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Suggestion: Menu Item on Main Page - "UserCP" Link

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hotdjdave

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I have a suggestion (or request) to add a menu item on the main page.

On the main page, http://www.radioreference.com, on the left side, under "Menu," I would like to suggest that "User CP" (User Control Panel - http://mail.radioreference.com/forums/usercp.php - also called "Forums Profile") be added to the links. I am not sure under what category this would be, but I think "General" would be most appropriate.

As it is now, to get to the User CP from the main page, you first have to click the "Forums" link and then click "User CP" link to get to the User Control Panel.

I ask this because normally, the first place I want to go to after going to the main page is to the User CP. Maybe not everyone does this, but it gives me the information I want, such as who has responded to the forum threads I am following, any new Private Messages, etc.

Of course, this is only possible if you have your computer set to automatically log you into RR, as I do; else you would have to first log in before you could access any RR user links requiring membership login.

Respectfully submitted.




For information only, I think the HTML code to be added to make this possible would be:
HTML:
<TR onMouseOver="this.style.background='#C0C0C0'" onMouseOut="this.style.background='#ffffff'" style="cursor:pointer;cursor:hand" onclick="window.location.href='usercp.php'"><TD><img src=images/oarrow.gif BORDER=0> <a href="usercp.php">UserCP</a></TD></TR>
Edit: Added: * or possibly with a "?" at the end of the usercp.php string, e.g. "usercp.php?" - I'm not sure.
 
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Interesting. I think I've only gone to the user CP about a half-dozen times, and that was just to get to the areas to change my sig and avatar.

I always hit the "view new threads" immediately after logging on.
 

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You know the one thing I see that might be problem (I don't know, just suspect) is that the UserCP is part of the forums and the Main Page is not. So if you were not signed into the forums, what is the result when you request the UserCP page? I would guess some sort of error, but I guess (again I don't know) that you could be directed to the sign-in page.
 

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loumaag said:
You know the one thing I see that might be problem (I don't know, just suspect) is that the UserCP is part of the forums and the Main Page is not. So if you were not signed into the forums, what is the result when you request the UserCP page? I would guess some sort of error, but I guess (again I don't know) that you could be directed to the sign-in page.
My brower, FireFox, saves all my log-in info. I don't have to sign in to most most web sites, including RR. So this would not be an issue for me, and I suspect, most others. Good point, though.
 

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hotdjdave said:
My brower, FireFox, saves all my log-in info. I don't have to sign in to most most web sites, including RR. So this would not be an issue for me, and I suspect, most others. Good point, though.
As you say it is not an issue with (I suspect) most users; however, there are a number of users who sign out every time they leave the site, perhaps they are on "public" machines or for some other reason. In any case I just wanted to mention it.
 

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you would be prompted to log on.

What i might do is add a "Forums Profile" link on the front page side link... just be patient.. I've got a lot of high priority things happening right now, and this hasn't been one of them. I'm sorry.

I've got a tremendous amount of development things going on the back end right now... ;-)
 

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blantonl said:
you would be prompted to log on.

What i might do is add a "Forums Profile" link on the front page side link... just be patient.. I've got a lot of high priority things happening right now, and this hasn't been one of them. I'm sorry.

I've got a tremendous amount of development things going on the back end right now... ;-)
Take your time Bro.....so far the updates have all been great, looking forward to more.
 
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