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    Titles?

    How does one ascend in rank? (i.e., from Dibbun to Patroller) I've had a number of theories, probably all of them incorrect. Instead of straying from the point, will someone be so kind as to tell me?
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    Please use the search function. There's a thread asking this on just about every page
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    Oh, so one of my theories was correct. That's a big surprise.

    To the below: I know. I was just wondering. Wondering and going off into a tangent are the reasons for most knowledge in the former and evolution in the latter.

    Actually, I don't see the purpose of rank. Is it for knowing how long somebody's been on the site?
    Last edited by Fenglaz the Cannibal; July 24th, 2005 at 10:02 PM.
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    The goal is not the rank. Trying to ascend in rank creates posts that are inclined more towards spam. The point is not the rank; the point is intelligent, meaningful contributions to the discussions.

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    Actually, I don't see the purpose of rank. Is it for knowing how long somebody's been on the site?
    Pretty much. Dibbuns are newbies, Patroller upwards means you've shown a fair level of commitment (although I think the post count should be higher), and Patroller: General means that you're basically addicted the to LP. I'm not sure the Retired rank exists anymore, though. There used to be a whole load of ranks, like Sergeant and Abbey Recorder, but people spammed. That was before my time, anyway. As for Emeritii, they're handpicked loyal servants of Martin. And Scribes are moderators. As for Treerose, she's just special.
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    There were about 10 different levels of Patrollers- they were similar to the ones in the military... I forget the names... Recorder was something like 50 to 100 posts, then the Patrollers until 1000: Patroller: Sergeant, Patroller: Colonel, etc.

    I am thinking it's a sign that the freckles
    In our eyes are mirror images and when
    We kiss they're perfectly aligned
    And I have to speculate that God himself
    Did make us into corresponding shapes like
    Puzzle pieces from the clay...

    They will see us waving from such great
    Heights, 'come down now,' they'll say
    But everything looks perfect from far away,
    'Come down now...' but we'll stay...
    -Postal Service, Give Up

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    If anybody's actually interested, the old ranks went like this:

    0 - Dibbun
    25 - Apprentice
    50 - Recorder
    75 - Warrior
    100 - Patroller
    200 - Patroller: Private
    300 - Patroller: Sergeant
    400 - Patroller: Corporal
    500 - Patroller: Lieutenant
    600 - Patroller: Captain
    700 - Patroller: Colonel
    800 - Patroller: Major
    900 - Patroller: Brigadier
    1000 - Patroller: General
    1100 - Patroller: Retired

    ..as for why I actually remember all that... eh... no comment. I think originally it was just the first five ranks, with all the extra patrollers added on [extrapolating here] for fun and because folks were reaching the Patroller rank rather quickly. That was before my time, though.

    But yeah, the ranks are pretty much there for fun. Taking them too seriously is bad.
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    I like having just a few ranks because it lowers spam ammounts. There's really just one hurdle to cross, and after that there is no real reason to spam to gain extra posts. Some sites I've seen are full of spam because of all the ranks they have given.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesethief
    I'm not sure the Retired rank exists anymore, though.
    It does. It's just very unlikely we'll see it anytime soon.

    As for Treerose, she's just special.
    Tree's title is due to the fact that she's a Charter Member of the club. Hon Rosie and springy also have that title. Can't forget them. The remaining two Charters (MarielRose and Cornflower) don't post here.
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    Lyrian, I think you got a couple mixed up, or maybe Martin did, because Sergeant is a higher rank than Corporal, and a Colonel is more important than a Major.

    And Martin...what does the title "Charter Member" actually mean?
    Hey, buds. I haven't been here in, well, a good while. Last visited January 9th...Well, I'm sorry to have forgotten you guys. Some of you (Most, I hope) will remember me, and others will, I'm sure, have been told about me, and warned to lock up their daughters and wives. Heh. Anyway, I'm posting a thread about my future here, so...get over there. Read it.

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    Aheh... I'm blaming Martin.
    "She doesn't talk much, does she?"
    "No, she's always quiet. We think maybe there's something wrong with her."
    "Yes... or something very right. The quiet ones are the ones that change the universe, Luc Deradi. The loud ones only take the credit."
    -Babylon 5

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    President of The Long Patrol Martin the Warrior's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesethief
    And Martin...what does the title "Charter Member" actually mean?
    "Original" and/or "Distinguished Service", essentially. Hon Rosie, MarielRose, and Cornflower were individuals whose participation and ideas helped shape the club from the get-go-- all three joined the club on the day it was created (August 15th, 1996). Treerose and Clearspring joined five months later, but their contributions to the club were no less important and they're recognized for it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lyrian
    Aheh... I'm blaming Martin.
    Well, I blame you. I do believe Sergeant and Corporal got flipped, but there's no way I had Colonel before Major.
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    Patroller: Emeritus Lyrian Aryns's Avatar
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    Yeah, well... the post counts aren't exactly there for me to go check! What do you expect me to do, go look up the actual ranks or something? That's, like, work...

    *ducks and runs*
    "She doesn't talk much, does she?"
    "No, she's always quiet. We think maybe there's something wrong with her."
    "Yes... or something very right. The quiet ones are the ones that change the universe, Luc Deradi. The loud ones only take the credit."
    -Babylon 5

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