Profile Enhancement and GIF Support

Supergrobi

Technical Supervisor
Staff member
Dear forum,

I've added two new features to the forum lately:

Profile Enhancement​

You know those threads, we do have a bazillion of them:

Random user #1: Please recommend a good ride cymbal
Random user #2: 20" Zildjian Ping Ride - most awesome cymbal out there!
Random user #3: My 2002 Paiste 22" Classic Power Ride never let me down!
Random user #4: Paiste 22" Rude Power Ride "The Reign" blows everything else out of the water!
Random user #2 Haha Paiste sounds like crap!
Random user #5 It's not the cymbal, it's the drummer!
Random user #6 🤪
Random user #3: Wait - what are you looking for exactly?
Random user #1: I'm playing smooth jazz in silent clubs
Everyone:

Awkward Episode 2 GIF by The Office


One of the major problems with this I detected is that there's no context available. What does the thread starter play/prefer/own? And what about the members giving recommendations? So I came up with a possible solution: There's new custom member fields in your personal profile:
  • Genres (Pop, Rock, Jazz, ...)
  • Setup (1up/2down, ...)
  • Drum tuning (JAW, max. body, jazzy, ...)
  • Snare tuning (JAW, medium tight, ...)
  • Cymbals (dark, bright, fast, ...)
  • Professions (drums, teaching, audio engineering, ...)
I then added this information to the member pop-ups appearing when one hovers over any members name, e.g. the one to the left in each posting. This way you'll get immediate context to a members comment. So I hope to encourage you guys to fill out these new profile fields to help others in classifying your opinions better. This is how it appears:

SupergrobiProfilePopup.png

Next one is...

GIF Support​

I guess no one noticed that I'm kind of addicted to animated GIF by now.

Uh Huh Reaction GIF


So I added GIF support to our text editor here:

GIFSupport.png

Aaaaand - go!
 

C.M. Jones

Diamond Member
Dear forum,

I've added two new features to the forum lately:

Profile Enhancement​

You know those threads, we do have a bazillion of them:

Random user #1: Please recommend a good ride cymbal
Random user #2: 20" Zildjian Ping Ride - most awesome cymbal out there!
Random user #3: My 2002 Paiste 22" Classic Power Ride never let me down!
Random user #4: Paiste 22" Rude Power Ride "The Reign" blows everything else out of the water!
Random user #2 Haha Paiste sounds like crap!
Random user #5 It's not the cymbal, it's the drummer!
Random user #6 🤪
Random user #3: Wait - what are you looking for exactly?
Random user #1: I'm playing smooth jazz in silent clubs
Everyone:

Awkward Episode 2 GIF by The Office


One of the major problems with this I detected is that there's no context available. What does the thread starter play/prefer/own? And what about the members giving recommendations? So I came up with a possible solution: There's new custom member fields in your personal profile:
  • Genres (Pop, Rock, Jazz, ...)
  • Setup (1up/2down, ...)
  • Drum tuning (JAW, max. body, jazzy, ...)
  • Snare tuning (JAW, medium tight, ...)
  • Cymbals (dark, bright, fast, ...)
  • Professions (drums, teaching, audio engineering, ...)
I then added this information to the member pop-ups appearing when one hovers over any members name, e.g. the one to the left in each posting. This way you'll get immediate context to a members comment. So I hope to encourage you guys to fill out these new profile fields to help others in classifying your opinions better. This is how it appears:

View attachment 118024

Next one is...

GIF Support​

I guess no one noticed that I'm kind of addicted to animated GIF by now.

Uh Huh Reaction GIF


So I added GIF support to our text editor here:

View attachment 118025

Aaaaand - go!
Thanks for all your efforts to improve our interactions here. The changes you've implemented are very informative. I've filled out the new fields as appropriate.
 

Ghede

Active Member
I like it!

Can I suggest 1 thing, though?

Within the professions (although I would perhaps rebrand them like "proficiencies"), I would add extra percussions like marimba, cajon, etc.
 

Supergrobi

Technical Supervisor
Staff member
I like it!

Can I suggest 1 thing, though?

Within the professions (although I would perhaps rebrand them like "proficiencies"), I would add extra percussions like marimba, cajon, etc.
Thanks a lot!
 

BGDurham

Well-known Member
I wonder what the interrater reliability coefficient would be for the Cymbals categories. But I like it!
 

Xstr8edgtnrdrmrX

Diamond Member
awesome!!! will be filling that out right now!! I love stuff like this!!
 
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Jeremy Bender

Platinum Member
Comment context (subject to the recipient's interpretation) I think should be helped by this enhancement.

Gif's? Well, that may require robust moderation before they become a minefield of controversy.
 
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Supergrobi

Technical Supervisor
Staff member
Nice work as always!
Season 4 Midge Maisel GIF by Amazon Prime Video
is there a way to
light turn off GIF by Alexis Tapia
auto-play on gifs? When I'm on my
Phone Barney GIF
, I often have next to
Marketing Hacking GIF by Giflytics
, so the site becomes
Snail GIF by MotoGP
and all those gifs quickly
Hungry Nom Nom GIF by DINOSALLY
my monthly MB contingent.
Unfortunately not. Those animations are just images containing multiple frames, not videos being able to be played/paused/stopped.

Gif's? Well, that may require robust moderation before they become a minefield of controversy.
On one hand animated GIF have been used on this forum previously, it just got a bit more convenient now. On the other I'd say written words tend to contain much more explosive potential than GIF, while the moderating staff on this forum is doing an awesome job as of yet.
 
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