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Sun Jun 26 19:43:33 UTC 2011
On 26 June 2011 12:10, Evan Schoenberg, M.D. <evan.s at dreskin.net> wrote:
> On Jun 26, 2011, at 2:05 PM, Peter Hosey wrote:
>> On Jun 26, 2011, at 12:03:05, Robert Vehse wrote:
>>> Am 26.06.2011 um 20:59 schrieb Christopher Forsythe:
>>>> Is your end goal here to just inform users that something is going on, or what? That'll better help to pick the one to use.
>>> Pretty much, yes. Isn't this a customary thing for migration processes?
>> Does anything actually get changed in the saved settings? If so, then we should inform the user that we're going to make that change.
> Chat transcript directory structure is migrated to the new service (necessary because the UIDs are formatted differently). Also, the login prompt is new, because we now use Facebook's OAuth-style system rather than obtaining the username/password ourselves and supplying that to the webscraping system.
>> If we're just changing a behind-the-scenes implementation detail, there's no reason to burden the user with that knowledge.
> Overall, I feel like this is all behind-the-scenes, and the only part warranting consideration is how the user reacts to this new "enter your facebook username/password" web window that pops up on first connect. As I said before, though, it's a really standard appearing window that any Facebook user has seen a thousand times.
FWIW I agree with this sentiment and don't expect most users would
care but for those that do could you have some extra widgetry on the
login view with "Why am I seeing this?" and link to a wiki page that
explains what's going on.
2c from a lurker
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