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Update your Profile!

Posted: Tue, Mar 11 2008, 11:14 AM
by Mike
I added a new item to our profiles: Real Name.
I like being able to match up forum names with folk's real names. Especially for new members. That way, when we meet at a club fly or kite festival, I feel I already know something about you based on your posts.

For example, if new folks were to meet Ken, they wouldn't know who he is on the forum.

Anyway, it's optional, but if you would like to update your profile:

Click on Profile at the top of this page.
Click on Profile Information
Scroll to the bottom and enter your real name.

thanks!
(Mike Kory)

Re: Update Your Profile!

Posted: Tue, Mar 11 2008, 12:00 PM
by Jeff
Does the real name get used anywhere else in the forum aside from the individual's profile page?

Re: Update your Profile!

Posted: Tue, Mar 11 2008, 01:24 PM
by Babbman
Jeff, nope... it's a custom field added to the registration module and not used anywhere else within the phpbb system. We also have a couple of other custom fields like if you are an AKA member, etc..

Re: Update your Profile!

Posted: Tue, Mar 11 2008, 04:08 PM
by Mike
I like your new avatar Jeff. Team flying with the H.B pier in the background--nice!

Re: Update Your Profile!

Posted: Tue, Mar 11 2008, 05:25 PM
by Kitehead
Yeah, I like that shot. :up:

Re: Update your Profile!

Posted: Tue, Mar 11 2008, 06:13 PM
by Babbman
It was about time to change mine also... the old one was from Oswego last year!

Re: Update your Profile!

Posted: Tue, Mar 11 2008, 07:19 PM
by Mike
Yours is cool also Babb--playing in the California surf!
That means all the previous avatars are from California. Mine is from San Diego and I'm assuming Kitehead's is from CA too.

Re: Update your Profile!

Posted: Tue, Mar 11 2008, 10:21 PM
by Frodos Majik
For example, if new folks were to meet Ken, they wouldn't know who he is on the forum.


Not true, for anybody I have met anywhere, I tell them what my screen name is and I also have my real name in my signature.?

Re: Update your Profile!

Posted: Tue, Mar 11 2008, 10:32 PM
by Mike
Frodos Majik wrote:Not true, for anybody I have met anywhere, I tell them what my screen name is and I also have my real name in my signature.?

OK, bad example.

Re: Update Your Profile!

Posted: Wed, Mar 12 2008, 03:21 PM
by Kitehead
Mine's from KP2. I was a lot thinner then. Taken by Dan Whitney. I was flying my Wedding Genki, hence the smile.

Re: Update Your Profile!

Posted: Wed, Mar 12 2008, 10:08 PM
by Knoted4ever
My (so-called) name is in my signature too.



from Walt Whitman:



WHAT AM I AFTER ALL

What am I after all but a child, pleas'd with the sound of my own
name? repeating it over and over;
I stand apart to hear—it never tires me.To you your name also;
Did you think there was nothing but two or three pronunciations in
the sound of your name?



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Re: Update your Profile!

Posted: Thu, Mar 13 2008, 01:35 PM
by Babbman
At the same time, if you haven't put up an avatar for yourself (that self promoting little picture on the right), PLEASE DO!

There are a bunch of kite avatars available in the profile section or you can upload almost anything you like. The requirements are

1) 100 x 100 pixels
2) .gif, .jpg, .png picture type
3) Less than 10K in size (yes, I made it a little bit bigger)

If you need any help in doing this please let any of us know. We'll even be happy to resize your photo for you if you don't want to mess with it..

Thanks!