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Old 02-15-2004, 02:20 AM   #101
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Hey!!

Step Two, find others with the same problem....
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Old 02-15-2004, 02:21 AM   #102
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Russ, your rants did NOT fall on deaf ears. They were just drowned out for a bit. I appreciate your composure and self control. Everyone is free to state an opinion. Especially if they show maturity when doing so, like you did.
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Old 02-15-2004, 02:22 AM   #103
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OK! This is AWESOME! I've never had so much response from a single post in so short a time! For the record, this was a STAFF decision.

Al, you have a choice. We can ALL be CBN'* (and we were heading that way fast), or we can ALL be rankless. Get a dictionary out and read up on GROWTH. CBN was losing it'* status anyway.

This is natural evolution. We had another rank to add in honor of our new GXP. It seemed fitting to make it 5.5 stars and bump CBN up to 6. So you GAINED A HALF STAR. The name changed. BFD.

You remember as well as I do where this rank came from. It was a JOKE. It had no post count associated with it. Jeff created that rank for me a long time ago. It wasn't until Hector and I made our first rank shuffle that we actually made it official.

Any post whoring for the sole purpose of increasing rank and 'chasing the dream' will be dealt with just as it always does. If it'* out of line or flagrant, the Moderators delete it.

Jim and Pete made some VERY good comments in this thread. I suggest you read them again. We ADDED TO and ADJUSTED the RANK structure, for crissakes. Because we growing so damn fast! Do you know how many times I've done this? Most people don't even NOTICE most of the time!

So here it is: We delete the new rank, and drop all the counts back to where they were. In 6 months we'll have as many CBN'* as any other rank, and in time, everyone will be one. Helluva ranking structure.

Or we delete the rank structure altogether.

Or we leave it like it is now. Ready for growth.

Sound off. One of the three choices. Stay on topic. I'll unlock now.
Staying on topic here....Will, one thing I must say here it was a big slap in the face to all of sudden learn that the Ranks had changed without ANY warning or discussion! That was one thing that pissed me off. Another was the fact the present HIGHEST rank was taken away & sort of made unattainable to most members. Yes, Jeff did create CBN as a joke in the beginning, but later on we all grew to learn to try & achieve this rank status! I agree that due to the high posts counts presently that another rank WAS needed. Mike came to a good point stating that wouldn't it make better sense to make a "surprise" higher rank than stripping away a present one? I would have agree with him (Mike) on that one 100%. Yes, I'm pigheaded at times! & stubburn the rest of the time too! Nothing new there to most who know me! My opinion has been well discussed here I think by now, so I won't reliterate again now. As to where go from here? I just hope you're guys are right about the post whoring! I know some will try to post useless dribble to gain rank. It'* been done in the past Will, you & I both have been guilty of it too back in the old days too! Granted both of us & others have ceased to post crap just to increase status mind you. I just don't want to see a perfectly good forum go by the wayside other post whoring. We don't need a bunch of more useless posts intermingled with tidbitts of info in threads! We can all agree on that I'm sure!
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Old 02-15-2004, 02:27 AM   #104
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CBN is attainable, just not as quickly attainable. This forum will never result in a post ***** free-for-all just to become a CBN. We are too classy a board for that. I don't see that happening to where it will become a problem.
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CBN is attainable, just not as easily attainable. This forum will never result in a post ***** free-for-all just to become a CBN. We are too classy a board for that. I don't see that happening to where it will become a problem.
I pray you're right then!
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Old 02-15-2004, 02:33 AM   #106
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There was maybe a week or two when I was just posting for posts. I just have a fast connection, and classes that require laptops. I'm not really an 'old guy' but i was here before our recent member explosion.

It'* attainable. I sure as hell didn't care about CBN when i wasn't one. (But tonight...being 17 posts away when i came on.... and lotsa topics to read up on...)
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He'* right, because he'* responsible for making sure that it stays on track. He swore a blood oath before we pissed on his stars.
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Old 02-15-2004, 02:36 AM   #108
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He'* right, because he'* responsible for making sure that it stays on track. He swore a blood oath before we pissed on his stars.
That'* right!

By the way, can I have my soul back too?

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I like the new ranks...I say keep 'em.

As as for being antagonistic...well, maybe. But I'm a little cheesed off at basically being told my opinions don't count for anything just because I don't happen to venture outside the lounge much. I don't currently own a Bonneville so I have little to say in other boards. Do I even belong here? Well, that'* no one'* call but mine.
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I like the new ranks...I say keep 'em.

As as for being antagonistic...well, maybe. But I'm a little cheesed off at basically being told my opinions don't count for anything just because I don't happen to venture outside the lounge much. I don't currently own a Bonneville so I have little to say in other boards. Do I even belong here? Well, that'* no one'* call but mine.

Right on. Your voice is just as powerful as everyones.
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