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What is ranking all about?
« on: March 20, 2010, 03:14:33 AM »

Um... what's with people's 'rank' e.g. Ghost, Blue cape etc.
« Last Edit: March 20, 2010, 01:03:38 PM by CraigStern »
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Re: What is ranking all about?
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2010, 05:20:43 AM »

Just for a bit of fun: the more posts you get outside the in-forum games section, the higher "rank" you'll obtain. In theory, you'll do this by writing quality posts, so there will be a bit more respect to those members who manage to achieve the higher ranks (ie writing many high quality posts) and also get some satusfaction from achieving the said high rank. It's all for a bit of fun, really.
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Re: What is ranking all about?
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2010, 12:13:09 PM »

Its built into php and there isn't any point in taking it out.

That's the real reason why.  ;)

Also, I think Craig/KZ should disable topic creation in Introductions, so threads like this don't pop up here.
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Re: What is ranking all about?
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2010, 07:14:03 AM »

i personaly like the ranking system
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Re: What is ranking all about?
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2010, 03:29:02 PM »

Me too I like the rankings it makes the forums more fun.
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Re: What is ranking all about?
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2010, 03:45:20 PM »

I don't. It makes a ton of posting prats who will just post random posts *cough* Presentiment *cough* before they get banned.
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Re: What is ranking all about?
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2010, 03:53:33 PM »

he was the only person doing that
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Re: What is ranking all about?
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2010, 09:46:41 AM »

I am also not a big fan- Frosty's right, quite a few people try to boost their post count for that reason, and to be on the statistics boards, rather than simply try to post quality stuff.
And no, P-man wasn't the only one doing that- I do see a fair share of rather pointless posts, back in the day, and nowadays.
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Re: What is ranking all about?
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2010, 03:14:26 AM »

I am also not a big fan- Frosty's right, quite a few people try to boost their post count for that reason, and to be on the statistics boards, rather than simply try to post quality stuff.
And no, P-man wasn't the only one doing that- I do see a fair share of rather pointless posts, back in the day, and nowadays.

Did I ever make any of these posts?
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Re: What is ranking all about?
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2010, 10:11:02 AM »

you probably just put them as an average post in another topic but got put as a new topic. because i remember asking who dain was and somehow it ended up as a new topic
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Re: What is ranking all about?
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2010, 04:05:43 PM »

I am also not a big fan- Frosty's right, quite a few people try to boost their post count for that reason, and to be on the statistics boards, rather than simply try to post quality stuff.
And no, P-man wasn't the only one doing that- I do see a fair share of rather pointless posts, back in the day, and nowadays.

Did I ever make any of these posts?

cough cough irony
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Re: What is ranking all about?
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2010, 04:24:54 AM »

I am also not a big fan- Frosty's right, quite a few people try to boost their post count for that reason, and to be on the statistics boards, rather than simply try to post quality stuff.
And no, P-man wasn't the only one doing that- I do see a fair share of rather pointless posts, back in the day, and nowadays.

Did I ever make any of these posts?

cough cough irony

Yeah, yeah I know. It occured to me too.
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Re: What is ranking all about?
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2010, 07:34:47 PM »

I am also not a big fan- Frosty's right, quite a few people try to boost their post count for that reason, and to be on the statistics boards, rather than simply try to post quality stuff.
And no, P-man wasn't the only one doing that- I do see a fair share of rather pointless posts, back in the day, and nowadays.
well i think people only try that when they are eager to get promoted. so in the beginning they will post a lot since it is easier but as they go it settles down. however the habit may pick back up when they are coming close to a promotion again
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Re: What is ranking all about?
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2010, 05:09:18 PM »

I am also not a big fan- Frosty's right, quite a few people try to boost their post count for that reason, and to be on the statistics boards, rather than simply try to post quality stuff.
And no, P-man wasn't the only one doing that- I do see a fair share of rather pointless posts, back in the day, and nowadays.

Did I ever make any of these posts?


cough cough irony

Yeah, yeah I know. It occured to me too.


So many quotes!

Anyway, I try not to post pointless posts, and rely on quality rather than quantity (hopefully).
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Re: What is ranking all about?
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2010, 09:11:59 PM »

I am also not a big fan- Frosty's right, quite a few people try to boost their post count for that reason, and to be on the statistics boards, rather than simply try to post quality stuff.
And no, P-man wasn't the only one doing that- I do see a fair share of rather pointless posts, back in the day, and nowadays.

Did I ever make any of these posts?


cough cough irony

Yeah, yeah I know. It occured to me too.


So many quotes!

Anyway, I try not to post pointless posts, and rely on quality rather than quantity (hopefully).
Just thought I'd extend this trend.^^
I have so many posts from when the forum games count it's ridiculous. I barely got on for a month and was still about 200 ahead of the next closest (KZ having almost all ways having more than me (I had one more post than him for like an hour))
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