[RFC] Visitor Messages

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Publish your own request for comments/change or patches for the next version of phpBB. Discuss the contributions and proposals of others. Upcoming releases are 3.2/Rhea and 3.3.
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Re: [RFC] Visitor Messages

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DarkBeing wrote:More social? You have a platform where people can interact by posting messages and interact in discussions. How more "social" can you get. I personally have no need for the so called "modern" facebook-like social, which usually just ends in an endless list of mind numbing crap. So a definite -1 from me. If at all it should be a modification/plug-in for phpbb.
You can get more "social" by implementing visitor pages by having an area to leave comments, latest members, etc... This is one of the reasons why phpBB is lacking behind it's competitors such as myBB, IBP, vBulletin, and SMF...

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This is the first time I've heard anyone, not counting the two users users that have visited this forum and suggested it, actually endorse this at all. Heck I've not seen a MOD come through on phpbb.com for this either so there's really not a whole lot of interest in this past or present. And just because it's in vBulletin doesn't mean phpBB is "lagging behind" the competition. I find it pretty useless in all of the vBulletin forums I frequent and looking at some of them the feature is not used much if at all. The focus is on the forums themselves, where it should be. This sounds like it would be used as much and would be as useful as the Birthdays feature that was added to phpBB3...
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DavidIQ wrote:This is the first time I've heard anyone, not counting the two users users that have visited this forum and suggested it, actually endorse this at all. Heck I've not seen a MOD come through on phpbb.com for this either so there's really not a whole lot of interest in this past or present. And just because it's in vBulletin doesn't mean phpBB is "lagging behind" the competition. I find it pretty useless in all of the vBulletin forums I frequent and looking at some of them the feature is not used much if at all. The focus is on the forums themselves, where it should be. This sounds like it would be used as much and would be as useful as the Birthdays feature that was added to phpBB3...
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DavidIQ wrote:This is the first time I've heard anyone, not counting the two users users that have visited this forum and suggested it, actually endorse this at all. Heck I've not seen a MOD come through on phpbb.com for this either so there's really not a whole lot of interest in this past or present. And just because it's in vBulletin doesn't mean phpBB is "lagging behind" the competition. I find it pretty useless in all of the vBulletin forums I frequent and looking at some of them the feature is not used much if at all. The focus is on the forums themselves, where it should be. This sounds like it would be used as much and would be as useful as the Birthdays feature that was added to phpBB3...
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But I remember testing a mod that did exactly this xD
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DavidIQ wrote:This is the first time I've heard anyone, not counting the two users users that have visited this forum and suggested it, actually endorse this at all. Heck I've not seen a MOD come through on phpbb.com for this either so there's really not a whole lot of interest in this past or present. And just because it's in vBulletin doesn't mean phpBB is "lagging behind" the competition. I find it pretty useless in all of the vBulletin forums I frequent and looking at some of them the feature is not used much if at all. The focus is on the forums themselves, where it should be. This sounds like it would be used as much and would be as useful as the Birthdays feature that was added to phpBB3...
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I think DavidIQ said it very nicely.

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