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A little fun with ranks :-)

tonmo

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The TONMO.com Message Board system is now taking advantage of the "rank" feature. Members are ranked based on the number of posts they've posted to the message board. For example, users who have posted between 1 and 15 posts are given the rank "Larval Mass". From 15 to 40 posts you are a "Baby Bimac". You get the idea...

Member rank status appears to the left of member posts, above the avatar. The Webmaster (that's me) and Moderators are simply identified as such.

Note that you shouldn't try to post lots of meaningless/blank notes just to improve your rank, we'll all know what you're trying to do... :wink: :mrgreen:

11/5/05 Edit: Here is the current list:

Lurker 0
Hatchling 1
Pygmy Octopus 7
Cuttlefish 15
Blue Ring 30
O. bimaculoides 50
O. vulgaris 75
GPO 100
Wonderpus 175
Vampyroteuthis 250
Haliphron atlanticus 500
Architeuthis 1000
Colossal Squid 2500
Titanites 5000
Cthulhu 10000
Certified Ceph Head For Life 20000
TONMO.com Supporter - (special)
Staff - (special)
Webmaster - (special)
 
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tomossan

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LOL, would i post a meaningless post? :P

LOL but yeah, it sound slike a good idea, althought possibly alkl it will do is encouarage ppl to spam.

kinda like this....

im confused.
 

tonmo

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Nah, it's a well tested board feature, I just hadn't gotten around to using it here. Believe me, spam has no place here, it will be removed...
 

WhiteKiboko

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i hope architeuthis, haliphron and mesonblahblah (whatever the full name is) lay beyond vapyroteuthis......maybe even put the highest level beneath moderator as cthulhu.....
 

tonmo

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Ok, here are the ranks. Whitekiboko, right on the money!

(THIS HAS BEEN UPDATED, SEE NEW LIST ABOVE)


Ranks subject to change as the community grows... :cthulhu: I should note that ranks mean nothing at all -- just some fun eye candy. :cyclops:
 

WhiteKiboko

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tonmo said:
Ok, here are the ranks. Whitekiboko, right on the money!
im either a genius, psychic, or neither.... so i guess people can only unofficially pull rank on someone....hmmmm not quite the power trip i was looking for, but i guess itll do... :)

"I am so smart, I am so smart, S, M, R, T.....i mean S, M, A, R, T"
- Homer Simpson
 

tonmo

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I've revised this slightly... :smile: ...and subject to further edits.


THIS HAS BEEN EDITED, SEE MOST RECENT LIST ABOVE
 

Fujisawas Sake

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Giant Pacific Octopus?!?

I should be a Japanese Firefly Squid! :squid:

Hee hee! Thanks for the rank!

ROCK ON! :band:

Sushi and Sake,

John
 

Fujisawas Sake

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Oh, and if what Steve and Tintenfisch said is true, their squid specimens are already somewhat "rank" anyway...

Sushi and Sake, but hold the Tako-yaki

John
 

Steve O'Shea

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I think we should include this colossal ammonite Titanites in there somewhere (2000+).

Heavens, at 257 posts I haven't even made Architeuthis yet!!!! I'm still a giant gelatinous octopus.
 

tonmo

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Good idea Steve, will incoproate. Meanwhile, I've added rank values to the memberlist. Can't sort by them though...
 

tonmo

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FYI, I've updated the Board Stats page to include all kinds of new statistical information about usage on this board.

It includes the breakdown of member ranks, plus a lot more. Perhaps most interesting is the "most commonly used words" list... I like the one that came in first... :)

The page will take several seconds to load (it takes a lot of work to crunch those numbers)... Enjoy!

[link removed!]
 

tonmo

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The latest -- just finally added Titanites and made Cthulhu less... attainable... and added the most important rank of all, TONMO.com Supporter :wink: :notworth:

(Note that even as a "special rank" such as Moderator, Webmaster or TONMO.com Supporter, your posts are still tallied and you are assigned your rank on the TONMO.com stats page.)

THIS LIST HAS BEEN EDITED; SEE SEED POST

:yinyang:
 

Fujisawas Sake

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Hell, I'm shooting for Cthulu! :P

Mr. Data, set course for Innsmouth. Damn the shadows! Full speed ahead!

Sushi and Sake,

John
 

chrono_war01

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O..I'm already a Archi! :grin: No long before I go to Colossal when i post like 30 posts a day, right?
 

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