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Just wondering what people thought about the update to how the profile gets viewed. Personally i kind of like it but then there is no posts/day thing. Im not sure whether thats a good thing or not personally.

To the site admins and such, is there any reason for this removal of the posts/day and to everyone else, what do you think of the update? Good or bad?

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  • [QUOTE=cscgal;839849] it <posts per day> could be figured out by doing the simple division yourself) .[/QUOTE] Its not that trivial. For instance, my join date was Aug 25, 2005. So, how would you calculate my posts/day without first calculating the number of days between my join date and today? It … Read More

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    Dani 1,665   8 Years Ago

    LOL I didn't think you guys liked it so much! I just thought it was a completely useless statistic that came with vBulletin by default. I'll consider putting it back :) Read More

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Just wondering what people thought about the update to how the profile gets viewed. Personally i kind of like it but then there is no posts/day thing. Im not sure whether thats a good thing or not personally.

To the site admins and such, is there any reason for this removal of the posts/day and to everyone else, what do you think of the update? Good or bad?

I didn't like it. Now, everything comes one after another and if we divide the screen into left and right, all the information is aligned towards left !
Social network seems ordinary (the previous one was better).

And yes, posts per day is missing. Even 'joined date' is missing while posting a reply.

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I didn't like it. Now, everything comes one after another and if we divide the screen into left and right, all the information is aligned towards left !
Social network seems ordinary (the previous one was better).

And yes, posts per day is missing. Even 'joined date' is missing while posting a reply.

You can always click on the avatar to see that information. When posting a reply what difference does the join date make?

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Are we talking about the new member profiles or the lack of location, etc. in the post headings?

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You can always click on the avatar to see that information.

Yes, but that requires an extra click! :(

When posting a reply what difference does the join date make?

Not much of a difference. But I used it for the following. :)

if(user_has_not_used_code_tags) {
	if((todays_date - user_joined_date) > 50) {
		//old user; negative rep + the reason for it
	} else {
		//new user; Please use [code ] tags.
	}
}

Bah! nevermind. I will use postcount for the same from now on!

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Are we talking about the new member profiles or the lack of location, etc. in the post headings?

We are talking bout the style of new member profile as well as the missing stuff in post heading.

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Is there any way to check posts per day now apart from the obvious add up the days and do the maths?

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Yes, but that requires an extra click! :(

Not much of a difference. But I used it for the following. :)

if(user_has_not_used_code_tags) {
	if((todays_date - user_joined_date) > 50) {
		//old user; negative rep + the reason for it
	} else {
		//new user; Please use [code ] tags.
	}
}

Bah! nevermind. I will use postcount for the same from now on!

Well, this is how I code it

if(user_has_not_used_code_tags) {
	if((users_total_post_count > 5) {
              if( warning_previously_issued )
                     issue_infraction;
             else
                     issue_warning;
	} else {
		//new user; Please use [code ] tags.
	}
}
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Is there any way to check posts per day now apart from the obvious add up the days and do the maths?

You are right -- post count per day is completely gone now. Interesting statistic, but beyond that not very useful.

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Well, this is how I code it

if(user_has_not_used_code_tags) {
	if((users_total_post_count > 5) {
              if( warning_previously_issued )
                     issue_infraction;
             else
                     issue_warning;
	} else {
		//new user; Please use [code ] tags.
	}
}

Thanks for the pseudocode AD! I will implement the same! ;)

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I am quite late to react on this but better late than never. Okay I must admit I haven't liked all of the changes that have been brought up in the recent days. Barring a few like the new homepage which is customised for everyone and brings forums/threads that the member is most probable to visit to is a really good thing, also the new first line with the logged in username and information about PMs found my liking but the new profile page and the lesser information in the post information bar got me dissapointed.

The profile page was very well laid out before, with a bigger avatar (or atleast it seemed that way), information about posts-per-day, and the listing of teh forums to which the member has made most of his posts gave good information about a member. And it is required according to me, since it is important for members to know how frequently a member posts onto forums, which are the forums that find the most interest of a particular member. Since this information has been snipped out, there's no wa of knowing this. Also the current format which sequentially lays evrything out looks like more of a Q&A format, which, quite frankly, is a bit of boring to read.

Also the loss of information in the post title bar has my thumbs down, previously the post title bar was more of a quick-look into the most important details of a member profile, now two of these have been lost. And however one might feel that the location of a member doesn't matter, well it does matter. It surely does matter, though not always, to know where from does a poster come from. It helps in understanding the background of a poster, I had a post in the Java forum which had very bad usage of the english langauge which turned me down to almost choosing not answering to his query, when I had a chance look at his location which told me that English certainly would not be his first langauge. Which made me consider the lack of proper usage of langauge.
Also sometimes it's good to meet compatriots over such forums where you could develop good contacts, I am not saying that Daniweb is meant for this, but sometimes forums such as these also serve as an indirect form of socialising communities.

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On the profile pages, avatars are the same size. The only information lost was posts-per-day. This was snipped because (well, for one, it could be figured out by doing the simple division yourself) but mostly because, looking at the posts per day of most regular members, it seemed awfully discouraging and I didn't see the benefit to having it there.

As far as members' favorite forums (where they post the most), this information has been moved to the sidebar of the page, but it still exists for each member's profile.

Regarding the information contained within the top of each post ... I don't have a very good reason for removing this information. Essentially, I was trying to bring the page content up closer to the page, and I found that by removing those two pieces of information (location and join date, which I personally felt aren't particularly useful to whether or not to take a post seriously ... I'm more concerned with reputation and the number of posts, myself), it actually did prove to result in a fair less amount of scrolling on a thread page (or at least a substantial amount to make it worth it IMO).

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it <posts per day> could be figured out by doing the simple division yourself) .

Its not that trivial. For instance, my join date was Aug 25, 2005. So, how would you calculate my posts/day without first calculating the number of days between my join date and today? It would be a lot better to just let the computer do what computers do best and calculate the posts per day for us. I don't see why it would be so hard to put it between Posts and Blog Entries on the profile page.

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Exactly - Also I would be eager to know how many people actually do the so called trivial calculation.
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Yeah i agree AD. I tried to work it out and it took about 6 or so minutes adding all the months' days together. Its going to be even longer for you. :(

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Well cause i liked it so much i just put together a quick python script to do it for me:

from datetime import date

#get number of posts
posts = input("Please enter your posts: ")

#!!! Change date to your join date (y,m,d) !!!
joindate = date(2008,5,6)

#the date today
now = date.today()

#get another date object..
daysInDateForm = now-joindate

#and do the maths
print "Your posts/day = %0.2f"%((posts*1.0)/daysInDateForm.days)

Well hopefully you guys can use it if you need.. its still not quite the same as having it on your page. But oh well.

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LOL I didn't think you guys liked it so much! I just thought it was a completely useless statistic that came with vBulletin by default. I'll consider putting it back :)

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Hurray !!! And yes we liked it V much. :)
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LOL I didn't think you guys liked it so much! I just thought it was a completely useless statistic that came with vBulletin by default. I'll consider putting it back :)

Useless -- yes. But its nice-to-know.

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LOL I didn't think you guys liked it so much! I just thought it was a completely useless statistic that came with vBulletin by default. I'll consider putting it back :)

Oh goody! I like it, i just find it interesting to see how actively someone contributes to the site, whether they are an active member and post a load, or if the just post every now and then.

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I dislike that stat, mine still only says like 12 a day even though its like 50, because i didnt post at all for like a year or so at one point.

Maybe we should get it work out a different form of average than the mean?

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So something like, if you did post that day, on average how many posts do you do on a day that you are online?

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I dislike that stat, mine still only says like 12 a day even though its like 50, because i didnt post at all for like a year or so at one point.

Maybe we should get it work out a different form of average than the mean?

So something like, if you did post that day, on average how many posts do you do on a day that you are online?

I don't like this solution for this. What if it's the other way round ? Suppose you did post a lot in the past but have been silent for a month or so, should your average still read how active you were a month ago and shouldn't it reveal the current condition then ?

I guess we should not read too much into it. Just consider it a nice little piece of information that gives a very broad average (overall) and nothing much.

Anyways we would not want to derive complex algorithms to tell you that a person has been posting like 25 posts/day for the past 7 days, like 13.97 posts/day for the past month, like 4.56 posts/day for the week before two weeks and has been contributing almost 10 posts/day for the past 6 months and etc, etc to just go and eventually figure out by ourselves whether he's gonna be posting any time soon which again would be just an estimation.

So something like, if you did post that day, on average how many posts do you do on a day that you are online?

What if it's the other way round ? Like you have been posting a lot in the

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Also Dani there's one more thing that I would like to mention, though the profile page does list the forums that the member has the most number of posts in, it does not mention the number of posts which to me is a good thing, could you put it back like the posts-per-day.

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Huh? The very first line says Posts: 750

Oh..sorry, was it ambiguous there, it might have been. Actually I was mentioning about the posts in the particular forum, like it used to be before.

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