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Your Thoughts: Muppet Central Forum Upgrade March 24

Discussion in 'Feedback' started by Phillip, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. Ruahnna

    Ruahnna Well-Known Member

    I have been on a certain forum that used first names and the result was certainly not more polite and was, in fact, more creepy. It imposed a sort of false friendliness that was belied by the behavior of those in charge and was used, I felt, to foster the ability to manipulate and subtly control people.

    People here at MC reveal themselves through their words and actions--that should be sufficient. My screen name and what I say here are as important to me as my birth name, and I am as protective of my reputation here as I would be if my birth name were being used. I don't think it's appropriate to demand someone's parent-given name unless they want to share it.
    MartyMuppets and CensoredAlso like this.
  2. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    I don't agree. As much as I like you guys, I'm not giving out all my info, there are some WEIRDOS out there. :attitude:
    MartyMuppets likes this.
  3. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Hahaha! Yeah, there are a lot of weirdos out there. I guess it doesn't make sense to me because people give their first names out to people they don't know every day without any level of paranoia.

    Nonetheless, this policy has been discussed before and is unlikely to change. However, I'm thinking of changing my account after 12 or so years here. Weighing my options.
  4. miss kermie

    miss kermie Well-Known Member

    I think the whole name thing is optional, but yes, I don't think info is a neccesary thing, because Gonzo's not the only wierdo out there...
  5. frogboy4

    frogboy4 Inactive Member

    Well I've decided to change my account. Frogboy will be archived and I'll open up a different, more accurately named account and introduce it in the new members thread immediately after the moderators green-light the idea. I've been here since 2000 so I've probably earned the change. :)
  6. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

  7. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Pretending to be the invisible man, Muppet fan 123?
    MartyMuppets likes this.
  8. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

  9. Sgt Floyd

    Sgt Floyd Well-Known Member

    Maybe this is just me, but I noticed that the site has been kinda laggy after the upgrade. Like the home page takes a lot longer to load
  10. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    I mean your completely blank post.
  11. MartyMuppets

    MartyMuppets Well-Known Member

    That's right you quoted what now inactive frogboy4 last said in post number 46 above but you didn't say anything in comment about it at all. Not even an emoticon.

    Very witty humour Snowth. The Invisible Man.:D:laugh:
    Muppet fan 123 likes this.
  12. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    Right, I was connected through a machine at the gym which has internet access, and I was trying to post something, but the machine that I was on wouldn't let me. I completely forgot about that.
  13. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    I still don't get the ignore feature. What's the point?
    I for one, will not ignore anyone becuase then the forum becomes much emptier. What if I ignore someone who has a thread that is the most popular thread in the forum. Like for example "The What Made You Smile Today Thread".
    And what if someone I ignore quotes my post? I won't see that either?
  14. MartyMuppets

    MartyMuppets Well-Known Member

    Well most people shouldn't need to be ignored by you. But if for any reason a person is really impossible for you to get along with it is recommended that you ignore them so you don't get into any stressful arguments. I know that really shouldn't happen but sometimes you have problems with people on forums just like in real life.

    I assume that you will still be able to see threads those ignored have started. Their own posts will just be invisible and you are able to still see individual posts they've made if you feel you really need to know what they've said even if you are not on interaction terms with them.
  15. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Kind of like what Marty said, if there are particular members here who you just don't get along with, or you would rather do without putting up with, by ignoring them, you don't have read through their posts or anything, and are basically no longer a concern to you.

    I hate to admit it, but I for one, am glad the ignore feature is back; even though there were really only two or three people on it to begin with, unfortunately, they're people who I would gladly rather not have anything to do with.
    Muppet fan 123 and MartyMuppets like this.
  16. Lynnette

    Lynnette Well-Known Member

    It all looks good! Well done!

    I am wondering why it says I'm a new member when I've participated for years. Did it all reset with the upgrade?

  17. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Last May we moved to a new software platform for the forum. The first time you login to the new software it recognizes you as your first login. A little later the software updates itself recognizing your original account creation date. Right now it shows your title as "member" which is correct.

    Thanks for the continued support.
    beaker 99 likes this.
  18. Lynnette

    Lynnette Well-Known Member

    Ah, I see. Thanks for the reply!
    beaker 99 likes this.

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