New Site Features: Bios and Buddy Lists
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 22, 2006 - 23:54
Several folks asked me to let them set up a bio for their user accounts at Comixpedia. I've added some fields to everyone's user accounts that should let you put in some basic information about yourself, including where you're at in the world (personally I'm curious about our community of readers here). If there are other types of information people want let me know and I'll consider adding to this.
After logging in go to your My Account page and click "edit" and then click "member information". On that page you'll see input fields for name, location, URLs and bio. All of that will show up on your My Account page (which all of your posts and comments are linked to).
I also added a "buddy list" function (we need a better name for that? how about My Comixster?) that lets you add other users on the site to your "buddy list". The buddy list gives you a page with a list of your buddies (as well as those who've picked you as a buddy) and a list of your buddies' recent posts. I think this could be useful but I'd like feedback on it.
After logging in you'll see a link to my buddylist in the upper righthand menu. To add people to your buddy list you need to find their user account page and there should be a link on it to add them as your buddy. Clicking on your My Buddylist page gives you a list of buddies, posts, etc. (I also added a block listing recent posts from buddies - its on the lower left corner of the site.)
Two more things - you can enable a Contact Me page for yourself here at Comixpedia. (Here's mine) Just go to your My Account page and click "edit" and down at the bottom you need to check the box next to "Personal Contact Form". Down there you can also change the time zone here at the site for your account.