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Bob Postelnik
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Re: Welcome Back, Friends ...

Postby Bob Postelnik » January 17th, 2008, 10:21 pm

This is my third time in all..

I hope the third time is a charm...
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Re: Welcome Back, Friends ...

Postby Richard Perrin » January 17th, 2008, 11:07 pm

Yesterday my member number was 223. Now I am checking on to see what the number I've become to. Just want to know.

Well, I do feel welcome back! :)

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Re: Welcome Back, Friends ...

Postby Gordolini » January 18th, 2008, 4:33 am

Richard - We may have a problem...

I noticed that Chris Aguilar posted an observation that a previous post in this same thread is under a new name. Same has happened to me. I just looked at the Michael Close new book thread - and Mark Jensen's name is displayed instead of Michael Close...

It appears that some (all????) posts are associated with the member number and not the member name. Therefore, as more people register and take over the former registered member numbers, this problem will continue to grow. Is there a solution?

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Re: Welcome Back, Friends ...

Postby Gordolini » January 18th, 2008, 4:37 am

I see this has already been noted in another thread about the glitches...I did not realize the impact until now. Wow

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Re: Welcome Back, Friends ...

Postby Rick Ruhl » January 18th, 2008, 6:02 am

Not a big deal, we're all back now.

John LeBlanc
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Re: Welcome Back, Friends ...

Postby John LeBlanc » January 18th, 2008, 7:24 am

Originally posted by Gordon Springstead:
I see this has already been noted in another thread about the glitches...I did not realize the impact until now. Wow
There's a solution to that problem that's fairly simple in design, but maybe not so simple in implementation. But the crux of the matter is the BBS software links a post's author's user ID (our number) with a name. As the old numbers get reassigned the old posts display the new owner's name.

This raises an interesting issue. If the old number owner had a habit of saying...you know...provocative things, thanks to the miracle of Google searches, these old thoughts may begin to reflect on the new owner's name. Hahahaha. (Sorry. I don't why that slipped out.)

On the other hand, some new owners may get a boost in cred due to a previous owner's Way.

John

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Joe Pecore
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Re: Welcome Back, Friends ...

Postby Joe Pecore » January 18th, 2008, 7:59 am

Originally posted by John LeBlanc:
This raises an interesting issue....
Looks like Brad has it all fixed and I don't think we have to worry about that scenario.

250+ members already re-registered! Glad to see everyone getting back online.
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Re: Welcome Back, Friends ...

Postby John LeBlanc » January 18th, 2008, 8:06 am

Originally posted by Joe Pecore:
Originally posted by John LeBlanc:
[b] This raises an interesting issue....
Looks like Brad has it all fixed and I don't think we have to worry about that scenario. [/b]
No, it's not fixed, as this one example will demonstrate (and there are plenty others):
http://geniimagazine.com/forum/cgi-bin/ ... 176#000000

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Re: Welcome Back, Friends ...

Postby Richard Kaufman » January 18th, 2008, 8:15 am

Brad is slowly working through the process of getting people's numbers and posts "realigned."

We're having a few other problems as well--several people's registrations (second ones) have vanished. So, something is hinky and we're trying to figure it out. I know you'll all be patient. I'm going to take an antacid tablet now.
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Gene B
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Re: Welcome Back, Friends ...

Postby Gene B » January 18th, 2008, 8:20 am

Alright---Re-Re-registered--let's see what my new new number is!! :confused:

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Re: Welcome Back, Friends ...

Postby Gord » January 18th, 2008, 8:24 am

Aaaaand I'm back.
*Whew* I was starting to withdrawal.

Richard, this is a lot of work to go through to make sure Mark Lewis can never post again.

Gord

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Re: Welcome Back, Friends ...

Postby Mark Jensen » January 18th, 2008, 9:02 am

I did go look at the Mike Close new book thread yesterday...wonder if that had anything to do with my name being there of if it is just the C word.

Best,

Mark

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Re: Welcome Back, Friends ...

Postby John LeBlanc » January 18th, 2008, 9:04 am

I don't think you're Close, Mark.

John

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Re: Welcome Back, Friends ...

Postby Pete Biro » January 18th, 2008, 9:21 am

If you're worried about your number, forget it, go practice your invisible pass.
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Re: Welcome Back, Friends ...

Postby Larry Barnowsky » January 18th, 2008, 9:29 am

It's good to be back. I hope I am realigned. :)
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Re: Welcome Back, Friends ...

Postby tedski » January 18th, 2008, 12:49 pm

Originally posted by Tom Frame:
I'm baaaa-aaaaack!
That was interesting - Tom Frame's username and mine transposed on the original message :confused:

Nevertheless, I am glad to see the forum is up and running :)

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Re: Welcome Back, Friends ...

Postby Gordolini » January 18th, 2008, 1:37 pm

tedski - a few other name swaps - note the impact in the celebrated Erdnase thread:

Craig Chamberlain (formerly Jason England)
Jim Maloney #5 (formerly Matt Field)

I think Richard went to Sam's Club to buy a case of Pepto...

Best Wishes, Gordon

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Re: Welcome Back, Friends ...

Postby Leonard Hevia » January 18th, 2008, 3:09 pm

When I saw the Magic Portal momentarily open, I dove through head first like Douglas Fairbanks. When I looked over my shoulder, I could swear I saw Bob Farmer diving in behind me...

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Re: Welcome Back, Friends ...

Postby Michael Kamen » January 18th, 2008, 3:53 pm

Appears several of us had to re- re-register. I want my lower number back!
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Re: Welcome Back, Friends ...

Postby rage » January 18th, 2008, 10:18 pm

post number 1.
with an N

Camilla
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Re: Welcome Back, Friends ...

Postby Camilla » January 18th, 2008, 11:39 pm

Just saying hello and glad to be here.

Linds
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Re: Welcome Back, Friends ...

Postby Linds » January 18th, 2008, 11:51 pm

Hi all

Just a test post to see my new number and thank Richard for the help in sorting out the strange glitch that happened on my first re reg. :)

Linds

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Re: Welcome Back, Friends ...

Postby Carl Mercurio » January 19th, 2008, 7:21 am

I'm back. Now if I only had something to say.

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Re: Welcome Back, Friends ...

Postby Bill McFadden » January 19th, 2008, 3:59 pm

RK, have I ever told you how much I think of a guy who can use, "hinky" correctly in a sentence?

Thanks to you and to Brad for your yeoman, herculean work this past week. And thanks to Dustin and Jim for their critical support.

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Re: Welcome Back, Friends ...

Postby Timothy Hyde » January 19th, 2008, 5:00 pm

Don't read this sentence.
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Re: Welcome Back, Friends ...

Postby Robert Toomer » January 19th, 2008, 5:45 pm

Where's Steve V ?
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