Statuses

Discussion in 'Site feedback, suggestions, and discussions' started by Abcmsaj, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. Abcmsaj

    Abcmsaj Retired Moderator

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    I don't know about you, but when I come on iPTF, I want to know what Spoony's up to.

    Not just him inparticular - But many people other members too. So my idea is - Statuses!

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    Take a look.

    According to this, I'm "In Bed" - This shows all people who want to contact me, or want to make a reply to me within the thread - That I'm not here.

    Simple right?

    It can all be changed within your User CP, via a drop down menu - Meaning people can't just change their status to immature things.

    Options in the drop down list could be:

    • Posting
    • Doing Work
    • Out and About
    • In Bed
    • Watching TV
    • Out To Lunch

    And of course.. for those who don't want people to know anything about their lives - It can be turned off.

    Thoughts?
  2. ryanlusk

    ryanlusk Banned

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    It would only be good I think if you could change it right there , just by clicking it instead of going to the User CP.

    And I think we should be able to type what we want instead of drop downs.

    Otherwise it's a good idea.
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    BroadStBullies Well-Known Member

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    This isnt twitter.
  4. Joe Rossignol

    Joe Rossignol Community Manager Staff Member

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    We'd need a fairly short character limit so no links could be posted in there.

    And we would need a filter so you can't put like "f^ck you all" in there.
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    Bubalooshi Active Member

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    That seems pretty neat, but I'd forget to change it whenever I do something else.

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    The Red or Green indicator should be enough to let people know if you're there or not.
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    kevin1st Well-Known Member

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    it would be cool but we would get a bit ridiculous if we got custom statuses. and it would be a hassle to change it often. i dont see it catching on due to the fact then when you on your most likely posting.
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    Another limited thing this site doesn't have.... a defult vB item that's been removed

    Would be cool still...

    So would a mobile site and picture signatures but...
  8. Abcmsaj

    Abcmsaj Retired Moderator

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    There's the problem.


    What we MIGHT be able to do to expand the list... is a thread for _sensible_ suggestions - Although this would mean work for BGizzle so probably not a good idea if he's going to change the list every 5 mins and the other mods will be cleaning up the thread of spam or immaturity.
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    I was on a site that had this, but it used the vB similes instead...

    that could work..
  10. Abcmsaj

    Abcmsaj Retired Moderator

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    I know. Twitter is a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay connected through the exchange of quick, frequent answers to one simple question: What are you doing?

    This would be a service within the forum - Limited by a drop down menu with fixed choices just to get a rough idea of what people are doing on the forum - whether they're contactable or not, and if not - why?

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