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    cfwoodbury is offline Novice
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    Change Experience Level on Profile


    OK, this may seem like a trivial issue. When I first joined the forum in 2012 I certainly was a Novice. But, six years later I have gained a lot of experience. Does anyone know how to change the experience designation on a user profile?

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    Default is based on number of posts I believe.

    Settings/Edit Profile/Custom User Title
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    cfwoodbury is offline Novice
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    Thanks, Paul. I haven't done a lot of posting so that probably explains it.

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    No problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pbaldy View Post
    Default is based on number of posts I believe.

    Settings/Edit Profile/Custom User Title
    True, as I found out and posted about a while back when I was asking about how my VIP label came about.
    Afterwards and based on someone else's activity as an example, it became apparent that all you had to do was ask a zillion questions to become a VIP, which is why I found another meaning for that moniker. Kinda made it less important/impressive to me. I'd rather have been appointed by my peers.
    - "doesn't work" is no help. Post err msgs and where.
    - Use code tags for code/sql. Implement changes in copies of your database.
    Sometimes I talk to myself - like when I need expert advice.

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    I agree with both the OP & Micron
    Although I joined in 2014, I only started posting here regularly in Dec 2017.
    I also decided my experience level was inappropriate and changed it (to something essentially meaningless).
    I've no idea what the automatic level would assign me to now as I haven't tried it

    I'm surprised to hear that VIP status appears to be awarded on the number of posts here.
    That essentially means someone can post poor advice regularly and become a VIP.
    I can think of a specific example of this - someone not involved in this thread ....

    On another forum, where I am a VIP/moderator, both of these statuses(?) / stati(?) ARE awarded by peers which I feel is a much better system
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    Huh. Never paid too much attention to that, but it had me as VIP, so I changed it to something more appropriate...
    Edit: Which I see did not work.
    Last edited by davegri; 07-01-2018 at 12:34 PM. Reason: frustration

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    LOL. Brilliant answer from davegri .

    So, if its automatic, I'm guessing VIP status is awarded at around 1000 posts.
    Perhaps a site admin will be able to enlighten us....?
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    Quote Originally Posted by davegri View Post
    Huh. Never paid too much attention to that, but it had me as VIP, so I changed it to something more appropriate...
    Edit: Which I see did not work.
    Should work, but I think I can change it if you tell me what you want.
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    davegri is offline Excess Access
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    but I think I can change it if you tell me what you want.
    Very nice offer, Paul.
    I like "Excess Access"

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    Hmm, apparently the user manager will let me see all your settings but not change them. I'll ask the admins.
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    As you may have noticed, I changed mine. Maybe your attempt exceeded the allowable character limit.

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    As you can see, so did I though for different reasons.
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    I really wanted Virtually Inert Procrastinator since the 2 last words made a great pair. Alas, it was too long.

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    davegri is offline Excess Access
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    Aha! I go it to work! Didn't realize there was a "Save Changes" button scrolled off the screen at the bottom.

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