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Offline Doug Rose

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Membership Classification - Stars etc
« on: December 31, 2009, 11:00:51 AM »
This is just an observation and not a criticism. What is a:

 Hero Member...there are alot of you
 Full Member
 Sr. Member
 Jr. Member

I am a Newbie, which I understand, I am new to the group.

Also, what is the Star System.

thanks....Kidphone
« Last Edit: February 28, 2013, 10:10:15 PM by AE_Collector »
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Offline HobieSport

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Re: Membership Classification
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2009, 11:32:11 AM »
Thanks for asking that Doug.

Membership classification on these forums has nothing to do with knowledge or understanding of telephones. It's just about how many times that a person posts comments.

For example, you are a real serious respected telephone collector and you are classified as a "beginner", while I am a newbie to telephones with very little phone skills, and yet I am a "hero member", just because I am am a silly idiot who likes to chat.

I felt so embarrassed about this that last July or so I quit the forum and later started over again, just to lower my membership status.

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Offline McHeath

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Re: Membership Classification
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2009, 11:33:17 AM »
Basically it's just a reward given to people for making more posts, a way to encourage involvement.  Sort of like the little stars we were given in elementary school when we were nice to Billy and let him use our crayons, even though at recess he had called us a booger and insulted our mom's shoes.   :D

After 50 posts you move up to Jr. Member and so on, then at 500 you reach "Hero Member", which also means you spend way too much time posting and thinking about old phones.   ;)

And as Hobie said it's not a reflection skill level, as I may have a zillion posts but I essentially know nothing about old phones.

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Re: Membership Classification
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2009, 11:37:14 AM »
Heath you just made me giggle.
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Re: Membership Classification
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2009, 12:29:38 PM »
thanks guys....I got it....Kidphone
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Re: Membership Classification
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2009, 01:09:47 PM »
Doug, it's a system built into the Simple Machines forum software.  Nothing that someone (me) manually attaches. 

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Re: Membership Classification
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2009, 01:49:54 PM »
You're already a hero here, Doug. :)
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Re: Membership Classification - Stars etc
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2013, 12:33:31 PM »
(since I've been forwarded here reading another post today)...

Looks like since then most of the titles have been set to not display, but they are usually customizable though, so a lot of places tend to theme them towards the site, and/or offer custom ones at certain levels or for types of rewards. What might ones designed for here look like?

Busy Signal
Long Lines
Regional Call
Local Call
Payphone Checker

?  ;D
« Last Edit: March 01, 2013, 12:37:22 PM by paul »

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Re: Membership Classification - Stars etc
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2013, 12:58:07 AM »
I didn't know you could spend too much time thinking/talking about phones. My wife even tolerates my hobby.
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Offline Contempra

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Re: Membership Classification - Stars etc
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2013, 08:57:42 AM »
That'S why i love my wife Jim :D... I have several hobbies including bicycles, wristwatches, clocks and dials...
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Re: Membership Classification - Stars etc
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2014, 09:38:25 PM »
Just want to say to contempra, I think your orange contempra in your logo (whatever it is called) is great. I have a orange 2500 set but it pales in comparison to your rotary dial.. Dennis from Alberta

Offline dsk

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Re: Membership Classification - Stars etc
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2014, 02:02:04 AM »
I have not been thinking a lot about this, but now, its feeling good to be a hero  ;D
I'm not deserving this title for using far to much of my time on this, and asking lots of questions, partly due to language problems.  8)

A high number of postings may give a hint of a great interest of subjects discussed here, maybe more than common part of shareable (new word?) know-how. And it might be a person who not give up on you easy, when you don't understand the first answers.

A great number of postings are a sign of activity....

What about the opposite, the newcomers, the shy persons, those who don't like to write so much, those who don't want to leave tracks at internet etc.  Actually it tells us only that we do not know much about this member.

At the end, I have never used this info. before just now, I have always got answers on my questions, I feel I have been treated seriously, and I hope every other members may feel the same.  The forum has lost a little for each who not contribute, so we are all enriching this by contributing with telephone related texts.  Thank you, all of you!

dsk

I have even got a regular New York number :-) 646 570 1796

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Re: Membership Classification - Stars etc
« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2014, 12:57:53 PM »
I have not been thinking a lot about this, but now, its feeling good to be a hero  ;D
I'm not deserving this title for using far to much of my time on this, and asking lots of questions, partly due to language problems.  8)

A high number of postings may give a hint of a great interest of subjects discussed here, maybe more than common part of shareable (new word?) know-how. And it might be a person who not give up on you easy, when you don't understand the first answers.

A great number of postings are a sign of activity....

What about the opposite, the newcomers, the shy persons, those who don't like to write so much, those who don't want to leave tracks at internet etc.  Actually it tells us only that we do not know much about this member.

At the end, I have never used this info. before just now, I have always got answers on my questions, I feel I have been treated seriously, and I hope every other members may feel the same.  The forum has lost a little for each who not contribute, so we are all enriching this by contributing with telephone related texts.  Thank you, all of you!

dsk


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Re: Membership Classification - Stars etc
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2014, 02:57:45 PM »
I have found if I Google anything about or even slightly related to phones I get hits for this forum..
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Offline Brinybay

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Re: Membership Classification - Stars etc
« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2014, 01:56:54 AM »
I have found if I Google anything about or even slightly related to phones I get hits for this forum..

I find that often too.  It's funny when it links to one of my own posts!
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