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How can I see a list of all my posts in this forum? [Using Workaround]

  • Avatar of frank thirteen
    frank thirteen
    Member

    @frank13

    None of the member tabs seem to work here — activity, forums etc. I can’t even find out how to mark a topic as a favorite.

    I would like to get a list of all my posts so I can track them. Is that possible in this forum?

    Thanks.

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  • Avatar of Roger Coathup
    Roger Coathup
    Participant

    @rogercoathup

    @frank13 — unfortunately those standard forum features aren’t available on this site, so it’s very difficult to track anything, and questions often get re-asked, and re-answered.

    Not sure why the site hasn’t been updated to use e.g. the bbPress plugin @johnjamesjacoby

    Avatar of frank thirteen
    frank thirteen
    Member

    @frank13

    Yeah, it’s very annoying, discouraging and a deterrent to want to use it. Thanks @RogerCoathup

    Avatar of candy2012
    candy2012
    Member

    @candy2012

    the guys who programmed BP seem to need a “how to use” tutorial for their own site :P

    Avatar of neononcon
    neononcon
    Member

    @neononcon

    Makes no sense and is preventing the community from pushing forward!

    Avatar of @mercime
    @mercime
    Keymaster

    @mercime

    @frank13 @neononcon just go to your profile here at buddypress.org and change “Name (required)” profile field to something other than your username.

    Avatar of frank thirteen
    frank thirteen
    Member

    @frank13

    Ok @mercime … I went to Edit My Profile and changed my profile name to “test” Now what do I need to do to see all the posts I have made?

    Avatar of Asynaptic
    Asynaptic
    Participant

    @synaptic

    I asked this exact same question – this is obviously an important issue for people, who knows how many other times it has been brought up (and ignored) – can the developers please address it?!

    one of the best ways to develop something is “eating your own dogfood” but the corollary to that idea is the continuous improvement of the “dogfood” because you are being forced to eat it.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eating_your_own_dog_food

    for some weird reason that just doesn’t apply to buddypress! we’re stuck eating dogfood… lol

    can we please combine testbp.org and buddypress.org and implement these “dogfood” improvements please?

    http://www.webpagetest.org/result/120713_2S_3T0/1/details/

    another VERY annoying factor is the horrible hosting for buddypress.org – the load time is horrendous! throw on a caching plugin, I dunno, heard of varnish? use a CDN or maybe just switch hosts? there are many affordable hosting solutions that would provide for much faster load times

    thank you

    Avatar of Asynaptic
    Asynaptic
    Participant

    @synaptic

    @frank13 I followed the instructions of @mercime and changed my “Name (required)” to Asynaptic (from Synaptic)… ??! nothing changed

    I still can’t find a way to see all my posts or replies – the link still just 301′s

    to clarify, going here to attempt to view the topics you’ve started (once logged in):

    http://buddypress.org/community/members/synaptic/forums/topics

    301′s to this URL
    http://buddypress.org/community/members/synaptic/forums/

    ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

    EDIT: apparently you can see a list of yours and others posts/replies here

    http://buddypress.org/community/members/frank13/

    or

    http://buddypress.org/community/members/USERNAME

    But there are 2 caveats, the previous link I provided should show you this since that is what the menu selection says “Forum>Topics Started/Replies/Favorite Topics” but for some reason it doesn’t, go figure (dogfood)

    Second, only the posts and replies that you made after making the “Name (required)” change are shown, anything you may have written previous to the change will not be shown

    Avatar of @modemlooper
    @modemlooper
    Moderator

    @modemlooper

    Change profile name field to something other than login name. Then read this http://buddypress.org/community/groups/miscellaneous/forum/topic/how-to-see-your-own-forum-topics/

    Avatar of frank thirteen
    frank thirteen
    Member

    @frank13

    @modemlooper — did what you suggested…still can’t get at my 16 posts

    Avatar of frank thirteen
    frank thirteen
    Member

    @frank13

    Here’s my workaround:

    http://buddypress.org/community/groups/how-to-and-troubleshooting/forum/?p=1&n=1000

    Then use your browser search feature (Ctrl + F) to search for your name. Primitive but gets me to the place where I want to be…

    Avatar of @mercime
    @mercime
    Keymaster

    @mercime

    @frank13 since you’ve already changed your name field, you just go to your profile’s activity page and see your forum posts http://buddypress.org/community/members/frank13/

    Avatar of frank thirteen
    frank thirteen
    Member

    @frank13

    Well, @mercime — it is getting closer but:

    (1) it only displays 5 of my 22 posts with no mechanism to get to the other 17
    (2) it simply shows me my post topic. It does not show if any replied or what their reply is.

    So my workaround still is better at this time.

    Avatar of Asynaptic
    Asynaptic
    Participant

    @synaptic

    frank, it only displays 5 of 22 because of this (wrote earlier)

    Second, only the posts and replies that you made after making the “Name (required)” change are shown, anything you may have written previous to the change will not be shown

    Avatar of frank thirteen
    frank thirteen
    Member

    @frank13

    Ok, thanks @Asynaptic.

    So it ends up being that my workaround is the only way to see what I need to see.

    Thanks. Maybe this will get fixed someday to make it easier to get the info.

    Avatar of larceniii
    Jason
    Member

    @larceniii

    I’m about to give up on buddypress. They have something great going on, but how many devs are involved?

    It must not be enough, or they need to get some forum people to help ping developers when something is up. Buddypress is good, but it’s so close to being great, and their 1.6 is getting back on a good track again.

    My Question has no replies, and I’ve seen many older posts that are the same way. I wish there were a little more transparency into who does what around here. A “Meet the team” if you will, and a “Join our efforts” page really need to be showcased at the top….

    Avatar of Paul Gibbs
    Paul Gibbs
    Keymaster

    @djpaul

    There are 3 core developers; John James Jacoby, Boone Gorges, and myself. We all read and reply on the forums, but we also have a team of forum moderators who have excellent BuddyPress knowledge: hnla, r-a-y, and mercime. There are many others who regularly help out on the forum. Not everyone knows everything, and if the question is extremely technical or is a “build X feature for me” post, then that person might skip over that forum topic — which is fine.

    Stepping outside the forums, we have a lot of contributions from people writing tutorials, talking about BuddyPress at WordCamps and local meet up groups, people writing patches, writing BuddyPress plugins and themes, submitting/managing bug reports and enhancement ideas, writing and improving documentation on the BuddyPress Codex, writing translations, helping other users in real-time in our IRC channel… and there are probably other areas that I’ve overlooked.

    Lots of people are involved with BuddyPress. Everyone can be involved with BuddyPress. And someone will get to your question as soon as possible; if no-one does, feel free to post a reply on it to bump it to the top of the list after a couple of days.

    Avatar of Asynaptic
    Asynaptic
    Participant

    @synaptic

    Paul, if I may offer a suggestion:

    Combine buddypress.org and testbp.org

    and hopefully that will also resolve the slow loading times that plague buddypress.org (for some strange reason, testbp.org is much snappier)

    Avatar of frank thirteen
    frank thirteen
    Member

    @frank13

    Interesting comment @Asynaptic (although it should probably be in its own topic thread).

    We have been building an intranet site using BuddyPress over the past 3-4 months. We have 40+ members currently piloting it. We are a week or so away from opening it up to our entire organization of 200+ people.

    One of the major issues I have been focused on is site speed and performance. I have been wrestling over and over with it to understanding if it is inherent in BP or has something to do with our server. We host about 60-70 other sites on the server and none of them perform as slowly as BP does.

    I’ve done everything possible including all the recommendations at http://www.buddyboss.com/buddypress-speed-and-performance/

    It runs better, but we still get feedback from the community every now and again on how slow it is loading some of our static pages as well and the dynamic ones.

    Avatar of @modemlooper
    @modemlooper
    Moderator

    @modemlooper

    Did I mention it’s FREE? People spend $5 on a latte. Your getting a full on social platform for zilch. Sorry there are not teams of support. Not really.

    Avatar of Asynaptic
    Asynaptic
    Participant

    @synaptic

    @frank13 the list mentions one of the most powerful ways to speed up any wordpress install:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/w3-total-cache/

    it is a bit of a slog to *properly* select the right features for your particular install but W3 is pretty powerful – just be careful, the plugin is dangerously good – meaning that if you don’t know what you’re doing it can $#&! your site

    my suggestion was for two reasons, I don’t understand why testbp.org exists because that functionality can be performed by buddypress.org

    also, buddypress.org is for some strange reason very slow

    look up your site using this service and see ifyou can find bottlenecks:

    http://www.webpagetest.org/result/120720_0E_TC8/ (3.3 second for testbp.org)

    http://www.webpagetest.org/result/120720_3N_TDF/ (7 second for buddypress.org)

    Avatar of Asynaptic
    Asynaptic
    Participant

    @synaptic

    @modemlooper, I don’t know about anyone else but I appreciate the frack out of wordpress, buddypress and automatic!

    we’re all friends here and have the same interest: how to make WP+ BP even awesomer!

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