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Permanent Solution for "Identity" problem....

old original jb
Jun 14 2005 10:41 AM

I still can't keep track of who is who and it fragments my already fragmented mind beyond the level of acceptable.

Could we please adopt a forum wide understanding that everyone will list their prior forum identities (Cranepool, MOFO etc.) [u:56a10070c6]in their profiles[/u:56a10070c6]?

This way, whenever you're reading a post and say to yourself, "gee, this sounds like, for example KC or Sal but the poster is identified as Booly Curmudgeon", you could esily check and see that the poster has indeed adopted yet another name.

At this point in my life, I have to take any opportunity to reduce confusion.

Jun 14 2005 10:46 AM

I suggested that a while back, and even listed my former username in my profile (under "location" so it would show up on every post under my avatar) for a bit. It didn't catch on, so I punted that idea.

old original jb
Jun 14 2005 12:51 PM
Well, don't punt it!

It was a good idea then. It's a good idea now.
Why don't you put the old username back in your profile.
I put mine under "interests".

I will keep prodding people to get on the bandwagon by peskily bumping this thread and cajoling passers by.

Jun 14 2005 01:09 PM

I would, but mine is pretty straightforward.

Jun 14 2005 01:09 PM

What if we just sticky the Who Am I? thread and call it a day?

Jun 14 2005 01:12 PM

Ok, I'm in for now, jb. But eventually I'll take it out of my profile. I like Mom's idea as well.

old original jb
Jun 14 2005 02:12 PM
Sticky thread not as good.

Putting the information in profiles makes it easier to find as needed than putting it in a potentially long thread. Also, many people didn't and won't reply to the thread. Finally, sticky threads eventually get unstuck plus and then "new" arrivals won't add on to it.

I think having people put the information in their profiles is the simplest and best way.

This is sort of like wearing name tags at a convention to save people from the embarassment of not recognizing you from last year's meeting.