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#676671 - Fri Dec 30 2011 05:41 PM Re: Titles under user name [Re: salami_swami]
WesleyCrusher Offline

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Interesting - only 202 users have managed more than 1,000 posts. Considering that's not even yet the middle of the scale (which would be rank 8 of 15), maybe we'll need a few additional lower ranks smile

Edit: Did some more research to put things into perspective. 320 pages (8000 users) have a post count greater than zero. The remaining are all dead signups without any posts.

From there, I halved the positions to get an impression of how the progression works:

4000th - 3 posts
2000th - 11 posts
1000th - 50 posts
500th - 211 posts
250th - 716 posts
125th - 2,049 posts
62nd - 4,761 posts (Gunslinger - what a coincidence)
31st - 8,717 posts
15th - 14,160 posts
8th - 17,656 posts
4th - 32,805 posts
2nd - 35,925 posts
1st - 107,103 posts

So (not that anyone cares smile ) this rank scale would be quite well adapted to our user base:

2nd - 3
3rd - 10
4th - 20
5th - 50
6th - 100
7th - 200
8th - 400
9th - 700
10th - 1,250
11th - 2,000
12th - 5,000
13th - 8,000
14th - 15,000
15th - 25,000
16th - 40,000
17th - 100,000

I know it's less intuitive, but it does better reflect our actual user base (and it's only two ranks more than the original).



Edited by WesleyCrusher (Fri Dec 30 2011 05:55 PM)
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#676689 - Fri Dec 30 2011 06:29 PM Re: Titles under user name [Re: WesleyCrusher]
dg_dave Offline
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Originally Posted By: satguru
While we're on the subject could we add the link to the most forum posts list we called up originally to see who had crossed the 5000 mark?


As of this post, there are only 59 posters over the 5,000 mark.

Originally Posted By: WesleyCrusher
15th - 14,160 posts


That will change soon. wink I'm only eight behind that number at this post.
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#677304 - Mon Jan 02 2012 09:31 AM Re: Titles under user name [Re: dg_dave]
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Posts: 6597
Loc: Kingsbury London UK           
Well done swami, I only knew it was possible as when the names were first suggested the stats were given for the top levels and a way to see them, otherwise I wouldn't have known. I don't remember how otherwise I wouldn't have needed to ask, but was surprised the relative few towards the top and I'd soon be joining them. I think a lot of people post a lot when they first arrive and then tail off or vanish altogether, otherwise if they stayed around and kept going many more would have reached 1000. It would be nice to see a bit more activity here again as some of the pages don't turn over for a week or more at the moment, I don't think it's been as slow before and it's not the people who do post but the ones who don't who need a little encouragement. I've certainly done my bit as I've seen the results but no names mentioned wink
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#677313 - Mon Jan 02 2012 10:54 AM Re: Titles under user name [Re: satguru]
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Registered: Tue Jul 04 2006
Posts: 3084
Loc: Lawrenceville Georgia USA     
It's a mixed blessing. When people think they are going to get a reward for posting, some will post unimportant things just to raise their tally. As things stand now, people are posting more often than not when they really have something to say. I wouldn't want to do anything to push those who really won't add to the conversation to become more chatty just for the sake of getting a new title.
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#677372 - Mon Jan 02 2012 02:46 PM Re: Titles under user name [Re: shuehorn]
reeshy Offline
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Posts: 741
Loc: Glasgow Scotland UK           
I completely agree, Sue. It's also why I would never like to see a badge awarded for posts here, although some people have suggested it.
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#677450 - Mon Jan 02 2012 05:38 PM Re: Titles under user name [Re: reeshy]
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I'm just comparing it with the past. I know the chat boards take up a good deal of conversation there but that's been there since 2003 or so and the forums have slowed down only in the last year or so as I've noticed longer and longer times on the updates. Facebook is certainly part of the reason as a good number of old regulars are still busy but there instead. I however have never had any trouble sharing myself around without becoming any thinner, mainly as I tend to repeat myself...
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