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Title: Moderator preferences
Post by: James Patten on July 29, 2008, 04:57:39 PM
I would prefer that you use your real name as a user id to login with.  If for some reason you are unwilling to do this (for example, you are well known in the discussion world using a particular identity), then please sign your posts with your name.  I'm pretty sure there's a signature box that you can include.
Title: Re: Moderator preferences
Post by: Dave Buczkowski on July 29, 2008, 05:06:38 PM
James;
As you wish.
Dave
Title: Re: Moderator preferences
Post by: Dave Buczkowski on July 29, 2008, 05:07:56 PM
How long will I be a Newbie?
Title: Re: Moderator preferences
Post by: James Patten on July 29, 2008, 05:45:11 PM
Until after 50 posts.  I can change this around if people are tired of seeing the word "Newbie" after their names.
Title: Re: Moderator preferences
Post by: Duncan Mackiewicz on July 30, 2008, 01:21:56 AM
James,
50 posts?  Wow.  The way I make comments I'll be a newbie forever (wink).
Duncan
Title: Re: Moderator preferences
Post by: Bill Sample on July 30, 2008, 06:15:52 PM
Guess we all lost our seniority on this roster! ;)
Thanks for straightening out the forum problems, James.
 
Title: Re: Moderator preferences
Post by: James Patten on July 30, 2008, 06:31:19 PM
Even I get to be a newbie for a while.

Title: Re: Moderator preferences
Post by: Pete "Cosmo" Barrington on July 31, 2008, 05:25:09 AM
Opps,
I used my real nickname to register (instead of just Pete,) before I read this posting.
Sorry.
(It may be a good thing, though,...
"Too doggone many "Peters" in this place.... "
"That's what SHE said,..."
"Then the bed broke!" ;)
Title: Re: Moderator preferences
Post by: Frank Knight on July 31, 2008, 10:25:31 AM
Opps,
I used my real nickname to register (instead of just Pete,) before I read this posting.
Sorry.
(It may be a good thing, though,...
"Too doggone many "Peters" in this place.... "
"That's what SHE said,..."
"Then the bed broke!" ;)

I did the same thing but you have the power to fix it yourself. Got to Profile then select Actions on the left side and 'Delete this account.' Once I did that I couldn't register again until I deleted Cookies in my browser (Firefox).

Perhaps a message could be put on the registration page to use your full name.

Frank
Title: Re: Moderator preferences
Post by: Ira Schreiber on July 31, 2008, 11:11:38 AM
THE OLD FORUM IS BACK!!!

Ira Schreiber
Title: Re: Moderator preferences
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on July 31, 2008, 12:51:44 PM
You don't have to change your username to have your display name be your real name.

Near the top of the page, click PROFILE. On the following page, on the left side under "Modify Profile", click "Account Related Settings." Then you can change the Display Name that people see.

For example, I still log in as elecuyer (my std. username for all discussion groups) but my display name (on this forum) is 'Ed Lecuyer'.

BTW, I agree 100% with James that using/displaying your real name is very beneficial. It helps people who don't get to Sheepscot very often "know" each other when they do come. (No one would recognize "narrowgaugetraingeek123".) In addition, it eliminates inflammatory posts. While this was very rare on the old WW&F forum, it is very common in the railfan community and many discussion forums in general.

Of course, sometimes I think I'm better known as "Emily's Dad" - but that's besides the point  :)
Title: Re: Moderator preferences
Post by: Donovan Whittemore on August 01, 2008, 06:52:20 PM
Ah!

Very nice to use nothing but real names. I can't bear all those anonymous internet people saying rude snotty things that they don't have to stand behind. Of course I wouldn't expect that from a bunch of nice choo-choo buffs, but you never know, I've heard a few heated grumbles about the Sheepscot gang being a rich boys club!

Speaking of, I moved recently so I should probably update my membership info and see if my dues are in arrears.

Meant to come back to Maine this summer to have my first look at the operations but my wife and I are having a baby so it's got to wait until next year (we live in Los Angeles). It's hard to believe I've been obsessed with the WW&F for 20 odd years and never made a visit to the revival. I love the photos though, and the plow train last winter was real neat!

-D
Title: Re: Moderator preferences
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on August 01, 2008, 06:58:57 PM
A "rich boys club"???!!! I guess I need a raise!  ;)
Title: Re: Moderator preferences
Post by: Bill Sample on August 01, 2008, 07:58:22 PM
No problem, Ed - I'm sure the treaurer will be more than willing to add a few more zeroes on your WW&F paycheck ;D
Title: Re: Moderator preferences
Post by: Paul Wiggin on August 02, 2008, 05:40:22 PM
   Hi James,    Pt Paul = Paul Wiggin. I'll sign my replies with  my name from now on. I don't have a problem with that.   :)
Title: Re: Moderator preferences
Post by: David Johnson on August 03, 2008, 01:24:01 AM
Hi everyone,
I never had 50 posts on the old forum and I doubt I'll get to that number very soon on the new forum so I'll probably be a greenhorn for a long time.  I like the handle a lot better than a newbie as I'm not new to life, railroads, narrow gauge, and 2-footers including the WW&F.  Being from away, visiting the old forum felt like going home and being with the family.  I enjoy reading all the posts.
Dave Johnson
Title: Re: Moderator preferences
Post by: Robert Hale on November 15, 2008, 02:11:48 AM
Test 1234..........

Ok it worked.
Rob
Title: Re: Moderator preferences
Post by: Ed Lecuyer on July 06, 2012, 09:23:41 PM
Since use of proper names is now enforced, this topic is redundant. Thus, I'm moving it to the archives.