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    The little dot?
    I have a little dot just under my avatar and if I hover the cursor over it it tells me that

    "Jonzjob is an unknown at this point".

    Pray tell, what does that mean?
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    I never noticed that before.
    Mine says " McBie is a name known to all " .

    I guess this is one for the mod's to answer :-) .... looks like a secret message :-)

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    It's just a term associated with the reputation level of the member. As the number of green dots changes/increases...the phrase changes. All internet forums works this way. Each reputation level (number of dots) gets assigned some sort of "fun" term/phrase.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    In that case, I would like to keep mine as it is today ..... makes me feel good :-)

    Cheers ... McBie
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    The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.

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    Maybe I'm color blind, but I see little blue dots. The big dot is green if the member is online.

    McBie, I have fewer dots than you, but take a look at what mine says!

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    Click I have seen the light ..

    This is from one of the Anglo/French forums I am on



    Nice gold stars and the rank name is bound to champagne bottle sizes.
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    @Jonzjob

    Do you know who "Melchizedek" was? Quite an honor if you've been assigned that name.

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    Must be a Safari thing? I get nothing on hover.
    Any priest or shaman must be presumed guilty until proved innocent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cradom View Post
    Must be a Safari thing? I get nothing on hover.
    It says ..... Cradom is a splendid one to behold

    Cheers ... McBIe
    A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.
    The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.

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    You can click on User CP link above and that should, I believe, show you the reputation you've received. You should see any note the giver left, but you won't see the person dishing out the repo though..
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    Never noticed the "hover" comments before. I learn something new every day around here!
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    That way you'll be a mile away from him, and you'll have his shoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cradom View Post
    Must be a Safari thing? I get nothing on hover.
    It's a tooltip and should show up regardless of browser.
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    Ah, that's why. I have those annoying tooltips turned OFF in Firefox
    Any priest or shaman must be presumed guilty until proved innocent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cradom View Post
    Ah, that's why. I have those annoying tooltips turned OFF in Firefox
    Our tooltips annoying!?!? Take this mans rep away!
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    That's the MAIN reason I quit using Safari. I don't need a yellow box popping up every time I hover over something for longer than a half second. And you cant turn it off!!

    And changing the time with defaults changes EVERYTHING and sometimes you just need a tooltip.
    Any priest or shaman must be presumed guilty until proved innocent.

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