This is the way I’ve looked at it. Sort of a charter member designation. I’ve no problem with keeping these grandfathered titles, as they’re part of forum history.
I think she meant the thread from 2014 is when she first noticed.
No, in 2014 on the thread I linked here.
I think it helps. Kind of like a hat, sunglasses, a mustache … one more distinguishing feature among others. Isn’t fool-proof though.
I may just be unobservant.
On the other hand, I reckon I could score full marks identifying existing users titles in a quiz format
are you saying i have a mustache?!
Well you have a little something under your nose.
My reaction first is Who is or was Laurel who awarded titles? How did it come about?
As someone who’s been on here for 7 or 8 years I always thought it odd that some people had titles and I did wonder why. It does create a kind of clique that those with titles belong to and the rest of us don’t.
However I must admit I assumed it was a left over from the migration to the Forum from Lines. Now that I know it’s something that was given out to some but not all makes it seem like a favour for friends which is even worse than my wrong assumption.
Laurel is Len’s partner. She created LaCava.
I am currently crafting an 11 part series on titles befitting my own.
Thank you for reposting this. It was good to give it another read.
There was basically nobody using forum at the time to be fair to Laurel.
I can assure you they weren’t given out as favors to friends. Laurel doesn’t know any of us personally. You could ask her at one time to give you one. No one at that time was excluded.
To perhaps offer perspective on this, at the time it seemed to me that titles were given based on a random joke, post, or general helpfulness at the time.
I think I was probably one of the last ones given as some people asked Laurel to give me one after one of my posts.
I assumed that they stopped playing around with titles because they saw it might become a full time job. I don’t see titles as a favor for friends at all, but just something left over from some initial forum playfulness.
I am in favor of continuing to discontinue bestowing new tag lines.
I don’t know what you mean here. I didn’t blame her for anything.
If you search the Meta category for “titles” you will find a lot of July 2014 threads.
The beginning of the forum was not a positive time for this community. We lost many members and some long- time members were angry.
I think Titles/Tags were a step towards creating a positive, fun community.