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Title: 1st Kit and Other Rankings
Post by: Steve on September 04, 2010, 10:34:14 AM
<just a short rant>
How many posts do you have to create, read and/or reply to before you get out of the 1st kit category and on to the next.  I'm over 50 years old and now I feel like I'm back in grade school and despite being picked out of the 50% ranking of the P.E. class for kickball, I feel that I'm relegated to being picked last. 
Why rank new members or anyone in this forum?  It's about sharing the information. Does it make the masterbrewers superior to the 1st kitters?
</just a short rant>
Title: Re: 1st Kit and Other Rankings
Post by: denny on September 04, 2010, 11:03:28 AM
Steve, sorry to make you feel like a newbie!  Obviously, the rankings have nothing to do with brewing experience or expertise and just kind of a fun thing to do.  Take a look at mine, for instance!  I dunno, I guess we could turn them off, but most people seem to get a kick out of them.  Maybe we need to at least come up with better category names.
Title: Re: 1st Kit and Other Rankings
Post by: beerocd on September 04, 2010, 12:15:42 PM
Start an argument with someone in any topic you wish - volley back and forth like crazy and before you know it you'll be a great brewer!  ::)

It's just meaningless entertainment for the kids. I'd be fine with reversing the rankings where you start out uber-brewer and as you approach 10,000 posts you progressively go toward "non brewer" due to lack of time, due to posting too much.

I hereby relinquish my ranking... whatever it is... cuz frankly Scarlett.....
Title: Re: 1st Kit and Other Rankings
Post by: svejk on September 04, 2010, 12:37:06 PM
Start an argument with someone in any topic you wish - volley back and forth like crazy and before you know it you'll be a great brewer!  ::)

Frankly, that is the stupidest idea I have ever heard in my life... I think we need to argue about that!  :o

I don't even know what "1st Kit" even means. For that matter, I'm also confused by references to "no pants" (I think I understand what not having pants means, but I don't understand why that term would be used in the way it is).  If these are common terms I somehow missed hearing them over the last four decades. I was glad when my rating went to Cellarman last night because at least I knew what that meant!
Title: Re: 1st Kit and Other Rankings
Post by: jeffy on September 04, 2010, 01:27:00 PM
Yeah, maybe someone can fill us newbies in on the "no pants" thing.
Title: Re: 1st Kit and Other Rankings
Post by: dbeechum on September 04, 2010, 01:37:35 PM
How many posts do you have to create, read and/or reply to before you get out of the 1st kit category and on to the next.

Steve - It's 25 posts for the first non-"1st Kit" rank. And yeah, it's totally silly and man, you should have seen the entitlement and "privilege" wrapped up in the default titles before we went in and mucked with them!

Yeah, maybe someone can fill us newbies in on the "no pants" thing.

God, who knows... but it's been running around on brewing forums for quite a while now. You can watch it spread like a bad infection. :)
Title: Re: 1st Kit and Other Rankings
Post by: beerocd on September 04, 2010, 05:14:51 PM
Start an argument with someone in any topic you wish - volley back and forth like crazy and before you know it you'll be a great brewer!  ::)

Frankly, that is the stupidest idea I have ever heard in my life...

Shirley - you jest!
Title: Re: 1st Kit and Other Rankings
Post by: capozzoli on September 04, 2010, 06:23:58 PM
1st kit?  Wow

Im a brewmaster, why am I even talking to you.
Title: Re: 1st Kit and Other Rankings
Post by: brushvalleybrewer on September 04, 2010, 06:37:04 PM
Start an argument with someone in any topic you wish - volley back and forth like crazy and before you know it you'll be a great brewer!  ::)

Frankly, that is the stupidest idea I have ever heard in my life...

Shirley - you jest!

Don’t call me Shirley!  :o

Yeah, maybe someone can fill us newbies in on the "no pants" thing.

God, who knows... but it's been running around on brewing forums for quite a while now. You can watch it spread like a bad infection. :)


I thought it was only a brewer thing, but the software folks at work were putting together a survey and asked if they were missing anything, so I said, “No pants?” They said, “Sure. No pants.” Then they added it to the survey.  :-\
Title: Re: 1st Kit and Other Rankings
Post by: dbeechum on September 05, 2010, 03:12:45 AM
I thought it was only a brewer thing, but the software folks at work were putting together a survey and asked if they were missing anything, so I said, “No pants?” They said, “Sure. No pants.” Then they added it to the survey.  :-\

I'm just going to leave this right here for everyone's enjoyment. (and if anyone knows Push Eject from the Brewing Network - he helps these guys out.)

I Wear No Pants (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cu2nmeKvN1I)

Also responsible for one of the best drinking songs ever (and speaking of Push...)
Drink til I Die (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aovi-kEpui4&feature=related)
Title: Re: 1st Kit and Other Rankings
Post by: tschmidlin on September 05, 2010, 01:48:23 PM
Good stuff, thanks Drew.  Do you know what Push does for them?
Title: Re: 1st Kit and Other Rankings
Post by: dbeechum on September 05, 2010, 03:22:11 PM
Good stuff, thanks Drew.  Do you know what Push does for them?

Aside from appearing as a drunken fool? I think he helped them mix their sound, etc.
Title: Re: 1st Kit and Other Rankings
Post by: tschmidlin on September 05, 2010, 04:05:20 PM
Good stuff, thanks Drew.  Do you know what Push does for them?

Aside from appearing as a drunken fool? I think he helped them mix their sound, etc.
At least no acting was required :)
Title: Re: 1st Kit and Other Rankings
Post by: capozzoli on September 05, 2010, 04:25:02 PM
Oh man those guys are awesome! Thanks.

When you guys said push I thought maybe you were referring to the girl in the shorts.

Who is push.

The guy that shows up at the party to drink himself to death looks like bluesman.
Title: Re: 1st Kit and Other Rankings
Post by: tschmidlin on September 05, 2010, 04:31:08 PM
I don't know what bluesman looks like, but the drunk guy is Push, aka Push Eject from BN.
Title: Re: 1st Kit and Other Rankings
Post by: capozzoli on September 05, 2010, 04:54:40 PM
Oh yeah, I remember him from NB. Cool.
Title: Re: 1st Kit and Other Rankings
Post by: Mikey on September 05, 2010, 08:43:07 PM
Why is a thumbs down icon next to the thread? Can I change that?
Title: Re: 1st Kit and Other Rankings
Post by: tschmidlin on September 05, 2010, 10:05:53 PM
Why is a thumbs down icon next to the thread? Can I change that?
When you start a new topic, there is a field that is called "message icon" which defaults to "standard".  There is a drop down menu there that let's you choose "thumbs down", among other things.

Perhaps Drew can come up with a "no pants" icon . . .
Title: Re: 1st Kit and Other Rankings
Post by: gordonstrong on September 06, 2010, 05:31:55 AM
Push aka Charlie is a really nice guy.  It's hilarious to see him rap.  Straight outta Compton.

The real question is whether Denny has a cameo as the guy in the Grateful Dead t-shirt...
Title: Re: 1st Kit and Other Rankings
Post by: denny on September 06, 2010, 07:50:00 AM
Push aka Charlie is a really nice guy.  It's hilarious to see him rap.  Straight outta Compton.

The real question is whether Denny has a cameo as the guy in the Grateful Dead t-shirt...
 
Damn, guess I'd better go watch that now!  For the record, I HATE the GD...probably the only person in Eugene to say that!  I've sen them maybe a dozen times, but I've been paid to be there every time.

EDIT:  Damn, that guy could be my twin brother!
Title: Re: 1st Kit and Other Rankings
Post by: tschmidlin on September 06, 2010, 11:14:43 AM
Push aka Charlie is a really nice guy.  It's hilarious to see him rap.  Straight outta Compton.
Ha!  I didn't even know his real name :)
Title: Re: 1st Kit and Other Rankings
Post by: Steve on September 09, 2010, 07:11:30 AM
Thanks All. I think I deserve two bump-ups in category for this crazy thread since it really doesn't mean anything... and a pair of pants!
Title: Re: 1st Kit and Other Rankings
Post by: Hokerer on September 09, 2010, 07:20:14 AM
Thanks All. I think I deserve two bump-ups in category for this crazy thread since it really doesn't mean anything... and a pair of pants!

Post six more times and you'll get your first bump-up.  Don't think it'll help you with the pants, though.
Title: Re: 1st Kit and Other Rankings
Post by: Kit B on September 09, 2010, 07:47:12 AM
I hope I can get bumped up, soon.
But, I'll always be Kit_B.

Maybe mine should always say "1st Kit".
Title: Re: 1st Kit and Other Rankings
Post by: tschmidlin on September 09, 2010, 10:02:18 AM
I think you can change the name displayed, didn't I read that somewhere?

Yeah, if you go to your profile and click "Account Related Settings" one of the field is "name"

It might only work if you're an AHA member, that I don't know.
Title: Re: 1st Kit and Other Rankings
Post by: majorvices on September 11, 2010, 06:18:40 AM
For the record...
Title: Re: 1st Kit and Other Rankings
Post by: majorvices on September 11, 2010, 06:19:03 AM
post whoring
Title: Re: 1st Kit and Other Rankings
Post by: majorvices on September 11, 2010, 06:19:31 AM
is
Title: Re: 1st Kit and Other Rankings
Post by: majorvices on September 11, 2010, 06:20:04 AM
discouraged here.
Title: Re: 1st Kit and Other Rankings
Post by: bluesman on September 11, 2010, 07:15:25 AM
discouraged here.

Now...Now...there Keith...behave yourself.  ;D
Title: Re: 1st Kit and Other Rankings
Post by: bluesman on September 11, 2010, 07:19:02 AM
Oh yea...and for the record...Boise, Idaho, celebrated its first No Pants Day in 2008.   ;)

Title: Re: 1st Kit and Other Rankings
Post by: brushvalleybrewer on September 11, 2010, 07:26:48 AM
discouraged here.

I see what you did there!  >:(

 ;)
Title: Re: 1st Kit and Other Rankings
Post by: jeffy on September 11, 2010, 07:59:57 AM
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Now...Now...there Keith...behave yourself.

I thought you were supposed to be studying.
Title: Re: 1st Kit and Other Rankings
Post by: thirsty on November 22, 2010, 02:16:51 PM
Wait....

Denny hates the Grateful Dead?

Wtf?
Title: Re: 1st Kit and Other Rankings
Post by: denny on November 22, 2010, 03:44:13 PM
Wait....

Denny hates the Grateful Dead?

Wtf?

I think it may even be beyond "hate"....
Title: Re: 1st Kit and Other Rankings
Post by: thirsty on November 22, 2010, 05:54:30 PM
Well. Ok. That illusion is shattered!