Question re Contact Information in User Profile

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Question re Contact Information in User Profile

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Hello, while working on my user profile, I noticed that where you can enter in your contact information on various places like youtube and facebook seems to be somewhat outdated.

For example you have ICQ, is it even still around?.

And you have not added any of the new messengers like Discord, and Line.

Is there a reason for this?. Just curious.
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We are upgrading to the newest software version soon so maybe they will amend these options.

If you do not want to use them - don't. :)

Or maybe join the phpBB Tech team and convince them to write new code to have them exactly as you claim they need to be. 30 Million phpBB boards have them, and it has not caused any issues I'd suggest.

Maybe add an Avatar to your profile instead of wondering aloud why others options exist. THAT requirement still is valid for new members. :mrgreen:

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It's free and it's standard software, accept it for what it is.

You can send direct messages by email to any member and you can address technical or administrative problems to the admin team by email, maybe in reply to your welcome email.

It's worked well for years and is working better than ever now.

As for Discord we have enough of that without introducing it :lol: and I've never head of that or Line.

A quick check reveals that among phpbb users opinion is divided as to whether Discord is any use, given constant development which requires matching on phpbb. As I assume it requires other parties to be involved; most of us seem to be content with what we have - no Facebook, limited WhatsApp etc, and emails here.
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Re: Question re Contact Information in User Profile

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Yep, I understand. It is real hard to include everything. Was just curious.
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