Address members by their names as they appearWe would like everyone to note that henceforth we want you to address members exactly as their name appears in their posts. Do not shorten names in any manner whatsoever. It is extremely disrespectful to fiddle around with a person's name and put anything you like. No matter that the name to you seems to be odd, weird or lengthy, a nick name or a pseudonym. It is not for you to decide how the member's name should be put. You may not realize it, but there are some names which, when shortened, are actually highly inappropriate to use because they imply something vulgar.
Also, regarding forms of address - do be careful. It is not funny to address the female members as 'Mr.' or a male member to be addressed as 'Ms.' Many names in our country are such that it could be of either gender. Do not play guessing games. If you are in doubt about a person's gender, just simply use the name only.