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    @henrywright
    Unfortunately no updates. The wireframes have been done for a while, but I don’t believe a decision has been taken.

    @ciromanigrasso
    Please visit and chime in at
    https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4132 and https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5583

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    @sooskriszta

    if this part of the core functionality (and the chat as well), then so much the better.

    I agree. And if you do feel that way, you should go say so at the Trac ticket https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4126

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    @ricardo_s

    2. Profile header to show more info of use at a glance (much like what is shown on buddypress homepage that showcases James Jacoby’s profile header)

    Check out and chime in: https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4126

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    @sooskriszta

    Doesn’t 2.0 have the functionality you need?

    https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5374

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    @sooskriszta

    Doh!

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    @sooskriszta

    I would prefer a field-by-field switch a la https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/787 as opposed to a blanked on/off.

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    @sooskriszta

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    @sooskriszta

    Thanks Henry

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    @sooskriszta

    This is really something for s2s to address.

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    @sooskriszta

    Hmm…for some reason, looks like my reply was not posted.

    I tried the code. But for some reason it seems that instead of being executed, the code appears as text on the site :-(

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    Thanks, @shanebp

    Will try and report back.

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    @sooskriszta

    Wow… that’s a lot of work (changing every mention of the word “group” in the po file one by one)! Even with that poedit program, it was a tedious and time consuming task because there was no “find and replace” functionality and with a text editor (I use TextPad), you have to be sure not to rename any file names. There needs to be s a simpler way.

    Wait till you realize that all your .po file changes will be lost the moment you update Buddypress.

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    Ok, looks like the iron’s hot https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/query?group=status&milestone=2.1 , so while the core team is enjoying a pizza and relishing a job well done (2.0), sneak in your wishlist…this appears to be a short cycle…

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    @sooskriszta

    @johnjamesjacoby Rocking photo. Love it!

    What are your top 5 feature requests for 2.0?

    @sooskriszta – do you mean 2.1?

    @henrywright Yup! Damn you, autocorrect.

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    @xr4v3nx Yeah the dropdown js while cool doesn’t quite cut it.

    Shall we start a pool? I would be happy to pay a small fee to help the developer get started on this.

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    @im4th Honestly, I don’t see why BP Media should be involved since:
    1. They are not even close to being the top media plugin for BP. rtMedia is (source http://mercime.github.io/buddyPress-2014-survey-results/index.html)
    2. By their own admission, they have taken so many manhours to build simple functionality that it seems their approach is almost prohibitive for BP core team.

    I think we should look to work more closely with rtMedia, who have built in a very short period of time a much more feature-rich and popular option than BP Media.

    Also, I strongly feel we should leverage the media management capability that is already built into WordPress.

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    @henrywright i agree with you on that definitely, but adding some functionality that some plugins offer as built into buddypress would also help because your adding less weight from these plugins too no?

    @mcpeanut I am probably the person that asks most often for stuff to be included in the core. However I beg to differ with you on this as a general principle.

    I think you are right – if everything I need is in the core then the install will probably be faster than having a barebones core and 500 different plugins that I need to achieve the functionality I need. With you on that.

    Problem is: everyone’s “needs” may be different. That’s why WordPress and BuddyPress are extensible systems. If there are 500 features in the core and I need only 50 and the core is slower because of that, then I would be one of the people complaining about “bloat”.

    So, it’s essentially akin to drawing a line in the sand and hoping you get to the goldilocks area: a core that’s not so bare as to not be useful and not so bloated as to be inflexible or noticeably slow.

    I think there are 3 (relatively) objective tests that the developers can employ when considering whether to include a feature in the core:

    • Will the feature be useful for (or used by) a sizable majority (60%+) of users
      e.g. media management capability
    • Will the feature be used by only a significant minority (5%+) but is mission-critical for those who use it
      Mission-critical is defined as a feature without which the whole premise of the site of community (that uses the feature) will fall apart. e.g. activity widgets, facebook likebox, Genesis connect etc are not mission-critical but multisite, multilingual and hierarchical groups are
    • Do we need the feature for strategic reasons
      i.e. for marketing, competitive or usability reasons, e.g. new user activation workflow revamp
      Passing any one test should put the feature on the roadmap. If multiple tests are passed, it should be a priority.
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    @mercime P.S. In the survey results you’ve posted http://mercime.github.io/buddyPress-2014-survey-results/index.html (awesome job by the way), when 62.31% people list Responsive and 41.33% list Responsive, mobile-first as their Preferred BP Theme Features, to which specific aspect do you think they are referring?

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    @buddyboss no inevitability there. Check out many responsive table solutions http://css-tricks.com/responsive-data-table-roundup/

    @mercime C’mon! Even Chris Coyier (the first ever to try making a table responsive and author of the article you have linked) himself admits that there is no good solution to make tables responsive. The article essentially lists a bunch of hacks that people have tried in order to somehow make the table layout somewhat work on small screens. Nobody cares that much for tablets (yet) but mobile screens are becoming more important every day. And tables are not suitable for mobile devices (there might be task-specific hacks, but there is no general-purpose solution). We can’t stay in denial about this for very long.

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    @sooskriszta

    admin editable fields for groups. Basically the exact same thing as xprofile fields but for groups. This is the kind of thing that makes more sense in core than a plugin.

    I second that.

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    Better customisation options of the activity stream: ie to be able to define a set of “or” filters for content type, and who. So (with plugin support) I can define a feed to include things from “me or friends or followers” showing “topics and topic replies and posts and new users” (and ideally be able to have a permalink to this with no other fluff on display). The current activity feed selectors are a mess and don’t provide what most people want to see.

    There are about 50-75 Premium BuddyPress themes online for sale and 99% of them have the same activity stream page-layout. While all those premium theme developers can do lots of customization to all other pages the activity stream is like Twitter’s Bootstrap to BuddyPress it always tells you it’s a BuddyPress website without looking at the code.

    The reason all those themes activity look alike is because previously it was a nightmare to create something that wasn’t derivative of bp-default and it’s heavy-handed javascript. This is not the case anymore.

    In other words, this issue has already been fixed. Now it is upto the theme developers to customize the feed aesthetics to their hearts’ content.

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