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What is the point of profile posts?

Stuart Wright

Well-known member
#9
Stuart didn't you use vBulletin before? They could be compared with the visitor messaging feature that profiles had.
Never saw the point in those, either. And to be honest, I don't get the point of user statuses here or in Facebook either. I appreciate that some people might think there is a use for them, but I find them superfluous and never use them. Is it just me?
 

Lisa

Well-known member
#10
Never saw the point in those, either. And to be honest, I don't get the point of user statuses here or in Facebook either. I appreciate that some people might think there is a use for them, but I find them superfluous and never use them. Is it just me?
I think it depends on the community - I find that the profile posts removes the need for threads like "random thoughts" because the members can post whatever random thought that popped into their head into a profile post instead of starting a thread.
 

Mike Edge

Well-known member
#11
Never saw the point in those, either. And to be honest, I don't get the point of user statuses here or in Facebook either. I appreciate that some people might think there is a use for them, but I find them superfluous and never use them. Is it just me?
o_O Facebook is based around user status.. How do you never use them? Simply liking, commenting or sharing.. You are still using it.
 

Chris D

XenForo developer
Staff member
#14
It also destroys a great deal of very important information added by add-ons, whereas a lot of what you said can be done with permissions or template edits without destroying compatibility with other stuff.
 

Tracy Perry

Well-known member
#15
I agree with @Chris D. Eventually you might as well put up this
PHP:
<html>
<head>
  <title>Hello World - Now get lost</title>
</head>
<body>
<?php echo '<p>Hello World.  This is my forum.  You are not allowed to post here, nor can you read anything but this page.  Goodbye!</p>'; ?>
</body>
</html>
 

Mr Lucky

Well-known member
#16
It also destroys a great deal of very important information added by add-ons, whereas a lot of what you said can be done with permissions or template edits without destroying compatibility with other stuff.
I thought that addon looks very useful. Can you please explain how to do the same thing with template edits?
 
#17
I have been using them on my relatively new forum to welcome new members as well as share a new feature on the forum that they may not be aware of.
 

Martok

Well-known member
#20
Look at its value right here.

none.

Good for attention seekers though who dont understand what a private message is.
There's plenty of value. We use it for non-private comments that don't warrant an off-topic discussion, for birthday greetings (saves clogging up a forum with multiple birthday threads) and other stuff like that.