Facebook integration

New as of 18th Oct 2017

What's this all about then?

The main aim of the new Facebook integration is for logging in or signing up. The main features are:-

  • Login or sign up using Facebook
  • Associate your forum account with a Facebook account
  • Share posts or topics on Facebook easily

Associating your existing forum account with Facebook

You can now connect your forum account with Facebook. This gives you the advantage of being able to share to, and post to Facebook from the forum.

I've also applied to Facebook for tighter integration with notifications etc when you reply to topics. Once this is approved it will be active on the site.

To do this:-

  1. Sign into your forum account
  2. Go to the User Settings section by clicking here
  3. Click on the "Account" tab
  4. Scroll down to the bottom to the "Facebook Connect" section, and then link up your Facebook account

Sign up with Facebook

If you aren't a member at the moment and want to sign up, it is now possible to sign up using Facebook.

Simply visit the sign up page and click on the Facebook icon in the sign up form.

Find us on Facebook

Search for "hiluxsurf.co.uk" or click on the link below:-


Share posts on Facebook

If you look to the left of a post / topic in the forum, you should now see a button to share on Facebook.

A note for the "anti-facebook" crowd....

Please note the below:-

  • The new features make no difference to you what so ever
  • They are for the benefit of Facebook users, and don't affect non-Facebook users
  • It will not affect your enjoyment of the site
  • The forum is not moving over to Facebook and remains completely independent of Facebook

For those who don't want their posts being shared on Facebook and object to the new share button...

  • The share buttons added just make it easier for people to share posts on Facebook; even without this button users can share posts on Facebook and have been able to do so for years; this is just how the internet works and there is little that can be done to prevent this. Any public web page on the internet can be shared on Facebook by copying the URL and pasting that URL into Facebook; that's just how Facebook works and there's not really anything we can do about that