Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-22-2007, 06:52 PM   #21
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
greg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 1,071
So . . . I'm back in business. And that avatar is not what you think: it's just a glow-in-the-dark mushroom.
__________________

__________________
Compounding: Never forget! Never not remember!
greg is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

I'm in ....
Old 05-22-2007, 07:02 PM   #22
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 331
I'm in ....

New poster known as Cruisinthru (AKA Lakerat Nomore), it was time for a new beginning since I couldn't seem to get in otherwise.
__________________

__________________
Cruisinthru is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2007, 07:40 PM   #23
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso) Give me a forum ...
REWahoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Texas Hill Country
Posts: 42,125
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cruisinthru View Post
New poster known as Cruisinthru (AKA Lakerat Nomore), it was time for a new beginning since I couldn't seem to get in otherwise.
Lakerat/Crusinthru - and any others who have had to register under a new user name to get in - you can get your old user name back.

Send a PM to a forum admin (http://www.early-retirement.org/forums/showgroups.php) requesting to merge your accounts (old and new). Be sure to include which name (old or new) you want to keep.
__________________
Numbers is hard

When I hit 70, it hit back

Retired in 2005 at age 58, no pension
REWahoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2007, 07:41 PM   #24
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 159
Hey, you guys think you got it bad? Guess what? I'm no longer Professor. I'm now "Education" And my password is some crazyass thing I will never remember. I asked the Forum staff to assist me as my old stuff wouldn't work. They did!!!!!! Sucks to be me. I guess I'm like the performer formerly known as Prince!!!!!

Sign me education (formerly known as professor)!!!!!!!!!!!!
__________________
education is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2007, 07:48 PM   #25
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
cute fuzzy bunny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Losing my whump
Posts: 22,697
Quote:
Originally Posted by sgeeeee View Post
Yeah. That was my primary way of navigating. That's gonna hurt.
Mine as well.
__________________
Be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful. Just another form of "buy low, sell high" for those who have trouble with things. This rule is not universal. Do not buy a 1973 Pinto because everyone else is afraid of it.
cute fuzzy bunny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2007, 08:03 PM   #26
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
bright eyed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,891
geez! i tried to log in this morning and finally got a new password after i submitted the need help comment, and even tried a new name but never got the emails to my email acct to log in -

what a headache! the administrator's in-box must be full!
__________________
bright eyed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2007, 08:03 PM   #27
Moderator
bssc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 9,934
I find it interesting that even though people have taken different names, their post counts are still high.
__________________
bssc is offline   Reply With Quote
wasted space
Old 05-22-2007, 08:04 PM   #28
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
bright eyed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,891
wasted space

If it's possible - this new format sure wastes a lot of space - why do we need an inch for avatar/name and the post below...now threads are 10 pages long whereas before they were 2 or 3...

perhaps that is something that can be tweaked!

add to the list!

__________________
bright eyed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2007, 08:43 PM   #29
Recycles dryer sheets
VoyT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 445
Yuck ... I never got the email to reset my password, so I reinvented myself ... at least now I get to check to see if my avatar loaded or not.
Edit .. ah, I see it did. The system kept telling me that it failed.
__________________
"Coffee: the finest organic suspension ever devised." -- Kathryn Janeway
VoyT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2007, 09:09 PM   #30
Administrator
W2R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: New Orleans
Posts: 38,925
Egads!

We don't have any canned avatars to use. I loved using that beautiful woman that WAS my avatar.

Now, I have to be an ordinary mortal like the rest of you, instead of being utterly gorgeous. I loved being a blonde. Blondes do have more fun (on the forum, anyway). Never been one before.

How annoying. I would look for and upload a photo of another stunning, enigmatic blonde, but it would seem more misleading if people didn't know it was just one of the selection of avatars provided by the board.
__________________
W2R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2007, 09:36 PM   #31
Recycles dryer sheets
SamHouston's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Houston
Posts: 218
I've seen this kind of thing happen on several other sites and it usually causes a lot of problems for old users for a few days before all the kinks are worked out. Eventually though, most folks start to feel comfortable with the new software and I suspect that will happen here. Generally, some things work better after changes but there are usually some losses also; that seems to be the case here. Hang in there, everybody.
__________________
SamHouston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2007, 09:42 PM   #32
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
youbet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 9,965
Gone all day and now home only to discover things seem to have changed........ Too many choices....
__________________
"I wasn't born blue blood. I was born blue-collar." John Wort Hannam
youbet is offline   Reply With Quote
This is GREAT!!
Old 05-22-2007, 09:51 PM   #33
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 11,615
This is GREAT!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by sgeeeee View Post
Yeah. That was my primary way of navigating. That's gonna hurt.
Ahh, the new software is SUPER! Okay, so the new software spreads the posts out over more distance so they are harder to read. And, the software apparently lacks the navigation tools we all found very useful ("New Topics", "My Previous Topics"). And Janet had to tweak a few things for me just so i could log in. Oh, and the PM box is now overloaded. It is still great because it has been imposed externally for our benefit, and I've been told that it is good! In short--this has reminded me again about one of the things I hated most about the workaday world. And I'm happy because these things happen far less often now that I've (largely) jumped clear of that environment.

To gain still more joy, I'll hit my thumb with a hammer now, then relish the warm feeling of remembering how good it feels most days when I don't do that.

Please--everyone! Remember (to call on the immortal spirit of Voltaire) "Everything is for the best in this best of all possible upgrades."

samclem
__________________
"Freedom begins when you tell Mrs. Grundy to go fly a kite." - R. Heinlein
samclem is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2007, 10:10 PM   #34
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
bbbamI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Dallas 'burb
Posts: 9,039
Not that anyone really gives a flitter, but I'm back as bbbamI!

I also like this....>
__________________
There's no need to complicate, our time is short..
bbbamI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2007, 11:58 PM   #35
Recycles dryer sheets
figner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Los Angeles area
Posts: 329
Anyone found a way to change the login timeout? I'm used to navigating back to the site every hour or so on some days, and now I'm forced to login again each time.
__________________
figner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2007, 12:01 AM   #36
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 447
Quote:
Originally Posted by bright eyed View Post
If it's possible - this new format sure wastes a lot of space - why do we need an inch for avatar/name and the post below...
You can turn off the avatars in the 'edit options' section.

Peter
__________________
Peter is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2007, 01:08 AM   #37
Moderator Emeritus
Nords's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Oahu
Posts: 26,619
Quote:
Originally Posted by Want2retire View Post
...it would seem more misleading if people didn't know it was just one of the selection of avatars provided by the board.
Aw, bummer, NOW you tell us!
__________________
*
*

The book written on E-R.org, "The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retirement", on sale now! For more info see "About Me" in my profile.
I don't spend much time here anymore, so please send me a PM. Thanks.
Nords is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2007, 06:51 AM   #38
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
Outtahere's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 1,677
Wow I'm gone a few days and someone rearranges the furnature, changes the drapes and and paints the walls, interesting and will take some getting use to.

Carolyn
__________________

Dogs aren't our whole lives, but they make our lives whole. - Roger Caras
Outtahere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2007, 07:34 AM   #39
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 1,487
old dogs, new tricks
__________________
d is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2007, 08:47 AM   #40
Recycles dryer sheets
Bram's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 214
Ehh,,,, all these old dogs will be brought along........ granted it will be kicking & screaming!
__________________

__________________
.
.

Every step of the journey is the journey.
Bram is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New to site; Reposting from 'Hi I am ...' Category .... looking for advice megacorp-firee FIRE and Money 15 04-19-2007 12:25 AM
Searching this site Sam Forum Admin 0 03-26-2007 11:17 AM
wesabe: web 2.0 financial money management community site free4now FIRE and Money 6 11-20-2006 03:32 PM
Fund Comparison Site Outtahere FIRE and Money 8 11-14-2006 02:18 PM
The "Analyze Now" web site RedOscar Other topics 2 07-15-2002 04:14 AM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:55 PM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.