Color coded names?


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Aug4-09, 06:22 AM
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Hi everyone-

Can someone explain the color coding of names?
Black is "regular"
Orange is "gold" - people who have paid.
Green are the mentors.
People with lines through their names are...um...obvious.
What about black that's not bolded?
Oh, and Greg is blue.

Any others?
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Aug4-09, 06:47 AM
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I think non-bold black are members who are "still awaiting email confirmation"-- either newbies, or other members who have changed their email address and not responded to the activation email.
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Bold black is "regular". A few users are in non-bold black, same size font as everyone else. When we had feeds from sci.physics news groups the user names for messages posted to the news group by non PF members appeared as non-bold black in a smaller font and not underlined.

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Cristo, thanks (post #2) (posts caught in the cross-fire)

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Color coded names?


Yes, non-bold members are those that are awaiting e-mail confirmation. Admins are blue BTW.
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Quote Quote by Vanadium 50 View Post
Hi everyone-

Can someone explain the color coding of names?
Black is "regular"
Orange is "gold" - people who have paid.
Green are the mentors.
People with lines through their names are...um...obvious.
What about black that's not bolded?
Oh, and Greg is blue.

Any others?
What are the strikethroughs?

Oops. I see it now.
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Quote Quote by cristo View Post
I think non-bold black are members who are "still awaiting email confirmation"-- either newbies, or other members who have changed their email address and not responded to the activation email.
Either so, or then they are people who have not received an email confirmation request message from the physicsforums. You cannot deduce which has happened from the fact that a person has not responded with an email confirmation.
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Aug10-09, 06:28 PM
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I think an underlined, nonbold, black font that also has a raised black line through the username (strikethrough) means the user is temporarily banned, permanently banned, deceased, or the user requested his/her account be deleted. I think a non-underlined, nonbold, black font without the strikethrough can also mean the user requested his/her account be closed but not deleted; I don't know if this font differs from the nonbold, black font mentioned in other posts, above.

I think only a black line below your username means you really exist, and are momentarily safe.
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You don't get a line through your account for being deceased.
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When I was a child, I made my Lego creations (and some of them were awesome) with absolutely no regard for the colour of the bricks I'd use. I'm not sure it ever even occurred to me to try to colour-coordinate my models.

I had never noticed that the names have colours. I just went and checked. Mine is gold.

BTW, it gets more ironic. I am an artist and I spent ten years in photo processing, where colour differentiation is essential.
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Aug10-09, 09:39 PM
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Does a username get a line through it if the account is inactive for a long time (but the user isn't deceased)?
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So what if a long time member, usually bold, goes...pale...all of a sudden? Does that mean their email on record is no longer valid?
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Quote Quote by nvn View Post
Does a username get a line through it if the account is inactive for a long time (but the user isn't deceased)?
I don't believe so. I haven't noticed that in old threads.
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Quote Quote by lisab View Post
So what if a long time member, usually bold, goes...pale...all of a sudden? Does that mean their email on record is no longer valid?
I think I know who you mean, and we don't need to go there right now.
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Quote Quote by lisab View Post
So what if a long time member, usually bold, goes...pale...all of a sudden? Does that mean their email on record is no longer valid?
See here:

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I think non-bold black are members who are "still awaiting email confirmation"-- either newbies, or other members who have changed their email address and not responded to the activation email.
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Do we have to report ourselves to PF if we become deceased?
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Do we have to report ourselves to PF if we become deceased?
In the scepticism and debunking forum.
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Does a username get a line through it if the account is inactive for a long time (but the user isn't deceased)?
Not usually.
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I don't know whether it's mentioned or not but I guess the 1s who have disabled private messaging also have not-bold usernames!


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