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Title: Greybeard...
Post by: Ellie on October 27, 2009, 04:37:45 PM
I have a complaint - I'm now known as a 'respected greybeard'. Can we have a female-friendly 'talks too much' alter ego please?  :|bl ;D
Title: Re: Greybeard...
Post by: ladydetemps on October 27, 2009, 04:43:39 PM
you have to post enough to get to hero member. ;)
Title: Re: Greybeard...
Post by: Graeme on October 27, 2009, 04:56:48 PM
I have a complaint - I'm now known as a 'respected greybeard'. Can we have a female-friendly 'talks too much' alter ego please?  :|bl ;D

Or respected blue rinse perhaps......sorryyy! >:E
Title: Re: Greybeard...
Post by: Ellie on October 27, 2009, 05:06:02 PM
 ::) I haven't quite got to that stage yet! Respected one-grey-hair-but-mostly-brunette? :D
Title: Re: Greybeard...
Post by: Chris Ryall on October 27, 2009, 08:19:17 PM
::) I haven't quite got to that stage yet! Respected one-grey-hair-but-mostly-brunette? :D

Dur? :Ph (see left hand stuff)

I've overposted somehow and rather climbed the social strata in this excellent forum. Too many attempts at humerous one liners I guess. I really liked being a greybeard (you listening, Theo?) but have now been mislabled (you listening, Theo?) as some sort of hero.  I think the more garrulous posters should be able to pick their own epithets.

In another SMF I use the mods set these labels. Might not be a bad idea here?
Title: Re: Greybeard...
Post by: Johnjo on October 27, 2009, 09:42:01 PM
Can we have a female-friendly 'talks too much' alter ego please?  :|bl ;D

'Lady who lunches?' perhaps?

'Legend in her own lunch-time'

'Talks for England'?

I'll go now......

John
Title: Re: Greybeard...
Post by: Sandy on October 28, 2009, 02:09:00 PM
I may have to slow down to maintain 'regular debater' status.
Title: Re: Greybeard...
Post by: Graeme on October 28, 2009, 02:20:27 PM
I may have to slow down to maintain 'regular debater' status.

I don't think my 'good talker' tab is entirely deserved. 'Bit of a blether' maybe!
Title: Re: Greybeard...
Post by: Steve Fox on October 28, 2009, 02:24:45 PM
I'm fed up with just being a pleb, so I'm going to stop loitering and do more posting.
Title: Re: Greybeard...
Post by: Steve Fox on October 28, 2009, 02:26:02 PM
Only 7 to go before I achieve that magic transformation.
Title: Re: Greybeard...
Post by: ladydetemps on October 28, 2009, 02:30:33 PM
Only 7 to go before I achieve that magic transformation.
no cheating by double posting ;)
Title: Re: Greybeard...
Post by: Steve Fox on October 28, 2009, 02:31:26 PM
What do you mean.....
Title: Re: Greybeard...
Post by: Steve Fox on October 28, 2009, 02:31:51 PM
...by double posting?
Title: Re: Greybeard...
Post by: ladydetemps on October 28, 2009, 02:33:16 PM
...by double posting?
Its a hanging offence you know ;)
Title: Re: Greybeard...
Post by: Pete Dunk on October 28, 2009, 06:45:13 PM
 :o Warnering! whatever will you lot get up to next?

Warnering: Phrase coined on a board I used to frequent. Named after a chap called Mark Warner who used to up his post count by posting consecutive single word posts. He once managed a thousand posts in a day!  ::) (well night actually, he lived in Oz and had a field day while we were sleeping).

The administrator put an end to it by adding 'flood' control' preventing anyone from making consecutive posts within five minutes.
Title: Re: Greybeard...
Post by: Theo on October 28, 2009, 09:22:07 PM
I have a complaint - I'm now known as a 'respected greybeard'. Can we have a female-friendly 'talks too much' alter ego please?  :|bl ;D

What do you suggest?  It needs to be male-friendly too.
Title: Re: Greybeard...
Post by: Ellie on October 28, 2009, 09:46:01 PM
True...I'm lacking in ideas, which was why I posted here, but I see no-one else has any sensible ones  ::) I'll get me thinking cap on shall I?  (:)
Title: Re: Greybeard...
Post by: Bob Ellis on October 28, 2009, 09:52:45 PM
Regardless of the gender issue, "Respected Greybeard" doesn't really cut it because it implies that one is respected simply because one has a lot to say, not because one is saying something redolent of wisdom and experience.

I was once told by a Kiowa woman that in her tribe those who talked too much were called "little brains" and the wise elders were called "listeners", so perhaps we need an epithet that implies frequency of posting rather than the quality.

My sense of humour brings a number of scurrilous suggestions to mind but, not wishing to give offence, I would suggest something anodyne, like "Keen Contributor".
Title: Re: Greybeard...
Post by: Andy Next Tune on October 28, 2009, 11:25:45 PM
"Likes a good chat"
"Minor fountain of knowledge" (leaves room for growth)
"Senior team player"
Title: Re: Greybeard...
Post by: Owen Woods on October 29, 2009, 12:29:33 AM
I was once told by a Kiowa woman that in her tribe those who talked too much were called "little brains" and the wise elders were called "listeners", so perhaps we need an epithet that implies frequency of posting rather than the quality.

I would love it if "Respected Greybeard" was replaced by "good listener" (:)
Title: Re: Greybeard...
Post by: Lester on October 29, 2009, 09:32:15 AM
I was once told by a Kiowa woman that in her tribe those who talked too much were called "little brains" and the wise elders were called "listeners", so perhaps we need an epithet that implies frequency of posting rather than the quality.

I would love it if "Respected Greybeard" was replaced by "good listener" (:)

But you can only "earn" it by talking a lot?
Title: Re: Greybeard...
Post by: ladydetemps on October 29, 2009, 09:35:05 AM
Hmm...Ideas...what about.....both a title and a warning of MAD
Melodeon Mad
Title: Re: Greybeard...
Post by: Bananayogi on October 29, 2009, 10:57:09 AM
In some cases, how about 'Empty Vessel'...



...only joking  >:E ;D
Title: Re: Greybeard...
Post by: Owen Woods on October 29, 2009, 01:30:03 PM

But you can only "earn" it by talking a lot?

Yep ;D That's why I'd love it if it were so.
Title: Re: Greybeard...
Post by: Ellie on October 29, 2009, 05:08:44 PM
In some cases, how about 'Empty Vessel'...

How strangely appropriate...  :D
Title: Re: Greybeard...
Post by: Pete Dunk on October 29, 2009, 07:34:51 PM
Melnet Saddo?  >:E
Title: Re: Greybeard...
Post by: Martin J on October 29, 2009, 08:12:18 PM
Loquacious Lady is quite elegant for those posting matters of great import but who is to be the judge of that.

Good listener could only apply to someone who has made no posts.
Title: Re: Greybeard...
Post by: Mike Higgins on October 29, 2009, 08:59:31 PM
I have just spotted that I am also a 'respected greybeard'. I grew a beard years ago when suffering from chicken pox but my wife made it fairly clear that she wasn't that keen on beards in the marriage bed.
So I also need term which describes my glabrous chin and vacant mind.
Title: Re: Greybeard...
Post by: Theo on March 08, 2010, 07:11:18 PM
"Respected Greybeard" now replaced with "Respected Sage"

Any better ideas will be considered.

Title: Re: Greybeard...
Post by: Theo on March 08, 2010, 07:51:18 PM
Sorry I'm trying to find a suitable gender-neutral term!
Title: Re: Greybeard...
Post by: ganderbox on March 08, 2010, 10:17:11 PM
 
Regardless of the gender issue, "Respected Greybeard" doesn't really cut it because it implies that one is respected simply because one has a lot to say, not because one is saying something redolent of wisdom and experience.


Surely that's precisely how you get to be a Respected Greybeard....by having a lot to say, even if it's a load of old *******s.
I really enjoyed being a Respected Greybeard (even though I don't possess a beard of any colour, despite my best efforts). It somehow seems appropriate, and Respected Sage just doesn't have the same ring about it.
Title: Re: Greybeard...
Post by: Peter G on March 08, 2010, 11:22:49 PM
Wise one?
Wise owl?
Veteran Squeezer?
Mature member?
3-legged donkey (having talked the hind leg off) - but then we're back to grey beards
Multilocutor?
Gold card holder?
Lifer? /(Getalifer?!)
Three reeds?
Free reader?
 ;D

Title: Re: Greybeard...
Post by: juker on March 09, 2010, 06:55:06 AM
Can I be a greybeard again!!! Please  :M

   See below

Please  :M  please  :M  :M please  :M  :M  :M
 
 ... anyway, what about the Miller's Tale  ???

Tsk, tsk.....now I really don't want to be a grey beard!
Title: Re: Greybeard...
Post by: Theo on March 09, 2010, 09:36:28 AM
This section is for support and matters relating to running the forum,  please try to take it slightly seriously!
Title: Re: Greybeard...
Post by: juker on March 09, 2010, 11:31:11 AM
This section is for support and matters relating to running the forum,  please try to take it slightly seriously!
I think Chris is taking it seriously Theo  :'(
Title: Re: Greybeard...
Post by: Ollie on March 10, 2010, 12:27:18 AM
I like "Vertran Squeezer" personally, as suggested above.  :||:
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