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Development => Feature Requests => Topic started by: rexall on July 02, 2015, 09:40:05 PM

Title: block with members thumbnails
Post by: rexall on July 02, 2015, 09:40:05 PM
Fri 03 Jul, 8:23 am

Good Morning ForumMates,

This is such an obvious request that perhaps it already exists here or via SMF and I just missed it?

What I want is a block with a scrollable collection of members pics/avatars, and each pic would link to the member's profile page.  The look and feel  would be similar to facebook, et al.  There are already "Top Poster" and "Staff" blocks, so what I am talking about should be pretty straightforward, no?

This would not only be a "value added" feature, but also might encourage members to attend to their profiles which they normally don't, and which probably most members don't bother looking at.

Thanks, lah!

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Just as an aside, Ultimate Profile was an attempt to make make a profile page more dynamic and useful.  It is admittedly an imporvement, I use it, but it is clunky and unattractive, and doesn't quite do the job IMHO.  The profile page concept needs to be redesigned from the bottom up to make it more modern and facebook-like.
Title: Re: block with members thumbnails
Post by: ♦ Ninja ZX-10RR ♦ on July 03, 2015, 01:20:34 PM
Hi!

To be honest I think that doing such a thing would kill your server immediately. There's a reason, other than styling, as to why the memberlist is paginated, instead of a single enormous page - because the query would be immense.
The closest thing I can think of would be using the latest members block and add the avatars with some custom coding.
Title: Re: block with members thumbnails
Post by: Burke Knight on July 03, 2015, 03:20:48 PM
Well, that would all depend.
We'd need more information, as to number of members in each block, and what all exactly, you are trying to make out of this.
Title: Re: block with members thumbnails
Post by: ♦ Ninja ZX-10RR ♦ on July 03, 2015, 03:59:28 PM
Yeah with a limit it could be doable, but don't expect the whole memberlist such as facebook friends or stuff like that ;)
Title: Re: block with members thumbnails
Post by: rexall on July 03, 2015, 10:04:10 PM
Thanks for the reply guys.

Obviously, there would have to be a limit.  The top posters block is already very similar to what I am talking about.   In fact, it would be perfect. The only difference would be to expand the criteria to more than just "top posters"  or to display more thumbnails that the few that come up now.  I'm not technical, but it doesn't sound like that big a stretch from what we are already doing in top poster.
Title: Re: block with members thumbnails
Post by: ♦ Ninja ZX-10RR ♦ on July 03, 2015, 10:27:47 PM
But what is the criteria? Random users? Because otherwise you could just choose to display more "Top Posters" in the block settings :P
Title: Re: block with members thumbnails
Post by: rexall on July 03, 2015, 10:57:40 PM
Thanks.  Increasing the number of top posters is an improvement.  But how do you do that?  Nothing in the block settings.
Title: Re: block with members thumbnails
Post by: ♦ Ninja ZX-10RR ♦ on July 04, 2015, 12:04:30 AM
Right after the "Permissions" setting:
Quote
Type:
    Top Poster
Name:
Permissions:
Top Posters to Display:
Display:
Order:
Not Collapsible:
Active:
 

:)
Title: Re: block with members thumbnails
Post by: rexall on July 04, 2015, 01:24:37 AM
Sorry to be dense, Ninja.  Where do I find these settings.  In the  "add new block" you just click on type > top poster, and the dialog opens, but here are no settings.  :|
Title: Re: block with members thumbnails
Post by: ♦ Ninja ZX-10RR ♦ on July 04, 2015, 01:48:09 AM
I might sound rude and if so, I don't mean to, but I don't have a clue about where you are having difficulties ;D Just edit the newly created block and you will see the attached...
Title: Re: block with members thumbnails
Post by: rexall on July 04, 2015, 07:12:30 AM
Sorry.  I didn't mean to frustrate you.  I didn't see it at first.  If it was a snake, it would have bit me! Thanks for your help.
Title: Re: block with members thumbnails
Post by: Burke Knight on July 04, 2015, 09:06:21 AM
LOL!

Got to hate those danged snakes! ;)
Title: Re: block with members thumbnails
Post by: ♦ Ninja ZX-10RR ♦ on July 04, 2015, 09:29:05 AM
Sorry.  I didn't mean to frustrate you.  I didn't see it at first.  If it was a snake, it would have bit me! Thanks for your help.
No problem! Actually I was worried because I had started to think you had some serious issue with your forum or another kind of theme issue (and the following reply) (http://simpleportal.net/index.php?topic=13960.msg69268#msg69268) ;)