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    Linux User SkittleLinux18's Avatar
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    How do the post count rankings break down?


    I was searching this category of threads to find the answer, went back almost two years and gave up searching for the answer. I personally don't mind the rankings I have. The member since date is listed right below the rankings. And I am all over the Coffee Lounge so much that pretty much everyone knows me. HAHA.... I love it because I can chat Linux there and it doesn't look like I am just trying to rack up my post count. Anyway, how do they break down?

    0-150 = Just Joined
    151-300 = Linux Newbie
    ect, ect??
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    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/lin...-rankings.html
    Coffee lounge posts used to count, that was before my time though.
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    Linux User SkittleLinux18's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTbob View Post
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    Coffee lounge posts used to count, that was before my time though.
    Thanks dude! I really did try to find it on my own, but I couldn't. So I'm glad you did.

    BTW- if Coffee Lounge postings counted, I'd be up to 300 already... maybe more!! haha... I'm kind of glad they don't. For reasons I already mentioned.
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    Post count doesn't really mean anything SkittleLinux, in fact we've discussed removing it many times. For that reason alone I wouldn't worry about it

    Posting more doesn't make you more or less experienced and it doesn't count for much at all. In fact we used to have penguins beside our name for the rating you had, but that just encouraged non-productive posting.

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    Oh I totally agree with you! I really wasn't bothered by it at all. Any jokes I have made about it in the past were just to be funny. I was just curious because I would like to get rid of the Just Joined. Only because I think that reflects a site seniority, and I definitely did not just join. But even that isn't a big deal because the "Member Since" is listed right below and my signature has the date I started using Linux.

    So right on, I totally agree!!
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    couldnt there be a rating system where you "thank" the other person for helping you, and their thank count goes up.so you know whos helped out alot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thesimplecreator View Post
    couldnt there be a rating system where you "thank" the other person for helping you, and their thank count goes up.so you know whos helped out alot.
    I don't think there is a high enough number for the thanks that will be given to Devils_Casper :P
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    I kind of remember something where that was tried a while back. Seemed to me like it wasn't used too incredibly much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by valan View Post
    I kind of remember something where that was tried a while back. Seemed to me like it wasn't used too incredibly much.
    Yeah, it was a kind of karma system. Not real sure when we stopped using it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thesimplecreator View Post
    couldnt there be a rating system where you "thank" the other person for helping you, and their thank count goes up.so you know whos helped out alot.
    Other forums use a rep system where you agree / disagree with posts. The
    more rep you have the more you agreement or disagreement affects the rep
    of the person you are agreeing or not with.

    Unfortunately, it tends to get used as a toy. Preventing the use in the lounge
    might stop that from happening and give it a bit of genuine value though.
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