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Member Number?

Bryan Hughes
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Joined: Feb 16, 2004
Posts: 10
Unless I'm missing something, my member number isn't displayed in the "My Profile" page. As a result, I'm unable to search for my posts based upon message number (since I have no way of knowing it...outside of posting a new message).

Would it be possible to display that value as part of the general profile?
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Joined: May 26, 2003
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Bryan,
It is in the general profile. (yours is #66978)

I clicked on the first icon (the one with a smiley face and a question mark) to find that out.


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Marilyn de Queiroz
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It is also displayed every time you post something -- just under your status.

Bryan Hughes
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Member # 66978


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Bryan Hughes
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Joined: Feb 16, 2004
Posts: 10
Thanks Jeanne. That was the answer I was looking for. I didn't want to rely on posting to find my number.
Bryan Hughes
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Joined: Feb 16, 2004
Posts: 10
Actually, disregard my previous post. Both of the suggestions above only work if the person has an easily found post. I don't post very often, so locating a post of mine can be difficult.

IMO, I should be able to click on the "My Profile" link at the top of the page and then see my Member Number displayed in the "View/Update Profile" page. If that isn't option, how about providing the ability to search by member name rather than member number?
[ March 21, 2005: Message edited by: Bryan Hughes ]
Carol Enderlin
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Joined: Oct 10, 2000
Posts: 1364
I can get to my member number and recent posts without posting, but it takes a few clicks.

My Profile - View/Update Profile -

then scroll down and hit your name link:
Profile last updated by [my name this is a link] (March 21, 2004)

voil´┐Ż, there's my number and a link to my recent posts.
[ March 21, 2005: Message edited by: Carol Enderlin ]
Bryan Hughes
Greenhorn

Joined: Feb 16, 2004
Posts: 10
That's a kluge. If the board administrators would like us to have the ability to search upon member number to find posts, they should make it easily accessible from within the profile page.
Eric Pascarello
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We really do not have control over this forum software.

Eric
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Originally posted by Bryan Hughes:
IMO, I should be able to click on the "My Profile" link at the top of the page and then see my Member Number displayed in the "View/Update Profile" page. If that isn't option, how about providing the ability to search by member name rather than member number?

Note that you can use Google to search JavaRanch too. Go to advanced search and limit your domain to "javaranch.com". Google has a very powerful search interface
Bryan Hughes
Greenhorn

Joined: Feb 16, 2004
Posts: 10
Originally posted by Eric Pascarello:
We really do not have control over this forum software.

Eric
I run my own site, so I can relate. However, the InfoPop board does not include the ability to search by member number (at least the demo version on the site does not include this feature). As such, it leads me to believe that someone did edit the board at one point. Plus, isn't this site managed by software developers? I'm sure making this change would not be difficult.

Regardless, if it can't be done, I'll drop it. I figured this would be something that would be helpful to everyone that comes here, so I decided to post my suggestion. Keep up the good work!
[ March 22, 2005: Message edited by: Bryan Hughes ]
Pauline McNamara
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Another option, if you're looking for a recent post, is to go to the profile you get by clicking on the icon of a post. On that page you get a link called View Recent Posts. It's over on the right. Not a search, and you still have to find your post, but it will get you a list of 50 recent posts.
[ March 23, 2005: Message edited by: Pauline McNamara ]
Marilyn de Queiroz
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However, the InfoPop board does not include the ability to search by member number (at least the demo version on the site does not include this feature). As such, it leads me to believe that someone did edit the board at one point. Plus, isn't this site managed by software developers? I'm sure making this change would not be difficult.

It was included when we purchased the UBB upgrade from InfoPop.

We seem to run into unexpected side effects when we begin to edit stuff in UBB. Besides, we've been looking into changing to a java-based board, so why spend time and effort into the old stuff?
 
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