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EF Member classifications??

I am just wondering what is the criteria for different member classifications on the forum. Like when do you become say a "Junior member", "Member", "Forum Vereran" etc

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Old 15.01.2010, 16:48
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Re: EF Member classifications??

Capt. Greybeard summarized them over here:
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Old 15.01.2010, 16:54
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Old 15.01.2010, 18:50
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I've posted 38 post and I'm still a newbie.
why is that so?
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Old 15.01.2010, 18:53
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I've posted 38 post and I'm still a newbie.
why is that so?
Sometimes, lower quality posts are graded at 0.4 of a post.
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Old 15.01.2010, 20:07
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I've posted 38 post and I'm still a newbie.
why is that so?
Certain 'off topic' posts don't count towards your total. I think that if you posted to a thread that counted and was then moved to 'off topic' it may have caused this.

Otherwise, it could just be a glitch in the system and you are destined to remain a 'newbie' for eternity.
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Old 16.01.2010, 16:39
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Re: EF Member classifications??

something is wrong with the forum! I get "database error" when trying to log in or access the site. Is it just me?
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Old 16.01.2010, 16:41
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Re: EF Member classifications??

No. See this Thread.
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Old 16.01.2010, 16:55
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Certain 'off topic' posts don't count towards your total. I think that if you posted to a thread that counted and was then moved to 'off topic' it may have caused this.

Otherwise, it could just be a glitch in the system and you are destined to remain a 'newbie' for eternity.

That's completely OK. 'Newbie' sounds much younger and cuter than 'Forum Veteran' or 'Forum Legend'. Ahem.
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Old 16.01.2010, 21:45
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That's completely OK. 'Newbie' sounds much younger and cuter than 'Forum Veteran' or 'Forum Legend'. Ahem.
That's true, I quite enjoy being a JUNIOR member
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Old 16.01.2010, 21:48
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Re: EF Member classifications??

There also seems to be a level where the member gets to choose their own classification.
Or is this the mods exercising their "knowledge" of that member?
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Old 16.01.2010, 21:56
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Re: EF Member classifications??

Is a classification really necessary?
How does it help in any way, except perhaps make the 'seniors' feel good about themselves and the 'juniors' aspire to posting increasing numbers of (often irrelevant) threads?
A bit like the army perhaps?
Would a classification-free EF be a better world to post in?
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Old 16.01.2010, 22:28
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Is a classification really necessary?
How does it help in any way, except perhaps make the 'seniors' feel good about themselves and the 'juniors' aspire to posting increasing numbers of (often irrelevant) threads?
A bit like the army perhaps?
Would a classification-free EF be a better world to post in?

You are right that it doen't really serve any purpose. As it relates to the number of posts, that should be adequate.

Apparently, if you pass 500 posts, you can select your own title.
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Old 16.01.2010, 22:39
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Re: EF Member classifications??

Actually yes, the stars, the post count, the thanks and groans count and the blobbies all help me. Often I've heard the response to a query as "just f' google it". All very well, but I regard this forum as somewhere between the few people I know personally in the world, and the infinite mob of the world wide web. Seeing responses from long time members here enables me to get a broad view, a locationally relevant view, and a trusted view on many subjects. Ceteris paribus, I value posts made by veterans higher than posts made by newbies.

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Is a classification really necessary?
How does it help in any way, except perhaps make the 'seniors' feel good about themselves and the 'juniors' aspire to posting increasing numbers of (often irrelevant) threads?
A bit like the army perhaps?
Would a classification-free EF be a better world to post in?
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Old 16.01.2010, 23:33
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Or is this the mods exercising their "knowledge" of that member?
It's the latter ... although it's not the mods, it's a mod, who shall remain nameless for now.

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You are right that it doen't really serve any purpose. As it relates to the number of posts, that should be adequate.

Apparently, if you pass 500 posts, you can select your own title.
See above; users' system titles aren't user-modifiable, except in the case of the moderators.

Oddly, with the vBulletin software upgrade, the mods (who previously had the system-generated title "Moderator" or "Super Moderator" plus a user-discretionary bespoke title) lost the default system title. Consequently, none of the mods currently has a "title" that specifically states that they are moderators. No doubt we'll get around to fixing that shortly.

Given that the mods currently don't all have immediately obvious "system titles" to identify them, I thought it may be useful to list the currently active mods (in alphabetical order) here:

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The Administrator is Editor Bob, helpfully identified by his sytem title, "Administrator".

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something is wrong with the forum! I get "database error" when trying to log in or access the site. Is it just me?
I get that too sometimes, I got it yesterday.

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Is a classification really necessary?
How does it help in any way, except perhaps make the 'seniors' feel good about themselves and the 'juniors' aspire to posting increasing numbers of (often irrelevant) threads?
A bit like the army perhaps?
Would a classification-free EF be a better world to post in?
I like the classification system.
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Old 17.01.2010, 00:41
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It's the latter ... although it's not the mods, it's a mod, who shall remain nameless for now.


See above; users' system titles aren't user-modifiable, except in the case of the moderators.
That doesn't seem to be the case. Several members other than mods have individual titles.

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People with over 500 posts could also use a custom title if they wanted.

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Old 17.01.2010, 00:45
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That doesn't seem to be the case. Several members other than mods have individual titles.
Well, it then can only mean that a mod has changed those common users' titles
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Old 17.01.2010, 01:02
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People with over 500 posts could also use a custom title if they wanted
Past tense ... that's all gone out the window following the software upgrade.
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Old 17.01.2010, 01:05
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Past tense ... that's all gone out the window following the software upgrade.

As far as I know that's not been the case for a long while, long before the upgrade
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