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Sub-Accounts / Account Links / Account Switcher

Posted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:41 am
by Sankuri
I run play-by-post role-play forums. I was wondering if anyone would be interested in creating a sub-account / Account link / account switcher extension for 3.1? It would make life infinitely easier for members to switch between character accounts if this was possible.

For example, having a parent account, then linking child accounts to it, with a drop-down menu that allows you to switch between the accounts on the main page or even as you post on the posting page (post as: ). Something like JCink has?

Would anyone be interested? I would very much appreciate this particular extension.

Re: Sub-Accounts / Account Links / Account Switcher

Posted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 3:55 am
by Puchahawa
Sankuri wrote:For example, having a parent account, then linking child accounts to it, with a drop-down menu that allows you to switch between the accounts on the main page or even as you post on the posting page (post as: ).
This would have potential for admins that also have a testing account or two. It would be a smoother process if the admin could easily bounce between the admin account and the registered member account while testing board functions, permissions etc...

+1

Re: Sub-Accounts / Account Links / Account Switcher

Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:04 pm
by BriniaSona
I also need this for my forum roleplay.

Re: Sub-Accounts / Account Links / Account Switcher

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:19 am
by Holger
+1

Re: Sub-Accounts / Account Links / Account Switcher

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:48 pm
by hanelyp
Single login, multiple identities with independent privilege and group settings. Privileges and groups should default to login account. Could a user create their own alias, or is that an admin operation? Could be abusable by trolls, a potential lessened if it's easy to identify an alias with the master account.

Re: Sub-Accounts / Account Links / Account Switcher

Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2015 9:22 pm
by BriniaSona
Definetly need this, and recent topics for my forum.

Re: Sub-Accounts / Account Links / Account Switcher

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:51 am
by Dskod1
yes, this would be awesome.

Re: Sub-Accounts / Account Links / Account Switcher

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:25 am
by Shepskii
This plus a dice roller would really make phpbb a leading option for PbP style games.

Re: Sub-Accounts / Account Links / Account Switcher

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:55 pm
by infinitiv
+1

Re: Sub-Accounts / Account Links / Account Switcher

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2015 3:06 am
by BriniaSona
Want, can the code from the old one be modified to work with the new one?

Re: Sub-Accounts / Account Links / Account Switcher

Posted: Mon May 04, 2015 5:06 pm
by Joe-mama
I need this too for a Dungeons and Dragons board.

Re: Sub-Accounts / Account Links / Account Switcher

Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 1:37 am
by BriniaSona
Keeping this alive, it's important.

Re: Sub-Accounts / Account Links / Account Switcher

Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:02 pm
by shurijo
I've been thinking/wanting to build this too for my RPG forums. I've built a couple extensions for 3.1 so far for our forums and I have a few other things to code with higher priorities, but this was on my future to do list.

I wouldn't use accounts, but I was thinking more of having characters/aliases, etc. Because then it would be easier to create NPCs and switch/move/copy character data between users if a user quits or another player takes over that character. And you wouldn't have to worry about passwords/maintaining multiple user records, account validation, hacks, etc.

Then when the user posts, it would have a dropdown picklist to select which character/alias they were posting as.

The character\alias would have a name, avatar, and background\textarea associated with it accessible/editable via UCP. So users can click the character name\alias and see a summary\avatar\background of the character. Char sheets would be too complicated, plus we host a dozen different systems, so just a textbox big enough for a small bio/description would be great.

I'm curious to what other extensions that the other play-by-post forums are using. We're using @Mentions and Recent Topics just as normal board stuff. Then we've built our own Dice Roller and Games List extensions at http://www.dicefellowship.org.

Re: Sub-Accounts / Account Links / Account Switcher

Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:30 pm
by Shepskii
I guess if you have a forum hosting multiple games and systems then having a more 'freeform' approach to it would make sense. From my perspective, I only run one game and one system so sub-accounts tied to specific users is all I need/want. Your suggestion with character 'accounts' and the ability for them to be used by anyone is excellent and as long as you could control who has access to what, I think it's a better approach.

As far as other extensions go, the main one I'm currently using is the Fancy Dice extension. The ability to configure custom dice is perfect for non-standard games such as FFG's Edge of the Empire and seamless integration into posting via BBcode is a no-brainer.

We also have recent topics, quick reply, post merging, announcements on index, rank post styling, posting template, topic preview and advanced bbcode box.

Re: Sub-Accounts / Account Links / Account Switcher

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 3:20 pm
by shurijo
Cool. I'm waiting until the Fancy Dice gets out of beta before I upload it to my testing forums. I think we have similar other extensions as well. A bunch of players wanted that and I need to figure out how to make it to the FFG Star Wars EotE dice formats.