Does "the Battle Cat " say "the Battle Cat"?
Does "Bernie " say "Bernie"?
Does " " say "Absorbed Bernie"?
Now, oh mighty Landru, please absorbed me. While I'm absorbed, both look at my post and try quoting it. What I originally wrote in the member='FooBar' was what you see in the quotes just before the question mark at the end of each question. Did the name change automagically change the FooBar as seen from quoting my post? Either way, I see problems. If the FooBar does not change, then linking by name breaks when a name change occurs. If FooBar does change, then there is a race condition when someone is typing a post with member='FooBar' and FooBar's name gets changed and then the post is posted. (Or worse FooBar's name is change to "Betty" and Betty's name is changed to "FooBar" all while the Battle Cat is typing a post. Suddenly tBC's witty remark about FooBar's racy misadventure with bacon and root beer is directed at the newbie, Betty, who has very delicate sensibilities and is simply looking for some suggestions for good games for her young children.)
BTW, the example that is shown when you go to enter a Member style (using the Other styles menu) sucks. It makes you think that you have to type in all of that when you only enter the member's name. In fact, it doesn't tell you that it is the member's name that you're using. By having "admin" in the example, I first though that this style was some way of linking to a category of members.
And now to predict the future:
- "Bernie, it is so rare that we're not worried about it."
- "Bernie, you're the only member whose ever had a name change. You get what you deserve. And enjoy the rest of your time here as 'Betty'."
- "Bernie, I've disabled the Member style."
- "Bernie, I've disable you."
- "Bernie, stop being so anal. Here's five bucks; go find a hooker."