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Old 27 May 2003, 17:47   #1
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How about adding "Boat Name" to members profiles? Then we could tell each other by our boats rather than our Nicknames - it might be an easy way to put a name to a face!

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Old 28 May 2003, 04:57   #2
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Could just put it in the boat section Jools

See left for example
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Old 28 May 2003, 05:59   #3
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....Excellent idea - here I am, as you can see!
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I would still like to see a Passport like photo of boat and of humanoid in the profile so that one might recognise and then meet and greet or avoid like the plague, depending.
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Martin - Yes good idea as a "workaround" - but having it as an option would prompt people to add it!

Benjamin - How long is a "Pilchard"? - 5.85m....... But what is your boat called

Sounds like your boat is more or less the same set up as mine! - any pictures?

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Hi Brian,

Well now that I have plenty of photo's taken of me on various craft, do you reallly want a mug shot of me on the net??????

Would Mr J.K. have to ammend the web page to allow us to add a picture on our profile?

I don't mind as it dose help to put names to people & boat recognition when out on the water.

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Old 29 May 2003, 07:21   #7
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Would Mr J.K. have to ammend the web page to allow us to add a picture on our profile?


Isn't this done on boatmad.com?

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Not wanting to be a damp squib but I don't think "vBulletin" which is the software running the forum supports photo's on user profiles.

I suspect that the only way to do it is for JK to create another section "Titled" User Profiles where we can add stuff about ourselves or we just add one into new/current thread.

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The actual forum scripts would need modifying to display an image in the user profiles. Can't imagine it being particularly tricky to do as vBulletin uses PHP which isn't too complex. I'd have a look myself, but I don't have access to the vBulletin scripts.

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EDIT: Just realised, surely vBulletin supports avatars? In which case, allow users to use custom avatars.
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VBulletin does have this facility, but I've got it turned off.

Images in the user profile, known as "avatars", tend to be used for cartoon characters rather than pictures of the individual. I don't like them as they just add visual clutter and serve no purpose -- others clearly think they are the best thing since sliced bread!

Jon Fuller's BoatMad forums have avatars enabled and they seem to be quite popular. Have a look and see what you think -- they could do with some more visitors anyway

If I enable avatars on RIBnet there is no easy way of controlling what pictures people use, so it wouldn't neccessarily have the result that people are asking for. Another option would be for someone to maintain a web page with members pictures -- I would be happy to provide server space for this, but don't have time to administer it.

What do you reckon?

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