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Of course it will turn away some visitors! Reasons When somebody needs to register in order to use a site, he's asking himself additional questions, like: Which informations do I have to give? How much time will it take me? Which value does the website give me? Is the value more than the effort I need? Can I trust this site to keep my credentials secret? ...


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There are as far as I'm concerned two key issues to address when using a SSO (Single Sign On) -concept. Accessability: The sign in/registration page should clearly show that the users may sign in using their Facebook account. Credability: The button/link in addition to the overall page should convey credibility. There is an A/B-test with the use of ...


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Requiring facebook is a bad idea. There is a significant number of people that don't use FB and there's no reason to exclude them. And others, even if they do use FB, prefer to register through other avenues (twitter, google+ etc.). Best to be as flexible and accommodating as possible, for both the immediate concern of acquiring registrations and the ...


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Having two lists could create difficulties in scrolling. Also it's not a good way to divide friends on those who have the game and those who have no. The reason is in what drives me to play with someone. "A-ha! Is she so clever? Let's see!". So don't build the barrier. The better way is to display all the friends, adding clear signs of whether someone has ...


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"I want something even more reliable to our visitors." Then don't force the user to use Facebook to log in. Whenever I see that, I hit the back button. period. If I have options, I'll stick around. If you MUST use Facebook's login API, ask for the least amount of permissions possible. No, you don't need access to everything. No, you don't need to post ...


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The most common and accepted button has been "Log in" button. It's what you see the most and what most people will feel "comfortable" using. Facebook lists that button on their developer pages - http://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/plugins/login/ http://developers.facebook.com/docs/guides/web/ I think from an aesthetics point of view, the ...


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Though using a gold border is nice (and I don't think you should remove it) it may not be very obvious to people. I assume that you want it to be quite noticeable in order to get more people to upgrade to a premium account. Is there anywhere that you show more info about the user? For instance on ux.stackechange the users name, rep, badges are shown next ...


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The whole point of social logins is to make it easier to log in to ensure that users do NOT have to remember a lot of different username / passwords to ensure that to avoid remember all those different ones, they would use the same ones on different sites creating a security risk for themselves but most importantly: that they don't have to trust you to ...


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Fairly sure this is a duplicate question, but here's some research: http://blog.mailchimp.com/social-login-buttons-arent-worth-it/ Mailchimp, an application with hundreds of thousands of users tried to get people to sign up with social media buttons, and after a while noticed that it was having absolutely no impact on their sign ups. Instead of investing ...


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I like Groupon: and Digg's log in is nice as well: They both ask for permission when you click: And then you click and you are done! I am all for using this whenever possible, Open ID as well. Here are a few Screen Shots: So as I am typing up my examples I found a great article on mashable http://mashable.com/2009/01/12/facebook-connect-implementations/ ...


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Sounds like you need to research your audience and their reactions to Login with Facebook a bit more. Spotify received a great deal of negative feedback when they started forcing FB login as their only system. If you can identify lost opportunities as a result of imposing FB logins on users then you should provide an alternative, unless you're happy to let ...


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If you take a look at this StackOverflow question, you can automatically merge accounts that use the same email address as their Facebook accounts. Doing this would be the right way forward in my opinion, as it requires no change to the already existing UI. However, it might be an idea to tell those who are logged in through Facebook that they have an ...


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Mapping is the key to get a user to recognize a service. The credibility and recognition of Facebook is lost if the web site uses different fonts and different colors for the Connect- or the Login-button. This doesn't mean that the web site using the correct Facebook style is more credible, but the user will feel more secure. Take an example from the dark ...


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And if you decide to use FB connect you have to offer a normal signup process, too. There are users out there who do not have a Facebook account or have one but don't want to connect their account to other sites. Since there is no standard way many companies offer a range of login-in options from FB to Google and OpenID like they do here on Stack Exchange.


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My advice is avoid unless you absolutely have to, for example, for security reasons or validation. Like Giraff says, it places a barrier between the user and your content, an opportunity for the user to click away. FB etc fast sign ins certainly make life easier but you still have to convince users why they should sign up in the first place..... I must ...


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friend.ly has a ridiculous implementation of Facebook Registration. Their homepage displays a small box containing form fields that have been pre-filled with your information if you're already signed in to Facebook, such as your name, date of birth, photo, home town, etc. All you do is click "Register" and you're in, and it knows who your friends are and ...


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People will not signup to a bad site simply because it supports Facebook/Twitter/Google's authentication mechanism. (I don't know your site so this is not implying anything about your site... :) ) That being said, I think it is safe to leave the FB Connect buttons on the user registration page because at that point they've "expressed" an interest in ...


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You could just show a simple table with explanations of the state of these social tools and options to change their state. By the way, this is something I haven't seen in action yet, but may be a real benefit to the user: Show how much is shared on average daily/weekly/monthly (depending on how frequent: for example > 10 per week = show daily average). ...


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A slight change in wording should do the trick here. Since the accounts on other services already exist, rather than Sign up (which generally indicates creating a whole new account) say: Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Twitter Sign in with Google Then for creating a new account on your site, Sign up with xyz.com


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Everyone knows the design of Facebook, then the best way to recognize it for an user is to use the original. Not only that, a user may also be more psychologically involved recognizing something they already know. Many use their own design for the button and I think it is less effective than the original one.


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The newest research which I found is a statistic from september 2012 by facebook itself on this blog: http://www.forbes.com/sites/benedictevans/2013/01/02/facebooks-470m-mobile-app-users/ It says, the facebook app counts 470m users. The interesting sentence is the following: Out of 1.07bn total users, Facebook reported 604m ‘mobile users’, implying ...


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Ask to invite people first and show people with app after. You could also suggest to invite friends after a while that the user still have the same amount of friends-with-app.


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@jamie Please consider rephrasing your question. That may help you getting more useful answer. As far as i am getting your question, i would answer that NO, that is not considered as bad practice as long as that empty field is only shown up in "User-profile-editing" page. Many sites use that. for example, take 500px.com's that page: but, however, don't ...


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I am afraid I dont have a definite answer but the only way to find out can be by doing some testing and finding out if users are willing to use Twitter\Facebook\Google login credentials as the two user research studies I found show that many users may not be willing to use those login options if an existing login already exists To quote this article from ...


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In one word, no. Users have used the social login to make it easier and asking for the same info again defeats the purpose. There are two options: Simplify your register form to be just email and password, have strong logic to deal with mistakes and get rid of the social login. Advise the user if they try to use their social media login details on the ...


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When they register for the application, they should be (depending on your wording etc.) agreeing that their posts on the site will show their facebook name. So they have already given permission to post with their name, and if from that point they post a comment, it's reasonable to show their name when they post. I'm not sure of the technical feasibility ...


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I am with tblessander, why change it? If it is a user error issue, vanity, or design thing, there are a couple different options. You can always add a gold crown, gold star, pro badge, etc.. You can even go as far as add the [PRO] before or after the username.


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Vega is guiding you in right direction. To add to it, users love to have options available at their desire wherever they are in the application. This makes the users feel that they have a way to get their task done, from wherever they are. Similarly its good to have FB Connect on login. If the user does not choose that path and later wishes to share some ...


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What is your goal? There are obviously pros and cons of doing it either way. I say do BOTH. General internet users hate creating a new login and they definitely hate being led down the process of signing up when all they wanted to do was comment on something or share it with Facebook. Putting Facebook Connect button your homepage, if done tastefully and ...


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I like the sites that present the option as two sides to a box. Sign up for an account or sign up using Facebook, Twitter, etc. (using the social icons). I can't think of an example right now. But I think this is the best compromise for the UX Sign in to XYZ.com Or Sign in using Username Facebook Twitter ...



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