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Discussion in 'Styling and Customization Questions' started by maxwolfie, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. maxwolfie

    maxwolfie Active Member

    I run a multiplayer gaming website where we focus on an entire genre, which encompasses a lot of games, and many players in different regions, with different playstyles and other variables.

    I recently installed Social Groups thinking that it might allow members to create groups based on their preferences, so that like minded players can hook up with them. I have found that it has very limited search capabilities (none) so I don't think this is going to work.

    What I am thinking now is adding a number of custom user fields, in which users select what is most suitable for them. Other users can then use a search page which includes all of these fields, to filter down the relevant users to play with.

    Any suggestions?

    My website is www.HackSlashRepeat.com if that helps.
  2. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

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  3. maxwolfie

    maxwolfie Active Member

    I think only checkboxes and drop drown menus would work, I don't really want users entering data into a text field as there are too many variables.
  4. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    I'm looking at this for location and specific types of interests
    The only way is to have slections pre set
    Or else one person puts England and another puts UK and another puts London
    so a search wouldnt bring all 3 if you wanted UK
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  5. maxwolfie

    maxwolfie Active Member

    Exactly the same thing here.

    Let me know how you get on with getting some sort of location list.
  6. DRE

    DRE Well-Known Member

  7. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    I thought I saw a recent addon that did this? sorry way past my UK bedtime

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