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  1. Duane Storey
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi everyone, I'm Duane! As Matt alluded to in his presentation at WordCamp San Francisco, WordPress.org has been working on putting a profiles section up to feature the members of the community and showcase some of their contributions to WordPress. I've been helping with this effort, so if you see any glitches or have any feedback, please reply to this posting here.

    There's still a bit of work to be done, but the first version is live at http://profiles.wordpress.org

    You can check out your own profile by going to http://profiles.wordpress.org/yourname

    You can also navigate there using various header links in WP.org.

    Some of the features in this first version are:

    1) List of plugins developed by each member
    2) List of themes developed by member
    3) List of global WordPress.org activity, including forum postings, code commits, ideas, etc.

    Some of the features still to come are:

    1) Geographical based searches for members
    2) Deeper integration with the WP consultants list
    3) Cookie sharing between WP.org and Profiles.wordpress.org
    4) Additional focus on community involvement of members

    If you see any glitches or have any suggestions, please leave some feedback here.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Deeper integration with the WP consultants list

    Finally found the WP consultants list option. For those who are still looking, it's under Edit Profile/Extras.

    If you see any glitches or have any suggestions

    An ability to monitor new replies to forum threads that you've contributed to is an absolute must. Otherwise we can't follow-up on support issues properly.

  3. figaro
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    +1 for the ability to monitor replies to forum threads.

    Also, I edited my profile to add myself to the consultants list and my gravatar disappeared...don't see a way to add it back in the new profile. It's still there in the old profile view...now just trying to remember my password and/or what email I used to create the account ;-)

    EDIT: Disregard the gravatar problem...I also changed my email address and didn't have that one added at the gravatar site...my dumb mistake.

  4. Duane Storey
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Right now the consultant's list is still primed using the manual method. So don't expect anything to happen when you add that field. But it's just the first step in getting a new version of the consultant's list going, hopefully sometime in the near future.

  5. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    The "View your profile" should take you to the forum profile page http://wordpress.org/support/profile/xxxxx not http://profiles.wordpress.org/yyyyy.

    It's that view that's more useful when tracking down threads you've commented on.

    Of course the long way, clicking on your member profile link takes you to http://wordpress.org/support/profile/xxxxx but that isn't available on every screen.

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    The "View your profile" should take you to the forum profile page

    Is that "should" as in "it will"? Or "should" as in "ought to"? Only it's going straight to http://profiles.wordpress.org/xxx/ right now.

  7. Nice work, Duane. :) *waves*

  8. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Oh dear - where are my manners? I should have added that I do like the integrated profile and I can see the sense in bringing everything together. However, logging in a few hours ago to see if there were any replies that needed following up was a bit of a shock.. "Panic" wouldn't be under-estimating the initial reaction when I realised that I couldn't highlight new replies.

    I do appreciate the amount of work it must have taken to pull it all together and organise it in a user-friendly fashion.

  9. figaro
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Okay...enough fun already...the "view your profile" link really does need to be directed back to the forum profile page until the ability to monitor replies is added to the new page.

  10. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Okay...enough fun already...the "view your profile" link really does need to be directed back to the forum profile page until the ability to monitor replies is added to the new page.

    Yep'. What he (they) said. It took me a bit figure out how to find a familiar method of checking for any recent replies. And I did notice double entries in the recent activity section of my new profile page. (pretty darn cool, just the same!) I figured it out okay after a minute, but it seems like kind of a convoluted way of monitoring replies for the moment.

    Change is GOOD!

    :P

  11. whooami
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    erm, how do you edit your profile now? am I blind?

  12. kperrone
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    whoami when you login theres a "Edit Profile" button on the bottom of the left side.

  13. Matt Mullenweg
    Troublemaker
    Posted 4 years ago #

    The method for tracking replies to threads you've participated in should, in my opinion, be separated completely from the profile. The idea is to have a single profile that encompasses all activity across all sites, forums, etc.

    I think each forum should have a really elegant way for keeping up with conversations separate from its profile -- this would make an excellent core bbPress improvement actually.

  14. whooami
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    kperrone,

    I am logged in. Here. lest I couldnt post. :0 Do I need to login again somewhere? I see no edit link anywhere on the page.

  15. kperrone
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    whooami yes you have to login when you goto the profiles page (again). I had to login again anyway.

  16. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    The method for tracking replies to threads you've participated in should, in my opinion, be separated completely from the profile. The idea is to have a single profile that encompasses all activity across all sites, forums, etc.

    As long as there's a link to the threads (that makes the job easier), then what that link is called, is not of importance, but how about "My Threads".

  17. whooami
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    thanks kperrone, that worked :)

  18. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Okay. Now I'm corn-fused. After I log in and am directed to my profile, why do I get this?

    "You must log in to access your account."

  19. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Holy Christmas. Now, I am really confused, I logged in again, clicked on "settings" in my profile, and got this:

    http://profiles.wordpress.org/wp-login.php?redirect_to=http://profiles.wordpress.org/claytonjames/settings/

    Which is a wordpress login dialog?????

    'Kay. I'm Going out for a cold one. Must just be a fly in the ointment somewhere. Later 'gators!

    :P

  20. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    My post prior to this one is caught up in the spam queue for some reason, if someone might kick it loose please. Strange.

  21. BraveNewCode Inc.
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Right now they share different mechanisms for keeping tracking of if you're logged in or not -- this will hopefully be changed shortly such that it's seamless.

  22. whooami
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    ClaytonJames, see my questions :)

  23. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Still harping on this ;)

    The "View Your Profile" link should just take you to your forum topics (as it use to).

    Maybe the profiles.wordpress.org thing should be made a tab along with:

    * Home
    * Showcase
    * Extend
    * About
    * Docs
    * Blog
    * Forums
    * Hosting
    * Download

  24. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    +1 on MichaelH's suggestion
    it's just a pain now

  25. Mark / t31os
    Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I had hoped the new profiles would make things easier.

    Maybe it's just me, and i'll direct this question at anyone who uses the forum on a regular basis...

    Do you find it easier or harder to track your replies to threads under the new profile?

    Can anyone also tell me if it's possible to set the new page to show on "WP.org replies" by default?

    Well done to the chaps that did the change over smoothly (i was browsing when it happened).

    My 2 cents:
    NOTE: This is based primarily on my usages of my own the profile page.

    Like:
    Design - looks better (not the greatest, but nicer for sure)
    Simple - simple to use (can find things perfectly fine).
    (sorry tried to find more points to put here, but i honestly couldn't think of anything else i liked other then how it looks, sorry guys).

    Dislike:
    Still not any easier to find threads.
    Now have to click a link "WP.org replies" everytime i want to view threads where there have been replies (one click extra every page view does add up though), this was standard behaviour of the main profile page before.
    Avatar/Gravatar size, is it really necessary for this little picture to be stretched to 150 x 150? ... this picture doesn't actually tell anyone anything about the person, so why take up so much screen space?
    Heading for thread listing dates, is the date important enough to be given heading tags? (waste of screenspace imo - smaller and placed to the right would be better imo).
    About me text (more of the thread tracking space taken up).
    Login (had to login again - minor).
    Smilies in "Interests" section text shows enlarged (150x150px) versions of smiley images (removed the one i had there).

    -------------------

    Overall i don't mind the new page (and i'll learn to live with it), but the biggest disappointment for me was that the thread tracking has not really got much smarter in terms of keeping track of threads where i've been active. It works ok, but it's not much better (sorry if i offend anyone that's been working on it) then the old one in my personal opinion.

    However i'm not interested in a "Track this thread" feature, else i've got to manage an additional list of threads "track"/"not track" ... i'd rather the thread listing be intuitive enough to monitor which threads that i've been active in and have the most recent replies (like other forums do, phpbb, vbulletin to name a few).

    Suggestion:
    Divide the "About this user" type of information under one tab, and all the "Thread activity" information under another on the profile page. Have the thread tracking display by default for the logged in user, but the user information as default when any other user views that page (so if it's not your own profile page).

    Hope i've not offended anyone, and i'd like to hear others thoughts on tracking threads under the new profile's page.

    :)

  26. whooami
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I just noticed some things that are missing and REALLY need to be on that page:

    the registration date, and the rest of the "number" stats. I dont know about anyone else, but I think those numbers, especially when they start getting high add "street cred" ..

    Consider when you offer to help someone on the forum, and they dont know who you are.. sure you can send them to your own site, but your involvement here, in the community, is where the real test is. The difference between someone with 5 days on the forum and 5 years is immense.

    Can we PLEASE have those stats back??

    And also, I have to say, I dislike the way the activity is shown. I cant scroll through it now. If you answer a lot of threads each day, that current set up is a real drag.

  27. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have made up my mind that it is only temporary. None the less, I can't help but be reminded of that meat-grinding, whiplash inducing, bumpity-jerk, tire screeching, gear-clashing, raise your arms and scream on the roller coaster, runaway train feeling I got while trying to teach my sister how to drive a big-block stick shift on a public highway!

    I have never had so much fun while being so totally in fear of completely loosing my mind!

    Okay... I know... I'm sick. Bad analogy, but loads of fun just the same.

    :P

  28. Roy
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hm, didn't see this coming, but I don't really like it either.
    First, I don't only want to know to which threads I replied, but if somebody made another reply, so I have to look at that thread again.
    150x150 Gravatar, duh
    I noticed that I can now change my profile name. I switched to "Roy", which worked (if that username would have been free two years ago, it would have been mine, so does this change name function check for doubles?), my profile was cleared, I still had to log in with "Gangleri", but the profile name said "Roy". I changed back to "Gangleri" and things started to work normally again.

    Well that's most of what I do with this account, so the "user replied" and "last reply" function back would be great.

  29. henkholland
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Yeah, please change back to the old representation. I am really not gonna click all my messages to see if there was any follow up. I need to see if there was a reply after mine!!!!!
    This is now a typical example of "Don't fix it, if it aint broken".

  30. Roy
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    And why do some usernames link to the specified website and others to the profile, just as "member"?

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