Username is Big Problem

Username is Big Problem

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I can see that the username generated is something like fb_162763783849. This type of username would never work with anyone that visits my website. When registering on a website can a dialog box appear that would ask for a more user-friendly username? Or are we stuck with this cryptic username?

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Hi,

Actually, I just read the info on JFBConnect more carefully and I can see that you can redirect a user to another page to fill out username and password. So I answered my own question.

The component looks good. I will wait until you offer support for ZOO and the latest version of JomSocial.

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Yup, we offer both options.  Some sites aren't trying to be 'social', like this site.  We want you to be able to register and get in as quickly as possible so that there's as few obstructions as possible before a sale.  This is a great selling point for us, and many sites use this feature.  We agree, these usernames aren't 'friendly', but that's why we also have the 'full user' setting where a user can set their own.

I realize you already read about this feature, but thought I'd explain some more.  If you want to test that method of registration, check out our demo site (http://sourcecoast.com/jfbconnect/demo).  In 3.1 we'll have a setting to allow the admin not allow the user to change their email address on registration (force the use of whatever their Facebook email address is).

3.1 should have Zoo support (or at least shortly thereafter).  We're excited about that integration, as it's a very popular request.

Hope this all helps answer your questions!

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Thanks for your reply Alzander. Your product really looks great (as well as some of your other products). I will definitely become a subscriber as soon as you offer ZOO support.

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Thanks for your praise.  Out of curiosity, what support are you looking for in Zoo?  Integration spans quite a bit of things, so we always like to get feedback into what our users are actually looking for.  Any thoughts on how you'd use Facebook features in Zoo would be great to know.  Thanks!

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Hi Alzander,

I would like the Facebook avatar to be imported into the ZOO avatar. When someone clicks on the ZOO avatar, they are directed to the JomSocial profile associated with the avatar.

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