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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.

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Re: Profile information is dull!

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:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:20 pm
.........was that YOU?

I was on that flight also! I was the one that...........................
GET THE HOOK!!!!
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Re: Profile information is dull!

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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Re: Profile information is dull!

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 like 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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