[RFC] Replace Verbiage For User Control Panel In Overallheader

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[RFC] Replace Verbiage For User Control Panel In Overallheader

Post by keith10456 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:03 pm

The current verbiage for the User Control Panel link in the Overallheader - "User Control Panel" - is outdated and confusing for new users. Likewise, its rather long for a link that goes to a member's respective profile settings.


New Suggestions In No Particular Order:
  • Profile Settings
  • Manage Profile
  • Profile
  • Settings
  • Account Settings
  • My Settings
  • Account
  • Manage Account

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Re: [RFC] Replace Verbiage For User Control Panel In Overallheader

Post by NORDLANDVOLK » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:13 pm

I prefer Profile more beter for design in my opinion,so + 1 for Profile.
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Re: [RFC] Replace Verbiage For User Control Panel In Overallheader

Post by wintstar » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:23 pm

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Re: [RFC] Replace Verbiage For User Control Panel In Overallheader

Post by Kamahl19 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:52 pm

This is profile - https://area51.phpbb.com/phpBB/memberli ... e&u=109529
UCP does not display yours profile, but account settings. Therefore I would choose only from:
Settings
Account Settings
My Settings
Account
Manage Account

I like Account Settings the most.

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Re: [RFC] Replace Verbiage For User Control Panel In Overallheader

Post by Vinny » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:36 pm

keith10456 wrote:[*] Profile Settings
[*] Manage Profile
[*] Profile
[*] Account Settings
[*] Account
[*] Manage Account[/list]
The current UCP has not only account/profile settings. So I disagree with the terms above. Settings or My Settings I prefer.

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Re: [RFC] Replace Verbiage For User Control Panel In Overallheader

Post by DavidIQ » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:50 pm

I think a poll would be better here.

Btw vBulletin shows "My Profile | Settings" across the top. Could do something similar and show "Username | Control Panel" or something to that effect.
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Re: [RFC] Replace Verbiage For User Control Panel In Overallheader

Post by VSE » Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:38 pm

Or we could get really cheeky and replace the link far right - Logout [username ] - with just the username...then a click on that opens a drop-menu with "My Settings" and "Log out" links.
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Re: [RFC] Replace Verbiage For User Control Panel In Overallheader

Post by Jessica. » Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:05 am

VSE+ wrote:Or we could get really cheeky and replace the link far right - Logout [username ] - with just the username...then a click on that opens a drop-menu with "My Settings" and "Log out" links.

Yes +1 :mrgreen:

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Re: [RFC] Replace Verbiage For User Control Panel In Overallheader

Post by imkingdavid » Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:23 am

The UCP currently contains more than just profile information and account settings. Those are just two of the tabs. So if we do rename it we need something to encompass the entirety of the available core functionality (PMs, notifications, draft management, subscriptions, bookmarks, friend/foe, group management, settings, and profile data). The words "Account", "Profile", and "Settings" in any combination do not really cover all of that.

I think I like the idea that was proposed of replacing "Logout [Username]" with just "Username" (with maybe a down arrow or somethign) and a menu, which can contain "Profile", "Account", "Private Messages", and other items as appropriate. We do need to keep in mind that a non-javascript fallback is required.
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Re: [RFC] Replace Verbiage For User Control Panel In Overallheader

Post by VSE » Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:39 am

Username ∨
- Overview
- Profile
- Board preferences
- Private messages
- Usergroups
- Friends & Foes
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- Logout

This would encompass all the main "tabs" shown in the UCP
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