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post May 3 2007, 12:41 AM
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QUOTE(LoungeLady @ May 1 2007, 04:14 PM) *
I also prefer not to change profile names -- it would get confusing quickly. PM me and let me know why a profile name would need to be changed and I'll be happy to reconsider that.

I want to change my profile name because I did a mistake when I registered myself. When I've found this forum I was with a friend and I didn't know what name should I use so....she did suggest me this one. Now I don't like it anymore....


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LoungeLady
post May 1 2007, 02:57 PM
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This is a tough one. I really want the place to be welcoming to newbies, and I still worry that if we change it to 50 posts it is going to be too hard for newbies to ever start threads. if there are threads that are started that no one is posting in, they'll drop to the bottom quickly, right? I'd like to keep the 10 posts rule and keep an eye on how things continue. While a few of you have asked for it to raised, others have asked that it remain at 10, and I tend to agree that that is more fair.

I also really like the "from" line and would prefer to leave it, but thanks for the help, Quantum. It's pretty small and doesn't take up much space, and it's easy to ignore. I also prefer not to change profile names -- it would get confusing quickly. PM me and let me know why a profile name would need to be changed and I'll be happy to reconsider that.

I did make the settings so that only members can see folks profiles -- those shouldn't be available to guests. But I'll go back and check that setting; I definitely understand the need for privacy.



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post May 1 2007, 12:36 PM
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I still agree about the number of posts before a newbie can post. There was been some rediculous threads started (like the one in ATWT by our new little fundamentalist). As a newbie I was too shy to start a new thread anyway.

In terms of being mean, the only time I noticed anything was when the newbie was being rude or behaving badly. Most of the newbies here fit in just fine. At least in my opinion.


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post Apr 29 2007, 04:29 PM
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I didn't say it did. My post several weeks ago was in response to some newbie-related irritation going around that has not been helped by TPTB. However, continual cases of newbies posting randomly to make their ten posts so they can start a new thread makes some of us less welcoming and/or cautious of newbies so less instances of this would make the lounge a happier and more newbie-friendly place.


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quantumspice
post Apr 29 2007, 02:32 PM
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How does raising the number of posts required to make a topic make the lounge more newbie friendly?


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raisingirl
post Apr 28 2007, 08:58 AM
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Quantum, I really think your expertise is needed. I hope it's put to use. In some odd way shall I thank you for doing something with your BPAL addiction?! wink.gif
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bunnyb
post Apr 28 2007, 08:49 AM
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quantumspice, our main issue with newbies is the 10 posts before they can begin a new topic and we have asked (begged and pleaded) for the amount of posts to be raised.


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quantumspice
post Apr 28 2007, 03:58 AM
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QUOTE(bunnyb @ Jan 19 2007, 05:12 PM) *

It seems as if our gripes about the old lounge still exist and weren't really improved in the change-over (despite our suggestions). We are not newbie friendly, as a forum, and, goodness, we're not newbie friendly as BUSTies when they make a mistake! I'll hold my hands up to getting irate, most of us do, we don't have patience for the cluelessness of newbies at times, but it should be the powers that be that we're annoyed with.
IMO that the issue of being newbie friendly (or not) is not necessarily one that TPTB can control. I mean, yeah, if there were moderators, and if they were actively moderating, a slap could be given when someone's being unnecessarily mean to a newbie, or what have you. But, warnings, suspensions, and bannings don't necessarily fix the problem, especially if the individuals that are being assholes are being dogged about it. And IME, people who do it one time will often do it again and again, despite being told by TPTB to stop.

Yeah, TPTB could set up a FAQ section for new members to have questions answered, or to describe how to do things (like how RV described below how to ignore someone), or what to do when ______ happens. But, in my experience, it won't necessarily get read, and you'll still have the clueless running around.

My point - I think this is as much a community culture issue, as it is an administrative one. If someone's being mean to newbies, tell them to stop being such an asshole and PM the newbie and talk to them and apologize for the other rudeness and explain the rules. Don't just sit back and do nothing, reclaim the space. Or publically start having a welcome mat when someone mentions they're new (or does something wrong and has a fairly recent join date or very few posts) and say 'hey, welcome to the forums! [answer questions/whatever] by the way, we normally don't do that around here - instead, we do [insert thing here]".

QUOTE(bunnyb @ Mar 10 2007, 11:11 AM) *
you would have to re-register; there's no way of changing a profile name.

Actually, it's really simple to change profile names - but you'd have to ask someone with administrative capabilities to do it. I know I've changed dozens of login names and display names at the BPAL forums, and it seriously takes about five seconds.

QUOTE(raisingirl @ Apr 24 2007, 07:19 AM) *
Lounge Lady, we didn't used to have the "from:" field in our profiles visible on every single post we make, but now it is visible. Can you change it back so it's not visible on every post? I just find it annoying to have that extra information there all the time.

LL: FWIW, it's easy to skin out -- Look and Feel / [skin name, pick 'edit template'] / Topic View / renderrow

However, IMO, there is something more important that should be edited in the skins: the Contact Information portion of the Profile Portal is visible for everyone, even those that aren't logged in. It's relatively easy to skin out. Look and Feel / [skin name, pick 'edit template' / Profile View / personal_portal_main

Replace:
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            <!-- Contact Information -->
            <div class='pp-header'>{$this->ipsclass->lang['m_contact_info']}</div>
            <div class='row1' style='padding:6px; margin-bottom:1px; padding-left:10px'>
                <div id='pp-entry-contact-wrap-aim'>
                    <{PRO_AIM}> <span id='pp-entry-contact-entry-aim'>{$member['_aim_name']}</span>
                </div>
            </div>
            <if="$member['id'] == $this->ipsclass->member['id'] AND $this->ipsclass->member['g_edit_profile']==1">
                <div class='popupmenu-new' id='pp-entry-contact-wrap-aim_menu' style='display:none;width:auto'>
                    <div class='popupmenu-item-last'>
                        <fieldset>
                            <legend>{$this->ipsclass->lang['m_enter_aim']}</legend>
                            <input type='text' size='20' maxlength='200' name='value' id='pp-contact-value-aim' value='{$member['aim_name']}' /> <input class='button' type='button' value='{$this->ipsclass->lang['m_save_button']}' onclick="ips_personal_portal.save_settings( 'contact', { 'contacttype' : 'aim' }, 'pp-contact-value-aim'); return false;" />
                        </fieldset>
                    </div>
                </div>
            </if>
            
            <div class='row1' style='padding:6px; margin-bottom:1px; padding-left:10px'>
                <div id='pp-entry-contact-wrap-yahoo'>
                    <{PRO_YIM}> <span id='pp-entry-contact-entry-yahoo'>{$member['_yahoo']}</span>
                </div>
            </div>
            <if="$member['id'] == $this->ipsclass->member['id'] AND $this->ipsclass->member['g_edit_profile']==1">
                <div class='popupmenu-new' id='pp-entry-contact-wrap-yahoo_menu' style='display:none;width:auto'>
                    <div class='popupmenu-item-last'>
                        <fieldset>
                            <legend>{$this->ipsclass->lang['m_enter_yahoo']}</legend>
                            <input type='text' size='20' maxlength='200' name='value' id='pp-contact-value-yahoo' value='{$member['yahoo']}' /> <input type='button' class='button' value='{$this->ipsclass->lang['m_save_button']}' onclick="ips_personal_portal.save_settings( 'contact', { 'contacttype' : 'yahoo' }, 'pp-contact-value-yahoo'); return false;" />
                        </fieldset>
                    </div>
                </div>
            </if>
            
            <div class='row1' style='padding:6px; margin-bottom:1px; padding-left:10px'>
                <div id='pp-entry-contact-wrap-icq'>
                    <{PRO_ICQ}> <span id='pp-entry-contact-entry-icq'>{$member['_icq_number']}</span>
                </div>
            </div>
            <if="$member['id'] == $this->ipsclass->member['id'] AND $this->ipsclass->member['g_edit_profile']==1">
                <div class='popupmenu-new' id='pp-entry-contact-wrap-icq_menu' style='display:none;width:auto'>
                    <div class='popupmenu-item-last'>
                        <fieldset>
                            <legend>{$this->ipsclass->lang['m_enter_icq']}</legend>
                            <input type='text' size='20' maxlength='200' name='value' id='pp-contact-value-icq' value='{$member['icq_number']}' /> <input type='button' class='button' value='{$this->ipsclass->lang['m_save_button']}' onclick="ips_personal_portal.save_settings( 'contact', { 'contacttype' : 'icq' }, 'pp-contact-value-icq'); return false;" />
                        </fieldset>
                    </div>
                </div>
            </if>
            
            <div class='row1' style='padding:6px; margin-bottom:1px; padding-left:10px'>
                <div id='pp-entry-contact-wrap-msn'>
                    <{PRO_MSN}> <span id='pp-entry-contact-entry-msn'>{$member['_msn_name']}</span>
                </div>
            </div>
            <if="$member['id'] == $this->ipsclass->member['id'] AND $this->ipsclass->member['g_edit_profile']==1">
                <div class='popupmenu-new' id='pp-entry-contact-wrap-msn_menu' style='display:none;width:auto'>
                    <div class='popupmenu-item-last'>
                        <fieldset>
                            <legend>{$this->ipsclass->lang['m_enter_msn']}</legend>
                            <input type='text' size='20' maxlength='200' name='value' id='pp-contact-value-msn' value='{$member['msnname']}' /> <input type='button' class='button' value='{$this->ipsclass->lang['m_save_button']}' onclick="ips_personal_portal.save_settings( 'contact', { 'contacttype' : 'msn' }, 'pp-contact-value-msn'); return false;" />
                        </fieldset>
                    </div>
                </div>
            </if>
            
            <div class='row1' style='padding:6px; margin-bottom:1px; padding-left:10px'>
                <{PRO_CONTACT}> <a href="{$this->ipsclass->base_url}act=Msg&amp;CODE=4&amp;MID={$member['id']}">{$this->ipsclass->lang['pm']}</a>
            </div>
            <div class='row1' style='padding:6px; padding-left:10px'>
                <{PRO_CONTACT}> {$member['_email']}
            </div>
            <!-- / Contact Information -->
        </div>
        <div class='pp-tiny-text'>{$this->ipsclass->lang['m_profile_views_desc']}</div>

with
CODE
<if="$this->ipsclass->member['id']">            
            <!-- Contact Information -->
            <div class='pp-header'>{$this->ipsclass->lang['m_contact_info']}</div>
            <div class='row1' style='padding:6px; margin-bottom:1px; padding-left:10px'>
                <div id='pp-entry-contact-wrap-aim'>
                    <{PRO_AIM}> <span id='pp-entry-contact-entry-aim'>{$member['_aim_name']}</span>
                </div>
            </div>
            <if="$member['id'] == $this->ipsclass->member['id'] AND $this->ipsclass->member['g_edit_profile']==1">
                <div class='popupmenu-new' id='pp-entry-contact-wrap-aim_menu' style='display:none;width:auto'>
                    <div class='popupmenu-item-last'>
                        <fieldset>
                            <legend>{$this->ipsclass->lang['m_enter_aim']}</legend>
                            <input type='text' size='20' maxlength='200' name='value' id='pp-contact-value-aim' value='{$member['aim_name']}' /> <input class='button' type='button' value='{$this->ipsclass->lang['m_save_button']}' onclick="ips_personal_portal.save_settings( 'contact', { 'contacttype' : 'aim' }, 'pp-contact-value-aim'); return false;" />
                        </fieldset>
                    </div>
                </div>
            </if>
            
            <div class='row1' style='padding:6px; margin-bottom:1px; padding-left:10px'>
                <div id='pp-entry-contact-wrap-yahoo'>
                    <{PRO_YIM}> <span id='pp-entry-contact-entry-yahoo'>{$member['_yahoo']}</span>
                </div>
            </div>
            <if="$member['id'] == $this->ipsclass->member['id'] AND $this->ipsclass->member['g_edit_profile']==1">
                <div class='popupmenu-new' id='pp-entry-contact-wrap-yahoo_menu' style='display:none;width:auto'>
                    <div class='popupmenu-item-last'>
                        <fieldset>
                            <legend>{$this->ipsclass->lang['m_enter_yahoo']}</legend>
                            <input type='text' size='20' maxlength='200' name='value' id='pp-contact-value-yahoo' value='{$member['yahoo']}' /> <input type='button' class='button' value='{$this->ipsclass->lang['m_save_button']}' onclick="ips_personal_portal.save_settings( 'contact', { 'contacttype' : 'yahoo' }, 'pp-contact-value-yahoo'); return false;" />
                        </fieldset>
                    </div>
                </div>
            </if>
            
            <div class='row1' style='padding:6px; margin-bottom:1px; padding-left:10px'>
                <div id='pp-entry-contact-wrap-icq'>
                    <{PRO_ICQ}> <span id='pp-entry-contact-entry-icq'>{$member['_icq_number']}</span>
                </div>
            </div>
            <if="$member['id'] == $this->ipsclass->member['id'] AND $this->ipsclass->member['g_edit_profile']==1">
                <div class='popupmenu-new' id='pp-entry-contact-wrap-icq_menu' style='display:none;width:auto'>
                    <div class='popupmenu-item-last'>
                        <fieldset>
                            <legend>{$this->ipsclass->lang['m_enter_icq']}</legend>
                            <input type='text' size='20' maxlength='200' name='value' id='pp-contact-value-icq' value='{$member['icq_number']}' /> <input type='button' class='button' value='{$this->ipsclass->lang['m_save_button']}' onclick="ips_personal_portal.save_settings( 'contact', { 'contacttype' : 'icq' }, 'pp-contact-value-icq'); return false;" />
                        </fieldset>
                    </div>
                </div>
            </if>
            
            <div class='row1' style='padding:6px; margin-bottom:1px; padding-left:10px'>
                <div id='pp-entry-contact-wrap-msn'>
                    <{PRO_MSN}> <span id='pp-entry-contact-entry-msn'>{$member['_msn_name']}</span>
                </div>
            </div>
            <if="$member['id'] == $this->ipsclass->member['id'] AND $this->ipsclass->member['g_edit_profile']==1">
                <div class='popupmenu-new' id='pp-entry-contact-wrap-msn_menu' style='display:none;width:auto'>
                    <div class='popupmenu-item-last'>
                        <fieldset>
                            <legend>{$this->ipsclass->lang['m_enter_msn']}</legend>
                            <input type='text' size='20' maxlength='200' name='value' id='pp-contact-value-msn' value='{$member['msnname']}' /> <input type='button' class='button' value='{$this->ipsclass->lang['m_save_button']}' onclick="ips_personal_portal.save_settings( 'contact', { 'contacttype' : 'msn' }, 'pp-contact-value-msn'); return false;" />
                        </fieldset>
                    </div>
                </div>
            </if>
            
            <div class='row1' style='padding:6px; margin-bottom:1px; padding-left:10px'>
                <{PRO_CONTACT}> <a href="{$this->ipsclass->base_url}act=Msg&amp;CODE=4&amp;MID={$member['id']}">{$this->ipsclass->lang['pm']}</a>
            </div>
            <div class='row1' style='padding:6px; padding-left:10px'>
                <{PRO_CONTACT}> {$member['_email']}
            </div>
            <!-- / Contact Information -->
        </div>
        <div class='pp-tiny-text'>{$this->ipsclass->lang['m_profile_views_desc']}</div>
    </if>


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raisingirl
post Apr 24 2007, 10:04 AM
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Right, but we can easily check that information by clicking on the member's name. I just don't see why it has to be on every. single. damn. post. Gets tiring, you know?
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LoungeLady
post Apr 24 2007, 09:41 AM
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if you don't have anything in your "from" field, nothing will show up. BUt I kind of like seeing that busties are postiing from all corners of the globe.


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post Apr 24 2007, 07:02 AM
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Lounge Lady, we didn't used to have the "from:" field in our profiles visible on every single post we make, but now it is visible. Can you change it back so it's not visible on every post? I just find it annoying to have that extra information there all the time.
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cstars124
post Apr 19 2007, 06:04 AM
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YAY! It works. It wasn't working yesterday at all, but when I tried to log in today using the temporary password, it worked ok. Thanks anyway!
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LoungeLady
post Apr 18 2007, 05:19 PM
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the travel guide has been fixed. Cstars: pm me about the problems you were having logging in. Your old user name does still exist, i checked the database and it's there.


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post Apr 18 2007, 06:54 AM
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I was also having a problem w/ getting my old screen name. I was cstars124 and now I'm forced to be cstars12. sad.gif

If anyone finds out how to fix it, please let us know!
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LoungeLady
post Apr 14 2007, 12:21 PM
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thx for letting us know. I'll try and fix that on monday....


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post Apr 14 2007, 09:55 AM
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I tried to use the travel guide, and a bunch of weird coding came up. Help! Or: Is there a travel forum?
Thanks in advance.
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zoya
post Mar 30 2007, 07:58 AM
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ok... I"m back!!!

Freckle -

ok, it let me log in with the new password generated by email when I clicked on the "forgot your password?" link on the log in page.

BUT

it would only let me do it AFTER I unchecked both the "remember me" box (so the computer remembers you the next time you log in) AND the "browse anonymously" (or whatever it is called - the one that lets you be invisible)

once I unchecked both of those, it let me log in using the temporary password. I don't know if it was unchecking those, or if I just got lucky, but it's worth a shot.....

hope this helps...???!!
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post Mar 30 2007, 07:40 AM
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Hi Freckle -

I'm having the same problem as of this morning. Sucks ass. It required me to log in (when I have the settings set to remember me) and then when I entered the password i KNOW is correct, it kept telling me it was incorrect.

I re-set the password, and THAT doesn't work.

can someone PLEASE tell me how to get my original name (just plain "zoya") back?

so frustrating. It was easy to re-register, but I want my original name back. I got dingo'd in the last round of this happening, but I managed to get it back. I just hate the idea that someone else could co-opt the name. so if there are any pointers as to getting it back I'd love to know what they are (and I'm sure freckle would too!)


ETA - I just realized a bigger reason that this sucks. I sent out a few PMs last night and I KNOW I probably have responses, and now I won't be able to see them. WTF? I really want to get back into my old account.
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freckleface7
post Mar 28 2007, 09:34 PM
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hey everyone.

it's me freckleface2727, now as just '7', bc apparently I was dingo'd ?

after several days of being locked out & trying to re-set my password I said f-it and here I am.

what a pain in the ass! mad.gif not to re-register, but all the attempts to fix it before that!

anyway, that's my advice to anyone who has been locked out as well, just surrender and start over. how incredibly maddening to be reading the last few days and unable to respond, like all of a sudden being muzzled!

glad to be back ~

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doodlebug
post Mar 22 2007, 11:20 PM
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Don't know if y'all have seen it yet, but LoungeLady explained what's going with the Lounge, here.

ETA: yeyema, you should be able to hit the edit function on any of your old posts and delete or edit the text. You just can't delete anyone else's posts, and I don't think there's any way to delete your name as a post-er, even if there's no text left in your original post. If that makes any sense. I just took percocet a half hour ago, so blame that if it doesn't.


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