[user profiles] a bit more space would be nice.

Discussion in 'Communications' started by ZebulaNebula, Oct 4, 2006.

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  1. ZebulaNebula Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 10, 2005
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    Would it be feasable for Sleepy to allow us to have a bit more space in our profiles? I am one of many users who has more material worthy of inclusion into my profile than the 2000 character limit would allow. We've compensated by either removing material we'd rather keep up, or by 'farming out' the excess (usually links to fanfiction) to a sock. Is it too much to ask to increase our capacity to maybe 5,000 characters?
  2. StarWarsFreak444 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Mar 28, 2005
    star 7
    i agree with you. i would like more space in my profile! then i could fit in more stuff
  3. Master-Fett Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Sep 25, 2002
    star 6
    FIVE? One would be nice... were at what, Two Fifty right now?



  4. TwiLekJedi Pretty Ex-Mod

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    Jun 14, 2001
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  5. George_Roper Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    May 1, 2005
    star 7
    I'll rent mine out to you.
  6. YodaJeff Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Oct 18, 2001
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    You could always create a rough free website with links to your stories, and link to that in your profile.
  7. Dark_Jedi_Kenobi Manager Emeritus

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    Oct 3, 2004
    star 5
    Profiles are 2000 and signatures are 250. To increase either would be something ZS would have to maunally change. I think the easiest solution is what YJ suggested.

  8. DarthSapient Jedi Youngling

    Member Since:
    Jun 26, 2001
    star 10
    Actually, what Jeff said is a very good suggestion. We have no access to the code that enables the change. It would have to be done IGN-wide and implemented by zerosleep.
  9. Jesina_Dreis Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 8, 2004
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    I think Zebula recognizes that it's something Zerosleep would have to do, since he says "Would it be feasable for Sleepy to allow us..."

    Does Zerosleep/IGN pay any attention to requests of this nature?
  10. Dark_Jedi_Kenobi Manager Emeritus

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    Oct 3, 2004
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    I think if it's a major, board/system-wide issue or error it is dealt with quickly. Something like this is more trivial (and doesn't impact board/system function) and therefore probably not very high on their "to do list."


  11. rhonderoo Former Head Admin

    Member Since:
    Aug 7, 2002
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    He does. But like I said in the language filter thread, it probably wouldn't be high on his priority list at this time. He's changing .asp pages to .aspx pages across all IGN forums including TFN, and is dealing with the username switch which is an extremely big deal. He checks these threads as well as those in Mod Squad, but has to prioritize what he does. This is a "nice to have", not a "must fix", so at this point it would be a while, unfortunately.
  12. Dingo Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Apr 23, 2001
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    Also, profiles are handled differently at IGN so it wouldn't be something that would be of a high priority over there.

    That said, it 'should' be a very simple change if you could convince him.
  13. lazykbys_left Jedi Master

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    Feb 17, 2005
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    ZebulaNebula: We've compensated by either removing material we'd rather keep up, or by 'farming out' the excess (usually links to fanfiction) to a sock.

    Or, you could do what I do: take an old post in JC Fan Fiction (to take advantage of the unlimited editing time, of course) and turn it into your own personal index. It shouldn't be a problem as long as the links are to JC threads.

    My index is over 15,000 characters long and I still haven't reached the characters-per-post limit. :p

    - lazy
  14. ZebulaNebula Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 10, 2005
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    That's a good idea ... I have an old planning thread I could ... recycle.

    It occurred to me that bigger profiles might also be an unnecessary bandwidth drain, on top of being a low-priority request.
  15. ApolloSmileGirl Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Jun 18, 2004
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    It shouldn't be, unless you put like 500 pictures in your profile.
  16. YodaJeff Manager Emeritus

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    Oct 18, 2001
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    Even then, it would only really drain bandwidth from the site that stores the pictures, not the JC servers.
  17. malkieD2 Ex-Manager and RSA

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    Jun 7, 2002
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    Indeed.

    if you *really* want to expand on the space in your profile, then generate your own offsite page and put a link to it in your profile.
  18. FlareStorm Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Nov 13, 2000
    star 6
    I would actually like *less* space because I don't know what to put. I am a terribly boring person and everyone hates me. It embarrasses me.
  19. ardavenport Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Dec 16, 2004
    star 4
    Ooooooh, that is sneaky, lazy! I had already added some socks to sort out fan fic links in my bio, but still didn't have enough space. Your instructions for making URLs shorter were very helpful.

  20. JediPriestess Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 28, 2004
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    You can have all of mine. I have pretty much nothing in it. [face_plain]
  21. StarWarsFreak444 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Mar 28, 2005
    star 7
    i also think that more space in our WUL would be good as well! :)
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