Imagine if one out of ten-thousand CP users were all running software that accessed the site every thirty seconds: assuming 11 million members, that's 1100 users ... call it 1000; so, in 24 hours that would be 2,880,000 accesses.
«OOP to me means only messaging, local retention and protection and hiding of state-process, and extreme late-binding of all things. » Alan Kay's clarification on what he meant by the term "Object" in "Object-Oriented Programming."
On the related note - I can see the ID (1536756) for the Soapbox (and other forums) from its URL, but not sure about the Lounge and the Insider (and a couple of others).
Of course, as you said, we will be having a list of them later, but can you please paste the IDs for the Lounge, the Insider and the Weird and the Wonderful, so that I can try get the posts for them as well?
Just noticed fid URL parameter while creating a new thread (and several other actions). I think that is it.
That is the idea, so that if your Client Credentials for one app are compromised, you can invalidate them without affecting your other applications. The alternate is to have one and invalidate all your apps.
Furthermore, the OAuth Authorization Flow and Implicit Grant flows require a redirection URL which is unique to each app for security reasons.
The Resource Owner Password Flow is less secure than the other two, and is not recommended for most applications. In the future, we may restrict its use to those clients and applications we can verify as being secure, and a web app is not a secure app.