Here's a quick list of the major changes that got pushed to Commonlounge over the past few days. Let us know what you think.
- Login with email: The biggest ask from our non-users so far. Some people either don't have a Facebook account, or are not comfortable with it being the only way to be able to create an account, or in some cases don't have access to Facebook at work, and need an alternate mechanism to be able to log in by being able to set a password. Now, you can create an account with just an email as well:
We love our community - we care about knowing who you are and want to make sure you are a real person who wants to be a helpful member of this community before you can contribute. Opening signing up with email also opens up a possibility of fake accounts created by trolls and spammers and all the things that come with that that we don't want here - to combat this, we have a manual vetting process for contribution for the time being, and we will try and build better tools around this as we get bigger. If you sign up with email, you can still follow communities and discussions, but you will need to have a complete profile before you get approved to contribute. You can also connect your account to your Facebook account any time via your profile settings page to get approved almost instantly.
- External Links look better: Links not on commonlounge now have a small link icon next to them and open in a new tab. For instance, in the screenshot below, all links are internal links to discussions on Commonlounge - except one.
- https on by default: Very simply, all the communications between you and us are now protected from someone snooping in in the middle.
Let us know what you think about these changes by leaving a reply below.