(Resolved?) Why does twitter signup ask for excessive permissions?


Post tweets for me? Update my profile? See who I follow and follow new people? A bit excessive don’t you guys think?

Not sure if this was intentionally configured this way or if this is default configuration by Discourse, but yeah, there’s no reason why a random forum should be able to do all that.

Hmmm I might have misconfigured the Twitter app on my account to ask for godlike privileges. I’ll look into it and see if I can scale those back.

Okay, I had it set to ask for read/write for some reason, and I knocked it down to Read. I can’t get any more granular than that, but it’s no longer asking for posting permissions.