posted on Jan, 1 2013 @ 09:38 PM
(Move if necessary. General seemed to fit on this.)
I have a problem and a question to the ATS community. The problem is simple.
The more time I've spent here working to become established in the community and becoming comfortable around everyone, the more friends (and
occasional foes) I've accumulated. At some point this becomes it's own problem. If I posted a few times a week and didn't engage in spirited debate
with a wide range of folks, it wouldn't be a problem of course. It's easy enough to mentally keep straight a few dozen people on either side of the
F/F line. The more active though, the more difficult it becomes.
Some time back I made an error on this and actually lost what I'd considered a friendship with a member here. I'd gotten into an aggressive debate
with someone and as I normally do, I debate issues and not people as much as humanly possible. That went a little too far when, for whatever reason, I
drew a total blank on not only the name but avatar. So, in U2U's, indicating I didn't recall off hand who they were? Well.. That was the very wrong
answer, let me say...
So what I am looking for is a Database style program that is set up to record entries with basics like Screen Name, Avatar, general profile stats and
the like. Not simply for who I interact with here, but it becomes extremely valuable when extended across all the sites I frequent and chat and debate
on. What I imagine I'd end up with here is an interface for manually entering all this by hand on each of course (Nothing automated desired and it
wouldn't be all that useful either, in that form) but set for this general purpose. I know I can adapt Address or Contact book applications but that
misses the point of having a specific tool to fit the job? The data fields for a business contact database will be different enough from forum/web
site user contacts to matter. (For instance, a side record showing not one ...but each Avatar I come to know a person uses, for reference at a
I'd like to ask, before I sit down and teach myself how to write one to do this .... Is there something like this already out on the net? It seems a
very obvious thing for active people to want and need but I can't seem to find quite what I'm looking for?
Any suggestions? Thanks!