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July 13 in
Site Updates & Features
Hi everyone, hope you're all having a great week! This is a quick notice to let all Sonic Stadium members know that we will be sunsetting the ability for users to sign up for accounts and log in using social media platforms like Twitter or Facebook. That means that soon you will need to ensure you have your own independent password and login credentials in order to continue using the Sonic Stadium.
You only need to take action if you are currently using a third-party service to log in and use the Sonic Stadium (Twitter, Facebook, Google, Discord). You will be able to tell if this is the case by visiting the User Menu > Account Settings > Security and Privacy and checking the method in which your account is requesting you verify.
If you are being asked to sign in using a service like the above, instead of entering a password, you will be affected by this change and need to take action.
It is clear that, over the years, social media platforms have not turned out to be the essential, permanent and secure portals we were led to believe. Recent events with Twitter in particular, and its changes to how third-party platforms can access its API, have effectively broken almost all of the connectivity we used to rely on for SSMB - and it has inspired us to take another look at the login methods we have on the site.
While removing Twitter login/sign-up and connectivity is a matter of necessity - it literally no longer functions, so there's no point keeping it - for the other platforms it allows us an opportunity to revisit the relevance in allowing other platforms to maintain your Sonic Stadium access credentials for you.
Facebook, for example, is more trouble than its worth with a rapidly declining relevance and a difficult and ever-changing set of connectivity rules. Meanwhile, we have identified that Google sign-in has been an entry point for a number of spam accounts over the past few months, and while we are bolstering our spam defences in other ways we feel that disconnecting this feature will go some way to saving us all an unnecessary headache.
In a world where more people are using 2FA and password managers, it's also no longer a burden to be holding individual accounts for different websites and services. The best person to be in control of your account access, after all, is you.
Please feel free to get in touch with us by shooting an email to email@example.com with the Subject line, "Sonic Stadium Account Help". Please be patient as responses may be delayed depending on the number of emails we receive.
Many thanks for reading!
Jul 13 2023
Hi everyone, hope you're all having a great week! This is a quick notice to let all Sonic Stadium members know that we will be sunsetting the ability for users to sign up for accounts and log in using
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