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#1 Lynette

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 04:08 PM

Why are some advanced and some not; what goeth on here?

#2 David

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 05:20 PM

I think that advanced members have 30 posts or above (and 3 little blue things by their name).
It's all to do with number of posts, and doesn't really matter/make any difference whatsoever to their status, apart from the extra blue thing!

#3 Red Momma

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 05:29 PM

Well I'm trying.  Thats another one!

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 06:04 PM

Me too.  I resent being a Newbie!

#5 Red Momma

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 07:20 PM

I'll live with Newbie for a while, but it is not as bad as the designations on the Stage discussions board, where I was a Wanabee.
I did email them and say I was not, nor ever wanted to be a Wanabee, but they did not change it.  Those names have gone now thank goodness.

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 11:44 PM

Didn't we have another thread on this?

Anway, Newbie is up to 9 posts, Member is up to 29 and Advanced Member is 30+.  It means nothing and I dislike the fact that they even show your post count but it seems I'm in the minority.

#7 Tintin

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Posted 20 February 2007 - 08:08 AM

But what comes after Advanced? Veteran? Doddery Old Fool?

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Posted 20 February 2007 - 08:52 AM

QUOTE(Skylight @ Feb 19 2007, 11:44 PM) View Post
Didn't we have another thread on this?

Yes and, bafflingly, apparently started by the same person.
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#9 Matthew Winn

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Posted 20 February 2007 - 09:11 AM

QUOTE(Skylight @ Feb 19 2007, 11:44 PM) View Post
Anway, Newbie is up to 9 posts, Member is up to 29 and Advanced Member is 30+.  It means nothing and I dislike the fact that they even show your post count but it seems I'm in the minority.

I dislike it too. It encourages people to post inane one-liners to try to keep their count ahead of a rival's, as if mere quantity of posts was some measure of merit, and it acts to discourage new posters who'd like to be able to join in without being conspicuously flagged as a newcomer. It's easy to say it means nothing when you've been involved for ages but it's a different matter when you're looking at "Posts: 1" under your name.

On one newsgroup I frequent there is one poster who behaved reasonably until Google started showing statistics for newsgroups, at which point he seems to have made it his objective to account for 50% of all posts each month. Sometimes he'll reply three or four times to the same message, he'll post something and then post again to comment on his own post, and often he's so desperate to add replies that he'll pick out individual words from someone else's text and rearrange them in order to create something he can reply to. As things stand at the moment he's posted 46924 times under various addresses. And then there's the Big Brother forums, where people regularly post "help me get to X thousand posts" threads.

I think it's good that 30 is the highest boundary, or we'd have the same thing going on here.
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#10 Jan Brock

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Posted 20 February 2007 - 09:40 AM

Hi Lynette. As you can easily see by a quick investigation, it is a measure of quantity rather than quality.




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