Making the Forum More Interesting

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 02, 2006 at 23:09
ThreadID: 30369 Views:2298 Replies:11 FollowUps:41
This Thread has been Archived
I have often wondered why some Forumites leave the words "Member - " in front of their Screen Name. Also many members dont put vehicle descriptions in. And many of us dont use the Photo Gallery. Would make for a more interesting site if we used more of the features available
Back Expand Un-Read 0 Moderator

Reply By: Trevor M (SA) - Thursday, Feb 02, 2006 at 23:27

Thursday, Feb 02, 2006 at 23:27
I guess I never thought about it and just ran with the default....have now deleted "Member..." from my Screen name. Not sure if that is an earth bleep tering thing or not???

Trev (not taking the ppiiss)

PS I'll load some phot's as soon as I can get some Klingons to stand still enough! (now taking the ppiiss)
AnswerID: 152635

Follow Up By: Trekkie - Thursday, Feb 02, 2006 at 23:38

Thursday, Feb 02, 2006 at 23:38
Good one Trevor
No need to add the Klingons
!MPG:7!
0
FollowupID: 406366

Follow Up By: Trevor M (SA) - Thursday, Feb 02, 2006 at 23:46

Thursday, Feb 02, 2006 at 23:46
just had a look at your rig details. My one finger typing would take too long!
0
FollowupID: 406367

Reply By: Yeah Mate - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 07:38

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 07:38
Well maybe some don’t want to disclose their info on pictures, like rego # etc through fear of being stolen.
And as for vehicle descriptions this could be because sometimes it looks like a game of, he with the most toys wins.
Cause, there’s the can’t be #$%^&d factor, just my 2cents worth :-)
AnswerID: 152657

Follow Up By: Trekkie - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 13:19

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 13:19
Could be correct re rego - do you cover it up when you drive around - cannot see why it could get stolen by showing the number - but you could always blank it out in the picture
Re the vehicle descriptions - if I am looking for advice, I would like to know what others have done similar to mine.
0
FollowupID: 406438

Follow Up By: udm - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 16:34

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 16:34
I would have thought that the rego blocking on pics was for not allowing people to see who/where drivers have been.
0
FollowupID: 406512

Reply By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 07:58

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 07:58
I think Members should keep "Member" in front of their screen name . I am always interested to know who supports the site .
And if I see an interesting post , I often wonder about the person posting and click on their details .
More info the better, I reckon .
Willie
AnswerID: 152658

Follow Up By: Trekkie - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 13:28

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 13:28
Willie see one of the comments below, ONLY members have the Rig/Profile & Message Button. Like you I ofter click to get more about the poster& the more info there, the better
0
FollowupID: 406441

Follow Up By: udm - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 16:53

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 16:53
Willie, nothing personal, but... why would you want to know which members support the site or not? Does this make me less person?

Ulises
0
FollowupID: 406538

Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Epping .Syd. - Saturday, Feb 04, 2006 at 13:12

Saturday, Feb 04, 2006 at 13:12
Only if you feel you are .
0
FollowupID: 406731

Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic)&Moses - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 07:58

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 07:58
I wonder why a person nominating himself as a Trekkie would ever want a 4by. I reckon if I showed my other interests as my rig pic or screen name there would be dis-interest. I actually put "Member" in front, I didn't leave it in front. I actually included Moses when another guy in Victoria named himself John R.
Cheers,
Who?
John

Member
My Profile  My Position  Send Message

AnswerID: 152659

Reply By: Member - Brian (Gold Coast) - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 08:07

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 08:07
Hi Trekkie.......
I left the "Member" thing there as when I joined it seemed everyone who was a member had member in front of their name to show they were a member as opposed to those who weren't a member NOT having member in front of their name.
Makes perfect sense really doesn't it??
;-)

I read your list as well, how long did it take to alphabeticalize everything?? Well done! (NTTP!)

I haven't too many pics on my page, 'cos I'm too lazy to re-size them for inclusion on the site. That's my reason...... our club web page will do it automatically if it's required but this one, AFAIK, doesn't.

And so what if you're a trekkie with a 4by!!!!! As long as youy're enjoying it! Good on ya!
AnswerID: 152662

Follow Up By: Member JD- Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 08:25

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 08:25
Hi.
I'm a Trekkie with a 4by!! and it really does'nt fit!.but if you dig in the murk (memory) a bit further...the Space Family Robinson had the intergalatic 4by perfect for sight seeing with all terrian tracks and a beut laser for fighting for your rites on or off the road.....;-}
JD
0
FollowupID: 406390

Follow Up By: Member - Brian (Gold Coast) - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 08:30

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 08:30
I need a "Robot" that waves it arms around saying
"Warning Warning Washout Aprroaching!!!!"

LOL.......

I'm a bit of a trekkie too..... loved the next gen series!
0
FollowupID: 406392

Follow Up By: Member - bushfix - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 09:39

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 09:39
G'day Brian,

what about thisrobot?

amazing but a bit freaky....

0
FollowupID: 406407

Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - David - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 10:17

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 10:17
Brian & Others,

Auto pic download and resize should be installed in the next two weeks so this will make that job a lot easier. I am waiting on our new server to be commissioned 13/2 as this will alow me to build the program that will do this job for us.
David (DM) & Michelle (MM)
---------------------------------
Always working not enough travelling!

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message
Moderator

0
FollowupID: 406413

Follow Up By: Trekkie - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 13:34

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 13:34
Great job David - will save ages messing around with editing software. Dont you just love computers and servrers. Just put a new server in at work about a montha go - would you believe that the mother board on the old server carked it just as they started the download to the new server.
0
FollowupID: 406442

Follow Up By: Member - Brian (Gold Coast) - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 16:37

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 16:37
David,

You are doing a great job with this site..... but you knew that didn't you!

I echo everyone elses thanks for the effort you put in here.
0
FollowupID: 406514

Follow Up By: Member No 1- Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 17:45

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 17:45
bushfix...quote from your link..."Replacements for models draped over cars at motor shows is another possible early application, he says. "Then you don't need to hire beautiful women.""

looks like we wont be going to car shows anymore guys!!!
0
FollowupID: 406549

Reply By: Member - Jack - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 08:58

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 08:58
I don't know what having (or not having) "Member" in front of your name does to make the Forum more "interesting". It's not something I have ever taken any notice of, to be honest. My "Member" came up automatically (...do I need to re-word that???).

But being a member, for me, means I am assisting Dave and the Exploroz team in maintaining what I consider to be the best site of this type on the Internet. The help I have had since I joined has saved me many times more than the membership fee. I am happy to support them. Others are entitled to their own views, and I am fine with that, too.

What (to me) makes this Forum interesting is the wide variety of views, the unqualified assistance you receive when you ask for help and advice, and the experiences of others. And, of course, when things start to get out of hand, the simple, sobering one-liners that Truckster throws in.

I have a stock standard 80 Series Landcruiser with a steel roof rack and a few "odds and ends" fitted, and don't think I need to waste bandwidth with it.

Just my $0.02 worth.

Jack
The hurrieder I go, the behinder I get. (Lewis Carroll-Alice In Wonderland)

Member
My Profile  My Position  Send Message

AnswerID: 152675

Follow Up By: Member - Reiner G (QLD) - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 09:15

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 09:15
Spot on Jack, I'm a great believer in "user pays".... not sure what we spend on Video hire per year but a lot more than I pay to be a member here. More entertaiment and many more laughs than the telly.
Not to mention the money I safe by picking somebody elses brain.
Best group on the net and well worth the membershop fee.
And you can spell whichever way you like in here :-))
cheers and a good weekend to all.
Reiner
0
FollowupID: 406403

Follow Up By: Trekkie - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 13:37

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 13:37
Member - Jack .. I agree 110% with all of that .. best site in Aust
0
FollowupID: 406443

Follow Up By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 15:06

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 15:06
Well said Jack - I had Member also and was proud of it - until I became an Advertiser instead.
0
FollowupID: 406476

Follow Up By: Member - Jack - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 16:11

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 16:11
Hi Ruth...

Sheesh .. you took the more costly option :)
Maybe you need "Advertiser - " in front of your name.

I hope to call by your fair establishment at some point during 2006. I will most definitely introduce myself when I arrive.

Best wishes
Jack
The hurrieder I go, the behinder I get. (Lewis Carroll-Alice In Wonderland)

Member
My Profile  My Position  Send Message

0
FollowupID: 406497

Follow Up By: Member - Brian (Gold Coast) - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 16:48

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 16:48
Ruth,
We're planning a visit to Birdsville this year as well..... will let you know our itinery..... looking forward to visiting your town!
0
FollowupID: 406534

Follow Up By: Ruth from Birdsville Caravan Park - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 17:43

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 17:43
Great, guys, make sure you get me before I leave though - it could be this weekend if Lotto comes in - then you'll have to find me here in Winter times out in the SD - otherwise I could be anywhere in Oz. Ha ha.
0
FollowupID: 406548

Reply By: Member No 1- Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 09:03

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 09:03
you can all be no2
AnswerID: 152676

Follow Up By: b4no1member - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 13:03

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 13:03
i cant be no2.
0
FollowupID: 406437

Follow Up By: Member No 1- Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 14:46

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 14:46
go to the end of the line then
0
FollowupID: 406460

Follow Up By: Patrick - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 15:14

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 15:14
Now Member No1......are you still having problems with your position in the queue? Good looks only are not going to get you there you know!
0
FollowupID: 406480

Follow Up By: Member - Brian (Gold Coast) - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 16:50

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 16:50
Hey Nudie..... a mate who is a fridgie also has had some psyche drama's.... I showed him some of your threads..... he's getting better now

;-))
0
FollowupID: 406536

Follow Up By: Member No 1- Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 17:42

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 17:42
its all these new refrigerants we inhale......bring back the freons
0
FollowupID: 406547

Reply By: Member - Ozdyssey (QLD) - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 09:10

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 09:10
I've often thought a 'click on bio' button would make things more interesting. Viewing voluntary info such as your real name, occupation etc

Can you imagine Trucksters

Hi my name is Bruce.....

:-)))))))))))

How could you not be a Trekkie.

One word (and 2 numbers)

7 of 9.

or Seven as I like to call her.

Here's her bio:

DELTA QUADRANT UPDATE BIO-FILE: Seven of Nine
Species: Human (assimilated by Borg as a child but severed as an adult, retaining portion of cybernetic implants)
Full Name at Birth: Annika Hansen
Parents: Magnus & Erin Hansen (both assimilated by Borg ca. 2356); only known surviving relative is an aunt, Irene Hansen
Place of birth: Tendara Colony, SD 25479
Marital status: Single
Last recorded assignment: U.S.S. Voyager (no formal assignment or rank)
Current status: Returned to Alpha Quadrant with Voyager in 2378



She has assimilated me. Resistance was absolutely futile.
AnswerID: 152678

Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 09:39

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 09:39
She's worth an implant or two........
VKS737 - Mobile 6352 (Selcall 6352)

Lifetime Member
My Profile  My Position  Send Message
Classifieds: Water Tank 55 Litre

0
FollowupID: 406408

Follow Up By: Trekkie - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 13:41

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 13:41
Member - Ozdyssey (QLD) .. if you wanted, you could put your bio in the Vehicle description (but take care with your privacy - there are lots of idiots out there)
0
FollowupID: 406444

Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 11:13

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 11:13
Trekkie,

Anyone who has a Rig/Profile & Msg at the bottom of their Posts and Replies, is a Member.

But visitors are not often aware of this.

I guess the prefix is therefore another method of identifying "claim of full membership" to ExplorOz.
Bill


I'm diagonally parked in a parallel Universe!

Member
My Profile  My Blog  My Position  Send Message

AnswerID: 152701

Reply By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 12:32

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 12:32
Why do people put pictures of their vehicle up, they all look the same just different colours. How about something interesting, don't be shy put up a pic of yourself like nudenut and myself. I already know what a patrol looks like. I want to know what YOU look like
AnswerID: 152707

Follow Up By: Sargent Dan - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 12:38

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 12:38
hahaha, you really are mad aren't you. Most here would want to hide their ugly dial.
0
FollowupID: 406432

Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 12:39

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 12:39
Don't you think I'm rather cute ?
0
FollowupID: 406434

Follow Up By: gramps - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 12:42

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 12:42
Which one of you are you talking about Ray ? :))))))))))
0
FollowupID: 406435

Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 14:12

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 14:12
you like my pic don't you gramps.
0
FollowupID: 406451

Follow Up By: gramps - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 14:17

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 14:17
Love it Ray, very cute. I had no idea you were triplets :)))
0
FollowupID: 406455

Follow Up By: Member - Pezza (QLD) - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 20:15

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 20:15
G'day Ray,
I agree with you on the 'vehicle' rig pics and have tried to stick something diferent up but couldn't figure out how to seperate it from a bunch of other pics in one email and then get it from the email to here.
I tried the 'right click, copy' thing on that one pic but it wouldn't work.
If you or anyone can help it would be great.

Avagoodn
Pezza
0
FollowupID: 406582

Follow Up By: Member - Ozdyssey (QLD) - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 23:44

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 23:44
I'm still having nightmares about your pic Mad Dog
0
FollowupID: 406634

Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Saturday, Feb 04, 2006 at 13:16

Saturday, Feb 04, 2006 at 13:16
oh well in that case it's best not to sleep :)

Some say I'd make a good SBS news reader.

Maybe I should change it for a studio shot that shows my better side.
0
FollowupID: 406732

Reply By: Crackles - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 13:56

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 13:56
Although not a member I do find it handy to look at member profiles & rig photo's to help sort out who has experience & credibility when posting, who has very little experience & is just staing an opinion, & who are the wankers.
Members should be proud to have it posted in front of their name & I wonder what people are so ashamed of when they remove it?
I personally aren't a member as for me I don't see enough benifits.(sorry Dave) I find it always cheaper to buy the advertised products elsewhere so not even the discounts interest me. I must say it is convienient though to buy books & maps through EO, very promt & able to track the sale at each stage of the purchase & I see this as more than enough support to justify use of the forum & other features.
What does get on my goat is people who don't sign off a post or respose with their first name. Makes me think of what they may be hiding & automatically I question their motives. Altenatively to filling out a long winded profile that looks like advertising credits on the side of a race car, it is handy when closing your post or response if you add any gear you may have. This way everyone can see what side of the fence you are sitting on :-)
For example if the post was on mounting fridges in 4bys (god forbid not again) I would sign off : Cheers Craig......HZJ105 Autofridge.

What was your name again Trekkie???? & please don't say it's Scott :-))

Cheers Craig........
Non Member ;-)
AnswerID: 152722

Follow Up By: Trekkie - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 14:16

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 14:16
Surname is Kirk .. but you can call me Captain

Celebrity "Star Trek" fans include:

Isaac Asimov
Bill Gates (who dressed up as Spock one Halloween)
Richard Rashid
Whoopi Goldberg (who petitioned for the role of Guinan)
Al Gore
Tom Hanks
Stephen Hawking
Dennis Haysbert, actor, "24"
Seth MacFarlane, creator, voices, "Family Guy"
Eddie Murphy
Ben Stiller, Actor, writer, comedian.
Phillip J. Fry, Fictional character on "Futurama"
Tom Bergeron
0
FollowupID: 406453

Follow Up By: Patrick - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 15:21

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 15:21
Looks like Trekkie has been 'beaming up' or ' boldly going....' much too often lately!!
0
FollowupID: 406487

Follow Up By: Crackles - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 15:54

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 15:54
Surrounding yourself with celebrity's names is not improving your credibility Captain & I'm sorry to say you're slipping into catorgory 3;-)
0
FollowupID: 406493

Follow Up By: gramps - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 16:39

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 16:39
And which category does that put you in Crackles ? :))))))
0
FollowupID: 406518

Follow Up By: Crackles - Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 20:47

Friday, Feb 03, 2006 at 20:47
I'll leave that up to you to decide gramps after reading a few of my witty & imformative responses B-)
0
FollowupID: 406591

Follow Up By: gramps - Saturday, Feb 04, 2006 at 00:28

Saturday, Feb 04, 2006 at 00:28
Hahahaha .. I thought you were going to join us in the majority group - category 3 LOLOLOL
0
FollowupID: 406651

Sponsored Links

Popular Products (13)