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Profile Posts?

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by Steve Freides, Apr 2, 2016.

  1. Steve Freides

    Steve Freides Active Member

    On our forum, people seem to use Profile Posts as a way of having a conversation, albeit a public one, with an individual - is this the intention of Profile Posts? I always thought of them as a place where I could, e.g., announce I'd be offline for a couple of days or things of that nature.

    Thanks in advance.

  2. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    They can be used for both.
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  3. Steve Freides

    Steve Freides Active Member

    @Amaury, no disrespect intended but I have seen that they can be used for both. I am curious to know how other boards are using them, and if XF's designers have an opinion on the subject as well.


  4. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    They are pretty much the intended uses.

    It's for communicating and discussing a person's thoughts in a more informal way in which a thread wouldn't usually be appropriate.
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  5. Steve Freides

    Steve Freides Active Member

    OK, thanks.

  6. CFMack

    CFMack New Member

    How do you write a profile post to someone else, with an arrow between my name and the other member? I just saw this on some other forums.
  7. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  8. CFMack

    CFMack New Member

    On my forum, I use the @ tag, but these arrows don't show up. I like the arrows better.
  9. Optic

    Optic Well-Known Member

    You just write a profile post on another member's profile page to make this happen. :)
  10. CFMack

    CFMack New Member

    Thank you! I've been writing them on the sidebar block. I can't believe it's that simple! Thanks!

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