NodeBB: Why can't I create a separate account?



  • I’m not pleased with the authentication/account creation options this NodeBB community offers. Why can’t I create a new account with a separate e-mail address and password instead of being required to recycle an existing account through OAuth? This is a bad idea in terms of security, privacy and mail sorting/filtering. Moreover, when I tried to sign up through GitHub, the verification e-mail never arrived, and when I tried Twitter, I got an error message (see below). Google+ finally worked, but with the caveats mentioned above.

    Can the option to create a separate account with a new user name/e-mail address and password be added (like on most sites)?

    Error for Twitter signup:
    Internal error.
    Oops! Looks like something went wrong!
    /community/auth/twitter
    {“errors”:[{“code”:32,“message”:“Could not authenticate you.”}]}

    (On a side note, I can’t call making me wait for 20 minutes before I can post this message exactly user-friendly either.)


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