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Re: SP changes

Postby Montana Matt » Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:27 pm

Scott wrote:In all seriousness, I think that would be hilarious, at least for just a day or two.

Hah, that's not a bad idea. Kind of like Google does to their front page for various holidays, etc. Could be fun...
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Re: SP changes

Postby Josh Lewis » Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:35 pm

@ The Chief: I give people the freedom of choice. I provide as much beta as I can when creating pages. However when I go out into the mountains there are times where the beta is completely available, but I choose not to read a single sentence. I agree that it's more fun that way. However, I stand by the principal of encouraging folk to get out and climb. If the info encourages folks enough, then it served it's purpose. Plus if one gets lost, it's nice to have just in case. :wink:
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Re: SP changes

Postby Sarah Simon » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:00 pm

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The Chief wrote:I guess the Golden Rule of "KISS" no longer pertains here.




Well, Larry the SP Forums Muse, at least if that video is from the 96-97 Reunion Tour, we're listening to the One and Only Ace Frehley play guitar and not that Tommy Thayer guy. :lol:
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Re: SP new changes (done)

Postby Marcsoltan » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:40 pm

I am tired of looking at the same old photos on my profile page. I know this is due to the score of the images. Is it possible to to at least have the option to choose?
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Re: SP new changes (done)

Postby Bruno » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:00 pm

Marcsoltan wrote:I am tired of looking at the same old photos on my profile page. I know this is due to the score of the images.

In order to help you having other pictures appearing on your profile page, I have just downvoted all 27 images currently appearing on you profile. If a few other altruistic members can do the same, that would definitively lower their score and solve your problem. (just kidding)
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Re: SP new changes (done)

Postby Marcsoltan » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:04 pm

Bruno wrote:
Marcsoltan wrote:I am tired of looking at the same old photos on my profile page. I know this is due to the score of the images.

In order to help you having other pictures appearing on your profile page, I have just downvoted all 27 images currently appearing on you profile. If a few other altruistic members can do the same, that would definitively lower their score and solve your problem. (just kidding)


Thank you for your kindness, but that still doesn't give me the option to choose my own.
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Re: SP changes

Postby lcarreau » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:13 pm

Sarah Simon wrote:
lcarreau wrote:
The Chief wrote:I guess the Golden Rule of "KISS" no longer pertains here.




Well, Larry the SP Forums Muse, at least if that video is from the 96-97 Reunion Tour, we're listening to the One and Only Ace Frehley play guitar and not that Tommy Thayer guy. :lol:



Ain't nuthin' like the Ace, Sarah ... :wink:

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Re: SP new changes (done)

Postby Josh Lewis » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:27 pm

To make it more dynamic it would be neat to show your most recent photos on the profile. And of course keeping the highest rated link just to show those too.
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Re: SP new changes (done)

Postby mrchad9 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:41 pm

Marcsoltan if you remove some of your photos from your profile page... perhaps I will add them to mine. I don't have any from Utah in my mix and they are nice photos!
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Re: SP new changes (done)

Postby Bruno » Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:02 am

Marcsoltan wrote:
Bruno wrote:
Marcsoltan wrote:I am tired of looking at the same old photos on my profile page. I know this is due to the score of the images.

In order to help you having other pictures appearing on your profile page, I have just downvoted all 27 images currently appearing on you profile. If a few other altruistic members can do the same, that would definitively lower their score and solve your problem. (just kidding)


Thank you for your kindness, but that still doesn't give me the option to choose my own.

You're certainly right. Another option is to create an album with the selection of pictures you want to look at. An album is far superior to the profile page as the pictures are larger and do offer better viewing comfort.


More seriously, I would prefer to have these 27 pictures not appearing on anybody's profile page (including mine), but instead to have their area/mountain/route pages appearing with more detail (e.g. with indication of country, altitude, route difficulty, or why not with a picture) or at least to have these pages appearing above the current selection of pictures. The current structure of the profile page is just an invitation for the lazy to lurk at pictures instead of going down and looking at more relevant pages. It is exactly the same for the "what's new page".
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Re: SP new changes (done)

Postby Bubba Suess » Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:26 am

Bruno wrote:More seriously, I would prefer to have these 27 pictures not appearing on anybody's profile page (including mine), but instead to have their area/mountain/route pages appearing with more detail (e.g. with indication of country, altitude, route difficulty, or why not with a picture) or at least to have these pages appearing above the current selection of pictures. The current structure of the profile page is just an invitation for the lazy to lurk at pictures instead of going down and looking at more relevant pages. It is exactly the same for the "what's new page".

I think this is an intriguing idea. Perhaps folks can choose an extended profile that included an image with each object. This could retract and expand similar to the comments section. I also think that being able to choose the most recent images to be displayed rather than the highest score is a good idea. Or perhaps, have a mix with the top row showing the highest score and the lower rows cycling the most recent.
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Re: SP new changes (done)

Postby Josh Lewis » Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:48 am

Reminds me of my website. Here's an example of a profile with tabs to display different sections: www.alpineascent.com/profile/userprofile/Josh
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Re: SP new changes (done)

Postby mrchad9 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 1:09 am

I like Bruno's idea.

I do like the existing photos on the profile too though, as it shows a bit of the personality and area for which a member is from when looking at others profiles.

But some enhancements can be made. It gets stale for you own page. Tons of possibilities too.
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Re: SP new changes (done)

Postby Montana Matt » Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:01 am

I like all of the ideas presented here. And yes, there are tons of possibilities with the profile pages. In terms of priorities at the current moment, I think that changing them is fairly high, but not yet quite right at the top of the list. Though probably one of the first things needing addressing when we finish the move to the new server.
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