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#1 nmdamgud

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Posted 09 August 2004 - 08:46 PM

i came to bleepingcomputer for only one purpose: to get rid of the virus in my puter. since then, i have been back for more help, and have discovered bc has lots more to offer, than just band-aids for the boo-boos.

however, i've noticed that we're all given titles: newbie, head bleeper, student, mentor, etc...and also, that each name has an envelope, or 6...

would it be possible to explain how these titles come about...and how many posts, suggestions, additions, inclusions, or whatever it takes to add envelopes to our names? i can't believe i'm the only one curious here! if it's elsewhere..and i've missed it, just point me in the right direction...with my thanx...

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Posted 09 August 2004 - 08:52 PM

I dont know the exact number but, it just depends on how many post's you post! And Head Bleeper is the owner of this site the moderators well moderate lol like e move subjects that are not in the right place and also help people with bigger problems that some people cannot help with!Mods are here to help the "head bleeper" so he does not have to spend all his time on the site making sure everything is going smothly! And we help as well! You can tell the mods and the admins by the color of there name! Admins are red. global mods are blue, other mods are green purple and orange!As for the "envolopes. Again that goes up as you post more. I am sure grinler aka head bleeper can tell you a bit more than I.

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Posted 09 August 2004 - 08:59 PM

I'm kinda worried about mine changing from student-to-teacher ahead of schedule. I know my limitations, and will continue to ask more questions than I answer for a while longer, I'm sure. :thumbsup:

Edited by phawgg, 09 August 2004 - 09:03 PM.

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Posted 09 August 2004 - 09:07 PM

and we will be here to answer em :thumbsup:

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Posted 09 August 2004 - 10:11 PM

Even teachers ask questions :thumbsup:

Here is the rundown on what titles you get for how many posts...personally I think the titles are lame .. lol.. But at the time I was so preoccupied with writing the tutorials and getting the site going that I did not put much thought into them..

Currently here are the titles per posts:

Newbie 0
Student 40
Teacher 150
Mentor 225
Specialist 300
Expert 450
Keeper of Knowledge 800


If someone has some better ideas for the titles I am all for hearing some ideas. I am going to go away from the titles reflecting how experienced you are in computer matters as there will be times that users have 450 posts, but are not an expert by any means, they just like to hang out and chat, which I think is great and necessary for any community.

I will eventually institute the ability to change your title, as in Format Junky, for brunt when you reach a certain amount of posts. Will be a while for that.

As for the roles of the various groups, Brunt described it well. I am the only administrator and my name appears in red. Global Moderators (blue) are members who have moderator privaleges on every forum in the discussion boards. Moderators (purple) are members that have specific moderator abilities in certain forums. They help out with board issues when I am not available and essentially help to run the site.

Guests are people who have no registered, validating users are people who registered but did not validate their account, and of course Members. Well the members are the cream of the crop. Without them, we would be talking now :flowers:

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Posted 10 August 2004 - 01:01 AM

How about at 1000 true geek :thumbsup:


I'm not a nerd I'm a geek :flowers:

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Posted 10 August 2004 - 04:00 AM

I have just GOT to say this site is COOL. :flowers:

I want to link to it from my site. Please let me know if I can...

I am most impressed by the name you have chosen for your site. Catchy. A friend sent your link to me. Seems your reputation as well as your site name is really getting around.

Wish I could afford to get my own domain name right now. But I'm still not sure if my name will hold up. All the good ones are taken. Or are for a price. Anyway...
GOOD LUCK with your success and THANK YOU SO MUCH for all the GREAT ADVICE. It's worth your weight in GOLD.

Robin from WebsCoolLinks :thumbsup:

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Posted 10 August 2004 - 07:13 AM

Thank you for the compliments...it makes the work the other moderators and myself put into this site worth while.

It would be our pleasure to have you link to us :thumbsup:

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Posted 10 August 2004 - 08:16 AM

Yep my name says expert i dont clame to be one but i know alot! But as said above everybody even pros have probs and need help it life!

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Posted 10 August 2004 - 05:00 PM

omg.....i just noticed...i'm no longer a newbie!! woo-hoo!! :flowers: i feel that i shall be a student forever, however...it's really scary when your children are your teachers..and know sooo much more. my son knew what a "pecuter" was when he was 2...he's now 20 and designing web pages!

it has been an honor and a joy to be here..i hope to get to know some of you..if i EVER figure out how to work mirc so i can go into chat on my own..i STILL need my son for *help!!*

thanx to the crew here, my puter gets a thorough cleaning; you guys do a damn fine job of exterminating unwanted critters, and i shall continue to laud this site to anyone who listens!


damgud :thumbsup:

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Posted 10 August 2004 - 08:14 PM

Let me be the first to congratulate you and simply say...you are nmDamGud !! :thumbsup: :cool: :trumpet: :) :flowers:

(my son is 22 and teaches kids advanced computer stuff now...so I try to catch up and save him from the remedial teachin' chores, when I can. :inlove: )

regards, "another student"
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Posted 11 August 2004 - 03:00 AM

Hi all,
I think the ranks on forums are a great idea, they make things more interactive for users and it's easy to pick out regular members who have better knowledge of how the board works.
One thing i would like to add though is that ranks like "teacher","expert" etc just for the amount of posts you make can be misleading to other less experienced members, when i visit a forum and i see "expert" as a user's rank i would take it as a special rank given to that member by the Admin and would also take their advice over the other ranks. You can imagine the problems that "could" arise with this.
This is just my opinion and in no way reflects the members here or how this board is managed.

Chief.

Edited by chiefmasterjedi, 11 August 2004 - 03:02 AM.


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Posted 11 August 2004 - 08:12 AM

Chief you were thinking the same thing im thinking! If someone here just posts in general and he ranks up over 450 he becomes a expert! Anmd a newbie here thinks well he expert he know what hes talkin about then.............toruble! Some people earn there expert and other just on the site to make friends and have fun............

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Posted 11 August 2004 - 10:46 AM

Yep you got it :thumbsup:

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Posted 11 August 2004 - 11:12 AM

Hi all,
I think the ranks on forums are a great idea, they make things more interactive for users and it's easy to pick out regular members who have better knowledge of how the board works.
One thing i would like to add though is that ranks like "teacher","expert" etc just for the amount of posts you make can be misleading to other less experienced members, when i visit a forum and i see "expert" as a user's rank i would take it as a special rank given to that member by the Admin and would also take their advice over the other ranks. You can imagine the problems that "could" arise with this.
This is just my opinion and in no way reflects the members here or how this board is managed.

Chief.

I totally agree with you which is why i need to figure out some new titles :thumbsup:




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