[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress Trac] #4132: Upload profile image at activation

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Thu Feb 27 11:25:06 UTC 2014

#4132: Upload profile image at activation
 Reporter:  sooskriszta              |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement              |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal                   |   Milestone:  Future Release
Component:  Core                     |     Version:  1.5
 Severity:  normal                   |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  2nd-opinion needs-patch  |

Comment (by henry.wright):

 Hi sooskriszta

 The screenshots look great. My thoughts on your proposal are:

 1. Introducing something like this would need to be done very
 thoughtfully, keeping in mind the extra steps must not be seen as a
 'barrier to entry', rather something that can be done in an engaging way
 'after entry'.

 2. The alternative nag approach (used by Google+) looks good, feels good
 and isn't very obtrusive. What advantage does the sign-up step approach
 have over the nag approach? My personal view is people love familiarity.
 People aren't exactly flocking in their droves to use Google+ where as 10%
 of the world use Facebook. People will be used to the sign up steps.
 Twitter has them too. That said, familiarity alone doesn't prove it's a
 better approach to take.

 3. The 'skip step' link is very important. If users feel it's too much
 effort to complete the step you don't want them closing the browser
 window, never to see them again.

 Overall I think the idea is a good way to 'enrich' a BuddyPress site. Too
 often you see a BP site with 100s of users with no profile info, mystery-
 man avatar. That sort of site isn't appealing to new users. Users will
 feel more at home in a friendly and open community, not so much in a
 mystery-man driven anonymous community.

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