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12-07-2017, 12:31 PM
Greetings.
Hola to all. I look forward to having some good discussions here.

I am curious, however, as to what the various colors of the user names denote. Mine is currently blue, thank the heavens, which is a fine color to have. I noticed some others were pink, so I thought maybe the color denoted gender—but then, I didn't remember having been asked to state my sex when I registered. (Did the forum get my gender from my browsing history?, I wondered. Certainly there are sites that use algorithms to tailor advertisements to your online interests and buying habits; it would not be difficult to determine a visitor's gender using a similar algorithm. The movie Ex Machina even surmised that in the future, the looks of one's android companion might be tailored to an aggregate physiology based on a person's online porn viewing). But then there were some other users with their names colored green; perhaps these were intersex, though that doesn't seem likely. And then I noticed there was one gentleman whose name bore the colors of the rainbow; could this be the option for the so-called "gender-fluid"? (Yikes!) So now it's a mystery.

Anyway, I apologize for what may seem like a trivial inquiry, but color is important to me. I am quite content with blue and I hope it doesn't change. And I would certainly want to know how to avoid accruing the garish rainbow scheme.

Thank you for any answers you can provide. ¡Y vivan los ateístas!

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12-07-2017, 12:35 PM
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(12-07-2017 12:31 PM)MacGregor Mathers Wrote:  Hola to all. I look forward to having some good discussions here.

I am curious, however, as to what the various colors of the user names denote. Mine is currently blue, thank the heavens, which is a fine color to have. I noticed some others were pink, so I thought maybe the color denoted gender—but then, I didn't remember having been asked to state my sex when I registered. (Did the forum get my gender from my browsing history?, I wondered. Certainly there are sites that use algorithms to tailor advertisements to your online interests and buying habits; it would not be difficult to determine a visitor's gender using a similar algorithm. The movie Ex Machina even surmised that in the future, the looks of one's android companion might be tailored to an aggregate physiology based on a person's online porn viewing). But then there were some other users with their names colored green; perhaps these were intersex, though that doesn't seem likely. And then I noticed there was one gentleman whose name bore the colors of the rainbow; could this be the option for the so-called "gender-fluid"? (Yikes!) So now it's a mystery.

Anyway, I apologize for what may seem like a trivial inquiry, but color is important to me. I am quite content with blue and I hope it doesn't change. And I would certainly want to know how to avoid accruing the garish rainbow scheme.

Thank you for any answers you can provide. ¡Y vivan los ateístas!

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12-07-2017, 12:35 PM
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The colours relate to income. We have your bank details. But that's nothing to worry about.

Welcome to TTA.

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12-07-2017, 12:41 PM
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(12-07-2017 12:35 PM)Dom Wrote:  Welcome! Look here for forum colors: http://www.thethinkingatheist.com/forum/...-Structure

¡Muchas gracias! I will absolutely make sure never to become an ex-staff member.

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12-07-2017, 12:42 PM
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Useful info Dom!

Is there someplace that tells me how I got all those great stars?

And how/who chooses the subtitle under our screen names? Can I request "High Priestess of the Church of the Rising Penis" for mine? Or is that too long?

And welcome, MacGregor. And yes, we were asked for our sex (sex, not gender, if I recall correctly) but were allowed to keep it "undisclosed." I couldn't think of anything smart-alecky enough to answer so I left mine blank. Anyway, I hope you like it here as much as I do!

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12-07-2017, 12:44 PM
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(12-07-2017 12:35 PM)DLJ Wrote:  The colours relate to income. We have your bank details. But that's nothing to worry about.

Welcome to TTA.

Thank you for the welcome! I am fairly broke, so considering the size of my bank account, I really do have nothing to worry about.

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12-07-2017, 12:47 PM
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(12-07-2017 12:42 PM)outtathereligioncloset Wrote:  Useful info Dom!

Is there someplace that tells me how I got all those great stars?

I don't think it is documented... you gain them as you post more. ETA: and you get a bunch if you donate.

Quote:And how/who chooses the subtitle under our screen names? Can I request "High Priestess of the Church of the Rising Penis" for mine? Or is that too long?

go to "User CP" (user control panel) and click on 'Edit profile" to set a custom user title

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12-07-2017, 12:49 PM
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(12-07-2017 12:42 PM)outtathereligioncloset Wrote:  Useful info Dom!

Is there someplace that tells me how I got all those great stars?

And how/who chooses the subtitle under our screen names? Can I request "High Priestess of the Church of the Rising Penis" for mine? Or is that too long?

And welcome, MacGregor. And yes, we were asked for our sex (sex, not gender, if I recall correctly) but were allowed to keep it "undisclosed." I couldn't think of anything smart-alecky enough to answer so I left mine blank. Anyway, I hope you like it here as much as I do!

Thanks for the welcome, outtath. The subtitle under my own name reads "Newbie," which is a cutesy abbreviation of "newcomer." It could be worse, I suppose. It could be "nOOb," but I will persist in making enough posts to get myself to the next level (hopefully the title is something more respectable).

If there's a way to customize it, that would be great.

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12-07-2017, 12:51 PM
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(12-07-2017 12:47 PM)unfogged Wrote:  go to "User CP" (user control panel) and click on 'Edit profile" to set a custom user title

Thank you for the information. I'm going to see if even a mere "Newbie" such as myself has permissions to do this.

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12-07-2017, 12:51 PM
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(12-07-2017 12:31 PM)MacGregor Mathers Wrote:  Hola to all. I look forward to having some good discussions here.

I am curious, however, as to what the various colors of the user names denote. Mine is currently blue, thank the heavens, which is a fine color to have. I noticed some others were pink, so I thought maybe the color denoted gender—but then, I didn't remember having been asked to state my sex when I registered. (Did the forum get my gender from my browsing history?, I wondered. Certainly there are sites that use algorithms to tailor advertisements to your online interests and buying habits; it would not be difficult to determine a visitor's gender using a similar algorithm. The movie Ex Machina even surmised that in the future, the looks of one's android companion might be tailored to an aggregate physiology based on a person's online porn viewing). But then there were some other users with their names colored green; perhaps these were intersex, though that doesn't seem likely. And then I noticed there was one gentleman whose name bore the colors of the rainbow; could this be the option for the so-called "gender-fluid"? (Yikes!) So now it's a mystery.

Anyway, I apologize for what may seem like a trivial inquiry, but color is important to me. I am quite content with blue and I hope it doesn't change. And I would certainly want to know how to avoid accruing the garish rainbow scheme.

Thank you for any answers you can provide. ¡Y vivan los ateístas!

"Mathers added the "MacGregor" surname as a claim to Highland Scottish heritage, although there is little evidence of such in his family background. ... According to Crowley's memoirs, The Confessions of Aleister Crowley, Mathers was in the habit of ostensibly playing chess matches against various pagan gods. Mathers would set up the chessboard and seat himself behind the white pieces, with an empty chair opposite him. After making a move for himself, Mathers would then shade his eyes and peer towards the empty chair, waiting for his opponent to signal a move. Mathers would then move a black piece accordingly, then make his next move as white, and so forth. Crowley did not record who won."

You appear to have come to the right place Marshall Mathers. wrt to your color question, I suggest it is premature to properly consider the semantics of color before we establish firm foundations for the concept itself. Without principled foundations and fundamental understanding of the nature of this so-called "color" business, how can we even begin to address what it could possibly mean?

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