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cruise (May 27th, 2002, 12:50 pm)

What options do we want for users?

Presumably the standard, name, location, age.

Icons are debateable...they'd lengthen loading times, and wouldn't really fit in our thread layout.

I thought perhaps "Currently Reading" would be unique and in theme...any other thoughts?

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Eldritch (May 27th, 2002, 12:59 pm)

Currently reading...Nice. Since we said we'd have guest writers in our e-zine, would they have both dots or just one?

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cruise (May 27th, 2002, 1:07 pm)

Hmm, I'd guess that'd have to be a third class....

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Semirrahge (May 27th, 2002, 1:21 pm)

I do like "Currently Reading". That's awesome. Though faster readers (me) will have to update 3 times a week. :) Can you have more than one? I read more than one book at a time.

In no particular order:

1) An offset for my local time.

2) User bio (written by the user).

3) Likes/Dislikes... Like the DA bio, where you list your OS, etc. The above is more why you write/read, where you get training... etc.

4) Favorite Books/Authors/Genres/Story Types.

5) Favorite TSFE (sorry guys!) stories/authors.

I'll post more when I have more time.

And Narain, can you get that "Style" dropdown working?

I vote no for user icons, it will slow the forums down too much. I think a photo/logo on the member info page would be good, though:

6) User Photo/Logo (Deviant ID) on member page.

And perhaps a word/thought/link of the day. This site is about interconnectedness and random creativity - and what author does not want to know more words? :)

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Narainsbrain (May 28th, 2002, 9:17 am)

hey, if youre Currently Reading more than one book, you could just type all the names with commas, no big deal.

the style dropdown does work, its just that theres only one option =p ... ill go make some more.

hmm, id like that quote of the day thing. except more like a "...of the week" or something, or id run out of them rapidly =)

btw cruise, have you got the two classes (Writer and Reader) worked out? i dont know if we'd need guest writers though... if we like their work, why not just give them full Writer membership?

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cruise (May 28th, 2002, 2:19 pm)

Anyone who "registers" is a reader...how they register is open for debate just yet. Above that, we have admins, who can handle administrative duties, but can't include submissions, and members, those of us who write.

Anyone who hasn't registered is counted as "Guest"...I can restrict them how we want...

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cruise (June 15th, 2002, 11:27 am)

I thouhgt I posted sonmething to this again already...weird...

anyway, I want to get this sorted, so let me just confirm what we have so far:

1) Location ??

2) Age ??

3) Local Time Offset (combine with 1? )

4) Logo / Photo

5) Bio

6) Likes / Dislikes ( just wrt literature, or more general? )

7) Currently Reading

8) Email ( with option to hide from userS? )

9) Home Page

10) IM details ??

Stuff with ?? is debatable, but I think everything else should be OK, yes? Any more suggestions?

sounds good

Narainsbrain (June 15th, 2002, 12:56 pm)

it think it's all okay, the stuff with the question marks too. if a field is left blank you can just not display it.

and it's funny, just today i was getting curious how old everybody is and where theyre from.

sounds good

Eldritch (June 16th, 2002, 1:18 am)

Well Narain, you can get most of that on DA!

i know...

Narainsbrain (June 16th, 2002, 6:15 am)

...but who wants to go to everybody's userpage at dA for that? you know how long they take to load over there. =)

not that i dont love dA, but our layout is so much nicer! maybe im just saying that cause i helped design it, but i digress. ;)

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