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Old 06-15-2000, 11:23 AM   #1
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Talking Revision of Newbie/Specialist tags

I was thinking how inappropriate our Newbie/Specialist titles are since they're based on number of posts.

I would like to suggest a new system that is based on posts read (I dunno how you do this, cookies maybe?). The numbers to get to each level would have to change but the titles are okay. I'm sure there are a bunch of lurkers here who are a lot more knowledgeable than someone who posts a bunch of times.

The number of posts would still be needed for the secondary titles. These would range from "Infrequent Visitor" up to "Chemically dependent on hanging out on this message board". I'm almost chemically dependent, or maybe I'm just in denial.

Or my personal favorite idea is to bring back signatures. They were great. I could take a glance at someone's "mods" and immediately see if their opinion was worth considering.

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Old 06-15-2000, 11:28 AM   #2
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That seems like a lot of work, just to go to a system which can arguably be criticized fo many of the same perceived problems that the current system has.

Do people really take their "newbie" title that seriously? I don't think I do - at least, when I read posts, I judge their quality by the content, not by the person posting and their scooby title. Certain people acquire a reputation after a while, and everyone knows that they know their stuff, even if they are still newbies in terms of number of posts.

I view the whole newbie/specialist thing as an amusing way to keep track of how much time people waste typing on this board versus me, not an indicator of their Subaru knowledge. Besides, I'd rather have NickCat(STi?), Robert, and Imprezer put their time into getting the new site up and running instead of messing around with this kind of stuff.

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Old 06-15-2000, 11:31 AM   #3
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how about a vote by memebers. After all, we know who knows what, and who doesnt.

with that said, I would like to vote for myself as SubyNewbie
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Old 06-15-2000, 11:39 AM   #4
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That was my point exactly. In case no one else got it my post was sarcastic, to be taken in jest.

I would have to disagree with you on one point though. Apparently some people take these titles seriously. We could care less but I do see a lot of posts from new titled "specialists" stating how relieved they are that they "made it". Seems to foster an attitude of quantity not quality of posts. I'd be happy just abolishing the system all together. No up keep, less usless posts.


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Old 06-15-2000, 12:03 PM   #5
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You all know that the only title that gets any respect around here is the Scooby Expert tag.

Although if you wanted to expand on the title system, you might want to include Scooby Vendor since we have so many around.
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Old 06-15-2000, 12:45 PM   #6
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C'mon guys.

Its something fun. Its not like there are any complicated rules or formal recognition in the names. Nothing more than a show of someone's web development skills. "Hey, I can do this".

It could just as easily been "Dumb" and "Dumber". Just be thankful you have anything.

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Old 06-15-2000, 12:49 PM   #7
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Hey Rev, then there's also Scooby Doo and Imprezident.
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Old 06-15-2000, 05:55 PM   #8
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I think anything like this can be fixed after the new site is up ... I will admit I like how ClubSi changes your title like every week or two its just some dumb fun.
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Old 06-15-2000, 10:19 PM   #9
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Old 06-15-2000, 11:11 PM   #10
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very interesting.....

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