Friendship Request Acceptance interface
The new profile complicates Commons-related activities like friending a bit. Now, if someone makes a friend request of you, you get a link your email notification that leads you to your profile. There, the new profile header appears and (if one has filled it out) takes up most of the page. You have to scroll down a ways to respond to the friend request.
Chris, do you have thoughts about how to improve this process? It seems to me that clicking on that link in the email notification should lead one to a page where the interface that will allow one to respond to the request is visible front and center.
#1 Updated by Chris Stein over 8 years ago
Yes I see what you mean.
Perhaps we can start to use the space with the current yellow profile bar alert as a place to put information like this (Group invites and messages are the other items that will have similar problems). We may change the color for these more "regular" messages and also may have to change the layout of that area. I'd have to think about what it would look like if you had multiple items (friend requests, group invites and messages).
When you are logged in and viewing your own Commons Profile pages we automatically show the minified profile (like what happens now as you scroll down the page). This is a simple fix. The only problem with it is that it makes the tab interface a bit awkward since the top of the page would dramatically change size as you went from one tab to the other.
I'll see if I can think of other options.
I think this is possibly something we can possibly address in the personal homepage when we start designing that.
#4 Updated by Chris Stein about 8 years ago
- Status changed from Assigned to Resolved
I think that the changes made to the profile header from #3063 largely also solve this problem (it is Option 2 basically).
If we want to pursue option 1, adding some kind of alert, we can make a ticket related to the Dashboard and make it part of that interface.
Marking as resolved.