Member profile - What do you want?
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Tig Rep. 1114
#1   23 Jul 2021
I've started looking at the member profile section section and thinking it needs a bit of work.

Would be great to get some feedback on what the members really want in this section.

For example, is having the list of maps you have downloaded useful?

With the maps you have voted for, would it be better to have them sorted by Top to Bottom, or have the option to sort by when you voted? Maybe something else?

Do you want to be able to see where your Reputation (positive and negative) has come from over time?

If there were options that were only available on the website version, is that OK? (and some options removed on smaller screens)

Anything else you wish you had on the profile section? Anything you wish was a lot easier to do or see?

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raspatan Rep. 3955
#2   24 Jul 2021
Now I see this. I made some comments on the other post.
Regarding reputation, what about something like in Stack Exchange network, where you can plot it over time?
The list of maps downloaded is very useful!
I think the section is very complete to be honest (except for the sorting/filter).
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HelterSkeleton Rep. 5028
#3   24 Jul 2021
I find anything that improves searches is useful. so anything that helps searching by any means necessary: downloaded, comments, votes, map types etc...

reputation sources: yes and no. I don't really want to know, but sometimes I am curious. I just finished looking for how I got a minus 2. It wasn't the minus that was the bother but the number. Our reputations vary by single real digits by voting (which is self-controlled) but the comments increase/decrease by a factor of 10, so I thought maybe we could fractionally rank comments now: I hate the comments rating anyway. unless I agree or disagree with EVERYTHING contained in a comment I generally don't bother except as an occasional friendly boost for members I feel deserve higher reputations than what they have.

I've tried uploading thumbnails for profile pics that have been too small, and which I couldn't rescale without altering resolution, so dunno if that's worth changing.

sometimes I feel like i'd like to pvt msg or chat with other members (e.g. if you wanted to ask questions of a level author about a map while developing a review because the readmes don't always have current author contacts).

But really - I am with Raspatan: unless you pressed me, I've never really thought anything was really missing or not working. it seems fine on the whole to me.

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Tig Rep. 1114
#4   22 days ago
Some beta changes have been uploaded. Seeking some feedback before making more changes or adding the editing and preferences options.

Personally, I find it a lot better, but some of the changes might not suit everyone. Basically, the "Activity" section replaces most of the pages and while you can see more at once, there is less graphics. You can change what is displayed with the "Change filter" option.

As these pages are hidden for now, you need to manually edit the URL to see them. You need to change /member/id:x to /member21/id:x

A few member profiles are linked here for easy access:

@HelterSkeleton - lvlworld.com/member21/id:1059
@raspatan - lvlworld.com/member21/id:3400
@EmeraldTiger - lvlworld.com/member21/id:1722
@KommissarReb (SW12) - lvlworld.com/member21/id:1889
@CZghost - lvlworld.com/member21/id:1913

I'm thinking of adding a filter to the reputation and bookmarks pages as well.

For the sorting option on the Activity page, currently you can only sort by date. Would a title option be useful (a-z, z-a)?

And finally, I was trying to work out how a search would work. This would be a pretty complex query to write which is why I have not done it and while I see very limit use for it, others may not. Very hesitant to do a search due to the complexity of it and possible very little usage, but will look into it more if others really feel it would be used.

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raspatan Rep. 3955
#5   21 days ago
Hi there,
Tig, I like the new member's page. Clean and clear. Removing image is fine, since it integrates with the new feature of image appearing on hover of map name. But I would only remove the background change when hovering on the different compartments of the page.
Regarding sorting, by date is the only thing that make sense to me given the different categories mixed up. However, could you not sort by vote value? Say for instance I want to see favourite maps of a given member. That sorting would be great.
Also, any chance of also adding the value of the vote next to each vote? Would be interesting piece of information.
Thanks as always for the great work.
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HelterSkeleton Rep. 5028
#6   21 days ago
like Raspatan said: Clean and clear.

I'm assuming the italicised functions: download, vote, comment will also link to pages listing all downloads, votes, comments??? and perhaps also the contents of the overview? To a table with links to member profiles from their names?

Organising searches: on your downloads page, comments page dates and names (map, author?), type? I see space map isn't currently listed under "type" in the full menu. votes: dates and names (map, author?), type?; but especially dates and scores (0-5).

I appreciate work on this against perceived need but I would certainly use it and like to see the ability to customise how this loads. Authors could feature their own level designs, and perhaps other members could feature a favourite map or map they have reviewed on their members page too??? Maybe this might encourage some to write a little something in the comments about why they like the map. I know Kommissar picks a lot of maps from a design perspective that contain interesting elements/architectural features.

But either way would love to be able to customise the aesthetics/colour. but seeing as I might be the only person to use any of that regularly I'd understand if you didn't. it would mean a bit much for just 1 or 2 people but perhaps you might like to see the site that way for your resume???

either way, it looks clean and simple, as is, really need to see it fully functional

I could sacrifice the reputation stuff for that. It would be great if we could customise our background through a similar image selection of a map.

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