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Community members are encouraged to click the "Report Post" icon in the lower left of a given post if they feel the post is in violation of the rules. This will alert the Moderators to take a look.

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Try a Search First
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Similarly, if you are uploading a zipped archive, you should simply create a .ZIP file and not a self-extracting .EXE as many users will not run your EXE file.
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Please Read: Real names

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  • Please Read: Real names

    There is now a Real Name field added to the user profile that will show up above their location in a user's post.

    It is required at registration, but for those that are already registered, please take a moment to visit the User Control Panel (User CP on the top menu) and then click Edit Profile on the left. The "Real name" field is at the top under Required Information.

    On the old Phorum-based board, this was a moot point, since your email address was tied directly to your real name and pseudonyms were not allowed. However, it is impossible to enforce this here, so I'd ask that everyone take a moment to fill this information out so we know who we are talking to.

    Thanks!
    Last edited by AaronBBrown; 10-19-2005, 09:31 AM.
    Aaron Brown
    Alpha Software Development Team

  • #2
    Thanks Aaron! I wonder if it might be a good idea to put a sticky about this on each forum for just a week or two?

    Ray Lyons

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    • #3
      Anyone who used the same email address on this board as on the old board now has the Real Name field updated. I was able to pull in data from the old board (using Alpha Five, of course). This leaves only about 100 users without real names filled in.
      Aaron Brown
      Alpha Software Development Team

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      • #4
        Bumping this so it shows up in New Posts again.

        The following members do not have their real names listed. Please go to your user options and add it so we know who we are talking to:

        aes
        agc353
        bmutlu
        bodat
        Brent
        brittc
        Caboose
        cobsqldata
        cplgroup
        czar_g
        dakotaskustoms
        ddgcpa
        delbekew
        derron
        devaux
        drericha
        eashes
        ernman97
        finney
        foodminer
        Fredican
        gablesmotel
        Grin
        gsuhok
        Hatter
        heepster
        Hilllo
        Hoppy42day
        hthams
        jas
        jlemecthomas
        matrixxrnd@aol.com
        medic934
        Mellco
        metadyne
        MinamiT
        miro
        mln
        Nuke_trt
        patrick6
        programsplus
        R A
        rivulus
        sansiveri
        SOB9999
        superdave
        Timrx
        tlandmesser
        Tobie
        tracinne
        trackmanpete
        treyes
        troyz
        vajraman
        Last edited by AaronBBrown; 10-21-2005, 10:52 AM.
        Aaron Brown
        Alpha Software Development Team

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