What are profile posts?

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  1. Daecon Kiwi fruit Valued Senior Member

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    On the right-hand side of the Home page I see a section headed "New profile posts".

    What are profile posts, and how do they differ from regular posts?
     
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  3. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    Profile posts are posts made on the personal profile pages of members. To get there, click on somebody's name, then hit the "View profile page" link. You can also make profile posts on your own profile. They are a bit like Facebook status updates.
     
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  5. Daecon Kiwi fruit Valued Senior Member

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    Ah, status updates. Because of Facebook & Twitter, those two words explain it all.

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    Thanks.
     
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  7. Daecon Kiwi fruit Valued Senior Member

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    Sorry to bump such an old thread, but I was wondering if there was any kind of privilege restrictions on making profile posts?
     
  8. Dr_Toad It's green! Valued Senior Member

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    I don't see any way to make a profile post on my own profile. Here's a screen.



    What should I see here to add a profile post?
     
  9. Dr_Toad It's green! Valued Senior Member

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    Sorry for making two posts. I'm pretty unfamiliar with Xenforo, and its behavior seems to change by the minute..
     
  10. Daecon Kiwi fruit Valued Senior Member

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    I have that same problem. I can't figure out how to make profile posts on my own or on other people's profiles. It's like the button just isn't there.
     
  11. Kittamaru Never cruel nor cowardly... Staff Member

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    That is... quite odd. Normally, you can do it in one of two places:

    Hover over your name and you get a drop down with a place to do so at the bottom:

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    Or in your actual profile page:

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  12. Daecon Kiwi fruit Valued Senior Member

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    I'm not getting those at all.

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    Likewise, when I go to your profile I get this:

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    With no option to make a post on your profile.
     
  13. Kittamaru Never cruel nor cowardly... Staff Member

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    Hm... odd - I'll pass that along!
     
  14. Bells Staff Member

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    Mouse over your name at the top right of the screen.

    Select "Privacy" and click on it..

    Make sure that "Post messages on your profile page:" is ticked.

    And you can have it to members only or to your friends and those you follow only. I have it set to members only. I also have "View your details on your profile page" ticked and selected to members only.
     
  15. Bells Staff Member

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    Or you can go to Personal Details when you mouse over your name at the top right of the screen and you should have a chat box at the top of that page and you can make profile or status posts there as well.

    You should also be able to make profile posts on the front page, on the right hand side, where everyone's status/profile posts appear. There should be a small text window over that you can type into.

    But first, you need to fix up your privacy status when it comes to profile posts.
     
  16. Daecon Kiwi fruit Valued Senior Member

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    The odd thing is, both of those checkboxes are already ticked.

    I tried unticking and re-ticking them, but it doesn't seem to have made any difference.
     
  17. Bells Staff Member

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    That's really weird.

    You can't see a text box on your personal details page either? Or see the text box for profile posts on the right hand side of the main page of this site?
     
  18. Dr_Toad It's green! Valued Senior Member

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    No, ma'am. Here's a screen of my personal details page:

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    And another of the main page header...

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    I used to be able to edit my signature, too.

    I think y'all paid too much for the forum software.
     
  19. Bells Staff Member

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    The text box on your personal details page is at the top of the personal details page. Under "Status Message".

    The profile update text box on the front page is on the right hand side of the page, under the Members Online section and you should be seeing a box with other people's status updates/profile posts.

    If you do not have these options, you need to PM admin and let them know, because this is probably permission based.
     
  20. Daecon Kiwi fruit Valued Senior Member

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    Okay, will do. Thanks.

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  21. Daecon Kiwi fruit Valued Senior Member

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    What name should I send the PM to, "admin" isn't being found.
     
  22. Bells Staff Member

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    Try James R for now. I am fairly certain he might be able to check the permissions.
     
  23. Daecon Kiwi fruit Valued Senior Member

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    Super, thanks again.
     

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