Bold Username: Logged in User

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  1. arn macrumors god

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    Based on some discussion, I added a feature for testing/evaluation in which your own username is bolded in the threadview.

    Anyone love it or hate it?

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  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    It's a bit bold for me. Don't really see a need for it either...I know I'm here and what I posted. :p :D

    Could be an aid for those without avatars though.
     
  3. arn thread starter macrumors god

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    ya, that's what I was thinking was that we are a little spoiled by having the avatars for so long

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  4. AJ Muni macrumors 65816

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    I like it, don't have to scroll all the way up anymore to see who the OP was.

    Edit: Though you were talking about the "thread starter" under your name. I like both features.
     
  5. Big-TDI-Guy macrumors 68030

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    I dig - thought I was losing it just a minute ago when it changed on my mac.

    It's nice, because I've scrolled through posts with a LOT of replies, and lost my reply in the sea of responses. Helps to pick up where I left off.

    Thumbs up for me.
     
  6. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    Can it be made an optional feature? I know it sort of bulges out at me right now, but that could be because I'm still getting used to it.
     
  7. yg17 macrumors G5

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    I just saw it for the first time and thought I was special for a minute :D

    Doesn't really serve a purpose to me, but it doesn't bother me either.
     
  8. anti-microsoft macrumors 68000

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    I don't mind about it really, the thing I DO like is the "THREAD STARTER" message under the thread starters name.
     
  9. MacNut macrumors Core

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    It is too bold. Make it reg size with the "thread starter" tag.

    I don't like seeing it under my every post. I know who I am I hope. Just use it for starter threads.
     
  10. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    I don't really care for it. I don't really see the advantages.
     
  11. MacNut macrumors Core

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    I have to agree, can't a person just look at the main page to see who the starter is. I don't like the bold under my name at all. Does it really matter who started the thread when they are going over 500 posts?
     
  12. fistful macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not to fond of the the bold username. I myself don't generally need to locate my own posts after I've posted but I think "Thread Starter" under the username is a nice touch.

    A feature I've seen at other forums where all posts you've posted have their own colour. mods, admins or other special group (contributors for example) have their own colour.

    here is an example of what I mean:

    Picture-2.jpg
     
  13. MacNut macrumors Core

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    All the multi colors would get bothersome on the eyes. I think the Demi-God tags work well enough.
     
  14. fistful macrumors 6502a

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    Possibly. Although you wouldn't see other users posts being coloured unless the staff and or contributors had their own colours. There could for example be only two colours; one for the poster which only the poster would see and one for the thread starter which everyone would see. The colours could be more subtle than my example.
     
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  16. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Don't like them... at first sight, they don't communicate anything of substantial use to be made permanent and global features. I especially don't like the dark green type... Options in the CP panel, if possible.
     
  17. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    I can't say I mind too much. Maybe it'll be useful for those without avatars, but I agree with Blue Velvet in that there should be an option to turn it off if we want.

    Although I am loving the whole 'thread starter' idea. That can be incredibly useful.
     
  18. bartelby macrumors Core

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    I agree with BV.
    It also makes the pages look cluttered.
     
  19. cbrain macrumors 65816

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    I also agree with Blue Velvet, there really should be an option to disable these new features in the User CP.

    I also find that my username is too bold.
     
  20. iBlue macrumors Core

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    I wouldn't be bothered if it stayed or went but I do sort of prefer it without - or at least an option one can turn off or on in userCP
     
  21. fistful macrumors 6502a

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    I've probably been doing a terrible job at explaining it but I'm not sure how else to put it at the moment.
     
  22. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Psssst! Let's announce that people who are the most intelligent, most popular, and best looking now have their names in bold. Everyone will think they are special! :)

    Seriously, I vote no to the bold look.
     
  23. Nermal Moderator

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    Frankly I think it's distracting and unnecessary.
     
  24. samh004 macrumors 68020

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    I thought there'd been a rendering issue on my page...

    Don't see a need, but then again I do have an avatar, could be useful to those without, an option to turn it on or off would be useful too.
     
  25. annk Administrator

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    I like it, I often end up scrolling and page-backing to find the OP. But so many people don't like it that it would be best to have it as an option.
     

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