[RFC] Modern profile fields in 3.1

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Re: [RFC] Modern profile fields in 3.1

Post by Michaelo » Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:08 pm

Total agreement +1
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Re: [RFC] Modern profile fields in 3.1

Post by Pony99CA » Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:30 am

Disabling those older fields sounds fine to me. Will you also disable the newer profile fields by default?

I presume that you can make any of these profile fields required at registration, right? Also, will the user be able to delete the predefined profile fields or just disable them (I'm in favor of not allowing them to be deleted).

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Re: [RFC] Modern profile fields in 3.1

Post by Mess » Thu Mar 06, 2014 7:17 am

nickvergessen wrote:Snip...
Big yes to all the above!

Maybe we should consider LinkedIn, I wouldn't use it on my sites but I'm thinking many would.

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Re: [RFC] Modern profile fields in 3.1

Post by Pico88 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 9:36 am

Pony99CA wrote:Disabling those older fields sounds fine to me. Will you also disable the newer profile fields by default?

I presume that you can make any of these profile fields required at registration, right? Also, will the user be able to delete the predefined profile fields or just disable them (I'm in favor of not allowing them to be deleted).

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+1 for not allowing to delete built-in profile fields - sth similar to the group management.

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Re: [RFC] Modern profile fields in 3.1

Post by DarkBeing » Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:29 am

+1 The list looks good to me.

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Re: [RFC] Modern profile fields in 3.1

Post by nickvergessen » Thu Mar 06, 2014 10:37 am

Pony99CA wrote:Disabling those older fields sounds fine to me. Will you also disable the newer profile fields by default?
I don't see a reason, to disable stuff that is going to be used. So no, they will be active by default
Pony99CA wrote:I presume that you can make any of these profile fields required at registration, right?
Also, will the user be able to delete the predefined profile fields or just disable them (I'm in favor of not allowing them to be deleted).
Like with current profile fields the admin has the option to require them anywhere, hide them, disable them and delete them.
We will also not stop anyone from deleting them. Why would we want to prevent it? If an admin decides he does not need these fields, he can delete them to make the db a little smaller and cleaner.

If an admin decided he accidently deleted one of them, we can add a module to the SupportToolKit to readd profile fields easily.
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Re: [RFC] Modern profile fields in 3.1

Post by tmbackoff » Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:11 pm

nickvergessen wrote:
Pony99CA wrote:I presume that you can make any of these profile fields required at registration, right?
Also, will the user be able to delete the predefined profile fields or just disable them (I'm in favor of not allowing them to be deleted).
Like with current profile fields the admin has the option to require them anywhere, hide them, disable them and delete them.
We will also not stop anyone from deleting them. Why would we want to prevent it? If an admin decides he does not need these fields, he can delete them to make the db a little smaller and cleaner.
I agree, if an admin does not want certain profile fields, they should have the option to delete them.

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Re: [RFC] Modern profile fields in 3.1

Post by keith10456 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 5:31 pm

+1 for disabling those older profile fields by default.

+1 for giving the admin the option to delete the profile fields.

+1 for adding a module to STK to restore default fields.

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Re: [RFC] Modern profile fields in 3.1

Post by M.Gaetan89 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:28 pm

I agree with all your suggestions.
As WLM was merged into Skype. Why not just use a field for Skype?

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Re: [RFC] Modern profile fields in 3.1

Post by DavidIQ » Fri Mar 07, 2014 1:41 pm

We've already gone over that. WLM continues living in mainland China. The service was not completely killed off nor merged to Skype there. There's also this.
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