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What does my 'rank' mean and how do I get to the next level?

CO_Fowler

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Report this Dec. 14 2010, 11:48 am

Quote: Lieutenant_Jedi @ Dec. 14 2010, 10:22 am

Thank you for your view CO Fowler. The ranking system is nothing more than a measure of your overall activity on the the site. For instance if you were to post ten pictures you would likely be a commander, or if you were to comment on ten news articles. In fact it would be interesting to me to see what your rank would be just by commenting on one news article.


If I did post there or post more pics, then I'm sure my rank would go up, but that isn't important to me. I tend to only really post/reply to a topic if it means something to me or if I feel like I should or need to reply. Like if someone asks me a direct question, then I'll most likely answer it, only time I won't is if they are attacking me.

Also I try to be courteous in my replies, so I tend to not reply right away esp if it is a charged topic/reply. Something I learned from another MB. Posting with tempers flaring isn't a wise thing :: winks ::

Anyhoo, like I said previously, more power to those wanting to increase their rankings. Just hope it doesn't lead to spamming, like there had been on the old site at times.

Peace

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CO_Fowler

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Report this Dec. 14 2010, 11:52 am

Well, said Roboto!! Well said, indeed!

R.I.P. My sweet Casey Bug. Mommy will see you again one day :`o( 18DEC01-24SEP11 / "Don't try to win over the haters. You're not the jackass whisperer."~Scott Stratten /It's a lot like nuts and bolts-if the rider's nuts, the horse bolts! ~Nicholas Evans /IDIC-Infinite Diversity Infinite Combination/Sgt Esterhaus: Hey, let's be careful out there!/4000/ To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone

Roboto

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Report this Dec. 14 2010, 4:35 pm

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>Could you please take my rank away? I don't want to participate in something so childish.
Childish? Really?  I do not see what is so juvenile about being rewarded for heightened board activity.

Interesting. It appears the few people who have any complaints about this system are ranked Ensign. I see a correlation here. . . 

*shrug* To each his own, I say.

Yes, you would see a correlation. After, you're still just a kid and childish pursuits delight you. Of course, I didn't voice a complaint; I made a request. English must not be your first language.


Hey now, that was uncalled for. First of all, I am not a child, and second, English is my mother tongue... a fact which is irrelevant to the subject at hand. Just because we may disagree on a subject does not mean that you have to mock me. THAT is childish behavior.

CO_Fowler

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Report this Dec. 14 2010, 5:10 pm

Phoneix100, why the attack on Roboto? So you both have different opinons, that doesn't mean that anyone needs to resort to name-calling.

Roboto, sorry you have to put up with this.

R.I.P. My sweet Casey Bug. Mommy will see you again one day :`o( 18DEC01-24SEP11 / "Don't try to win over the haters. You're not the jackass whisperer."~Scott Stratten /It's a lot like nuts and bolts-if the rider's nuts, the horse bolts! ~Nicholas Evans /IDIC-Infinite Diversity Infinite Combination/Sgt Esterhaus: Hey, let's be careful out there!/4000/ To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone

Roboto

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Report this Dec. 15 2010, 9:49 am

Quote: CO_Fowler @ Dec. 14 2010, 5:10 pm

Phoneix100, why the attack on Roboto? So you both have different opinons, that doesn't mean that anyone needs to resort to name-calling. Roboto, sorry you have to put up with this.


Thank you, Fowler, I appreciate your concern. I am not phased by mockery, just annoyed... and in any case... you know that you have already won the argument when the opposition resorts to personal attacks.

Matthias Russell

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Report this Dec. 15 2010, 10:01 am

I have found roboto's approach to this discussion to be the most reasonable and well expressed. Like any debate, I find the first person to resort to personal attacks to be the loser in character and strength of position. I felt the final word on the subject should have been roboto's remark comparing rank to a career. That solidified the point for me.

We come here to escape and have some fun. No need to get confrontational in imaginationland.

FleetAdmiral_BamBam

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Report this Dec. 17 2010, 1:55 pm

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Could you please take my rank away? I don't want to participate in something so childish.
Their site, their rules. I don't really like it either, but if they don't listen to the feedback, our only two options are to leave or put up with in. In the big scheme of things, if we really don't care about it, then it really shouldn't matter.

FleetAdmiral_BamBam

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Report this Dec. 17 2010, 1:55 pm

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>Man I wish I'd known about this rank thing before I chose my username "LtCdrBall" now I just look like a douche. lol Damn, and I just realized that unless I get to LtCdr and stay there I'm gonna look like a douche again should I attain a higher rank later on down the transwarp corridor. Wonder if I can change my username?

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Or create a new account.  (Just don't use both as that's against the rules.)


FleetAdmiral_BamBam

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Report this Dec. 17 2010, 2:03 pm

IMO, for the rank to have any "meaning", I'd think that those people that post significant items where multiple people mark it as useful or good, that counts more than just spouting an opinion.

For example, playing in the A-Z games gets you a point per post, but answering someone's question or providing some useful information or and others mark it as good/useful, they get extra points. This way, being a positive influence on the boards will get people higher "rank" (and respect) as appropriate. Anyone can spout off an opinion, but few are actually useful.

Matthias Russell

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Report this Dec. 18 2010, 5:47 am

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Too many pictures make a thread almost impossible to read and enjoy.


You should see other boards, especially the ones with younger members. The STO boards are so full of pictures and gifs you'll get a seizure.

This site could actually learn a lot from the STO boards, they have many more active members and the pages look so much more professional and trekkie.

FleetAdmiral_BamBam

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Report this Dec. 22 2010, 11:56 am

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Too many pictures make a thread almost impossible to read and enjoy.
You should see other boards, especially the ones with younger members. The STO boards are so full of pictures and gifs you'll get a seizure. This site could actually learn a lot from the STO boards, they have many more active members and the pages look so much more professional and trekkie.
From what I've read posted by older members, this site used to be "better" in some opinions, MatthiasRussell.
Yes, the old board was much better.

Lieutenant_Jedi

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Report this Dec. 26 2010, 2:20 pm

It would be nice if there was a post rating system. That way there was not post point gaming. But seeing as there are no real privileges associated with ranking up - it doesn't really matter that much.

"Can you detect midi - chlorians with a tricorder?"

captbates

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Report this Dec. 26 2010, 2:44 pm

Mmmm, at last a thread that explains all......
I'll read it later, lol.

If you can read this it means I've got something to work on here.

Lieutenant_Jedi

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Report this Dec. 26 2010, 8:02 pm

With your post number capt. Bates, you could likely be a captain if you posted about 30 pics and made about 30 comments on the website.

"Can you detect midi - chlorians with a tricorder?"

FleetAdmiral_BamBam

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Report this Dec. 27 2010, 5:42 pm

Quote: Lieutenant_Jedi @ Dec. 26 2010, 8:02 pm

>With your post number capt. Bates, you could likely be a captain if you posted about 30 pics and made about 30 comments on the website.
I would hope with over 12,000 posts, Bates would be at least an Admiral


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