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1.4 Social interactions

Discussion in 'XenForo Suggestions' started by AzzidReign, Jul 15, 2014.

  1. AzzidReign

    AzzidReign Well-Known Member

    1.3 currently has:
    Recent Activity
    Your News Feed

    Most people probably don't even know "Your News Feed" even exists (I know my members don't) as it is tucked away in the user drop down which, in my experience, people only use to update their settings, sigs, avy's, and status updates.

    With 1.4's new feature, "New Profile Posts", it seems things are getting quite redundant. I suggest we make things easier to use for our users and make it more enjoyable to use. I think a single page for all of this would suffice.

    I'm suggesting to change Recent Activity to "News Feed" (basically combining the above 3 pages). On this single page, have filters. By default, it will show everyone's activity like the current "Recent Activity". The filter check boxes can be:
    • People you follow
    • Just posts
    • Just Status Updates
    • Just profile comments
    This would allow our users to filter everything out they don't care about and allow them to access the things they do care about, thus increasing activity across the board, IMO.
     
  2. BamaStangGuy

    BamaStangGuy Well-Known Member

  3. Veer

    Veer Well-Known Member

    Agreed.
     
  4. tommydamic68

    tommydamic68 Well-Known Member

  5. Dinh Thanh

    Dinh Thanh Well-Known Member

    Agree too, many tabs are complex to use.
     
  6. Renegade

    Renegade Well-Known Member

    And probably take it out of the user menu drop down and give a link next to New posts for better visibility and also to de-clutter the user menu.
     
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  7. shorepower

    shorepower Active Member

    Very good suggestion. Would increase interactions and simply for the end user.
     
  8. Pereira

    Pereira Well-Known Member

    Yeah I think this is one part of XF that definitely needs an overhaul.
     
  9. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    I think there should be a dedicated "What's New" Tab in the "Main NavBar"

    :)



    It probably needs more thought put into it, but here is a simple mockup:



    whats_new_social.jpg


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    whats_new_profile_posts.jpg



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    new_forum_posts_follow.jpg
     
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2014
  10. mauzao9

    mauzao9 Well-Known Member

    Yes sort like what @erich37 posted.

    I feel that Xenforo is really getting redundant at certain features. The What's New page must return and it can include everything, from New Posts to Profile Posts Page and Recent Activity like up there with 2 tabs: All Activity > People you Follow.

    Profile posts system completely ignoring again the Following System is not okay, the way Xenforo works there is a lot of potential for it.

    As the poster said it's more about group up things in a more organized way.
     
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  11. imthebest

    imthebest Formerly Super120

    Can't agree more. I also like @erich37 suggestion.
     
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  12. PyroM

    PyroM Active Member

    Fully agree. Users are often not willing or maybe to fast/blind for "hidden treasures". One tab, with everything new for an daily or regulary returning user would be a perfect solution. Thanks @AzzidReign and @erich37
     
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  13. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    Another idea would be to just add the Tab for "Your News Feed" here:



    newsfeed_tab.jpg
     
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  14. mauzao9

    mauzao9 Well-Known Member

    Yes @erich37 What's New Must Return! There are several features lost on different parts of the forum that need to be organized and grouped like that, and integrated with Followers system, i always on like certain game forums follow the Devs and i wish to that tabs to allow me to filter towards content they posted.

    On this case, Followers Posts & Profile Posts tab :)
     
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  15. Eagle

    Eagle Well-Known Member

    Agreed.
     
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