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Would you like the "Profile Text" field to be able to contain more than 15.000 keystrokes?

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[With Poll] Adding to the length of "Profile Text"

Post by Procella on March 31st 2014, 6:51 pm

Dear admins/managers of support-forumotion!

We have this wonderful RPG/PbP/Roleplaying-forum.
We have predefined some profile-boxes this we need our users to fill out, but the real "schema" and info is on the "free text" which they put in under the "profile-text".

This leaves us with an itty bitty problem. See most of our users love to but pictures ind, and banners, and other stuff too. They are completely allowed to do so. BUT. This takes up allot of space where they could plot in information's.mwii

Myself. I have a role I've been playing now for about 4 years. That means I have pictures, the original character, but also the updates what happened to her, her connections, her killcount and so on.huhohi

We have found that 15.000 strokes on the keyboards is simply not enough for us, but we cant make it go any higher!

We would LOVE if someone would take into consideration to make that profile-text longerVery good
We really need it at our side so give some roles the possibility of making those full descriptions of...everything!bounce

So!

With Best Regards!
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Just to make the example:
http://deploratus.heavenforum.org/u928- link to my profile
http://deploratus.heavenforum.org/t7054-procella-en-jaeger-sger#218871 - link to my plotseeker - where I have had to put in allot of info which actually belong on my profile.

And sorry that all of this is in Danish. It's a Danish Site and Danish game, so that's why Embarassed


(Link to original topic - sorry. I'm trying again. It wouldn't let me do a poll in the old oneConfused
http://help.forumotion.com/t131968-adding-to-length-of-profile-text)


Poll is set to end in 15 days Smile
I'm not sure how long you guys usually let them "hang" but if there is a problem with that, hopefully either I can change it, or get a Mod or Admin to help me change itfufufu




I hope you all will cast a vote - whatever way you might swing Wink




Thanks upfront all!Hello


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Re: [With Poll] Adding to the length of "Profile Text"

Post by Procella on March 31st 2014, 9:31 pm

5 Votes already? Nice! Thanks peeps! Very Happy

If you don't mind, I would love to know the thoughts behind the votes SmileIf you're up for it? If you like to be anonymous you of course have the right to be so/do that too Smile

BUT! For those "daring" bravehearts out there - I would love to know why/why not. Unless the voting-option just hit the nail on the head PERFECTLY, and you don't really have more to add in that department Wink

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Re: [With Poll] Adding to the length of "Profile Text"

Post by Jophy on April 1st 2014, 3:39 am

Hello,

Please don't double/triple post, your posts needs to be separated by 24 hours before adding more information or bumping. Please use the EDIT button instead.

A suggestion should have only two option for polls(Yes and No) so it will be easy for the techs to distinguish if most of the members wants it. Please fix the topic so members can vote properly. Thank you for understanding.

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Re: [With Poll] Adding to the length of "Profile Text"

Post by Procella on April 1st 2014, 9:45 am

@Jophy wrote:Hello,

Please don't double/triple post, your posts needs to be separated by 24 hours before adding more information or bumping. Please use the EDIT button instead.

A suggestion should have only two option for polls(Yes and No) so it will be easy for the techs to distinguish if most of the members wants it. Please fix the topic so members can vote properly. Thank you for understanding.

Wont the votes given at the moment then be wasted?

But yeah. Sure. Sorry. I didn't know polls only could consist of Yes / No Smile

I'm kinda new in here, and haven't had the time to read up on everything yet Smile

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Actually....
I've just tried to edit my posting. It seems like I can't edit a poll. So...is it possible for a Mod/Manager/Admin to help me out with that?

Thanks upfront guys - and sorry!

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Re: [With Poll] Adding to the length of "Profile Text"

Post by Base on April 1st 2014, 12:08 pm

Hello,

I will fix your poll for you. Thanks! Smile

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Re: [With Poll] Adding to the length of "Profile Text"

Post by Procella on April 2nd 2014, 7:57 pm

@Base wrote:Hello,

I will fix your poll for you. Thanks! Smile


Thank you VERY much! Very Happy

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Re: [With Poll] Adding to the length of "Profile Text"

Post by Procella on April 3rd 2014, 4:24 pm

To the Admins/Mods/Managers

Hey guys.

I see that one more vote have been added today. Which makes a total count of 5 votes. That means that 1 vote was lost when the poll was edited, I think. Because the same day as the poll was made, it had 5 votes.

Also. I would love to know. How many votes does it require to make such a change? And is it at all something that would be considered? I haven't really had any feedback on the subject Smile

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Re: [With Poll] Adding to the length of "Profile Text"

Post by Jophy on April 3rd 2014, 4:44 pm

Also. I would love to know. How many votes does it require to make such a change? And is it at all something that would be considered? I haven't really had any feedback on the subject
Hello,

If it reaches 15 and above votes or 80% or above of the votes, it may come into the notice of the techs, also, there's no specified time on when a suggestion will be implemented, the techs are always focused on most of the problems and on the servers, plus there are also other support forums which they also need to consider regarding the suggestions. Wink

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Re: [With Poll] Adding to the length of "Profile Text"

Post by APE on April 3rd 2014, 5:07 pm

I think yes we should have more space on there.

The problem is i use buttons on my one and there linked to other parts of the site.
when putting them in a table system it soon take up all the text space needed and then i have a hover code that will fade in and out done by CSS code but i still need the name for the CSS to look for in my sig.

I think the admin should have a setting in the ACP to up the limit if they wish Wink

So yes you have my vote Very good

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Re: [With Poll] Adding to the length of "Profile Text"

Post by Procella on April 3rd 2014, 10:27 pm

@Jophy wrote:
Also. I would love to know. How many votes does it require to make such a change? And is it at all something that would be considered? I haven't really had any feedback on the subject
Hello,

If it reaches 15 and above votes or 80% or above of the votes, it may come into the notice of the techs, also, there's no specified time on when a suggestion will be implemented, the techs are always focused on most of the problems and on the servers, plus there are also other support forums which they also need to consider regarding the suggestions. Wink

Oh! Thank you so much! Smile

I might need you guys to edit my poll again then though, so that people can just vote and there is no pending end-date on it. There is too few people who will notice it before it is over thenShocked

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Re: [With Poll] Adding to the length of "Profile Text"

Post by Procella on April 4th 2014, 2:00 pm

@Procella wrote:
@Jophy wrote:
Also. I would love to know. How many votes does it require to make such a change? And is it at all something that would be considered? I haven't really had any feedback on the subject
Hello,

If it reaches 15 and above votes or 80% or above of the votes, it may come into the notice of the techs, also, there's no specified time on when a suggestion will be implemented, the techs are always focused on most of the problems and on the servers, plus there are also other support forums which they also need to consider regarding the suggestions. Wink

Oh! Thank you so much! Smile

I might need you guys to edit my poll again then though, so that people can just vote and there is no pending end-date on it. There is too few people who will notice it before it is over thenShocked


Uhm.

Just wanted to know if anyone had done the time-edit on the poll Smile

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Re: [With Poll] Adding to the length of "Profile Text"

Post by Procella on April 5th 2014, 2:39 pm

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Re: [With Poll] Adding to the length of "Profile Text"

Post by Procella on April 6th 2014, 7:23 pm

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Re: [With Poll] Adding to the length of "Profile Text"

Post by Procella on April 11th 2014, 9:26 pm

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Re: [With Poll] Adding to the length of "Profile Text"

Post by Procella on April 13th 2014, 3:54 pm

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Re: [With Poll] Adding to the length of "Profile Text"

Post by Procella on April 14th 2014, 3:51 pm

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Re: [With Poll] Adding to the length of "Profile Text"

Post by SLGray on April 14th 2014, 8:32 pm

I believe the length is fine. When you have too much in your profiles in messages, I believe it looks unprofessional. When you are looking at a message, you are really not paying much attention to the profile.


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Re: [With Poll] Adding to the length of "Profile Text"

Post by Procella on April 14th 2014, 11:05 pm

@SLGray wrote:I believe the length is fine. When you have too much in your profiles in messages, I believe it looks unprofessional. When you are looking at a message, you are really not paying much attention to the profile.

I dont think you understand why it is that we want it thenstudy

It's not about messaging or anything like that. On *our* site we are doing roleplay. The profile becomes the charactersheet. Every user need to post a defined number of information in the profile-text.

But other than that, the users also like to post pictures of their character, add a background story, some also like to add kill-lists, relations on the site, link to their plot-seeker and so on.In that way you run out of space REALLY fast, specially when some users have had their characters in 2-4 years and updating their info.mwii

I can fully respect that others might not have that need, but I appeal to people that they don't vote no just because they don't need it themselves. Instead, vote Yes because of the need of others!Smile

Or just don't vote, instead of dragging it down, unless they have a really good reason why it's a bad ideathumright

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Re: [With Poll] Adding to the length of "Profile Text"

Post by SLGray on April 15th 2014, 5:52 am

Are you using the character sheet that comes with the role-playing option?


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Re: [With Poll] Adding to the length of "Profile Text"

Post by Guest on April 15th 2014, 8:01 am

I do not need this option, personally, but who is to say others wouldn't? Perhaps there should be an admin panel option to change the character limit within the profile text boxes? Either way, I think it is a great idea and could help others in certain situations! =)

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Re: [With Poll] Adding to the length of "Profile Text"

Post by Procella on April 15th 2014, 11:49 am

@SLGray wrote:Are you using the character sheet that comes with the role-playing option?

No we are not Smile

I'm Admin on the site, but not the tech-head, or the owner WinkSo I have to go with what was chosen as an option for us, and that is the profile-text. Not what you can see in the left when people are posting a reply, but what is *really* on the profile when you click to view the full profile of someone Smile

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Re: [With Poll] Adding to the length of "Profile Text"

Post by The Wicked Angel on April 15th 2014, 5:41 pm

Hmmscratch

15.000 strokes is a small number next to what i'm use to on forums, I have been on pages where we had 60.000 strokes as start number and that seem small sometimes, but given the number that we have here? Well it just makes me feel like the profile is a small place, but if you look at many other English board then you will see that they do the profile in a bit a different way, they have category with boards for character creation so the profile is not much of a use, only basic information is posted in the profile while personality, appearance and background goes to the board.


You could always do that as an alternative, making a category for character creation so that people could get more space if needed, but since i don't use danish pages anymore, i don't know how you do the things on your page ^^''

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Re: [With Poll] Adding to the length of "Profile Text"

Post by Procella on April 15th 2014, 5:59 pm

@The Wicked Angel wrote:Hmmscratch

15.000 strokes is a small number next to what i'm use to on forums, I have been on pages where we had 60.000 strokes as start number and that seem small sometimes, but given the number that we have here? Well it just makes me feel like the profile is a small place, but if you look at many other English board then you will see that they do the profile in a bit a different way, they have category with boards for character creation so the profile is not much of a use, only basic information is posted in the profile while personality, appearance and background goes to the board.


You could always do that as an alternative, making a category for character creation so that people could get more space if needed, but since i don't use danish pages anymore, i don't know how you do the things on your page ^^''


True. However, we celebrate 5 years anniversary this year, so to have everyone change their character, and make our way of forming profiles and adding areas to the forum would be an extremely drastic thing to doShocked

And I really doubt it would be something our users would be fans ofHem

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Re: [With Poll] Adding to the length of "Profile Text"

Post by The Wicked Angel on April 15th 2014, 6:06 pm

I can see a small problem at that point, but if I may give a small input then why not try it, you could always make a test forum and see how it would turn out and make a choice after that, I got a forum to do that once, they made a small character creation test to see how people would use it and it worked well for that forum, people also used it because they had not really chance to use HTML on the profile so that was reason number two for the forum.

But as always people have to say open minded about something new, and that can a bit difficult in some cases, but as said it never hurts to try something new out for a small number of weeks and if it doesn't work then go back the old way ^^


And I will give this poll a yes, because I also think that we need more strokes for the profile!

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Re: [With Poll] Adding to the length of "Profile Text"

Post by Neptune- on April 15th 2014, 7:01 pm

Hello ^^


Voted no because each time a limit is increased there is still someone to say new limit is still too low, smilies for example (255) or posts (64k).

Voted no because it would concern only few boards. RPG boards usually use topics and RPG sheets.

Voted no because 15.000 characters is really big for a profile field.

Voted no because there are many other ways to do it. User's wall for example.

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Re: [With Poll] Adding to the length of "Profile Text"

Post by Procella on April 16th 2014, 3:52 pm

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Re: [With Poll] Adding to the length of "Profile Text"

Post by Procella on April 18th 2014, 9:00 pm

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Re: [With Poll] Adding to the length of "Profile Text"

Post by Procella on April 20th 2014, 7:27 pm

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Re: [With Poll] Adding to the length of "Profile Text"

Post by Tommy Lee on April 20th 2014, 8:11 pm

@SLGray wrote:I believe the length is fine. When you have too much in your profiles in messages, I believe it looks unprofessional. When you are looking at a message, you are really not paying much attention to the profile.

I totally agree!

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Re: [With Poll] Adding to the length of "Profile Text"

Post by Procella on April 20th 2014, 9:18 pm

@Tommy Lee wrote:
@SLGray wrote:I believe the length is fine. When you have too much in your profiles in messages, I believe it looks unprofessional. When you are looking at a message, you are really not paying much attention to the profile.

I totally agree!

Did you read the part where I explained that it had nothing to do with the part of the profile you can see when posting a message on the forum?

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