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Forum & Off-topic => The Forum => Topic started by: SCGavin on August 19, 2016, 06:04:29 AM

Title: Profile Fields (TaleWorlds, Steam etc.)
Post by: SCGavin on August 19, 2016, 06:04:29 AM
Below this post you will see a link that allows you to add me as friend on Steam. KilleR is asking if we could use a link to the Steam profile instead of the function to add someone as friend directly. Technically this is possible, but as there are some different options we can pursue, I'd like some more opinions on this.

1) We could change the field so it no longer adds someone directly as friend, but instead simply links to their profile.
2) We could also have fields for both the steam profile and for adding friends (one field "[STEAM ICON] View Steam profile: [PROFILE LINK]" and one field "[STEAM ICON] Add to Steam friends: [ADD FRIEND]").
3) We could leave it as it is.

KilleR is also asking if we can change the TaleWorlds user-name into a link to the TaleWorlds account. This is also possible, but unfortunately the input isn't that easy to enter for the users. We cannot (to my knowledge) create a working link to the user account on TaleWorlds with the user name, we need the ID. The ID is shown in the URL when you click on your profile name in a post you made, but not by clicking on "Profile" in the navigation bar at the top of the TW forum. (The link you get by clicking on a post reads https://forums.taleworlds.com/index.php?action=profile;u=48856 (for me), whereas if you click on "Profile" in your navigation bar you get https://forums.taleworlds.com/index.php?action=profile. We need the ID from that first URL, that is 48856.) Like with the Steam fields we could make two fields for this, one for the TaleWorlds name with raw text and one with the link. "[TW ICON] TaleWorlds user-name: [NAME]" and one field "[TW ICON] Link to TaleWorlds profile: [PROFILE LINK]"). If someone does not know how to get their ID, they could simply leave the link field empty and it would not be shown. So we have similar options as before:

1) We could change the field so it links to the user account on TW.
2) We could have two fields, one for the name and one for the link.
3) We could leave it as it is.
Title: Re: Profile Fields (TaleWorlds, Steam etc.)
Post by: KilleR on August 19, 2016, 11:03:44 AM
regarding the steam issue wouldn't it be possible to have:
[SteamIcon][Name with the function to direct you to the profile][PlusIcon with the function to add the person]

I believe you don't have to change the source code to achieve this too much and it wouldn't take that much space either.

Furthermore, I haven't found out anything about an easy solution for the TW links other than having 2 dialogue fields. 1 for entering your username and a 2nd one for entering the TW-ID but I believe implementing this would be quite some work just for some better looks.
Title: Re: Profile Fields (TaleWorlds, Steam etc.)
Post by: SCGavin on August 19, 2016, 08:37:55 PM
regarding the steam issue wouldn't it be possible to have:
[SteamIcon][Name with the function to direct you to the profile][PlusIcon with the function to add the person]

Good idea, changed it accordingly.