I want to message a member without knowing his "username". When you view the list, the Member column is a copy of the username. I wonder why this is? If it is to shield the ID of members, there's really no point in just showing a forum username twice.
David, I think Eric means that he knows the club member is also a forum member, but he doesn't know his username. He's not trying to reply to a message. He assumed that he could search through the members list for that person's name in the Name column, and then simply find his username beside it in the Username column. He could then send him an email or PM. But what he finds is, the name in the Name column is the person's username, and it's simply repeated in the Username column. Therefore, what is the point of the Name column. Have I got that right Eric?
Eric, The Username column has the name under which the person signed up to the forum. The Name column has the name they chose to appear above their avatar in their posts. Most people use the same name for both, hence all the repetition. But if you scroll through the list, you'll find that some members use a different name to appear with their avatar. For example, if you look up Phil, you'll find that his Name is Phil Nottingham, but his user name is philnottingham. Some are entirely different. Does that help explain it?
If you know the person is a club member, I suggest you send an email to Geoff Moorshead, asking if he could forward your address to the member, and letting them know that you wish to get in touch with them. That way Geoff doesn't breach any privacy laws, and the other member knows you're trying to contact him.
thanks Warwick I think thats my issue - I know the member's name but not forum user name. I have searched my hard copy bi-monthly magazine to find the member shows a cell phone number. I dont like to receive phone calls out of the blue myself, but on this occasion it might be quicker! I have previously sent personal emails to forum users which is simple if I know their forum username.