Why are some veterans signed in as Guests?

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  1. Josias macrumors 68000

    Josias

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    Out of curiousity/boredom I was looking through the Old Skool forum, noticing that many members who been here for a long time such as jefhatfield and tazo are signed in as Guests...:confused:
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  2. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Because for some reason they've asked for their account to be closed. :(

    Although jefhatfield's disappearance is relatively recent because I'm almost positive I remember reading some posts by him earlier this year
     
  3. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

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    I'm pretty sure tazo was banned, way back in the day... maybe that has something to do with it? But I'm shocked to see guest under jefhatfield :(.
     
  4. Josias thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Hmm, I dunno if there's just been a little crack-up with the titles. I remember lilstewart being "banned" for a day or two...:confused:
     
  5. Applespider macrumors G4

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    People can have short-term bans

    And since jefhatfield no longer appears in the members list, I really think that he's asked to have his membership deleted. It's a shame and I hope that whatever he's doing now, he's having fun and success doing it.
     
  6. Josias thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Damn, all teh Old Skoolers are gone soon. Anyways, how can people have short term bans? Bad behaviour, or arn just felt evil that night?:D

    (I'm in for a short term ban...)
     
  7. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

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    It's kind of like a timeout/warning before a permanent ban takes place. For instance, macgeek2005 was banned for a short time, and since his behavior didn't improve, he was later banned permanently.
     
  8. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    It is sad to see some of the original members leave. :(
     
  9. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    So sad so sad..............here have a cookie:)

    I know I've seen Jefhat recently....or did I






    Bless
     
  10. XIII macrumors 68040

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    I had a one day ban for a bad comment to another member. :eek:
     
  11. vniow macrumors G4

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    Yup. tazo was banned. The first demi ever banned actually. jef's a different story though, one which I have no clue. :confused:
     
  12. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    was tazo really a veteran ....


    to me he was a kid who just posted way to often and couldn't respect others, I don't even think he was here that long, he just posted tons
     
  13. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    who's the oldest original member left? :confused:
     
  14. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Mmm, cookies. ;) :D



    I thought that I saw him lurking about not too long ago myself..... :)
     
  15. MacNut macrumors Core

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    That sounds like a cue for Doctor Q to enter.
     
  16. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    Arn

    Just replace the 1 at the end of the URL with 2 and then 3 and so on to increase your way through history.
     
  17. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    Damn, jef left? Well... I hope none of you all are leaving... *sniff* It just hurts to see people go... :(

    :p



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  18. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Thanks for figuring out who the oldest member was SilentPanda. :)


    But I hope that you don't get in trouble with Doctor Q for telling us, you know that statistics, figures, facts, etc..., are his job. ;) :D
     
  19. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Arn is the obvious anwser since its his site he is of course gonna be the oldest, If you want oldest normal active member I beleve its Blakespot
     
  20. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    Actually, Blakespot is the "other" admin of MacRumors.




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  21. MacNut macrumors Core

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    hmm well then the next active name on the list is, kainjow

    wait scratch that, curmi is next in line
     
  22. DMPDX macrumors 6502

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    I'm confused. To be logged in and have the status of guest means that the member has navigated to MR and put in his/her log in info, and can post, but it hjust says guest? why would it just say guest? why wouldnt it say the 68... whatever thing. What exactly does the guest status do to a member, and how does one acquire that status?
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  23. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    If you read the second post in this thread by Applespider, she'll tell you why.
    Or if not, it's because that person asked his/her account to be closed, meaning deleted, baleted, whatever.




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  24. Josias thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Sad the old chaps are leaving. It is actually quite interesting looking in the Old Skool forum. Give it a try, pause your spammingspree, and learn from the elders...:p

    Anyways, I found the first post (which was by arn). The second is a newbie who made 2 posts!:D
     
  25. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

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    I'm not here to toot my own horn, but I know that I'm one of the oldest active members of the board. My member number is 540 and I registered almost 6 years ago...
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    But it is sad to see those people go. They've been dropping out here and there over the past few years. Hopefully the rest of us can step up to the plate. I usually only get a chance to post frequently during the summer months. I know a few of the older members have moved on to different careers, or had other life events that have affected their time on MR. Again, as Applespider said, I hope all is well with them.
     

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