[RFC] Modern profile fields in 3.1

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Re: [RFC] Modern profile fields in 3.1

Post by M.Gaetan89 » Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:41 pm

Ok, I wasn't aware of that. Thank you for the explaination :)

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Re: [RFC] Modern profile fields in 3.1

Post by KnocksX » Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:54 pm

If WLM is mainland China only, then it should be removed. Obscure, outdated, or country-specific programs should not all have separate fields.

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Re: [RFC] Modern profile fields in 3.1

Post by DavidIQ » Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:31 am

It's a custom profile field. You can easily delete it without much pain. Not sure it would be present on a fresh install but you're welcome to check and report it. We wouldn't delete it on an upgrade however.
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Post by nickvergessen » Fri Mar 28, 2014 3:16 pm

KnocksX wrote:If WLM is mainland China only, then it should be removed. Obscure, outdated, or country-specific programs should not all have separate fields.
So no twitter as its mostly US and netherlands specific, no youtube as its non-german,....

Also note, that there are hacks out there to still run wlm in non-china countries. The outdated fields are disabled for new installs. New fields are supposed to be added before the final of 3.1
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Re: [RFC] Modern profile fields in 3.1

Post by KnocksX » Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:26 pm

Twitter is mostly US? What planet do you live on?

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Re: [RFC] Modern profile fields in 3.1

Post by EXreaction » Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:50 pm

About 25% of Twitter users are from the US.

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Re: [RFC] Modern profile fields in 3.1

Post by KnocksX » Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:53 pm

And?

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Re: [RFC] Modern profile fields in 3.1

Post by Mess » Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:59 am

KnocksX wrote:And?
And...

If 25% of the users are from the US its fair to say most users?

Also, China has a population of 1.3 billion "potential" WLM users.
US has a population of 317 million "potential" twitter users...

Calling WLM obscure is a stretch. ;)

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Re: [RFC] Modern profile fields in 3.1

Post by KnocksX » Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:25 am

Umm no, 25% does not equal most. 51% equals most. Twitter is heavily used in Russia and Arab countries, especially for political protests.

Windows Live Messenger is not discontinued in China yet, but it will be soon. But even if it wasn't, if you are going to cater to China, then you should be including Baidu and tons of other Chinese messengers, which are much bigger than WLM, and if you're going to cater to other specific Asian countries, you should include KaKaoTalk, Line, etc.

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Re: [RFC] Modern profile fields in 3.1

Post by Mess » Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:05 am

Dude... Why waste time on removing something which is being used?
I would agree if it was a discussion about adding functionality, but this isn't.

Anyway, if its really important for you that it gets removed I guess you're free to make the ticket/pull request.

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