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lydia

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So what do the plus marks ("+") mean after some members' user names? Does it indicate some sort of status or ranking or level of helpfulness? I am seeing all those plusses and finding myself coveting them the way I did back in school when I only got an A.....

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Lydia ... I don't see plus marks ! I wonder if I'm being discriminated against in some way. I bet I am. You're getting all those +'s you deserved back in high school, and I'm getting nothing. Al always did like you best.

I got all excited and hyperventilated when "Helpful member" appeared on my id, but then I realized it's probably Canadian for "member with too much time on her hands who won't get off the blinkin' forum."
 

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If you look at the person's name in front of the + you should recognise them as someone you added to your friend list. Sorry it couldn't be something more mysterious.

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Ahhhh...so that explains it. This site thinks of everything.

But this means I will never actually see the plus mark after my own name unless ....I befriend myself. Huh. Well, I am gonna try it! I am avoiding being productive today so what the heck.

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It's a no-go. Can't be friends with yourself. And I always thought I was my own best friend. Oh well....

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Lydia,

You're a + in my book!

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Beth- again I am LOL! I have to quit reading your posts when I am supposed to be otherwise busy!
 

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Well, see, I wondered about this too, but thought maybe it meant that two people started looking at a thread at almost the exact same time, i.e. it would be Lydia "+" Cindy.

So, that means I don't get a "+" in understanding forum capabilities.

Nothing like logging on to the site, and bingo, right with my first cup of espresso, I learn something. :smile:
 

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Well, I just have to say that I figured out the "+" and its meaning quite a while ago.
 

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Z, aren't you just the show-off :smile:
 

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yeah mr smarty pants:razz:
 

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OK Mr Smarty Pants, aka Zaphoon, aka Kim,

My self esteem took such a hit after I read this:|.... But then the UPS man brought the delivery of a new dvd player...... even though it took me ALL day (off and on) I feel once again secure in today's technology, because, I attempted to hook up a dvd player to the tv all on my own, and WON! I programmed TWO remotes, and other than one teensy practically minuscule glitch (the direct tv remote won't switch the tv back to satellite mode, and I have to touch a button on the side of the tv,) its good to go. So, although at first I felt nonplussed (get it ?) Me and my sole witness, the cat, now have wide screen, dolby surround sound entertainment capabilities. :!:

AND

I know what the pluses mean on the forum.



~ p.s...... do you like my new signature ;) ?
 

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Ok Rose it took me a minute to figure out your new and improved signature and then.... I shamelessly copied....do you like my new signature? I do believe I have more plusses than you. Not that I am competitive or anything.

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My friends, can I help the way my brain works?

+ = friend

Its one of the few remaining, fully functional parts left to my anatomy.

+ = friend

Rose, congratulations (from one smarty pants to another) on successfully hooking up your entertainment system. I would give you a "+++" for that achievement alone. And since you started it, I just had to follow with monkeying with my signature, too!
 
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Zaphoon,

That was just the sweetest thing to read!

Lydia, I so enjoy your "brand" of humor :)
 
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