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jadedgurl is asking: (3 answers)
Why do some members names appear in black instead of blue and you can't access their recipe box? Does that mean they are no longer a member?

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Last updated: Feb. 3, 2013 4:49 am
Posted: Feb. 2, 2013 6:36 pm
Answered by: ConkyJoe
Feb. 2, 2013 6:55 pm
It depends where you're seeing it. For example, several threads have some blue and black names. This is a function of differing devices being used, I think. In the recipe descriptions, it seems to indicate they are no longer active members.
Feb. 2, 2013 7:07 pm
Even if you look at the photo voting page you will see members in black and you can't "see" them at all...
Answered by: jadedgurl
Feb. 2, 2013 6:58 pm
When looking at personal recipes I like to see who recently saved them since they are still in the old format, when the names are blue you can look at a profile or recipe box when they are black you can't so I was just wondering.
Feb. 2, 2013 7:02 pm
Hi Jadedgurl, you asked the question that i have been wondering about for awhile now, i am looking forward to more input into your question!
Feb. 2, 2013 7:06 pm
I believe if your name is in black it is because you haven't filled out your profile.
Feb. 2, 2013 7:10 pm
now that makes sense shorecook, now we know who has been naughty!!
Feb. 2, 2013 7:14 pm
I don’t find consistency so hard to answer your question. For example, if I go to your recipe box, I find a saved personal recipe called No-Cook Eggnog Ice Cream by CHRISTYGOBAR on page 3 . . . her name shows in black whiles others show in blue. When you click on said recipe, you then see CHRISTYGOBAR in blue in the description. She has an active account, and added a recipe to her box today . . . . . . Her profile has not been filled out but her name sometimes shows in blue. I’ve wondered about the same question you have but have found an inconsistency pop-up when thinking I had previously figured it out.
Feb. 2, 2013 7:35 pm
I think you are right profile and they are black but if they have a published recipe that would allow you to see them in blue...
Feb. 2, 2013 7:47 pm
As I said in my first post, it depends on where you're seeing it. I looked at a good number in your recipe box, and based on looking for examples there, then it seems SHORECOOK is correct. But if you're looking at open recipes, that rule fails as there are many examples of where the cooks name appears in blue w/o having completed the profile . . . it seems in those cases when a name appears in black, it's more related to whether the member is not longer active. Again, I don't think there is one way of how this works that fits all the situations when observing this site.
Answered by: BigShotsMom
Feb. 2, 2013 7:29 pm
I believe shore cook is correct. If you haven't completed most of the profile fields your name appears in black and you have no member URL on the system.
Feb. 2, 2013 7:54 pm
BSM . . . I've not completed my profile, and my name shows in blue here. ** If you go here to her recipe, her screen name appears in blue . . . ** If you go here, she has not completed her profile . . .
Feb. 3, 2013 1:40 am
it doesn't mean about home town & where you live- it means- photos- likes etc-- is the "amount" of info that you imput :-)
Feb. 3, 2013 3:27 am
If you fill in a hometown, your profile name changes from black to blue. I was fiddling around with my profile last year and figured that out. It is not replated to whether or not you have posted photos, since I have never posted pictures here. I don't care to post personal pictures of my family on public websites, but to each their own.
Feb. 3, 2013 3:34 am
When you create a user profile, you automatically get an AR url. Here is an example of someone who shows in black who has posted recently on this forum. ...
Feb. 3, 2013 3:46 am
Goodfood . . . “If you fill in a hometown, your profile name changes from black to blue.” *** Look at jadedgurl’s recipe box on page 2 . . . you will see names of recipe submitters in blue and black. The recipe at top of her 2nd page is “Lime Cilantro Rice by ENSeeber”. ENSeeber’s name is in BLUE. Click on “ENSeeber” to pull up her profile . . . her home town is BLANK.
Feb. 3, 2013 4:49 am
That person has been a member since 1997. I know how it currently works, can't comment on all of the various programming changes made on AR in the past 16 years.
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