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Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #250 on: June 01, 2017, 07:39:23 PM »
Me neither! Welcome, Dicey, G, 63!

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #251 on: June 05, 2017, 06:56:20 PM »
Since "Walrus Stache" appears to be sticking, I would suggest "Ultimate Flowing Lip Locks" or some variation thereof for a yet-higher level.  ;)
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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #252 on: June 05, 2017, 09:13:22 PM »
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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #253 on: June 05, 2017, 09:38:22 PM »
The highest level of mustache is no mustache at all.

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« Reply #254 on: June 06, 2017, 04:39:00 AM »
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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #255 on: June 07, 2017, 06:26:10 PM »
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« Reply #256 on: September 20, 2017, 10:28:15 PM »
Wow there are now 23.  Prospector is nearing 10k ... will there be a new category?

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #257 on: September 20, 2017, 11:02:52 PM »
Wow there are now 23.  Prospector is nearing 10k ... will there be a new category?

I don't think there is currently, but I could add something.

Or combat the post inflation by bumping up the stache levels. ;)
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« Reply #258 on: September 21, 2017, 06:11:27 AM »
Wow there are now 23.  Prospector is nearing 10k ... will there be a new category?

I don't think there is currently, but I could add something.

Or combat the post inflation by bumping up the stache levels. ;)
well take it from someone who's observed it first-hand, too many walruses in one spot just stink up the place. Once there's more than a handful all they do is lie around defecating and fighting amongst each other.

...hmm, maybe too late for that. Time for another culling.
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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #259 on: September 21, 2017, 10:20:46 AM »


well take it from someone who's observed it first-hand, too many walruses in one spot just stink up the place. Once there's more than a handful all they do is lie around defecating and fighting amongst each other.

...hmm, maybe too late for that. Time for another culling.

Are you suggesting... the ban wheel of fortune?
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« Reply #260 on: September 21, 2017, 04:27:59 PM »


well take it from someone who's observed it first-hand, too many walruses in one spot just stink up the place. Once there's more than a handful all they do is lie around defecating and fighting amongst each other.

...hmm, maybe too late for that. Time for another culling.

Are you suggesting... the ban wheel of fortune?

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #261 on: September 21, 2017, 04:35:02 PM »
Wheel! Of! Walrus!

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« Reply #262 on: November 07, 2017, 08:34:29 PM »
Wow there are now 23.  Prospector is nearing 10k ... will there be a new category?

I don't think there is currently, but I could add something.

Or combat the post inflation by bumping up the stache levels. ;)

I've probably just been oblivious, but is the title "Senior Mustachian" for you and Prospector new?  I don't much care for it, as it breaks the chain of cool mustache-based titles.  (And we all know that the opinion of one random member is terribly important, haha.)  I would like to suggest a different title:
"Inca Tern Stache"
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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #263 on: November 07, 2017, 09:09:13 PM »
Wow there are now 23.  Prospector is nearing 10k ... will there be a new category?

I don't think there is currently, but I could add something.

Or combat the post inflation by bumping up the stache levels. ;)

I've probably just been oblivious, but is the title "Senior Mustachian" for you and Prospector new?  I don't much care for it, as it breaks the chain of cool mustache-based titles.  (And we all know that the opinion of one random member is terribly important, haha.)  I would like to suggest a different title:
"Inca Tern Stache"


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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #264 on: November 08, 2017, 12:07:50 AM »
Plus, senior mustachian should be solely based on signup date.  It should come with tenure and a pension.  No consideration of post quality allowed.

We should have annual forum awards.  Some can be from stats like “most time wasted on his forum” and “most posts this year” and others we can vote for like “most likely to retire” and “best contributor”.  Could have flair for the winners

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« Reply #265 on: November 08, 2017, 12:18:09 AM »
TENURE??? PENSION??? How does that fit FIRE???

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« Reply #266 on: November 08, 2017, 04:57:43 AM »
I am hastily trying to get to 5000 before the goalposts are moved again lol.

Next thing you know we'll need 50,000 for Walrus stache. I'll be here till I'm 75 trying doggedly to reach that...

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #267 on: November 08, 2017, 07:11:39 AM »
Plus, senior mustachian should be solely based on signup date.  It should come with tenure and a pension.  No consideration of post quality allowed.

We should have annual forum awards.  Some can be from stats like “most time wasted on his forum” and “most posts this year” and others we can vote for like “most likely to retire” and “best contributor”.  Could have flair for the winners

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Re: Who will be our second walrus?
« Reply #268 on: November 08, 2017, 07:40:56 AM »
I'm not big on popularity contests.

It's why the forum has disabled the karma type stuff where people can upvote their friends and you can see who is the most popular. Meh.

Good posts can come from someone with 100 posts or 10000.

YMMV. :)
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« Reply #269 on: November 08, 2017, 11:01:19 AM »
I'm not big on popularity contests.

It's why the forum has disabled the karma type stuff where people can upvote their friends and you can see who is the most popular. Meh.

Good posts can come from someone with 100 posts or 10000.

YMMV. :)

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A+ for no voting.
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« Reply #270 on: November 08, 2017, 11:08:54 AM »
A+ for no voting.

Damn, now if there was only some way I could record and track this A+!
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« Reply #271 on: November 08, 2017, 12:14:55 PM »
A+ for no voting.

Damn, now if there was only some way I could record and track this A+!

I vote that both these comments be stricken from the lack of record.

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« Reply #272 on: November 08, 2017, 12:25:23 PM »
A+ for no voting.

Damn, now if there was only some way I could record and track this A+!

Post it to the "Best thing I heard..." thread!

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« Reply #273 on: November 08, 2017, 11:59:36 PM »
I'm not big on popularity contests.

It's why the forum has disabled the karma type stuff where people can upvote their friends and you can see who is the most popular. Meh.

Good posts can come from someone with 100 posts or 10000.

YMMV. :)

The side effect of that is that post count is now the de facto “karma”

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« Reply #274 on: November 09, 2017, 01:48:26 AM »
You think so? Because of this thread?

There's plenty of people with high post counts that I see as exactly that--posting a lot. And others with sub-1000 posts that I respect a lot.

I also probably read way more posts than most people though (less so now than in years past, but still a lot).

You read a lot too though, DC, so it surprises me to hear you say that.
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« Reply #275 on: November 09, 2017, 11:32:39 AM »
Good posts can come from someone with 100 posts or 10000.
Or 26,648 and counting. ;-)
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« Reply #276 on: November 09, 2017, 11:40:57 AM »
Good posts can come from someone with 100 posts or 10000.
Or 26,648 and counting. ;-)

How much can you really trust ARS's posts?  He won't be born for another thousand years. . .

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« Reply #277 on: November 09, 2017, 12:12:03 PM »
Good posts can come from someone with 100 posts or 10000.
Or 26,648 and counting. ;-)

How much can you really trust ARS's posts?  He won't be born for another thousand years. . .

My hindsight is 20,000/20,000.
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« Reply #278 on: November 09, 2017, 02:48:44 PM »
You think so? Because of this thread?

There's plenty of people with high post counts that I see as exactly that--posting a lot. And others with sub-1000 posts that I respect a lot.

I also probably read way more posts than most people though (less so now than in years past, but still a lot).

You read a lot too though, DC, so it surprises me to hear you say that.

I'm not saying high post count equates to quality.  Most of my posts are throw-aways.  I'm saying that right now there is only one "metric" provided under the username, and yes per this thread a lot of people are interested in "leveling up".  If there was another metric displayed, there would be an alternative goal to the "game".  And thus, you can choose which behaviors you encourage.

I'm also not saying everyone is obsessed only with post count, but this kind of gamifying stuff has a subconscious impact, which is used by the likes of app writers and marketers to change behavior at a population-level (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamification)
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« Reply #279 on: November 09, 2017, 02:54:21 PM »
Totally.

Post count is helpful to tell when someone is brand new though (especially for fighting spam).

Ideally any post count over some arbitrary number we decide (200?) would just show as "X+" (.e.g 200+). And then anything below that you'd see.

If I get inspired later, I'll look to see if there's an SMF plugin for that.
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« Reply #280 on: November 09, 2017, 02:59:48 PM »
Totally.

Post count is helpful to tell when someone is brand new though (especially for fighting spam).

Ideally any post count over some arbitrary number we decide (200?) would just show as "X+" (.e.g 200+). And then anything below that you'd see.

If I get inspired later, I'll look to see if there's an SMF plugin for that.

I think there's a sweet spot where someone has been around long enough to really get the forum style, but is still super engaged in the minutia and analysis.  Maybe around 100-2k posts.  After that, from personal experience, engagement can drop off because you've basically analyzed everything you want to analyze and said everything you want to say.  This was referenced in another thread I can't recall, but I know I certainly haven't been doing my share responding to case studies and all the great new threads.  I've been mostly stuck in the "unreadreplies" bubble for a few years, which is a shame because I know I'm missing out on many new viewpoints and ideas.  Ironically, I had more time to spend on the forum when I was at work, or maybe I needed the escape more.

That's related to why I mentioned tenure and a pension.  I feel like a the old guy in the office that doesn't do much anymore but hasn't been fired because he's been there forever.
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« Reply #281 on: November 09, 2017, 03:01:50 PM »
I've been mostly stuck in the "unreadreplies" bubble for a few years, which is a shame because I know I'm missing out on many new viewpoints and ideas.  Ironically, I had more time to spend on the forum when I was at work, or maybe I needed the escape more.

Ditto to both of these.

I don't know what will happen once BrooklynGuy retires.
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« Reply #282 on: November 09, 2017, 03:07:13 PM »
I don't know what will happen once BrooklynGuy retires.

I can't wait until I'm retired and no longer have time to keep up with the forum, like you guys.

Edited to add:  Truth be told, I'm already in a bit of an "unreadreplies bubble" myself (mostly due to the explosive growth of the forum, which makes it impossible to keep up with at any rate).  But, post-retirement, I expect (or at least hope!) to fully escape the forum's gravitational pull.

Funny how we already discussed this very subject, in this very thread, before dragoncar had retired and just after rebs did.
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« Reply #283 on: November 09, 2017, 03:40:23 PM »


Funny how we already discussed this very subject, in this very thread, before dragoncar had retired and just after rebs did.

You see?  At this point I'm just repeating myself, forgetting what I said, and saying it again.  I feel like I'm just saying the same thing over and over again.  You see?

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« Reply #284 on: November 09, 2017, 03:53:51 PM »
We'll need an old folks home subforum.
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« Reply #285 on: November 09, 2017, 04:01:16 PM »
We can't bust heads like we used to. But we have our ways. One trick is to tell stories that don't go anywhere. Like the time I caught the ferry to Shelbyville. I needed a new heel for m'shoe. So I decided to go to Morganville, which is what they called Shelbyville in those days. So I tied an onion to my belt, which was the style at the time. Now, to take the ferry cost a nickel, and in those days, nickels had pictures of bumblebees on 'em. "Gimme five bees for a quarter," you'd say. Now where were we... oh yeah. The important thing was that I had an onion on my belt, which was the style at the time. I didn't have any white onions, because of the war. The only thing you could get was those big yellow ones...

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« Reply #286 on: November 09, 2017, 04:10:36 PM »
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« Reply #287 on: November 09, 2017, 04:18:02 PM »
We can't bust heads like we used to. But we have our ways. One trick is to tell stories that don't go anywhere. Like the time I caught the ferry to Shelbyville. I needed a new heel for m'shoe. So I decided to go to Morganville, which is what they called Shelbyville in those days. So I tied an onion to my belt, which was the style at the time. Now, to take the ferry cost a nickel, and in those days, nickels had pictures of bumblebees on 'em. "Gimme five bees for a quarter," you'd say. Now where were we... oh yeah. The important thing was that I had an onion on my belt, which was the style at the time. I didn't have any white onions, because of the war. The only thing you could get was those big yellow ones...

was this back in nineteen dickety two?