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    Default Question about member list

    When I try to find a user name for someone here, I have trouble wading through the large number of bogus registrations showing up on the member list. Is there any way of removing these nonmembers from the list?

    I believe that deleting them would also delete their birthdays from the calendar, and that would make it easier to find birthdays of real members.
    MS diagnosed 1980. Avonex 2002-2005. Copaxone 6/07 - 5/10.
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    Short answer no. Long answer ... would take entirely too much time to manually go through each person on the member list and try to determine if they are real or spam bot.
    Question: Why can't I post links or pictures?
    Question: Why can't I have a signature, avatar, or profile picture?
    Question: What's wrong with my account?

    Answer: You are in the "registered users" user group. This group is very limited in what it can do. This will annoy spammers to no end Just keep posting once you have been registered for 30 days and have made 11 posts your account will be "unlocked".

    It's really easy to put someone on ignore and it's strongly recommended that you do so with people who's posts you don't like.

    Step 1 - log in
    Step 2 - click on the "settings" link
    Step 3 - click on the "edit ignore list" link on the left side of the screen
    Step 4 - type (or paste if you copied and pasted it) the username of the person you want to ignore
    Step 5 - click the "ok" button on the right of the screen

    Easy peasy and will lower your blood pressure. One important note though, this won't hide quoted posts. It's an oversight on the developers part and it's not an easy thing to "fix." So if someone quotes someone you have ignored, you'll see the quote.

    Alternatively when you click on a person's name and view their profile page, underneath their avatar, there is a option that says, "Ignore this person". Click that link and then click the yes button.

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    Here are some ways to narrow down a search...

    At the top of the Members List, you'll see User Name, Homepage, Join Date, Posts, Last Visit. When you click on User Name, it puts the names in alphabetical order.

    Clicking on Join Date, puts the names in order of when members joined. When the arrow points upward on Join Date, you'll see who joined when the site returned in '06. If you click on it again, the list will be reversed, and show the name of the latest member that recently joined.

    To find members who have recently been on, click on Last Visit, at the top on the far right. This will show a list of who's most recently signed on.

    If you know the member's name, but they haven't been on in a while, click on Search Members, then type the name.

    If you're not exactly sure how the member's name is spelled, click on the letter the name starts with, then Search, and type a few letters. A list of names will show up, and help you find who you're looking for.
    Last edited by Moderator #5; 04-10-2012 at 01:10 PM.
    It's really easy to put someone on ignore and it's strongly recommended that you do so with people whose posts you don't like.

    Step 1 - log in
    Step 2 - click on the "settings" link
    Step 3 - click on the "edit ignore list" link on the left side of the screen
    Step 4 - type (or paste if you copied and pasted it) the username of the person you want to ignore
    Step 5 - click the "ok" button on the right of the screen

    One important note though, this won't hide quoted posts.

    Moderator #5

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