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Starter ribbon

  1. Nov 21, 2014 #1

    DrClaude

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    I like the new "Starter" ribbon on the OP's avatar. It really helps to remember who's asking and who's answering when threads get long.
     
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  3. Nov 21, 2014 #2

    Bandersnatch

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    Holy baloney, so that's what it means. I think I've just flunked another intelligence test.
     
  4. Nov 21, 2014 #3

    adjacent

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    I just opened PF and saw that ribbon. I thought it was given for members who joined PF recently :eek:
     
  5. Nov 21, 2014 #4

    DataGG

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    Yes, me too..
     
  6. Nov 21, 2014 #5
    We'd make that a "Noob" ribbon :D
     
  7. Nov 21, 2014 #6

    jedishrfu

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    why not use OP or OrigPoster? as the confusion factor is high with Starter.
     
  8. Nov 21, 2014 #7

    RonL

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    Somehow my little pea brain caught on the instant I read starter, it's a wonderful help for any length thread:D
     
  9. Nov 21, 2014 #8
    OP is even more confusing to people fairly new to the forum game. OrigPoster is only marginally better.
     
  10. Nov 21, 2014 #9

    jedishrfu

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    FirstPoster? or just Poster? NewThread? ThreadOwner? ThreadPoster?
     
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  11. Nov 21, 2014 #10
    FirstPoster is a little long, the text is already fairly small. Poster is about as good as Starter imo.
     
  12. Nov 21, 2014 #11

    jedishrfu

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    1stPoster? 1stPost? :-)

    That's all folks...
     
  13. Nov 21, 2014 #12

    RonL

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    Please don't go messing with my "moment" :eek::D
     
  14. Nov 21, 2014 #13

    Evo

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    I like "First Post", I didn't understand what "starter' meant either. Can we please find a more subdued color? That bright orange is jolting.
     
  15. Nov 21, 2014 #14

    RonL

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    That might look strange if the thread starter were to make additional post, :rolleyes::nb):):D

    PS.I have an extra pair of sunglasses. :)
     
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  16. Nov 21, 2014 #15

    LCKurtz

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    Once I eliminated it being an abbreviation for "charcoal starter" I figured it out. I like it like is.
     
  17. Nov 21, 2014 #16

    mfb

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    That was my first guess as well (saw it at a user with two posts). I dropped that theory when I saw Greg having one in a thread ;).
    Does "Thread Starter" fit with a second line?
     
  18. Nov 21, 2014 #17
    Will block too much of the avatar
     
  19. Nov 21, 2014 #18

    Evo

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    How about a pale blue or green, or maybe not showing them in GD and Feedback? :)
     
  20. Nov 21, 2014 #19

    phinds

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    Me too ! I guess we need to be more observant but I've been busy eating pizza.
     
  21. Nov 21, 2014 #20

    DataGG

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    It could also be done without messing with the avatar. Perhaps changing the colour of the nickname or adding a symbol after OP's nick? Perhaps * or # or whatever..

    Having said that, "Starter" is not terribly bad.. It works. We're being obsessive here.
     
  22. Nov 21, 2014 #21
    Sure but then it's even more abstract to casual visitors :)
     
  23. Nov 21, 2014 #22

    Bystander

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    Keep picking and he's going to switch it to a "starter's pistol" and not use blanks.
     
  24. Nov 21, 2014 #23

    RonL

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    The only change I would make, is a shade of blue that compliments Monique's beautiful blue eye avatar:cool::oops:
     
  25. Nov 21, 2014 #24

    Danger

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    I actually find it quite handy, now that I know what it means. Before, I just thought that it was a new member. I hadn't been in any threads started by old-timers whose avatars were still on screen by the time I arrived.
     
  26. Nov 21, 2014 #25

    DaveC426913

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    I did not know what it meant either. I thought it was a badge for someone who starts lots of threads or something.

    However, now that I know, I really like it.

    I don't mind it being really obvious - it helps when scanning down a page of 25 threads.

    I can't think of a better one-word label.
     
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