[Suggestion] add most recent posts in the profile page



  • if you see the profile page of any member, it lists the most recent wiki pages edited, making it very easy to access recent work.
    likewise it would be good to list the recent posts (say most recent 5 or 10 posts) the user has edited/replied.

    right now I have to click on the link to "view all posts" and then access my recent forum replies ...



  • Sounds like a good idea to me, I'll run it past the team and see what we can do. Thanks!



  • Yup, sounds good. Let's figure out how to display that in a clever way so we don't clutter the profile completely. Built-in bookmarks, maybe?



  • You could reduce the number of wiki page edits in half and use the new space for five forum posts.



  • It would be nice to have a quick access to the latest posts, but I have to disagree about the solution!
    I like the clean style of the Profile pages just as it is. But we have already got a panel entry, called My latest threads, on the right side of the Profile page, and maybe the perfect solution would be to expand the number of the displayed entries from 1 to 5. :)
    It's another question than, to leave the "View all posts by ..." link in the "How to reach ..." paragraph, or export it to the bottom of "My latest threads". I'm not sure about this yet...

    ps. oh, and please do something with the "Most recent forum post" label, because it's displayed in two lines on my display in FF, Chrome, and in some resolutions... thanks :)



  • [quote author="gonzalo" date="1291055211"]You could reduce the number of wiki page edits in half and use the new space for five forum posts.[/quote]

    I like this idea :)



  • [quote author="CreMindES" date="1291056892"]... But we have already got a panel entry, called My latest threads, on the right side of the Profile page, ...

    ps. oh, and please do something with the "Most recent forum post" label, because it's displayed in two lines on my display in FF, Chrome, and in some resolutions... thanks :)[/quote]

    hi CreMindES, "My latest threads" lists only the threads that were created by the user, and not the replies posted by the user. And I like your idea of making this list expand to 5 entries from the current 3 as shown in my browser.

    For the "Most recent forum post" label issue, you should start a new thread in the Beta forum as a [suggestion] or log one directly in the bugreports website :)



  • [quote author="gonzalo" date="1291055211"]You could reduce the number of wiki page edits in half and use the new space for five forum posts.[/quote] I fully agree.

    But: Why is the layout of the right toolbar so different between WIKI context and FORUM context?

    FORUM

    • Profile Section
    • "My latest threads"
    • "Qt DevNet Blog"

    WIKI

    • Profile Section
    • "Stuff by staff"
    • "Latest pages"
    • "Top 10 categories"

    I think the analogy (or equality on the other hand) could be improved some more. Whereas I'd prefer to have the analogy approach forced, because it's a newer concept.

    Yes the menus are different, but the wiki buttons [edit] [Article history] are not placed very good.
    BTW: what means [Report] ?



  • bq. hi CreMindES, “My latest threads” lists only the threads that were created by the user, and not the replies posted by the user. And I like your idea of making this list expand to 5 entries from the current 3 as shown in my browser.

    Yeah, I've figured it out as soon as I hit the post reply button. But I still wouldn't like the idea of complicating the Profile page. Maybe an extra link to the Forum page somewhere, or gonzalo's idea is the solution, but I'm keep thinking about it :)

    bq. For the “Most recent forum post” label issue, you should start a new thread in the Beta forum as a [suggestion] or log one directly in the bugreports website :)

    It's such a little bug, that's why I mentioned it here, but you are right, and I will start a new thread for it.



  • [quote author="Wolf P." date="1291193419"]I think the analogy (or equality on the other hand) could be improved some more. Whereas I'd prefer to have the analogy approach forced, because it's a newer concept.[/quote]

    We tailor the "personal bar" to the type of content that you're looking at. I agree that we can do more and better in this area.

    [quote author="Wolf P." date="1291193419"]
    Yes the menus are different, but the wiki buttons [edit] [Article history] are not placed very good.
    BTW: what means [Report] ?[/quote]

    The [report] link is for you to report some post or comment to the admins for any reason you think is important. Mostly it's "this is spam", "please delete my test wiki page", "whops, I think I messed up something here" etc. Especially if you find potential copyright violations or inappropriate content we want and need to hear about it. Hope that explains it!



  • [quote author="mariusg" date="1291214430"]The [report] link is for you to report some post or comment to the admins for any reason you think is important. Mostly it's "this is spam", "please delete my test wiki page", "whops, I think I messed up something here" etc. Especially if you find potential copyright violations or inappropriate content we want and need to hear about it. Hope that explains it![/quote]

    Is it right, that the revision is added to the link? But the report must be by hand using forum or mail?



  • [quote author="Wolf P." date="1291214862"]
    Is it right, that the revision is added to the link? But the report must be by hand using forum or mail?[/quote]

    I'm not sure I understand. To report something just click the link and write something in the box. Then the admins get a mail alerting them to your report.

    You can test if you like, report me :)



  • Done, feels good. ;-)



  • Cheers, and e-mail received :)



  • Back to the topic itself. I don't like idea of wiki pages count reduction. Maybe something like tabs will be better?



  • how about expandable rows?



  • chetankjain, another good suggestion. It will let you see either none of them (wiki and forum posts) or one of them or both.



  • and we can probably add favorites and threads subscribed to in similar expandable rows ... remember an earlier discussion was there on bookmarks/favorites .. not sure when it'll be implemented



  • chetankjain, yes, such mechanism can give a lot of rich functions to profile page. Marius, are you recording all this stuff? :)



  • From usability testing we know that people prefer to scroll a bit rather than use portlet navigation (things that change only a small part of the page) to access important information. So in theory adding 220 vertical pixels to show the latest forum activity without any interaction beats adding navigational features to toggle the content of an area. To turn it around; there should be a good reason to "hide" valuable information from the viewer unless you have to. Do we have to? Will the profile page be overly cluttered and/or long?

    But usability without testing is like art, it's hard to be sure :)



  • [quote author="Denis Kormalev" date="1291228866"]chetankjain, yes, such mechanism can give a lot of rich functions to profile page. Marius, are you recording all this stuff? :)[/quote]

    Oh yes!



  • Marius, then maybe show by default, but remember what was hided by user?



  • [quote author="Denis Kormalev" date="1291229086"]Marius, then maybe show by default, but remember what was hided by user?[/quote]

    So, just rephrasing; expandable rows for the wiki and forum activity on the profile page that are expanded by default, but can be collapsed by the user (a cute triangle or something) and the setting is saved in a cookie, or even the database.

    That is the best of two worlds, a good solution I would say.

    I'll add that to the wishlist, just know that the wishlist is getting long so no promises on when!



  • Marius, yeah, rephrasing is totally right :) It is good that wishlist is big, new features are always interesting :)



  • you should keep track of good suggestions and award the next latest Nokia mobile to the highest THREE contributors :p ... game theory ;)



  • [quote author="chetankjain" date="1291230046"]you should keep track of good suggestions and award the next latest Nokia mobile to the highest THREE contributors :p ... game theory ;)
    [/quote]

    Alexandra will do her best to ensure that our games are non-zero-sum :D



  • chetankjain, hm, I think Tobias again will be off the game :)



  • ah but Tobias has a TROLL badge, what can beat that ? :'(



  • chetankjain, good note :) really :)



  • [quote author="chetankjain" date="1291230376"]ah but Tobias has a TROLL badge, what can beat that ? :'([/quote]

    That's very true :) Expandable rows is a good idea, but maybe a tabbed area is better, because it's nicer, cleaner and it's displayed more similarly in different browers.



  • CreMindES, but it will not allow you to view all tabs at one time. Expandable rows allow. And as Marius said, most of users prefer to scroll more than to click more.



  • Yes, that's true, I've considered it also, but I still beleive that a page should be as simple as it can be, and if there is 3 or 5 expandable rows... that's why I've come up with a tabbed sections. But mariusg is right, we have to examine it from every aspect. :)


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