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Profile Page Posting Disabled

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Steve Frazier, Mar 17, 2020.

  1. Steve Frazier

    Steve Frazier Founder

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    As a result of a number of complaints from members that they are having heavy equipment questions posted to their Profile Page and a discussion among the Moderators, we've elected to disable posting to profile pages. You should still be able to personalize your signatures. Posting to the profile pages and "Conversations" seemed redundant as well, "Conversations" (or private messages) may still be sent to respective members but please refrain from sending Heavy Equipment questions (unless asked by that member) through "Conversations" and post a "Thread" in the logical forum. This allows all members an opportunity to help with your problem. Thank you.
     
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  2. Nige

    Nige Senior Member

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    IMHO there should be a "Read This First" banner at the top of the main page like all good software programs, with a clickable link that walks potential new members through the process of registering, creating a profile, how to start a thread (inc. the need to post Serial numbers), contact Mods, etc, etc. A kind of "one stop shop" of all the basic FAQs.

    The issue that I see is that the older generation grew up with forums and have no issues with them, been using them for years. For the Facebook/Instagram/Snapchat/Twitter generaiton HEF might be the first forum they've ever joined and it's all Greek to them because it does not function in the same way as their normal preferred communication platform.
     
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  3. Steve Frazier

    Steve Frazier Founder

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    We're working on that. This new software is a little more difficult to navigate than the former and we're trying to learn if that is possible. With vBulletin I knew where to find that feature, I'm having a hard time finding it here, I'm not sure it's even available. I sure appreciate your help here Nige!!
     
  4. Nige

    Nige Senior Member

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    Steve, obviously you're aware that I have a dog in this fight, but I wanted to get it out there and let the membership have a bit of a say regarding what they would like to see. At that point the Admins & software experts could say what's possible and at the end of the day we obtain a compromise between the Wish List and what can actually be achieved.
     
  5. Steve Frazier

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    Figured it out!!
     
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    RZucker Senior Member

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    Ain't nobody going to miss that billboard. :D
     
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  7. Nige

    Nige Senior Member

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    You wanna bet money on that..?
     
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