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Site Management => Forum Feedback and Administration => Topic started by: Pitkin on September 02, 2015, 05:31:27 am

Title: Removal of some profile fields - feedback?
Post by: Pitkin on September 02, 2015, 05:31:27 am
I removed some profile fields earlier this week. I'd like to know if any of you consider them still useful.

The ones removed were:
-ICQ number
-AIM handle
-YIM handle
-warning status

MSN handle I had already removed a long time ago. Are the other three also obsolete or were you using them still? The "warning status" I removed since I don't use the warning system.

The post count field was NOT supposed to be removed, but I accidentally disabled it as well and realised it only today after waking up and after Cockleshell's post in the Topicless made me look at the site more carefully. That one I put back, since I happen to like seeing the numbers grow. xP

Also, should you wish to have other profile fields to fill, now is the moment! There are possibilities for text fields and radio button choices in the profile page, next to one's posts or above one's signature. Preferred OS could be a nice one, though anything else than a free text field would end up excluding systems.
Title: Re: Removal of some profile fields - feedback?
Post by: Fedora-Tan on September 02, 2015, 06:40:40 am
Quote from: Pitkin on September 02, 2015, 05:31:27 am
The post count field ...


You mean the spam-o-meter ?  :P
Title: Re: Removal of some profile fields - feedback?
Post by: Pitkin on September 02, 2015, 07:39:34 am
Hmph, who was the one sending me text messages, each of them containing just one letter to eventually spell "RABBITS"? xP
Title: Re: Removal of some profile fields - feedback?
Post by: Penti-chan on September 02, 2015, 11:09:43 am
A preferred OS one could be nice, just as a free entry field; since I'm fairly certain Bella would put "OpenVMS" -w-

Also, maybe have one for a Steam handle, since so many of us have one?
Title: Re: Removal of some profile fields - feedback?
Post by: Pitkin on September 02, 2015, 11:11:33 am
Steam handle is a very nice idea to replace the ones I removed. ^^
Title: Re: Removal of some profile fields - feedback?
Post by: alfonso_rd_30 on September 02, 2015, 11:23:32 am
Even Faceboob ID/mane
Title: Re: Removal of some profile fields - feedback?
Post by: Pitkin on September 02, 2015, 11:45:07 am
FB could be also; however, since it links often to real full name, I wonder how many would like to use it. I'd like to hear out others on this one as well.
Title: Re: Removal of some profile fields - feedback?
Post by: Penti-chan on September 02, 2015, 12:14:00 pm
I probably wouldn't; given the complicated nature of having 2 Facebooks. I mean, the reason most everyone knows my name on here was a fluke; forgetting this one pic I posted had something with my name on it ^^;
Title: Re: Removal of some profile fields - feedback?
Post by: Chocofreak13 on September 02, 2015, 08:34:35 pm
i'm tempted to vote "yay" on the facebook one, but only members could see it, right? i'd like to friend more of you on there that have it, but i don't want to be spammed with random bot messages. :\

steam handle would be excellent. looks like you've already got it. xD

preferred OS would be great, and perfect for the site! i wonder how many of us are going to be trolls and list things like "Hollerith Tabulator" or something, though. xDD

do you guys think Nintendo DS friend code is too specific? i don't use mine much, but it's an idea. other than what's been posted, i can't think of anything, but i'll post again if i think of anything. thanks for trimming the old ones---i haven't even thought of AIM in months, much less used it (been years). as important a time as that was in my life, i don't really want to remember it again. >>;;;
Title: Re: Removal of some profile fields - feedback?
Post by: Penti-chan on September 02, 2015, 10:05:24 pm
3DS Friend Code seems possible, but aside from you and me, IDK who has one on here :\
Title: Re: Removal of some profile fields - feedback?
Post by: Chocofreak13 on September 02, 2015, 10:33:45 pm
i know at least one other person did. s'why i was wondering if it was too specific, though.
Title: Re: Removal of some profile fields - feedback?
Post by: Pitkin on September 03, 2015, 05:47:15 am
The little icons that show next to each post unfortunately show to everybody visiting the website, but if I place the fields in Profile page of each member, they'll only be visible for registered users... but for all registered members. I can naturally add FB handle with a caveat.

Nintendo DS code can be done as well, if it has a use. :)
Title: Re: Removal of some profile fields - feedback?
Post by: Chocofreak13 on September 03, 2015, 02:48:40 pm
we don't get a lot of spambots here anymore, and i doubt anyone registered currently is going to be hitting us up for candy crush lives on facebook, so i think that's a good way to go about it. as for DS code, i wish we could get more input---i was only suggesting it. (i barely use my DS right now.)
Title: Re: Removal of some profile fields - feedback?
Post by: Pitkin on September 03, 2015, 03:41:12 pm
Oh, you reminded me, I noticed this week that we'd received 20,000 new members during 2015. Most of them clearly weren't real members, but at least it seems the bots no longer manage to post like back in time. So, the dang bots still manage to register but no longer post.

Maybe as a solution I could add a new member rank - lurker - for registered but 0-post members and restrict their access to other users' profiles. I'd need to check the user rights for that.
Title: Re: Removal of some profile fields - feedback?
Post by: Penti-chan on September 03, 2015, 05:23:25 pm
That might work, yeah; GameFAQs has a similar setup, with a "New User" rank, that locks out the more advanced stuff until you've started to post more.
Title: Re: Removal of some profile fields - feedback?
Post by: Bella on September 03, 2015, 10:45:19 pm
I like the preferred OS idea!
Title: Re: Removal of some profile fields - feedback?
Post by: Chocofreak13 on September 03, 2015, 11:41:51 pm
@pitkin: oooo, that's a really cool idea. like, you have to post 10 times before you can see others' contact details. i hope it can work. :0
Title: Re: Removal of some profile fields - feedback?
Post by: Pitkin on September 05, 2015, 06:50:38 am
Pox on the rights management. :/

I tried and I don't see any way to have a post-count-based membergroup have different permissions from other post-count-based membergroups. -.- I expected it to be a basic setting and nothing else: with 0-9 posts no access to some advanced actions, from 10 onwards anything goes. Yeah, right.

I'll leave the FB out for now, unless you wish to have it anyway. A bit too awkward for privacy, in my opinion. Alternatively, we could naturally have a hidden board (like Hentai used to be), where membership would be granted manually, and where people could post all their contact details they want... still, it'd all be in clear text and only need some asshole to come and leak the information everywhere for it to turn into a potential nightmare. Not a very good idea either, I believe.

Meanwhile, in a secret room: I added a favorite OS field to the profile. It's in free text, so everybody can fill whatever they want in there, if they want. :)
Title: Re: Removal of some profile fields - feedback?
Post by: Chocofreak13 on September 05, 2015, 02:18:52 pm
heh, thanks Pit. and until that can be implemented, good call on skipping FB. :\