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[Public Profile] Allow the creation of a more meaningful profile URL

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Hello all,


The same way we have custom URL's for LinkedIn, in which the user is allowed to choose their own handle, something similar for the OutSystems community profile would be nice.


I don't think it's very "usable" having to put the link as it is on a presentation or business card. For what it's worth, mine is https://www.outsystems.com/profile/56884.


We ain't got time to remember that 56884! :) But if it was something like https://www.outsystems.com/profile/armandogomes, maybe it would allow people to use more and more their public profile as a mean to advertise their footprint on the community.


Cheers!

Created on 8 Aug 2018
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This is an interesting idea! 

I could foresee a lot of people having the same name and wanting the same URL - so people would have to get a little creative with their usernames if there's is taken. 

Maybe you have to "unlock" this feature - once you've been in the community for a while or contributed. Having this customization be something you get after you are an engaged community member, that plans to stick around, to me may make sense. 

Also if you do not log into the community for more than 3/6 months then you lose the 'right' to that custom URL and it goes back into the pot to be available for someone else with the same name to claim.

Definitely love the custom URL feature though, as well as the ability to only unlock it after you've either been a member for a certain time period, or reached a certain 'score'.

Thank you both for your comments. My take on those:


"I could foresee a lot of people having the same name and wanting the same URL - so people would have to get a little creative with their usernames if there's is taken. "

That's exactly the same way LinkedIn and Twitter handles work. If taken, you need to get creative. Who wouldn't want /profile/therealcookiemonster? :)


"Maybe you have to "unlock" this feature - once you've been in the community for a while or contributed."

Totally agree. Good point. Unfortunately, I can't seem to edit the original idea to include this.


"Also if you do not log into the community for more than 3/6 months then you lose the 'right' to that custom URL and it goes back into the pot to be available for someone else with the same name to claim."

I have some concerns with this. Let's say I go into a sabbatical leave and would stop working for one year, for instance. Maybe something like this could be in place, but needs to be carefully thought.


Cheers!

Why not look at how LI does it. If your name is already taken you can maybe use a different notation. Or if you're not so lucky than a number needs to be added... 

Anyway, i like the idea!

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Not right now


Hi Armando


This idea is not aligned with our priorities, we are not planning on delivering this in the near future. 

Because of this, I’m marking this idea as “not right now”.

Nonetheless, thank you very much for your idea, and keep it coming. 


Ana

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