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I've noticed titles below everyone's names....
Mar 3rd, 2017 at 11:31pm
 
And I get that it's a sort of ranking system, but what exactly do some of the words mean? When I look them up I don't really find anything. I mean some are self explanatory like junior member... but, I'm curious.
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Reply #1 - Mar 4th, 2017 at 8:37am
 
The more you post the more your "rank goes up".
I forget what all the title translate to but I believe they're military terms?
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Reply #2 - Mar 4th, 2017 at 1:47pm
 
When we came up with the current ranks, we actually went out of our way to not use recognizable military terms. The ranks are:
Novicius - brand new
Descens - "below" beginner
Tiro - beginner
Funditor - slinger
Interfector Viris Spurii - giant slayer
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Pikåru wrote on Nov 19th, 2013 at 6:59pm:
Massi - WTF? It's called a sling. You use it to throw rocks farther and faster than you could otherwise. That's all. 
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Reply #3 - Mar 4th, 2017 at 5:17pm
 
Ah. Interesting. I understood how it worked. Was just wondering the meanings behind it. Thanks guys!
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Reply #4 - Mar 7th, 2017 at 7:38am
 
Giant slayer - for some reason that had not registered Smiley
like it.

Mind you, I now own a catalonia slinging club t-shirt with a slinger versus a wyvern (they call it a dragon, but I'm a bit pedantic where mythical animals are concerned lol) on the back.
Maybe we could make the final one Dragon slayer Smiley

When it's been washed and I'm sure there are no bed bugs I'll get a picture. But definitely the coolest slinng t-shirt I own. And i suspect I own more than most Smiley 
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Reply #5 - Mar 8th, 2017 at 1:52am
 
It's "giant slayer" in an indirect way. It most literally means "the one who defeated the champion standing" or "the guy that beat the king of the hill." Goliath of Gath was described as the champion of the Philistines and "viris spurii" is a Latin approximation of that. If you were to describe David's slaying of Goliath in Latin, "interfector viris spurii" is what you'd call David.
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Pikåru wrote on Nov 19th, 2013 at 6:59pm:
Massi - WTF? It's called a sling. You use it to throw rocks farther and faster than you could otherwise. That's all. 
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Reply #6 - Mar 12th, 2017 at 9:09am
 
Mine says "junior member."  Does this have a particular meaning?  At my age (64), I am pleased to be referred to as a junior anything.
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Reply #7 - Mar 13th, 2017 at 7:10am
 
just number of posts.
here you go:
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Reply #8 - Mar 13th, 2017 at 7:12am
 
I guess ratman and I should have a special title for the above 10'000 posts.

Maybe: sad bastards with no life Smiley
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Reply #9 - Mar 13th, 2017 at 6:47pm
 
Thanks for the explanation!

For over 10k posts - "Dominus petra iaculari"
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Reply #10 - Mar 14th, 2017 at 5:50pm
 
Go on, what does it mean ?
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Reply #11 - Mar 15th, 2017 at 11:51pm
 
My Latin is off - it should be "Domine petra iaculari" - Master Rock Thrower
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Reply #12 - Mar 21st, 2017 at 4:38pm
 
What about "Mercurii verba Domini" sling lord of many words (google translate says its right... so...)
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Reply #13 - Mar 22nd, 2017 at 12:17pm
 
lol like that - have to see if i can add another category.
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