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Post# 974050   12/16/2017 at 15:50 (310 days old) by speedqueen (Harrison Twp, Michigan)        

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I only just noticed that depending on how one logs on for the day changes the case of the screen name for everything posted on that log-in period and does not change after the case of letters changes again.

I will follow this post with an extreme example of this where I will log out and log back in with "sPeEDqUeEN" instead of my usual "speedqueen".

Is this supposed to happen?

Post# 974051 , Reply# 1   12/16/2017 at 15:51 (310 days old) by sPeEDqUeEN (Harrison Twp, Michigan)        

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This time with the crazy serial killer login.

Post# 974052 , Reply# 2   12/16/2017 at 15:53 (310 days old) by speedqueen (Harrison Twp, Michigan)        

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Logged back in as usual and the crazy username still stays for the above post.

Post# 974053 , Reply# 3   12/16/2017 at 16:01 (310 days old) by IowaBear (Cedar Rapids, IA)        

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The search function still finds all your posts regardless of the case you enter there.


So it looks like a way to get creative and change it up on a daily basis if you really want to!


Post# 974260 , Reply# 4   12/17/2017 at 14:30 (309 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

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Yes that is suppose to happen that way, some members back in the early days of the Discuss-o-Mat asked for the ability to have the case of your username match how you log in.

Post# 974289 , Reply# 5   12/17/2017 at 17:10 (309 days old) by speedqueen (Harrison Twp, Michigan)        

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I kind of like that. Another question, how old is the software that runs the Discuss-O-Mat? Who wrote it? As I can see, it seems far more reliable than some other forums I have been a member of, I have NEVER seen this site down!

Post# 974298 , Reply# 6   12/17/2017 at 17:41 (309 days old) by GusHerb (Chicago/NWI)        

The site has gone down only a few times in all my years here, only for short periods. Robert keeps everything running quite smoothly.

Post# 974300 , Reply# 7   12/17/2017 at 17:55 (309 days old) by speedqueen (Harrison Twp, Michigan)        
For contrast,

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An autism forum I'm a member of frequently goes down, almost every few days. The owner has all but ignored the site and left the Mods to sort out any mess. At one point there was a mass exodus of the best moderators after he promised for the umpteenth time that the flawed and broken site software would be upgraded. It took a full year or more for anything to actually happen after his first claimed date of cut-over.

The owner of the site, Alex Plank, has been too busy at Hollywood photo shoots as an adviser to various shows and movies on how to portray an autistic character. The only reason for his fame is his site that he now neglects. His fame got to his head.

By the way, the promised new site software is down more frequently than the old site ever was.

Thanks for your hard work, Robert!

Post# 974311 , Reply# 8   12/17/2017 at 18:42 (309 days old) by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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Yes, it's the perfect time of year to thank Robert for putting together and maintaining what I consider to be among the best designed web sites on the entire worldwide web.

Post# 974351 , Reply# 9   12/17/2017 at 22:27 (308 days old) by diesirae7 (Central Illinois)        

I rather like the "crazy serial killer" screen name LOL

Post# 974356 , Reply# 10   12/17/2017 at 23:17 (308 days old) by speedqueen (Harrison Twp, Michigan)        
"like the crazy serial..."

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I actually thought about logging in and making a bunch of posts that way to see people's reactions but that isn't my personality to do such things.

Post# 974359 , Reply# 11   12/17/2017 at 23:27 (308 days old) by SuDsMaStEr (East of SF, West of Eden, California)        

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You learn something every day here...




Post# 974361 , Reply# 12   12/17/2017 at 23:50 (308 days old) by gUShErB (Chicago/NWI)        

MaYbE yOu JuSt nEEd a LiTtLe eNcOuRaGemENt!

Post# 974363 , Reply# 13   12/17/2017 at 23:56 (308 days old) by sPeEDqUeEN (Harrison Twp, Michigan)        

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Okay, you got me, I guess I am not completely opposed to fun!

By the way, what a way to make your 1000th post!

Post# 974364 , Reply# 14   12/18/2017 at 00:04 (308 days old) by gUShErB (Chicago/NWI)        

Omg I didn't even realize that! Well, glad I made it somewhat noteworthy!

Post# 974467 , Reply# 15   12/18/2017 at 14:51 (308 days old) by Unimatic1140 (Minneapolis)        

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Another question, how old is the software that runs the Discuss-O-Mat? Who wrote it?

Thanks Richard, I created this site originally in 2001. I re-wrote the current Forum software in 2004 and named it the Discuss-o-Mat, so it's now over 13 years old. I wrote it all from scratch, that's why it looks like no other forum software out there, with the exception of Vacuumland which I created using the same custom software.

Post# 974481 , Reply# 16   12/18/2017 at 16:37 (308 days old) by sPeEDqUeEN (Harrison Twp, Michigan)        

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It sure is darned reliable, have you ever thought of selling the software? It certainly is better than what most forums use.

What would be the maximum amount of active members that the site can reliably handle, or is it infinite depending on the server capacity? On that other site I mentioned, the old software would dump the user to an holding page asking them to try again to post later if a few users tried to post at the same time.

Post# 974485 , Reply# 17   12/18/2017 at 17:02 (308 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

Although my profile says "Member since 2007," I was actually around several years before that. For reasons I no longer recall, I deleted my profile in 2007. A few hours later, having come to my senses, I added my profile back into the membership. To my dismay, the previous years were lost. I'm pretty sure I wasn't a member when 9/11 (2001) happened, but I do remember when the new 'Discuss-O-Mat' format was adopted. It made the site so much easier to use. I wasn't going by 'Frigilux' in my earliest posts, either.

God, how time flies!

Thanks, Robert (and others who contribute behind the scenes) for everything you've done to make AW a great community.

Post# 974503 , Reply# 18   12/18/2017 at 18:08 (308 days old) by vacerator (Macomb, Michigan)        
Thank's to Robert!

PeacE to everyone!

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