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mr_canuck
Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2013 1:47:32 AM

Rank: Advanced Wordsmith

Joined: 11/18/2012
Posts: 72
Location: Canada
I'm just going to assume the Guest profile is a pile of deleted/banned profiles.

When I read older threads with a lot of post from the Guest profiles it becomes rather frustrating trying to decipher who is who in the thread. Would it be possible to slap each deleted/banned profile with a random number at the end of "Guest" to make older threads more readable.

Thank you. happy8
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Posted: Saturday, January 26, 2013 5:46:24 PM

Rank: Lurker

Joined: 12/1/2006
Posts: 537,534
I'm sure it's technically possible, but would be difficult to administer. Imagine how many people sign up and then leave here, some the next day. You'd end up with hundreds of thousands of guests, which wouldn't really solve the problem because once a profile is deleted (wild speculation here) it has no need to be indexed, because guess what? It's gone, lost to the ether! Unless people were assigned a guest number when they singed up, I fail to see how this could be implemented at all. It would also look really rather untidy. Imagine it: in the forum when you see Guest9789597849796848 (okay, hyperbole), that would take up more space and characters than is allowed for an actual username.
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