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    • Former MSE Forum Manager
    • By Former MSE Forum Manager 30th Aug 12, 12:39 PM
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    Former MSE Forum Manager
    New - log in or register for the forums via Facebook
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    • 30th Aug 12, 12:39 PM
    New - log in or register for the forums via Facebook 30th Aug 12 at 12:39 PM
    You can now log into or join MSE's forums using your Facebook login details. It'll make joining and logging into the forum swift and easy. It also lets you post MoneySavingExpert.com user comments to your Facebook wall, though this is optional and won't happen automatically. Click the buttons below to do it, or see below for some Q&As.


    New to the Forum?





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    If you want to know more read on..


    I already have an MSE Forum account - can I link it to Facebook?

    Yes, click the "Log in via Facebook" button above. On the following page choose the "I've already got an MSE forum login" option and click "Next". Finally, enter your username and password and click "log in".

    Will my forum comments show my Facebook name?
    No, using Facebook Connect to log into the forum won't show your Facebook name. You'll still have an MSE username, Facebook Connect simply allows you to use your Facebook ID to log into our forum. Your privacy remains completely intact.

    Will my MSE forum posts appear on my Facebook page?
    Not if you don't want them to. By default, your posts aren't posted to Facebook. But if you do want to enable this function, you can do it anytime in your User Control Panel. We'll NEVER force this on you, or make it a requirement of forum use. However, please be aware that it exists and consider carefully whether you want to use it.

    Here are the different options for posting MSE Forum comments which can all be switched on and off in your User Control Panel:

    In your User Control Panel (User CP top left of your forum screen when logged in):

    “Ask if I want to post new threads I start to my Facebook wall”
    This gives you the option to post to your wall when you start a thread. This is simply letting us know you'd like the option, it does NOT actually post anything to your Facebook wall. We'll still check at the time you post whether or not you want it to appear on Facebook.

    “Default post-to-wall option to 'on'”
    When you start a thread, this will set the checkbox on the new thread to ‘on’, which means “please post this to Facebook”. Be careful with this - it's effectively saying it's likely you'll want to post most of your forum posts to your Facebook wall.

    At thread level (individual forum discussions)

    “Post to my Facebook wall”

    This checkbox tells us when you post a thread to the MSE forum, you want it to be posted to your Facebook page. This is set as OFF, unless you decide to switch the “default post-to-wall” option in your User Control Panel to ON, as mentioned above.

    I’ve tried it, I’m not keen. Can I take it off again?
    Absolutely. We’ve given you the option to "Disassociate Facebook" from your forum account at any time.

    What will posts look like on my Facebook page?
    At present, Facebook shows the MSE logo, our standard MSE tagline and a link to the forum thread. What's displayed is chiefly controlled by Facebook, but it currently looks like this:


    A final reminder
    With this, our aim's to make your MSE Forum experience easier and more social with Facebook. While, we reiterate, connecting your Facebook and MSE forum account DOES NOT compromise your privacy or tell people who you really are, posting to your wall obviously makes that connection a lot easier. Please ensure you're comfortable with this before you try it.
    Last edited by MSE Andrea; 22-11-2012 at 12:41 PM.
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    • bezzzzza
    • By bezzzzza 6th Feb 13, 12:48 PM
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    • 6th Feb 13, 12:48 PM
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    • 6th Feb 13, 12:48 PM
    HELP!! What am I doing wrong? Have clicked on Connect my MSE User Name & Facebook but keep getting this message

    bezzzzza, you do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons:

    Your user account may not have sufficient privileges to access this page. Are you trying to edit someone else's post, access administrative features or some other privileged system?
    If you are trying to post, the administrator may have disabled your account, or it may be awaiting activation.
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    • Former MSE Joe
    • By Former MSE Joe 6th Feb 13, 1:45 PM
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    • 6th Feb 13, 1:45 PM
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    • 6th Feb 13, 1:45 PM
    Hi bezzzzza,

    I have sent you a private message.

    Joe
  • gingir
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    • 20th May 13, 5:20 PM
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    • 20th May 13, 5:20 PM
    I know I don't have many posts because I have always been more of a MSE lurker so far (working on that now ) but do you have a Facebook page by any chance?
    I'm sort of a fan of this forum.


    You think nobody cares you are alive? Try missing a couple of car payments...
    Last edited by gingir; 13-07-2013 at 4:19 PM.
    meh.
    • fermi
    • By fermi 20th May 13, 5:59 PM
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    • 20th May 13, 5:59 PM
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    • 20th May 13, 5:59 PM
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  • Old Wrinkly
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    • 23rd Jul 13, 7:15 PM
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    • 23rd Jul 13, 7:15 PM
    You can now log into or join MSE's forums using your Facebook login details. It'll make joining and logging into the forum swift and easy. It also lets you post MoneySavingExpert.com user comments to your Facebook wall, though this is optional and won't happen automatically. Click the buttons below to do it, or see below for some Q&As.

    ...

    “Default post-to-wall option to 'on'”
    When you start a thread, this will set the checkbox on the new thread to ‘on’, which means “please post this to Facebook”. Be careful with this - it's effectively saying it's likely you'll want to post most of your forum posts to your Facebook wall.

    At thread level (individual forum discussions)

    “Post to my Facebook wall”

    This checkbox tells us when you post a thread to the MSE forum, you want it to be posted to your Facebook page. This is set as OFF, unless you decide to switch the “default post-to-wall” option in your User Control Panel to ON, as mentioned above.
    Originally posted by MSE Forum Manager
    I'm probabably being particularly obtuse on this (I blame the unrelenting heat) but can I just ask for clarification on the above.

    Assuming that the checkboxes are set to ON, someone starts a thread on MSE (say asking for help on something). That is then posted on their Facebook wall ... Yes?

    Someone replies to that thread on MSE - what happens to that post re Facebook. Nothing?

    The original poster then clarifies something for the responder. Again, that gets posted on Facebook?

    The responder gives a full reply on MSE. Nothing appears on Facebook?

    The OP says 'Thanks' etc on MSE. This is posted on Facebook?


    Do I have the basics correct?
    • Former MSE Joe
    • By Former MSE Joe 24th Jul 13, 10:41 AM
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    • 24th Jul 13, 10:41 AM
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    • 24th Jul 13, 10:41 AM
    Hi Old Wrinkly

    Assuming that the checkboxes are set to ON, someone starts a thread on MSE (say asking for help on something). That is then posted on their Facebook wall ... Yes?
    Originally posted by Old Wrinkly
    Yes, this is correct. A simple message is posted to your Facebook timeline stating you've started a thread on the MSE Forum accompanied by a link which pulls in additional info.

    Someone replies to that thread on MSE - what happens to that post re Facebook. Nothing?
    Originally posted by Old Wrinkly
    If someone responds to a thread, provided they're using the 'Advanced response' method again, another simple message is posted on your timeline stating that you've replied to a thread on the MSE Forum.

    The original poster then clarifies something for the responder. Again, that gets posted on Facebook?
    Originally posted by Old Wrinkly
    If it's a new response to the thread, this should again post a simple message to their timeline stating that they've responded to a thread on the MSE forum.

    The responder gives a full reply on MSE. Nothing appears on Facebook?
    Originally posted by Old Wrinkly
    As before, this will only be posted to Facebook if the user is using the advanced response option.

    The OP says 'Thanks' etc on MSE. This is posted on Facebook?
    Originally posted by Old Wrinkly
    This would utilise the Facebook Open Graph system, something we haven't added.

    Joe
    • Frogletina
    • By Frogletina 21st Aug 13, 10:08 AM
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    • 21st Aug 13, 10:08 AM
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    • 21st Aug 13, 10:08 AM
    I tried to log in via facebook today and I was asked for permission for MSE to access my friends list. I declined and could not log in. I have gone back to my old MSE log in and password.

    What is going on here please?
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  • Former MSE Ian
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    • 21st Aug 13, 11:25 AM
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    • 21st Aug 13, 11:25 AM
    hi Frogletina,

    Thanks for letting us know. Rest assured that nothing has changed here. We still process your Facebook login just the same as before. There may have been a change at Facebook though. We'll need to look into that.

    Ian
    • woodbine
    • By woodbine 21st Aug 13, 11:21 PM
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    woodbine
    boy am i glad it left facebook :-)
    • Frogletina
    • By Frogletina 22nd Aug 13, 12:11 AM
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    Frogletina
    hi Frogletina,

    Thanks for letting us know. Rest assured that nothing has changed here. We still process your Facebook login just the same as before. There may have been a change at Facebook though. We'll need to look into that.

    Ian
    Originally posted by MSE Ian
    I tried a few times only to have the same problem but in the end I was able to log on using my facebook details

    frogletina
    Not Rachmaninov
    But Nyman
    The heart asks for pleasure first

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    • marleyboy
    • By marleyboy 22nd Aug 13, 12:44 AM
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    marleyboy
    There is a reason I have both a Facebook account and an MSE account. NEVER the twain shall meet. What a ridiculous and stupid crackpot idea for someone to think merging the two will be beneficial.

    What's next Twitter, Yahoo and MSN? Has anyone ever wondered why both Twitter and Facebook are separate accounts? Did one of the more intellectuals of the team wonder what being anonymous actually meant on MSE?

    A simple message is posted to your Facebook timeline stating you've started a thread on the MSE Forum accompanied by a link which pulls in additional info.
    Don't even THINK of including me in this bizarre merger.
    Last edited by marleyboy; 22-08-2013 at 12:47 AM.
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    • Jenna Appleseed
    • By Jenna Appleseed 22nd Aug 13, 3:30 PM
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    Jenna Appleseed
    Do mse really think people want all their friends and family on facebook know they've just started a thread about their partner cheating on them, or how much debt they're in (for example)
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    • marleyboy
    • By marleyboy 22nd Aug 13, 7:10 PM
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    marleyboy
    Think??? No No, they just assume it.
    1+1+1=1
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    Marleyboy You Are A Legend!
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    Marleyboy - You are, indeed, a legend.
    • Tigsteroonie
    • By Tigsteroonie 22nd Aug 13, 7:10 PM
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    Tigsteroonie
    Do people really want this? Were there threads asking for it? I don't remember seeing them. Or have MSE Towers decided to do this off their own back, thinking they are doing us a favour?

    I can't think of anything worse than some of my FB friends knowing what I post on here. Those who do know both my identities, respect my privacy - as I respect theirs.
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    • Kabazzzz
    • By Kabazzzz 22nd Aug 13, 10:39 PM
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    Kabazzzz
    I have to say that I definitely won't be signing in via my Facebook account. One of the reasons I go on here is for complete anonymity.

    I use Facebook to keep in touch with mates and family who are all over the world. Only my close mates know my really personal stuff but I post on here as I can rely on it being impartial and free from bias...
    • Sparhawke
    • By Sparhawke 23rd Aug 13, 6:18 AM
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    Sparhawke
    I share the sentiments of a lot here, it is a really bad idea to keep putting everything on Facebook endlessly and link up with them; has anyone noticed now that MSE does a blog post all the comments are on FB and our own threads on the subject are dead?

    Why would you want to further the decline?

    The idea is to get people posting on these forums and investing their time here, the idea is not to give FB your traffic because I will tell you one thing, they are not your friends and it has happened to many forums since they rose to power; they all lose out.

    Anyways, this topic is a year old so it has already happened but I am wondering what new "benefit" we will get from FB that will again suck the life out of these forums.
    Last edited by Sparhawke; 23-08-2013 at 6:22 AM.
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