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Offline Jeff Lewis

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Social media and forum [split from: List of Known SMF forks]
« on: August 19, 2011, 11:28:16 AM »
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In the age of social media, you can't have a software that doesn't fully take advantage of the social media craze.

Couldn't agree more.
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Re: Social media and forum [split from: List of Known SMF forks]
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2011, 10:52:56 PM »
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In the age of social media, you can't have a software that doesn't fully take advantage of the social media craze.

Couldn't agree more.
Couldn't disagree more. A forum is still a forum. Not a social media network. At least for me  :-\

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Re: Social media and forum [split from: List of Known SMF forks]
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2011, 08:22:04 AM »
A forum is still a forum. Not a social media network.
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Re: Social media and forum [split from: List of Known SMF forks]
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2011, 08:49:12 AM »
Ah but a forum that doesn't keep up with the internet is one that gets left behind. If I were someone wanting to generate visitors to my community in todays internet I am only hurting myself and my site if I can't easily take advantage of the web.

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Re: Social media and forum [split from: List of Known SMF forks]
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2011, 12:30:39 PM »
At its basest sense, a forum is a social network, no matter what its intended purpose.  People meet, exchange ideas, make connections/friendships/etc.

With that said, I think the most integration I would want to see is the capabilities to log in/register with the major Social Network credentials (FB, Twitter, LinkedIn) and give people the capabilities to share a post on their favorite social network site.  I have GH set up to allow people to register/log in with Twitter.

As far as pushing stuff automatically over to a Social media/Network site, I think that would be better served as a modification package.

I wonder how many other forum software packages are starting to embrace the concept of allowing people to log in/register with their social media accounts.  Guaranteed that vBullcrap is on the verge of doing that if they're not already doing that.

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« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2011, 02:42:49 AM »
At its basest sense, a forum is a social network, no matter what its intended purpose.  People meet, exchange ideas, make connections/friendships/etc.
I agree.

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Re: Social media and forum [split from: List of Known SMF forks]
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2011, 05:22:28 PM »
You can't just separate social network & forum software, you can't even deny the power of "Login with Facebook" - "Sign Up with Twitter" buttons...

I wonder how many other forum software packages are starting to embrace the concept of allowing people to log in/register with their social media accounts.  Guaranteed that vBullcrap is on the verge of doing that if they're not already doing that.

agree.

5 type of extra register/log-in = one step ahead from others.

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« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2011, 09:17:46 AM »
You can't just separate social network & forum software, you can't even deny the power of "Login with Facebook" - "Sign Up with Twitter" buttons...

I wonder how many other forum software packages are starting to embrace the concept of allowing people to log in/register with their social media accounts.  Guaranteed that vBullcrap is on the verge of doing that if they're not already doing that.

agree.

5 type of extra register/log-in = one step ahead from others.

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SMFHacks has a modification called "Social Login Pro" .
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Re: Social media and forum [split from: List of Known SMF forks]
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2011, 10:40:56 AM »
we are not talking about money-talks stuff... We are talking about core feature.
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« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2011, 12:39:45 PM »
Apologies. At least we know that social logins are possible, though. And hopefully it will be implemented as a core feature in SMF or in one of the forks.
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Re: Social media and forum [split from: List of Known SMF forks]
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2012, 06:22:06 AM »
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Couldn't disagree more. A forum is still a forum. Not a social media network. At least for me 

I absolutely agree width you, It's not a social media network .

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« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2012, 06:21:01 PM »
Isn't a forum a place where you socialize?!

Although most forums are more specific to a certain passion or a hobby of some kind, there's really not much difference between a forum and a social media site.

The real big difference is only that anyone can join FB etc., while admins of a forum can be more specific about who they want in, as well as control what the site will be about.
Twitter, FB, G+ etc. are just more (and less) advanced versions of forums, nothing else.

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« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2012, 07:22:22 PM »
The distinction for me is that a forum would be a little more formally run, with stricter rules for what's permissible (e.g., "stay on subject") and definite categories. T and FB seem to be more free-for-alls (example: "I just had asparagus for dinner. Yum yum!") with little structure. In a forum, you can follow a thread and go back and find earlier discussions, while T and FB are probably pure noise more than a few days back.

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Re: Social media and forum [split from: List of Known SMF forks]
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2012, 04:07:39 AM »
I have several accounts on different forums, in most of them I use different nicks, different emails, in fact different identities (usually according to the subject of the forum, then it may happen some of the users know my real name but that is not always true and for sure not all of the users know it).

If people start using massively FB, G+, T, etc. to force/allow login and registration to forums it means I will not be able to register to different forums with different identities, I'll be force to have a FB account, and share my real identity with all the world in all the contexts I would like/try to register.

If that's the path internet is following it seems I can cancel my ADSL contract. :P


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Re: Social media and forum [split from: List of Known SMF forks]
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2012, 09:22:12 AM »
Its true and i agree with you.

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« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2013, 01:29:07 AM »
Forums these days are usually marked as discussion areas for issues, that's socializing in a form i guess
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