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Reply #15 - May 23rd, 2010 at 2:12pm
 
Curious Aardvark wrote on May 23rd, 2010 at 12:03pm:
The status change post numbers are arbitrary numbers that were lowered a few years ago. I've just returned them to their original values Smiley

That hardly seems relevant. We (probably) havn't read the configuration manual for YaBB.

It just all feels rather like there is some messing around going on for no clear reason, which is not what we are used to on this forum.
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Reply #16 - May 23rd, 2010 at 2:31pm
 
It would have been a lot less of a nuisance if it had clearly been announced in time somewhere.

And/or been agreed to by other god members, at least by the other moderators, which I dare to assume it hasn't. That is what I meant by "monotheism" in the deleted thread.

So we had too many god members? I don't see a problem in that. For me it just speaks for a vivid and valuable exchange of ideas here. But maybe I'm wrong.
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Reply #17 - May 23rd, 2010 at 11:40pm
 
Fundibularius wrote on May 23rd, 2010 at 2:31pm:
... in the deleted thread. ...


What deleted thread I see no evidence of there having been a thread?

Steven says: ''
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Reply #18 - May 24th, 2010 at 5:27am
 
I thought there had been one. Maybe I was dreaming.
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Reply #19 - May 24th, 2010 at 6:51am
 
oddly we had exactly the opposite argument when the post number was reduced a while ago.

Given that it's an arbitrary number and both 750 & 1000 posts are fairly easy to achieve, I just don't see what the furore is about .
1000 posts just has a better ring to it. It also means that the member has probably been around for a year or 2 and has a bit more experience.

Personally I'd prefer to up the limit to 2500. But that really would take some doing, and possibly might actually justify the temper tantrums.

And if you're wondering why It's only been changed now, it's because I only found that section of the forum controls a couple of weeks ago Smiley
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Reply #20 - May 24th, 2010 at 7:44am
 
It has little to do with numbers and a great deal to do with perceived Administrator arrogance.
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Reply #21 - May 24th, 2010 at 8:14am
 
Curious Aardvark wrote on May 24th, 2010 at 6:51am:
Given that it's an arbitrary number and both 750 & 1000 posts are fairly easy to achieve.


I doubt it. It also depends a lot on the circumstances of one's life outside slinging.org.

I just don't see what the furore is about

Take another look. Look closely.

1000 posts just has a better ring to it.

Now who else agrees to that? Who?

It also means that the member has probably been around for a year or 2 and has a bit more experience.  


Around in terms of posting. It says nothing about his/her slinging abilities in theory and practice. Some may have very few posts and easily outsling all others.

If you want some really exclusive posting Olympus, then why not introduce one more category like "super-god" or "Member of the Order of the Golden Pouch", beginning with 5000, where the chosen few mega-posters can gaze down on the dumb crowd?

This forum, like most communities of humans, lives from the contribution of everyone interested, not only from some kind of artificially created nobility.
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Noch weiz ich an im mere daz mir ist bekant
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do badet er in dem blvote  des ist der helt gemeit
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Reply #22 - Jun 3rd, 2010 at 9:46am
 
who cares?  Tongue
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Reply #23 - Jun 3rd, 2010 at 12:21pm
 
lol you'd be surprised Wink
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Reply #24 - Jun 3rd, 2010 at 5:57pm
 
When I first joined, I assumed it was set at 1000. It just seems like a nice number. 103.Just because somebody is a Senior Member instead of a God Member doesn't mean they're not as good.
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Reply #25 - Jul 16th, 2010 at 12:21pm
 
I agree with Paleoarts. Ooops, is that a me-to?

So the number gets raised. A serious poster will reach the plateau anyhow. Might take a little time, but he'll get there.

Would anybody care to enumerate the special benefits that accrue to God-membership so that I could grasp the importance of same? Better pay, more vacation, use of a company car? Brownie points don't count.

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Reply #26 - Jul 17th, 2010 at 1:44pm
 
I don't see what the fuss is.  It doesn't matter.  No privileges go along with being a god, other than you get to call yourself a god, which is, admittedly, really cool.  But I digress, it doesn't matter.  Stop squabbling.  Nobody cares what your status is.  I don't judge people by their statuses (sounds like a bumper sticker), and if you do, then you are a fool who is missing out on a  lot of awesome-ness from people with low statuses.

Fundibularius wrote on May 24th, 2010 at 8:14am:
why not introduce one more category like "super-god" or "Member of the Order of the Golden Pouch", beginning with 5000, where the chosen few mega-posters can gaze down on the dumb crowd?

Grin  Actually, that's kinda amazing.  I vote for "Member of the Order of the Golden Pouch".  I would laugh if the first one to 5000 got promoted, even temporarily.  That would be sooooo funny.... you could even mail them a gold-colored pouch!  Grin 
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Reply #27 - Jul 20th, 2010 at 6:34am
 
lol - i'm the only plus 5000.

very few members hang around lomg enough to make 1000 posts.
so they deserve some recognition. and to my mind 1000 is a better landmark number than 750 Smiley
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Reply #28 - Jul 21st, 2010 at 12:33am
 
its only a silly title
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Reply #29 - Jul 21st, 2010 at 7:24pm
 
I know seriously theres no point in arguing over such a little thing. Seriously.....
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