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 Post subject: The under used Members link at the top of the page...
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 1:58 pm 
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The approaching 300,000 post thread had me poking around the site in areas I don't typically go. Anyways I was curious what % of those posts were mine and it took me to the members section where I looked at this:
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This answered my initial question... but prompted some others and even a suggestion or two. Let's start with the questions:

(1) What does the color of one's username mean? I'm tempted to say red=administrator, green=moderator, blue=the rest of us. But Andreas and Sausage are orange and I believe they too are moderators but that is not reflected in their rank. I think I've seen this discussed before but I can't find it at the moment if it was. And why is Jin blue? I see he's not active on the forums any more so maybe he's a demoted administrator that gets to keep the rank but not the color?

(2) Why is there an e-mail column if everyone's is blank? Is this something only the admins and maybe moderators can see?

Not knowing Jin very well I went back to read and few of his posts and came across this thread:
http://twistypuzzles.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=15835
which it appears that I missed.

And that thread gave me an idea for a suggestion.

(1) Maybe there could be a few columns added to the members page that members could fill out if they wanted to share that info, just like the wedsite column is used. Columns I might suggest would include YouTube Channel, Shapeways Shop, etc.

Thoughts?

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 Post subject: Re: The under used Members link at the top of the page...
PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 2:14 pm 
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Orange = Content Moderator.

Click on Board Index or Who Is Online and scroll down to the legend at the bottom of the page:

Legend :: Administrators, Content Moderators, Global moderators

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:12 pm 
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This is where I got the info for this post.

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 Post subject: Re: The under used Members link at the top of the page...
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:12 pm 
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(2) Why is there an e-mail column if everyone's is blank? Is this something only the admins and maybe moderators can see?


I just checked and moderators can't see the email addresses in that column either. Maybe only Sandy, or it's just not populated.

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 Post subject: Re: The under used Members link at the top of the page...
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Gus wrote:
This is where I got the info for this post.
Very interesting post. Thanks for that link. By the way, I didn't mean to imply no one uses this Members link. I for one certainly don't go there very often. But I was curious if it could be used for more, Say cataloging member's Shapeway Shops, YouTube Channels, or anything else relevant to the puzzle community. Maybe puzzle related blogs, etc. It already catalogs personal web pages so I though this might be a good place to put this kind of info without requiring a pinned thread or the like.

It's just a suggestion and I'm curious what others think.

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 Post subject: Re: The under used Members link at the top of the page...
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:26 pm 
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You make a good point. With a few similar modifications, members could hub links to their social media pages (especially if they post a lot about puzzles)...Then again, many members do put that sort of thing in their signatures, but the character limit means that you can't really include YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and a funny comment.

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 Post subject: Re: The under used Members link at the top of the page...
PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 2:40 am 
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Guesses are correct so far.
Email is available to Admins, so all that space is for me and Sandy.
I hadn't noticed Jin went blue, I suppose he has been away long enough that Sandy chose to roll back the status, which seems like a reasonable precaution, I'm sure we'd all be happy to restore it should he find time to take up the duties again :)

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