[RFC] Modern profile fields in 3.1

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Re: [RFC] Modern profile fields in 3.1

Post by Pony99CA » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:01 pm

DavidIQ wrote:While at it there should be some option to require some fields during registration. Could also be used as a SPAM deterrent.
That's already a feature of Custom Profile Fields and there's a Knowledge Base article telling people how to use CPFs as an anti-spam measure.

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Re: [RFC] Modern profile fields in 3.1

Post by MichaelC » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:38 pm

I'd say that at least WLM should be removed before 3.1, the other re-factoring can be done at a later date.
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Re: [RFC] Modern profile fields in 3.1

Post by Pony99CA » Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:48 pm

MichaelC wrote:I'd say that at least WLM should be removed before 3.1, the other re-factoring can be done at a later date.
Again, I disagree. WLM should still be there because it appears that it will still be supported in China. It should be a Custom Profile Field that is deactivated by default, but it should be there -- unless you don't care about Chinese users.

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Re: [RFC] Modern profile fields in 3.1

Post by Noxwizard » Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:27 pm

MichaelC wrote:I'd say that at least WLM should be removed before 3.1, the other re-factoring can be done at a later date.
It already has been. See http://tracker.phpbb.com/browse/PHPBB3-11201 and https://github.com/phpbb/phpbb3/pull/1185

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Re: [RFC] Modern profile fields in 3.1

Post by bantu » Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:42 pm

Pony99CA wrote:WLM should still be there because it appears that it will still be supported in China. It should be a Custom Profile Field that is deactivated by default, but it should be there -- unless you don't care about Chinese users.
I seem to have missed the "is still in use in china" part so far. Dropping data (user_msnm column) still in use is an absolute no-go, especially while keeping all the other semi-useful fields.

This is not what has been described in pull request 1185 (emphasis mine):
WLM will be shutdown in March 2013. Skype is the new replacement. But as Skype
uses a different login ID and service, the values in this field are useless.
So we can safely remove the field and the links/functions we create.
Suggesting revert of https://github.com/phpbb/phpbb3/pull/1185 and everything else related.
Edit: Sent pull request for reverting: https://github.com/phpbb/phpbb3/pull/1222

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Re: [RFC] Modern profile fields in 3.1

Post by Volksdevil » Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:49 pm

I come from > https://www.phpbb.com/ideas/idea.php?id=22

I'm glad to see that the idea of updating/modernising the profile fields is progressing. Initially I suggested replacing the current ones with more up to date ones such as facebook, twitter etc...But I'd agree that a better way is to use CPF's.

The one thing from my original idea that I'd hope will be integrated though, is that images/icons are able to be used alongside the CPF's. As in the 'idea' link above. Maybe an upload field next to the cpf?

Or maybe any standard (Updated) profile fields that are shipped with phpbb as standard already have the icon set for the main social sites.


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Re: [RFC] Modern profile fields in 3.1

Post by nickvergessen » Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:42 am

Volksdevil: yes, currently we convert the existing profile fields to our CustomProfileField system:
http://tracker.phpbb.com/browse/PHPBB3-12114

When this is done they need some enhancement and we are ready to add modern stuff. See this GSoC Idea: https://wiki.phpbb.com/GSoC/2014/Ideas# ... ile_Fields
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Re: [RFC] Modern profile fields in 3.1

Post by nickvergessen » Wed Mar 05, 2014 10:57 pm

The fields
  • occupation
  • interests
  • location
  • website
  • ICQ
  • MSN/WLM
  • AOL
  • Yahoo
have been moved to the custom profile field system.
Jabber was not moved aswell as email, because they are too strongly hardcoded into the notification system and other parts.

Now my Idea would be to disable the following fields on new installations by default:
  • occupation
  • interests
  • ICQ
  • MSN/WLM
  • AOL
  • Yahoo
So there would be only
  • location
  • website
left as profile fields for new boards, while updated boards still have all current fields.

In the second step I would try to create profile fields for (taken from the ideas post):
  • twitter
  • google+
  • facebook
  • youtube
  • skype
Please post whether you agree with the list of fields being disabled by default and the list of new fields to be added.
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