Can't login with Facebook


#1

I tried to login and post a message using my facebook account, but it didn’t let me. I had to come in and use the forum’s native “new user” function. Anybody else have this problem or is it just me?


#2

I couldn’t get my Facebook to work, either. Just went ahead and made an account.


#3

I just logged in with Facebook. Try it again?


#4

To be clear, are you referring to creating an account with Facebook, or logging in after creating an account?


#5

Before I had the native forum account I’m now posting under, I tried to login via facebook. It seems to work, but I’m still greeted with, “Howdy, stranger,” and don’t have the ability to post. Now that I have a forum account, if I sign out and then try to log in with facebook, the same thing happens–it still seems to work, but “Howdy, stranger,” is still there without the ability to post.


#6

Did you check your email


#7

Yes. I got:

Hello Flurrywinde!

You have successfully connected to Choice of Games Forum. Here is your information:

Username: Flurrywinde
Connected With: Facebook

You can access the site at http://www.choiceofgames.com/forum/.

Have a great day!


But when I log in on the site via facebook, what I describe above is what happens. Note how the email says “Flurrywinde”. That’s the username I wanted, but it wasn’t available when I made the native forum account.


#8

@Flurrywinde11 I know what happened there. I rejected the first attempt to join the forum because it sounded like a spam account. We get an awful lot of spambots trying to join the forum, and unless there’s a reason given for joining, it’s impossible to differentiate the spambots from the real accounts.


#9

By “first attempt” did you mean when I tried to login via facebook yesterday? If so, can it be fixed?


#10

Can you try and log in with facebook again? If that doesn’t send another approval message then I think it’s something only Dan can fix.


#11

OK, I tried to log in again with facebook, this time putting Flurrywinde11 as my username. It prompted me for a password, so I gave it, linking my facebook account with the forum native account. Now, it allowed me to log in successfully. However, this is not what I really wanted. I wanted to log in under Flurrywinde (no “11”) through facebook without having to make a native forum account. That is what I tried many times to no avail. When I did it, it told me to leave the password blank, which I did. It then returned me to the forum still saying, “Howdy, stranger.” Well, it’s fine now. I don’t really mind the “11” at the end of my username, but I just thought you guys would like to know that there’s probably a problem with facebook logins.


#12

The problem with facebook logins is that when you initially tried to join the forum you didn’t/can’t write a reason for joining the forum. Without that reason your account looks like a spam account and as such Flurrywinde got denied.