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#1 ruby1

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 04:20 PM

I note we have this thread

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/80359/bleeping-computer-membership-descriptions/

I also note we have varying numbers of blue blobs after our names plus varying comments such as 'new' 'senior member' and so forth;

may one ask how these blobs and descriptions are 'assigned' to each member?

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Posted 15 March 2008 - 05:33 PM

Well the blue bobs depend on the post count. Here is how many posts you need to get the number of blue blobs;

1 Monitor - New Member = 0-14 posts
2 Monitors - Member = 15-149 posts
3 Monitors - Forum Regular = 150-349 posts
4 Monitors - Senior Member = 350-599 posts
5 Monitors - Distinguished Member = 600-999 posts
6 Monitors - Forum Addict = 1000 + posts (at this point, you can change Forum Addict to anything you want)

Posting in the Forum Games does not raise your post count.

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 03:11 PM

And,

for reasons I'm not sure,

the "blue blobs" are called "pips".

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 03:15 PM

I think they were invented by Charles Dickens.
Some people think they are little computer screens, others say they are rickyticky boxes that all look the same.
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Posted 17 March 2008 - 03:23 PM

the "blue blobs" are called "pips".

:cool:

And to avoid copyright infringement, and avoid the wrath of Gladys Knight. We will lean towards, the "blue blobs" terminology. :inlove: :flowers:




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Sorry, thats a US thing to those of you in other countries.

EDIT: Here's the GEICO Commercial I had in mind, and keep seeing day after day... :thumbsup:

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 03:28 PM

...others say they are rickyticky boxes that all look the same.
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Posted 17 March 2008 - 03:28 PM

lol thats mean. I was just about to ask. I am still lost what a blob, pip and rickyticky is :flowers: :thumbsup:

Edited by Yourhighness, 17 March 2008 - 03:30 PM.

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 09:42 PM

Hello YourHighness,

A "pip" is a seed of a piece of citrus. For example, an orange seed and a lemon seed are both called "pips". I believe the dots on a die are also called "pips".

A "blob" is a small irregularly shaped spot of something. A blob of ink landed on my drawing. I have a blob of spaghetti sauce on my blouse.

I have no idea what a "rickyticky" is.

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 09:54 PM

Methinks rickyticky means corny or outdated. Not to be confused with rickysticky bubblegum!!
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Posted 17 March 2008 - 10:11 PM

Rikki-tikki-tavi, was the name of the mongoose in, The Jungle Books, Volume two by Rudyard Kipling.

He was a mongoose, rather like a little cat in his fur and his tail, but quite like a weasel in his head and his habits. His eyes and the end of his restless nose were pink; he could scratch himself anywhere he pleased, with any leg, front or back, that he chose to use; he could fluff up his tail till it looked like a bottle-brush, and his war-cry, as he scuttled through the long grass, was: ``Rikk-tikk-tikki-tikki-tchk!''


This is the common etymology, for Ricky Ticky, although it has little in common.

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 12:09 AM

Ah thanks guys. I think I understand now :thumbsup: , merci.

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 03:41 PM

Pip! Pip! Hooray!

:flowers:

Sorry, I couldn't pass that one up, either!

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Oh, BTW -

these little Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image are "pip.gif" images.

It's not my fault, really.

Edited by KoanYorel, 18 March 2008 - 03:58 PM.
to clean up too many blank carriage returns/blank returns/spaces in the thread


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Posted 19 March 2008 - 04:42 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pip

Numerics and counting

* Pip, a dot indicating a unit of numerical value on dice or dominoes
* Pip, a mark indicating the suit or numerical value of a playing card
* Pip in forex trading is the smallest unit by which a currency may change value
* Pip, in some contexts, such as in Invision Power Board, a small graphic, usually repeated to show the status of a user in function of his post count
* Pip, The distance between 2 spaces on a Backgammon board.

Other

* Pip, the seed of several fruits such as apples and oranges


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Posted 19 March 2008 - 11:03 AM

WHAT!?!?!?!? Wiki, does not reference Gladys Knight and The Pips??????? Oh the Humanity!!!!!!!!!!!!

A travesty of monumental proportions........





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Posted 19 March 2008 - 12:28 PM

WHAT!?!?!?!? Wiki, does not reference Gladys Knight and The Pips??????? Oh the Humanity!!!!!!!!!!!!

A travesty of monumental proportions........

Yes, its the first entry listed. I only quoted the ones other members had noted :thumbsup:

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