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Old 24 Sep 2011, 16:09
JohorBahru JohorBahru is offline
 
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vB Connect

why don't develop a vB Connect to optimize the vB network since it is so huge across million of sites

so the idea is use a membership shared among all sites which are powered by vB, just like another facebook/ twitter connect
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Old 24 Sep 2011, 17:12
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I could see that posing a HUGE security risk. I wouldn't want that for my forum, but that may just be me.
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Old 24 Sep 2011, 17:17
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The concept seems nice, but there are a few issues with it. I surely do not want to give out member data to third parties. I think thats not good for their privacy. Competing sites could use such network to find your member data and invite them all.
The new facebook app has similar features, as it suggests other vbulletin sites to your members.
Mind that vbulletins mother company owns a very large number of forums and sites that compete with vbulletin customers. So that conflict of interest makes it more difficult.
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Old 24 Sep 2011, 17:33
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I do like this idea and have thought about it for a while- but it would require a big company to implement with the right hardware that it is always up and relatively fast, something like Google or Facebook.

Obviously this would be a feature that admin would be able to enable or disable at their discretion but personally I would join a lot more forums if there was a "1 click" way to do so that would automatically sign me up with my preferred username, centralized password, email, and whatever other info I choose to share. Plus the system would verify I wasn't a spammer so I would get immediate access without having to "confirm" my account.
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Old 25 Sep 2011, 09:10
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I could see that posing a HUGE security risk. I wouldn't want that for my forum, but that may just be me.
from the other view, one banned = banned by all forums.

Originally Posted by BirdOPrey5 View Post
I do like this idea and have thought about it for a while- but it would require a big company to implement with the right hardware that it is always up and relatively fast, something like Google or Facebook.

Obviously this would be a feature that admin would be able to enable or disable at their discretion but personally I would join a lot more forums if there was a "1 click" way to do so that would automatically sign me up with my preferred username, centralized password, email, and whatever other info I choose to share. Plus the system would verify I wasn't a spammer so I would get immediate access without having to "confirm" my account.
i'm thinking something similar as Disqus

update: i found this pretty similar but not very sure how does it work yet
vbNetwork - share forums with other boards

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Old 25 Sep 2011, 10:51
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vbNetwork mod, which I use, shares 1 or more forums (as in forums on your board) with other boards... No users are shared, posts from other boards are treated like guest posts on your board with an @Domain added to the username from the originating board.
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Old 25 Sep 2011, 14:16
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Originally Posted by JohorBahru View Post
from the other view, one banned = banned by all forums.
Is that supposed to be positive?

No offense, on some forums getting banned has nothing to do with beeing a bad user, but those forums having horrible admins. I mean, buying a software doesn't make you a decent admin at all. And there are some admins out there which i for sure do not want to hold any power over my users.


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I could see that posing a HUGE security risk. I wouldn't want that for my forum, but that may just be me.
100% true
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Old 25 Sep 2011, 15:09
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Banning wouldn't be across all forums...

Perhaps there could be an option where an admin could choose to honor another forum's bans but it certainly wouldn't be by default.
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Old 28 Sep 2011, 08:33
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There's already openid, facebook, and google accounts. Great idea, but it's already out there, just not in vb. I with they could add more options besides facebook. Google is a google alternative since pretty much everyone has a google account.
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Old 30 Sep 2011, 09:13
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There's already openid, facebook, and google accounts. Great idea, but it's already out there, just not in vb. I with they could add more options besides facebook. Google is a google alternative since pretty much everyone has a google account.
I think the idea is that it connects vB sites, not Facebook/Google/Whathaveyou to vB sites. The idea is to connect that community with each other in a more integrated way. So it doesn't really exist yet.
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Old 30 Sep 2011, 17:38
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Banning wouldn't be across all forums...

Perhaps there could be an option where an admin could choose to honor another forum's bans but it certainly wouldn't be by default.
Depends who they've pissed off! A banned member on one site doesnt necessarily mean they are a bad egg all over as some admins/mods* have a snobbish attitude that makes you bolt the gate!

* Different forum software
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Old 05 Oct 2011, 01:36
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What about someone like me that has one server and 2 VB Forums that are on 2 different URL's but I want them to log in one time and have access to both? I can control the permissions in the CP for the second one so the normal registered users could not see the threads but the ones with permission can. This would keep them from having to register 2 times.

Basically I would like to have one user data base with one login to both forums.

Is there a hack or mod to do this? Or can some one please tell me how to do it!
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Old 05 Oct 2011, 01:59
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What about someone like me that has one server and 2 VB Forums that are on 2 different URL's but I want them to log in one time and have access to both? I can control the permissions in the CP for the second one so the normal registered users could not see the threads but the ones with permission can. This would keep them from having to register 2 times.

Basically I would like to have one user data base with one login to both forums.

Is there a hack or mod to do this? Or can some one please tell me how to do it!
yup, i remember thats possible by doing a hack..
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Old 05 Oct 2011, 02:44
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Originally Posted by Monte101 View Post
What about someone like me that has one server and 2 VB Forums that are on 2 different URL's but I want them to log in one time and have access to both? I can control the permissions in the CP for the second one so the normal registered users could not see the threads but the ones with permission can. This would keep them from having to register 2 times.

Basically I would like to have one user data base with one login to both forums.

Is there a hack or mod to do this? Or can some one please tell me how to do it!
Although it's a beta if you read the ENTIRE thread and do all the little fixes suggested it's pretty stable: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showt...hreadid=254197
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I'm satisfied with BOP's network. I don't need all that extra stuff.

I wish more sites would join the network though. I feel like the odd man out.
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