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Profile information is dull!

Post by imsevimse » Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:16 am

I think the profile information is dull in this forum. It could be easy to change. The problem is you have no background information about posters. The attribute "stable" is not very interesting. Change that to "profile information you want to share", "Background information" or something shorter like "Your background" or "Information about you" or "CV". If it is possible to have both you could keep "stable" but personally I think it is not very interesting what horns people play.

/Tom
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Post by Neo Bri » Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:50 am

Maybe a minor overhaul is a good idea. Other opinions?
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Post by Matt K » Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:01 am

Well, we do have the means - they are just text fields. One can only see them after 2 posts to keep bot traffic away from the information. On the other hand, might it be sufficient to include links for other social media if you would thus like to share your information with the world? Can include the usual culprits: Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Instagram etc. Linkedin probably has the most flexibility with that sort of thing and they're way less annoying now that MS took them over. Probably the only thing MS took over that they improved lol
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Post by BGuttman » Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:08 am

I thought the signature block is the place for interesting bits of curriculum vitae. If you want to post your shingle as an expert that might be the place to do it.

I used to like the titles we had on TTF; it's where I touted myself as a "mad chemist".
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Post by Matt K » Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:18 am

Hah, I forgot about those titles. I liked that as well.
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Post by Geordie » Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:21 am

I find ‘the stable’ interesting. Perhaps add a text field field’musicalcareer highlight so far’. Relevant, and can be updated as people progress. Implies something about musical interests too. Just a thought ....
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Post by Neo Bri » Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:34 am

Matt K wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:01 am
Well, we do have the means - they are just text fields. One can only see them after 2 posts to keep bot traffic away from the information. On the other hand, might it be sufficient to include links for other social media if you would thus like to share your information with the world? Can include the usual culprits: Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, Instagram etc. Linkedin probably has the most flexibility with that sort of thing and they're way less annoying now that MS took them over. Probably the only thing MS took over that they improved lol
I hear they improved MineCraft.

Back on topic.
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Post by timothy42b » Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:51 am

Mine is dull because I enjoy being boring.

However, nothing prevents me from being, ah...., creative with an alternative history.

Like that time flying back on the Concorde when the pilot fell asleep and I ...........
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Post by Gatt » Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:20 pm

.........was that YOU?

I was on that flight also! I was the one that...........................
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Post by Bonearzt » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:41 pm

timothy42b wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:51 am
Mine is dull because I enjoy being boring.

However, nothing prevents me from being, ah...., creative with an alternative history.

Like that time flying back on the Concorde when the pilot fell asleep and I ...........
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Post by Bonearzt » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:41 pm

Gatt wrote:
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.........was that YOU?

I was on that flight also! I was the one that...........................
GET THE HOOK!!!!
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Post by whitbey » Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:24 am

I put my horns in my profile. Not sure if anyone noticed.
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Post by BGuttman » Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:40 am

whitbey wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:24 am
I put my horns in my profile. Not sure if anyone noticed.
Some are interested, some are not.

If you lie in your profile, sooner or later it will catch up to you.

I am (unfortunately) fairly well known and don't want/need to brag in my profile.
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Post by Bach5G » Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:51 am

I searched this topic out, as I find the lack of background info a little frustrating. Who am I dealing with?

I’d like a bit more info than simply what horns people own. Location, age, pro/amateur/beginner, student?

Maybe encouraged but not mandatory? (Impossible to police, obviously)
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Post by Neo Bri » Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:44 pm

Yes, certainly. We'll implement that - it sort of fell through the cracks. Obviously the next few days isn't ideal, but thanks for putting it back on the radar.
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Post by harrisonreed » Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:10 pm

I'll update my profile
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Post by harrisonreed » Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:12 pm

NVM. I see now that there literally is only a spot for horns
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Post by Posaunus » Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:40 pm

Neo Bri wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:44 pm
Yes, certainly. We'll implement that - it sort of fell through the cracks. Obviously the next few days isn't ideal, but thanks for putting it back on the radar.
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Post by Matt K » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:25 am

I don't recall when we made the change, but do let me know if you don't see some of these fields. I checked it out as a 'normal' user and the following fields exist for me:

Location
Website
Interests
Stable
Facebook
Twitter
Skype
YouTube
About Me

Do let me know if you don't see them.

I'm reluctant to put a spot in there about relative skill or status. About Me is the newest addition and provides an area where you can indicate your musical background & ensembles which will provide a more fine-grained opportunity to indicate your skill level if you choose to do so. Its currently restricted to 1000 characters but I can expand that if people find that too limiting.
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Post by Posaunus » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:34 am

Matt K wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:25 am
I don't recall when we made the change, but do let me know if you don't see some of these fields.
It's all there now. Just that few of us knew about the change. :good:
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Post by Matt K » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:14 pm

Posaunus wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:34 am
Matt K wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:25 am
I don't recall when we made the change, but do let me know if you don't see some of these fields.
It's all there now. Just that few of us knew about the change. :good:
Probably would have helped if we (I) had announced it. :shuffle: :wink:
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Post by AndrewMeronek » Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:22 pm

Is there a particular format for the "twitter"/"Youtube"/etc. section? Pasting in the website link to my 'official' Youtube channel returns an invalid characters error.
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Post by Matt K » Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:37 pm

AndrewMeronek wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:22 pm
Is there a particular format for the "twitter"/"Youtube"/etc. section? Pasting in the website link to my 'official' Youtube channel returns an invalid characters error.
You need to only include the portion that links to you; so if you are www.twitter.com/abcd you'd just put abcd.
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Post by AndrewMeronek » Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:38 pm

Ah, thanks! :)
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Post by brumpone » Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:53 am

Hi guys,

I wanted to update my profile this morning, but the Profile link in the 'user' menu only allows me to view my profile with no obvious way to edit it, and I cannot see any option in the User Control Panel to view or edit it.

Any help, please?

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Post by brumpone » Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:56 pm

Hi guys
Either I was being dense this morning, in which case sorry, or something had changed - in which case thank you very much!
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Post by BGuttman » Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:49 pm

I think you needed two approved posts to be able to edit your profile. The plea this morning got you over the hurdle.
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