Link to OP's user Profile from forums

sandman
sandman
edited April 2010 in Feature Requests
Maybe it's just me, but when I read posts from some users in the forums sometimes I want to check that user's campaign, and when you click on their name it shows their account information but there's no link to his/her campaign.

This is what I'm talking about:
* If you click on my nick this is what you get: "Sandman":http://forums.obsidianportal.com/account.php?u=30499
* And it would be nice to have a link there that points directly to one's Obsidan Portal profile: "Sandman - Profile":http://www.obsidianportal.com/profile/sandman

So, this is really a feature request for the forums, but I think it could help the community members get to know each other's sites.

Anyone feels the same?

Comments

  • DiceMasterNick
    DiceMasterNick
    Posts: 56 edited April 2010
    Indeed, however it is not all that difficult to enter the name of someone you find in the forums into the search bar on the OP main portal.
    Still this would be a convenient addition.

    In general I think the OP forums need a great overhaul as it lacks many features that are standard in other community forums.
    Post edited by DiceMasterNick on
  • sandman
    sandman
    Posts: 155
    That's what I do when I'm intrigued in someone else's campaign, but to be honest it's kind of a pain in the butt.

    I agree, the forums could be improved, a lot.
  • sandman
    sandman
    Posts: 155 edited July 2010
    Ok, this thread is old, but I just realized there's a really simple way to add links to *your own* campaign (or whatever you want to link to), in the forum profile.

    After logging in (the forums), go to the _Account_ tab, then to _Personal Information_, and there you can _add custom infomation_. For example:

    * Label: My Campaign
    * Value: your campaign's url

    You can check my profile to see what it looks like (just click on my name).

    Even though this doesn't help when you want to check someone else's site (at least for now), it will help when other people want to check yours. If we are lucky, most people will take 2 minutes of their lives to add this info, and soon we will all be able to use forum's profiles to access each other's campaigns without having to look for it in the Search box. It's also a good way to promote your site.

    Hope this helps anyone, and if you found it useful please *leave a comment* so that this thread gets bumped frequently, that way it will reach more users.
    Post edited by sandman on
  • Fluke
    Fluke
    Posts: 16
    Thanks, I've been frustrated at times with the fact that the Forum names don't link back to the main site (and that person's OP page) as well. I just did the same thing and I encourage others to do the same (didn't even take 2 minutes!) ;-P
  • arsheesh
    arsheesh
    Posts: 850
    Thanks for pointing this out Sandman. I only just discovered it myself a couple of weeks ago and I'm sure that most people here probably don't know about this option. By the way, good to see you back at the forums again!

    Cheers,
    -Arsheesh
  • erwin
    erwin
    Posts: 58
    I didn't realize there was a post already dedicated to requesting this feature.

    Glad it's been bumped back to the top.
  • kenurion
    kenurion
    Posts: 80
    Great idea! I updated my forum profile as described, now I'm doing my bit to bump the thread!
  • sandman
    sandman
    Posts: 155
    Thanks guys, hope more people will see this and add their links to their profiles.
  • JimTriche
    JimTriche
    Posts: 483
    Also added my own info. Good feature that it's customizable.
  • Duskreign
    Duskreign
    Posts: 1,085
    I did this the moment I saw the thread. Thanks for the tip, Sandman!
  • ChainsawXIV
    ChainsawXIV
    Posts: 530
    Great suggestion! Added mine as well.
  • Basileus
    Basileus
    Posts: 585 edited February 2014
    -casts epic thread necromancy-

    This is actually really useful and I don't think many folks are aware of it. Haven't seen any mention of it elsewhere on these forums or the suggestion threads.
    Post edited by Basileus on
  • GamingMegaverse
    GamingMegaverse
    Posts: 3,001
    Wow, serious resurrection action- but still very valid!!
    Actually this is why I usually do a signature, so it is easier to find me.
    killervp
    "A God...Rebuilt":https://a-god-rebuilt.obsidianportal.com
    "OP's COTM April 2012":http://blog.obsidianportal.com/a-god-rebuilt-aprils-cotm/

    Just trying to help out.

  • Meagoinc
    Meagoinc
    Posts: 26
    Thanks for the resurrect, Basileus!! I have often wondered if people had brought this up before... I'm personally surprised it didn't make it into the Reforge list of to-dos, since I thought a uniform look cross-site was part of the benefits of the reforge.
    ...and good point, killervp, I suppose one _should_ have a signature...

    ~Meagoinc
    Loremistress, "Tyellador":https://tyellador.obsidianportal.com/ :)
  • SkidAce
    SkidAce
    Posts: 830
    Typing a sig block whenever I post is driving me batty!


    ----
    "Alfaysia - campaign hub":https://alfaysia.obsidianportal.com/
    "Unconquered Kingdoms - current campaign":https://unconquered-kingdoms.obsidianportal.com/
  • Thorvaldr
    Thorvaldr
    Posts: 141 edited February 2014
    I posted this in another thread, but perhaps it's a better fit here:

    In terms of forum signatures, like many solutions here at Obsidian Portal, I have a hack! I've been using "Texter":http://lifehacker.com/238306/lifehacker-code-texter-windows, which is a simple but fun utility. Basically, you define a string. Let's say... "opsig". Now, when I type "opsig" and hit [Enter], the following happens automatically:

    -Thorvaldr
    DM of "Tyellador":https://tyellador.obsidianportal.com/

    All you have to do is download the program, add a hotstring (in this case, "opsig"), type what you want it to change to (in this case:

    bc. -Thorvaldr
    DM of "Tyellador":https://tyellador.obsidianportal.com/

    ) and set your trigger. So for me, this will only happen when I hit [Enter] after typing "opsig". You can set the trigger to be [Tab] or [Space] as well. Or just have it change everything instantly!

    -Thorvaldr
    DM of "Tyellador":https://tyellador.obsidianportal.com/
    Post edited by Thorvaldr on
  • Maesenko
    Maesenko
    Posts: 325
    Note: when you put in your forum profile a campaign link, https will return a non-linked string. It has to be http for it to link.

    _~Mae_
    "Whispers in Tamris":https://whispers-in-tamris.obsidianportal.com/

    ~Mae

    CotM Selection Committee

  • SkidAce
    SkidAce
    Posts: 830
    Thanks Maesenko, I deleted those nasty sssss's, we hates thems sssso much...
  • Maesenko
    Maesenko
    Posts: 325
    I'm going to bump this for all the newer people. It was useful a year ago, it is still useful now.

    Shame the forums still don't recognize https, only http.

    _~Mae_

    ~Mae

    CotM Selection Committee

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