Add a "curated personal learning" page for users

So, when the user pressed the Feature On Profile button, they would be prompted to choose an icon, and text?

That would be totally sweet.

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I would default to some sort of generic icon, but yeah that is my thinking.

This mildly ties in to another thing that we have now in like 3 places I think I talked to @joffreyjaffeux before. We have no picker for font awesome icons.

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I think this is a good idea, but should be done as a second step, as it’s much more complicated.

Mark’s first version will work for most people and doesn’t need a custom picker for example.

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A picker for Font Awesome icons would be awesome!

But I think it’s mostly an admin feature, because it would require searching and displaying the full FontAwesome icon set, storing the selected icon and adding it to the site’s subset of SVG icons. IMO, a default icon (site admins can override it using a theme component) would be sufficient for this specific feature.

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Version 1.0 of this feature how been merged!

Now for your own public topics (not in a restricted category), you will see a “Feature on profile” button


This will add a link to the topic in your user card


As well as in your profile for other users to see


Once the icon picker is complete, I am planning on re-visiting this to accomplish @sam’s suggestions. Feel free to give more suggestions and feedback!

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Quick question since I am quite new to Discourse.

My understanding is that topics get locked for editing after some period. My intention for this feature is a long-tail of learning. Can I keep editing my own topic into the future?

Thanks

Matt

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Only way of adding a complete bypass on edit window today is making a post a wiki, not an ideal solution but that is all we have now, kind of makes sense in this context to add a special bypass

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The concept of a topic being “featured” on a profile does not imply to me that it is never-closing, or should act like a wiki. That seems like a use case for the feature.

Of course I am not opposed to bypassing the editing window if I am incorrect.

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Honestly I am not sure what the right thing is to do here, I do acknowledge the problem though

If a user is featuring an ever changing list of merchandise they are selling then they need freedom to edit the list

That said this is not the only use case for the feature

I wonder what @codinghorror and @eviltrout think here

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Just to add a thought while it occurs to me:

If people (e.g. me) want a way to update our featured post (e.g. something new I learned today) then a way will likely be found.

For example the the poor mans feature is to start a new topic, copy & paste the content of the old topic, add the new thought, and update the featured topic. Of course this a horrible workflow and likely leaves behind a bunch of crappy duplicate posts so, of course, I’d prefer something officially sanctioned.

Matt

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Another option is having a featured topic, that way you post updates as distinct new posts

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I agree that there should be a mechanism to allow updating of this special topic. But I’m confused why a list of items would drive such a change to core.

I did see this requirement - displaying feedback or reputation. That makes more sense than a list of items for sale:

Wouldn’t sale items normally have their own topic or post so they are discrete with their own edit trail? Then items posted for sale would also need to be editable for a longer time to correct errors, clarify details, add more photos, etc.

So how do selling sites handle this - is there a plug-in that gives longer edit periods? If so then why not adapt that.

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That could work.

m@

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