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Profile Status Updates Are a Go

Posted by Kim on December 23, 2020, 9:00am

It's finally here! Let all your friends know that you're out of town for the week without spamming the forums or needing to write individual PMs.

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To post your first status update, go to your own profile and look for this link:

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Click "post status" and you'll be presented with a textbox in which you can type your update. Once posted, it'll show up on your profile and in their notifications stream.

Status updates are ephemeral; once you change your status, all old ones are deleted. If you post a "blank" status update, it will remove your current status and set you back to not having one. (Even "deleted" statuses can still be accessed by mods in an emergency, so make sure you are complying with the guidelines for public areas of the site in your status update. Nothing mean or naughty, please!)


Not interested in seeing status updates from your friends? You can adjust your notifications feed like this:

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Uncheck "Status updates" on your Personal Notifications Settings page

Are you someone who only plays on anonymous characters and are not sure how user status updates will help you tell your friends you're taking a break from RP? You're right, it won't! You may wish to utilize the character journal feature instead. :)

Comments

caeneus

December 29, 2020
2:12pm

Look at all these neat features! Site looks great, Kim

Kim

December 28, 2020
9:33am

@BleedingPascal - That was a very valid concern! Many feature additions turn into a balancing act between competing needs and concerns, and this one was no different. One of the things that took the longest in producing it was just deciding how it ought to work because of all those different things to balance! :) I'm glad most people seem to feel I've struck a good or at least okay balance this time. :) <3

BleedingPascal

December 27, 2020
10:13am

Amazing! I was a bit afraid that some users with lots of active friends (that means "Not me", because I don't have lots of friends, hehe) might get spammed with status updates, but good to see you thought about that and made an option to turn it off. ;) You're a super-admin!

ChaosRain16

December 25, 2020
8:28am

Just learned about it today! Thanks for the feature, Kim!

Shinyrainbowlithogra

December 24, 2020
8:34pm

Brilliant!

Kim

December 24, 2020
1:44pm

I'm enjoying all the Santa and snowflake emojis suddenly populating my homepage ;)

EndPhase

December 24, 2020
1:39pm

This is very useful. Thanks for the update.

Vozhad

December 23, 2020
1:01pm

It can be very useful indeed.

Aydra

December 23, 2020
12:33pm

Loving the new feature <3

Rogue-Scribe

December 23, 2020
11:19am

Nice! I noted the status yesterday but it looks like a lot more in the settings!

Kim

December 23, 2020
11:06am

I'm so glad you all like it so far! <3

Redrose

December 23, 2020
11:00am

Omg thank you so much! Super useful and kind of cute. What a wonderful Christmas gift. ❤️

Avitrathephoenix

December 23, 2020
9:19am

A feature which can both be useful and a way to goof around making weird in-jokes with friends? Hecc yes!

Seriously though, being able to just kinda.... let people know if something's going on is super useful, and I bet people will be remarkably creative with the utility aspect, too. ^v^

Winters_Fury

December 23, 2020
9:10am

YAS! SO MUCH YAS! Thank you a ton, Kim! Keep being fabulous, please!

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SpiritHero

December 23, 2020
9:08am

Thank youuu!

Cookiesareyummie

December 23, 2020
9:05am

This new feature is amazing i luv it!