by Boofo View Post
Nope, not everyone. I don't have a facebook account and no desire to. Would this mod not work for my site then for the users?
It will work fine... but it's only useful if you use Facebook Connect so users can register with their Facebook account. But since you would need a Facebook App ID in order to offer Facebook Connect, I assume you don't have one since it requires a Facebook account (which you don't have).

Originally Posted by 0verl0rd View Post
Would you happen to share the twitter updates below the menu of your forum? I love the shadow effect and animation between replying to threads..

if not.. that's fine too.. I truly understand the feeling of being copied and it is very annoying.. :P
Maybe someday... it's not really a standalone system currently. It's pretty tightly wound into our other systems (for example when someone adds/removed premium membership, it has to trigger related actions for adding/deleting those people's Twitter accounts and so forth)... Not a big priority to spend a ton of time so others can have it for free to be honest when all the extra work isn't something I would be using myself.
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Old 28 Apr 2011, 08:19
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Originally Posted by digitalpoint View Post
It will work fine... but it's only useful if you use Facebook Connect so users can register with their Facebook account. But since you would need a Facebook App ID in order to offer Facebook Connect, I assume you don't have one since it requires a Facebook account (which you don't have).
Nope, not yet. I'm trying to hold off until I'm the very last person on earth to sign up for facebook. There has got to be some sort of prize for that, wouldn't you think?

To be honest, their privacy policies make me uncomfortable. And after Sony's Playstation Network hacking fiasco recently, that doesn't help matters in the internet privacy trust department.
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Old 28 Apr 2011, 08:26
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Yeah... I have a Facebook account, but I don't really use it. My girlfriend tells me if there's anything I need to know. But that being said, Facebook brings us a TON of traffic and our new user registration went up by probably about an extra 70 per day once we made it so easy to register via Facebook Connect.
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Old 28 Apr 2011, 08:39
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Is there any way to do a facebook account with very little personal info and open to on one? That might be enough to get the id you said I need. I enjoy my anonymity too much, I guess.
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Old 28 Apr 2011, 08:41
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Ya of course... just do minimal info and make everything hidden and private to everyone.
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Old 28 Apr 2011, 08:51
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Okay, I'll give it a shot. But if anyone finds anything out about me, you better be ready to make up the spare room 'cause I'm hiding out there at your place.
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