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  1. Adam Harley
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Add one more to those being driven nuts by the lack of new replies notification. Some people are slow to reply and it's annoying as can be when you're trying to fix several problems but can't tell who's replied or not!

  2. Mark / t31os
    Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    So we can agree the new profile page is harder to use then. At least i can feel better in the know that others are feeling the same frustration.

    I've already restyled the profile page, but CSS can only do so much...
    http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/9602/wpprofile.jpg

    The main issue (for me) is thread tracking... i just can't find anything without clicking through each and every thread (like others are) under the newer profiles. I've been using the old profile page just to find threads with new replies...etc..

    Whooami is spot on regarding member info. Though i'd opt for all this "User Information" to be under a tab, and thread tracking under another... there's simply not enough space to have piles of user info and threads (impo)..

    Were the changes for the profiles area discussed before implementation?

    If so, was there a public discussion? Something i can go and read.. :) I'm sure if i understood the changes and intentions it might not feel so.. "Wow it's changed, what the heck do i do now".... :)

  3. figaro
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    My help here is a bit more sporadic than some of the other members. When I'm free, working on my own stuff on the computer at home, I usually pop in here and help out as much as I can. So, take this for what it's worth, but the impact of this change for me over the past couple of days is that I don't follow-up on help I offer here nearly as much. I have to click on "View your profile", click on one of the threads I posted to, then click on "member" to get back to the forum profile where I can see a list of thread replies...too many clicks for me. Of course, I could bookmark the forum profile, but still I would have to click around to get to the bookmark.

    Just a suggestion...for the convenience of those helping out, change the "View your profile" link back to the forum profile until improvements have been made to the other profile. I'm sure the other profile will be great once it's developed, but, for now, I think it may only result in a negative impact on the amount and timeliness of help (in particular, follow-up on initial help) provided here.

  4. henkholland
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    So it took me a while but this
    http://wordpress.org/support/profile/2038518
    gets me back to what I want
    and not this:
    http://wordpress.org/support/profile/henkholland

  5. Edward Caissie
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am in agreement with the pretty new profiles.wordpress.org page being a great way to see what contributions people are making, its quite interesting. I use it as a snapshot to check on the activity of my themes and plugins.

    BUT the lack of access to the old forum "view your profile" link and its extremely relevant information is greatly missed.

    I quite enjoy being able to read through the various posts, help where I can, contribute what I am able but the ease of access to posts with new replies needs to return in some form. Time is precious for many posters and not being able to quickly and efficiently identify updated posts one is involved with, in my opinion, will have a very negative effect on the forums as a whole.

  6. kperrone
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I like it. Just wish it had the bit where it tells if there has been replies on posts you've commented on.

  7. Edward Caissie
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 4 years ago #

    As @henkholland pointed out the "old" profile page is still there.

    This is what I did to find mine:

    1. Go to "new" profile"
    2. View page source
    3. Search for gravatar
    4. Follow line across until you see user-######-avatar
    5. Append ###### to the end of http://wordpress.org/support/profile/

    Bookmark it for future reference. Enjoy!

    Signed,
    http://wordpress.org/support/profile/914362

    PS: You can of course just look at the link on "member" under your name too ... but that would be much too easy ;)

  8. whooami
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    cais, I saw that as well. Unfortunately, yesterday, that link as well, sporadically, pointed to the new profile page.

    Not to mention Ive had that page bookmarked for years :)

  9. Edward Caissie
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @whooami - since the link was never "needed" before I had no reason to look for it or even for that matter bookmark it (although I should have)

    Just thought there might be a lot more like me looking for the link since I noticed several replies that were making note of its absence.

    Hopefully the powers that be will leave at least that link in place for those that prefer the benefits of the "old" profile page.

  10. Roy
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    To answer my last question with something that was said a bit earlier: the old profile can have a link to a website which makes your username linked, but in the new profile you can specify a link that only comes back on the new profile page. I changed my old profile this morning and just noticed that between then and now that old profile page changed and accordingly my edited link was a link to my new profile again.
    I did some more testing with changing my username in the new profile, but I keep being Gangleri. It seems that the new profiles are not (yet) connected to the forums other than with a link to profiles.wordpress.org.
    Strange, btw., that a profiles developer asks what we think about the new surroundings and then retrieves from this tread. (Taking notes I gather :-)?)

  11. I don't find the new profile 'harder' to use, but I've done some hefty experimentation with BuddyPress (it doesn't do what I want, yet, and what I want isn't right so it's all on hold). I was already familiar with it, so this was just 'oh, interesting.'

    That said, it's different. It doesn't tie in to the forums quite right either.

    the old profile can have a link to a website which makes your username linked, but in the new profile you can specify a link that only comes back on the new profile page. I changed my old profile this morning and just noticed that between then and now that old profile page changed and accordingly my edited link was a link to my new profile again.

    That's actually 'as designed' with BuddyPress, IIRC. That's the way in which it 'tweaks' bbPress (and WordPress) to integrate things. Your URL on your WordPress and bbPress profiles should be your BuddyPress profile for correct integration.

    Good:
    * I can see the stats for my plugins!
    * I can look at JUST my new posts or replies or trac's with a click.

    Bad:
    * Can't see if someone's replied to my posts

    Misc:
    * Gravatar is a bit big
    * Fonts are a bit 'off' the norm.

  12. I'm over the surprise of some days ago when the profile pages changed before my eyes, but I'm still going back to the old profile to see about recent replies to the help I've offered in the forums.

    If the new profile system is going to be the default, it really needs the same "Favorites" option as the old and some sort of way of keeping track of replies in chronological order. How else can one keep track of offering help?

  13. figaro
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Strange, btw., that a profiles developer asks what we think about the new surroundings and then retrieves from this tread. (Taking notes I gather :-)?)

    Sure seems that way doesn't it? ;-)

  14. Duane Storey
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hey guys. Thanks for all the feedback. I've been collecting it from various forums over the weekend, including the Mu forums.

    It sounds like most people miss the ability to view the old replies to the threads. So we'll work at adding that functionality back, probably as an add-on to bbPress. Are there any other features you'd like to see in something like that?

    In the meantime, your old profiles are still active, and you should be able to get to it by clicking "Member" next to the avatars on the left. So hopefully that'll help in the meantime.

  15. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    So we'll work at adding that functionality back, probably as an add-on to bbPress. Are there any other features you'd like to see in something like that?

    Isn't that just a matter of changing the link that sits under "View your Profile"?

  16. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Are there any other features you'd like to see in something like that?

    Being able to view the topics that I've participated and just recently that topic has a new comment--right now if someone comments on a topic that I commented on two years ago I might have to rifle through 200 pages before finding that "very recent comment".

    Also please note the new profile page doesn't seem to show all activity as it suggests.

  17. Duane Storey
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    As per Matt's comment on this thread, I think the idea is to have something a little more functional for that feature in bbPress in general. The goal is to eventually have all the profile links pointing to the new profiles such that that information is accessible to everyone. I think if there are various user pages over the site it'll be confusing, especially since some of them are based on bbPress and some on BuddyPress. But for now you can still access the old information as I indicated above, until such a time as that information is available in another place.

    If anyone has any problems just let me know.

  18. Duane Storey
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Also please note the new profile page doesn't seem to show all activity as it suggests.

    Which activities do you think it's missing? I know it's currently missing Trac from bbPress still needs a few other forums added. If you know of any others, please let me know.

  19. If you're adding in bbPress' Trac, does that mean you're adding in bbPress's forum as well?

    Being able to view the topics that I've participated and just recently that topic has a new comment--right now if someone comments on a topic that I commented on two years ago I might have to rifle through 200 pages before finding that "very recent comment".

    ITA. Dunno what to call that ... Recent Replies to My Replies/Posts?

    'UserName has replied to Post <post name> (you last posted <foo> days ago' would be a pie in the sky.

  20. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Which activities do you think it's missing?

    Maybe I don't understand what I should see visiting http://profiles.wordpress.org/MichaelH/ but it shows no activity Tuesday, Sept 8.

    Please see how the http://profiles.wordpress.org/MichaelH/ is hard to manage forum work versus this view http://wordpress.org/support/profile/18989

  21. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Ipstenu - forum volunteers have been asking for for years, 3-4 years, to get some way of accessing threads with recent comments that I participated sometime in the past.

  22. Yeah, but I figure we can keep asking ;)

    I have posts from the same time period as MichaelH on the 8th and they show up in mine. If I go to his 'WP.org Replies' and click to page 2, I can now see his Sept 8th replies.

    Interesting.

  23. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    duanestorey said:

    In the meantime, your old profiles are still active, and you should be able to get to it by clicking "Member" next to the avatars on the left. So hopefully that'll help in the meantime.

    This is a bit irritating, because the "Member" link is only seen when viewing a thread you've participated in...unless it's somewhere else. For example, at this location, http://wordpress.org/support/ I don't have a member link.

  24. Duane Storey
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    It's probably best if you bookmark it for now then if you'd like to view it from time to time without having to dig into the forums.

  25. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I guess the point is, the profiles.wordpress.org is nice, except it's not much use when working in the forums to access threads and the like.

  26. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Mainly, I need a way to see which threads I've replied to that have new replies. The old profile was kinda crap for this, but on the whole, it worked. The new profile is basically useless for this. Actually, as far as I can tell, it's useless for most everything else too, but maybe that's just me and my needs. Somebody else might find it handy.

    A list of threads I've participated in, ordered by most recent reply time, would be ideal. Don't care where it is or how to get there.

  27. Jen Mylo
    Key Master
    Posted 4 years ago #

    There are two ways we could go from here. 1. Leave the new profiles up and make changes to them to be more useful, and hope that everyone can bear with the short-term construction pains without it being too much of a burden. 2. Switch the profile links back to the old profiles for now, and do work on the new profiles in the background until they're ready for another look.

    Option 1 would get more eyes on the new profiles, more feedback, more changes, etc in a live environment. Publish early, publish often is the WordPress way, right? But, it's annoying to forum mods to have to bookmark their old profile to access it for thread tracking, and annoying forum mods is definitely *not* the WordPress way. (Or at least it isn't meant to be.) So, I'm thinking that the way to go for now is to revert the profile links to the old profiles so that the forum mods (and other participants who need to keep track of threads) aren't inconvenienced by these growing pains, and work on the new profiles in the background. They'd still be live, but you'd need to use a direct URL to get to them. People could continue to give feedback, and at the same time we'd work on a better way to track threads for bbPress.

    Sound like a plan?

  28. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Like that plan. Thanks.

  29. Edward Caissie
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @Otto42 said:

    A list of threads I've participated in, ordered by most recent reply time, would be ideal. Don't care where it is or how to get there.

    I'd vote that to the top of my list.

    @janeforshort said:

    ... People could continue to give feedback, and at the same time we'd work on a better way to track threads for bbPress.

    Sound like a plan?

    Sounds good to me; almost like the best of both "profiles".

  30. figaro
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Sound like a plan?

    Sounds like a good plan.

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