We have a mirror copy of our "live" board on a localhost computer, which we like to run new mods on before taking them live for obvious reasons.
We have loaded this mod onto the localhost version (which has internet access), and have applied our "live board" FB App ID and App Secret numbers into the ACP. We've run the configuration panel successfully, Other than it showing one field that was already present (and I cannot remember which one it was, and of course cannot go back and run it again!), all was good. We have activated avatars in the ACP. We have manually cleared the cache as well as purging it multiple times via the ACP. There have been no error messages and the "board" is still operating as one would expect - with the exception that ABSOLUTELY NO FB icons, links, sign-in information or anything related to FB appears on the board anywhere!
Is this an issue related to our having it on a localhost, or is it something else? If it's related to localhost, if we take this "live" in it's current form (i.e. not showing errors) is that a reasonable indication that it shouldn't produce any issues on the live board? I have not made any changes to the DB, presuming that those are automatically done by the MOD? (Or do I need to create some tables?).
Finally, the one aspect that we had concerns about (and which was a primary reason for loading it on localhost first) is, will this interfere in any way with the current permissions of the board, which require an e-mail confirmation (to avoid spam) upon registration. I am (reasonably) happy to go with FB's confirmations, as long as it doesn't open up a hole for spammer access (beyond the obvious slight loss of control).
I'm still using 3.0.10; PHP is 5.2.17; MySQL is 5.0.91; I've used FF and Chrome as browsers.