What is a contact field?
A contact field allows us to set up a quick and easy way for users to link to their profiles on other websites or services. These are purely optional.
Why isn't there a field for...
Either it's a website or service that we cannot allow per the Forum Guidelines, or we haven't considered it yet; we welcome suggestions in the Forum Suggestions thread, but make sure you have checked the "custom contact fields" section of the first post. This post will be kept up-to-date if new entries are added or existing entries are removed.
Which services are disallowed?
Anything listed here is not allowed anywhere on a user's profile. Period. See the section above for an explanation. Where will this information appear?
When a contact field has been filled in, its entry will appear on your mini-profile under the contact icon, as well as appearing on your full profile.
YouTubeAlthough it is a predefined field, it has been modified in order to better accommodate the use of "channel" OR "user" depending on your account; this seems based on whether or not you have set a custom URL. Some additional user input is required for this field to work correctly.
- If you have not defined a custom URL for your account, you'll want to copy and paste channel/IDENTIFIER into the YouTube profile field.
- If you have defined a custom URL for your account or if your account was created before a certain year, you can use user/IDENTIFIER.