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Around five days ago, someone requested a new profile field be added on this website: https://tracker.phpbb.com/browse/WEBSITE-1422

And it was closed due to this reason:
I don't see the added value of having this cpf. We don't provide support of at SO, it is not monitored by us, and we have no relationship with them. While most developers might know SO, users asking for support most likely don't.
I agree with AmigoJack. The vast majority of the custom profile fields on this very site would violate the given reason why his ticket was closed. You don't support YouTube channels nor generic private websites, but such fields exist here. Not to mention that a large chunk of the regulars here are developers and may find it useful.
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This would create a precedens and people would start asking for all kinds of PF to be added to vanilla installation.
You can't remove already existing ones because that would brake existing installations.
It looks like the decision for not adding new PF's to vanilla installation was made after those initial were added.
I agree with the phpBB team on this one.
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Mannix_ wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2023 3:56 pm This would create a precedens and people would start asking for all kinds of PF to be added to vanilla installation.
It's for adding a profile field to this site (phpBB.com), not creating more default profile fields in phpBB instillation packages.
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[Dimetrodon] wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2023 4:11 pm ...
It's for adding a profile field to this site (phpBB.com), not creating more default profile fields in phpBB instillation packages.
Maybe I'm missing something but isn't custom profile field the solution for extra (non-default) profile-related data. A stack exchange profile field doesn't exactly sound like something universally wanted, not even needed. Honestlly, a profile field "hobbies" would probably be used a lot more than a Stack Exchange PF.

Added: A Stack Exchange PF could be proposed as an Idea (if one really wanted to find out whether there's enough interest) but what would it need that a CPF can't achieve?
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This topic is about a desired CPF for this website.
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In this case it would be necessary to create a vote in order to identify the number of members who would be interested in this profile field, it would take the majority plus 1 for it to be probably under study here. :roll:
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[Dimetrodon] wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2023 6:37 pm This topic is about a desired CPF for this website.
I gathered that much... but that then automatically raises the question why it's not included in the default phpBB package.
Those that really want it here, can include it in the signature.
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ssl wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2023 7:01 pm In this case it would be necessary to create a vote in order to identify the number of members who would be interested in this profile field, it would take the majority plus 1 for it to be probably under study here. :roll:
Sadly, I cannot create polls here. I do not have the required permissions to do so.
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I've always thought that the fields already in the profile section are over the top. Like, what even is ICQ???
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Irrespective of whether the ticket was for this website or all phpBB installs, there's too many profile fields and if you want a link use the generic website field or just put it in your signature for people to look at.
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My point still stands if admins will add it on this website someone is gonna ask for another one.
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danieltj wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 10:55 am Like, what even is ICQ???
Idiot Contact Quarantine, or Irrelevant Contacts Queue, :mrgreen: (just joking - I never used ICQ but it's a widely used means of contact)
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is it still used today? I have not seen a single instance of it mentioned anywhere in years.


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Lumpy Burgertushie wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 7:28 pm is it still used today? I have not seen a single instance of it mentioned anywhere in years.


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I don't know anyone who uses it today. It was popular in the late '90-ies as a competator to windows messenger.
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Lumpy Burgertushie wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 7:28 pm is it still used today? I have not seen a single instance of it mentioned anywhere in years.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ICQ

Yes, but it's not the most popular instant messaging client used.

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