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GeekNJ
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[request] How I see People ideas

I thought the following, some of which I posted in the main thread, should be pulled out for consideration (and in case they got over looked).

I know the feature is new, but I think the following might provide additional or enhanced functionality.

1) Allow all labels to work like the conditional host label enclosed in squiggly brackets. It would, for example, prevent a HR tag from being displayed for all entries and only if someone had a review if I wanted to separate reviews with a HR tag.

2) Remove the bullet between the icon and the company name for reviews. It's not necessary. & middot; is what is displayed when I view source.

3) Add a tag or something that would define the "short post" point. It would identify what would be displayed for short posts (before this tag) and what would be dropped (after this tag).

4) Ordering of the reviews as outlined at »[request] Order of Reviews Displayed

5) For all, or through a different tag, minimize the number of reviews shown for an individual based on count or date. I don't think all these reviews we now see show if you use the default, and seeing old (2001) reviews for someone that hasn't had the service for 3 years since they switched to another provider seems irrelevant to me. I'm interested in the current (be it based on the most recent or by date) providers for broadband, VOIP and hosting, but not every one the individual ever reviewed.

Any other suggestions are welcomed.
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samburgers
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Re: How I see People ideas

Another thing I would also like seeing.

Before when I wanted to visit a person's page (user page), I would click their avatar, cause naturally, it's the biggest clickable thing. Now, I can only click the name.

Is there a way to incorporate a new variable so that whatever's behind it is linked to the user's page? thanks
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Zupe
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reply to GeekNJ

I think all of the above would be nice additions if easily added. A few things of my own I'd like to see:

1) The ability to just display the user's current ISP, like the default view does, rather than all their reviews of anything.

2) A way to see some of the other things the old view showed, preferably with a conditional label so the line(s) doesn't show if they're not present (Former Mod, Just Joined, First Post, etc.)
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Weirdal
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reply to GeekNJ

we have posts, how about visits?



nfx
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1 edit

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IMO, i think there's already enough numbers on the side.
this is me hinting that adding more numbers is just another excuse to rank people.

edit: and how about leaving the avatars as they were (i hate how they get re-sized by the browser or whatever you claim is doing it)?
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samburgers
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same. I would love to have the avatars at the rectangular size too



Weirdal
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how about a box like in the signature entry box telling how many characters we have left...?
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INTENS1
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I know it's probably not going to happen, but how about allowing avatars to be displayed at their "original" size if the are within the sites requirements.
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Weirdal
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said by INTENS1:
I know it's probably not going to happen, but how about allowing avatars to be displayed at their "original" size if the are within the sites requirements.

*sign*
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lilhurricane
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reply to INTENS1

said by INTENS1:
I know it's probably not going to happen, but how about allowing avatars to be displayed at their "original" size if the are within the sites requirements.

*sign*
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Sarah
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reply to INTENS1

said by INTENS1:
I know it's probably not going to happen, but how about allowing avatars to be displayed at their "original" size if the are within the sites requirements.
*sign* The resizing makes things look kind of ugly - a lot of avatars just look off-kilter, and who wants to see that all over the page?

But if there is some really good reason why they all have to be the same size... why not make that size 40x50? That way the tall avatars can stay tall; shorter avatars can be adjusted to still look shorter by adding a few pixels of transparency at the top or bottom; and the ones that are resized will usually look better being extra tall and thin as opposed to extra short and squat.
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Sparrow
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GeekNJ See Profile

I *SIGN* for these three requests as in your origninal post:

1) Allow all labels to work like the conditional host label enclosed in squiggly brackets. It would, for example, prevent a HR tag from being displayed for all entries and only if someone had a review if I wanted to separate reviews with a HR tag.

2) Remove the bullet between the icon and the company name for reviews. It's not necessary. & middot; is what is displayed when I view source.

5) For all, or through a different tag, minimize the number of reviews shown for an individual based on count or date.

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samburgers
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reply to GeekNJ

Yeah! now i have a shriveled up burger! eww!!



biota

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reply to INTENS1

said by INTENS1:
how about allowing avatars to be displayed at their "original" size if the are within the sites requirements.

*SIGN*
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Zupe
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reply to GeekNJ

It looks like a bunch of these ideas were added, from what I can see so far:

1) All of the labels now seem to be conditional (you can use the {} and they only show up if there's information present. It does cause some strange spacing issues for me with blank lines showing up but I'm still playing around with a new config.)

2) There's a second date format - %J as requested in the other thread (weekday Month Day Year)

3) There's an option to show only the latest review - %R

4) You can specify what information to show in short posts by placing -cut- above anything you don't want to show.

Thanks Justin
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GeekNJ
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Woohoo

I think the new date would be better without the actual day of the week, but that's being picky

Time to play some more!
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FastEddie
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reply to Weirdal



said by INTENS1:
I know it's probably not going to happen, but how about allowing avatars to be displayed at their "original" size if the are within the sites requirements.


*sign*

Or make the size limit 50x50


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Zupe
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reply to GeekNJ

said by GeekNJ:
Woohoo

I think the new date would be better without the actual day of the week, but that's being picky

Time to play some more!

I'd prefer to see a four-digit year and no weekday too, but it's not very important
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GeekNJ
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You can do some interesting things with the conditional tags { }. As an example, the following will not show a blank line in the info if the user doesn't have a posting tag:

%a3<b>%u</b><small>%f{<br>}<br>%t<br>
Posts: %p<BR>%l{Loc: }-cut-
<BR>Joined: %j<BR>Last: %o<br>
%h{<hr>Host of:<br>}%r{<hr>}</small>

putting the br tag inside the conditional brackets after the %f pulls the posts up to the user name if there's no posting tag. That is only helpful if you don't care that the next line of the info moves up as well.

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GeekNJ
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One last tweak would be the %R show the last Broadband review BUT add the last VOIP review and the last web hosting review too vs just the last overall review.
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Zupe
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said by GeekNJ:
One last tweak would be the %R show the last Broadband review BUT add the last VOIP review and the last web hosting review too vs just the last overall review.

I personally only want to see the broadband review, not the others. It'd be fine to add, but hopefully as a separate option rather than replacing this, as the current function of %R is exactly what I was looking for.
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GeekNJ
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%R doesn't work for folks who have a last review that wasn't their broadband provider. For example, if you have %R, look at a post by Optimized at »Re: Higer Posting Limit and you'll see his web hosting provider was the last one which was reviewed and now is what is displayed with %R. So you know he likely hosts with hostdime, but you can't tell his ISP is Optimum Online.
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Zupe
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Hmm, I hadn't come across that yet. I have no idea how complex this would be, so if it's asking a lot, forget it, but how about three separate values:

%I = Latest ISP Review
%V = Latest VOIP Review
%H = Latest Hosting Review
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GeekNJ
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Good idea Zupe. Kind of what I meant in my #5 in the original post. I'm going to leave it as %r until #5 has a better solution then just %R as that doesn't work well for me.

In Optimized case, he really just needs to update his OOL review and within the next day it would move his ISP review above his web hosting provider review (as long as it's a significant enough update to his ISP review).

I think you might see more of web hosting and VOIP reviews being newer since ISPs are likely pretty static and new services are more volatile, or at least reviewed after the ISP is reviewed.
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when using something like %h{----} tags the information between them is inserted in front of the %h if %h brings something up. how about having someway to insert stuff after %h if %h brings something up.
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