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Profile Fields for New Website
« on: November 17, 2009, 02:47:10 pm »
Hi everyone!  The website for FT is officially being constructed!  One of the features of the new site will be social-networking-style full-page user profiles, with a wide variety of fields to choose from.  So, here's the list of profile fields that will be available for the new site (all are optional).  If you want a profile field that isn't listed, please suggest it!


Physical Attributes
(Please note that these fields only apply to your RL self, there'll be an entirely separate profile system for fursonas and characters)
Height
Gender (not physical sex)
Orientation
Eyes
Hair
Ethnicity
Location

Contact Information
(Can add more than one of each)
AIM
ICQ
MSN
Yahoo
Google
Jabber
Skype
Twitter
Playstation Network
Xbox Live
Wii Codes (whatever this is actually called)
Second Life

External Sites
Wikifur (user profile)
Wikifur (person page)
Furaffinity
DeviantArt
Artspots
Furspots
MyFursona
Furocity
Myspace (maybe)
Facebook
Dreamwidth
LiveJournal
GreatestJournal
DeadJournal
Blurty
Youtube
Last.fm
Tumblr
Flickr
Picasa
Technorati


Page Widgets
Twitter Feed (only available if your tweets are public)
RSS Feed (syndicate from your blog, LJ, or other site)
Shouts/Wall (off by default, can be added to your page if desired, will probably require a minimum of 100 forum posts due to server load)

Favourites
Movies
Music
TV Shows
Books
Hobbies

Other Stuff
Furcode

Site-Generated Fields
(These fields will appear based on your activity and contributions on the site)
Last Login (Day, Month, Year)
Links (contributions to the link directory)
Characters (can have multiple characters/fursonas per user)
Galleries (contributions to the image gallery, still planning this one)
Articles/Stories
Forum Posts

Probably Won't Be Added
Phone Number (not info that should be shared on this site)
Real Name
Website (the site will have a link directory, and contributed links will show on your profile, negating the need for this field)
LinkedIn (no offense, but I highly doubt anyone other than me has an account on this site, and if they do, it's not really a furry social site anyway)
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Profile Fields for New Website
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2009, 02:52:28 pm »
..'Deadjournal?' o_o
Anyway that's an exciting change to the site.
Real-life names should be optional, since most of the mods have given them out already with no backlash of any sort.

Another profile field suggestion should be gamer codes for PSN, XBox Live and Wii whatever-they're-calleds
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Re: Profile Fields for New Website
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2009, 02:58:10 pm »
..'Deadjournal?' o_o
Anyway that's an exciting change to the site.
Real-life names should be optional, since most of the mods have given them out already with no backlash of any sort.

Another profile field suggestion should be gamer codes for PSN, XBox Live and Wii whatever-they're-calleds

Oooo, good idea (adds those to "Contact Info").  As for the Real Name, while there's nothing wrong with sharing that info, we don't want people to feel like they have to share it.

And, Deadjournal is one of the original LJ clones.  Its inclusion comes from the other site this info was drafted for, and is mostly there for the sake of completion, though I've honestly never met anyone who uses it :-P
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Re: Profile Fields for New Website
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2009, 05:24:11 pm »
When is this going to be finished? (a rough estimate, I know you're very busy)

I'm excited for it :D

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Re: Profile Fields for New Website
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2009, 06:00:41 pm »
Whats wrong with the forum? This would be interesting, but it sounds a lot like face book, and I Hate facebook. I'd still join, but... it would be weird.
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Re: Profile Fields for New Website
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2009, 06:12:42 pm »
When is this going to be finished? (a rough estimate, I know you're very busy)

I'm excited for it :D

The answer is "when it's done".  Since I'm not getting paid for this, and I can't put it on my resume, I can't afford to give it priority over other projects that are paying me or that stand to get me hired by a design firm.  But, I am working on it on the side, it's just a little slow going.  Since every time I give a potential completion date, I miss it, it's too early to really give any estimates.

Whats wrong with the forum? This would be interesting, but it sounds a lot like face book, and I Hate facebook. I'd still join, but... it would be weird.

The point of this is to compliment the forum, not replace it.  The forum itself has been serving us well for a long time, but some people want more, and we'd eventually like to become a stronger presence in the furry community.  In order to do that, we need to be more than jut a forum.  But, the forum will be the focal point of the site, unlike Facebook, and no one will be under any obligation to use the new stuff.  If you choose to just stick to the forum, the only thing that'll really change is your forum profile, which will be migrated to a more full-featured profile using the new system.

Also, while none of this is final, threads like Contact Info and RL Pictures, as well as the entire Member Locations board, are likely to cease to exist, since they'll all be made completely redundant by features in the new site.
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Re: Profile Fields for New Website
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2009, 06:29:53 pm »
Oh, that's really cool! I didn't think that was possible.
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Re: Profile Fields for New Website
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2009, 06:35:17 pm »
Oh, that's really cool! I didn't think that was possible.

I'm a professional programmer, everything is possible, the only variables are time and effort required to pull it off :-P

In this case, it's a pretty big project, but I'll be able to use the code for other sites in my work, so if a client wants a social networking site, I can just snap my fingers and say "Ok, it'll be ready next week, that'll be $2000" :-)
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Re: Profile Fields for New Website
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2009, 07:10:58 pm »
But yeah, How long would it take?
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Re: Profile Fields for New Website
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2010, 12:01:23 pm »
Why didnt I hear about this? D:<

There should be a field for Relationships, most other social-networking sites have them. And possibly the ability to create groups?

Im really excited about this despite not hearing about it until now, and I applaud you for being able to do it! I have serious respect for webmasters (something Ill never be able to do myself). :D
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Re: Profile Fields for New Website
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2010, 10:07:05 pm »
I'll get back to y'all about the relationships field, that'll require some discussion among the staff. As for groups, they're fairly low on the priority list, and may not come to this site at all, since one of the things that makes FT so awesome is how intimate it is.

Keep in mind that this won't be an exact copy of sites like Furspace; if we wanted that, there are a number of applications out there that are basically a community-in-a-box.
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