Members and visitors

07/22/2009 - 14:17

OK, trying this for the first time - as a new contributor (though have been watching the old forum and start of the new community for a few months like a semi-committed soap fan) I'm trying to get the hang of the structures here - what's this member/visitor thing then? Should I feel flattered to be a member or a bit miffed if I'm still a visitor? Apparently it depends on the amount of activity you generate in the community, but quite a few of the "top posters" are still community visitors. Just an idle query; and what happened to that hierarchical system you used to have with plebs and patricians? Was there a revolution or what?


Welcome Fairy Nuff, I don't understand it either.  Should we be bothered? (Tried to type b-o-v-v-e-r-e-d but came out as bovvered!)

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Hi there Dublin patrizia,Nice to see you're posting in your own time for once (unless you're still at work at 10:31pm).Strange but true.  I have been told that on the old Forum site you started off as a pleb.  After so may postings you became a horse, then a senator , then a patrician (was never told the whole sequence) etc etc.At least here the top of the tree is becoming a 'member' (we should be so lucky, lucky , lucky, lucky).

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

"I don't care to belong to a club that accepts people like me as member"Marx(Groucho)I  am ,to my amazement,a member not a visitor!Therefore the criteria cannot be the quality of the posts,( as I have contributed very little to the site apart from my comments regarding custard. )Please do not demote me powers that be, I promise to behave,I find the site very interesting and informative .Anyway, it is Gerbillo's fault she is a very bad influence!

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Thanks for the welcome Gerbillo - nope, can't see that it's important in the big scheme of things, just trying to get the hang of the system;  as for plebs,senators and what have you, I was hoping there'd been an uprising. As you say DP, very interesting site, don't want to get into trouble guv'ner.

In reply to by Lorraine

 lorraine on the right hand side of the screen is a box see below


adriatica does not have a status.  you just fill in a simple message by clicking within the box  and then press save and it appears as a message on the bottom part of the piazza screen... your status appears then as what you have typed... a simple form of sending a message ... like twitter or that sort of thing  

In reply to by Lorraine

Trying not to be a 'bad influence' for once: LorraineIf you look to the right of the page you will see, under your name, a number of headings.Scroll down until you spot COSA FAI? CHE PENSI? (found it?)Underneath there is a long box.  Whatever you type into that (ie 'Lorraine is feeling very happy today') becomes your STATUS. PS adriatica types too fast for me!