A little fun with ranks :-)

Discussion in 'The Octopus' Den' started by tonmo, Apr 18, 2003.

  1. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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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
    Larval Mass 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
    TONMO.com Supporter - (special)
    Staff - (special)
    Webmaster - (special)
     
  2. tomossan

    tomossan Blue Ring Registered

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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.
     
  3. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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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...
     
  4. WhiteKiboko

    WhiteKiboko Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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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.....
     
  5. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    So what are the names for ranks anyway???
     
  6. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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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:
     
  7. WhiteKiboko

    WhiteKiboko Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    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
     
  8. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    So we are the only Architeuthis then? 8)
     
  9. Architeuthoceras

    Architeuthoceras Architeuthis Staff Member Moderator

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    I will be posting alot the next couple of days, just to get out of my diapers.

    And Thanks for adding the Fossil Forum Tony :D

    And Thanks to Tintenfische for the ammonite smiley :D :D

    :ammonite:
     
  10. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    I've revised this slightly... :smile2: ...and subject to further edits.


    THIS HAS BEEN EDITED, SEE MOST RECENT LIST ABOVE
     
  11. lawfish

    lawfish GPO Registered

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    Finally!

    A way in which my verbosity (or is it typosity) will pay off! :yinyang:
     
  12. Fujisawas Sake

    Fujisawas Sake Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter Registered

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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
     
  13. Fujisawas Sake

    Fujisawas Sake Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter Registered

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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
     
  14. Steve O'Shea

    Steve O'Shea Colossal Squid Supporter

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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.
     
  15. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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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!]
     
  17. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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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:
     
  18. Fujisawas Sake

    Fujisawas Sake Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter Registered

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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
     
  19. WhiteKiboko

    WhiteKiboko Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    what no Idioteuthis? maybe i could just use that as my title then....


    :cthulhu: :heart: :beer:
     
  20. chrono_war01

    chrono_war01 Colossal Squid Supporter

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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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