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piņardilla
01-04-2014, 04:12 PM
With a link to your mainsite page being part of your forums profile and all, it'd be neat if there was an option to alert you to mainsite notifications while browsing the forums.

The reverse would be neat too. Actually, there's currently not even a space on the mainsite profile to include your forums name, so that alone would be a nice addition.

Thanks for reading!

Runefox
01-06-2014, 08:44 AM
That'd be a little difficult to implement if I'm not mistaken, since Weasyl's a separate entity from the forums (vBulletin). A separate mod would have to be created to do that, which would probably break whenever security updates are applied. That said, it would be a pretty great feature, and a merging of forum and mainsite accounts in general (via a "bridge") would be pretty sweet. Since Weasyl already has an API (unlike some other art sites), the only real work would have to be done on the forum side, to accept authentication, populate profile fields and avatars and so on from the main site.

Again, the problem is someone would need to write the forum plugin from scratch, so that'd take quite some time. Matching users would also be quite difficult; Might be easier to simply have an API key field in the profile to enable that instead of actually merging all accounts.

Fiz
01-06-2014, 02:50 PM
Thank you so much for the idea! It would be difficult to implement right now, however, so I think we'll have to shelve this idea for now. Perhaps someday!