said 10 months ago:
Yeah, I knew I needed to do this along… but hey… there’s never enough time, right?
I’m a voracious reader and type very fast when writing or responding to forums, because that’s my brain talking through my fingers… but… typing into a database is an eye-memory-hand coordination event that sloooooooooowss me down to a snail’s pace, makes me keep my arthritic neck stiff facing one direction constantly (can’t do it too long or I’ll get a migraine, nerves get pinched, and can’t feel my fingers)… so I try NEVER to do repetitive database typing tasks.
Just dangy… Is there any way to make the directory list 100 on a page instead of 20? Or separate it into A-B-C-D pages instead of consecutive constantly changing pages? I mean it doesn’t help to remember what page someone was on, because more members are added daily, which pushes your friend or contact back to a higher numbered page.
I mean… would that be very difficult to set up… memory intensive… any different than it is now… or even possible?
Fixing that would DEFINITELY encourage more contacts, interaction, and forum discussion than the way it is now. I can’t tell you how many times I read something in the forums and then try to find someone I KNOW would want to be involved in that discussion, but them I’m stopped cold because of the lack of a good finding system.
When I used to hover my mouse over someone’s picture, I seem to remember that it allowed me to somehow send a PM right then and there. It also had there name or there @ name on it. But at some point, I’m thinking around March when my computer crashed and lots of changes happened on SME, my ability to hover, get the name, and send an email ceased to exist. I can still click on someone’s picture and it takes me to their profile page and then I can send an email, but that works ONLY if they are on the LeaderBoard or the active members board below it where I can see their picture, IF I happen to be online when they are.
Long story short, I think we’re all losing out on a lot of interaction and networking opportunities, simply because we don’t have a more accessible name directory. OR the ability to download it… which I don’t think any site really allows.
So, is this something that can be done easily/affordable on SME’s end? Is there some kind of Buddy Press switch that could be flipped that could make our networking attempts a bit easier?
Robin Carlisle@supereb @warrenveach @uwesiebel