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Lack of Interest Commenting of Profile Posts field

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by eberkund, Oct 29, 2014.

  1. eberkund

    eberkund Active Member

    I am not sure if anyone else has noticed this but many of my members have been posting a new profile post to a user's profile instead of using the comment feature. I believe this is because the comment link is not very visible. I would like to suggest having the comment form displayed by default without clicking the comment link, similar to how Facebook does it.
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  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    IMO, that would look terrible on a page full of profile posts.
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  3. eberkund

    eberkund Active Member

    Well I agree that is looks slightly worse, but Facebook seems to manage alright doing it and I don't know an easier way to have users stop posting new profile posts instead of replies. Clearly some improvement needs to be done here.

    Maybe it is just a matter of changing the styling as well.
  4. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    I can't say I've seen too many people struggling with the concept, on this site and others.
  5. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

  6. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    It's probably easy to do.
    It seems it might get ugly.

    I'd just make the Comment link more prominent.
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  7. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Use this selector to style the link: .messageSimple .publicControls .item.postComment
  8. Chassey Group

    Chassey Group Member

    We would love to see a number of comments visible. Then people know to click in & that there are comments there. Otherwise you are just having to click in to each one to check if someone might have commented. Do I need to make a suggestion or will this count :)
  9. RichardGaspa

    RichardGaspa Active Member

    Only being a member of xenFore for a week I am one of those newbies that did NOT even notice the comment link to the right. ( stupid me) I have been clicking the photo of the poster and leaving comments on the profile page. Now I know! Thanks for the 411!
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  10. eberkund

    eberkund Active Member

    Yeah, that's what my members have been doing. At the very least I'd like an option to be able to merge profile posts into comments on an existing profile post.

    Please like the first post if you think that this is an issue that could use some attention.
  11. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    I thought it could probably use some attention earlier on myself (see this suggestion, but please do disregard the large exaggerated Facebook example there :oops:: it simply does not apply), but looking back on that suggestion (to have the comment-field always visible, like Facebook does it) now 4 years later, I think Brogan's point:

    ... is more important than the 'issue' at hand. I just opened up a profile of someone and that of my own and started to click on 'Comment' on every profile posting on the screen to see how it looks with all empty comment-fields open. And it does look indeed terrible.

    I really like the clean/simple outlook of the XF profile screen and what looks/works good on Facebook does not have to look/work good on Xenforo obviously.

    Although I do like the fact that Facebook's implementation stimulates the social interaction. But that's the whole point I think... Facebook's main social interactions/discussions are taking place in the comments of a post/status update (so it needs to be stimulated there), whereas Xenforo's main social interactions are taking place in the forum-threads. Hence, why Xenforo does display a visible avatar of yourself and an open reply field right there, just like Facebook does it in their comments-system. This, the difference in how these platforms operate, is something I did not take into account when I posted my earlier suggestion.

    I think it's (near) perfect the way it is now actually how XF implemented it all.

    (Also, already suggested recently overhere: https://xenforo.com/community/threa...posts-on-new-profile-posts-page-is-odd.81849/)
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2014

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