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#104466 - 12/07/2002 15:55 Re: user titles... where did they go? [Re: Roger]
pca
old hand

Registered: 20/07/1999
Posts: 1094
Loc: UK
In the name of egalitarianism, we should all just be labelled "comrade". How's that?

Or perhaps "Citizen".

Reminds me of what I commented to Hugo a while back, something along the lines that the empeg didn't make us rich, but at least we started a cult.

Actually, thinking about it, all we need is two titles, "Us" and "Them". That's the way governments do it, after all. Then, all we need to do is decide who falls into either category.

I nominate anyone who designed the empeg hardware for "Us"

pca
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#104467 - 12/07/2002 15:59 Re: user titles... where did they go? [Re: pca]
mlord
carpal tunnel

Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 13983
Loc: Canada
Yeah. And bonus subtractions if a user starts a thread that eventually grows large enough to set a BBS record for views and/or posts, too!!

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#104468 - 12/07/2002 16:02 Re: user titles... where did they go? [Re: Roger]
jimhogan
carpal tunnel

Registered: 06/10/1999
Posts: 2591
Loc: Seattle, WA, U.S.A.
we should all just be labelled "comrade". How's that?

"Schvimvare!!!............Eeeeveningvare!!!!!
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#104469 - 12/07/2002 16:04 Re: user titles... where did they go? [Re: tfabris]
rob
carpal tunnel

Registered: 21/05/1999
Posts: 5320
Loc: Cambridge UK
I knew we should have gone for an Official BBS all those years ago. We'd have no problems at all right now if I were the undisputed master of everything!

*sigh*


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#104470 - 12/07/2002 16:07 Re: user titles... where did they go? [Re: mlord]
pca
old hand

Registered: 20/07/1999
Posts: 1094
Loc: UK

Yeah. And bonus subtractions if a user starts a thread that eventually grows large enough to set a BBS record for views and/or posts, too!!

No, in that case, the total post count of the winning thread should be added to the originator of that thread. It's only fair, after all.

pca
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#104471 - 12/07/2002 16:08 Re: user titles... where did they go? [Re: pca]
loren
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Registered: 23/08/2000
Posts: 3824
Loc: SLC, UT, USA
the empeg didn't make us rich, but at least we started a cult

That is hilarious
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#104472 - 12/07/2002 16:09 Re: user titles... where did they go? [Re: mlord]
robricc
carpal tunnel

Registered: 30/10/2000
Posts: 4909
Loc: Orange County, NY USA
I am for post counts in the profiles. I could care less about the ranks. Personally, I never thought "newbie" should be the 2nd level. It also shouldn't have lasted for 50 posts.
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#104473 - 12/07/2002 16:11 Re: user titles... where did they go? [Re: mlord]
rob
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Registered: 21/05/1999
Posts: 5320
Loc: Cambridge UK
Au contraire, the thing we all least want are autocratic sysadmins removing/disabling things on a whim that the majority would prefer to keep.

Absolutely Mark, if people went around doing that sort of thing then we could lose really valued resources until those people calmed down a bit a few days later!



Rob

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#104474 - 12/07/2002 16:45 Re: user titles... where did they go? [Re: mlord]
tfabris
carpal tunnel

Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 31244
Loc: Seattle, WA
Here, I'll spell it out for you: Hijack would not have existed were it not for "post counts/titles". Initially, I dreamt it up as an excuse to post frequently enough to get into the mid-tiers of titles.

I don't believe you.
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#104475 - 12/07/2002 17:06 Re: user titles... where did they go? [Re: mlord]
AndrewT
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Registered: 16/02/2002
Posts: 867
Loc: Oxford, UK
Au contraire

Apologies in advance, reminds me of:
Meh oui (Sic). Rodders, mark my words my son, by this time next year we'll be millionaires, just you watch.

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#104476 - 12/07/2002 17:25 Re: user titles... where did they go? [Re: wfaulk]
tfabris
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Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 31244
Loc: Seattle, WA
I don't think anyone has a strong feeling that they should be kept off (except Tony F.), but there seem to be a large number that want them on.

Okay, fair enough. I think I've made my opinion and the reasoning behind that opinion clear enough so that if anyone was not swayed by it, there's nothing else I can say about the subject. Tom was the one who implemented it in the first place, so if he wants to put it back the way it was, he can just go ahead and do so.

But I reserve the right to be extra mean to any obvious postcount-whores I come across.
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#104477 - 12/07/2002 17:44 Re: user titles... where did they go? [Re: tfabris]
Anonymous
Unregistered


I think, we should also have a standard avatar for each user too. It's not fair that some people have prettier pictures than others and it might create resentment and jealousy. Perhaps we could use:





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#104478 - 12/07/2002 17:48 Re: user titles... where did they go? [Re: tfabris]
Anonymous
Unregistered


In reply to:

- Resulted in at least one creation of an auto-posting "bot" which was a serious problem.




I hope you weren't refering to me, cause that had nothing to do with post counts.

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#104479 - 12/07/2002 18:32 Re: user titles... where did they go? [Re: tfabris]
BryanR
member

Registered: 29/08/2000
Posts: 153
Loc: Berkshire, UK
You know, I almost feel obliged to wade into this one myself, but I have to say that I don't really care either way - I've been loitering around here for almost two years, and in that time I've made less than fifty posts (and five or so of those have been within the last couple of weeks, for no adequately explored reason). There was a mild feeling of gratification when I moved on from Newbie a month or two back, but I have to agree with the sentiments that it doesn't take long hanging around here to figure out a) who the big posters are, and b) who knows what they're talking about.

I don't know why I even bothered saying all this, given my post won't even count for anything...

Bryan.
(Retreating back into his corner, where he watches in inscrutable silence, except for occasional and not terribly useful outbursts...)
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#104480 - 12/07/2002 18:56 Re: user titles... where did they go? [Re: BryanR]
tfabris
carpal tunnel

Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 31244
Loc: Seattle, WA
but I have to agree with the sentiments that it doesn't take long hanging around here to figure out a) who the big posters are, and b) who knows what they're talking about.

And more importantly, c) that a and b are not necessarily the same.
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#104481 - 12/07/2002 18:56 Re: user titles... where did they go? [Re: ]
tfabris
carpal tunnel

Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 31244
Loc: Seattle, WA
Hey, you're back. So what about my suggestion?
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#104482 - 12/07/2002 19:28 Re: user titles... where did they go? [Re: loren]
music
addict

Registered: 25/06/2002
Posts: 456

the empeg didn't make us rich, but at least we started a cult

Well Hugo had better keep that KoolAid the heck away from me,
or I'll stop donning the purple cape and black Nikes that
Patrick and Rob have asked me to wear!



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#104483 - 12/07/2002 22:00 Re: user titles... where did they go? [Re: tfabris]
mschrag
pooh-bah

Registered: 09/09/2000
Posts: 2303
Loc: Richmond, VA
This coming from a guy with a red name

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#104484 - 12/07/2002 22:32 Re: user titles... where did they go? [Re: mschrag]
lockuplever
enthusiast

Registered: 30/01/2002
Posts: 264
Loc: Tucson, AZ
I usually agree with the FAQ Master, but not this time. I vote for the titles, and yes I was one of the ones that responded to the threads regarding post counts, but I only did it once in my 65 posts. I had been on the BBS for 5 months and I was still a stranger, so 64 of my posts were legitimate.
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#104485 - 12/07/2002 22:44 Re: user titles... where did they go? [Re: mschrag]
tfabris
carpal tunnel

Registered: 20/12/1999
Posts: 31244
Loc: Seattle, WA
This coming from a guy with a red name

I'll have to see if Tom can hack the colors out of the names...

Then we can all be equal and everyone can have an equal share. The workers control the means of production....
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#104486 - 12/07/2002 22:45 Re: user titles... where did they go? [Re: tfabris]
Anonymous
Unregistered


It was a good suggestion and there were many other good suggestions, but I think I'm just gonna take a break from the BBS for a while. It takes up too much of my time anyway.

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#104487 - 12/07/2002 23:04 Re: user titles... where did they go? [Re: Dignan]
butter
enthusiast

Registered: 07/03/2002
Posts: 211
Loc: State side
i like DiGNAN17's idea of making up your own title

In reply to:

You could make it that last field in the profile menu, and we could fill it in with whatever we want.




as long as it is within reason cause i can see people naming themselves things like "the schiznit" or "pimp-o-da-year" hopefully people will get creative and use names that only geeks will love, like "yogurt the magnificent", or "yogurt the wise", or "just plain yogurt"
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#104488 - 13/07/2002 08:47 Re: user titles... where did they go? [Re: oliver]
Speedy
new poster

Registered: 05/01/2002
Posts: 18
Loc: California
An official forum lurkers opinion:

Post counts and title are irrelevant and distracting. The ability to set your own title might be fun but not required.

I'll drift back into the fog of obscurity now....

Speedy

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#104489 - 13/07/2002 13:19 Re: user titles... where did they go? [Re: Speedy]
justinlarsen
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Registered: 31/12/2001
Posts: 1109
Loc: Petaluma, CA
ya i would totally go for that to get something over on the left, and have the post count itself in the profile
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#104490 - 13/07/2002 14:48 Re: user titles... where did they go? [Re: butter]
smu
old hand

Registered: 30/07/2000
Posts: 879
Loc: Germany (Ruhrgebiet)
... "just plain yogurt"

Industrial strength hair dryers?
Instant previews?
Jamming radars?
Lord Helmet?

Sheeesh, that is definitively my favourite SciFi parody.

cu,
sven
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#104491 - 14/07/2002 00:57 Re: user titles... where did they go? [Re: BryanR]
JaBZ
addict

Registered: 08/08/2001
Posts: 452
Loc: NZ
yea same here dude, i agree, I visit quite regularly, but not post, I was like on 'member' for 8 months or something

Jai

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#104492 - 14/07/2002 09:02 Re: user titles... where did they go? [Re: drakino]
nt4show
new poster

Registered: 03/04/2002
Posts: 12
Loc: Califonia
Thanks Drakino for the comment, I have been viewing the board for some time now, yes I may be a "newbie/stranger" to the board. I seldom post, but have seen many of the different situations in the field that some of the users come across. All in all, you guys keep up the great work, and thanks for keeping the board going with the move to the new server. I did sort of like the captions that the names had on here, lets you know who is posting real info in the subject so to speak and not missleading.
Thanks again
Rob
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#104493 - 14/07/2002 13:00 Re: user titles... where did they go? [Re: nt4show]
music
addict

Registered: 25/06/2002
Posts: 456
Count me among those mildly disappointed that the titles disappeared,
but more than mildly disappointed that it happened by fiat.

Yes, it was annoying that those who had restrained and measured posting styles, dispensing their wisdom only when appropriate, could have lowly titles
in our little community; similarly, those whose mouths spewed fountains of crap due to their boredom and copious free time could achive more exalted standing in our strange little hierarchy.

Nonetheless, I liked the "pooh-bahs" and "oldhands" and, yes, even used them as a first order filter on credibility. But give me some credit, I could distinguish between those whose posting history consisted more of "look at this cool picture of my new gerbil" versus those whose prior post topics included "ioctl patch for FFT stereo separation enhancement modulation reboot issue."

Ironically, I was somewhat looking forward to the post which would bring me from the rank of "pathetic stranger" to "foolish newbie."

As this is that very post, and I am now allowed to choose my own title, you may now promote me
from the standing of "peasant serf" to that of "Supreme Galactic Overlord."

You may, however, address me as "Your Imperial Majesty" if it is more convenient.


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#104494 - 14/07/2002 13:36 Re: user titles... where did they go? [Re: butter]
Dignan
carpal tunnel

Registered: 08/03/2000
Posts: 12131
Loc: Sterling, VA
as long as it is within reason cause i can see people naming themselves things like "the schiznit" or "pimp-o-da-year" hopefully people will get creative and use names that only geeks will love, like "yogurt the magnificent", or "yogurt the wise", or "just plain yogurt"

That's exactly what I was thinking when I suggested this. Too bad none of the greens or especially the reds have commented on this. I sent Tony a PM to get a straight opinion on what he thought about it, but he didn't write back. What a boring place you guys are trying to make here. If you don't want to let us make our own titles, what are you going to do next? Take away signatures? Then moderate and edit our post content?
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#104495 - 14/07/2002 13:41 Re: user titles... where did they go? [Re: Dignan]
rob
carpal tunnel

Registered: 21/05/1999
Posts: 5320
Loc: Cambridge UK
Apart from me, who else is green?

..I don't run anything around here!

Rob

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