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a skype/messenger extension?

edited July 2006 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
wondering if there is any possibility of having say a link by the side of, or below, a poster's name to a skype button or yahoo messenger button. ie by clicking on it, you can talk to them via skype, etc


  • It would be quite possible, but the existing solution would be to use the name value pairs. This has the advantage of maintaining a uniform style --and limiting commercial logos etc.
  • Did a little test, something is stripping out the Skype call, it should be "skype:Joe_Debono?call"

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  • edited July 2006
    hmmm....doesn't work for me either :(
  • blueshark, i was wondering too, if it could be done with creating a name value pairs...................tho the thing woudl only be visible if a forum member clicke don the account page of the user, right? ideally, i woudl like the skype button, or messenger button, to appear on the discussion/thread page, beside or below the user's handle.
  • 3stripe3stripe ✭✭
    edited July 2006
    skype test
    hmmm it's hard

    I think it would be better to embed the skype javascript checker as well
  • Great idea. (I have nothing else of value to add) ; (
  • BluesharkBlueshark New
    edited July 2006
    Strawberries, I see your point.

    However, I am getting into the ethos of having the thread with just content, and only the most minimal idenitification info.

    When you read a thread, you want to minimise information that remains 'constant'. After all, we are not stupid, we want to read the new information not repeats. If we want contact info, we can check the profile.
  • I guess the same applies to skype linking
  • you're right, that i think of it, we don't need to see in a person's evry post, their messenger or skype contact details......if the icons were on the various individual account pages, that woudl suffice
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