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Re: Membership Levels?
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2010, 09:57:06 AM »
: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.
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Re: Membership Levels?
« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2010, 10:38:24 AM »
Just noticed, I may never be a denny member but at least I have a full member 8)
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Re: Membership Levels?
« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2010, 11:06:07 AM »
I think you should have your own category Denny......Over 2000 posts?   :D

The "Has No Life" category?

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Re: Membership Levels?
« Reply #18 on: July 18, 2010, 09:47:26 AM »
Now *I'm* a full member... let a thousand flowers bloom, but I was fine without having ANY member :-)

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Re: Membership Levels?
« Reply #19 on: July 18, 2010, 11:45:18 AM »
: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.
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Re: Membership Levels?
« Reply #20 on: July 19, 2010, 08:21:13 AM »
: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. 
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Re: Membership Levels?
« Reply #21 on: July 19, 2010, 08:54:34 AM »
IMO, the best way to deal with the membership level names is just not to take them seriously!
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Re: Membership Levels?
« Reply #22 on: July 19, 2010, 09:46:23 AM »
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
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Re: Membership Levels?
« Reply #23 on: July 19, 2010, 10:03:23 AM »
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
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Re: Membership Levels?
« Reply #24 on: July 19, 2010, 10:34:29 AM »


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! ;) )
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Re: Membership Levels?
« Reply #25 on: July 19, 2010, 10:35:54 AM »
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

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Re: Membership Levels?
« Reply #26 on: July 19, 2010, 10:44:10 AM »
Ha!  Good work Drew!   :D

There's a good reason he's known as "Super Drew"....oh, wait a minute....
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Re: Membership Levels?
« Reply #27 on: July 19, 2010, 10:56:50 PM »
Totally unrelated, but I see we just set a new record for most users online, with 110! Way to go, fellow beer nerds! ;)
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Re: Membership Levels?
« Reply #28 on: July 20, 2010, 07:24:00 AM »
YEAH!
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Re: Membership Levels?
« Reply #29 on: July 20, 2010, 01:38:24 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