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What does it mean - No Hyperlink on PF Name?

  1. Jun 22, 2006 #1

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    I was reading through a thread today and noticed a PF name with no hyperlink associated with it. You know, such that when you select the name it should bring down a menu that says: View Public Profile, Send A Private Messag To ..., Send email to..., Find more posts by..., etc..

    What does it mean when there is no hyperlink associated with a PF Name?

    I am guessing it means something different from those who've earned the distinction of having a line through their PF name (those who've been shown the door) :uhh:
     
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    What is the member name?
     
  4. Jun 23, 2006 #3

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    I've found a few of those searching back through old posts of mine (yes, I'm vain enough to actually read my old posts). They're listed as guests and I'm pretty sure they're people that were banned a long time ago, before the last few upgrades. Don't quote me on that, though.
     
  5. Jun 23, 2006 #4
    sounds like an 'orphan' record or something in the backend db. The user has been deleted, but some of the posts remain.
     
  6. Jun 23, 2006 #5

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    The users from the sci.physics threads show up similarly, but it doesn't say "guest" beneath their name.
     
  7. Jun 23, 2006 #6

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    Here is an example.
    (in case there is an ambiguity, see message #3)
     
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  8. Jun 23, 2006 #7

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    Oh, you're really digging through the archives. Those are posts by people who are no longer members, some by request, some by banning. That's how previous versions of the forum software displayed the usernames of no-longer-existing members. In more recent posts since the forum upgrade, that shouldn't be happening.
     
  9. Jun 23, 2006 #8

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    Actually I wasn't digging, I found the same user as I read a thread about the etymology of our PF names.
     
  10. Jun 23, 2006 #9

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    Yeah, that particular former member requested his membership be terminated when he moved away somewhere out of the country. :frown: Banned members used to show up the same way.
     
  11. Jun 24, 2006 #10

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    I miss Boulderhead. :frown: He's in some remote part of Central America, I think.
     
  12. Jun 24, 2006 #11
    A little offtopic. What happend with sliverbackman:
    Here
    and here
     
  13. Jun 24, 2006 #12

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    That was a pretty old thread, no? Wasn't it started about two years ago?
     
  14. Jun 24, 2006 #13

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    That's an odd one, he has no profile until 2-18-06.
     
  15. Jun 24, 2006 #14

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    Thanks scott1, you're right "on topic", It's another good example of the missing hypertext. I see those posts were made this year.

    Hmmmm, were we using old forum software this year?

    I see what you mean.. Hmmmm, I wonder if his previous posts can be tied in, using grep or something
     
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  16. Jun 24, 2006 #15
    Wait if he did use that would that be breaking the PF gobal guidelines.
     
  17. Jun 24, 2006 #16

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    No, it doesn't make sense for more recent posts, just the older ones. That's a really weird one. His later posts look normal, but somehow his registration date is after his first post. When did we move to the new server? That's my best guess is that there was some glitch with the move that reset his registration date. He's still an active member, so maybe he'll feel his ears getting warm and come find out what we're saying about him, and have something that might help explain what happened.
     
  18. Jun 25, 2006 #17
    It would of been more members then one. I think we should ask him.
     
  19. Jun 25, 2006 #18

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    Huh :confused:

    I was referring to if an administrator was feeling ambitious and wanted to add hyperlinks to previous posts of an existing member (for the sake of completeness), using a grep may facilitate the process.
     
  20. Jun 25, 2006 #19

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    I believe it was linked to somewhere in the recent thread on the same topic.
     
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