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Social Media Login APIs added

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1 year 5 months ago #1 by Grey
Greetings all,

For the past several days we have been running a poll on our Google Community page regarding how you prefer to consume IGC news. At this time the option for "IGC website" has a clear lead, which has inspired me to bring some portions of the website "up to date" so-to-speak.

That said, I have now added social media login APIs, which will allow users new and old alike to log into this website utilizing Facebook, Twitter, Google, Steam, or Youtube. There are many others I could have chosen, but I narrowed it down to these as they are networks we offer some level of support for. APIs may be narrow down which services are the most popular. I already forsee google and steam being popular choices, for example.

So how does it work? Well, if you are a new user then all you need to do is hit the button for the service you want, and it will make an account for you. That's it. If you are an existing member of the website use Google, Facebook, Youtube, or Twitter to login in, and you previously registered with a gmail address, then it will "link" your accounts, preserving all your posts and whatnot. If you used a different email than the one you authenticate with after you hit the Google, Facebook, Youtube, or Twitter login button, then it will create a different account for you. The way to avoid this is to change your email address in your user profile before using the social media login OR creating the duplicate account, then asking me (Grey) to update the email address on your previous account to the one you now use. I advise doing the first one, since it makes my life easier, but I know some of you won't read this or understand it so... feel free to ask me to do it for you, I suppose.

Anyway, stay tuned for additional features and updates to bring our website into <Current Year>. If we are going to go ahead with using the website, then it will take a concentrated effort from everyone to actually utilize it to its fullest. In the meantime I will continue to provide tools, features, and support both by request and on an experimental level to see what works best for the most people.

Thank you for reading.

Game on,

Grey Jorildyn

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