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How to Customise your MRC User Profile
« on: November 30, 2014, 11:44:24 AM »
The new forum has a great deal more you can customise than the old forum. For instance, as well as adding a custom avatar, you can easily add “buttons” below your avatar to link directly to your social media sites, such as;
•   Facebook
•   MySpace
•   Twitter
•   Google+
•   LinkedIn
•   Youtube
•   DevianArt
•   Pinterest
You can also add a custom title (Full Members only) that will display under your username on every post. See "MRC Factotum" user my username to the left of this post as an example.

To make changes to your profile, hover over the “Profile” link at the top of the page, then select “Forum Profile” to see what you can add and modify. Personalise your profile to make it easy for people to link to your Social Media page and the like. Click on the buttons below “My Links:” over on the left-hand side, below my avatar to see how this works.
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Re: How to Customise your MRC User Profile
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2014, 02:49:31 PM »
Thanks Malcolm,

A couple of quick questions:

What do we put in for Facebook? It says user name but that won't be unique?
How do I remove MSN Messenger? It's appearing on my posts but I can't see it in my profile and it has a really old address I don't use anymore.
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Re: How to Customise your MRC User Profile
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2014, 03:04:21 PM »
You were only a "space away" Ann  :)

Users just need to go to their FB home page and note what appears after www.facebook.com/     in the url address bar (typically their name, but if mot unique, may have some numbers) - just copy and paste that into the user profile and that's it, simples. In your case it was "annhowlett", you'd typed into your profile "Ann Howlett", so just the space away  :)

I've fixed yours now  ;)
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Re: How to Customise your MRC User Profile
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2014, 03:46:33 PM »
MSN link fixed for you Ann  :)

If anyone else finds an "errant" MSN link then the reason is (I think) that the conversion from the old forum to the new one took this information from the old user profile and automatically placed it into new one. BUT, the new forum is configured (by default) NOT to display MSN settings in the user profile, so it's hidden. and so the converted MSN data can't be changed by the user. However, as an Admin, the MSN facilty can be turned on to reveal the MSN details in a user profile, where they can be deleted or edited. Having done that, I turned MSN back off...

I never used MSN, but I believe it's now defunct, as Microsoft bought Skype and rolled MSN functionality onto the Skype platform? However, I could be wrong, if MSN is still used, I can switch MSN back "on" so users can add the button and edit their MSN details
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Re: How to Customise your MRC User Profile
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2014, 04:00:48 PM »
This is a bit off topic but could we get some direct link to page that can pack photos to smaller size. I thought that it can be done in photobucket but I quess I was wrong. I´n not good with computers so I´m always fighting with that problem.
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Re: How to Customise your MRC User Profile
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2014, 04:17:02 PM »
Thanks Malcolm (need thumbs up smilie  ;))

Yeah I think I got in first to get my name on Facebook - bit of a pain if I need to change it though.  ;) ;)

I'll have to ask Mr Microsoft about MSN - I've certainly not used it for a number of years.
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Re: How to Customise your MRC User Profile
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2014, 08:00:25 PM »
I've checked and MSN (replaced by Windows Live) is no more. I spent hours on that back in the pre-social media days.
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Re: How to Customise your MRC User Profile
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2014, 11:18:10 PM »
What is the Karma score thingy???

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Re: How to Customise your MRC User Profile
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2014, 11:34:38 PM »
It's a way to say either "TY" to members who have been helpful (+1 Karma) or "FO" to members who have been useless (-1 Karma).

I guess it's just a silly thing that came with the forum. Harmless enough.
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Re: How to Customise your MRC User Profile
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2014, 11:36:51 PM »
Gosh, your karma is looking good there Grant  ;) :)
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Re: How to Customise your MRC User Profile
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2014, 07:12:33 AM »
I'm actually shocked my karma isn't maxed out TBH as I'm always helpful

Just experimented to find the max   ;)
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Re: How to Customise your MRC User Profile
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2014, 10:03:22 AM »
Thanks, won't stay that high for long!!

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Re: How to Customise your MRC User Profile
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2014, 12:22:03 PM »
Just checking the negative karma system works too Grant  :13: :0012394:
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Re: How to Customise your MRC User Profile
« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2014, 06:07:08 PM »
Thanks..... damned bullies

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Re: How to Customise your MRC User Profile
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2014, 09:31:10 AM »
I cant get my facebook and youtube link to work :)

Anyways, just noticed that my private mail inbox is empty??? There is some messages in sent messages though...
Weird...
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