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New profile and contacts about to go live

By sMoRTy71 ·
Just wanted to give all of you a heads up that the new profile page with the contacts functionality is about to go live any minute.

So please take a minute this evening to fill out your interests, your bio and add some members to your contacts list.

BTW, to add members to your contacts, just go to their profile page and click the "Add to my contacts" link under their photo.

In our next phase, we will allow you to search for members by alias (instead of hunting for them). For now though, you will need to go profile to profile.

Let me know what you all think. Also let us know if you find any bugs.


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Relax... just do this...


Rename the 'view profile' to 'discussions' and switch the tabs. I'm not really too concerned about the Q&A right now, all I know is that I love the tabs, but some won't like that extra click.

My suggested order is the exact same as the current order with the exception of the profile tab.

Also, more people use the discussions that the TQ&A. In fact, it's been a while since I answered any questions. Time to get cookin'.

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I was referring to Dicsussion pages

by Oz_Media In reply to Relax... just do this...

The blue links across the top. That way I don't have to go to my profile to see the discussions and the link is back on all the discussion pages.

Just like it was before, we gained new profiles which was cool, but lost my most commonly used link.

I wonder what the clicks on that link really are each month. Man, if you had a 2 penny porno pop-up banner with that kinda click-trough traffic, you'd make some dough. (oops, mustn't give them ideas). Mind you I'd rather see porn ads to MS ads.

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by house In reply to I was referring to Dicsus ...

Or some of that romnation action.

...if the profile link showed us the discussions first, we wouldn't have that problem.

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You're right

by Oz_Media In reply to Yeah

I didn't really get you the first time. You know what's kinda mental though, now that I think about it, The 'View and Edit Profile" goes to your own profile from EVERY page. I can click one of my posts if I need to get to my profile, quick access isn't a concern.

This might work as a fix;
Get rid of the 'Edit Profile' link from THIS page and just have it available from your profile page (where it belongs really).

Ditch 'Hot' Discussions.

Add the My Discussions link back in.

There are still two ways to get to your own profile easily if still needed.

1) Top 100

2) Click any post

Make the 'My Account' link (way up there in the nose bleeds), an actual link to your profile, instead of some page that never accepts a password no mater how many times you confrim it correct, get a new one, change it back to one of your choice.

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Oh no... passwords

by house In reply to You're right

I see this problem all the time with our clients. My diagnosis... fat fingers.

I noticed though, that I needed to enter my username and password every time I wanted to edit my profile... with this new feature, I can make my changes without being prompted.

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by Oz_Media In reply to You're right

Not fat fingers that's for sure.

IN fact iot is one of a comon pool of passwords, you can type it in one letter at a time and it wstill tells you it's wrong.

SO you get a new one sent, and IF you're lucky, which I haven't been in some time, it will be accepted, THen you need to change your password.

I could make mine 1111111 and it would STILL say Incorrect password.

Just a headache if you ask me.

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Very strange indeed

by house In reply to You're right

It still reminds me of some of our clients though.

I've never had an issue like that here. Then again again, I've only had a legitimate active profile for a few months.

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Did we break it already?

by TheChas In reply to New profile and contacts ...


I notice a big change from last night and this morning to right now.

On my Profile page, the list of Discussions and Questions is gone.

Same with the links to the full list.

Also, the tabs don't work.

I know you guys are working on changes. Just letting you know what I come across.


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It was broke, but not by us.

by Jay Garmon Contributor In reply to Did we break it already?

Without divulging too many sensitive details, let's just say another CNET property wrote a self-referencing SQL query that pegged our shared app server.

We were not pleased with the timing.

It's fixed now. Sorry for the hiccup.


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Ah, the nature of the beast...

by house In reply to It was broke, but not by ...

...let me also say that recently, a major industry leader broadcasted our public range because they thought that it belonged to them, bringing our whole network down. Morons.

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