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I was over at Overclock.net and I saw this:

[attachment=321670:system specs.jpg]

Here's a link to the original post where I snapped this pic: [url="http://www.overclock.net/t/1327910/reiliable-and-fast-hard-drive#post_18619649"]http://www.overclock...e#post_18619649[/url]

I noticed a lot of members have their system specs in their sig, and just thought this would be beneficial. It would also keep people from having lengthy sigs, or have something other than their specs in their sig. I saw a thread stating they want subscribers to have more features: members can list 2 Rigs, and subscribers can list up to five. (The different tabsare viewed one at a time or hidden by clicking the hide button at the bottom) There should also be a tab for devices (all members can use this feature)---list your mobile device/tablet/ect.

Web Devs: Is it possible to integrate this feature into Neowin? How do my fellow Neowinians feel about this? If you have questions, or need mockups, just tell me. :)

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As a user with sigs turned off this would kinda drive me nuts.

Maybe we can have it show in profiles though?
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It would help with troubleshooting...if people use it.
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This is a great idea! Would love to see this implemented. It would ease a lot of frustration in the Hardware Hangout!

[quote name='Timan' timestamp='1353107872' post='595326384']
As a user with sigs turned off this would kinda drive me nuts.

Maybe we can have it show in profiles though?
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Could it not be placed under or above the signature? So a slide down box, similar to what is shown in the image above?
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I'd like to see something like this, it looks like a pretty neat feature.
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I agree that this should be an option to appear in Profiles only. Too much to be displayed in a post though, in almost every post. I'd be annoyed.
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[quote name='shakey' timestamp='1353108012' post='595326402']
I agree that this should be an option to appear in Profiles only. Too much to be displayed in a post though, in almost every post. I'd be annoyed.
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I think it looks as if it would be hidden by default with a "show details" clickable
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[quote name='Javik' timestamp='1353108108' post='595326404']
I think it looks as if it would be hidden by default with a "show details" clickable
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+1 It could be hidden by default in the sig and a clickable + sign to display it.

I've always considered Neowin to be a very customized forum, why conform to having such stale sigs? Dynamic clickable sigs!
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[quote name='Timan' timestamp='1353107872' post='595326384']
As a user with sigs turned off this would kinda drive me nuts.

Maybe we can have it show in profiles though?
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You're talking about this screen, right? It's a possibility.

[attachment=321674:screen1.jpg]

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[quote name='shakey' timestamp='1353108012' post='595326402']
I agree that this should be an option to appear in Profiles only. Too much to be displayed in a post though, in almost every post. I'd be annoyed.
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It's collapsed...you have to expand it to see it...so it adds a couple pixels worth of width to the bottom of a post.
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[quote name='Javik' timestamp='1353108108' post='595326404']
I think it looks as if it would be hidden by default with a "show details" clickable
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If this, it could work as well.

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[quote name='Shane Nokes' timestamp='1353108293' post='595326418']
It's collapsed...you have to expand it to see it...so it adds a couple pixels worth of width to the bottom of a post.
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True, but it might annoy some people. Maybe have the ability to hide it with sigs like stated above?

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[quote name='Shane Nokes' timestamp='1353107908' post='595326388']It would help with troubleshooting...[B]if people use it.[/B][/quote]
I think that will be the problem. But hey, I'm all for it. Maybe it could be inside the popup box when you hover over a user's name, meaning that you wouldn't have to leave the thread to see the information while at the same time being hidden for when you didn't need it?
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[quote name='Tyler R.' timestamp='1353108489' post='595326426']
True, but it might annoy some people. Maybe have the ability to hide it with sigs like stated above?
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Oh yeah. I was just addressing the thing about it being too much to see in every post. I think they meant seeing that whole list on every post. :)
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[quote name='shakey' timestamp='1353108303' post='595326422']
If this, it could work as well.
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Just slows the site down, might as well go to the profile then.

Also, not the biggest fan of splitting system info and help seeking posts.
A couple of years later on for example the issue cannot be fully inspected anymore as the new build config has taken over said required info about the troubles.
So for archival purposes this is bad.

It's also bad from a Google point of view.
When I hunt the internet for information, like lately I checked to see how to get a friend's graphics running in Ubuntu 10.04, the split up actually makes the post less relevant although it contains all the information for SOLVING the problem, just not all the information that I l used to find the solution.

Bad idea to split it up, so if anything, keep it a minimalistic thing on the profile page.
Maybe add an option to automatically implement the info (current as of writing) provided in the profile with a self-made BBCode kind of string.

This would have several advantages:
a) The info is easily appendable to your profile
b) all help posts remain searchable
c) system info would always be formatted the same in such posts, which I think many of us can agree would be a nice bonus over the specs being spread in full sentences all over
d) awesome factor!

[i]Glassed Silver:mac[/i]

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[quote name='Glassed Silver' timestamp='1353109015' post='595326456']
Also, not the biggest fan of splitting system info and help seeking posts.
[i]Glassed Silver:mac[/i]
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Maybe and additional check box like this for people posting something non-hardware related? The question is: Will people remember to use it?

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I dont want to see sigs and i use as hell dont want to see some stupid box showing off your epenis. If you need to post specs, then just post them in your posting.
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[quote name='corrosive23' timestamp='1353110026' post='595326480']
I dont want to see sigs and i use as hell dont want to see some stupid box showing off your epenis. If you need to post specs, then just post them in your posting.
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Why? That takes too much time. Have it in your sig flash your epenis around! :)

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[quote name='corrosive23' timestamp='1353110026' post='595326480']
I dont want to see sigs and i use as hell dont want to see some stupid box showing off your epenis. If you need to post specs, then just post them in your posting.
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It has nothing to do with ePeen, but with troubleshooting.

I'm sure my ePeen would look so huge with my 6-year old Dell XPS410 with my 5-year old AMD Radeon HD3850 in my sig...WOOOOO
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By the way guys, This would eliminate the OS and Phone option to your left under the profile picture. Having that there would just be redundant.

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I think it would be an awesome addition. Am all for it.

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[quote name='corrosive23' timestamp='1353110026' post='595326480']
I dont want to see sigs and i use as hell dont want to see some stupid box showing off your epenis. If you need to post specs, then just post them in your posting.
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Don't be ridiculous. It isn't about showing off your 'epenis'. It's about making it easier for people to help each other. And to let others know what your specs are (which can come in handy for PC gaming threads). Assuming this feature is implemented, you wouldn't see it if you have signatures disabled. Ever hear the saying "out of sight, out of mind"?
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Just a thought how about having a link/icon in the user info section of the post that makes a pop out like we do for viewing the replies of a thread you know to see how many and by who?

Also since you'll have the specs stored on the site you could also add a check box in the thread creation page that automatically puts the specs in the thread to save time typing or copy pasting them in.
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I said the same thing once, it was turned upside down by our beloved Steven

Here was the idea. Its a drop down menu.

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^ We could do that too.

@ Timan-- Is this possible for you to do? Under Avatar > Edit profile you could have a section called "My Specs" where the user fills out the fields. It also appears on the user page (for someone viewing a profile) and in the side bar. The could also be a second drop down called "My Devices" that list your phone, tablet, etc. I really don't care where it's integrated, as long as it's integrated.

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