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  1. Ken Anderson

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    Suggestion, place Welcome and Introductions by itself, instead of people having to guess where it is and having to go through Notices and Announcments, assuming they'll figure out that a Welcome or chance to introduce themselves might be a Notice or Announcement. I sure wouldn't.

    Make it obvious and easy for new people to find. Just my 2 cents.
     
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  3. Chrissy Cross

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    It is very hard to find.
     
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  4. Ken Anderson

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    Although it's mentioned in another thread, I thought I'd mention here as well, for those who may have missed it, that the forum software does allow me to change your member name now, and I have it set so that you can change your own member name if, by chance, you have created an account here using a handle rather than a first and a last name.

    You can do that by placing your cursor over your profile name in the upper right of the page. A box will pop up with two columns of options. Near the bottom of the second column you will see an option for "Username Change" and that's the one you'll want. We only allow one username change though, so as not to confuse people too much. Exceptions might be made when warranted, however. If you need any help, ask.

    The Seniors Only Club forum has been online since January of 2015, and I am pretty excited about the group of people we have here. This is a forum for people who are 50+ or fifty years old or older. Although this might span a lot of years, we tend to have more in common, and some of us have gotten past the age where we need to one-up someone in every forum thread, as you've probably seen in forums that include younger people. Anyone fifty years old or older, and able to write and understand the English language is welcome here, and your English doesn't even have to be all that good.

    Please feel free to join in on any discussion or start one of your own if you don't see anything that stirs you to conversation. Other than in this area of the forum, you will usually see me participating in forum discussions under my regular member account -- Ken Anderson.
     
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    So, I can change my last name if I want? Time I divorced @Terry Page. :)

    We've been separated since June. I'm thinking about it...something that starts with a C but not my real last name, so I can use my real signature. CC

    Maybe I'll start another post and ask for suggestions.
     
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  9. Ken Anderson

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    Yes, you can. I don't mind when there's a reason for it. I limit the number of changes to one because I don't wand people changing their member name twice a week since this would confuse everyone.

    When you change your name, everything you've done here remains, but is replaced with your new name. I don't know, but probably the posts where someone has flagged you as Chrissy Page would carry over, but that wouldn't be a big issue.
     
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    Ok, I'll have to think about it, Ken. I don't want to mess things up.

    When you sat "flagged" do you mean "tagged"?

    Everybody knows I'm Chrissy, last name isn't so important but I do have special ties to CC and you know that's how I sign anyway.
     
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    It wouldn't mess anything up, @Chrissy Page << I meant flagged but tagged would mean the same thing, in context.
     
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    I'll give it a day...
     
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  13. Ken Anderson

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    We have been fortunate enough to have gained a few members recently, so I thought I'd add a post to this notice for their benefit. I am the administrator and only moderator of this forum, but I rarely spend time in the forum under my Admin account, preferring to be just another forum member. This account has no administrator privileges because that help me to see what you see, and also because I just want to be a part of the forum, as you are.

    If there is something that I need to do in the administrator part of the forum, I'll log into that account. Otherwise, I just check it for messages from time to time.

    If you've come here from another forum, you might find that we're a little different. I hope so, anyhow, because there's little point in doing the same thing that someone else is already doing.

    You'll notice from my posts in the political sections that I'm a little on the conservative side and, from the religion sections, that I am a Christian; as are some others here. Those are my my positions as a member of this forum, however. It does not necessarily follow that this is a conservative Christian forum.

    If you are a liberal atheist, I'll probably disagree with you often in the hot topics part of the forum, but that would be me disagreeing with you as a fellow member of the forum, and that's not the same thing as a warning from the administrator of the forum. If I get angry with you in a political or religious discussion, I am probably just expressing a human emotion. Plus, the chances are very good that I'm not even angry, as strong disagreement is often misinterpreted as anger in a forum discussion.

    I try to keep a fairly loose hand on the forum, so you are unlikely to get in trouble for posting something in the wrong area of the forum or even for a spontaneous display of anger or a poor choice of words, as long as I don't get the idea that you're trying to start a fight with someone.

    We're human, hopefully. I try very hard to prevent the non-humans from establishing accounts here. As humans, we might go off the deep end from time to time. If you find that you have said something that has angered someone else in the forum, apologize. Even if you are sure that you are in the right, it doesn't hurt to apologize. It is very easy to misunderstand the words of others in a forum discussion, particularly if it is someone who disagrees with you. I've had people get angry with me when I was trying to be agreeable. It happens. Sometimes I can see where I might have used words that were misunderstood. With me, the problem is usually that I used too many words, and only part of them were read or correctly interpreted.

    Anyhow, I want you to feel comfortable here. The simple version of our rules are this:
    1. Try not to be too offensive.
    2. Try not to be too easily offended.
    3. Play well with others.
     
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  14. Bobby Cole

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    Okay....1. I will wear extra deodorant so I do not offend anyone.
    2. If someone forgets theirs I will pretend I do not notice.
    3. Sorry, I will only share my cat's eyes and clearies; The steelies are mine. Oh yeah, ya gotta bring your
    own pebble for hop scotch because I never lend mine out after Timmy stole my last one.
     
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  15. Ken Anderson

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    Be nice. I will be running a Facebook ad for the next three days, so we will probably have more lurkers than usual. Usually, a three-day advertising campaign will yield perhaps one new member, and sometimes none, but it does bring a lot of people here and it doesn't cost a lot.
     
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    Please do note that my previous post will be adhered to at all cost. Just a question though.
    Must I wear starched shirts and pleated trousers or do we even have a dress code for such events?
    If not, how casual can I be? Do we offer tea and coffee or something stronger like a nice cabernet?

    Who's going to rake the sand in the sandbox?
     
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  17. Ken Anderson

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    Yes, please. Wash your faces and your hands too.
     
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    I saw the adds on Faceoff and liked them.. I actually hit the LIKE button just to make it look as if someone was interested......

    I just took a shower so if a new member comes on here they will see that I am another clean member....
    I even washed my hair (whatever I have) to impress them.....

    Hope it brings in a few new members.....
    Ken, thanks for trying something for new members...........
     
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