Techspot Upgrade?

By Maurice · 17 replies
Aug 16, 2003
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  1. How do I get upgraded from "newcomer in training" is it dependent on length of time enrolled? I ask because I have found this site EXCELLENT!! I entered the world of computers at 72, after I became a widower [anyone else out there in the same situation?... like to hear from you!] the ease of use of this site is amazinng, makes me wonder why people bother with Microsoft Help....they're NO help at all, even when they deign to reply. A friend who is very experienced in IT, wonders if Microsoft itself is to blame for the latest "worms"......I know, you can't possibly comment, walls have ears [or should I say "gates???]
    With my chequered experience in all that life can throw at you, perhaps I could be of more use at Techspot?
    There is an error in my Details, I was born in May 1931, not as shown, how is this corrected please?
  2. JSR

    JSR Banned Posts: 592

    just hang out

    and you'll get promoted.....and yes,......... I am here, ......therefore, .......this site must be ......EXCELLENT ;>B.......isle of wight? heh.......must feel claustrophobic ;) anyways, welcome :wave:
  3. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    Are you for real? 72! That's great. We are so pleased to have you here if that's the case.

    As far as I am aware, the only current metric for rank is post count, however we have discussed a more realistic system on several occasions, and I was behind removing post counts together as a possible idea.

    I am very pleased that you have posted and I am sure that I speak for everyone here when I say welcome to TechSpot. We love new members here.
  4. JSR

    JSR Banned Posts: 592

    We, do not, love

    "All" new members...........some are just tolerated :grinthumb
  5. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,345   +13

    Maurice, I've got the same error in my profile, same birthday shown as yours, although not correct. If you look at the calender though, it's correct, at least mine is.

    By the way, welcome to TechSpot.
  6. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Glad to have you aboard such a great community.

    I would love if my grandparents could use a computer easily and understood what was happening. I think that is very cool.

    Have a good one. :)
  7. Maurice

    Maurice Banned Topic Starter Posts: 646

    I appeciate poertner's comments, but it gets very lonely at times, my late wife & I couldn't have children, we had been married 40 years when she died of cancer at 62, my only close blood relatives are three cousins [& their children, & that's it. Not looking for sympathy, just letting you people know why communicating with people, through my PC or otherwise, is so important to me. I have quite a lot of friends {no, I really do} but my PC is my only real hobby, & I have been told I have the brain of a 40 year old,{hope he didn't mind!} so that's something, & now having joined the Techspot "community", I feel a littl better {pathetic, isn't it, or not.....?}
    Thanks too, to Phantasm66 for his comments, I'm not sure about JSR's remarks though; "some are just tolerated" I worked at Parkhurst Prison for nearly 20 years,.....are some of your members ex-cons, I wonder?
  8. JSR

    JSR Banned Posts: 592

    Damned straight

    How did you know? ;)
  9. Maurice

    Maurice Banned Topic Starter Posts: 646

    Oh, JSR,......I just KNOW!!!, had a "meaningful" conversation with Reg [Kray] once, what he couldn't do for a price, even from in there!
  10. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,674   +990

    Speaking of title "upgrades", congratulations to those who recently took themselves to the next level, getting designated Paladin and Chancellor titles.
  11. XtR-X

    XtR-X TS Rookie Posts: 863

    All this located here.

    Wow, you must be really old. I've got my whole life ahead of me... I'm 16. Well anyways, welcome.:giddy:
  12. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,704

    Re: just hang out

    You just got promoted to Banned! Congrats!

    Yes, I find the new appelation...fitting! But who got Chancellor?
  13. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,350

    TechSpot Booster: Registered members with 600+ posts.

    TechSpot Addict: Registered members with 900+ posts.

    That is not correct. Take a look at my post counts.
  14. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,674   +990

    Typo there acid, it should be 950 instead, fixing now... thanks for the note.
  15. XtR-X

    XtR-X TS Rookie Posts: 863

    Re: Re: just hang out

    Lol, that made me chuckle a little bit.
  16. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,350

    Thanks Julio :). I've been wondering about that for a few days after I saw this thread. Figured it was a good idea to go ahead and say something about it in the forums. I thought maybe I was demoted :p.
  17. Shiney

    Shiney TS Booster Posts: 160

    I would like to nominate someone for paladin rank, who do i contact to do it.
  18. Maurice

    Maurice Banned Topic Starter Posts: 646

    I believe you can do this through Julio, good luck,


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