I think it would be really nice if a special title was given to authors of books, such as Bill Brogden and RHE three. Possible suggestions: Honorary Deputy Traveling Doctor The advantage of this is that people who are not good with names (I'm OK with them) will know that the person answering their question is an expert. And some of the authors that have been invited are not particularly well known. The disadvantage is that you might want to have titles reflect JavaRanch experience period. Thus, we had Mr. Roberts, Heller and Ernest (sp?) being greenhorns, but maybe you like it that way. Whaddya think? Paul R -- A thought from a greenhorn in every sense of the word.
I agree with Paul R. And how about titles for people that arer always spouting off at the mouth are are full of misinformation. I don't know who these people are (I hope I am not one of them) but titles like Town Drunk or Mangy Stray Dog. just a Thought paul
Great ideas, guys. I think that giving Authors and the like special titles is a good idea but it might make little people like myself feel rather less important than the big people (like Mr. Roberts, Heller and Ernest). I think regardless of my replies, I would rather enjoy being Mangy Stray Dog...perhaps we could have votes for certain ranch Members to have certain titles... Either that or they could call all of us Paul...it seems to work for this topic :-)
Huh? Then how do you change people to bartenders and sheriffs? It's automatic when you do certain things? Not trying to be smart-alecky, I'm just disappointed my idea won't work and I'm interested on what *does* work. Paul
The UBB software which we use here has a small set of member types which roughly correspond to: new member, experienced member, forum moderator and general administrator. When setting up a site you are free to use whatever names you like for these roles, so we use "greenhorn", "ranch hand", "bartender" and "sheriff". Adding any extra classifications, although a good idea is beyond the capabilities of the software.