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Color coded names?

  1. Aug 4, 2009 #1

    Vanadium 50

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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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  3. Aug 4, 2009 #2

    cristo

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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.
     
  4. Aug 4, 2009 #3

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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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  5. Aug 4, 2009 #4

    Kurdt

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    Yes, non-bold members are those that are awaiting e-mail confirmation. Admins are blue BTW.
     
  6. Aug 4, 2009 #5

    Borg

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    What are the strikethroughs?

    Oops. I see it now.
     
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  7. Aug 5, 2009 #6
    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.
     
  8. Aug 10, 2009 #7

    nvn

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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. :biggrin:
     
  9. Aug 10, 2009 #8

    berkeman

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    You don't get a line through your account for being deceased.
     
  10. Aug 10, 2009 #9

    DaveC426913

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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.
     
  11. Aug 10, 2009 #10

    nvn

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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)?
     
  12. Aug 10, 2009 #11

    lisab

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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?
     
  13. Aug 10, 2009 #12

    berkeman

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    I don't believe so. I haven't noticed that in old threads.
     
  14. Aug 10, 2009 #13

    berkeman

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    I think I know who you mean, and we don't need to go there right now.
     
  15. Aug 10, 2009 #14
    See here:

     
  16. Aug 11, 2009 #15
    Do we have to report ourselves to PF if we become deceased?
     
  17. Aug 11, 2009 #16
    In the scepticism and debunking forum.
     
  18. Aug 11, 2009 #17

    Kurdt

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    Not usually.
     
  19. Aug 12, 2009 #18

    Lisa!

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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!
     
  20. Aug 12, 2009 #19

    Kurdt

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    I don't think so lisa.
     
  21. Aug 12, 2009 #20

    Lisa!

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    Sounds like you are right! But I saw cyrus's ID was non-bolded and you know he has activate his account long time ago!:biggrin:
     
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