Now testing: Google and Facebook logins

Sunday, October 27, 2013 8:05 PM

The next time you try to login to CoasterBuzz, you'll notice two new buttons on the login screen, for Facebook and Google. We're testing a new feature that allows you to login using your accounts for those services. To associate your account with your accounts from these services, click one of those buttons. When you get back to CoasterBuzz, fill in your regular CoasterBuzz login, and from that point on you can use the external login.

You can remove these associations in the account area, under "maintain your forum account," then "external accounts."

Understand that this is only used to identify who you are to CoasterBuzz. That's it. It's just another convenience for you.

Oh, and there are some other surprises in the forums, too.

Monday, October 28, 2013 9:22 AM

I can't seem to get it to work. I logged out, clicked login, clicked the facebook button, accepted the facebook prompt, was returned to cbuzz login, filled in my cbuzz login info, clicked login and nothing happened. I then returned to the normal login screen and logged in with no issues. I checked to see if the association was there and it wasn't. I tried it twice.

Monday, October 28, 2013 11:23 AM

I thought that that was what happened to me until I figured out that I had to put my password in anyways, or something.

While I appreciate everything that Jeff does to the site, I kind of don't see the point of this. I always click the "remember me" box when I have to log in anyways, so I am almost always automatically logged into CoasterBuzz without any effort.

I thought maybe the Facebook log in was to enable the surprises that were mentioned, but I didn't see anything different. I had to manually log in again this morning, so I just chose the easier method and let Firefox's remembered password thing log in for me.

Monday, October 28, 2013 3:28 PM

The point is that people get tired of keeping track of passwords to a bunch of different of things. This simplifies that by giving you one entry point that you use in many places.

Jason: What browser are you using? Are you behind a corporate firewall?

Monday, October 28, 2013 4:05 PM

I'm using Chrome Version 30.0.1599.101 m

If i'm behind a fire wall it would be just a simple router firewall.

I just tried it on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 with Android 4.2.2 using the Dolphin Bowser while connected to the wi-fi of the same router and it worked.

Monday, October 28, 2013 4:23 PM

I know next to nothing about technology, but "Dolphin Bowser" made me laff. Thanks, Jason!

Monday, October 28, 2013 4:25 PM

That was supposed to be Browser. :-)

P.S. If it is a firewall issue, it would have to be on my PC. I have Avast antivirus. I'm not sure if Avast's firewall is on or if my Windows firewall is on. But, I haven't had issues anywhere else.

Monday, October 28, 2013 4:26 PM

Those things are notorious for breaking the Web, if it molests the request or response.

Monday, October 28, 2013 4:29 PM

Jason Hammond said:

That was supposed to be Browser. :-)

THAT, I knew. I just kept thinking of Jon Baumann from Sha Na Na.


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