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    Quote Originally Posted by elgars ghost View Post
    The member is deceased, I believe. I'm guessing that ret. means retired?
    I've seen the retired level, but that's exactly what it says — it's not abbreviated and it's not in parentheses. Is there a difference between "Retired" and "Senior Member (Ret)"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by adriesba View Post
    I've seen the retired level, but that's exactly what it says — it's not abbreviated and it's not in parentheses. Is there a difference between "Retired" and "Senior Member (Ret)"?
    Now I'm getting confused.

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    Most of the titles are generated by the forum software as you make more and more posts or get promoted to moderator or get banned. The retired title is added manually. Sometimes it replaces another title in which case it goes in full. In other cases, it is added to an existing title in which case it gets abbreviated. It varies.
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    "Ret" and/or "Retired" signifies that the member has passed away ... The account and its posts remains extant forever, just as "inactive" accounts do.

    If the member was on staff, then those special permissions are deleted from the account.

    Entering "Ret" or "Retired" is an admin function only, and has to be done manually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Merl View Post
    I still think we should have another level after 'Senior'. Any suggestions? Geriatric member? Old Duffer member? Crusty member? Oh hang on I don't like the term 'crusty member'.
    Napoleon's veteran guardsmen were nicknamed grognards, which I think equates to 'grumblers'. Sounds good, but I think the term has already been used by keen advanced-level wargaming types.
    '...a violator of his word, a libertine over head and ears in debt and disgrace, a despiser of domestic ties, the companion of gamblers and demireps, a man who has just closed half a century without a single claim on the gratitude of his country or the respect of posterity...' - Leigh Hunt on the Prince Regent (later George IV).

    ὃν οἱ θεοὶ φιλοῦσιν ἀποθνῄσκει νέος [Those whom the gods love die young] - Menander

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    It's a good idea in principle though. "Old Guard"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merl View Post
    I still think we should have another level after 'Senior'. Any suggestions?
    Superior.............................................

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Rock View Post
    Superior.............................................
    "Objectively greater member"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Merl View Post
    I still think we should have another level after 'Senior'. Any suggestions? Geriatric member? Old Duffer member? Crusty member? Oh hang on I don't like the term 'crusty member'.
    The mathematician Paul Erdös signed his name with increasingly morbid acronyms as he got older. Maybe we could do the same here at TC! From Wikipedia:

    Erdős signed his name "Paul Erdos P.G.O.M." When he became 60, he added "L.D.", at 65 "A.D.", at 70 "L.D." (again), and at 75 "C.D."

    P.G.O.M. represented "Poor Great Old Man"
    The first L.D. represented "Living Dead"
    A.D. represented "Archaeological Discovery"
    The second L.D. represented "Legally Dead"
    C.D. represented "Counts Dead"

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