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Ticket #59 (open enhancement)

Better messaging support in profile

  • Created: 2010-06-25 21:01:26
  • Reported by: Reines
  • Assigned to: None
  • Milestone: 2.0-alpha5
  • Component: usability
  • Priority: normal

Profiles currently support:

  • Jabber

  • ICQ

  • MSN Messenger

  • AOL IM

  • Yahoo! Messenger

Some of these are rather out-dated, and there are a few big ones missing (Google Talk, Skype? Arguably Facebook/Myspace too). A good approach would be to make these dynamic rather than hardcoded.

This could be approached in 2 ways:

  • Administrators choose a list of profile fields that users are able to fill out.

  • Users can choose both the title and the contents of the fields themselves.

I'm not sure which approach would be better, but either would be an improvement over the current one.


Reines 2010-06-30 21:54:35

  • Milestone set to 2.0-beta1.

Fran├žois 2010-09-28 06:47:28

If you conserve a "messaging" part, the users could chose at that correspond the information of each field he .

I'm wondering if we have to conserve this "messaging" part (I don't use it and don't like it, I think that those informations don't have to be accessible by everyone on the board - you want it ? just ask it). Why not let some unnamed fields that the administrators could specify via the options or the language files ? It would simplify the addition of new specific text fields

Reines 2011-02-25 00:51:07

  • Milestone changed from 2.0-beta1 to 2.0-alpha5.