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Title: Membership Levels?
Post by: troy@uk on July 15, 2010, 11:22:09 AM
I was just wondering what the difference was between the various membership levels? (Newby, Jr., Full, Sr., and Hero)
Title: Re: Membership Levels?
Post by: tygo on July 15, 2010, 11:30:23 AM
Just based on the number of posts.  No real difference.
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Post by: MDixon on July 15, 2010, 11:42:29 AM
Just seeing mine says Full Member makes me giggle a little... ;D
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Post by: majorvices on July 15, 2010, 11:51:46 AM
LOL!  ;D
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Post by: theDarkSide on July 15, 2010, 12:56:16 PM
How about hybrids, like "Full Hero Member".  Regetting the day when I reach Senior Member though.

edit:  Dammit...I'm already there!
Title: Re: Membership Levels?
Post by: Robert on July 15, 2010, 03:10:36 PM
Cool, I'm a full member now! My wife will be so proud!
Title: Re: Membership Levels?
Post by: denny on July 15, 2010, 03:12:10 PM
Cool, I'm a full member now! My wife will be so proud!

I guess you can finally delete all that Viagra spam, huh?  ;)
Title: Re: Membership Levels?
Post by: mikeypedersen on July 15, 2010, 03:18:07 PM
I think you should have your own category Denny......Over 2000 posts?   :D
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Post by: denny on July 15, 2010, 03:19:52 PM
I think you should have your own category Denny......Over 2000 posts?   :D

The "Has No Life" category?
Title: Re: Membership Levels?
Post by: theDarkSide on July 15, 2010, 03:31:13 PM
I think you should have your own category Denny......Over 2000 posts?   :D

You mean "Denny Member"?  I'll pass  :D
Title: Re: Membership Levels?
Post by: Robert on July 15, 2010, 03:32:14 PM
Cool, I'm a full member now! My wife will be so proud!

I guess you can finally delete all that Viagra spam, huh?  ;)

Spam???  ;)
Title: Re: Membership Levels?
Post by: dbeechum on July 15, 2010, 04:32:04 PM
I think you should have your own category Denny......Over 2000 posts?   :D

*whistling* *whistling* Oh hi there neighbors, isn't it great how sometimes the things you wish for out loud come true?
Title: Re: Membership Levels?
Post by: a10t2 on July 15, 2010, 04:43:10 PM
You rock, Drew.
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Post by: theDarkSide on July 15, 2010, 04:46:20 PM
 :D
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Post by: babalu87 on July 15, 2010, 04:53:22 PM
Denny member, thats funny right thar
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Post by: beersk on July 15, 2010, 04:57:06 PM
:D

This smiley emoticon always makes me think of a drunken smile/laugh.  Think I'm just a full member?  I don't know...
Some forums have "Master Brewer" ones...it's like, really?  I'm not master brewer because of the amount of posts I have.
Title: Re: Membership Levels?
Post by: weithman5 on July 15, 2010, 05:38:24 PM
Just noticed, I may never be a denny member but at least I have a full member 8)
Title: Re: Membership Levels?
Post by: micsager on July 15, 2010, 06:06:07 PM
I think you should have your own category Denny......Over 2000 posts?   :D

The "Has No Life" category?

Helping us newbie's is a good life.  (at least for us)
Title: Re: Membership Levels?
Post by: kgs on July 18, 2010, 04:47:26 PM
Now *I'm* a full member... let a thousand flowers bloom, but I was fine without having ANY member :-)

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Post by: euge on July 18, 2010, 06:45:18 PM
:D

This smiley emoticon always makes me think of a drunken smile/laugh.  Think I'm just a full member?  I don't know...
Some forums have "Master Brewer" ones...it's like, really?  I'm not master brewer because of the amount of posts I have.

+1 On HBT at the beginning of last year there was an individual with over 2000 posts and only a member for less than two months.  That's something like 33 posts a day... He had a sticky already which he defended aggressively. I thought he was an ass. Up to that point by his own admission he only had two extract batches under his belt! But that's HBT's bizness...

Honestly, we shouldn't even have this sort of score-keeping. My opinion.
Title: Re: Membership Levels?
Post by: kgs on July 19, 2010, 03:21:13 PM
:D

This smiley emoticon always makes me think of a drunken smile/laugh.  Think I'm just a full member?  I don't know...
Some forums have "Master Brewer" ones...it's like, really?  I'm not master brewer because of the amount of posts I have.

+1 On HBT at the beginning of last year there was an individual with over 2000 posts and only a member for less than two months.  That's something like 33 posts a day... He had a sticky already which he defended aggressively. I thought he was an ass. Up to that point by his own admission he only had two extract batches under his belt! But that's HBT's bizness...

Honestly, we shouldn't even have this sort of score-keeping. My opinion.

1. As a co-moderator of a very large (9000+) discussion list for 14 years, my observation is those people show up on every large list. They also typically resent and will challenge true expertise/leadership. Having dealt with these people for a long time, I know that in RL a number of them will probably have similar issues... I've known several to have restraining orders.

2. I at first assumed a "full member" was an *AHA* member and couldn't understand why I was "junior." I made that assumption because AHA is supporting this board (I'm guessing that for AHA, primarily through member dues) and therefore, a full member was contributing to the board's upkeep and that other levels referred to the depth of participation, with junior being a fellow traveler who hadn't written the check to AHA.

I'm ok with seeing how many posts people have as a rough indicator of their participation, but, referring back to #1 and to euge's post, correlating post frequency with value to the community is not reliable. Someone like Denny is obviously of great value, but as noted above, post frequency could simply refer to a wack jobby with way too much time on his or her hands. 
Title: Re: Membership Levels?
Post by: denny on July 19, 2010, 03:54:34 PM
IMO, the best way to deal with the membership level names is just not to take them seriously!
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Post by: bluesman on July 19, 2010, 04:46:23 PM
I thought Drew was just trying to be funny when he said it's "great how sometimes the things you wish for out loud come true".  ;D

But I guess I'll be the first to see if I really get to the "Denny Level" status although I will truly never get there because I need to learn how to clear a bar singing "Mustang Sally".  :D

It's just fun to be amongst all the great folk here.  :-X
Title: Re: Membership Levels?
Post by: BrewArk on July 19, 2010, 05:03:23 PM
Membership levels are like the hood ornament on a car.  To some people it's not important. To others it is.

I remember that AMC eventually put a hood ornament on the Pacer.   ;D
Title: Re: Membership Levels?
Post by: kgs on July 19, 2010, 05:34:29 PM


But I guess I'll be the first to see if I really get to the "Denny Level" status although I will truly never get there because I need to learn how to clear a bar singing "Mustang Sally".  :D


I actually did that 20 years ago at the officer's club at Osan Airbase, with a guy I am friends with to this day. *We* thought we were great, anyway...

(Now waiting for Denny to announce topic drift... I love being on a list I don't have to actually manage! ;) )
Title: Re: Membership Levels?
Post by: mikeypedersen on July 19, 2010, 05:35:54 PM
I think you should have your own category Denny......Over 2000 posts?   :D

*whistling* *whistling* Oh hi there neighbors, isn't it great how sometimes the things you wish for out loud come true?

Ha!  Good work Drew!   :D
Title: Re: Membership Levels?
Post by: denny on July 19, 2010, 05:44:10 PM
Ha!  Good work Drew!   :D

There's a good reason he's known as "Super Drew"....oh, wait a minute....
Title: Re: Membership Levels?
Post by: a10t2 on July 20, 2010, 05:56:50 AM
Totally unrelated, but I see we just set a new record for most users online, with 110! Way to go, fellow beer nerds! ;)
Title: Re: Membership Levels?
Post by: denny on July 20, 2010, 02:24:00 PM
YEAH!
Title: Re: Membership Levels?
Post by: marty on July 20, 2010, 08:38:24 PM
+1 On HBT at the beginning of last year there was an individual with over 2000 posts and only a member for less than two months.  That's something like 33 posts a day... He had a sticky already which he defended aggressively. I thought he was an ass. Up to that point by his own admission he only had two extract batches under his belt! But that's HBT's bizness...

Honestly, we shouldn't even have this sort of score-keeping. My opinion.

it makes sense on forums open to anyone, but I don't see the point on a forum where everyone is an AHA member

the membership requirement keeps out the trolls
Title: Re: Membership Levels?
Post by: mikeypedersen on July 20, 2010, 08:45:06 PM
it makes sense on forums open to anyone, but I don't see the point on a forum where everyone is an AHA member

the membership requirement keeps out the trolls
I don't think you have to be an AHA Member to use this web-site......I am, but I don't think you have to be one.
Title: Re: Membership Levels?
Post by: dbeechum on July 20, 2010, 08:48:09 PM
I don't think you have to be an AHA Member to use this web-site......I am, but I don't think you have to be one.

You don't. The forum is open to everyone. But it serves to bring together the community and the AHA membership as well and that's a good thing.

-- Drew
Title: Re: Membership Levels?
Post by: kgs on July 21, 2010, 12:23:19 AM
I don't think you have to be an AHA Member to use this web-site......I am, but I don't think you have to be one.

You don't. The forum is open to everyone. But it serves to bring together the community and the AHA membership as well and that's a good thing.

-- Drew

Open is a good thing in general (source, data, beer recipes...). It might incentivize the AHA membership process if we could have a little badge or something identifying us as AHA members. Or not....whatever, the forum is a good thing.
Title: Re: Membership Levels?
Post by: denny on July 21, 2010, 03:35:41 PM
It might incentivize the AHA membership process if we could have a little badge or something identifying us as AHA members.

That's something that's been discussed.  There's a software upgrade due soon and we may be able to implement your idea at that time.