One of the things we’ve struggled with is how much to make the forums like something else, as in other than just a regular forum. We’re a bit like a public subreddit, and in some ways, we could just all move over there (@BeachAV8R looks at 25GB of image storage costs and nods furiously ), we’re also a bit like Discord, in that people meet up to play games via personal messages etc.
Over time I’ve added various things like Groups, Who’s Online, Live Chat, Discord Integration and for various (good) reasons they didn’t really take off. A lot of the reasons aren’t technical but on how much time we want to commit to make them work.
So one small thing we can do is let people fill in info about themselves that makes it easier for others to find each other for gaming elsewhere. In your user profile there are a number of new ‘fields’ that you can fill in if you want to. This allows others to click your wee avatar circle and then see your username or id somewhere else.
I’ve added Steam, Discord Server, Origin and Uplay (Ubisoft) account fields. For security reasons these are not clickable links (stops spam bots) but hopefully still useful. Is that the main ones?
To add your info, please do the following:
- Click you profile on the top right (your avatar).
- Click the cog icon.
- Choose ‘Profile’ on the left list.
- Under ‘Web Site’ there are a bunch of new optional fields.
If you fill any in them they are shown on your profile and your ‘user card’, which is the thing people see if you click a users avatar. Example:
If people have ideas or suggestions on what more to add then please discuss it here.
Note: User profiles are cached to help speed up the forum, so after you update your own info then browser refresh or wait a bit to see it.