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I want to implement a system on my wordpress site.

In my site, there are a bunch of users signed up. It is a social networking site. I would basically like a rating system that ranks the users based on their skill. I am using buddy press for users to create their own profiles. I almost thought of just adding a criteria on their profile, a drop down menu, that says rate your gaming skills 1-10. but the problem with that is that everyone will rank themselves high. I almost would like a system where the user could go and rank themselves, but I could come in and modify the ranking if I need to.

Any suggestions?

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From what you've mentioned, this could be done by adding a new field to the user_meta on the back end.

Then, you could use an approach similar to what's documented here for front end editing by users: How to edit a user profile on the front end?

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Thank you very much for your help. I am not very good at php coding... what specifically would I need to add to user_meta ? – Matt Mar 30 '13 at 19:49
@matt you might be able to use something like this: wordpress.org/extend/plugins/cimy-user-extra-fields – rbcpt Apr 3 '13 at 2:27

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