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Posted By: baldeagle Bolter Titles - Mon Sep 21 2020 10:11 PM
This has come up a few times, so I thought I'd post it here as a reference. The Forum is setup to automatically assign you a title based on how many posts you've made. Here's the criteria:

Title Minimum Posts

Moderated 0
New Guy 5
Wrench Fetcher 25
Shop Shark 75 (We have 1,215)
Master Gabster 5,000 (We have 15)
Extreme Gabster 10,000 (We have 9)
Boltergeist 15,000 (We have 4)
Gone To Plaid 100,000 (We have none so far)
Posted By: John Milliman Re: Bolter Titles - Mon Sep 21 2020 11:40 PM
Those are just the products of my troubled mind. If anyone has any suggestions for changes, please share them ...
Posted By: 2-Ton Re: Bolter Titles - Mon Sep 21 2020 11:58 PM
You probably don’t want to hear my suggestions.
But it would be a good topic around the campfire this weekend.

Don
Posted By: baldeagle Re: Bolter Titles - Tue Sep 22 2020 12:25 AM
I had a guy today who emailed me asking why he's a New Guy since he registered in 2005. (He only has 21 posts in that time.) I wonder if we should add a new category between New Guy and Wrench Fetcher? Like Slow Poke or Bystander. Maybe at a minimum of 15 posts.
Posted By: Tiny Re: Bolter Titles - Tue Sep 22 2020 12:27 AM
Originally Posted by baldeagle
I had a guy today who emailed me asking why he's a New Guy since he registered in 2005. (He only has 21 posts in that time.) I wonder if we should add a new category between New Guy and Wrench Fetcher? Like Slow Poke or Bystander. Maybe at a minimum of 15 posts.
Silent Type grin
Posted By: tclederman Re: Bolter Titles - Tue Sep 22 2020 01:41 AM
dilettante

“a person having a superficial interest in an art or a branch of knowledge : dabbler”
Posted By: John Milliman Re: Bolter Titles - Tue Sep 22 2020 12:12 PM
Or "Lurker"
Posted By: John Milliman Re: Bolter Titles - Tue Sep 22 2020 12:14 PM
Or "Lurker"

Seriously, though ... have we (internet forum users in general) outgrown/moved beyond the need for titles? And here, users can reassign themselves custom titles anyway. Or is it only Admins and moderators ...?
Posted By: Lightholder's Dad Re: Bolter Titles - Tue Sep 22 2020 02:12 PM
And what if the 'New Guy" is a gal? We have a few of those and I don't think it is very welcoming for them to see that.
Kent
Posted By: tclederman Re: Bolter Titles - Tue Sep 22 2020 02:28 PM
I agree
Posted By: Tiny Re: Bolter Titles - Tue Sep 22 2020 03:03 PM
Lurker isn't a bad idea. It's gender neutral and gets the point across.
Posted By: 55 SHAKER Re: Bolter Titles - Tue Sep 22 2020 03:23 PM
Originally Posted by Lightholder's Dad
And what if the 'New Guy" is a gal? We have a few of those and I don't think it is very welcoming for them to see that.
Kent

How about, Future Bolter?
Posted By: Gord&Fran Re: Bolter Titles - Tue Sep 22 2020 05:11 PM
Yes, probably want to be gender neutral here. Not because of political correctness - it's just that a female "bolter" would be a "nutter". This would cause all sorts of trouble.
Posted By: klhansen Re: Bolter Titles - Tue Sep 22 2020 05:51 PM
Originally Posted by Gord&Fran
Not because of political correctness - it's just that a female "bolter" would be a "nutter". This would cause all sorts of trouble.

big_eek
I agree, not a good idea to use those.

How about "Newbie" to replace "New Guy", although "you guys" seems to be gender neutral nowadays. My mom's best friend strenuously objected to that years ago, however.
Posted By: tclederman Re: Bolter Titles - Tue Sep 22 2020 07:12 PM
Newbie is OK. thumbs_up

Synonyms for Newbie [wordhippo.com]

Novice? ohwell
Posted By: Rich'sToys Re: Bolter Titles - Wed Sep 23 2020 03:46 AM
What's wrong with just "new member"?
Posted By: Justhorsenround Re: Bolter Titles - Wed Sep 23 2020 12:59 PM
If the member can remember how to get into their profile they can change their title to whatever they want. There are several members who have done that. I may have just opened a big can of worms. Some folks on here have trouble censoring their thoughts.
Posted By: WE b OLD Re: Bolter Titles - Wed Sep 23 2020 01:45 PM
And away I go. yahoo
Posted By: DoubleDingo Re: Bolter Titles - Wed Sep 23 2020 06:46 PM
Originally Posted by Justhorsenround
.........Some folks on here have trouble censoring their thoughts.

Hey I resemble that remark...lol...
Posted By: DADS50 Re: Bolter Titles - Wed Sep 23 2020 09:16 PM
I thought apprentice was one of the titles?
Posted By: John Milliman Re: Bolter Titles - Wed Sep 23 2020 11:53 PM
OK, truth be told ... I'll probably change New Guy to Newbie in the spirit of gender equality but I'm not very likely to put much more effort into any of this. I thought I would just give you all something to discuss.

Just being brutally honest here ...

Now if some one comes up with something really clever and creative, then you will spark my interest. But so far ... laalaa
Posted By: klhansen Re: Bolter Titles - Thu Sep 24 2020 12:03 AM
Originally Posted by John Milliman
I thought I would just give you all something to discuss.
Well, it worked. wave
Posted By: baldeagle Re: Bolter Titles - Thu Sep 24 2020 04:54 AM
I can make the changes without your knowledge of permission, you know. Just sayin.... eeeek

Speaking of which, YOU'VE changed MY title several times, withOUT my permission. (Not that I'm complainin'.) nono
Posted By: fixite7 Re: Bolter Titles - Fri Jan 15 2021 07:11 PM
not sure how to put pictures on the forums !will it work to use pictures from a cell phone??
Posted By: Tiny Re: Bolter Titles - Fri Jan 15 2021 07:18 PM
The how-to on posting images is at the bottom of the left column of every page.
Posted By: John Milliman Re: Bolter Titles - Sun Jan 17 2021 09:40 PM
Originally Posted by baldeagle
I can make the changes without your knowledge of permission, you know. Just sayin.... eeeek

Speaking of which, YOU'VE changed MY title several times, withOUT my permission. (Not that I'm complainin'.) nono


Well, what's stopping you from changing them back?? Or even messing with mine??

What good is power if you don't abuse it from time to time??


[elvis]
Posted By: WE b OLD Re: Bolter Titles - Wed Jan 20 2021 08:10 PM
I am just thankful that John has not pinned me with a title that he might think more appropriate. Call me what you like but don't forget to call me when the food is being served. yahoo
Posted By: fixite7 Re: Bolter Titles - Mon Jan 25 2021 12:37 AM
john milliman Would you know why my replys often disappear ? Then if I re-reply the first one reappears !!
Posted By: tclederman Re: Bolter Titles - Mon Jan 25 2021 12:24 PM
Refresh/reload your screen after you submit the reply?
Posted By: WE b OLD Re: Bolter Titles - Mon Jan 25 2021 12:24 PM
Poltergeist. I know why mine does that, I have been a Naughty boy or presumed to be.
Posted By: John Milliman Re: Bolter Titles - Mon Jan 25 2021 06:57 PM
Originally Posted by fixite7
john milliman Would you know why my replys often disappear ? Then if I re-reply the first one reappears !!

Not sure, but Tim may have the answer. Sometimes, if you are on a slower connection, it might take a second or 50 to populate through the server. It's done that to me, too, which is why sometimes you see multiples of the same post. It's nothing we're doing to you actively. Ron? You bet. But not you.

Ron -- we do it to you just because we feel like it. smile You have a long ways to go to get on the naughty list.
Posted By: John Milliman Re: Bolter Titles - Mon Jan 25 2021 06:58 PM
Um ... that's *not* a challenge, Ron smile
Posted By: tclederman Re: Bolter Titles - Mon Jan 25 2021 07:09 PM
One possibility/explanation is that you are “returning” to view the “old” thread - that displays the old posts/thread (from cached memory).

After posting your entry/reply/edit, refresh your screen/page and then view the thread?
Posted By: Rusty Rod Re: Bolter Titles - Sat Feb 13 2021 02:20 AM
Did you ever find out why about 10,000 of my posts disappeared?
Posted By: baldeagle Re: Bolter Titles - Sat Feb 13 2021 03:37 AM
I ate them.
Posted By: Justhorsenround Re: Bolter Titles - Sat Feb 13 2021 01:21 PM
With a little hot sauce, I bet they were quite tasty.
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