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Not Planned Update your User Status under your avatar anywhere on the site?

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Deepmartini, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    A great feature to have would be an easy way to update your status underneath our avatar icon anywhere it shows up on the site. I think one of the vbulletin plugins does this. Would be an easy and fun way to encourage more user activity and deeper engagement.
  2. Nick

    Nick Well-Known Member

    You mean the user ranks/titles? They do change as you earn more trophy points.
  3. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

  4. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    You can change your status just by clicking your name in the header and typing right there. I don't see the need to have that same field everywhere else on the same page.
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  5. gordy

    gordy Well-Known Member

    And to see it, just click on the member name, that keeps the page clean ~
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  6. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    But the status is buried in the member card. It needs to be under your avatar so people see it.
  7. Facepalmx2

    Facepalmx2 Active Member

    It doesn't "need" to be. The clean post looks a bit more, well, clean. Given the style anyways. Having a long status underneath of the username / usertitle would not look good.
  8. KURTZ

    KURTZ Well-Known Member

    simply, wait an add-on ... :) personally i don't think which this must be implemented in the core ...
  9. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    Its not buried. It help keeps the place clean while ensuring functionality. If you want to view a member's status, it's but one click away. You don't even have to leave the page :)
  10. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    It is only on the member card and profile page, by design. Having the status beneath the avatar would push the postbit area in the posts way out of whack.
  11. gordy

    gordy Well-Known Member

    shhh, that's cutting into the mod idea market!
  12. Andy Huang

    Andy Huang Well-Known Member

    Then how about make it so double clicking the current status on your card changes that to an editor which you can change your status right there? (memories of double click to edit thread title is popping back...)
  13. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    If you mean having your current status "I'm liking Xenforo." in the post bit for everyone to see, I would not like that at all. Not only is it visual clutter, it would also cause all sorts of behavior issues "UR a ___", "I h8 ___", and of course there would not be anyway to control people using that to spam a site. Not just the nokia phones type spam, but also unpaid advertising, some sites require $ to talk about and advertise products.

    Even worse would be if the member kept changing their status, which would really make it difficult to moderate a site.

    1. If bob sets his status to "Billy is a dingbat"
    2. Then Billy responds in an unkind way
    3. Then bob sets his status to "I like fish & chips"
    4. Then when a moderator comes online to see Billys unkind response, and not only are they confused, Billy might get in trouble for what he posted in #2.
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  14. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Why? It's easy enough to go to the profile to change your status.
    The member card is only for "quick view" of select info from the profile.
  15. Andy Huang

    Andy Huang Well-Known Member

    Because its only quick if your keyboard have a home key, and can quickly go to top of page.
    My MacBook keyboard does not have a home key, so going to the top of the page is not always convenient. If I happen to be some where on middle of a page, and I can see my avatar, then I can quickly click there and enter an update without having to scroll to the top.
  16. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Well-Known Member

    UNLESS, you make a new postbit split horizontally with the user's avatar and status in the top half, and the post content in the bottom half. You could give people the option of using the new "postbit" or the "postbit_legacy".


    But seriously, facebook only shows statuses on people's profiles, and then on "everybody's news feed" when somebody updates it. Not trying to make a comparison, but I don't hear people whining about not seeing member's statuses enough on facebook.
  17. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    You don't have to scroll to the top of the page. Click on your avatar, and click the 'view profile page' link on it.
    waa laa, you're at your profile, and can change your status.
  18. Andy Huang

    Andy Huang Well-Known Member

    Why should I have to wait for an extra page to load when it can be done right at the spot? Fitts's law applies here, I'd think.
  19. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    "Lazy" comes to mind. (said kiddingly). You'd certainly have to go to the profile if the member card didn't exist.

    Seriously, why slow down the loading of the member card? Adding stuff like that to it, definitely would. It's meant to be a "quick" pop up to give you select profile info.
    Nothing else.
  20. Andy Huang

    Andy Huang Well-Known Member

    I don't think it would slow things down by much. Member cards are loaded via ajax so we're not loading them on individual page loads (IE: view thread).

    Adding the feature would require a few things:
    JavaScript for functionality: Something in the js would be cached the first page that requires member card gets loaded.
    In-line trigger: minimal, ondblclick="enable_mcard_status_update()"

    Your member card currently is about 1560 bytes uncompressed. Adding the above mentioned in-line trigger would add only around 2.63% of data to be transferred, which is very negligible I'd say.

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