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Do you think we should have a profile field for our name?

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Name - Profile Field

Post by Derri on March 10th 2013, 6:16 pm

Hi,

I was looking through the forums and I happened to notice one small thing. In our profile field options we don't have a name field for our first name. I mean I understand that we aren't a social networking site but I feel something as simple as a name field where we could add our first name would be a nice addition.

I know some peoples usernames are their real name, for example my name is Derri and my username is Derri. However, I think having a field for our first names would be a nice touch to the support forums.

Anyway this was a small suggestion Smile


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Re: Name - Profile Field

Post by koolkat96 on March 10th 2013, 6:24 pm

Well, we can add it through the profile field options.

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Re: Name - Profile Field

Post by Sir Chivas™ on March 10th 2013, 7:19 pm

I would vote no.



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Re: Name - Profile Field

Post by Base on March 10th 2013, 9:19 pm

I am voting no on this as well. Not everyone wants to share their first name and it's not absolutely needed.

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Re: Name - Profile Field

Post by Bazinga! on March 11th 2013, 2:11 am

I agree with Base. Not everyone wants to share their names.

But for those that do want to share something like that can use something like this: http://help.forumotion.com/t121364-signature-about-me

Or they can create their own.

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Re: Name - Profile Field

Post by Sir Chivas™ on March 11th 2013, 2:35 am

@Bazing!: Yeah, although they can't use signatures in the support forum Razz



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Re: Name - Profile Field

Post by Derri on March 11th 2013, 2:38 am

Well considering the field would be optional....


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Re: Name - Profile Field

Post by Bazinga! on March 11th 2013, 2:39 am

@Sir Chivas True. I was thinking in terms of their own forum they created through Forumotion in that post.

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Re: Name - Profile Field

Post by Sir Chivas™ on March 11th 2013, 2:42 am

@Derri wrote:Well considering the field would be optional....

The thing is that this field wouldn't really busy needed, since of course we are a support forum, mate.

@Bazinga! wrote:@Sir Chivas True. I was thinking in terms of their own forum they created through Forumotion in that post.
Silly you, Razz



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Re: Name - Profile Field

Post by Bazinga! on March 11th 2013, 2:48 am

Sir Chivas™ wrote:
@Derri wrote:Well considering the field would be optional....

The thing is that this field wouldn't really busy needed, since of course we are a support forum, mate.

@Bazinga! wrote:@Sir Chivas True. I was thinking in terms of their own forum they created through Forumotion in that post.
Silly you, Razz

Yeah, I don't know why I was thinking that. Embarassed

Anyway, the point is that I agree with Base on this issue. Not everyone will want to share their name.

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Re: Name - Profile Field

Post by invisible_fa on March 12th 2013, 2:57 pm

Hello.

Voted no cause not all the people want to share his personal info

Profile fields should be used for important information, like know the user forum, forum version, etc etc, wich help when we give support, because in this way we don´t have to ask the user for that information, cause we can see it directly in the profile Wink


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Re: Name - Profile Field

Post by Guest on March 13th 2013, 2:59 am

@koolkat96 wrote:Well, we can add it through the profile field options.
That's true. We can add this as a custom profile field.
Therefore there is no need for this as we already have this option.

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Re: Name - Profile Field

Post by RadioHead on March 16th 2013, 7:48 pm

Hi,

I'm going to vote positively for this;
Don't forget that you can make a profile field optional, alleviating the worry of forcing someone to put their real name on the profile. Very Happy

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Re: Name - Profile Field

Post by Guest on March 16th 2013, 8:12 pm

@RadioHead wrote:Hi,

I'm going to vote positively for this;
Don't forget that you can make a profile field optional, alleviating the worry of forcing someone to put their real name on the profile. Very Happy
Well the option to have a profile field where members can display their real names is already there.

You simply create a custom profile field and call it "real name" under profiles in your admin panel.
You can create it as either a text zone or text field.

I have created a real name profile field on my forum but it is an optional profile field.
So members can choose if or not they want to put their real names or nicknames on their profile.
My profile field just displays in members profiles but you can also choose to display the profile field in members posts if you wish.
Also you can set it to allowed to be seen by guests or members only.
There are also custom profile fields you can create such as hobbies etc.

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Re: Name - Profile Field

Post by Derri on March 16th 2013, 8:58 pm

This is the suggestion section for the support forums, you guys are aware of this right? What I mean is this was a suggestion for this forum. It seems many think this is a suggestion for our forums.

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Re: Name - Profile Field

Post by Guest on March 16th 2013, 9:12 pm

@Derri wrote:This is the suggestion section for the support forums, you guys are aware of this right? What I mean is this was a suggestion for this forum. It seems many think this is a suggestion for our forums.
Oh,I did not know that.
I thought the OP was suggesting this for our own forums. But the option to create this plus other custom profile fields is already including in Forumotion settings.
So it's not a feature that needs to be added,as it's already there.

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Post by Derri on March 16th 2013, 10:01 pm

Yes, I was suggesting they add it. I was aware that there was this option already available and I was suggesting they use it/implement it for my suggestion.


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Re: Name - Profile Field

Post by Guest on March 17th 2013, 12:09 am

Well certainly we can create a real name and other profile fields on our own forums.
But this forum deals any questions or problems we have with our Forumotion forums and provides support for them. It is not a social networking forum.That is they don't have general discussion or anything like that. So I don't think they will have this feature on members profiles here on FM support forum.
But we certainly can have this on our own forums if we want.

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Re: Name - Profile Field

Post by Base on March 17th 2013, 11:12 am

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