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« on: December 07, 2002, 11:15:19 PM »

I've been getting some e-mails from a few members wanting to know why they're "Newbies" again, although they've been with the board for years, and how come I am a "Member Extraordinaire" with five stars.....

I started with 0 posts and at Newbie status just like everyone else.  Moderators have 5 green stars automatically in the sections we moderate.  In the sections we don't moderate, we start with one star just like everyone else.  I got the five yellow stars based on post counts, and I made 600 posts by bringing over two long threads post by post to this board from the old: The Endless Pointless Thread (400 posts right there) and the Favorite Quotes and One Liners thread.

I know no one likes being a Newbie, so I have a solution!  I have almost all the threads saved from the old board.  I would like a couple of them transferred post by post to this board.  Anyone who really doesn't want to be a Newbie can ask me to e-mail them the threads, and you can do the same work I did.  Howd'ya like that idea?  Anyone wanna complain now?  ;)  Anyone want to take me up on the offer? :)

Just lemme know if ya do.  :D
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« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2002, 12:41:06 AM »

Sure, Matt.  I could do that.  Better than just making bogus posts just to make us look good.  You know my email.  Send me something and any directions I need.  I was fairly quiet but I think I was up to 125 posts on the old board at least -- and I wasn't called a "newbie."  How degrading! :P

And P.S. I think I'd had the site saved as a favorite for at least two years, if not more, before ever venturing to the board and actually registering.
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« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2002, 01:16:12 AM »

 ;D Thanks, Doug!  You now have three web pages in your inbox.

Some of those discussions were really great, and it's a shame to have lost them.   So I'm sure everyone here will appreciate your efforts. :)

And there's plenty more where those came from, if anyone else wants to do the same...
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« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2002, 03:36:07 PM »

Thanks Matt for caring about this! I just don't like being called a 'newbie' (partially because I'm not new, partially because I just don't like the term) as I've been on the board for nearly 3 years now. I'm not quite sure what you mean by transferring posts - what do I have to do again? I'm not sure if I should just sit tight and shut up until I get to 51 posts and become a 'full' member. On the other hand, dearest Cal, perhaps you could get rid of the term 'newbie' altogether? It makes me sound like the class nerd or something, or a character out of a Woody Allen film... ;)

P.S. For the record I had over 170 posts at the last count before I had to re-register. But that's just me being pedantic...
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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2002, 07:30:28 AM »

couldn't care less what i'm called as long as the board is here!
oh and as long as the janitor doesn't pick on me
i'm not superman!!!! ;)
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« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2002, 09:07:25 AM »

Thanks for the offer, Matt, but it's no biggie. I think I had roughly 900 posts or so, but I'll throw dirt & ashes upon myself and humbly start over with the rest of the "noobies."  ;)

I've already worked my way up to "Jr Member!" woohoo

*But I appreciate you & Doug (thanks Doug) reposting the "Steak v Spaghetti" debate. Some good history there! I noticed all the misc. unrelated stuff was edited out!  ;D
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« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2002, 05:37:23 PM »

The trouble is, I don't have enough time (or internet access in my room etc) to come on here that often, or for a long period of time, so I can't get my posts up as quickly as people like Agent. I guess I'm doomed to be the 'n'-word for a while longer...

Feels like a kind of class system, particularly with the stars back again...

Sorry Cal I hope you're not too pissed off at my rants!
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« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2002, 07:29:08 PM »

How many posts does it take before you become a "Full Member"?
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« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2002, 03:10:53 PM »

Over a hundred I think. I didn't become a full member last time until I reached over 100. It might have been 130 or some weird figure like that.
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« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2002, 09:40:34 PM »

I just noticed Nightwing became a Full Member at 101 posts.
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« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2002, 08:04:25 PM »

  Unless you can change my title to "Studly Man-beast Extraordinaire", I'm content with being a 'newbie'.
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« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2002, 09:07:25 PM »

I've always been told that I have an extraordinary member.... nice to know it's actually being presented as a fact here.  But do you think this would work as a pick up line?

"Hello, pleasure to meet you.  I'm Matt, but my friends call me Member Extraordinaire."

"Extraordinaire?"  Glances down, seemingly unimpressed.

"It's ummm... it's a fact.  It's written in black and white.  Honest."  (This isn't going as planned)  "Maybe you'd like to see for yourself?    Hey, where are you........ going?"

Well, it works well here, anyway.  :D
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« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2002, 09:16:37 PM »

It's a shame there aren't rules for sexual harassment over the web.  ::)
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« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2002, 09:30:38 PM »

It won't be junior-sized for long, AKA.  Cheer up!  ;D
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« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2002, 09:42:42 PM »

Hmmm.......WHAT????  ???
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« Reply #15 on: December 15, 2002, 09:46:46 PM »

???

Moving on.... ::)
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« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2002, 10:19:31 PM »

Matt, if you get many more posts credited to your account, we'll have to start calling you the Big Unit! ;)

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« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2002, 11:15:02 PM »

Unlike him, I haven't been eliminated in the first round in..... quite some time.  ;) ;D :-*
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« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2002, 11:30:04 PM »

I'm guessing your strikeout total is nowhere near as high as his, either?  :P ;) :D
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« Reply #19 on: December 15, 2002, 11:36:25 PM »

My strikeout total is definitely lower.  My knuckleball, however,  probably quite a bit higher.   :o

 :-[  Can't believe I said that!  ;) :D

Wow... back to topic!  ;D
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