Feature #3473


Commons profile: Add help info about "Positions" replacing "title"

Added by Keith Miyake about 9 years ago. Updated about 8 years ago.

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Samantha Raddatz
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User Experience
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The "positions" field replaced the "title" field in the commons profiles. If a user had the "title" field filled out previously, it will be displayed until the newer "positions" field is filled out, but there is no indication of this on the "edit profile" page.

This ticket is to request that explanation of this change be added to the "edit profile" page since the "title" field is no longer visible nor user editable.

Expected behavior:
-A help message is displayed on the "edit profile" page containing an explanation of this change.
-The help text should be hidden if the "positions" field is filled out and/or "title" field is empty.

-Help text should contain the text "title" in it, and possibly (depending on implementation/layout/ui) contain the existing "title" field's value, both of which would make the page searchable to help users figure out that this change occurred.
-Possible implementation might use a modal dialog box or styled alert message at the top of the screen when the logged-in user views their own profile or the "edit profile" page.

Related issues

Related to CUNY Academic Commons - Support #3470: Commons profile: can't edit "title" fieldResolved2014-09-16

Actions #1

Updated by Matt Gold about 9 years ago

  • Category name set to User Experience
  • Status changed from New to Assigned
  • Assignee set to Chris Stein
Actions #2

Updated by Boone Gorges about 9 years ago

  • Target version set to 1.8

Chris, if you can come up with something fairly simple, we can move this back to 1.7. Thanks.

Actions #3

Updated by Stephen Real over 8 years ago

What is the status of this issue? Is the requirement defined clearly enough for inclusion in 1.8?

Actions #4

Updated by Stephen Real over 8 years ago

  • Target version changed from 1.8 to 1.9

Bumping this issue to the next release since we have to freeze 1.8 and this has not been addressed.

Actions #5

Updated by Boone Gorges about 8 years ago

  • Assignee changed from Chris Stein to Samantha Raddatz
  • Target version changed from 1.9 to Future release

Sam, if you have any thoughts, they'd be welcome. (This ticket becomes less relevant as time goes on, as it's only relevant for legacy users.)


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