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Lack of Interest Profile Timeline

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by ekkanh, Dec 16, 2011.


Timeline for Xenforo?

  1. Yes

  2. No

  1. ekkanh

    ekkanh Member

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  2. Markos

    Markos Well-Known Member

    I like the integration with social services (i would like to see Anobii/Flickr/Deviantart).
  3. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Timeline ?
    of what ?
    Threads ?
  4. ekkanh

    ekkanh Member

    A timeline on your profile with everything you have done sort of. I was just a suggestion.
  5. AzzidReign

    AzzidReign Well-Known Member

    Maybe a better explanation as to how this would work and why it would be good for forums to use it would be in order...?
  6. steven s

    steven s Well-Known Member

    XenForo is a forum, not a social network.
    Does anyone really need a diary of someone's profile? Sheesh!
  7. Ranger375

    Ranger375 Well-Known Member

    I just converted my profile, and I absolutely hate it. Now I have a jealous gf able to see my posts from years ago.. fML
  8. ekkanh

    ekkanh Member

    hahaha ok, thats the downside of it! You should have cleaned your profile before changing =P
  9. Ranger375

    Ranger375 Well-Known Member

    I did! It all came back lol:(
  10. ekkanh

    ekkanh Member

    poor you, now its only one thing you can do! Change her facebook to timeline and you're even!
  11. x_Stricken_x

    x_Stricken_x Active Member

    I don't see why everyone is saying forums aren't a social network, how would a list of posts made be making forums into a social network? Plus you could also do when the user joined, if they were banned (moderators-only maybe?), when they were un-banned(moderators-only?), when they got promoted to a new group (i.e. Registered > Moderators), and even trophy awardings. How is any of that like a social network? You already have those features there, why not make full use in showing them easier? And no, I'm not saying it's not easy now - but a singular list couldn't really hurt.
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  12. x_Stricken_x

    x_Stricken_x Active Member

    So my last post was more or less a rant, but now that I think of this there should be a simple tab called "Timeline" that simply shows all current data (recent posts, created threads, trophy awards as well as - if you scroll down far enough - when that user joined). The reason I say this is simply for the fact that redesigning the profiles completely to be a timeline is useless as forums usually don't collect as much data (per day) as a site like Facebook or Twitter does. Would doing something like this take a ton of time? Is there already a way to make a tab that can grab info from a field that has multiple specified tabs (ie. the join date would be specified under the "About"/"Timeline" tabs)? Also, I ask some of these questions rhetorically since I do know some of them are available - it's mainly for others to consider, though.

    Also, I may or may not add more to this post as I think of it as to not spam this thread or piss anyone off ;) lol
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  13. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    PLEASE do not let us get into another BORING debate about whether a forum is a social network.
    Some are, some are not.
    That's it.

    XF does an excellent job of spanning the spectrum of needs here.
    Please don't attacvk other admins who have a different kind of forum to yours. That just makes you look small minded and silly. Stick with what suits you, fine, but accept that might not be what suits everyone.
  14. x_Stricken_x

    x_Stricken_x Active Member

    I'm not debating that forums are or aren't a social network, but rather if a timeline is or isn't (isn't in my humble opinion) an aspect of a social network. The only reason I even brought it up was because someone said that's like making things more social network-like, which I was simply asking how when all it really would be (as far as this thread) is a different way of presenting information that is already available/used on an xenForo forum.

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