toxyn wrote:I don't think punkUser has time to create something like an oAuth2 system for GOS users either (that way we could allow people to sign in with those credentials).
Actually, as per the other sticky/announcement, the new setup for logging in at GoS will effectively be OAUTH2 (with Steam as the provider). There's no point in making GoS itself a provider. After that point people won't have "GoS credentials", they'll just have their steam account or whatever.
Thus another site could similarly link to Steam accounts for authorization and you'd have the account link. These days I just don't see the value in having separate accounts stored at little sites like the myth community and all the hassle that entails. It's better to just use all the technology the bigger guys have put into this stuff and let them do the authentication and security bits.
That said if people want to have specific accounts at a new site that's fine too. Like I said I'm happy to go with whatever the community wants in terms of passing of the database dump and linking from GoS, I just personally am going to decouple any GoS specific account/credential management going forward.
Anyways if toxyn is fine with working with wonka, I'll pass the two of them the current database dump so that they can get whatever bits of it integrated that they see fit. Then at a set point in time we can just lock the forums here and move over there. I have mostly enough infrastructure to switch the accounts over to the Steam linked stuff at this point and will finish that up soon. The forums will remain up here and locked until it doesn't make sense anymore as I still have a bit more work to do to move the rest of the site over to the metaserver VM anyways.