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What is the Starter tag in my Avatar?

  1. May 19, 2015 #1

    vmr101

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    I have used the PF forums on and off for the past few years. I logged in a little while back and noticed it upgraded.
    I also noticed I have a Starter tag across my avatar? What is it?

    Also I just upgraded to gold membership to show my support, as the forum has been very helpful through my part times studies.
     
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  3. May 19, 2015 #2

    russ_watters

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    It identifies you as the starter of this thread.
     
  4. May 19, 2015 #3

    vmr101

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    Oh that makes sense. I feel silly not realising that :O

    Thanks !
     
  5. May 20, 2015 #4
    A few people have been confused by this, myself included. I think the feature isn't really that useful if no one understands what it means... maybe "starter" isn't the right word. Internet jargon generally calls such people OPs, for "Original Poster".
     
  6. May 20, 2015 #5

    vmr101

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    I agree with you dipole, OP i would have understood. Starter made me think my account was low on posts or part of the starting community / members from years ago.
    I had only posted in my own threads so always saw it on my avatar.
     
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