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change in "ranking"

chandana nannapaneni
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Hi,

Previously when I joined Javaranch, my ranking was "GreenHorn". Now, I see my ranking has changed to "Ranch Hand".
I am curious about these rankings. Does these terms have any significance?


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Paul Sturrock
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Here you go - that should explain it.


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Balu Sadhasivam
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Moderators,
I guess , its time to add few more ranks to make the enthusiastic members to be more active.
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Balu Sadhasivam wrote:
Moderators,
I guess , its time to add few more ranks to make the enthusiastic members to be more active.

Any ideas on new rank names?


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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:
Balu Sadhasivam wrote:
Moderators,
I guess , its time to add few more ranks to make the enthusiastic members to be more active.

Any ideas on new rank names?

And any ideas on what would be the criteria for which these new rankings would be applied?


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Michael Dunn
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> Any ideas on new rank names?
> And any ideas on what would be the criteria for which these new rankings would be applied?

'Meaningless Driveler', for those who post mainly in MD :-)
Campbell Ritchie
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Fortunately there are very few people who post annoying posts and would merit a title like "Varmint". I think it is possible to have a nicer title if you cross Paul's palm with $30 or similar.
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Andrew Monkhouse wrote:And any ideas on what would be the criteria for which these new rankings would be applied?

Good point - I should have been more explicit.

I was referring to this part of the FAQ. All new titles under discussion would be based on post count. For manual titles, we already have a good system.
Why don't you have more automatic titles when a person posts 100 times or 1,000 times?

Now that we've changed to NewForumSoftware, we might look at adding some more automatic titles.


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Henry Wong
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:
Balu Sadhasivam wrote:
Moderators,
I guess , its time to add few more ranks to make the enthusiastic members to be more active.

Any ideas on new rank names?


One option is to sacrifice some of the suggestions on the donation page -- or even titles like rancher and bartender.

For example... we can have a four tier system of greenhorn, ranch hand, rancher, and bartender. Maybe have the titles change at say 30, 150, and 1000 posts.

As for the current ranchers, the new title could be something cool like sharpshooter.

As for the current bartenders, the new title could be something more appropriate, like deputy.

Of course, if someone already paid $100 for sharpshooter or deputy....

Henry


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Henry Wong
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As for the current ranchers, the new title could be something cool like sharpshooter.

As for the current bartenders, the new title could be something more appropriate, like deputy.



Hmmm.... or how about deputy for the current ranchers? As they are helpful, and deputies are helpful.

And as for bartender and sheriffs, they can now switched to sheriff and marshal, as they are both moderators (ie. the law), but one has more range (federal instead of local) than the other.


proposal:
greenhorn --> ranchhand (30) --> rancher (150) --> bartender (1000) --> sharpshooter (5000)

current rancher now.... deputy
current bartender now.... sheriff
current sheriff now.... marshal

Henry
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Balaji Loganathan has 'Deputy'. (he's a moderator - so he may be open to changing it.) Nobody has sharpshooter. I think there may be some implications of changing the existing moderator titles - starting a thread in Moderators Only to discuss.
Ulf Dittmer
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In keeping with the "saloon" theme, how about "Regular" for one of the more-than-a-ranchhand ranks?


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Bear Bibeault
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Because everyone knows how important it is to be regular during a cattle drive!


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Balu Sadhasivam
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Henry Wong wrote:
proposal:
greenhorn --> ranchhand (30) --> rancher (150) --> bartender (1000) --> sharpshooter (5000)

current rancher now.... deputy
current bartender now.... sheriff
current sheriff now.... marshal

Henry


i would second tat.. with extra imagination on titles

waiters... crossed 150
rancher .. crossed 500
bartender... 1K
sharpshooter.. 5K
Rodeo riders ... crossed 10K

Sagar Rohankar
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Balu Sadhasivam wrote:
i would second tat.. with extra imagination on titles

waiters... crossed 150

Waiters... newbie Java Programmers serving what ??


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Balu Sadhasivam
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Sagar Rohankar wrote:
Balu Sadhasivam wrote:
i would second tat.. with extra imagination on titles

waiters... crossed 150

Waiters... newbie Java Programmers serving what ??


serving the questions. LOL
Campbell Ritchie
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:Campbell: It's $100 for a custom title.
Thank you. Sorry I didn't notice that post last week.
 
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