Ability to see forum posts by each user/member
I put this comment in a different thread (oops!) and the Chief Apricot Dmitry said "I totally agree with your point about the usefulness of seeing a particular person's posts and I would appreciate if you could create a thread on this" Thanks Dmitry! Here it is...
It would be useful for us to see posts by each user - like in these WA forums when you click on the user's name and it brings you to a page with a tab that shows all of their posts.
Situations when we would like to see a list of each user's posts would include: when I know I posted something on a particular topic and want to follow up on it (and I forgot to subscribe to the topic) and I can't find it because the forum is large and I don't have time to sort through it all. Or, when I find a particular user's posts more helpful or informative than others, I would like to see what they had to say in their other posts on different topics. Also, we encourage members to be active on our forums and offer a reduced membership fee for a certain amount of participation - tracking this would be much easier if each member had a list of their posts.
Would this be useful to any other WA users?
We see a lot of value in this. We use the directory to drive people to a member's profile but there's no indication on the profile of the content the member has contributed to the community.
Thanks for your comment and sorry for a late response.
I have added your request to our analysis queue but unfortunately this is not going to fit into 2011.
Here are my current thoughts:
1) Member should be able to review his own thread and comments in his own profile
2) Other members (and probably public users) should be able to member's recent comments and new threads in his public profile (if he allows to do this?)
3) Admin should be able to easily view communication history for any member (on member contact details screen, probably a separate tab for this)
This would also be useful for us. Helps us target our audience better.