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Offline Angelina Belle

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New Social Networking Fields on SimpleMachines.org
« on: April 24, 2012, 05:06:30 PM »
Dear Users,

SimpleMachines.org has grown not just as a forum support community but also as a place to socialize with each other and prove a helping hand to your fellow users. With that in mind, we have now introduced three custom profile fields for Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn as they are the most popular social networking sites around. This will allow you to grow your network further and get in touch with fellow forum owners and professionals.

We may even introduce a few more social networking fields in the future, without making the profile area overflow with icons.  We encourage you to add links to your profile and get in touch with other users in the SMF community. We hope that all users will welcome this step towards a more friendly and social community.

We sincerely hope you appreciate it and will use it!

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If you are interested in making a change like this on your own forum, please read more about Profile Fields for SMF 2.0 in our Online Manual
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Re: New Social Networking Fields on SimpleMachines.org
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2012, 03:16:11 PM »
is this option only for SMF 2.0? and When will we meet SMF 2.0 instead of SMF 1.1.2312312?

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Re: New Social Networking Fields on SimpleMachines.org
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2012, 03:18:33 PM »
Forgot to add this. :)

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Re: New Social Networking Fields on SimpleMachines.org
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2012, 03:45:59 PM »
is this option only for SMF 2.0?
Yes. However, this blog post was regarding this forum in particular.

Go to your profile to setup your social networking links.
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Re: New Social Networking Fields on SimpleMachines.org
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2012, 03:49:19 PM »
Hi Angelina,

Thank you for your noble efforts.

If you are interested in making a change like this on your own forum, please read more about Profile Fields for SMF 2.0 in our hxxp:wiki.simplemachines.org [nonactive]

I have read it. What can I do next? I have not found such a section in my forum settings.

Best wishes,

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Re: New Social Networking Fields on SimpleMachines.org
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2012, 04:04:12 PM »
Digharatta, if you are using SMF 2.0, please open a support topic. This feature is not available on SMF 1.1 or 1.0.
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Re: New Social Networking Fields on SimpleMachines.org
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2012, 04:14:55 PM »
When will we meet SMF 2.0 instead of SMF 1.1.2312312?

Not sure what you mean by this.
SMF 2.0 was released a while ago. Sinc then we have had 2.0.1 and 2.0.2 as security releases.
SMF 2.1 will be the next (semi)major release.
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Re: New Social Networking Fields on SimpleMachines.org
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2012, 09:14:28 AM »
Its great to see SMF Site finally including social media this is one thing this site has missed out on.
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Re: New Social Networking Fields on SimpleMachines.org
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2012, 09:30:03 AM »
well, hey, why not go all the way?

LiveJournal
MySpace
Pinterest
YouTube
Google+
WordPress
etc?
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Re: New Social Networking Fields on SimpleMachines.org
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2012, 09:38:10 AM »
one step at a time :) we dont want to overwhelm sLeePy do we?
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Re: New Social Networking Fields on SimpleMachines.org
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2012, 12:58:04 AM »
MySpace?  That place still exists :P
Its like AOL of today.
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Re: New Social Networking Fields on SimpleMachines.org
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2012, 09:06:40 AM »
I think this is a very nice addition. :) Great news team :D

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Re: New Social Networking Fields on SimpleMachines.org
« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2012, 03:16:40 PM »
I like the fields a lot. Maybe a quick tutorial of if possible include in next release of SMF.
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Re: New Social Networking Fields on SimpleMachines.org
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2012, 03:39:01 PM »
I like the fields a lot. Maybe a quick tutorial of if possible include in next release of SMF.

thats actually a good idea, specially if it is just custom profile fields that are being used.
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Re: New Social Networking Fields on SimpleMachines.org
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2012, 03:45:46 PM »
Google+ and YouTube would probably be good ones to add, I don't agree with the others, Kindred :P
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Re: New Social Networking Fields on SimpleMachines.org
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2012, 03:59:01 PM »
Pinterest is almost a must...
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Re: New Social Networking Fields on SimpleMachines.org
« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2012, 10:11:31 AM »
Google+ would be good.

But generally speaking it would be good also have Google +1 Buttons on each page so topics can be rated.

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Re: New Social Networking Fields on SimpleMachines.org
« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2012, 01:30:36 PM »
It'd also be good if we could put some sort of mask on the fields that strips the domain if people enter it. I've seen a couple of people that put the full URL, so the URL breaks because it's doubled.
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Re: New Social Networking Fields on SimpleMachines.org
« Reply #18 on: July 06, 2012, 03:49:36 PM »
How come i can't find those three(Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter) in the Forum profile in my forum? My forum runs on 2.0.2. And so is SMF. But i see those details in my SMF account.

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Re: New Social Networking Fields on SimpleMachines.org
« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2012, 03:57:00 PM »
Because you have to add them yourself.

All that has happened is the team has used the custom profile fields feature in SMF to add them to this forum and it's not hard to do the same for your own forum.
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