I have a problem with a privacy violation issue in this as currently implemented and hope you will turn that aspect off.
Discovered when I clicked on the profile link to some COTH user who posted and was new to me, that not only did that person's public profile page note that it had been visited, but that my username as a visitor was added to their public profile page!
I do not wish others to see who has visited my public profile page nor do I wish to have my visits logged either for the public or for whomever I might be curious to learn more about.
It is a public profile page supposedly there to facilitate communication and sharing to be seen by anyone without creating the raft of questions that having visitor names on display can raise.
The privacy abuse issue that sank MySpace was the sharing of whoever was visiting another member's public profile. One of the few things FB has managed to get right and keep right was making visits to public information like that not subject to second or third party scrutiny. I believe the same is true for G+ but it has no critical mass so I've not used my G+ account enough to know for sure.
This 'feature' really needs to go away.
Separately, while FB and G+ allow friend lists to be displayed, they also allows users to choose not to display them to anyone. It appears there's no choice here. Which means I don't plan to have any COTH "friends" as long as there's no apparent choice about displaying them. What was wrong with the old Buddy List implementation? COTH isn't supposed to be a FB/G+ social network clone, it's a horse and riding forum.
What's on the Public Profile Page?
The public profile lists information about the member under the 'About Me' tab. It also includes statistical information, such as the number of posts they have made and their registration date. This information is shown under the 'Statistics' tab.
Other information includes a list of Friends (?), their profile picture (if set by the member), and a list of members who have recently visited the profile page.[/I]
If I knew what I were doing, why would I take lessons?
"Things should be as simple as possible, but no simpler." - Einstein
I think this is intentional - larger ads and narrower text space. I've viewed on three different browsers and the columns seem the same to me.
I tend to think it's not intentional. Once I'm in a thread, the single column is not squashed. It's as if the multiple columns on forum pages are set to limited width, but no word wrap so words and dates/times cut off to the right.
LOL, the Public Profile page now works like other forums that I am on, COTH used to kind of stand out as being one that didn't show who had been looking at your profile. For me it is a non issue, I presume that people are just trying to get some back ground on a poster. No one is going to see anything riveting on mine, but it is very useful when trying to determine if we are dealing with a troll, or a genuine novice asking odd questions
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div id content-area to 125% fixes the navigation-by-page-id issue but overruns the ad blocks on the right. If you can increase the Forum block and shift it left a couple hundred pixels, it'll look a lot cleaner :=)
I am seeing overwriting at the top of the page. The Search is overwriting the Post reply and on the next line by the View First Unread the right side where it shows x of y posts and tools, they
are overwriting as well. My sys admin (husband) says this is likely because he reconfigured my home system to display larger print to accomodate my aging eyesight. I am running Iceweasel on a debian version of Linux here.