Profiles - Marcos{P}
Why don\'t more people fill in the profile section?

It would be nice to know a little about the person you are disagreeing with.
Profile's - NorthernKev {P}
Get him Mark! Incorrect apostrophe use! Kill Kill! :-P

Erm, dunno, maybe people don't know about them, can't be bothered, prefer to be annoymous or just think they're boring people [me...lol!]

I'll do one just for you one day, you better keep checking! :-D

For now, I'm a 19yr old A level student, who lives in Sheffield and drives a Fiat Punto. See, told you I was boring... :-D

Kev
Profile's - Dynamic Dave
Previously discussed. I know the Site Search is Carp, but at least give it a go first!!

www.honestjohn.co.uk/forum/post/index.htm?f=2&t=98...1

www.honestjohn.co.uk/forum/post/index.htm?f=2&t=93...9

www.honestjohn.co.uk/forum/post/index.htm?v=i&t=72...5
Profile's - eMBe {P}
Previously discussed. >>


previously, it was asked whether the software could somehow show that a profile for any particualr contributor has been filled in or not. IIRC, the answer was that it was not an economic proposition at that time, and I doubt (bearing in mind Martyn's departure) whether the site can afford to do so for some time yet.

So may I suggest a cost free option - which should work as more and more people adopt it with the passage of time.

The solution I suggest is that anyone who has filled in their profile should add the following after their username "{P}",
eg. username{P} for
Marcos would look like: Marcos{P} .
DavidHM would look like: DavidHM{P}

The advantage of doing this is that it will become obvious (without having to do a trial & error click on the user name as at present) that a user-profile is available to view, and this will gradually persuade other people (like myself) that it is worth making their profile availbale to others to view.

So, get the ball rolling and those of you who have added profiles, change your username settings to add the {P} after fyour usernames. Come on, let's roll.
Profile's - eMBe {P}
There, I have just done it to my profile.


eM.Bee.{P} - the {P} after my username indicates you can view my profile.
Profile's - DavidHM
And the "The user's profile cannot be viewed" statement when you click on your name indicates that it er... can't. Or is there a delay between updating the profile and it being viewed as someone else seemed to have that problem recently.
Profile's - eMBe {P}
>>>> it er... can't. .>>

Thanks for pointing it out DavidHM. I unticked the "allow other users to view my profile box" in error.
eM.Bee.{P} - the {P} after my username indicates you can view my profile.
Profile's - Marcos{P}
I am well aware that this has been discussed before but I thought I would bring it up again.
To keep you happy eM.Be. I will put a P on my profile name.
Profile's - Marcos{P}
ooh! That was easy.
Profile's - eMBe {P}
Glad to see more and more backroomers adding {P} to their username.


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# eM.Be. {P}
- {P} indicates you can view my profile. If your profile can be viewed, why
Profile's - Dynamic Dave
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# eM.Be. {P}
- {P} indicates you can view my profile. If
your profile can be viewed, why


Why what?
Profile's - eMBe {P}
Why what?


DD : I typed in too long a signature, and so it got shortened! The missing bit used to be "....why not add {P} after your username too? "

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eM.Be. {P} #Note: {P} = you can view my profile. Add {P} if your profile is viewable.
Profile's - Nortones2
A laudable aim but your profile reminds me of the old joke about stones and notices. The profile don't say nothin' about you! Only the manifesto:)
Profile's - Nortones2
My previous entry was intended to follow eM.Be {P} entry!
Profile's - eMBe {P}
The profile don't say nothin' about you! Only the manifesto:)


Nortones: I am following the principle "Tell it to them once, and then tell it again". :-;)

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eM.Be. {P} #Note: {P} = you can view my profile. Add {P} if your profile is viewable.
Author Names {P} - clariman
Why the {P} after some author names?
Author Names {P} - googolplex
Ask Marcos {P}...

Splodgeface {}
Author Names {P} - Marcos{P}
Hey.

I only bought up the issue of profiles and then eM.Be thought up the idea of having {P} after your name so people can easily see if youve filled in your profile section in the settings.

Not a bad idea as it goes.
Author Names {P} - eMBe {P}
Nortones: in view of the above posts by clariamn and splodgeface, it is clear that perhaps I should tell it once, tell it again, and then maybe one more time to make it clear.

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eM.Be. {P} #Note: {P} = you can view my profile. Add {P} if your profile is viewable.
Author Names {P} - J Bonington Jagworth
I'm not sure I follow this. If you're interested in people's profiles, you will know how to check, and if you're not, the {P} moniker is just confusing.
Author Names {P} - DavidHM
Up to a point. I know how to check but I have no idea if there's anything there when I click on the name unless there is a {P} in place.
Author Names {P} - HF
eM.Be - I am intrigued. Why the campaign when you are so determined to remain cloaked in a shroud of anonymity yourself? ;)
HF
Author Names {P} - meldrew
eM.Be - I am intrigued. Why the campaign when you are
so determined to remain cloaked in a shroud of anonymity yourself?
;)
HF



A good point well made.

Meldrew

Post ammended. If you want to quote the original message, can you do so first, then reply underneath please? DD.
Author Names {P} - eMBe {P}
I am intrigued. Why the campaign when you are so determined to remain cloaked in a shroud of anonymity yourself? >>


I don't know why anyone should think I am cloaked in a shroud of anonymity. Once this campaign is over, I will go back to my original profile teliing you who I am. As for why the campaign? -

The answer is partly as per DavidHM's reply "I know how to check but I have no idea if there's anything there when I click on the name unless there is a {P} in place."

As discussed in the links in DDs initial post above, many of us added our profiles but wished that the software made it clear when someone's profile was not viewable. It is frustrating when you click on a name to have the message "this person's profile cannot be viewed".

Thinking laterally, as I am wont to do, I thought how about adding a symbol to our username that positively DECLARES to others that your profile CAN be viewed. The absence of the symbol means only that the person has NOT DECLARED whether their profile is viewable. It may still be viewable, as in the case of Meldrew at the time of writng this post - (by not adding {P} after his name, he has chosen NOT TO DECLARE that his profile is viewable, even though it actually is viewable. I regret that Meldrew took umbrage at my campaign to the extent of removing a reference to his excellent and helpful web-site, especially as he has a very nice photo there showing how charming he looks. I am sure the ladies would appreciate him very much! I hope he will re-instate that link soon. ).

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eM.Be. {P} #Note: {P} = you can view my profile. Add {P} if your profile is viewable.
Author Names {P} - HF
>>I don't know why anyone should think I am cloaked in a shroud >>of anonymity. Once this campaign is over, I will go back to my >>original profile teliing you who I am.

Ah, forgive me - my memory must be serving me wrong. I seemed to recall that you had no original profile, or that if you had, it didn't really say anything about who you are.

Oh and just for the record, I have no {P} yet because I have removed my profile. In fact I rather enjoy the anonymity myself, but I think I might write a new and more informative profile shortly.
HF
Author Names {P} - volvoman
You'd better be honest HF or else !
Author Names {P} - HF
But you can't access them anyway, V, can you, so you'll never know! ;)
Author Names {P} - bafta
HF. Perhaps we (the backroomers) should write your profile since we have enjoyed your antics for some time.
Author Names {P} - HF
LOL Bafta, please go ahead, be my guest! I would be intrigued to see what you came up with! ;)
HF
Author Names {P} - Mark (RLBS)
>>LOL Bafta, please go ahead, be my guest!

He can't.






But I can ;-)
Author Names {P} - HF
Go on then, M, seeing as it's friday, I dare you! ;)
Author Names {P} - Mark (RLBS)
Had you checked you would have realised that I already did it.

;-)
Author Names {P} - Stargazer {P}
Nice one Mark,

?nottub tide eht ot deneppah tahw ,tfel yldas sah nytraM taht won wtb

Ian L.
Author Names {P} - Mark (RLBS)
edit button ? what edit button ?
Author Names {P} - HF
ROFLMAO!!! OK, I'll leave it as it is for now ;))
Author Names {P} - Dynamic Dave
ROFLMAO!!! OK, I'll leave it as it is for now ;))


pondering whether to add "can be seen at infrequent times exiting the car either via the boot, or window, ala Dukes of Hazzard style"
Author Names {P} - Mark (RLBS)
never one to ignore a good idea............
Author Names {P} - HF
Hahahahaha thanks for the addition guys! Full of the Friday feeling this week aren't we?

Newcomers to the site are going to avoid me like the plague!
Author Names {P} - blank
>>I regret that Meldrew took umbrage at my campaign
to the extent of removing a reference to his excellent and
helpful web-site, especially as he has a very nice photo there
showing how charming he looks. I am sure the ladies would
appreciate him very much! I hope he will re-instate that link
soon. ).
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eM.Be. {P} #Note: {P} = you can
view my profile. Add {P} if your profile is viewable.

I regret it too, you had me well confused in your post referring to his (by then) non-existent link to his site.

PUT IT BACK MELDREW!!

Or perhaps MB can post the link for the benefit of those who missed out?

Ta
Andy
Author Names {P} - meldrew
I regret it too, you had me well confused in your
post referring to his (by then) non-existent link to his site.
PUT IT BACK MELDREW!!
Or perhaps MB can post the link for the benefit of
those who missed out?



I might. But on the other hand I might not.....

:>) Meldrew {XP}
Author Names {P} - eMBe {P}
Andy S said:
PUT IT BACK MELDREW!!

Or perhaps MB can post the link for the benefit of those who missed out? >>

Andy: If you go to
www.honestjohn.co.uk/forum/post/index.htm?f=2&t=13...9
you will see how I upset meldrew, and also find a link there (in the 9th post) to his now missing web-site. I have not posted a direct link to his web-site in this reply as I prefer to make people work a little to show their commitment to the cause of finding out what Meldrew looks like. I genuinely think he is a true gentleman, both from his altruistic web-site and from his appearance!

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eM.Be. {P} #Note: {P} = you can view my profile. Add {P} if your profile is viewable.
Author Names {P} - Flat in Fifth
Why are all these people insisting on sticking their tongues out all over the place?

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Author Names {P} - PhilW
I'm lost.
Author Names {P} - Marcos{P}
I wish I had chosen something else to discuss, this could get nasty.
Author Names {P} - Brill {P}
{P}recisely
Author Names {P} - Rob the Bus {P}
I think everyone's taking the {P} ;-)
Author Names {P} - Mark (RLBS)
Oh, look who's worked out how to use his log-in finally !!!!!!
Author Names {P} - HF
Welcome back RTB, haven't seen you around here in a while.
Author Names {P} - Rob the Bus {P}
Thanks HF. I've been going through a rough time and the BR just didn't seem terribly important! But, I'm back now and already getting sarky comments from an individual who shall remain nameless. Thanks Mark ;)!
Author Names {P} - HF
Well, a week on and it seems that despite eMBe's rigorous campaign, still only a handful of hardcore regulars have a profile. Why is everyone so shy?
Author Names {P} - Pugugly {P}
oh well !
Author Names {P} - Ben {P}
I dont think anyone would be in the slightest bit interested in what i do!
Author Names {P} - Marcos{P}
You never know Ben.
Author Names {P} - A Dent{P}
OK the profile police win.
Author Names {P} - Rob the Bus {P}
Ooh you little tease, Arthur! You've put a {p} in your identity, but you can't read your profile! You tinker ;-)

Rob
"Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast."
Author Names {P} - A Dent{P}
OOPS! I remember someone else did that as well.
Author Names {P} - Gen
Yep! Welcome back...someone who agrees with me (sometimes...well once...)
Author Names {P} - PhilW
Think I've just changed my profile but not sure - will I live to regret it?
Author Names {P} - HF
Congratulations to those who have now added profiles. For reasons unknown I might feel the need to carry on eMBe's campaign for a while. And Ben, why not? I'm sure no-one's remotely interested in mine either (which is why I chickened out and let M and D do it for me) but be brave! I kind of like this {P} thing, there's something vaguely conspiratorial about it.

 

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