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Offline echo_trail

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Suggestion, forum personal profile
« on: May 18, 2007, 08:42:49 am »
Hey lads and lass'.

I came up with this completely original idea, never before heard of. How about enabling some sort of personal profile, where the common forumer can write a bit of text and add another picture than his avatar? I know it's never been seen before, and you might be intimmidated by the idea of something brand new such as this, but give it a go, ya?

No really, I think it would be quite cool if you could just write a little something about yourself if you wanted to. Virtually every other forum has it, and it never harms anyone. I think it would bring a more 'personal' touch to the forums. What do you say?

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Re: Suggestion, forum personal profile
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2007, 08:46:41 am »
I think the old forum had something like this. At least the picture.
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Re: Suggestion, forum personal profile
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2007, 08:53:18 am »
Good idea! Support.

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Re: Suggestion, forum personal profile
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2007, 09:00:08 am »
Support it   !12

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Re: Suggestion, forum personal profile
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2007, 09:12:27 am »
Yeah I think it would be cool. You could add links to blogs or something or how to get in touch with you other than IM and emails and such. People could see a different side of a person, but I agree with skykanden, it should have some limitations or something to "balance" it out a little

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Re: Suggestion, forum personal profile
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2007, 11:56:26 am »
Poll added!..

yeah, I remember there being something like this back in the old forums, but I do believe it was only with the picture.

I mean, this doesn't have to be much, just one box where you could write a little.
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Re: Suggestion, forum personal profile
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2007, 12:32:17 pm »
Yeah, it definitely sounds good to me. I only hope it's easy to insert for the admins, don't know if there's a module that does it or if it has to be written manually.

Anyway, sounds like a good idea to write for SoldatPage. "Soldat Profiles"...
Hmmm.

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Re: Suggestion, forum personal profile
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2007, 01:27:50 pm »
It's a good idea.

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Re: Suggestion, forum personal profile
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2007, 10:55:41 am »
What the heck? TWO pictures on the side? I've never heard of that, and it kinda sounds spammy to me, lol (considering how many restrictions there are on signatures, I wouldn't think this would get implemented particularly if it showed in every one of your posts).

... Virtually every other forum has it...
Where did you pull this out of? Link me; I've never seen any forum that has this ability, frankly.

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Re: Suggestion, forum personal profile
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2007, 11:14:55 am »
it's in your profile keron, not on your posts.
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Re: Suggestion, forum personal profile
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2007, 12:33:02 pm »
^^Yeah.. It's not like it will show in every post you make.
And the cool part is, peops could spam all they wanted, 'cause it would never really intefere with how they posted, see?
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Re: Suggestion, forum personal profile
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2007, 08:55:12 pm »
lol... I guess that'd be better, but I still don't have links to example forums where such a feature is already implemented. :P

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Re: Suggestion, forum personal profile
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2007, 09:23:09 pm »
Or maybe where every person just gets a page to do with whatever they want, so that they can just like, be cool and all and put whatever they want on there, with maybe a few nifty things, that would be really neat.

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Re: Suggestion, forum personal profile
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2007, 10:08:44 pm »
Or maybe where every person just gets a page to do with whatever they want, so that they can just like, be cool and all and put whatever they want on there, with maybe a few nifty things, that would be really neat.

You just described Myspace.

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Re: Suggestion, forum personal profile
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2007, 10:55:08 pm »
Or maybe where every person just gets a page to do with whatever they want, so that they can just like, be cool and all and put whatever they want on there, with maybe a few nifty things, that would be really neat.

You just described Myspace.

I agree, let's convert soldatforums into Myspace.

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Re: Suggestion, forum personal profile
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2007, 11:02:47 pm »
Or maybe where every person just gets a page to do with whatever they want, so that they can just like, be cool and all and put whatever they want on there, with maybe a few nifty things, that would be really neat.

You just described Myspace.

I agree, let's convert soldatforums into Myspace.

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Re: Suggestion, forum personal profile
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2007, 11:25:10 pm »
Or maybe where every person just gets a page to do with whatever they want, so that they can just like, be cool and all and put whatever they want on there, with maybe a few nifty things, that would be really neat.

You just described Myspace.

I agree, let's convert soldatforums into Myspace.

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/* ontopic If you turn the soldatforums into myspace I will hunt someone down and hurt them :o. I disagree, mainly because there's so much stuff and so many restrictions already that it would make them even more strict -_-.

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Re: Suggestion, forum personal profile
« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2007, 11:59:30 pm »
a soldat based myspace?  kinda defeats the purpose of having a forum in the first place... well to an extent it does.
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Re: Suggestion, forum personal profile
« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2007, 12:10:09 am »
You just described Myspace.
No, not like that, still within the forum's stuff, but just a much more advanced profile.

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Re: Suggestion, forum personal profile
« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2007, 12:24:00 am »
"advanced profile" by idante... o well then im compelled to agree with this thread.  as long as it isnt a day to day thing the way myspace is... SF isnt in need of such a thing
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Re: Suggestion, forum personal profile
« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2007, 03:39:05 am »
Just a few extra fields for personal information and one extra picture would suffice. The forum skin must be kept the same I think, and SoldatForums won't host extra files etc. so the SoldatForums-MySpace idea isn't really realistic nor very interesting I think. Better make a MySpace site and link to it then.

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Re: Suggestion, forum personal profile
« Reply #21 on: May 20, 2007, 06:48:12 am »
lol... I guess that'd be better, but I still don't have links to example forums where such a feature is already implemented. :P
Okay, so I overreacted a little in order to get my opinion through - BIG DEAL!! ;)
I'll admit I can't come up with many of them. Or any, in fact, but that's not what's essential here. I HAVE seen them in the past, but right now soldatforums and Myspace is really the only webpages I ever visit. I rpomise you they're uthere though..

And about the myspace/sf.com thingy.. No need to worry, girls. We'll just have to keep the options limited, and that's it. Also, instead of putting in a number of boxes saying "Real name", "Occupation", Social Security number", "Grand Cayman acc. number" and all kinds of useless* stuff. The profile ardly have to change. Just keep it as it is, but add one final box in which you can write whatever you want.

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Re: Suggestion, forum personal profile
« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2007, 11:13:39 am »
Make your own website and link to it! There, you've already got a MySpace. FileAve.com has free file-/ and web-hosting, and you can get a website with the domain <YourAccountName>.FileAve.com. Or, if you have a Google acct., you can go to Blogger.com and use your Gmail acct. (they integrated their databases several months ago) to make your own <YourAccountName>.BlogSpot.com, which has a lot of areas for likes in its profile section, or just one conglomerative Interests area.

It might actually not be difficult to add HTML to make the textbox you're asking for, but I'm just assuming that it is from FLAB's silence in this thread. :P

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Re: Suggestion, forum personal profile
« Reply #23 on: May 20, 2007, 11:13:54 am »
Or maybe where every person just gets a page to do with whatever they want, so that they can just like, be cool and all and put whatever they want on there, with maybe a few nifty things, that would be really neat.

You just described Myspace.

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Re: Suggestion, forum personal profile
« Reply #24 on: May 21, 2007, 06:49:51 pm »
I'd fill it with a short story of a woman who gets her two year old baby shoved through a blender and is then forced to eat the leftovers until she vomits. Then she's forced to eat both.

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Re: Suggestion, forum personal profile
« Reply #25 on: May 22, 2007, 08:31:14 pm »
Isn't this basically what the old forums had?
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Re: Suggestion, forum personal profile
« Reply #26 on: May 24, 2007, 01:41:31 am »
I realise that, Cookie, but it's not like it would hurt anyone. Come on, it'd be a nice little feature, probably easy to implement as well.

How come the mods are staying out of this?
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Re: Suggestion, forum personal profile
« Reply #27 on: May 24, 2007, 01:46:30 am »
It's just a text box and a picture. That's not exactly changing the soldat forums into myspace..

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Re: Suggestion, forum personal profile
« Reply #28 on: May 24, 2007, 01:48:10 am »
It'd probably be best to just have a Who Are You? kind of thread rather than spend a bunch of time coding something that few people would ever take seriously.

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Re: Suggestion, forum personal profile
« Reply #29 on: May 24, 2007, 01:52:06 am »
If anything, that be the thing no one would take seriously.
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Re: Suggestion, forum personal profile
« Reply #30 on: May 24, 2007, 02:10:02 am »

"“The ink of the scholar is more sacred than the blood of the martyr”"

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Re: Suggestion, forum personal profile
« Reply #31 on: May 24, 2007, 02:19:38 am »
Argh.. It's not really the same, Vijcht.
The way I want it, people would always be able to change their personal profile. If they did that here, assuming there's gonna be many pages in your thread, everyone else would never even notice.
And there's the issue of spam! I'm confident that your thread will get spammed up, wheres in my idea the only person who could inflict sam upon it would be the writer himself, but he wouldn't be able to take it out on anybody.
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Re: Suggestion, forum personal profile
« Reply #32 on: May 24, 2007, 02:50:56 pm »
If Vijcht's idea works out well I think we should just send new guys to introduce themselves there and let Chakra's thread be used if people still want to tell us if they are going out for the weekend, month, ect. Just thinking out loud...
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Re: Suggestion, forum personal profile
« Reply #33 on: May 25, 2007, 01:43:29 am »
Eh, echo's right.  It doesn't have the same effect as having a purely personal area to write about yourself.

I'll throw my chips in with echo and support his idea.

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Re: Suggestion, forum personal profile
« Reply #34 on: May 25, 2007, 06:11:25 pm »
Like I pointed out earlier... isn't that a blog?

Save time for the admins in coding, possibly find out who truly is interested in you (through comments if they feel like leaving any), and post whatever personal stuff you want, not one-time as in this concept or in having to change the whole thing periodically (and therefore others who check it only occasionally cannot view its history), but in dated entries.

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Re: Suggestion, forum personal profile
« Reply #35 on: May 26, 2007, 03:55:17 am »
Keron it's not like a blog at all. It's a place where you can type in some personal stuff and if people view your profile they can learn some more about you.

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Re: Suggestion, forum personal profile
« Reply #36 on: May 26, 2007, 07:28:34 am »
That's great! Yeah! F12ed!
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Re: Suggestion, forum personal profile
« Reply #37 on: May 26, 2007, 02:29:22 pm »
It's a place where you can type in some personal stuff and if people view your profile they can learn some more about you.
Uh. If that's not what defines a blog, then I don't know what does...
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Re: Suggestion, forum personal profile
« Reply #38 on: May 26, 2007, 02:35:22 pm »
It's a place where you can type in some personal stuff and if people view your profile they can learn some more about you.
Uh. If that's not what defines a blog, then I don't know what does...
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Re: Suggestion, forum personal profile
« Reply #39 on: May 26, 2007, 03:32:28 pm »
What a-4-year-old said. It's an online diary that you constantly update which this suggestion isn't meant to be.

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Re: Suggestion, forum personal profile
« Reply #40 on: May 26, 2007, 03:49:14 pm »
Support.

I know there was a mod for invisionfree that added a personal page people could write in, but I don't know about this type of forum (NVM)

I found a couple of mods that do this, as well as something interesting. One is a simple biography, the other is a full custom profile. The "something interesting" is a "profile comments" mod.

Custom profile mod
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Re: Suggestion, forum personal profile
« Reply #41 on: June 28, 2007, 08:05:11 pm »
The old forums used to have this.  It is a lot more work than every other feature currently on my list, but I will indeed add it nonetheless

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Re: Suggestion, forum personal profile
« Reply #42 on: July 01, 2007, 08:12:49 pm »
Ey Bricks, thanks alot! I was beginning to think my ol' suggestion here had been blackbagged.

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