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Elisabeth | Posted in Feedback on Threads on

I started to fill in my profile information and felt the categories were not very well suited to this forum. I like seeing a little bit of information from those who wish to put it in as it helps me get oriented with names which I am terrible at. But why is there birthday and astrologial sign, isn’t that redundant? And sexual orientation? Is this a dating forum and I am not aware of it? A place for what type of machine(s) we own might be more interesting and appropriate and maybe how many yards of stash or square feet of sewing room we have and which designers we most admire. Any chance of changing the categories to suit the forum?


  1. carolfresia | | #1

    Hi, Elisabeth,

    The profile information categories come standard with the software that's used to create the forums, so all the Taunton forums ask for the same stuff--and I suspect other Prospero-based forums do as well. We really don't have any great interest in anyone's astrological sign! I'll ask the Systems Operator if we can create custom fields. Otherwise, we'll have to work around it and provide that info. here in the discussion areas.


  2. suesew | | #2

    Elizabeth, you can just ignore the catagory and type in whatever you like about yourself for us all to know. My catagories read kind of funny, but I just talked about sewing!

    1. Barbaran8 | | #3

      You're supposed to put what brand of sewing machine you use in for your astrological sign!!!

      1. Elisabeth | | #4

        I tried to do that but there was only a list to choose from! My machine is not an Aquarius or Scorpio... I put it under "actors" instead.

        1. carobanano | | #5

          Sounds like it could be the name of a new, avant-garde machine model: "Introducing the NEW Aquarius 1000!"

          Then again, I don't think you could name a sewing machine "the Sagittarius" or "the Leo." Not to mention "the Cancer"!

          1. Elisabeth | | #6

            I like that. I want a new Aquarius 1000! It could have such a nice logo. I think the Scorpio 2050 would be a serger. I wonder what the pressing systems are called?

          2. carobanano | | #7

            For some reason, I imagine Aries. Maybe because those under the Aries sign are supposed to have a hot and fiery personality....? ;D

          3. SewTruTerry | | #8

            I resemble that remark.  As far as what pressers or steamers should be under the Zodiac chart I will have to think on that one.

          4. carobanano | | #9

            Are you Aries, then, or Taurus? I've read from several different sources that because the stars have shifted since the creation of the zodiac, we are actually the sign before the one we think we are. So, my birthday falls during the Aries time period, but in reality I'm a Pisces. I have MUCH more of a Pisces personality, anyway!

          5. SewTruTerry | | #10

            I am an Aries tried and true and on top of that I am 3/4 Irish with the red hair too,(although it is getting more grey then red these days).

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