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Implemented Recent actions

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by ---MAD---, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. ---MAD---

    ---MAD--- Well-Known Member

    Howdy,

    Instead of our profile being pretty much empty unless we are popular enough to know enough users to post on our walls, how about displaying recent actions?

    Ie "---MAD--- liked post x.", "---MAD--- posted y in thread z.", "---MAD--- recieved trophy D", "---MAD--- commented on user a's profile".

    Would give profiles a bit of activity and more reason for other users to visit profiles and make use of them.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    So basically print the every-one's-news-feed on the profile but limiting it to your userid? Could be done with a mod because the everyone-news-feed is consumable.
     
  3. ---MAD---

    ---MAD--- Well-Known Member

    Yeah pretty much although everyone's news feed doesn't contain as much detail (only about posts?).
     
  4. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    Kind of like a Facebook wall then?
     
  5. ---MAD---

    ---MAD--- Well-Known Member

    Yeah I suppose.
     
  6. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    I think this is simply an excellent idea. Exactly because of the reasons you have stated. Has my vote immediately. *presses [Like]*
     
  7. Floris

    Floris Guest

    A summery of the last 5 actions would be nice, but I don't want active members on a busy board to have cluttered up social profiles.
     
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  8. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    That's why I assumed this would be in a [Tab]. Not directly on the profile when you enter it: this belongs to the profile posts exclusively.
     
  9. Shadab

    Shadab Well-Known Member

    I like the idea of displaying our recent actions in our profile. (of course with a corresponding Privacy option to switch this off).

    The recent activity should be incorporated right into the Profile Posts tab; reason being that if you create a new tab for recent activity, the profile would still look deserted unless you switch to that tab. And if you make the Recent Activity tab selected by default, wouldn't that annoy users who do use the profile posts tab heavily & already have tons of content there?

    A sample implementation which I'd love to have:

    Recent_Activity_in_Profiles.png
     
  10. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    I like shadab's mockup.

    Not an entire new sidebar showing an entire list of stuff like on the other software. Just a nice simple paragraph of recent activities. Voted.
     
  11. Floris

    Floris Guest

    recent activity block that shows once a day, with recent 5 or 6 items, is something I support. It gives a quick impression of how active a user is, and what they're doing on the site.
     
    Shadab and Peggy like this.
  12. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    I like that, though I wonder if we couldn't find a better implementation somehow, rather than copying Facebook quite so flagrantly?
     
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  13. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    I'll leave the implementation up to you, just giving the idea however we need to consider if this really a case of reinventing the wheel. I mean if it works we should use it but if there is a better way to implement this, you'll find it :D

    PS. You just have a gut feeling when you know a suggestion is going to be implemented even before a dev posts it :D
     
  14. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Just call it "Some recent activity" and have it be 2 columns.

    Kier has:

    liked this message: $url, and replied last: $thread.title
    has created a discussion: $url,
    and moderated around the board.
     
  15. Shadab

    Shadab Well-Known Member

    I agree we could do with a less facebook-y implementation. An alternate presentation could be to the right of the profile header. You could easily make space for a 300px wide column to show the recent activity...

    Alternate_Presentation.png

    Just thinking out loud. :)
     
  16. Luke F

    Luke F Well-Known Member

    Facebook gets it right though, so I see no reason not to.
     
  17. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    Lets keep thinking :D

    I agree, Facebook gets it right but lets see if Kier can come up with anything better :)
     
  18. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    If it's put under the avatar on the left can called Recent Activity, or put in a similar fashion to Shedab's second mockup, there's no reason it can't be used.

    There can be more than one right way to do something. ;)
     
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  19. Booth

    Booth Well-Known Member

    Not only do I really like this idea, but I really like the "banned" reference in the recent activity :D
     
  20. Floris

    Floris Guest

    That looks like misuse of whitespace and adding clutter.

    I rather want to think out of the box, and have the logical position for this, be the link on the left "last activity" to have a float:right link for more (or whatever) when clicked slides the content out to the left, sliding in content from the right with 'some recent activity' filling up the spot.
     

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