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@  Fire Blazer : (10 November 2019 - 11:45 PM) especially better imo if you want to update on a topic but like only occasionally (e.g. a project you're working on or a let's play of a game)
@  Fire Blazer : (10 November 2019 - 11:44 PM) it's hard for me to explain precisely why but forums just like work better for meaningful discussion over a longer period of time ig
@  Fire Blazer : (10 November 2019 - 11:44 PM) but that's def just not hte same ig, idk
@  Fire Blazer : (10 November 2019 - 11:44 PM) yeah, you can also kind of respond at your own pace on forums. Discord conversations are often like... it's awkward to respond to something that happened a while ago, especially if the server is active, but even just in general. since you sort of need to keep track of multiple conversations at once at times, and it's not like it has a good reply/quote system ala forums, closest thing really is to copy/paste or screenshot the text you're responding to and then type a response below
@  Elwood : (09 November 2019 - 11:29 AM) Adding on to what's been said, I just enjoy the order and structure of the forums. You can look through the threads and know exactly what people are talking about. Conversation get lost and buried on discord which is why I'm not a big fan of it.
@  kirant : (06 November 2019 - 05:31 AM) I enjoy that part of forums too. They become niche communities where you can have very specialized conversations as opposed to the cluttered mess in Discord.
@  Ezra : (31 October 2019 - 01:17 AM) Yeah, part of me wishes I could go back to the times forums were more prevalent. I really enjoyed how even several different forums based off the same franchise could feel so different. It's not like what we now is bad though, I just feel nostalgic for old times.
@  Fire Blazer : (30 October 2019 - 06:39 AM) also forums in general are just not as prevalent, there are so many other ways to interact these days, like Twitter, FB, Tumblr, etc., where you can just throw your thoughts into the void. I think that's the real issue and that the only people rly interested in forums these days are either super dedicated to whatever they're about, have a specific reason/need to (e.g. support forums), or grew up with them and are thus attached to the idea enough to continue to try and use them (this was kinda me for a while lol but things happen, I couldn't keep it up forever)
@  Fire Blazer : (30 October 2019 - 06:36 AM) I've posted on SF for various reasons ofc but in terms of like making friends and stuff it's p. much just been smaller groups/forums, yeah. mainly FES
@  Elwood : (27 October 2019 - 10:08 PM) Only reason I'm even on Serenes was because I had hacking questions. @Ezra yeah I figured it must be an age thing. I've been called an old man by many a child because I use Facebook.
@  kirant : (26 October 2019 - 09:39 PM) It's strange. I don't think I've ever posted on Serenes...period. I've always been a fan of smaller forums.
@  Ezra : (26 October 2019 - 05:49 AM) I think it's because a lot of newer FE players didn't frequent forums growing up. And those that do probably end up on Serenes.
@  Elwood : (25 October 2019 - 07:30 AM) I would love to revitalize this place I'm just not sure how that would be done. I mean with how main stream FE seems to have become I'm honestly surprised we don't have more members.
@  Fire Blazer : (21 October 2019 - 08:04 PM) tfw u not coming here results in not seeing a PM from last month T_T ok gonna try and check at least every couple weeks now even if there's nothing here, lol...
@  Fire Blazer : (21 October 2019 - 07:54 PM) I come here almost never because I've fallen out of habit and basically just accepted the forums are dead :( it's neat you come here every day tho
@  Elwood : (27 September 2019 - 05:52 AM) I still come here everyday because this is still my homepage in Firefox! XD
@  Ezra : (25 September 2019 - 03:07 PM) I also miss the days the forums I used were more active :(
@  Fire Blazer : (15 September 2019 - 05:39 AM) I do kinda miss the days these forums were active :(
@  Ezra : (29 August 2019 - 04:14 PM) *BOX!!!*
@  kirant : (19 August 2019 - 12:49 PM) Huh. Bothammer time.

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What is the fucking deal with e-mails as usernames these days?

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#1 Mercurius

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Posted 31 August 2015 - 07:15 AM

For obvious reasons, this doesn't apply to this site.

 

But seriously, part of one's security is also having a hidden username. E-mail addresses are designed to be shared information. You basically lose half of your basic account protection unless you go out of your way to make a new e-mail for each site you use. I can kind of understand the convenience angle but what the hell is the deal with forcing it? Are they going to tell me to use phone numbers as passwords next?


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Posted 31 August 2015 - 03:04 PM

For obvious reasons, this doesn't apply to this site.

 

But seriously, part of one's security is also having a hidden username. E-mail addresses are designed to be shared information. You basically lose half of your basic account protection unless you go out of your way to make a new e-mail for each site you use. I can kind of understand the convenience angle but what the hell is the deal with forcing it? Are they going to tell me to use phone numbers as passwords next?

 

At first I was kind of confused by what you meant but I think I get it now: you mean when logging in, the combination is E-mail + password and not username + password? If so, I agree with what you're saying: I share some of my e-mails relatively openly and in various cases it's nice to have a separate username... but despite that it seems like a lot of sites require or have the option to login with an e-mail now and few have a username that isn't like on IPB forums where one's username is obvious/easy to figure out (IIRC even if you change your name on forums like these, there's the name change history, so I think one can figure out one's original username that they log in with or whatever)

 

I suppose at least a bot/hacker might have a harder time if it's not just the e-mail, though,  but what would I know, I ain't a bot or a hacker~ used to be a modder, but now I don't really consider myself one


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Posted 31 August 2015 - 03:15 PM

For cases like these forums where you can see name history and your username is the same as your default display name anyway, there's the flipside of the e-mail being (probably) stored elsewhere from the usernames since it's only really used for like confirmations and stuff. On that note, since there's so little reason to hack into forum accounts anyway, it becomes even stranger to arbitarily have this e-mail way of doing things on them. I actually brought this up because I had to make 4 accounts recently due to not having realized that I needed to use an e-mail to log on (and I was using a temporary e-mail, which never have memorable names) on two other websites...one of which involved having to reproduce my watched anime list, ugh. (Fortunately I had only included ones that I particularly wanted to remember that I saw, but that was still around 80 titles to re-add or so.)


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Posted 31 August 2015 - 07:10 PM

Probably because its easier to remember? I agree. it is a pretty big security risk.

But its annoying to make more than one account on things sometimes though :/


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Posted 31 August 2015 - 10:56 PM

Personally i don't think there's any reason good enough to have your email be part of the login information. It takes an entire step out of a phishing attempt. Once you have an email you can just brute force a password anyway assuming you're patient enough. Aside from making hacking accounts easier though i guess you don't need to remember what your username is, but i typically make temp email accounts for games and stuff on the interwebs because i don't want my main thing getting spammed more than it already is.

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Posted 15 September 2015 - 05:15 AM

Pretty much agree with all of ya'll. I think ultimately it comes down to the user side for people who are lazy or unconcerned with security or unable to handle too many details. It's like, on one hand, having a separate username is good, but on the other, it's like... hey, I have one more thing to remember: instead of just having to know an e-mail and a password (and people likely have multiple of those) one needs to know a username too (and at least for me, I have many of these) so boom, it just adds extra work

 

not the greatest logic, but it's kind of like only having one lock on your front door instead of two because it's easier for you yourself to get in and out, though it's also easier for someone unwanted to get in and out (especially if you slip up and leave the door unlocked and there's no 2nd lock...).


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