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glendalough
08-02-2010, 07:08 PM
New kid?? I may not post every day but I'm not new! HUH?!! I'm kind of offended!!

alleycat
08-02-2010, 07:10 PM
You can always change it.

glendalough
08-02-2010, 07:14 PM
ooh, okay, duh. Lol Thanks ;)

glendalough
08-02-2010, 07:17 PM
I can't find it, where do I change it?

alleycat
08-02-2010, 07:19 PM
Go to Edit Your Details in your User CP.

Lyra Jean
08-02-2010, 07:22 PM
I believe that the automated user titles are based on your number of posts. Which is why it would say new kid despite the fact that you have been here for three years.

benbradley
08-02-2010, 07:47 PM
I thought the title changed several times before 243 posts... something like at 50, 100, 200... or am I thinking of the alternate text for the invisible green emeralds...

ETA: Hold your mouse pointer right under the "P" in "Posts: 243" (or whatever it's up to when you read this), and you'll see the alternate text:

glendalough is on a distinguished road
:)

Duchessmary
08-02-2010, 07:49 PM
I wondered cause I can't change my new kid title.. I guess I'm stuck with it.

Sophia
08-02-2010, 08:57 PM
I think it's a bug. The title should change for the first time after around 50 posts, I think (to something like "Got the hang of it, here".) I've sent a note to MacAllister about it (using the Contact form at the bottom of every page).

Medievalist
08-02-2010, 09:03 PM
I can't find it, where do I change it?

You didn't have a completely filled out profile when you registered.

I've fixed it; you can change the title now.

Medievalist
08-02-2010, 09:03 PM
I think it's a bug. The title should change for the first time after around 50 posts, I think (to something like "Got the hang of it, here".) I've sent a note to MacAllister about it (using the Contact form at the bottom of every page).

Mac turned off the various levels a couple of weeks ago.

frimble3
08-02-2010, 11:58 PM
Ah, that explains it! I could have sworn that I was moving up the rankings. Although, hey, maybe people will cut my posts more slack if they think I'm a 'new kid'.

MacAllister
08-03-2010, 01:27 AM
There's an oddity with the folks that haven't done the "I'm a human being" verification in their profiles, that seems to break the part of the code that allows you to change your own User Title - when I see people who need 'em fixed, I try to go and fix 'em, manually...but there's a LOT of folks signing up every day, and I know I miss a bunch. :)

Everyone in this thread so far has now been manually checked to make sure you can set your own user title, btw.

Maryn
08-03-2010, 07:26 PM
Is this going to be like that time my boss said I could choose my own job title, but immediately rejected "Lord of All I Survey"?

Maryn, who worked in a trailer at the airport--but ruled it totally

TheIT
08-04-2010, 01:57 AM
I thought the title changed several times before 243 posts... something like at 50, 100, 200... or am I thinking of the alternate text for the invisible green emeralds...

ETA: Hold your mouse pointer right under the "P" in "Posts: 243" (or whatever it's up to when you read this), and you'll see the alternate text:

:)

The "hover the mouse under Posts" is an indicator of the number of rep points the user has, not their user title. One of the threads in FAQs (I think) shows the progression.

OneWriter
08-04-2010, 02:08 AM
Ooooh.... that's so cool.... Gee, can you tell I'm bored? I spent the last twenty minutes holding my pointer under everybody's post count.... Man, this site is addictive in the subtlest of ways!!
Wait a sec.... Why is everybody so great that we've run out of compliments and I'm a beacon of light? Is that even a compliment? Oh, wait, it says "glorious"... ah, that's good... Ehm... Who came up with these anyways??

** looks around, one of the Mods glares back superciliously **
No, no, I love 'em, I really do!!!!
** scuffs on the ground and whistles **


;)

Fallen
08-04-2010, 05:37 AM
Ooooh.... that's so cool.... Gee, can you tell I'm bored? I spent the last twenty minutes holding my pointer under everybody's post count....
;)

:roll: I'm gonna have to get you another day job, our kid.

frimble3
08-04-2010, 10:01 AM
Well, I love my new user title. 'Heckuva good sport', it may not be accurate, but it's the image I want to project. My thanks to whoever chose it.

MacAllister
08-04-2010, 10:06 AM
Have you guys found the hidden room yet?

Bartholomew
08-04-2010, 10:20 AM
I see no hidden room. o.o

MacAllister
08-04-2010, 10:35 AM
It's the easter egg room. :) You're not supposed to see it - that'd ruin the surprise. :D

OneWriter
08-04-2010, 04:34 PM
Have you guys found the hidden room yet?

Oh, Mac, that's unfair!!! I already told you I'm addicted and you toss a riddle like that!!!!!!!

Jessianodel
08-04-2010, 10:51 PM
Wait there's a hidden room? :evil

I mean.....gee that's cool :e2teeth:

Lauretta
08-04-2010, 11:06 PM
Where's the hidden room!!!??? Tell me, tell me, tell me please!! Or I'll go craaazy!

SaraP
08-05-2010, 07:15 PM
*looks under her couch*

I can't see it either.

Kateness
08-05-2010, 07:19 PM
I think I can only find it accidentally...when it shows up under New Posts :D

Mara
08-05-2010, 08:30 PM
I search for secret doors! *rolls a d6*

Did I find it? Oh, and my cousin's an elf, does that give me a bonus?

MacAllister
08-06-2010, 02:42 AM
(Watching which forums show up on New Posts is by far the best way to stumble over it.)

Jessianodel
08-06-2010, 04:54 AM
*sets up camp*

This might take a while. Anyone want coffee? :Coffee:

Susan Littlefield
08-06-2010, 05:27 AM
A secret room? How fun!

Izz
08-06-2010, 11:43 AM
A secret room? How fun!It is fun... until you find the bodies.

Yeshanu
08-08-2010, 05:51 PM
There's an oddity with the folks that haven't done the "I'm a human being" verification in their profiles, that seems to break the part of the code that allows you to change your own User Title - when I see people who need 'em fixed, I try to go and fix 'em, manually...but there's a LOT of folks signing up every day, and I know I miss a bunch. :)

Everyone in this thread so far has now been manually checked to make sure you can set your own user title, btw.

You mean we have to be human beings to post here?

Crap! That lets me out...

Qbynewbie
09-25-2010, 02:43 PM
Is this going to be like that time my boss said I could choose my own job title, but immediately rejected "Lord of All I Survey"?

Maryn, who worked in a trailer at the airport--but ruled it totally

:ROFL::ROFL::ROFL:

Maryn, thanks for a great laugh! You are becoming one of my favorite people. :)

Qbynewbie
09-25-2010, 02:51 PM
So how many reputation points do you have to have before it says something??? Good God, I'll be checking under my post count every day to see if it says something. :D

I can see it now: six years from now I suddenly jump up and down at my desk because FINALLY it says something when I hover the mouse under my post count.

I just hope that when it does say finally say something, it doesn't say "Sucker!" :D :D :D

SaraP
09-25-2010, 04:05 PM
Right now you are "on a distinguished road". ;)

Wayne K
09-25-2010, 04:16 PM
:welcome:

benbradley
09-25-2010, 04:49 PM
Big hint: Look for the abandoned air duct.

Qbynewbie
09-25-2010, 08:55 PM
Right now you are "on a distinguished road". ;)

Really? Well, cool!

I can't get it to say anything when I hover under my (incredibly small :D) post count, but perhaps it doesn't work for yourself.

Thank you for saving me six years of frustration. :D

SaraP
09-25-2010, 09:00 PM
It's tricky to get it to the exact spot. Just keep practicing. Also, I hope you at least know where you can read your rep points?

And hey - we all had 76 posts somewhere along the line. ;)

Kateness
09-25-2010, 09:01 PM
Yeah, for you, Sara, it was the day after you joined :wag:

Jessianodel
09-25-2010, 09:11 PM
Big hint: Look for the abandoned air duct.

Shhh! If I had to find it, newbies have to too!

Although I'm tempted to post something just so it shows up....

SaraP
09-25-2010, 09:21 PM
Yeah, for you, Sara, it was the day after you joined :wag:

Ah, ah.






















(It was the day after that).

Qbynewbie
09-25-2010, 09:22 PM
It's tricky to get it to the exact spot. Just keep practicing.

This can be good advice for many things. ;)



Also, I hope you at least know where you can read your rep points?


Yes, thank you!



And hey - we all had 76 posts somewhere along the line. ;)

Thanks. I've participated in other forums, sometimes extensively. It's fun being a newbie again. :)

Qbynewbie
09-25-2010, 11:39 PM
Big hint: Look for the abandoned air duct.

I don't understand the hint but I figured it out. :)

MelloCello
09-26-2010, 05:00 AM
Where CAN I read my rep points?

Qbynewbie
09-26-2010, 05:02 AM
Where CAN I read my rep points?

Scroll up to the top of the page and click on "User CP". The list will be printed right in the middle of the page.

And if you wait one minute, you'll have at least one of them. :)

MelloCello
09-26-2010, 05:04 AM
Scroll up to the top of the page and click on "User CP". The list will be printed right in the middle of the page.

And if you wait one minute, you'll have at least one of them. :)


Ooooh, thank you, Brian!:D

Qbynewbie
09-26-2010, 05:22 AM
And thank you, too! :D

Us newbies have to stick together!

Dave.C.Robinson
09-27-2010, 02:33 AM
I don't have an "are you human?" field. So I can't change it despite having a couple of posts under my belt.

Izz
09-27-2010, 02:34 AM
I don't have an "are you human?" field. Uhohs, looks like Mac has discovered your little secret...

Dave.C.Robinson
09-27-2010, 02:43 AM
Uhohs, looks like Mac has discovered your little secret...

.......shhhhhhhhhhhhh...........

Medievalist
09-27-2010, 05:14 AM
I don't have an "are you human?" field. So I can't change it despite having a couple of posts under my belt.

Yeah, you do, but since you didn't fill it out, you aren't human and so you can't see it.

I fixed it for ya.

Captcha
09-27-2010, 05:28 AM
If you're REALLY lucky, somebody will change your user title for you. I'm not quite sure what I did to deserve mine, but I love it!

SaraP
09-27-2010, 05:33 AM
That and avatars. :D

HistorySleuth
01-26-2011, 06:43 AM
Big hint: Look for the abandoned air duct.

Sigh...... I never did find that secret room...

Cliff Face
01-27-2011, 03:59 PM
*wonders if the secret room has been taken down*

*searches New Posts immediately*

:D