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#1 tonami

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:33 PM

I love Friends function of IPB, and I have a feeling that it's not really a "friendship", someone add you like friend and you just become friends! My first question is there anyway to require an approval when someone add friend as default function?

I think a function like Follow a member (become a Fan, a follower...) will make IPB much more social, so members can follow any update of people they follow. Also they can see who follow them. And a member when he add someone as friend, if not accepted, he still can follow him/her to see updates.


What do you think about this function?
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#2 AlexMc

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:19 AM

I would love this feature.

#3 Cheapy

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 12:07 AM

Me too.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 03:22 AM

And me... I am trying to market my site as a social network for like-minded people rather than as a forum and this would make the argument more compelling.
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#5 Powerboat

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 06:15 AM

Great idea!

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#6 lucasbytegenius

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 02:49 PM

Sounds like XenForo.

I like the idea though :)

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 03:13 PM

Absolutely brilliant. Love this idea too.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 04:44 PM

As long as it isn't bulky. Like a friend's activity tab in your profile and an off option for admins. It doesn't really add much though, I always select a user and view their content.
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#9 Gaffney

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 07:56 PM

This sounds good, then there can be a tabbed application for it where the members you follow activity is out in a facebook timeline/twitter style. You can see how many followers you have and how many people you follow.
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#10 Dmacleo

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 08:00 PM

I thought there was mod for this (thought I saw it for 3.14 ,maybe?) some time back but cannot find now.
was it maybe named social groups or something?
iirc it expanded on what IP has and maybe would meet the needs.
just cannot find it now.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 10:10 PM

Maybe a mod or enhancement to status updates?
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#12 Telemacus2

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 04:11 AM

That's an awesome suggestion, Tonami, I'd love that too!

Empower the "friendship" concept in ipb!
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#13 SubStrider

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:50 PM

At least the users will be able to relate to it and use it more if it is implemented in the suggested manner. Everyone knows twitter, hardly anyone knows Friends feature in IPB.
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Posted 09 April 2012 - 02:45 AM

I would love this too.
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Posted 15 April 2012 - 10:05 PM

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 12:46 AM

FYI yes, there is an option to require approval before users are friends. Additionally IP.Content can use meber feed blocks that only display the information of user's friends. So these kinds of things are viable though IP.Content in the event that these features aren't added to IPB.
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 02:35 AM

I'm all for it! good idea :)
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 04:03 PM

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:11 PM

Great suggestion.
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:28 PM

This could be done like a new My Friends Updates button.

Get>my followed friends>display friends status updates, recent posts/topics, etc.

All that needs to be done is pull the rights codes and put them in the right output area based in if you "follow" them.
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