Universal Profiles

#1SBAllen(Admin)Posted 9/20/2012 11:53:25 AM
Today we are launching the new universal profile for all users. Rather than having all of your various profiles (such as a message board profile, contributor profile, etc), they are now all found in a single grouping.

If you look at the header of the site, you'll notice that both My Games and Answers are gone and have been replaced with a Users tab. The Answers tab is gone, as it wasn't really necessary in the first place as Answers can easily be found from any gamespace. My Games has moved up between your PMs and your Settings. This was done as My Games can only be used by logged in users anyway.

The new Users tab has a lot of information. Top Contributors, Board Users (Karma), Answers Users, Wiki Users (new!), and User Games can all be accessed from here. You can also use this page to jump to a user's profile if you know their username and to find the URL for your own profile that you can share with others.

Among the other new content on your profile, you can now allow users to see your most recent message board posts. Your recent posts only show the most recent 20 topics you've posted in from the last 30 days. Posts made on non-public boards will not show up on this list. You can either allow everyone, no one, or just your friends to have access to this information. You can find this option at Settings -> Modify Your Message Board Display Settings -> Let Users See My Recent Posts.

All contributor links from games now link to the new user profile pages (though there may be some glitches in the first hour as data is cached). We'll be moving more and more user links over to the new profile pages (from Answers, the Wiki, and finally the Boards), then decommissioning/redirecting the old separate pages to the new profile in the following weeks. The "old" boards whois page will eventually be restricted to yourself only, so you'll still have all the tools and options there, but to view other's profiles you'll be directed to the new profile page.

We'll be taking comments and error reports as usual:
Errors: http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/feedback/index.php?type=20
Comments: http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/feedback/index.php?type=19
Suggestions: http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/feedback/index.php?type=17
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