Chapter 14. Ten Fun Things for Your Forum Users

In This Chapter

  • Ranking your most active users

  • Displaying user-specific time zones

  • Showing the poster's location

In this chapter, we cover ten fun things to keep in mind for your forum users: everything from updating profiles to letting users rank their favorite posts. Enjoy!

Maintaining Their Profiles

Your users are free to share as much information as they like about themselves with you and other forum users by clicking the My Settings button, which has a gear symbol on it, as shown in Figure 14-1. Some of the interesting options here are the ability to choose an alias and the ability to create a signature that will appear under all of their posts.

The My Settings button allows users to change their profile preferences.

Figure 14.1. The My Settings button allows users to change their profile preferences.

Administrators can see also these settings for all users and more under Forum Administration

The My Settings button allows users to change their profile preferences.

Subscribing to Favorite Forums and Getting Notification of Posts

Users can track all forums that they want to receive an e-mail notification each time someone replies or adds a new thread. For users to do this, they simply need to expand the Tracking/Subscriptions section from within My Settings and expand the Tracking Forum section. After this section is expanded, users can select the check boxes next to each forum they want ...

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