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Offline Richard

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Can't comment without a Facebook account !!???!!
« on: May 18, 2019, 02:26:56 pm »
I was reading the article on dimethyl sulfide off-flavor that is featured on the AHA home page today. I spotted an error and wanted to point it out in the comment section, but the only way to comment is to log in with a Facebook account. I am a member of the AHA with an AHA online account, but I can't use that to comment. I need to have a stinking Facebook account! Talk about leaving me with an off-flavor!!!
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Re: Can't comment without a Facebook account !!???!!
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2019, 03:01:55 pm »
+1
Never had a FB account, never will, absolutely refuse to, but am a proud, paid AHA member and should be allowed to fully participate.  Really hacks me off too.
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Re: Can't comment without a Facebook account !!???!!
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2019, 05:25:34 pm »
Same here.  I REFUSE to get a Facebook account
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Re: Can't comment without a Facebook account !!???!!
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2019, 10:24:33 am »
  I finally was forced to a while back in order to accomplish something I needed to get done - can't remember exactly what, but it's under a false name and uses a junk email account I keep for just such things. I still don't have clue how to use Fakebook, and I have zero desire to learn.
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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2019, 11:27:34 am »
  I finally was forced to a while back in order to accomplish something I needed to get done - can't remember exactly what, but it's under a false name and uses a junk email account I keep for just such things. I still don't have clue how to use Fakebook, and I have zero desire to learn.
I've heard of people doing that.  But to me, this is different.  AHA is something I regularly, openly, and proudly associate myself with, and willingly pay my dues.  I'd like to participate in its community, activities and services directly without having to go through another, unrelated association I don't otherwise wish to participate in, or under a false identity.
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Re: Can't comment without a Facebook account !!???!!
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2019, 11:43:46 am »
I'll check tomorrow and see what the deal is.  It shouldn't be be like that.
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Re: Can't comment without a Facebook account !!???!!
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2019, 08:09:56 am »
I don't understand why some people are so resistant to using social media. It's a tool. Nothing more. What if a mechanic ran up against a stuck lug nut and you handed him an air impact wrench and he said "I refuse to use it!"
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Re: Can't comment without a Facebook account !!???!!
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2019, 08:15:59 am »
I don't understand why some people are so resistant to using social media. It's a tool. Nothing more. What if a mechanic ran up against a stuck lug nut and you handed him an air impact wrench and he said "I refuse to use it!"
You wouldn't think much of that mechanic would you?

I agree with you, but I understand their choice.
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Re: Can't comment without a Facebook account !!???!!
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2019, 08:27:43 am »
Hey everyone-

Thanks for the feedback on our commenting system for HomebrewersAssociation.org! A lot has changed (especially with Facebook and its users) since we moved to the Facebook commenting system 6 years ago. The good news is we are gearing up to rework the website starting later this year and I will definitely be making a note to reassess the commenting system on HomebrewersAssociation.org articles.

I'm curious... would folks be more open to using a Google/Gmail account, which has become more the standard than Facebook?


Thanks again for the feedback!

Cheers,
Duncan

PS: Also, feel free to send me that error :) duncan@brewersassociation.org
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Re: Can't comment without a Facebook account !!???!!
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2019, 08:31:31 am »
I'd welcome an option to use a Google/Gmail account.  That's what I use for everything else.
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Re: Can't comment without a Facebook account !!???!!
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2019, 08:35:17 am »
I'd welcome an option to use a Google/Gmail account.  That's what I use for everything else.

Yeah, that's definitely what I'm using more and more when 3rd party account verification is an option.
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Re: Can't comment without a Facebook account !!???!!
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2019, 09:26:44 am »
  I finally was forced to a while back in order to accomplish something I needed to get done - can't remember exactly what, but it's under a false name and uses a junk email account I keep for just such things. I still don't have clue how to use Fakebook, and I have zero desire to learn.
I've heard of people doing that.  But to me, this is different.  AHA is something I regularly, openly, and proudly associate myself with, and willingly pay my dues.  I'd like to participate in its community, activities and services directly without having to go through another, unrelated association I don't otherwise wish to participate in, or under a false identity.

   Understood and I agree with you, but I'm a Luddite who still uses a flip-phone so I'm used to being a second class citizen in a world that just assumes everyone has and loves their smartphone. That is the same world that also assumes everyone should love social media.
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Re: Can't comment without a Facebook account !!???!!
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2019, 09:32:59 am »
I'd welcome an option to use a Google/Gmail account.  That's what I use for everything else.

Yeah, that's definitely what I'm using more and more when 3rd party account verification is an option.
But this still begs the question:  if one is already logged in to the website with their user ID and password, which is necessary to access some content, why isn't that sufficient to leave a comment?
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Re: Can't comment without a Facebook account !!???!!
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2019, 09:39:02 am »
I'd welcome an option to use a Google/Gmail account.  That's what I use for everything else.

Yeah, that's definitely what I'm using more and more when 3rd party account verification is an option.
But this still begs the question:  if one is already logged in to the website with their user ID and password, which is necessary to access some content, why isn't that sufficient to leave a comment?

Exactly! I have other accounts, but I don't see why I need to use them.
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Re: Can't comment without a Facebook account !!???!!
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2019, 09:50:53 am »
The good news is we are gearing up to rework the website starting later this year and I will definitely be making a note to reassess the commenting system on HomebrewersAssociation.org articles.
And please do not destroy the existing discussion boards as part of the transition to the new web site.

The forum will not be going anywhere!
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