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update fields in profile

Post by VincentVegas » Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:30 am

I guess fields like ICQ, AOL, Yahoo and Google+ are "a bit" outdated.

What about something from this century like WhatsApp, Telegram etc.?

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Re: update fields in profile

Post by david63 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:16 pm

All possible with Custom Profile Fields
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Re: update fields in profile

Post by Tastenplayer » Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:15 pm

david63 wrote:
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All possible with Custom Profile Fields
Sure, but you have to replace an existing field and image to make it appear as an image in the contact dropdown. It would definitely be better as a selection option with an image in the dropdown.
In the past you had to create your own Youtube icon to display YT as a picture in your profile.
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Re: update fields in profile

Post by Dan Stylez » Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:16 pm

I wouldn't be surprised if the contact icons will be removed in future versions.
If an Admin has several of them enabled and you look at the Members page it looks a bit messy.
There are so many new contact ways popping up that as soon as phpBB adds more there'll be something new to add.

I think the future for external contact links is going the way of Slink, it removes the burden of having to update the contact page on every forum or website that you use just because you changed your Twitter handle etc.
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Re: update fields in profile

Post by warmweer » Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:23 pm

Doesn't seem worth the effort for 3.2 with 3.3 in the making.
I do agree that some fields could be removed but adding all the "social" fields is too much.
Still, I'm more or less neutral on the idea, so no vote from me.
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