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  1. #31
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    Top Star Wars rank: Oldie Von Mouldy...

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  2. #32
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    1 - 49: Tongue-Tied
    50 - 99: Shy
    101 - 249: Talkative
    250 - 749: Chatterbox
    750 - 1500: Gossip Machine
    1501 - 3000: Oracle
    3001+: Fueled by Energizer [tm].


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  3. #33
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    1.-PUPPY
    2.DOG
    3.BIG DOG
    4.DEAD DOG

  4. #34
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    0-30. Peashooter
    31-100. Pop-gun
    101-250. Revolver
    251-500. Rifle
    501-1000. Howitzer
    1001-2000. Cruise missile
    2000+ Armageddon

    I'm not a gun freak - it's how good you are at shooting down the problems

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  5. #35
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    How about instead of going by the amount of posts, go by the amount of time a member has been here. It would be better and make it unique. By going by posts people will just post and post to get higher and higher. This is how it should be.


    1month= Jr. Member
    3month= Member
    6month= Senior Member
    9month= tech
    12month= proffesor or senior tech
    12+month= Guru


    This would actually keep people coming back and keep them here. Instead you start using number of posts people will post to get higher status. This keeps it fair and works better. Instead of having someone who joined 6 months ago and have 2000posts and being higher than a member that joined 12 months ago, its more fair to go by time. I mean think about it, experience vs amount of posts is better. Experience takes time so time is better.


    Jeff

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  6. #36
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    Time is an ok way of ranking but the problem is, if someone that has posted 1 time in 1 year and the account is still here they would be a guru and have only 1 post

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  7. #37
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    How about ranking in a slightly more complex way:

    1. NP: Number of posts
    Simply put, how many posts have you made?

    2. AT: Active time since 1st registration
    This would be taken as the number of days since registration that you have posted on.

    3. AGE: Age in days.

    Then use these to calculate an ranking-index, for example like this:
    RANK_INDEX = (AT/AGE) * NP

    Then you can add some hard-limits such as:
    Younger than 10 days: Always Junior member.
    Less than 50 posts: Always Junior member.
    Older than 1 year: Always at least Member.

    The question I ask is, why?
    Its so much work - who really cares?
    Its not much effort to add more rank-names to make it mroe funny - but changing the way you rank is a lot of effort - no one who is active cares very much and no matter how you do it, its always branded as "unfair" by someone.


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  8. #38
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    0-50 Temp
    50-200 Willie the Mailboy
    200-500 Engineer
    500-750 Lead Engineer
    750-1000 Supervisor
    1000-1500 Vice President
    1500-2000 CEO
    2000+ Bill Gates himself
    that would be good, and as long as you have flood-control, no new people will be double posting just to get to be Willie the Mailboy.


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  9. #39
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    I think placing any emphysis on number of posts is the wrong idea... Rewarding people based on the number of posts is stupid. Just look how many posts jeffy79 has, now only about 1/3 of his posts are relevant, and only 1/2 of those 1/3 (or 1/6) are informative, helpful, or of someother positive nature. He makes racial comments, and flames moderators and members alike, but according to any system based number of posts, he would be considered some sort of hardware god! This is honestly not a post designed to take a shot at jeffy, I think he provides a certain humor to this site, but simply to point the failings of any system based on number of posts.

  10. #40
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    Cyrix
    INTEL
    AMD
    Transmeta

    or...

    Microsoft
    DOS
    Linux
    Unix

    Obviously moving from inferior down to downright Toolbox.

    (Toolbox is my new slang for cool)

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  11. #41
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    All those names... tough to choose!

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  12. #42
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    ~ Happy Easter ~

    I realise I'm still a virgin *uhhhhh - mean newbie* at this site and my opion probably doesnt pull much weight.

    I like it the way it is, but some ideas above sound intresting.

    Why encourage someone to post to achieve advancement is name titles. There are a handfull here now who are flooding the board starting thread... just to increment the # of post on their title.

    This post was written for your information only. Any injuries resulting from this post is NOT MY FAULT! And of course if you get busted in any way because of this, it ain't my fault either.

  13. #43
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    This is a good idea. I like it. I have nothing to add at the moment though, I'm off to bed.

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  14. #44
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    Don't change it, Jesse Thompson has the right idea!! Numerous sites went this way, "multi" member staus schemes, end result, flames, spamm, trolling and "garbage" posts went thru the roof!!! Keep it like it is, better yet, make everyone a member. Just a plain old member!!! Who cares about "status", hmmm actually Flamers, Trollers and Spammers do, but most of us don't.

    So keep what we got please.
    486 CPU/32MB Memory/Windows 3.11(it rocks!) Sigh.........the good ol Days........

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