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What part of the Members Tab do you use the most ?

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by Digital Doctor, Nov 9, 2010.


What part of the Members Tab do you use the most ?

  1. Registered Members

  2. Current Visitors

  3. Recent Activity

  1. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    There are three sections to the Members Tab:

    1 Registered Members (current Default)
    2Current Visitors
    3 Recent Activity

    Which do you use the most ?
    Should the most popular section of the Members Tab be the Default option when clicking the Members Tab ?

    Could people comment on how helpful is it to have a paginated list (in alphabetical order) of all their members ? (the default page).
    Does this encourage people to call themselves !!!!---1111----John ?
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  2. Nasr

    Nasr Well-Known Member

    honestly none, i just use what's new to see what's new. Dont use recent activity much i used to when i signed up.
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  3. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I was going to make an Option 4: I almost never use the Members Tab.
  4. Trombones13

    Trombones13 Well-Known Member

    I don't use much of the Members tab either (though that will probably change once my own forum is up and running), but I'd say #2 (Current Visitors) if it refreshed every so often like it does on vB (I just sit on the page and click that tab every so often to see if I have notifications or new posts to read).
  5. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Anyone use the Members tab ?
  6. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    As an admin I am constantly using the Members tab. We moderate all new members and part of the approval process is to look at their previous posts, which I get to via the Members tab.

    I also like to see what people online are viewing under Current Visitors.
  7. dieketzer

    dieketzer Well-Known Member

    i used to use recent activity a lot, but as more and more users have gone invisible it has ceased to remain relevant.
    i wish i had an option to force all posts to show on recent activity.
  8. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    I guess you would prefer both Recent activity and Current Visitors in the Forum Tab not outside the forum in the Members Tab ?

    I do agree the members Tab is admin in nature.
    I'm not sure displaying the Member's Tab to guests is very relevant.
  9. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Great idea !
    Maybe there should be an "Admin-View" of recent activity which displays whatever the admin wants.
  10. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    I'm not quite sure what you are asking. I like the way it is now..

    Works great :)
  11. Jamie

    Jamie Well-Known Member

    I use the Recent Activity as it's currently set as my homepage of my site.

    I have a thread started asking to hire someone to tweak that page and make some changes. If and when I get that done the recent activity page will be used much more than it currently is.

  12. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Cool mod.

    Well ... Recent Activity is much more useful than the Alphabetical list of Members.

    This usefulness should be reflected in the design ... ie. the default page for the Members Tab should be Recent Activity ... not Registered Members.
  13. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Anyone want Recent Activity to be the default page when clicking Members ?
  14. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Anyone else have this problem ? Interesting problem.
  15. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    I don't really use the members tab or any of the stuff that resides. Current visitors are in the sideblock (members online block). Infact, I'm thinking of removing it on my site. And probably the help tab.
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  16. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    The only redeeming value of the Members Tab and Help Tab is without those two tabs .... The forums Tab would be alone ! [The Home tab isn't really a real Tab ... it's a Tab lite.]
  17. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    That is a good point but I have found navigation space is prime real estate and with jakes node as tabs add-on and the fact I like to build useful pages I will never see that as being an issue for me personally.

    My case is I would have the bookmarks tab to keep the forum tab company and with the resource manager close to a release that's another tab. I also think the navbar is a good location for people that create meet the staff pages or hide areas that they want to display in a custom tab. And if xenforo adds support for item count for custom tabs I will expect custom tab usage to go up as jake said after I asked he would add support for it in his add-on if xenforo add support for it in the software.

    Btw. Good threads you've been creating DD focusing on certain areas and asking these questions that gives people something to think about.

    edit: I say it's prime real estate because even though I'm using 1920px by 1080 and many other people use high resolutions you do have to cater for the people using 1280 and lower resolutions and when you take that into account you don't have a great deal of space to do whatever you want. Also taking into account to the far right you also have .visitorTabs using up space so you haven't really got as much as you may think you have.
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  18. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Jake's Nodes as Tabs has definitely made Tab space a super premium.
  19. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    Ideally the Members Tab would display Recent Activity as that is what most people use.
    The alpha of Xenforo 1.2 on a mobile device displays members with Most Messages. I don't think that is what most people want displayed.
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  20. mauzao9

    mauzao9 Well-Known Member

    Only Online users do have some use, any others.... Are just there, staying, never really used... :unsure:
    One thing that makes sense into the members tab is: Status Page, similar to twitter where we can read, like and comment other users status updates, since the status function is very ignored in Xenforo.

    Hopefully with Notable members, there is interesting stuff to check there, i hope modders are able to add more tabs into notable members based in more criterias!
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2013
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