Key to the success of SpeakerRate is the ability for users to easily rate and comment on talks. Equally important is the integrity of user feedback and the subsequent need to tie actions to user accounts. Yesterday we deployed an array of social sign on features that we hope will achieve both these goals. Users can now access SpeakerRate with their Facebook, Google, Twitter, and LinkedIn credentials. If desired, users can still use their legacy SpeakerRate account, and connect their social accounts on their account settings page.
As part of this feature we have also implemented new account permissions. The goal of these permissions is to allow ‘casual’ SpeakerRate users to easily provide ratings and comments, while providing ‘power’ users with greater flexibility. Here’s a break down of the new permissions structure:
- Log in is required to rate and comment on a talk.
- An email address is required to start a profile.
- A verified email address is required to create a talk, a series, an event, and to include non whitelisted URLs.
- URLs in comments will still be subject to the whitelist.
If you did not receive an email containing a link to verify your email, or you do not have an email on file, please visit your account page.
We are excited about these changes and we enjoyed building them on your behalf. Please let us know if you have any suggestions or comments and as always, thanks for using SpeakerRate.
the SpeakerRate team