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kwzh

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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2011 6:56:22 PM

It's been stated in the past that the inability for a user to change home site via the member preferences page or the profile page is intentional. If that's still true, I'm OK with it. But, I'd like to suggest that one or both of those pages should explicitly address the issue, since that's where people are very likely to *look* for such a feature.

Concrete suggestion: Change the member preferences and/or profile page to have an area with a header of "Home site". This area should list the member's current home site (e.g., "TwinCitiesGasPrices.com"), as permanent text rather than a text box. Instead of a button or menu to change it, it should be followed by the text "You cannot change your home site manually. To request a moderator to change it for you, click here <link to Inbox page, or Contact Us page>".
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scoutmaster
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2013 5:08:04 PM

Thanks Don. And since Caboosey bumped a topic that was dormant for over a year this topic should be closed.
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Don
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2013 1:05:21 PM

I've added a new FAQ under the Miscellaneous section, it can be viewed here

-Don
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kwzh
Champion Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 4:59:21 AM

> That should also be explained somewhere, perhaps in the FAQ.

It is.
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jrsva
Champion Author Virginia

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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 11:50:26 PM

“How can I change my Home site?” is one of the more common topics posted in TBTU. It usually gets a quick answer from a member but it would make much more sense to provide this info as Kwzh suggests. Another common question is, “How do I get my profile page to show my town, not just my state?” I wondered the same thing when I first joined. That should also be explained somewhere, perhaps in the FAQ.

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TxJeans
Champion Author Tampa

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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 11:16:39 AM

Once again, I agree with kwzh for a well thought out change.

And, while at it, there should be a link to "What's New" under "HOME". Or somewhere more obvious than under HELP. I don't think to go to HELP to find announcements -- though, I suspect that this area is also going to slip back into oblivion again.
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GoGoGoodyear
Champion Author Los Angeles

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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2013 1:11:14 AM


Currently the Home Site link in the Member's Profile page (just right of the profile picture) is just a link to the area home page for that member which is rather useless and redundant since clicking on the Home link in the top menu does the same thing. Maybe it should lead to a message instructing the member how to request a change of their home site instead.
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Caboosey
Rookie Author Florida

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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2013 9:12:30 PM

It would be nice improvement to be able to change your "Home Site" when a user has moved locations to be able to change "Home Site".

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CampKohler
Champion Author Sacramento

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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2011 2:55:05 PM

No, absolutely not. Things should be murky or hazy if not down right hard to figure out. Transparency is evil. No, wait... I re-read your suggestion and I totally agree.

I'm fine now.
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