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Default title change

Post by Martin Blank » Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:06 pm

Since we started the forums more than 17 years ago, the default title for everyone has been "Crazy Person" (except for a brief stint with "Ohxon Mignun" as the default). While a well-meaning jest at the time, it's time we move to something that places less stigma on those with mental illnesses. BtEO recently brought this up to me, and having gone through a recent stint of brutal depression, I have my own personal take on this.

I'm opening this up to everyone. I don't have anything in mind at this time. The only requirements are that it contains no profanity and that it does not demean or stigmatize any group.
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Re: Default title change

Post by Kersus » Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:18 pm

I have worn my crazy person title with pride if that helps.

How about Hoboken Squat Cobbler?

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Re: Default title change

Post by keozen » Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:30 pm

I propose "Random Tony Clone"
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Re: Default title change

Post by Martin Blank » Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:46 pm

Kersus wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:18 pm
I have worn my crazy person title with pride if that helps.
Many have, but nevertheless, it's time for a change.
How about Hoboken Squat Cobbler?
Colorful. Added to the list.
keozen wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:30 pm
I propose "Random Tony Clone"
Also added to the list.
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Re: Default title change

Post by NorthernComfort » Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:42 pm

Degenerate Gambler
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Re: Default title change

Post by Sir Spankspeople » Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:05 pm

Myself and a lot of my friends are playing Animal Crossing, and several of us ended up picking "Unhindered Eventuality" as our passport nicknames, so that's one I like.

Edit: Completely independent of each-other too.
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Re: Default title change

Post by BtEO » Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:52 pm

Oooh, may I nominate "Redshirt" as the default.

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Re: Default title change

Post by Sir Spankspeople » Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:09 pm

Can Mav have "a very interestingly informed six year old"?
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Re: Default title change

Post by keozen » Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:34 am

BtEO wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:52 pm
Oooh, may I nominate "Redshirt" as the default.
Ohhh, I like this
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Re: Default title change

Post by Mae Dean » Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:13 pm

Seconded for Redshirt! :D

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Re: Default title change

Post by Deacon » Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:49 am

The only problem with the titles in phpBB is that they don’t change automatically over time, right? A lot of the old timers with many posts would also bear the redshirt tag.
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Re: Default title change

Post by FirebirdNC » Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:16 am

I like Redshirt it is fitting for getting your feet wet here on occasion lol.
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Re: Default title change

Post by Martin Blank » Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:00 pm

Deacon wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:49 am
The only problem with the titles in phpBB is that they don’t change automatically over time, right? A lot of the old timers with many posts would also bear the redshirt tag.
Over time, no. Only by post count. Ars Technica has a variant based on post count and account age, but they also have, like, a web developer. We originally avoided ranks by post count because we felt it would be unwelcoming to new users, something that happened (and still happens) on boards where those with massive post counts held undue sway.
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Re: Default title change

Post by FirebirdNC » Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:34 am

Mae needs to be changed to Forum Godess :).
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Re: Default title change

Post by Martin Blank » Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:16 am

Mae has that ability. That's up to her.

And I did find that there is an official extension called Auto Groups that can move around users automatically based on post count or account age, but not both. I'd rather do the latter, similar to Ars Technica's rank system, because otherwise it's too easy to game the system.
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