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Title: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: deborah on July 02, 2015, 03:57:18 AM
TheGoblinChief is not far from the magical 5000 that will make him a walrus, but ForuMMM is really piling on the posts. Who will get to Walrus first?

Will our chief spy hob nobble ForuMMM to give our chief goblin a chance?
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: 2Birds1Stone on July 02, 2015, 05:37:41 AM
I am so confused LOL
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: johnny847 on July 02, 2015, 06:08:27 AM
I am so confused LOL
We have "rankings" based on our post count. Walrus is at 5000 posts.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: MDM on July 02, 2015, 02:31:03 PM
TheGoblinChief is not far from the magical 5000 that will make him a walrus, but ForuMMM is really piling on the posts. Who will get to Walrus first?

Will our chief spy will hob nobble ForuMMM to give our chief goblin a chance?

The latest Vegas betting line on the over/under dates for the next five:
forummm              8/10/2015
Thegoblinchief      8/28/2015
GuitarStv              10/4/2015
grantmeaname   11/11/2015
deborah              12/10/2015
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: forummm on July 02, 2015, 03:36:33 PM
TheGoblinChief is not far from the magical 5000 that will make him a walrus, but ForuMMM is really piling on the posts. Who will get to Walrus first?

Will our chief spy will hob nobble ForuMMM to give our chief goblin a chance?

The latest Vegas betting line on the over/under dates for the next five:
forummm              8/10/2015
Thegoblinchief      8/28/2015
GuitarStv              10/4/2015
grantmeaname   11/11/2015
deborah              12/10/2015


I'll take the over on forummm.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: forummm on July 02, 2015, 05:31:37 PM
Clarification: I'm not a gambler and may have misused the term. I think "the over" in this case means at a later date or never.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: Kriegsspiel on July 02, 2015, 07:24:53 PM
Yea that sounds right.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: forummm on July 02, 2015, 07:28:45 PM
TheGoblinChief is not far from the magical 5000 that will make him a walrus, but ForuMMM is really piling on the posts. Who will get to Walrus first?

Will our chief spy will hob nobble ForuMMM to give our chief goblin a chance?

The latest Vegas betting line on the over/under dates for the next five:
forummm              8/10/2015
Thegoblinchief      8/28/2015
GuitarStv              10/4/2015
grantmeaname   11/11/2015
deborah              12/10/2015


I'll take the over on forummm.
I think Scrubby Fish has you all beat and will be the next Walrus (koo koo cha choo). I'm just trying to get to 2000 before I leave town so I can get a shiny new stashe!

Sorry, but you'll actually need 2500.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: dragoncar on July 02, 2015, 07:30:42 PM
We prefer "walrus Americans"
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: MDM on July 22, 2015, 01:45:05 PM
TheGoblinChief is not far from the magical 5000 that will make him a walrus, but ForuMMM is really piling on the posts. Who will get to Walrus first?

Will our chief spy will hob nobble ForuMMM to give our chief goblin a chance?

The latest Vegas betting line on the over/under dates for the next five:
forummm              8/10/2015
Thegoblinchief      8/28/2015
GuitarStv              10/4/2015
grantmeaname   11/11/2015
deborah              12/10/2015

7/22/2105 update

forummm has slowed his blistering pace somewhat, and Thegoblinchief is gamely trying to hold him off.  The race is tightening!  Latest predictions:
forummm            8/19/2015
Thegoblinchief    8/20/2015

Everyone else has dropped back, with nobody appearing on track to reach 5000 this year.  But, with enough Red Bull or similar, anything can happen and 2ndTimer is within striking range....
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: dragoncar on July 22, 2015, 02:29:31 PM
My forum AI is almost online, so I can just sit back and watch the money roll in.  Don't worry, I specifically programmed it not to kill all humans.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: brooklynguy on July 22, 2015, 02:36:13 PM
I don't think dragoncar wants any company in his walrus-ivory tower.  When the next mustachioed pinniped is declared, I predict that dragoncar will exponentially step up his posting rate and quickly become the first non-administrator to occupy the exalted top level (but his glory of attaining that dubious achievement will immediately vanish when its name is revealed to be "Nipple Hair Mustache").
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: forummm on July 22, 2015, 02:47:47 PM
Latest predictions:
forummm            8/19/2015
Thegoblinchief    8/20/2015


I'm still taking the over on that ForuMMM guy.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: deborah on July 22, 2015, 03:11:34 PM
Only the ones beginning with "for" and "goblin"
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: deborah on July 22, 2015, 03:22:44 PM
ScrubbyFish has lowered her posting rate recently - I think she is on holiday.

It seems that when some people FIRE they stop posting as much - look at our spy.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: dragoncar on July 22, 2015, 04:29:28 PM
ScrubbyFish has lowered her posting rate recently - I think she is on holiday.

It seems that when some people FIRE they stop posting as much - look at our spy.

I personally feel like the forum growth is too much to handle now.  I used to read EVERY thread title, click/respond the ones I was interested in, and mark it all read.  That's all but impossible now.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: deborah on July 22, 2015, 11:27:36 PM
TheGoblinChief is not far from the magical 5000 that will make him a walrus, but ForuMMM is really piling on the posts. Who will get to Walrus first?

Will our chief spy will hob nobble ForuMMM to give our chief goblin a chance?

The latest Vegas betting line on the over/under dates for the next five:
forummm              8/10/2015
Thegoblinchief      8/28/2015
GuitarStv              10/4/2015
grantmeaname   11/11/2015
deborah              12/10/2015

7/22/2105 update

forummm has slowed his blistering pace somewhat, and Thegoblinchief is gamely trying to hold him off.  The race is tightening!  Latest predictions:
forummm            8/19/2015
Thegoblinchief    8/20/2015

Everyone else has dropped back, with nobody appearing on track to reach 5000 this year.  But, with enough Red Bull or similar, anything can happen and 2ndTimer is within striking range....

I would like to know how this is being calculated - when I do it I get totally different figures. I agree that the only people I have being walruses this year are forummm and thegoblinchief, with Scrubbyfish reaching walrus early next year.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: MDM on July 22, 2015, 11:59:36 PM
I would like to know how this is being calculated

Eye of newt, and toe of frog....


Reality is not much more scientific: (5000 - #posts) / (estimated posts/day) + current day = projected walrus date.  The potential for insider trading on the date projections is somewhat high....
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: deborah on July 23, 2015, 12:12:23 AM
The answers I get doing the same thing give forummm not making walrus until December! He must have really slowed down.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: EricL on July 23, 2015, 07:06:13 AM
Walrus? Meh. Bombur is better.

(http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20121030115452/lotr/images/e/ed/Bombur.jpg)
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: marty998 on July 23, 2015, 07:38:17 AM
Are you all
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: marty998 on July 23, 2015, 07:38:33 AM
cheekily using this thread
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: marty998 on July 23, 2015, 07:38:50 AM
to get your
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: marty998 on July 23, 2015, 07:39:08 AM
post counts up?
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: brooklynguy on July 23, 2015, 08:33:15 AM
Are you all

cheekily using this thread

to get your

post counts up?

The posters I admire most are those who maintain a high quality-to-quantity ratio across their total post output, which obviously becomes more difficult with higher posting rates.  Depending on your perspective, it requires either the dedication to consistently put out high-quality content or the willpower to refrain from putting out low-quality content.  Sadly, I lack both of these qualities (as evidenced by this waste of a post).
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: OttoVonBisquick on July 23, 2015, 10:46:44 AM
I've always had an odd obsession with post count on a website, but never have gotten past 100 in any forum, ever. I guess, most of the time, I just like to read and judge rather than actually contribute (go me).

Just based on how frequently I see him post, forummm is going to probably get there rather quickly, though idk if he'll be fastest.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: dragoncar on July 24, 2015, 12:53:21 AM

The posters I admire most are those who maintain a high quality-to-quantity ratio across their total post output, which obviously becomes more difficult with higher posting rates.  Depending on your perspective, it requires either the dedication to consistently put out high-quality content or the willpower to refrain from putting out low-quality content.  Sadly, I lack both of these qualities (as evidenced by this waste of a post).

You can't get anywhere in life with high post quality.  I do occasionally write a reply and then close the window without submitting (because I realize it's dumb).  But it's rare.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: forummm on July 24, 2015, 05:50:18 AM

The posters I admire most are those who maintain a high quality-to-quantity ratio across their total post output, which obviously becomes more difficult with higher posting rates.  Depending on your perspective, it requires either the dedication to consistently put out high-quality content or the willpower to refrain from putting out low-quality content.  Sadly, I lack both of these qualities (as evidenced by this waste of a post).

You can't get anywhere in life with high post quality.  I do occasionally write a reply and then close the window without submitting (because I realize it's dumb).  But it's rare.

I hear what you're saying. At the end of the day, you gotta be able to look in the mirror and be accountable to your own scaleself.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: forummm on July 24, 2015, 06:08:39 AM
Does anything happen when I get to 500?

Your bicycle upgrades to rainbow streamers and a pannier for your oats.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: forummm on July 24, 2015, 07:05:32 AM
Does anything happen when I get to 500?

Your bicycle upgrades to rainbow streamers and a pannier for your oats.

My god, the light...seems different now...I feel...hirsute.

Not long ago you would be a "Senior Mustachian". Now, you're just John Waters.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: Basenji on July 24, 2015, 07:20:27 AM
I'll wear it proudly.

(http://media0.giphy.com/media/93QjXZt0kQuha/200w_d.gif)
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: arebelspy on July 31, 2015, 10:45:41 AM
ScrubbyFish has lowered her posting rate recently - I think she is on holiday.

It seems that when some people FIRE they stop posting as much - look at our spy.

Very true.

It's pretty awesome.

Quote
I have found I don’t like spending a whole lot of time on my computer anymore.  I now go days at a time without checking in
http://livingafi.com/2015/07/25/three-months-of-early-retirement/

I don't go days, like he does, but I do spend way, way less time.

Of course, I had about a month break from the forums last summer too.  When you have lots of time off, internets seem less interesting.  I'd heard it, but didn't believe it.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: brooklynguy on July 31, 2015, 11:19:44 AM
Very true.

It's pretty awesome.

Every time Doom mentions this I'm glad to hear it, and I'm especially glad to have the additional anecdotal evidence coming from you (which carries extra weight, given your former omnipresence in the forum (and, I assume, the vast blue internet beyond)).  I half-seriously worry that my internet addiction will interfere with my true goals in retirement, but then I remind myself that I primarily indulge in it when I'm at work and tend to become temporarily cured of it during even relatively brief vacations from work.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: forummm on July 31, 2015, 11:38:48 AM
I also find that I'm less productive with my down time when I'm not on vacation. And that I'm less productive with my work time when I'm doing something I'm not that interested in. How insidious it all is for those of us still working.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: dragoncar on July 31, 2015, 12:12:37 PM
Very true.

It's pretty awesome.

Every time Doom mentions this I'm glad to hear it, and I'm especially glad to have the additional anecdotal evidence coming from you (which carries extra weight, given your former omnipresence in the forum (and, I assume, the vast blue internet beyond)).  I half-seriously worry that my internet addiction will interfere with my true goals in retirement, but then I remind myself that I primarily indulge in it when I'm at work and tend to become temporarily cured of it during even relatively brief vacations from work.

I feel like I use the internet to fill small voids in time during the productive workday -- not long enough to actually go do something I really like, or accomplish a work-related task, but long enough that I don't want to stare at the wall either.  When I go on a trip somewhere, I use the internet far less.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: Gone Fishing on July 31, 2015, 01:17:31 PM
ScrubbyFish has lowered her posting rate recently - I think she is on holiday.

It seems that when some people FIRE they stop posting as much - look at our spy.

Very true.

It's pretty awesome.

Quote
I have found I don’t like spending a whole lot of time on my computer anymore.  I now go days at a time without checking in
http://livingafi.com/2015/07/25/three-months-of-early-retirement/

I don't go days, like he does, but I do spend way, way less time.

Of course, I had about a month break from the forums last summer too.  When you have lots of time off, internets seem less interesting.  I'd heard it, but didn't believe it.

Good read, thanks!
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: forummm on July 31, 2015, 01:29:54 PM
Quote
A friend that’s been out of work on maternity leave for about two months revealed that she’s jealous.  “It’s weird,” she said.  “Despite being super-busy with the baby, the first couple of weeks off I thought about returning constantly — about all of the work I was missing, all of the things that other people had to do since I’m out.  I felt guilty, I felt responsible, I felt conflicted.  So I thought I wanted to go back as soon as possible to fix all of these things.  But now that I’ve been gone for ten weeks, I’ve pulled a 180, like:  Maybe I don’t want to go back at all.  I’m enjoying being around for <kid’s name, unfortunately not Thorin> constantly, just being a parent.  I can barely remember why work used to feel important.  But I sure can remember how much of my time and energy I used to put into it.” I said:  Exactly.  Couldn’t have put better myself.  And this came from a very intelligent and driven woman, a mechanical engineer — someone with a so-called dream job, someone who has generally enjoyed her work, certainly more than I did anyway.  I’ll be curious to see how it goes with her when the time comes to return.

Yeah, this is what I felt last month when I took a couple weeks off. First, lots of anxiety over the work I had to do. And then the second week I just didn't care about going back at all.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: forummm on August 18, 2015, 06:16:14 PM
TheGoblinChief is not far from the magical 5000 that will make him a walrus, but ForuMMM is really piling on the posts. Who will get to Walrus first?

Will our chief spy will hob nobble ForuMMM to give our chief goblin a chance?

The latest Vegas betting line on the over/under dates for the next five:
forummm              8/10/2015
Thegoblinchief      8/28/2015
GuitarStv              10/4/2015
grantmeaname   11/11/2015
deborah              12/10/2015

7/22/2105 update

forummm has slowed his blistering pace somewhat, and Thegoblinchief is gamely trying to hold him off.  The race is tightening!  Latest predictions:
forummm            8/19/2015
Thegoblinchief    8/20/2015

Everyone else has dropped back, with nobody appearing on track to reach 5000 this year.  But, with enough Red Bull or similar, anything can happen and 2ndTimer is within striking range....


Within 3 days for TGC. Not a bad prediction, MDM!
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: MDM on August 18, 2015, 07:00:24 PM
Within 3 days for TGC. Not a bad prediction, MDM!

Double, double, toil and trouble.  As noted above:
I would like to know how this is being calculated
Eye of newt, and toe of frog....
Reality is not much more scientific: (5000 - #posts) / (estimated posts/day) + current day = projected walrus date.  The potential for insider trading on the date projections is somewhat high....

With the insider trading caveat, it appears ~a week or so for you forummm, with 2ndTimer odds-on and GuitarStv having an outside chance before the year's end.  Happy posting!
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: nereo on August 26, 2015, 07:41:00 PM
huh.  Seems I just "leveled up". 
Strange, I don't feel any different...
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: Thegoblinchief on August 26, 2015, 07:57:45 PM
I can't believe this was an actual fucking thread...lol. Just found this during my near nightly "god I'm tired but I need to unwind for a bit after the kids go to bed before I can properly sleep" jaunt on the forums.

Hopefully at least a few of my 5000+ posts have been helpful. The many thousands of responses back in my journal and other disparate threads have certainly helped me.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: forummm on August 26, 2015, 08:02:39 PM
huh.  Seems I just "leveled up". 
Strange, I don't feel any different...

No, the Handlebar covers 1000-2499. You've got another 480ish until Magnum.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: dragoncar on August 26, 2015, 09:56:57 PM
I can't believe this was an actual fucking thread...lol. Just found this during my near nightly "god I'm tired but I need to unwind for a bit after the kids go to bed before I can properly sleep" jaunt on the forums.

Hopefully at least a few of my 5000+ posts have been helpful. The many thousands of responses back in my journal and other disparate threads have certainly helped me.

Congratulations on your prestigious award, and welcome to the club.  Don't forget to sign up for margarita Monday's and be sure to give us your sizing info for the track suit.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: nereo on August 27, 2015, 04:35:43 AM
huh.  Seems I just "leveled up". 
Strange, I don't feel any different...

No, the Handlebar covers 1000-2499. You've got another 480ish until Magnum.
Oh.  Then will I feel the power of mustachianism flow through my veins?
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: CletusMcGee on August 27, 2015, 06:10:30 AM
I am the walrus.

-V.I. Lenin
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: forummm on August 28, 2015, 07:41:28 AM
(http://images.rapgenius.com/daezj4cvh4vjj23sqdosavarm.640x427x1.jpg)

I let my face grow long.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: forummm on August 28, 2015, 07:43:42 AM
huh.  Seems I just "leveled up". 
Strange, I don't feel any different...

No, the Handlebar covers 1000-2499. You've got another 480ish until Magnum.
Oh.  Then will I feel the power of mustachianism flow through my veins?

Then you'll be like this:

(http://theredlist.com/media/database/films/tv-series/adventure-and-action/1980/magnum-pi/022-magnum-pi-theredlist.jpg)

Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: brooklynguy on August 28, 2015, 07:51:44 AM
Dragoncar, you better step up your game.  Walruses are now a dime a dozen around here.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: dragoncar on August 28, 2015, 12:05:12 PM
Dragoncar, you better step up your game. 

I could start a journal:

9AM: I hate mondays
9:02: I saw a bird
9:05: gonna poop

etc.

Walruses are now a dime a dozen around here.

Not likely.  I don't know their exact NW, but it's probably a few million per dozen Walruses
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: forummm on August 28, 2015, 02:00:51 PM
Dragoncar, you better step up your game. 

I could start a journal:

9AM: I hate mondays
9:02: I saw a bird
9:05: gonna poop

OMG, I saw a bird poop! What a coincidence.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: nereo on August 28, 2015, 03:10:45 PM
huh.  Seems I just "leveled up". 
Strange, I don't feel any different...

No, the Handlebar covers 1000-2499. You've got another 480ish until Magnum.
Oh.  Then will I feel the power of mustachianism flow through my veins?

Then you'll be like this:

(http://theredlist.com/media/database/films/tv-series/adventure-and-action/1980/magnum-pi/022-magnum-pi-theredlist.jpg)


I get a ferarri at 2500 posts?  Cool!  Do I have to ride around with that goober though?
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: MDM on November 22, 2015, 11:21:23 PM
Unless there is a flurry of holiday posting, the walrus club will remain status quo through the end of the year.  In January, however, GuitarStv, 2ndTimer, and scrubbyfish appear poised to join within ~10 days of each other.

That is, of course, if current momentum continues unchanged....
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: arebelspy on November 23, 2015, 01:31:31 AM

Unless there is a flurry of holiday posting, the walrus club will remain status quo through the end of the year.  In January, however, GuitarStv, 2ndTimer, and scrubbyfish appear poised to join within ~10 days of each other.

That is, of course, if current momentum continues unchanged....

Good. Our monthly meetings have gotten a little stale.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: brooklynguy on November 23, 2015, 08:19:19 AM
Unless there is a flurry of holiday posting, the walrus club will remain status quo through the end of the year. 

Walrus-watching has lost its allure now that the club's ranks have grown.  Wake us up when someone approaches the next threshold.  Any bets on who will be anointed our first Nipple Hair Stache (http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/off-topic/mustache-levels/msg693287/#msg693287)?
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: MDM on November 23, 2015, 12:06:27 PM
Any bets on who will be anointed our first Nipple Hair Stache (http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/off-topic/mustache-levels/msg693287/#msg693287)?
Anointed?  Nah, I give ARS credit for better taste.

OTOH, castigated - as you suggested - is more plausible....
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: brooklynguy on November 23, 2015, 12:38:21 PM
OTOH, castigated - as you suggested - is more plausible....

Well, in my view (and, based on the tidbit below from the latest post (http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2015/11/15/three-investments/) on the main site, the view of our gracious host), achieving an unreasonably high post count is itself good cause for castigation.

Quote from: Mr. Money Mustache Himself
Even Reddit or Slashdot or (gasp) the Mr. Money Mustache Forum are geysers of consumption temptation. You can get valuable information from these sources if you consult them when you actually need that information, but you can’t get more happiness by consuming more of them than necessary.

To fix the problem, you need to very consciously stop the binge.

Thankfully, because I take vastly more than I give, my own severe overindulgence in forum consumption is not fully reflected in my post count, so I will be spared the public-shaming-via-extreme-mustache-level-branding.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: dragoncar on December 08, 2015, 03:56:41 PM
TheGoblinChief passed me a while ago... he's gonna have to host Margarita Mondays now.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: nereo on December 08, 2015, 07:39:06 PM
TheGoblinChief passed me a while ago... he's gonna have to host Margarita Mondays now.

How does one become a "registered member" anyway?  And what do I have to do to get an invite to Margarita Mondays?
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: dragoncar on December 08, 2015, 07:52:37 PM
TheGoblinChief passed me a while ago... he's gonna have to host Margarita Mondays now.

How does one become a "registered member" anyway?  And what do I have to do to get an invite to Margarita Mondays?

Margarita Mondays are for walrii so just get to 5k posts

To become a member you must register
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: MDM on January 27, 2016, 09:26:37 PM
well I'm about to get a Magnum stash so I'll take guy and you can have the car.  He's still that age right?  So who is the newest walrus anyways?

GuitarStv made it a week or two ago, 2ndTimer is a few days away, but scrubbyfish went backwards ~a thousand posts so she won't be joining any time soon:
Unless there is a flurry of holiday posting, the walrus club will remain status quo through the end of the year.  In January, however, GuitarStv, 2ndTimer, and scrubbyfish appear poised to join within ~10 days of each other.

That is, of course, if current momentum continues unchanged....
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: dragoncar on January 27, 2016, 10:30:25 PM


GuitarStv made it a week or two ago, 2ndTimer is a few days away, but scrubbyfish went backwards ~a thousand posts so she won't be joining any time soon:


Mega post/account delete?
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: MDM on January 27, 2016, 10:32:36 PM
GuitarStv made it a week or two ago, 2ndTimer is a few days away, but scrubbyfish went backwards ~a thousand posts so she won't be joining any time soon:
Mega post/account delete?

Don't know the how (or when or why or...), just the what.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: dragoncar on January 28, 2016, 12:59:05 AM
GuitarStv made it a week or two ago, 2ndTimer is a few days away, but scrubbyfish went backwards ~a thousand posts so she won't be joining any time soon:
Mega post/account delete?

Don't know the how (or when or why or...), just the what.

Scrubby probably missed a magnumstache probation meeting
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: brooklynguy on January 28, 2016, 07:14:41 AM
Mega post/account delete?

Foul play among the reigning walrusocracy seems more likely.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: arebelspy on January 28, 2016, 07:19:00 AM
Mega post/account delete?

Foul play among the reigning walrusocracy seems more likely.

The amount of politics among the 1% posters is crazy.

Don't get me started on the lobbying.

I can't deny the free steaks are great, though.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: nereo on January 28, 2016, 08:25:45 AM
Mega post/account delete?

Foul play among the reigning walrusocracy seems more likely.

The amount of politics among the 1% posters is crazy.

Don't get me started on the lobbying.

I can't deny the free steaks are great, though.
We - are - the 99%!!
Our posts will not be ignored!!
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: Thegoblinchief on January 28, 2016, 08:32:13 AM


GuitarStv made it a week or two ago, 2ndTimer is a few days away, but scrubbyfish went backwards ~a thousand posts so she won't be joining any time soon:


Mega post/account delete?

Scrubby has the annoying habit of going back and deleting posts when she wants to stop following a thread. My old journal was littered with replies to comments from her that made absolutely no sense in context anymore.

Is it that hard for people to use the notify button versus the show new replies?
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: nereo on January 28, 2016, 08:39:37 AM


GuitarStv made it a week or two ago, 2ndTimer is a few days away, but scrubbyfish went backwards ~a thousand posts so she won't be joining any time soon:


Mega post/account delete?

Scrubby has the annoying habit of going back and deleting posts when she wants to stop following a thread. My old journal was littered with replies to comments from her that made absolutely no sense in context anymore.
AS i noted before, it's really annoying and inconsiderate to delete threads that have been responded to in a thread... it just leaves the entire thread with holes and makes for some difficult reading.

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Is it that hard for people to use the notify button versus the show new replies?
Personally, I hate using the notify button.  I get notification after notification, vs just clicking on 'show new replies' when i actually want to read a thread.  otherwise i ignore it. 
But I see scrubbyfish's frustration with not being able to 'unfollow' a thread.  After a few papes most threads go off the rails and I stop reading them, but they keep popping up. 
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: arebelspy on January 28, 2016, 08:54:03 AM


GuitarStv made it a week or two ago, 2ndTimer is a few days away, but scrubbyfish went backwards ~a thousand posts so she won't be joining any time soon:


Mega post/account delete?

Scrubby has the annoying habit of going back and deleting posts when she wants to stop following a thread. My old journal was littered with replies to comments from her that made absolutely no sense in context anymore.

Is it that hard for people to use the notify button versus the show new replies?

The notify button is annoying, cause it sends you emails.  If it showed you a page of threads you were subscribed to, like the replies to your post, it would be usable.

I agree with nereo, I almost never delete posts of mine.. there's two exceptions I can think of.  But I understand the draw, and it's her choice.

I think most of her going backwards was deleting her first two journals.  They were like 30+ pages each.  1000 replies is a lot though.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: Thegoblinchief on January 28, 2016, 08:58:21 AM
Eh, I guess I don't mind the emails. That way I can see when there's a reply without going to the forum.

If it's an inbox clutter issue, just create a filter that puts the emails in a separate folder that's not your main inbox?

Any thought of trying to migrate the forum to a platform that does offer a feature like that? Or building that in this software? Plenty of software engineers here. No idea how hard that would be. Probably hella hard.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: brooklynguy on January 28, 2016, 09:02:51 AM
Any thought of trying to migrate the forum to a platform that does offer a feature like that? Or building that in this software?

Don't tell me you actually believe the old party line that this forum's software lacks the ability to enable thread unfollowing -- it's pure subterfuge.  Arebelautocrat obviously keeps the feature turned off as a ploy to sow frustration and incentivize post-deletion so his obscene lead in the post-count race remains unchallenged.

Edited to correct a typo (changed "incentive" to "incentivize"), and to add my quasi-relevant observation that undisclosed ex post facto substantive post-editing annoys me almost as much as deleted posts that ruin the flow of a thread's discussion.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: nereo on January 28, 2016, 09:25:45 AM
Eh, I guess I don't mind the emails. That way I can see when there's a reply without going to the forum.

If it's an inbox clutter issue, just create a filter that puts the emails in a separate folder that's not your main inbox?
I like the have clear divisions in my digital life.  Emails are for work/real-life.  MMM forum is for strangers shouting at each other over  the internet.  When I want to escape one, I go to the other.  It's like a wonderful mistress.

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Any thought of trying to migrate the forum to a platform that does offer a feature like that? Or building that in this software? Plenty of software engineers here. No idea how hard that would be. Probably hella hard.
I love that oyu used the phrase "hella hard" - very NorCal... but I thought you were in the midWest... do they say "hella ___" there too?
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: deborah on January 28, 2016, 02:02:47 PM


GuitarStv made it a week or two ago, 2ndTimer is a few days away, but scrubbyfish went backwards ~a thousand posts so she won't be joining any time soon:


Mega post/account delete?

Scrubby has the annoying habit of going back and deleting posts when she wants to stop following a thread. My old journal was littered with replies to comments from her that made absolutely no sense in context anymore.

Is it that hard for people to use the notify button versus the show new replies?

The notify button is annoying, cause it sends you emails.  If it showed you a page of threads you were subscribed to, like the replies to your post, it would be usable.

I agree with nereo, I almost never delete posts of mine.. there's two exceptions I can think of.  But I understand the draw, and it's her choice.

I think most of her going backwards was deleting her first two journals.  They were like 30+ pages each.  1000 replies is a lot though.
You mean that's why my post count has also gone down? This is mean - I'll NEVER get to be a walrus!
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: dragoncar on January 28, 2016, 02:53:49 PM
Eh, I guess I don't mind the emails. That way I can see when there's a reply without going to the forum.

If it's an inbox clutter issue, just create a filter that puts the emails in a separate folder that's not your main inbox?
I like the have clear divisions in my digital life.  Emails are for work/real-life.  MMM forum is for strangers shouting at each other over  the internet.  When I want to escape one, I go to the other.  It's like a wonderful mistress.

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Any thought of trying to migrate the forum to a platform that does offer a feature like that? Or building that in this software? Plenty of software engineers here. No idea how hard that would be. Probably hella hard.
I love that oyu used the phrase "hella hard" - very NorCal... but I thought you were in the midWest... do they say "hella ___" there too?

Isn't smf open source?  Might be a fun side project and not even sure it would take much to code and I WOULD like to unsubscribe from some

Edit:  it's already here:  http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=1193

Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: johnny847 on January 28, 2016, 05:39:05 PM
Eh, I guess I don't mind the emails. That way I can see when there's a reply without going to the forum.

If it's an inbox clutter issue, just create a filter that puts the emails in a separate folder that's not your main inbox?
I like the have clear divisions in my digital life.  Emails are for work/real-life.  MMM forum is for strangers shouting at each other over  the internet.  When I want to escape one, I go to the other.  It's like a wonderful mistress.

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Any thought of trying to migrate the forum to a platform that does offer a feature like that? Or building that in this software? Plenty of software engineers here. No idea how hard that would be. Probably hella hard.
I love that oyu used the phrase "hella hard" - very NorCal... but I thought you were in the midWest... do they say "hella ___" there too?

Isn't smf open source?  Might be a fun side project and not even sure it would take much to code and I WOULD like to unsubscribe from some

Edit:  it's already here:  http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=1193

I'm pretty sure arebelspy has looked at this before but it causes way too big a performance hit for a forum of our size.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: dragoncar on January 28, 2016, 06:34:14 PM
Eh, I guess I don't mind the emails. That way I can see when there's a reply without going to the forum.

If it's an inbox clutter issue, just create a filter that puts the emails in a separate folder that's not your main inbox?
I like the have clear divisions in my digital life.  Emails are for work/real-life.  MMM forum is for strangers shouting at each other over  the internet.  When I want to escape one, I go to the other.  It's like a wonderful mistress.

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Any thought of trying to migrate the forum to a platform that does offer a feature like that? Or building that in this software? Plenty of software engineers here. No idea how hard that would be. Probably hella hard.
I love that oyu used the phrase "hella hard" - very NorCal... but I thought you were in the midWest... do they say "hella ___" there too?

Isn't smf open source?  Might be a fun side project and not even sure it would take much to code and I WOULD like to unsubscribe from some

Edit:  it's already here:  http://custom.simplemachines.org/mods/index.php?mod=1193

I'm pretty sure arebelspy has looked at this before but it causes way too big a performance hit for a forum of our size.

That's sad... it shouldn't require more than a single extra DB lookup when generating the read posts list.  Maybe I should try to edit the mod and make it faster.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: arebelspy on January 29, 2016, 12:49:31 PM
I guess it looks up every thread against each user or something.  There was a discussion on it.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: nereo on January 29, 2016, 01:26:37 PM
I guess it looks up every thread against each user or something.  There was a discussion on it.
Well, we're very good at discussing things.  Over (http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/off-topic/climate-change-talking-past-each-other-thread/250/?topicseen), and over, and over again.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: dragoncar on January 29, 2016, 02:48:48 PM
I guess it looks up every thread against each user or something.  There was a discussion on it.
Well, we're very good at discussing things.  Over (http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/off-topic/climate-change-talking-past-each-other-thread/250/?topicseen), and over, and over again.

Yeah, I looked at the code for generating the unread replies page and even THAT generates a list of topics the user has posted in every time the page is generated.  If it was me, I would keep a list of topics the user has posted in, and just check that.  But it's a trade off of storage space vs processing since if the list is very long the database gets bigger.  It would, however, make removing a topic from the permanent list trivial.  The way it is now, you need to keep a list of unsubscribed topics and check against that when generating the log of topics the user has posted in.

The code is pretty well commented, but some are pretty useless in a funny way like "//better safe than sorry"
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: arebelspy on February 02, 2016, 10:58:04 PM
Nevertheless, I'd vote for you!
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: dragoncar on February 03, 2016, 12:04:06 AM
2500 posts - woo hoo! Magnum stash me baby. Now I just have to remember not to delete any of my posts (been there done that). Once even deleted my entire account - a drunken night, a shiney red button begging to be pushed, a "I wonder what happens if I press this button" moment. Probably a good thing I'm not the President ;)

Just don't miss a parole meeting
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: nereo on February 03, 2016, 06:11:11 AM
Nevertheless, I'd vote for you!
Sure, me too - a fuzzy white animal with a mustache seems like the best choice in this field of contenders.
Speaking of which... anyone else notice that NONE of the 20+ candidates has a real mustache?  Ben Carson is about the closest, but it's more 'full-face stubble' than a true 'stache.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: MDM on February 03, 2016, 06:31:01 AM
Speaking of which... anyone else notice that NONE of the 20+ candidates has a real mustache?

That's because: http://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/off-topic/remember-fellows-any-boy-can-become-presidentunless-hes-got-a-mustache/ :)
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: brooklynguy on February 03, 2016, 09:06:56 AM
a shiney red button begging to be pushed, a "I wonder what happens if I press this button" moment.

Stimpy?

(http://blog.nuclearsecrecy.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/stimpy-red-button.gif)
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: nereo on February 03, 2016, 09:26:46 AM
a shiney red button begging to be pushed, a "I wonder what happens if I press this button" moment.

Stimpy?

(http://blog.nuclearsecrecy.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/stimpy-red-button.gif)
Best.  Episode. Ever. (of R&S)
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: dragoncar on February 03, 2016, 11:55:46 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/Lmy5P.gif)
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: dragoncar on February 03, 2016, 07:56:29 PM
a shiney red button begging to be pushed, a "I wonder what happens if I press this button" moment.

Stimpy?

(http://blog.nuclearsecrecy.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/stimpy-red-button.gif)
Ha yeah something like that. Except I live and everyone else is vaporized. Spartana, President of her own zombie apocalypse underground shelter.

I'll be in my bunker
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: arebelspy on February 03, 2016, 09:30:03 PM
I'll be in my bunker

Bunker?

I barely know 'er!

(Also props for the Jayne pun.)
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: marty998 on February 04, 2016, 12:08:54 AM
There are some people I know who would pull the plug out of the bottom of the universe just to see what would happen.

(With apologies to Terry Pratchett for that analogy)

I'm going to go hide now before Stimpy shocks me through the screen
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: brooklynguy on February 04, 2016, 08:30:40 AM
I'm going to go hide now before Stimpy shocks me through the screen

It's a History Eraser Button (presumably no electrocution involved), but I wouldn't be surprised if the recurrent chain of animated gifs above induces an actual real life seizure or two.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: nereo on February 04, 2016, 04:11:41 PM
I'm going to go hide now before Stimpy shocks me through the screen

It's a History Eraser Button (presumably no electrocution involved), but I wouldn't be surprised if the recurrent chain of animated gifs above induces an actual real life seizure or two.

Haven't we done this before?
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: Dicey on February 04, 2016, 07:30:47 PM
I can't believe I haven't seen this thread before. I'm adding my two cents because I only recently discovered the Stats Page. Profile => Summary => Show Stats.

Holy Mother of God, it shows that I have spent over 25 freakin' days on this blog and I'm nowhere close to Walrus (and don't really want to become one because I think know it will make my butt look big).

WTF? How in hell have I frittered away nearly a month of my life without realizing it? Okay, I get that I'm FIRE and don't watch much TV, but WTF, WTF people? I really like hanging out here, especially when I can help a mustachian out, but really? Almost a month? I'm tempted to look at some of the Walruses' stats, but I just really do not want to know. One thing I do know for sure is that I'm never, ever, never going to delete anything. Gah!
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: johnny847 on February 04, 2016, 07:53:00 PM
I can't believe I haven't seen this thread before. I'm adding my two cents because I only recently discovered the Stats Page. Profile => Summary => Show Stats.

Holy Mother of God, it shows that I have spent over 25 freakin' days on this blog and I'm nowhere close to Walrus (and don't really want to become one because I think know it will make my butt look big).

WTF? How in hell have I frittered away nearly a month of my life without realizing it? Okay, I get that I'm FIRE and don't watch much TV, but WTF, WTF people? I really like hanging out here, especially when I can help a mustachian out, but really? Almost a month? I'm tempted to look at some of the Walruses' stats, but I just really do not want to know. One thing I do know for sure is that I'm never, ever, never going to delete anything. Gah!

I've got a similar post count and I've spent 35 days here.

I've thought about cutting back because I don't get much benefit out of this forum anymore (unlike at the beginning, when I was learning a lot), but it's fun and I keep coming back.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: deborah on February 04, 2016, 08:13:06 PM
One thing I do know for sure is that I'm never, ever, never going to delete anything. Gah!
Why?
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: Dicey on February 04, 2016, 11:22:21 PM
Because that would be like losing twice as much of my life and I'm freaked out about it enough as it is.

And I love scrubbyfish and think she deserves Walrus status (but only if she wants it!).

Random question for those who know: Do PM's count, too?
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: dragoncar on February 05, 2016, 12:03:13 AM
I can't believe I haven't seen this thread before. I'm adding my two cents because I only recently discovered the Stats Page. Profile => Summary => Show Stats.

Holy Mother of God, it shows that I have spent over 25 freakin' days on this blog and I'm nowhere close to Walrus (and don't really want to become one because I think know it will make my butt look big).

WTF? How in hell have I frittered away nearly a month of my life without realizing it? Okay, I get that I'm FIRE and don't watch much TV, but WTF, WTF people? I really like hanging out here, especially when I can help a mustachian out, but really? Almost a month? I'm tempted to look at some of the Walruses' stats, but I just really do not want to know. One thing I do know for sure is that I'm never, ever, never going to delete anything. Gah!

I don't know exactly how the time online is calculated, but I'm pretty sure mine is exaggerated.  Because if I click a link, do something else for half an hour, then click another link, it probably assumes I've been online for half an hour.  But since I mostly leave the page open and refresh it occasionally throughout the day it's considering me to be online far longer than I'm actually interacting with the forum
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: arebelspy on February 05, 2016, 12:04:58 AM
Random question for those who know: Do PM's count, too?

No.  But posts in sections that may be hidden from you do.

I don't know exactly how the time online is calculated, but I'm pretty sure mine is exaggerated.  Because if I click a link, do something else for half an hour, then click another link, it probably assumes I've been online for half an hour.  But since I mostly leave the page open and refresh it occasionally throughout the day it's considering me to be online far longer than I'm actually interacting with the forum

+1.  I have the site open much more than I'm actually on it, especially for quick moderating (spam).
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: nereo on February 05, 2016, 05:39:11 AM
Random question for those who know: Do PM's count, too?

No.  But posts in sections that may be hidden from you do.

So the truth comes out!!!  There are secret subsections of this forum where Walruses (walrii?) and arebelspy discuss nefarious things away from the eyes of us lesser mustacherinios.  Even MMM is rigged to keep us in our place!
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: arebelspy on February 05, 2016, 05:56:19 AM
Even MMM is rigged to keep us in our place!

It is!

They aren't so secret, just hidden.

A teaser: one of posters within the last half dozen posts in this thread will be getting access to a hidden subforum very soon... ;)
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: nereo on February 05, 2016, 06:12:49 AM
Even MMM is rigged to keep us in our place!

They aren't so secret, just hidden.


Semantics!  That's like when the big bad evil government says they aren't running a secret war, they just have "covert, classified operations". 

Quote
A teaser: one of posters within the last half dozen posts in this thread will be getting access to a hidden subforum very soon... ;)
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/90/a5/05/90a5055ee0cd1b403b8699942970fa72.jpg)
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: brooklynguy on February 05, 2016, 06:57:22 AM
A teaser: one of posters within the last half dozen posts in this thread will be getting access to a hidden subforum very soon... ;)

As I interpret this cryptic statement, there's a 20% chance that dragoncar will soon be becoming a moderator.  Talk about the inmates running the asylum.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: dragoncar on February 05, 2016, 11:41:49 AM
A teaser: one of posters within the last half dozen posts in this thread will be getting access to a hidden subforum very soon... ;)

As I interpret this cryptic statement, there's a 20% chance that dragoncar will soon be becoming a moderator.  Talk about the inmates running the asylum.

Nah, that would mean I'd have to learn the forum rules
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: nereo on February 05, 2016, 11:45:54 AM
A teaser: one of posters within the last half dozen posts in this thread will be getting access to a hidden subforum very soon... ;)

As I interpret this cryptic statement, there's a 20% chance that dragoncar will soon be becoming a moderator.  Talk about the inmates running the asylum.

Nah, that would mean I'd have to learn the forum rules

First time I've heard of any "rules" here.

EDIT:  (Hangs head in shame)
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: dragoncar on February 05, 2016, 12:31:46 PM
A teaser: one of posters within the last half dozen posts in this thread will be getting access to a hidden subforum very soon... ;)

As I interpret this cryptic statement, there's a 20% chance that dragoncar will soon be becoming a moderator.  Talk about the inmates running the asylum.

Nah, that would mean I'd have to learn the forum rules

First time I've heard of any "rules" here.

Let's make some

Rule#1: fix your god damn quotes
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: beltim on February 05, 2016, 01:01:12 PM
A teaser: one of posters within the last half dozen posts in this thread will be getting access to a hidden subforum very soon... ;)

As I interpret this cryptic statement, there's a 20% chance that dragoncar will soon be becoming a moderator.  Talk about the inmates running the asylum.

Nah, that would mean I'd have to learn the forum rules

First time I've heard of any "rules" here.

Let's make some

Rule#1: fix your god damn quotes

Now that's moderating we can believe in.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: arebelspy on February 05, 2016, 02:52:24 PM

Now that's moderating we can believe in.

Good luck trying to get dragoncar to keep the promise after election time.

You think the initials are DC by accident? 
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: beltim on February 05, 2016, 03:09:11 PM

Now that's moderating we can believe in.

Good luck trying to get dragoncar to keep the promise after election time.

You think the initials are DC by accident?

What's the forum policy on recalling moderators?
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: arebelspy on February 06, 2016, 04:55:08 AM

Now that's moderating we can believe in.

Good luck trying to get dragoncar to keep the promise after election time.

You think the initials are DC by accident?

What's the forum policy on recalling moderators?

I think we had one, but I can't recall.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: brooklynguy on February 06, 2016, 12:43:48 PM
What's the forum policy on recalling moderators?

I think we had one, but I can't recall.

The forum bylaws ordinarily require impeachment by supermajority vote, but a special proviso allows unilateral removal at will in the case of any moderator whose avatar depicts an act of vehicular coitus.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: dragoncar on February 06, 2016, 03:13:57 PM
What's the forum policy on recalling moderators?

I think we had one, but I can't recall.

The forum bylaws ordinarily require impeachment by supermajority vote, but a special proviso allows unilateral removal at will in the case of any moderator whose avatar depicts an act of vehicular coitus.

I am altering the bylaws.  Pray I do not alter them any further.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: Abel on March 07, 2016, 04:08:13 PM
Does anything happen when I get to 500?

Your bicycle upgrades to rainbow streamers and a pannier for your oats.

Made my day.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: Bracken_Joy on March 07, 2016, 04:30:03 PM

Now that's moderating we can believe in.

Good luck trying to get dragoncar to keep the promise after election time.

You think the initials are DC by accident?

What's the forum policy on recalling moderators?

I think we had one, but I can't recall.

I enjoyed this way too much. Commenting to follow. And of course, raise my post count ;)
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: 2Birds1Stone on March 07, 2016, 07:36:42 PM

Now that's moderating we can believe in.

Good luck trying to get dragoncar to keep the promise after election time.

You think the initials are DC by accident?

What's the forum policy on recalling moderators?

I think we had one, but I can't recall.

I enjoyed this way too much. Commenting to follow. And of course, raise my post count ;)

*tist tisk* #irony
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: MDM on September 25, 2016, 03:08:20 PM
Likely earliest/latest "graduation" dates for the next 8:
lhamo 10/24/201611/15/2016
Prospector 10/29/201611/23/2016
nereo 11/12/201611/22/2016
Spork 11/27/201612/25/2016
Jack 12/6/201612/30/2016
jordanread 12/6/20162/9/2017
MonkeyJenga 12/29/20165/5/2017
pbkmaine 1/10/20173/4/2017

Of course, Observing a Phenomenon Affects Its Outcome (http://factmyth.com/factoids/observing-a-phenomenon-affects-its-outcome/) so who knows...?
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: pbkmaine on September 25, 2016, 03:11:32 PM
I feel so...predictable.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: nereo on September 25, 2016, 04:02:20 PM
Likely earliest/latest "graduation" dates for the next 8:
lhamo 10/24/201611/15/2016
Prospector 10/29/201611/23/2016
nereo 11/12/201611/22/2016
Spork 11/27/201612/25/2016
Jack 12/6/201612/30/2016
jordanread 12/6/20162/9/2017
MonkeyJenga 12/29/20165/5/2017
pbkmaine 1/10/20173/4/2017

Of course, Observing a Phenomenon Affects Its Outcome (http://factmyth.com/factoids/observing-a-phenomenon-affects-its-outcome/) so who knows...?

well at least I'll be graduating from something soon...
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: ender on September 25, 2016, 07:45:56 PM
I have no idea how many posts I have.

Just a lot. But apparently not enough to end up as a "next walrus" level enough :P
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: LeRainDrop on September 25, 2016, 07:57:43 PM
(http://images.rapgenius.com/daezj4cvh4vjj23sqdosavarm.640x427x1.jpg)

I let my face grow long.

OMG, I just opened this thread for the first time in apparently awhile, and it magically popped to this photo from forummm.  This is hilarious, and I wish we could all go out to lunch together just for an encore performance.  Something tells me that we'd all have a good time!
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: MonkeyJenga on September 25, 2016, 08:10:38 PM
Why is my range so much wider than everyone else's?
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: arebelspy on September 25, 2016, 08:11:27 PM
Why is my range so much wider than everyone else's?
SO tempted to change the word "range."

:D
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: MDM on September 25, 2016, 08:30:16 PM
Why is my range so much wider than everyone else's?
Wider range of posts/day over the past several months.  Can't speak to whether you or someone else might have deleted a bunch at some time...?
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: ender on September 25, 2016, 08:31:08 PM
Why is my range so much wider than everyone else's?
SO tempted to change the word "range."

:D

I.... have no idea what you mean.

Why is my stove so much wider than everyone else's?
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: MonkeyJenga on September 25, 2016, 08:47:51 PM
Why is my range so much wider than everyone else's?
SO tempted to change the word "range."

:D

I.... have no idea what you mean.

Why is my stove so much wider than everyone else's?

I feel like it must be a dirty joke, because it's me, but I want to only change one letter and the closest I can get is vag. ars, was it vag?

Why is my range so much wider than everyone else's?
Wider range of posts/day over the past several months.  Can't speak to whether you or someone else might have deleted a bunch at some time...?

Huh. I didn't know the stats got that detailed. I took a forum break over the summer, if that's the gap you're seeing.

Shit, now I need to stop posting for a while to fool myself into thinking I do not have an addiction, merely a pleasant hobby.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: Dicey on September 25, 2016, 09:35:36 PM
... I do not have an addiction, merely a pleasant hobby.
I can quit any time I want.

Also, I do not think I want to become "Walrus". I just can't imagine anyone (most especially myself) being flattered by that designation. I vote for a different title. Something prettier, please.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: arebelspy on September 25, 2016, 09:36:33 PM
... I do not have an addiction, merely a pleasant hobby.
I can quit any time I want.

Also, I do not think I want to become "Walrus". I just can't imagine anyone (most especially myself) being flattered by that designation. I vote for a different title. Something prettier, please.

Depends on what trait you're looking at.

If you're comparing stache size, walrus is quite flattering! 

On my phone, someone else will have to gif you.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: gimp on September 26, 2016, 12:00:24 AM
(http://i3.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/015/007/IJtZmtD.gif)
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: LeRainDrop on September 26, 2016, 12:31:50 AM
If you're comparing stache size, walrus is quite flattering! 

On my phone, someone else will have to gif you.

????
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: dragoncar on September 26, 2016, 12:53:16 AM
Let's change it to unicorn stache.  Unicorns have mighty mustaches with healing properties of magic
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: justajane on September 26, 2016, 05:56:16 AM
There is a hidden subforum for the extra special? Mind blown.  Or does extra special here just equal moderator? Still trying to work that out.

For a while I was on track to reach this elusive goal, but then I got sidetracked by writing a novel and have been woefully absent from MMM.

Having said that, when I do post these days, I still get that endorphin rush when I see my post count go up.

I just need to harness the shit storm of an election and start posting like mad in an off topic political thread. That will get me to walrus status real quick, although my sanity will likely suffer.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: brooklynguy on September 26, 2016, 07:53:01 AM
When did Rebs become a "Senior Mustachian" again?  Is that the reward for breaching the 20K post count barrier?  The very same title of which scores of us were previously stripped?  How anticlimactic.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: ender on September 26, 2016, 08:19:19 AM
There is a hidden subforum for the extra special? Mind blown.  Or does extra special here just equal moderator? Still trying to work that out.


I'm thinking that just a moderator forum.

Otherwise it'd be just ARS talking to himself. Pretty sure that's not the case... or is it? :o
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: Spork on September 26, 2016, 08:48:24 AM
Likely earliest/latest "graduation" dates for the next 8:
lhamo 10/24/201611/15/2016
Prospector 10/29/201611/23/2016
nereo 11/12/201611/22/2016
Spork 11/27/201612/25/2016
Jack 12/6/201612/30/2016
jordanread 12/6/20162/9/2017
MonkeyJenga 12/29/20165/5/2017
pbkmaine 1/10/20173/4/2017

Of course, Observing a Phenomenon Affects Its Outcome (http://factmyth.com/factoids/observing-a-phenomenon-affects-its-outcome/) so who knows...?

...and my mom said I'd never amount to anything.  I guess I will show her!
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: Dicey on September 29, 2016, 01:59:46 AM
If you're comparing stache size, walrus is quite flattering! 

On my phone, someone else will have to gif you.

????
Heh, all three examples kind of underscore my point. Nothing I feel compelled to aspire to...

Seriously, these designations were never about 'stache size. They signified levels of forum involvement/commitment .

ETA: Funny, the photos disappeared when I quoted them. User error or sign of approval of my position from the Universe? IDK
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: arebelspy on September 29, 2016, 02:24:04 AM
ETA: Funny, the photos disappeared when I quoted them. User error or sign of approval of my position from the Universe? IDK

They're attachments, not embedded pictures--attachments don't quote.  :)
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: 2Birds1Stone on September 29, 2016, 06:04:45 AM
ETA: Funny, the photos disappeared when I quoted them. User error or sign of approval of my position from the Universe? IDK

They're attachments, not embedded pictures--attachments don't quote.  :)

Can I have my cake and eat it too?
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: ender on September 29, 2016, 06:21:48 AM
Yes.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: marty998 on September 29, 2016, 03:51:48 PM
Likely earliest/latest "graduation" dates for the next 8:
lhamo 10/24/201611/15/2016
Prospector 10/29/201611/23/2016
nereo 11/12/201611/22/2016
Spork 11/27/201612/25/2016
Jack 12/6/201612/30/2016
jordanread 12/6/20162/9/2017
MonkeyJenga 12/29/20165/5/2017
pbkmaine 1/10/20173/4/2017

Of course, Observing a Phenomenon Affects Its Outcome (http://factmyth.com/factoids/observing-a-phenomenon-affects-its-outcome/) so who knows...?

Schrodinger's forum?
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: deborah on September 29, 2016, 05:40:46 PM
TheGoblinChief is not far from the magical 5000 that will make him a walrus, but ForuMMM is really piling on the posts. Who will get to Walrus first?

Will our chief spy will hob nobble ForuMMM to give our chief goblin a chance?

The latest Vegas betting line on the over/under dates for the next five:
forummm              8/10/2015
Thegoblinchief      8/28/2015
GuitarStv              10/4/2015
grantmeaname   11/11/2015
deborah              12/10/2015

This was the prediction in 2015, and look what happened - the last two names on that list aren't walruses even now - a year later.
Likely earliest/latest "graduation" dates for the next 8:
lhamo 10/24/201611/15/2016
Prospector 10/29/201611/23/2016
nereo 11/12/201611/22/2016
Spork 11/27/201612/25/2016
Jack 12/6/201612/30/2016
jordanread 12/6/20162/9/2017
MonkeyJenga 12/29/20165/5/2017
pbkmaine 1/10/20173/4/2017

Of course, Observing a Phenomenon Affects Its Outcome (http://factmyth.com/factoids/observing-a-phenomenon-affects-its-outcome/) so who knows...?
So I reckon that there will be a few no shows in this list too - not to mention that the two missing walruses on the first list aren't even on the second! I should run a book.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: MDM on September 29, 2016, 05:55:40 PM
Of course, Observing a Phenomenon Affects Its Outcome (http://factmyth.com/factoids/observing-a-phenomenon-affects-its-outcome/) so who knows...?
So I reckon that there will be a few no shows in this list too - not to mention that the two missing walruses on the first list aren't even on the second! I should run a book.
Yes, you would have won 80% of the bets in the first pool by taking the "over" side.  Some large drops in posting rates - even going negative at times - in that group.

Perhaps that's why Vegas has gone to ranges this time. ;)
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: Dicey on September 30, 2016, 02:15:35 AM
ETA: Funny, the photos disappeared when I quoted them. User error or sign of approval of my position from the Universe? IDK

They're attachments, not embedded pictures--attachments don't quote.  :)
If it won't alert the Retirement Police, you being a FIRE teacher and all, what is the difference please, kind sir?
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: deborah on September 30, 2016, 02:39:07 AM
If you have a picture on your computer that you want to share, you attach it, and the picture is loaded onto the MMM forum server and appears as an attachment. Attachments appear at the end of posts.

If there is an image on the web, you embed a link to that picture as an image. The picture is not loaded onto the server, but the link is embedded in the text of your post.

As a result, attachments are not copied when you quote a post, but images are. That way the picture is not copied in every post, and the forum takes up less space on the server.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: arebelspy on September 30, 2016, 03:08:36 AM
Deborah nailed it, just one small clarification:
As a result, attachments are not copied when you quote a post, but images are.  That way the picture is not copied in every post, and the forum takes up less space on the server.

Other way around--attachments take up space on the server, so with attachments, the first part of the sentence is correct, it's not copied on every post, but the second part isn't (embedded images take up zero space, or rather, just the space that the plaintext link takes, which is a few kb, whereas attachments take up whatever space the size of that file is--e.g. if I upload a picture to the forums, it may take 2-3MB, but if I link to a picture, it may take 2-3KB (1000x less) to save that text on the forum for the link to the picture).

Unless I misunderstood that second part, where you were talking about what takes up less space, but I think you were saying that about attachments (by starting the sentence with "That way the picture is not copied in every post," which is the case with attachments).  But if I did misunderstand, and we're on the same page, no worries, hopefully that clarification helped anyone else who read it how I did.  :)

Are you familiar with attachments in emails, Diane?  That may help you think of the distinction.  To simplify, an attachment is uploaded to that particular email (or post, in this case).  When you reply to the email, even quoting the text, the attachment isn't there, it's still just "stuck" onto that original message.  An embedded picture is hosted elsewhere on the internet, and displays within the post (or email).  It's essentially a code telling your computer "go get this image from this website, and display it here in this post" so when you quote it, you're quoting that code, too, so your quote does have the image as well.

Did that make sense?
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: marty998 on September 30, 2016, 03:21:57 AM
Of course, Observing a Phenomenon Affects Its Outcome (http://factmyth.com/factoids/observing-a-phenomenon-affects-its-outcome/) so who knows...?
So I reckon that there will be a few no shows in this list too - not to mention that the two missing walruses on the first list aren't even on the second! I should run a book.
Yes, you would have won 80% of the bets in the first pool by taking the "over" side.  Some large drops in posting rates - even going negative at times - in that group.

Perhaps that's why Vegas has gone to ranges this time. ;)

Ok fuck, I may have had 6 glasses of wine, but even I know you can't have negative posts! Unless someone is going around deleting threads again... I have a feeling I'm missing 50 odd posts because of journals being deleted and what not...

(I want a Hyneman mustache... his looks cool..... :(  5000 is so far away)

:{D
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: deborah on September 30, 2016, 03:24:38 AM
Image was used as the opposite method to attachments. So, you misunderstood me, but glad ARS made the correction as others may have thought the same thing.

I was a victim of negative posts. When SOMEONE deleted her entire journal, my numbers went backwards.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: arebelspy on September 30, 2016, 03:42:50 AM
Unless someone is going around deleting threads again...

This would be the case.

Users can delete their own posts (except the first in a thread, if they started the topic), and they can request mods to delete a whole thread they started, which we generally do (always, so far, if it's their personal journal), which will lower the post counts of other people who posted in that journal as well, obviously.

Luckily post counts don't matter for anything.  :)
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: marty998 on September 30, 2016, 03:44:05 AM
Image was used as the opposite method to attachments. So, you misunderstood me, but glad ARS made the correction as others may have thought the same thing.

I was a victim of negative posts. When SOMEONE deleted her entire journal, my numbers went backwards.

Hmm... that doesn't seem fair about the post count... but I can see both points of view.

Lots of sensitive information here, and not just financial stuff. People post personal stuff they ordinarily wouldn't share with nearest and dearest. I can see why there are regrets sometimes and why people have nuked everything.

Edit to add... ahh you just beat me ARS... my post should be inserted between yours and deborah's :)
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: HappierAtHome on September 30, 2016, 06:31:18 AM
Image was used as the opposite method to attachments. So, you misunderstood me, but glad ARS made the correction as others may have thought the same thing.

I was a victim of negative posts. When SOMEONE deleted her entire journal, my numbers went backwards.

Shit, if I'd known it would affect your post count deborah, that definitely would've made a difference to my decision to delete my personal journal filled with private info! I'll be more considerate next time ;-)
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: ender on September 30, 2016, 06:35:44 AM
lol. :P

Solution: don't post in journals?

err, maybe not..
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: Spork on September 30, 2016, 07:45:12 AM

Luckily post counts don't matter for anything.  :)

Wait, what?  You mean I'm not getting cash back at 5000?
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: arebelspy on September 30, 2016, 07:53:06 AM

Luckily post counts don't matter for anything.  :)

Wait, what?  You mean I'm not getting cash back at 5000?

You'll get refunded all the money you've spent here.  :)
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: nereo on September 30, 2016, 07:53:48 AM

Luckily post counts don't matter for anything.  :)

Wait, what?  You mean I'm not getting cash back at 5000?
At 5000 posts your annual forum membership fees are set at $0. 
At 10,000 posts you get access to the elite "super-posters" sub-forum... which is good, because 'rebs is getting kinda lonely spending all day in there by himself.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: Spork on September 30, 2016, 07:54:34 AM

Luckily post counts don't matter for anything.  :)

Wait, what?  You mean I'm not getting cash back at 5000?

You'll get refunded all the money you've spent here.  :)

Whew!  Thank god!
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: arebelspy on September 30, 2016, 07:55:11 AM
'rebs is getting kinda lonely spending all day in there by himself.

Actually it's pretty great.  Quiet time to myself.

I'm already ruing the day when these whippersnappers invade it.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: VladTheImpaler on September 30, 2016, 07:59:18 AM
Clarification: I'm not a gambler and may have misused the term. I think "the over" in this case means at a later date or never.
In Sports betting, the terms "Over" and "Under" refer to if you wager that the amount of points scored will be over or under the predetermined number.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: With This Herring on September 30, 2016, 10:24:52 AM
Dumb question time!  At the time I post this, Spork has 4572 posts and ARS has 20917.  Why does Spork have six boxes under Spork's username but ARS only has five boxes?  Are ARS's large, blue boxes worth more than Spork's small, gold boxes?  Are the blue boxes a mod thing set at a time when the forum was younger and post counts smaller?  If so, what about switching from a small number of blue boxes to a blue mustache?
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: nereo on September 30, 2016, 10:29:05 AM
  Are ARS's large, blue boxes worth more than Spork's small, gold boxes?

Gwah!! (sorry, 5th grade humor coming out...)

Seriously though, those with the all-powerful moderator privileges seem to get blue boxes.  The rest of us are stuck with gold ones.  Anyone can use the red pen though.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: dragoncar on September 30, 2016, 11:10:48 AM
  Are ARS's large, blue boxes worth more than Spork's small, gold boxes?

Gwah!! (sorry, 5th grade humor coming out...)

Seriously though, those with the all-powerful moderator privileges seem to get blue boxes.  The rest of us are stuck with gold ones.  Anyone can use the red pen though.

Rebs actually has special moderator black boxes.  However, the black boxes are colored blue for visibility
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: With This Herring on September 30, 2016, 12:34:35 PM
  Are ARS's large, blue boxes worth more than Spork's small, gold boxes?

Gwah!! (sorry, 5th grade humor coming out...)

Seriously though, those with the all-powerful moderator privileges seem to get blue boxes.  The rest of us are stuck with gold ones.  Anyone can use the red pen though.

Rebs actually has special moderator black boxes.  However, the black boxes are colored blue for visibility

That makes sense, when there is foam everywhere.  (Sorry, guys!)
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: deborah on September 30, 2016, 04:11:53 PM
Image was used as the opposite method to attachments. So, you misunderstood me, but glad ARS made the correction as others may have thought the same thing.

I was a victim of negative posts. When SOMEONE deleted her entire journal, my numbers went backwards.

Shit, if I'd known it would affect your post count deborah, that definitely would've made a difference to my decision to delete my personal journal filled with private info! I'll be more considerate next time ;-)
No, no... delete whatever you want. It's like a game of Russian roulette, or the frog going up the well. If someone deletes your posts, you just go down a bit. Makes it exciting, and non-deterministic!
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: ender on September 30, 2016, 04:14:30 PM
Image was used as the opposite method to attachments. So, you misunderstood me, but glad ARS made the correction as others may have thought the same thing.

I was a victim of negative posts. When SOMEONE deleted her entire journal, my numbers went backwards.

Shit, if I'd known it would affect your post count deborah, that definitely would've made a difference to my decision to delete my personal journal filled with private info! I'll be more considerate next time ;-)
No, no... delete whatever you want. It's like a game of Russian roulette, or the frog going up the well. If someone deletes your posts, you just go down a bit. Makes it exciting, and non-deterministic!

What if ARS deletes your user account itself?

:o
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: deborah on September 30, 2016, 04:18:09 PM
Image was used as the opposite method to attachments. So, you misunderstood me, but glad ARS made the correction as others may have thought the same thing.

I was a victim of negative posts. When SOMEONE deleted her entire journal, my numbers went backwards.

Shit, if I'd known it would affect your post count deborah, that definitely would've made a difference to my decision to delete my personal journal filled with private info! I'll be more considerate next time ;-)
No, no... delete whatever you want. It's like a game of Russian roulette, or the frog going up the well. If someone deletes your posts, you just go down a bit. Makes it exciting, and non-deterministic!

What if ARS deletes your user account itself?

:o
ARS wouldn't do that!
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: arebelspy on September 30, 2016, 06:41:06 PM
Image was used as the opposite method to attachments. So, you misunderstood me, but glad ARS made the correction as others may have thought the same thing.

I was a victim of negative posts. When SOMEONE deleted her entire journal, my numbers went backwards.

Shit, if I'd known it would affect your post count deborah, that definitely would've made a difference to my decision to delete my personal journal filled with private info! I'll be more considerate next time ;-)
No, no... delete whatever you want. It's like a game of Russian roulette, or the frog going up the well. If someone deletes your posts, you just go down a bit. Makes it exciting, and non-deterministic!

What if ARS deletes your user account itself?

:o
ARS wouldn't do that!

...but only because you didn't add the 'e' on my name that time.  ;)

As far as the colored boxes, I think I saw a setting to tweak those, but I've never bothered.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: MonkeyJenga on September 30, 2016, 07:18:56 PM
Image was used as the opposite method to attachments. So, you misunderstood me, but glad ARS made the correction as others may have thought the same thing.

I was a victim of negative posts. When SOMEONE deleted her entire journal, my numbers went backwards.

Shit, if I'd known it would affect your post count deborah, that definitely would've made a difference to my decision to delete my personal journal filled with private info! I'll be more considerate next time ;-)
No, no... delete whatever you want. It's like a game of Russian roulette, or the frog going up the well. If someone deletes your posts, you just go down a bit. Makes it exciting, and non-deterministic!

What if ARS deletes your user account itself?

:o
ARS wouldn't do that!

...but only because you didn't add the 'e' on my name that time.  ;)

As far as the colored boxes, I think I saw a setting to tweak those, but I've never bothered.

Can't be arsed?
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: dragoncar on September 30, 2016, 07:20:09 PM
You could always move threads to an unviewable subforum instead of deleting.

That's how I got all my boxes.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: arebelspy on September 30, 2016, 07:51:15 PM
You could always move threads to an unviewable subforum instead of deleting.

That's how I got all my boxes.

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/9743562/icon_lol.gif)

You are both one of my favorite dragons AND my favorite car.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: deborah on October 01, 2016, 12:12:44 AM
ARS Rules

ARSk politely

AnRSwer informatively

And most important of all, remember the MMM motto...Financial Freedom through BadARSity
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: Dicey on October 02, 2016, 10:47:29 PM
Um, sure (fingers crossed, as well as eyes). Thanks Rebs and deborah!
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: ender on October 03, 2016, 06:02:05 AM
You could always move threads to an unviewable subforum instead of deleting.

That's how I got all my boxes.

The worst part is the inconsistent space between the avatar and actual ones.

My OCD. Gahhhh!
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: dragoncar on October 03, 2016, 11:51:55 AM
You could always move threads to an unviewable subforum instead of deleting.

That's how I got all my boxes.

The worst part is the inconsistent space between the avatar and actual ones.

My OCD. Gahhhh!

There, I fixed the space between the avatar and actual ones.  All better?
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: ender on October 03, 2016, 11:58:43 AM
You could always move threads to an unviewable subforum instead of deleting.

That's how I got all my boxes.

The worst part is the inconsistent space between the avatar and actual ones.

My OCD. Gahhhh!

There, I fixed the space between the avatar and actual ones.  All better?

:P
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: LeRainDrop on October 03, 2016, 12:00:57 PM
You could always move threads to an unviewable subforum instead of deleting.

That's how I got all my boxes.

The worst part is the inconsistent space between the avatar and actual ones.

My OCD. Gahhhh!

There, I fixed the space between the avatar and actual ones.  All better?

:P

Better, but there is still one square out of line -- the horror!
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: ender on October 03, 2016, 12:07:59 PM
for some reason that is far less bothersome than how it was before....

no, I have no idea why haha.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: arebelspy on October 03, 2016, 06:23:16 PM
You could always move threads to an unviewable subforum instead of deleting.

That's how I got all my boxes.

The worst part is the inconsistent space between the avatar and actual ones.

My OCD. Gahhhh!

There, I fixed the space between the avatar and actual ones.  All better?

The worst part is that years later, the avatar will be gone, and future historians won't get the joke.  The previous one, and this one, should be uploaded as attachments.  :)
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: dragoncar on October 03, 2016, 07:26:10 PM
You could always move threads to an unviewable subforum instead of deleting.

That's how I got all my boxes.

The worst part is the inconsistent space between the avatar and actual ones.

My OCD. Gahhhh!

There, I fixed the space between the avatar and actual ones.  All better?

The worst part is that years later, the avatar will be gone, and future historians won't get the joke.  The previous one, and this one, should be uploaded as attachments.  :)

Well... as long as it's for the internet historians
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: LeRainDrop on October 03, 2016, 07:31:08 PM
Dragoncar, your one square out of alignment is giving me anxiety ;-(
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: fa on October 03, 2016, 09:02:28 PM

Since OP started to talk about post numbers, ARS, I never noticed you have over 21000 posts?!!  Holy smokes!  My hat goes off to you.  I know you are a moderator, but still..that's a lot.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: ender on October 03, 2016, 09:04:56 PM
Post everywhere, all the time, and especially in the same thread over and over again.

Or just modify the post count field.

WE'LL NEVER KNOW WHICH IT IS
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: dragoncar on October 03, 2016, 10:36:16 PM
Post everywhere, all the time, and especially in the same thread over and over again.

Or just modify the post count field.

WE'LL NEVER KNOW WHICH IT IS

It's only 13 posts per day.  13 posts per day is easy, it's doing it every single day for 5 years that's hard (on average)
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: marty998 on October 04, 2016, 01:14:37 AM
I am trying so bloody hard to get to this mythical 5000 and stay in the top 40 posters and Miss M. Jenga just whooshes right past me!

Post everywhere, all the time, and especially in the same thread over and over again.

Or just modify the post count field.

WE'LL NEVER KNOW WHICH IT IS

It's only 13 posts per day.  13 posts per day is easy, it's doing it every single day for 5 years that's hard (on average)

Yep... but I think the post count per day is getting easier for him. That red pen has had to be uncapped more often in the past month. I would expect it to ramp up even more in the next 5 weeks as the election reaches a crescendo :D
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: Metric Mouse on October 04, 2016, 02:02:14 AM
  Are ARS's large, blue boxes worth more than Spork's small, gold boxes?

Gwah!! (sorry, 5th grade humor coming out...)

Seriously though, those with the all-powerful moderator privileges seem to get blue boxes.  The rest of us are stuck with gold ones.  Anyone can use the red pen though.

Rebs actually has special moderator black boxes.  However, the black boxes are colored blue for visibility

That makes sense, when there is foam everywhere.  (Sorry, guys!)

:D Worth it.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: arebelspy on October 04, 2016, 02:54:52 AM


I am trying so bloody hard to get to this mythical 5000 and stay in the top 40 posters and Miss M. Jenga just whooshes right past me!

You just need to be involved in three or four journals that grow at a rate of a million pages per day.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: Dicey on October 04, 2016, 05:04:19 AM
I am trying so bloody hard to get to this mythical 5000 and stay in the top 40...
There's a Top 40??? As mentioned upthread, I don't really want to become a Walrus Anything, but there's a Top 40 and I didn't know about it? What? Wah!*

*Humor, not actual whining.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: ender on October 04, 2016, 06:15:05 AM


I am trying so bloody hard to get to this mythical 5000 and stay in the top 40 posters and Miss M. Jenga just whooshes right past me!

You just need to be involved in three or four journals that grow at a rate of a million pages per day.

Mine definitely doesn't.

I.... think I'm ok at that. I think. I could go spam it. But... RL!
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: MonkeyJenga on October 04, 2016, 12:18:20 PM
I am trying so bloody hard to get to this mythical 5000 and stay in the top 40 posters and Miss M. Jenga just whooshes right past me!

Not sure what you're talking about, marty. [Innocent whistle]
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: arebelspy on November 02, 2016, 05:25:44 PM
Likely earliest/latest "graduation" dates for the next 8:
lhamo 10/24/201611/15/2016
Prospector 10/29/201611/23/2016
nereo 11/12/201611/22/2016
Spork 11/27/201612/25/2016
Jack 12/6/201612/30/2016
jordanread 12/6/20162/9/2017
MonkeyJenga 12/29/20165/5/2017
pbkmaine 1/10/20173/4/2017

Of course, Observing a Phenomenon Affects Its Outcome (http://factmyth.com/factoids/observing-a-phenomenon-affects-its-outcome/) so who knows...?

nereo leapfrogs and becomes the first one on the list to make it, well "under" even his earliest date.  lhamo looks on track to finish in her range, ditto Prospector, who should be there in the next few days.

(Also Bracken Joy hit 5k two days ago, but wasn't on this list.)
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: nereo on November 02, 2016, 05:38:16 PM
Woot!

This is such an honor... I'd like to thank yew many mustache and friends all their love and support :sniff: and to posters like moonshadow who kept threads rolling against all probability!

I'll be waiting by the mailbox for my certificate!
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: dragoncar on November 02, 2016, 05:40:20 PM
Woot!

This is such an honor... I'd like to thank yew many mustache and friends all their love and support :sniff: and to posters like moonshadow who kept threads rolling against all probability!

I'll be waiting by the mailbox for my certificate!

Yo, nereo, I'm really happy for you, I'ma let you finish, but Arebelspy had one of the best thread of all time! One of the best threads of all time!
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: MDM on November 02, 2016, 09:07:59 PM
(Also Bracken Joy hit 5k two days ago, but wasn't on this list.)
One can imagine the call from the booth: "...and coming up fast from the back of the pack, passing on the outside, it's Bracken Joy pulling away down the stretch...."
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: nereo on November 02, 2016, 09:15:30 PM
now that I have the coveted 'Walrus Stach' it seems like we ought to re-adjust the posting levels again. 
10,000 for Walrus, 5,000 for Magnum, and 2,500 for Handlebar?  30,000 needed to become an administrator?
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: LeRainDrop on November 02, 2016, 09:55:51 PM
Walrus?  Y'all are long in the tooth :-)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/13/Walrus2.jpg/220px-Walrus2.jpg)
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: arebelspy on November 02, 2016, 11:12:44 PM
now that I have the coveted 'Walrus Stach' it seems like we ought to re-adjust the posting levels again. 
10,000 for Walrus, 5,000 for Magnum, and 2,500 for Handlebar?  30,000 needed to become an administrator?

Inflation happens everywhere, even the MMM forums!

Soon we'll be talking in terms of real post counts versus nominal post counts.

"Well, but those were 2013 posts, so they're worth like 2.5 times that now..."

We'll debate how to minimize the impact of post inflation on our personal post budgets, and bicker about the man flooding the forum with posts, devaluing them.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: marty998 on November 03, 2016, 02:35:06 AM
I am trying so bloody hard to get to this mythical 5000 and stay in the top 40...
There's a Top 40??? As mentioned upthread, I don't really want to become a Walrus Anything, but there's a Top 40 and I didn't know about it? What? Wah!*

*Humor, not actual whining.

Oh... it's not an actual thing.. .it's just when I view the member list on my laptop the screen is only big enough to show 40 at a time. I don't want to have to scroll to find my name :)

On another forum that I lurk on, the top 40 posters get a yellow shield and the top 10 get a green shield I think...

The ones with the most likes get a heart.

Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: deborah on November 03, 2016, 02:37:12 AM
Can you get a heart AND a shield? Sounds like a wargame!
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: mustachepungoeshere on November 03, 2016, 03:41:09 AM
I am trying so bloody hard to get to this mythical 5000 and stay in the top 40...
There's a Top 40??? As mentioned upthread, I don't really want to become a Walrus Anything, but there's a Top 40 and I didn't know about it? What? Wah!*

*Humor, not actual whining.

Oh... it's not an actual thing.. .it's just when I view the member list on my laptop the screen is only big enough to show 40 at a time. I don't want to have to scroll to find my name :)

On another forum that I lurk on, the top 40 posters get a yellow shield and the top 10 get a green shield I think...

The ones with the most likes get a heart.

<3
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: With This Herring on November 03, 2016, 08:59:46 AM
now that I have the coveted 'Walrus Stach' it seems like we ought to re-adjust the posting levels again. 
10,000 for Walrus, 5,000 for Magnum, and 2,500 for Handlebar?  30,000 needed to become an administrator?

Inflation happens everywhere, even the MMM forums!

Soon we'll be talking in terms of real post counts versus nominal post counts.

"Well, but those were 2013 posts, so they're worth like 2.5 times that now..."

We'll debate how to minimize the impact of post inflation on our personal post budgets, and bicker about the man flooding the forum with posts, devaluing them.

Inflation?  That sounds like vanity sizing to me!
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: dragoncar on November 03, 2016, 12:50:49 PM
now that I have the coveted 'Walrus Stach' it seems like we ought to re-adjust the posting levels again. 
10,000 for Walrus, 5,000 for Magnum, and 2,500 for Handlebar?  30,000 needed to become an administrator?

Inflation happens everywhere, even the MMM forums!

Soon we'll be talking in terms of real post counts versus nominal post counts.

"Well, but those were 2013 posts, so they're worth like 2.5 times that now..."

We'll debate how to minimize the impact of post inflation on our personal post budgets, and bicker about the man flooding the forum with posts, devaluing them.


This is an excellent point.  I'm never going to be able to retire on just 5000 posts if I can't earn a good return on those posts.  I don't even think my current deposits are beating inflation.  Does anyone need to borrow some of mine?  Maybe someone close to walrus?  I'll change a very reasonable interest rate.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: deborah on November 03, 2016, 04:08:30 PM
now that I have the coveted 'Walrus Stach' it seems like we ought to re-adjust the posting levels again. 
10,000 for Walrus, 5,000 for Magnum, and 2,500 for Handlebar?  30,000 needed to become an administrator?

Inflation happens everywhere, even the MMM forums!

Soon we'll be talking in terms of real post counts versus nominal post counts.

"Well, but those were 2013 posts, so they're worth like 2.5 times that now..."

We'll debate how to minimize the impact of post inflation on our personal post budgets, and bicker about the man flooding the forum with posts, devaluing them.


This is an excellent point.  I'm never going to be able to retire on just 5000 posts if I can't earn a good return on those posts.  I don't even think my current deposits are beating inflation.  Does anyone need to borrow some of mine?  Maybe someone close to walrus?  I'll change a very reasonable interest rate.

You'll probably delete them all like Scrubby (who recently deleted her journal again), and then people will be oscillating between walrus and magnum - both are huge. Of course, if the moderators got into the act, they could send you right back to 5 o'clock shadow! I am resigned to never becoming a walrus, because each time I get close, my numbers go down again.

Magnum is magnificent!
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: dragoncar on November 03, 2016, 04:30:02 PM


You'll probably delete them all like Scrubby (who recently deleted her journal again), and then people will be oscillating between walrus and magnum - both are huge.

If you can't handle the volatility, you have to invest your posts in high-quality AAA rated threads like Overheard at Work, not the high risk/high reward personal journals.  Yeah, the AAA threads don't have the same huge growth potential, but they are safe. 
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: deborah on November 03, 2016, 05:00:02 PM
What
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Post by: deborah on November 03, 2016, 05:00:16 PM
do
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Post by: deborah on November 03, 2016, 05:00:35 PM
you
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Post by: deborah on November 03, 2016, 05:00:53 PM
mean
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Post by: deborah on November 03, 2016, 05:01:13 PM
I
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Post by: deborah on November 03, 2016, 05:01:25 PM
think
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Post by: deborah on November 03, 2016, 05:01:44 PM
there's
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Post by: deborah on November 03, 2016, 05:02:31 PM
HUGE
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: deborah on November 03, 2016, 05:02:44 PM
growth
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: deborah on November 03, 2016, 05:03:02 PM
potential!
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: deborah on November 03, 2016, 05:03:27 PM
Not very readable growth potential though!
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: arebelspy on November 03, 2016, 05:35:47 PM


You'll probably delete them all like Scrubby (who recently deleted her journal again), and then people will be oscillating between walrus and magnum - both are huge.

If you can't handle the volatility, you have to invest your posts in high-quality AAA rated threads like Overheard at Work, not the high risk/high reward personal journals.  Yeah, the AAA threads don't have the same huge growth potential, but they are safe.

This gave me entirely too much joy.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: Metric Mouse on November 04, 2016, 11:56:08 PM


You'll probably delete them all like Scrubby (who recently deleted her journal again), and then people will be oscillating between walrus and magnum - both are huge.

If you can't handle the volatility, you have to invest your posts in high-quality AAA rated threads like Overheard at Work, not the high risk/high reward personal journals.  Yeah, the AAA threads don't have the same huge growth potential, but they are safe.

Hell, even the "Trump Voters: Why?" thread would have been great to get into on the ground floor. It just doesn't seem to have an upper limit!
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: arebelspy on November 05, 2016, 06:46:07 AM


You'll probably delete them all like Scrubby (who recently deleted her journal again), and then people will be oscillating between walrus and magnum - both are huge.

If you can't handle the volatility, you have to invest your posts in high-quality AAA rated threads like Overheard at Work, not the high risk/high reward personal journals.  Yeah, the AAA threads don't have the same huge growth potential, but they are safe.

Hell, even the "Trump Voters: Why?" thread would have been great to get into on the ground floor. It just doesn't seem to have an upper limit!
No, but it does have a time limit that is quickly approaching.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: marty998 on November 05, 2016, 07:06:38 AM


You'll probably delete them all like Scrubby (who recently deleted her journal again), and then people will be oscillating between walrus and magnum - both are huge.

If you can't handle the volatility, you have to invest your posts in high-quality AAA rated threads like Overheard at Work, not the high risk/high reward personal journals.  Yeah, the AAA threads don't have the same huge growth potential, but they are safe.

Hell, even the "Trump Voters: Why?" thread would have been great to get into on the ground floor. It just doesn't seem to have an upper limit!
No, but it does have a time limit that is quickly approaching.

Oh god, the NZ, followed closely by the Aussie stock market will be the first to open following the election.

There world will quickly judge what a Trump victory will mean. I am genuinely concerned that a Brexit style upset will occur... Trump voters just look more likely to turn up on the day because they genuinely believe the rhetoric.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: nereo on November 05, 2016, 07:57:10 AM

Oh god, the NZ, followed closely by the Aussie stock market will be the first to open following the election.

There world will quickly judge what a Trump victory will mean. I am genuinely concerned that a Brexit style upset will occur... Trump voters just look more likely to turn up on the day because they genuinely believe the rhetoric.

slow and steady... buy and hold... don't panic... and always remember where your towel is.
I wouldn't be surprised if there's a lot of gyrations in the global markets following the election, but regardless of the direction it's just a blip for anyone investing for life.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: LeRainDrop on November 05, 2016, 12:11:45 PM


You'll probably delete them all like Scrubby (who recently deleted her journal again), and then people will be oscillating between walrus and magnum - both are huge.

If you can't handle the volatility, you have to invest your posts in high-quality AAA rated threads like Overheard at Work, not the high risk/high reward personal journals.  Yeah, the AAA threads don't have the same huge growth potential, but they are safe.

Hell, even the "Trump Voters: Why?" thread would have been great to get into on the ground floor. It just doesn't seem to have an upper limit!
No, but it does have a time limit that is quickly approaching.

Unless something like 2000 happens with the vote-counting getting extended for weeks...or if Trump loses but refuses to concede...
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: marty998 on November 05, 2016, 02:03:06 PM


You'll probably delete them all like Scrubby (who recently deleted her journal again), and then people will be oscillating between walrus and magnum - both are huge.

If you can't handle the volatility, you have to invest your posts in high-quality AAA rated threads like Overheard at Work, not the high risk/high reward personal journals.  Yeah, the AAA threads don't have the same huge growth potential, but they are safe.

Hell, even the "Trump Voters: Why?" thread would have been great to get into on the ground floor. It just doesn't seem to have an upper limit!
No, but it does have a time limit that is quickly approaching.

Unless something like 2000 happens with the vote-counting getting extended for weeks...or if Trump loses but refuses to concede...

Are there any butterfly papers this year with a chance of hanging chads?
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: Bracken_Joy on November 05, 2016, 09:27:12 PM
Woohoo. I AM a walrus now. I actually didn't notice. Should I be sad or proud?
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: Bracken_Joy on November 05, 2016, 09:27:38 PM
(Also Bracken Joy hit 5k two days ago, but wasn't on this list.)
One can imagine the call from the booth: "...and coming up fast from the back of the pack, passing on the outside, it's Bracken Joy pulling away down the stretch...."

This is what happens when you take a break from work =P
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: arebelspy on November 05, 2016, 09:28:02 PM
Woohoo. I AM a walrus now. I actually didn't notice. Should I be sad or proud?

Yes.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: Metric Mouse on November 06, 2016, 12:38:39 AM


You'll probably delete them all like Scrubby (who recently deleted her journal again), and then people will be oscillating between walrus and magnum - both are huge.

If you can't handle the volatility, you have to invest your posts in high-quality AAA rated threads like Overheard at Work, not the high risk/high reward personal journals.  Yeah, the AAA threads don't have the same huge growth potential, but they are safe.

Hell, even the "Trump Voters: Why?" thread would have been great to get into on the ground floor. It just doesn't seem to have an upper limit!
No, but it does have a time limit that is quickly approaching.

Unless something like 2000 happens with the vote-counting getting extended for weeks...or if Trump loses but refuses to concede...

Dammit. Does this mean I've fallen for a pump'n'dump?
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: Dicey on November 06, 2016, 03:39:49 PM
I am resigned to never becoming a walrus, because each time I get close, my numbers go down again.

Magnum is magnificent!
And let's face it, magnum is so much more attractive than wal-rus! If I ever get too close, i may have to dump scrub some posts.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: deborah on November 06, 2016, 05:19:15 PM
I am resigned to never becoming a walrus, because each time I get close, my numbers go down again.

Magnum is magnificent!
And let's face it, magnum is so much more attractive than wal-rus! If I ever get too close, i may have to dump scrub some posts.
You're closer than you think!
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: Dicey on November 06, 2016, 09:52:45 PM
I am resigned to never becoming a walrus, because each time I get close, my numbers go down again.

Magnum is magnificent!
And let's face it, magnum is so much more attractive than wal-rus! If I ever get too close, i may have to dump scrub some posts.
You're closer than you think!
Nope. I'm sure it will make my butt look big.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: oldtoyota on November 07, 2016, 04:15:27 PM
huh.  Seems I just "leveled up". 
Strange, I don't feel any different...

No, the Handlebar covers 1000-2499. You've got another 480ish until Magnum.

I hardly noticed the names before. Walrus. That is funny.

While we're here, what do the yellow squares under our screen name mean?
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: deborah on November 07, 2016, 04:45:13 PM
See dragoncar's message in this thread - #msg1251296

He tried several sets of boxes until he came up with the design he liked.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: dragoncar on November 07, 2016, 05:36:25 PM
See dragoncar's message in this thread - #msg1251296

He tried several sets of boxes until he came up with the design he liked.

I like how you just refer to message numbers off the top of your head. 
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: deborah on November 07, 2016, 06:53:34 PM
See dragoncar's message in this thread - #msg1251296

He tried several sets of boxes until he came up with the design he liked.

I like how you just refer to message numbers off the top of your head. 
Well, it was one of the funniest exchanges around - especially as it was somewhat ephemeral because the changes you made to your avatar were temporary.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: deborah on November 07, 2016, 06:55:57 PM
I am resigned to never becoming a walrus, because each time I get close, my numbers go down again.

Magnum is magnificent!
And let's face it, magnum is so much more attractive than wal-rus! If I ever get too close, i may have to dump scrub some posts.
You're closer than you think!
Nope. I'm sure it will make my butt look big.
How will that happen? I am often slow to get jokes, but I've mulled this over for a day, and I still don't get it.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: Dicey on November 09, 2016, 01:42:59 AM
For some reason, I can't insert this comment at the end of the full thread, so I cut off half of it and it finally worked. Too many quotes? I don't know.

Nope. I'm sure it will make my butt look big.
How will that happen? I am often slow to get jokes, but I've mulled this over for a day, and I still don't get it.
You probably have to be from the USA to get that joke. And remember guys and female same gender SOs the correct response is ALWAYS "no dear, your ______ doesn't make your butt look big".
Exactly! I'd be skeptical of discovering any woman anywhere who actually wants to be called a walrus. No fucking way. We need a better name. Absent that, I think I'll just pull a scrubby to stay out of walrus territory. Except I don't have a journal (or three) that I can just obliterate.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: deborah on November 19, 2016, 01:10:06 AM
looks like you deleted one too few posters, as they are all quoted with the wrong post.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: Dicey on November 19, 2016, 02:07:56 AM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: deborah on May 08, 2017, 07:29:38 PM
I am now a walrus! I am now a walrus!

I am getting in quickly before someone deletes another thread and I fall back to the previous rank.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: deborah on May 08, 2017, 07:31:59 PM
I should change the topic to Who will be our 20th Walrus.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: HappierAtHome on May 08, 2017, 07:32:56 PM
I am now a walrus! I am now a walrus!

I am getting in quickly before someone deletes another thread and I fall back to the previous rank.

Yes, enjoy it while it lasts... I'm starting a new journal after my baby is born, and I'm damn close to 38 weeks now :-P
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: MDM on May 08, 2017, 07:46:27 PM
I am now a walrus! I am now a walrus!

Congratulations! - see dragoncar for the washroom key.... ;)
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: snacky on May 08, 2017, 08:21:03 PM
Posting so I can see what my current status is.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: snacky on May 08, 2017, 08:22:10 PM
I'm magnum! What's the number to be a walrus?

Coo coo ca choo?
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: RetiredAt63 on May 09, 2017, 11:27:26 AM
I just looked and I AM A WALRUS!  I knew I spend too much time on the forums.  ;-)

Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: nereo on May 09, 2017, 12:38:00 PM
I'm magnum! What's the number to be a walrus?

Coo coo ca choo?
5k.  Until arebelspy decides to up the number again to combat posting inflation (there's been a lot recently)

I just looked and I AM A WALRUS!  I knew I spend too much time on the forums.  ;-)
Congrats!  I think. Or maybe condolences?
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: deborah on May 09, 2017, 01:12:58 PM
I am now a walrus! I am now a walrus!

I am getting in quickly before someone deletes another thread and I fall back to the previous rank.

Yes, enjoy it while it lasts... I'm starting a new journal after my baby is born, and I'm damn close to 38 weeks now :-P
I was thinking of you... And a couple of others. It doesn't matter, but one needs to get in while the going is good.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: Dicey on May 18, 2017, 02:14:48 AM
Oh, I've been looking for this thread. I noticed the other day that boarder42 has crossed the threshold.  Congratulations, sir!
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: nereo on May 22, 2017, 05:50:13 AM
Don't look now, but Sol is just one rant away from Leveling Up...
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: Dicey on May 22, 2017, 07:59:45 AM
I see Lhamo's over the 5k line again. Given that she's taken down her journals, she's probably a double walrus by now. Go, Lhamo!
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: dragoncar on May 22, 2017, 11:25:14 AM
I see Lhamo's over the 5k line again. Given that she's taken down her journals, she's probably a double walrus by now. Go, Lhamo!

I'm a DecaWalrus if you count my posts from the other timeline
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: nereo on May 22, 2017, 11:27:20 AM
I see Lhamo's over the 5k line again. Given that she's taken down her journals, she's probably a double walrus by now. Go, Lhamo!

I'm a DecaWalrus if you count my posts from the other timeline

I'm still waiting for my copy of the washroom key, dragoncar...
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: dragoncar on May 22, 2017, 01:41:49 PM
I see Lhamo's over the 5k line again. Given that she's taken down her journals, she's probably a double walrus by now. Go, Lhamo!

I'm a DecaWalrus if you count my posts from the other timeline

I'm still waiting for my copy of the washroom key, dragoncar...

Unfortunately, we had to close it temporarily due to the massive walrus dueces
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: Dicey on June 01, 2017, 07:15:40 PM
Well, it looks like I'm about to cross the dreaded Walrus threshold, despite my previously stated reluctance. I am sure it will make my butt look big. Since any and all requests for a name change have been studiously ignored, I guess unless I pull a Scrubbyfish, it's just going to...
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: Dicey on June 01, 2017, 07:16:37 PM
happen.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: Bracken_Joy on June 01, 2017, 07:19:49 PM
happen.

And lookie there! 5k. Welcome to the club =D
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: G-dog on June 01, 2017, 07:37:54 PM
I just looked and I AM A WALRUS!  I knew I spend too much time on the forums.  ;-)

I think I crossed over recently too. I don't feel any different....
Title: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: pbkmaine on June 01, 2017, 07:39:23 PM
Me neither! Welcome, Dicey, G, 63!
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: With This Herring 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.  ;)
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: snacky on June 05, 2017, 09:13:22 PM
The highest level of mustache is no mustache at all.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: G-dog on June 05, 2017, 09:38:22 PM
The highest level of mustache is no mustache at all.

Very zen.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: Dicey on June 06, 2017, 04:39:00 AM
The highest level of mustache is no mustache at all.
Check.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: Kriegsspiel on June 07, 2017, 06:26:10 PM
It is only after we have shaven everything that we are free to begin new bristling.

-Smiler Burden
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: dragoncar on September 20, 2017, 10:28:15 PM
Wow there are now 23.  Prospector is nearing 10k ... will there be a new category?
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: arebelspy 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. ;)
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: nereo 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.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: arebelspy 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?
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: dragoncar 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?

Carousel
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: pbkmaine on September 21, 2017, 04:35:02 PM
Wheel! Of! Walrus!
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: With This Herring 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" (http://www.animals-photos.net/inca-tern-the-birds-with-mustaches/)
(http://www.animals-photos.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/inca_tern_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: snacky 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" (http://www.animals-photos.net/inca-tern-the-birds-with-mustaches/)
(http://www.animals-photos.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/inca_tern_1.jpg)

Seconded.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: dragoncar 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
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: deborah on November 08, 2017, 12:18:09 AM
TENURE??? PENSION??? How does that fit FIRE???
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: marty998 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...
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: snacky 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

Seconded.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: arebelspy 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. :)
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: With This Herring 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. :)

"Your Mustache May Vary. :)"

A+ for no voting.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: arebelspy 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+!
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: GuitarStv 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.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: solon 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!
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: dragoncar 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”
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: arebelspy 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.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: Dicey on November 09, 2017, 11:32:39 AM
Good posts can come from someone with 100 posts or 10000.
Or 26,648 and counting. ;-)
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: GuitarStv 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. . .
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: arebelspy 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.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: dragoncar 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)
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: arebelspy 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.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: dragoncar 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.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: arebelspy 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.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: brooklynguy 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 (https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/off-topic/who-will-be-our-second-walrus/msg751538/#msg751538) this very subject, in this very thread, before dragoncar had retired and just after rebs did.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: dragoncar on November 09, 2017, 03:40:23 PM


Funny how we already discussed (https://forum.mrmoneymustache.com/off-topic/who-will-be-our-second-walrus/msg751538/#msg751538) 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?
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: arebelspy on November 09, 2017, 03:53:51 PM
We'll need an old folks home subforum.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: ketchup 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...
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: Dicey on November 09, 2017, 04:10:36 PM
Youse guys are killing me.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: dragoncar 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?
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: marty998 on December 30, 2017, 07:58:43 PM
I got here eventually. I'm fucken exhausted. Fingers need to rest here a while.



And now you tell me I'm only halfway to the next club??

Dammit. 5 more years lol. I hope to be FIRE with $2m banked by then.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: deborah on December 30, 2017, 09:11:04 PM
I got here eventually. I'm fucken exhausted. Fingers need to rest here a while.



And now you tell me I'm only halfway to the next club??

Dammit. 5 more years lol. I hope to be FIRE with $2m banked by then.
Are you going for overkill?

Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: mustachepungoeshere on December 31, 2017, 07:49:59 PM
I got here eventually. I'm fucken exhausted. Fingers need to rest here a while.



And now you tell me I'm only halfway to the next club??

Dammit. 5 more years lol. I hope to be FIRE with $2m banked by then.

HOW DID I MISS THIS???

@marty998, we should have had an extra drink last night to celebrate!
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: marty998 on December 31, 2017, 08:09:10 PM
I got here eventually. I'm fucken exhausted. Fingers need to rest here a while.



And now you tell me I'm only halfway to the next club??

Dammit. 5 more years lol. I hope to be FIRE with $2m banked by then.
Are you going for overkill?

Going to need $2m net assets... unfortunate but I think that'll be the number. At this point can't see how I can do it for less with $600k trapped in the apartment and $150k in super.

That leaves $1250k for the FIRE stash... seems reasonable enough.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: dragoncar on January 01, 2018, 11:53:42 AM
I got here eventually. I'm fucken exhausted. Fingers need to rest here a while.



And now you tell me I'm only halfway to the next club??

Dammit. 5 more years lol. I hope to be FIRE with $2m banked by then.

HOW DID I MISS THIS???

@marty998, we should have had an extra drink last night to celebrate!

Don’t worry guys, I had several extra drinks last night to celebrate for everyone
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: Dicey on January 01, 2018, 01:47:33 PM
Thank you, dragoncar, and congratulations, Marty!
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: nereo on January 09, 2019, 10:54:24 AM
Whaaaahhh????
When did we get a "Senior Mustachian" category that's above "Walrus"??!

Congrats @G-dog, @GuitarStv, @Le Poisson for reaching that milestone... or something.

@RetiredAt63 seems to be the front-runner to join this particular pinnacle of internet time-wasting.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: snacky on January 09, 2019, 11:03:38 AM
At some point I became a walrus stache. Who knew making dirty jokes would bring me such a prestigious title?
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: 2Birds1Stone on January 09, 2019, 11:08:35 AM
Quite a few walri already. Or is it walruses?
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: nereo on January 09, 2019, 11:09:10 AM
At some point I became a walrus stache. Who knew making dirty jokes would bring me such a prestigious title?
Didn't you reach it once before but then regress when you deleted your journal(s)? 
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: nereo on January 09, 2019, 11:11:31 AM
Quite a few walri already. Or is it walruses?

Walruses.  Just like Octopuses (really).  You only pluralize with 'i' when the root word is of latin origin.   Walrus, apparently, is Norse -> Dutch.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: snacky on January 09, 2019, 11:15:45 AM
At some point I became a walrus stache. Who knew making dirty jokes would bring me such a prestigious title?
Didn't you reach it once before but then regress when you deleted your journal(s)?

Maybe? I don't recall. Walruses come and go. :)
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: GuitarStv on January 09, 2019, 11:22:11 AM
Quite a few walri already. Or is it walruses?

Walruses.  Just like Octopuses (really).  You only pluralize with 'i' when the root word is of latin origin.   Walrus, apparently, is Norse -> Dutch.

Octopussy is the plural of octopus.  Any James Bond fan could tell you that.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: Dicey on January 09, 2019, 11:50:10 AM
I love when an old thread gets revived, especially a fun one.

At some point I became a walrus stache. Who knew making dirty jokes would bring me such a prestigious title?

Ugh, if you've ever experienced walruses* up close, dirty is a word that easily comes to mind. Ooh, they are stin-key! And your jokes are awesome, @snacky. I bow down to your marvelous wit, albeit from a safe (less stin-key and much warmer) distance.

At some point I became a walrus stache. Who knew making dirty jokes would bring me such a prestigious title?
Didn't you reach it once before but then regress when you deleted your journal(s)? 

I have a bone to pick with the mods over this. I think people (like jooni, or lhamo) sometimes have excellent reasons for deleting their posts. See especially: Spartana. I think once a level has been achieved, it should stick with the person, not with their post count. Though I despise the label Walrus**, as I suspect many females of the species might, it shows a level of committment to the cause and to helping others reach their FIRE dreams that should be less ephemeral. Can I get an "Amen" on this? Should we start a petition? A protest? A something?

Speaking of moderators:

Whaaaahhh????
When did we get a "Senior Mustachian" category that's above "Walrus"??!

I just thought that designation was just for the moderators because their contributions are so prodigious. Wah! I need a new copy of the Forum Rule Book. I lost mine, or possibly I accidently burned it along with my work stuff on FIRE Day. I had no idea there were questions that must be answered to join. Clueless Walrus, party of one. The rest of you are far smarter.

Quite a few walri already. Or is it walruses?

Walruses.  Just like Octopuses (really).  You only pluralize with 'i' when the root word is of latin origin.   Walrus, apparently, is Norse -> Dutch.

*OMG, @nereo, I love that you know that. See, just another example of the point I just made. Nereo is working hard to make all of our lives better. You too, @GuitarStv [snirt] ;-)

**Because, goddamn, it makes my butt look big. Bad enough I have no opposable thumbs and stink like fishies, BUT the big butt is a step too far. Just sayin'.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: deborah on January 09, 2019, 01:36:55 PM
There was a thread where it was agreed to add categories and change them around. Back in time immemorial...
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: G-dog on January 09, 2019, 01:47:45 PM
Whaaaahhh????
When did we get a "Senior Mustachian" category that's above "Walrus"??!

Congrats @G-dog, @GuitarStv, @Le Poisson for reaching that milestone... or something.

@RetiredAt63 seems to be the front-runner to join this particular pinnacle of internet time-wasting.

Huh - well good thing this isn’t all a waste of time.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: RetiredAt63 on January 09, 2019, 02:25:12 PM
Whaaaahhh????
When did we get a "Senior Mustachian" category that's above "Walrus"??!

Congrats @G-dog, @GuitarStv, @Le Poisson for reaching that milestone... or something.

@RetiredAt63 seems to be the front-runner to join this particular pinnacle of internet time-wasting.

Huh - well good thing this isn’t all a waste of time.

Are we sure?  If I have that many posts, I am here too much.   ;-)
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: nereo on January 09, 2019, 02:45:37 PM

I have a bone to pick with the mods over this. I think people (like jooni, or lhamo) sometimes have excellent reasons for deleting their posts. See especially: Spartana. I think once a level has been achieved, it should stick with the person, not with their post count. Though I despise the label Walrus**, as I suspect many females of the species might, it shows a level of committment to the cause and to helping others reach their FIRE dreams that should be less ephemeral. Can I get an "Amen" on this? Should we start a petition? A protest? A something?

[snip]

**Because, goddamn, it makes my butt look big. Bad enough I have no opposable thumbs and stink like fishies, BUT the big butt is a step too far. Just sayin'.

Just keep posting, Dicey.  Pretty soon you'll be a "Senior Mustachian" (not the same as a Señor Mustachian) and you can shed that horrible Walrus moniker.  I think at that point you get to wear a monocle and top-hat, too...
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: Dicey on January 09, 2019, 06:20:01 PM

I have a bone to pick with the mods over this. I think people (like jooni, or lhamo) sometimes have excellent reasons for deleting their posts. See especially: Spartana. I think once a level has been achieved, it should stick with the person, not with their post count. Though I despise the label Walrus**, as I suspect many females of the species might, it shows a level of committment to the cause and to helping others reach their FIRE dreams that should be less ephemeral. Can I get an "Amen" on this? Should we start a petition? A protest? A something?

[snip]

**Because, goddamn, it makes my butt look big. Bad enough I have no opposable thumbs and stink like fishies, BUT the big butt is a step too far. Just sayin'.

Just keep posting, Dicey.  Pretty soon you'll be a "Senior Mustachian" (not the same as a Señor Mustachian) and you can shed that horrible Walrus moniker.  I think at that point you get to wear a monocle and top-hat, too...
"But when?", asks Dicey in a slightly whiny tone. I wanna top hat, but I want shiny tap shoes to go with it, please. I need glasses on two sides to keep from falling over. Whoops - that doesn't always work either. No monocle for me. Maybe I need new glasses too, come to think of it...

Seriously, the other day my post count turned a very interesting number. I looked at it for a moment, then realized it was the address of my parent's first house, where we lived until I hit third grade. Funny how triggers work. Alas, the number didn't last, lol.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: RetiredAt63 on January 10, 2019, 07:37:59 AM
I'm still ahead of Nereo and Dicey.  ;-)    Nyah nyah!
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: Dicey on January 10, 2019, 07:48:16 AM
I'm still ahead of Nereo and Dicey.  ;-)    Nyah nyah!
Back in the olden forum days before Walruses, I cared about post count. Since PM's don't count, I sent them sparingly. Now, I use them frequently, because I don't care about the number any more. I thought I was stuck being a blubbery, fishy breath Walrus forever. What is this next level and what are the requirements? If it gets me out of this fat suit, i may start caring again.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: snacky on January 10, 2019, 07:50:53 AM
I'm still ahead of Nereo and Dicey.  ;-)    Nyah nyah!
Back in the olden forum days before Walruses, I cared about post count. Since PM's don't count, I sent them sparingly. Now, I use them frequently, because I don't care about the number any more. I thought I was stuck being a blubbery, fishy breath Walrus forever. What is this next level and what are the requirements? If it gets me out of this fat suit, i may start caring again.

You are a very pretty walrus. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
(https://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/140221155615-sad-walrus-story-top.jpg)
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: RetiredAt63 on January 10, 2019, 08:08:42 AM
I'm still ahead of Nereo and Dicey.  ;-)    Nyah nyah!
Back in the olden forum days before Walruses, I cared about post count. Since PM's don't count, I sent them sparingly. Now, I use them frequently, because I don't care about the number any more. I thought I was stuck being a blubbery, fishy breath Walrus forever. What is this next level and what are the requirements? If it gets me out of this fat suit, i may start caring again.

I never actually cared about my count and whatever tag came with it.  But a walrus is kind of impressive so I am OK with it.  Do I get to be a senior mustachian at some point?  I am totally OK with that because I am already a senior mustachian.   ;-)
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: nereo on January 10, 2019, 08:29:07 AM
I'm still ahead of Nereo and Dicey.  ;-)    Nyah nyah!
Real mature :-P
Comparing our enrollment dates you basically started this race late and have subsequently lapped me.  But that's ok, I should probably be focused on other things anyway.  Hmm... what's that crying sound in the background?

I never actually cared about my count and whatever tag came with it.  But a walrus is kind of impressive so I am OK with it. Do I get to be a senior mustachian at some point?  I am totally OK with that because I am already a senior mustachian.   ;-)

As a card-carrying marine scientist, I can testify that Walruses are incredible creatures.  Sure they stink (particularly when you get a group of them together on a small patch of ice), but once they are in the water they are wicked fast swimmers that can hold their breath for at a half hour at a stretch and are one of the few marine mammals that can bully large sharks like the Greenland shark. They're the only land-going mammal that even a polar bear avoids. Unlike those whimpy seals or barking sea-lions walruses carry bad-ass warrior tusks.  Despite what's previously been reported on 'fake-news' they can dive 500 meters, about 10x deeper than the puny human on SCUBA.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: RetiredAt63 on January 10, 2019, 08:42:15 AM
I'm still ahead of Nereo and Dicey.  ;-)    Nyah nyah!
Real mature :-P

I'm in my second childhood, what can I say, eh?

Comparing our enrollment dates you basically started this race late and have subsequently lapped me.  But that's ok, I should probably be focused on other things anyway.  Hmm... what's that crying sound in the background?

You started several months after me. May 2013 versus January 2014.

I never actually cared about my count and whatever tag came with it.  But a walrus is kind of impressive so I am OK with it. Do I get to be a senior mustachian at some point?  I am totally OK with that because I am already a senior mustachian.   ;-)

As a card-carrying marine scientist, I can testify that Walruses are incredible creatures.  Sure they stink (particularly when you get a group of them together on a small patch of ice), but once they are in the water they are wicked fast swimmers that can hold their breath for at a half hour at a stretch and are one of the few marine mammals that can bully large sharks like the Greenland shark. They're the only land-going mammal that even a polar bear avoids. Unlike those whimpy seals or barking sea-lions walruses carry bad-ass warrior tusks.  Despite what's previously been reported on 'fake-news' they can dive 500 meters, about 10x deeper than the puny human on SCUBA.

I want to be a walrus forever then. If reincarnation happens, instead of coming back as Missy's breed, I will come back as a walrus.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: 2Birds1Stone on January 10, 2019, 01:31:50 PM
That's a sweet stache!
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: Dicey on January 10, 2019, 06:24:30 PM
I'm still ahead of Nereo and Dicey.  ;-)    Nyah nyah!
Real mature :-P
Comparing our enrollment dates you basically started this race late and have subsequently lapped me.  But that's ok, I should probably be focused on other things anyway.  Hmm... what's that crying sound in the background?

I never actually cared about my count and whatever tag came with it.  But a walrus is kind of impressive so I am OK with it. Do I get to be a senior mustachian at some point?  I am totally OK with that because I am already a senior mustachian.   ;-)

As a card-carrying marine scientist, I can testify that Walruses are incredible creatures.  Sure they stink (particularly when you get a group of them together on a small patch of ice), but once they are in the water they are wicked fast swimmers that can hold their breath for at a half hour at a stretch and are one of the few marine mammals that can bully large sharks like the Greenland shark. They're the only land-going mammal that even a polar bear avoids. Unlike those whimpy seals or barking sea-lions walruses carry bad-ass warrior tusks.  Despite what's previously been reported on 'fake-news' they can dive 500 meters, about 10x deeper than the puny human on SCUBA.
Thanks for the info, dear, wise @nereo. Some (many) years ago, Dicey was dating a guy who owned a sailboat and kept it moored at Fisherman's Wharf. We spent many lovely weekends in and around the Wharf. There were a number of very large sea lions who had recently decided to call the same place home. The tourists loved them, but the poeple who were moored in the vicinity can testify that they were a noisy, stinky bunch of beer guzzling, hard-partying fraternity brothers.

Given your credentials, I'm sure you know that walruses and sea lions are not the same, but a lot of tourists did not. They began incorrectly referring to them as walruses. I know that sea lions are not walruses, but damn, every time I hear the word "walrus", my brain dredges up the sights, sounds and smells of those bad boys next to Pier 39 at Fisherman's Wharf. I'm not saying it's logical. When the level names were changed, I knew the new labels were referencing different types of mustaches, not sea mammals. I just can't get that association out of my head.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: nereo on January 10, 2019, 06:48:18 PM
I'm still ahead of Nereo and Dicey.  ;-)    Nyah nyah!
Real mature :-P
Comparing our enrollment dates you basically started this race late and have subsequently lapped me.  But that's ok, I should probably be focused on other things anyway.  Hmm... what's that crying sound in the background?

I never actually cared about my count and whatever tag came with it.  But a walrus is kind of impressive so I am OK with it. Do I get to be a senior mustachian at some point?  I am totally OK with that because I am already a senior mustachian.   ;-)

As a card-carrying marine scientist, I can testify that Walruses are incredible creatures.  Sure they stink (particularly when you get a group of them together on a small patch of ice), but once they are in the water they are wicked fast swimmers that can hold their breath for at a half hour at a stretch and are one of the few marine mammals that can bully large sharks like the Greenland shark. They're the only land-going mammal that even a polar bear avoids. Unlike those whimpy seals or barking sea-lions walruses carry bad-ass warrior tusks.  Despite what's previously been reported on 'fake-news' they can dive 500 meters, about 10x deeper than the puny human on SCUBA.
Thanks for the info, dear, wise @nereo. Some (many) years ago, Dicey was dating a guy who owned a sailboat and kept it moored at Fisherman's Wharf. We spent many lovely weekends in and around the Wharf. There were a number of very large sea lions who had recently decided to call the same place home. The tourists loved them, but the poeple who were moored in the vicinity can testify that they were a noisy, stinky bunch of beer guzzling, hard-partying fraternity brothers.

Given your credentials, I'm sure you know about that walruses and sea lions are not the same, but a lot of tourists did not. They began incorrectly referring to them as walruses. I know that sea lions are not walruses, but damn, every time I hear the word "walrus", my brain dredges up the sights, sounds and smells of those bad boys next to Pier 39 at Fisherman's Wharf. I'm not saying it's logical. When the level names were changed, I knew the new labels were referencing different types of mustaches, not sea mammals. I just can't get that association out of my head.

Ok, here's my story of why I hate California Sea Lions.  I used to work on the Monterey Wharf doing aquaculture, and we had dozens of platforms (gangways) under the wharf for us to walk. The annoying sea lions would occupy any space we weren't currently using, and we had to use hoses to get them to move.  They barked constantly and crapped all over the place. The larger ones would get the best spots and then spend most of their time barking and faux-charging the smaller ones to keep them away. During some months we'd have as many as a hundred barking, farting, crapping sea lions all around us.  The worst was when the squid came in shallow to lay their eggs and the sea lions would gorge themselves on them, consuming hundreds of pounds per day.  Forgive me for getting a bit graphic, but a diet of all squid make the sea lions poop all liquidy. More than once I slipped in slippery, nasty sea-lion squiddy poop.  EVery so often they'd get past our makeshift 'defenses' (plywood gates and 2x4s to block our entrances and we'd wind up having much closer encounters than intented or recommends.  I lost my boot to one nasty male when I turned a corner and didn't realize there was a sleeping, 1,500lb male with his head right there. It just barely broke the skin (and I lost my boot to the sea) but their mouths are such a foul conglomeration of bacteria that I had to go to the hospital and have it thoroughly cleaned and a shot of antibiotics.

So I'm definitely with you in having no love whatsoever for the sea lions - particularly when they are lounging on docks. 

Don't even get me started on sea otters...
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: okits on January 10, 2019, 07:49:09 PM

More than once I slipped in slippery, nasty sea-lion squiddy poop. 

Well this thread just got a lot grosser.  😉 I enjoyed the walrus facts!

It looks like you get “Senior Mustachian” at 10,000 posts.  Some Walruses are getting close!

Dicey, from your library gala photo I picture you as tall and willowy.  Not at all walrus-like.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: One on January 10, 2019, 09:17:56 PM
You talk too much
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: dragoncar on January 10, 2019, 10:48:00 PM
I'm still ahead of Nereo and Dicey.  ;-)    Nyah nyah!
Real mature :-P
Comparing our enrollment dates you basically started this race late and have subsequently lapped me.  But that's ok, I should probably be focused on other things anyway.  Hmm... what's that crying sound in the background?

I never actually cared about my count and whatever tag came with it.  But a walrus is kind of impressive so I am OK with it. Do I get to be a senior mustachian at some point?  I am totally OK with that because I am already a senior mustachian.   ;-)

As a card-carrying marine scientist, I can testify that Walruses are incredible creatures.  Sure they stink (particularly when you get a group of them together on a small patch of ice), but once they are in the water they are wicked fast swimmers that can hold their breath for at a half hour at a stretch and are one of the few marine mammals that can bully large sharks like the Greenland shark. They're the only land-going mammal that even a polar bear avoids. Unlike those whimpy seals or barking sea-lions walruses carry bad-ass warrior tusks.  Despite what's previously been reported on 'fake-news' they can dive 500 meters, about 10x deeper than the puny human on SCUBA.
Thanks for the info, dear, wise @nereo. Some (many) years ago, Dicey was dating a guy who owned a sailboat and kept it moored at Fisherman's Wharf. We spent many lovely weekends in and around the Wharf. There were a number of very large sea lions who had recently decided to call the same place home. The tourists loved them, but the poeple who were moored in the vicinity can testify that they were a noisy, stinky bunch of beer guzzling, hard-partying fraternity brothers.

Given your credentials, I'm sure you know about that walruses and sea lions are not the same, but a lot of tourists did not. They began incorrectly referring to them as walruses. I know that sea lions are not walruses, but damn, every time I hear the word "walrus", my brain dredges up the sights, sounds and smells of those bad boys next to Pier 39 at Fisherman's Wharf. I'm not saying it's logical. When the level names were changed, I knew the new labels were referencing different types of mustaches, not sea mammals. I just can't get that association out of my head.

Uh, I think you mean seal or maybe otter
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: Dicey on January 10, 2019, 11:52:55 PM
I'm still ahead of Nereo and Dicey.  ;-)    Nyah nyah!
Real mature :-P
Comparing our enrollment dates you basically started this race late and have subsequently lapped me.  But that's ok, I should probably be focused on other things anyway.  Hmm... what's that crying sound in the background?

I never actually cared about my count and whatever tag came with it.  But a walrus is kind of impressive so I am OK with it. Do I get to be a senior mustachian at some point?  I am totally OK with that because I am already a senior mustachian.   ;-)

As a card-carrying marine scientist, I can testify that Walruses are incredible creatures.  Sure they stink (particularly when you get a group of them together on a small patch of ice), but once they are in the water they are wicked fast swimmers that can hold their breath for at a half hour at a stretch and are one of the few marine mammals that can bully large sharks like the Greenland shark. They're the only land-going mammal that even a polar bear avoids. Unlike those whimpy seals or barking sea-lions walruses carry bad-ass warrior tusks.  Despite what's previously been reported on 'fake-news' they can dive 500 meters, about 10x deeper than the puny human on SCUBA.
Thanks for the info, dear, wise @nereo. Some (many) years ago, Dicey was dating a guy who owned a sailboat and kept it moored at Fisherman's Wharf. We spent many lovely weekends in and around the Wharf. There were a number of very large sea lions who had recently decided to call the same place home. The tourists loved them, but the poeple who were moored in the vicinity can testify that they were a noisy, stinky bunch of beer guzzling, hard-partying fraternity brothers.

Given your credentials, I'm sure you know about that walruses and sea lions are not the same, but a lot of tourists did not. They began incorrectly referring to them as walruses. I know that sea lions are not walruses, but damn, every time I hear the word "walrus", my brain dredges up the sights, sounds and smells of those bad boys next to Pier 39 at Fisherman's Wharf. I'm not saying it's logical. When the level names were changed, I knew the new labels were referencing different types of mustaches, not sea mammals. I just can't get that association out of my head.

Uh, I think you mean seal or maybe otter
Honest to God Sea Lions. Go see for yourself ;-) I think they're still there, anyway. My story happened in the last century (fuck I'm old).
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: dragoncar on January 11, 2019, 01:25:33 AM
I'm still ahead of Nereo and Dicey.  ;-)    Nyah nyah!
Real mature :-P
Comparing our enrollment dates you basically started this race late and have subsequently lapped me.  But that's ok, I should probably be focused on other things anyway.  Hmm... what's that crying sound in the background?

I never actually cared about my count and whatever tag came with it.  But a walrus is kind of impressive so I am OK with it. Do I get to be a senior mustachian at some point?  I am totally OK with that because I am already a senior mustachian.   ;-)

As a card-carrying marine scientist, I can testify that Walruses are incredible creatures.  Sure they stink (particularly when you get a group of them together on a small patch of ice), but once they are in the water they are wicked fast swimmers that can hold their breath for at a half hour at a stretch and are one of the few marine mammals that can bully large sharks like the Greenland shark. They're the only land-going mammal that even a polar bear avoids. Unlike those whimpy seals or barking sea-lions walruses carry bad-ass warrior tusks.  Despite what's previously been reported on 'fake-news' they can dive 500 meters, about 10x deeper than the puny human on SCUBA.
Thanks for the info, dear, wise @nereo. Some (many) years ago, Dicey was dating a guy who owned a sailboat and kept it moored at Fisherman's Wharf. We spent many lovely weekends in and around the Wharf. There were a number of very large sea lions who had recently decided to call the same place home. The tourists loved them, but the poeple who were moored in the vicinity can testify that they were a noisy, stinky bunch of beer guzzling, hard-partying fraternity brothers.

Given your credentials, I'm sure you know about that walruses and sea lions are not the same, but a lot of tourists did not. They began incorrectly referring to them as walruses. I know that sea lions are not walruses, but damn, every time I hear the word "walrus", my brain dredges up the sights, sounds and smells of those bad boys next to Pier 39 at Fisherman's Wharf. I'm not saying it's logical. When the level names were changed, I knew the new labels were referencing different types of mustaches, not sea mammals. I just can't get that association out of my head.

Uh, I think you mean seal or maybe otter
Honest to God Sea Lions. Go see for yourself ;-) I think they're still there, anyway. My story happened in the last century (fuck I'm old).

Sure you're not talking about a narwhal?
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: marty998 on January 11, 2019, 01:37:56 AM
I'm still ahead of Nereo and Dicey.  ;-)    Nyah nyah!
Real mature :-P
Comparing our enrollment dates you basically started this race late and have subsequently lapped me.  But that's ok, I should probably be focused on other things anyway.  Hmm... what's that crying sound in the background?

I never actually cared about my count and whatever tag came with it.  But a walrus is kind of impressive so I am OK with it. Do I get to be a senior mustachian at some point?  I am totally OK with that because I am already a senior mustachian.   ;-)

As a card-carrying marine scientist, I can testify that Walruses are incredible creatures.  Sure they stink (particularly when you get a group of them together on a small patch of ice), but once they are in the water they are wicked fast swimmers that can hold their breath for at a half hour at a stretch and are one of the few marine mammals that can bully large sharks like the Greenland shark. They're the only land-going mammal that even a polar bear avoids. Unlike those whimpy seals or barking sea-lions walruses carry bad-ass warrior tusks.  Despite what's previously been reported on 'fake-news' they can dive 500 meters, about 10x deeper than the puny human on SCUBA.
Thanks for the info, dear, wise @nereo. Some (many) years ago, Dicey was dating a guy who owned a sailboat and kept it moored at Fisherman's Wharf. We spent many lovely weekends in and around the Wharf. There were a number of very large sea lions who had recently decided to call the same place home. The tourists loved them, but the poeple who were moored in the vicinity can testify that they were a noisy, stinky bunch of beer guzzling, hard-partying fraternity brothers.

Given your credentials, I'm sure you know about that walruses and sea lions are not the same, but a lot of tourists did not. They began incorrectly referring to them as walruses. I know that sea lions are not walruses, but damn, every time I hear the word "walrus", my brain dredges up the sights, sounds and smells of those bad boys next to Pier 39 at Fisherman's Wharf. I'm not saying it's logical. When the level names were changed, I knew the new labels were referencing different types of mustaches, not sea mammals. I just can't get that association out of my head.

Uh, I think you mean seal or maybe otter
Honest to God Sea Lions. Go see for yourself ;-) I think they're still there, anyway. My story happened in the last century (fuck I'm old).

Sure you're not talking about a narwhal?

How does a Narwhal kiss without absolutely murdering their love interest?
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: gaja on January 11, 2019, 02:17:34 AM
I'm still ahead of Nereo and Dicey.  ;-)    Nyah nyah!
Real mature :-P
Comparing our enrollment dates you basically started this race late and have subsequently lapped me.  But that's ok, I should probably be focused on other things anyway.  Hmm... what's that crying sound in the background?

I never actually cared about my count and whatever tag came with it.  But a walrus is kind of impressive so I am OK with it. Do I get to be a senior mustachian at some point?  I am totally OK with that because I am already a senior mustachian.   ;-)

As a card-carrying marine scientist, I can testify that Walruses are incredible creatures.  Sure they stink (particularly when you get a group of them together on a small patch of ice), but once they are in the water they are wicked fast swimmers that can hold their breath for at a half hour at a stretch and are one of the few marine mammals that can bully large sharks like the Greenland shark. They're the only land-going mammal that even a polar bear avoids. Unlike those whimpy seals or barking sea-lions walruses carry bad-ass warrior tusks.  Despite what's previously been reported on 'fake-news' they can dive 500 meters, about 10x deeper than the puny human on SCUBA.
Thanks for the info, dear, wise @nereo. Some (many) years ago, Dicey was dating a guy who owned a sailboat and kept it moored at Fisherman's Wharf. We spent many lovely weekends in and around the Wharf. There were a number of very large sea lions who had recently decided to call the same place home. The tourists loved them, but the poeple who were moored in the vicinity can testify that they were a noisy, stinky bunch of beer guzzling, hard-partying fraternity brothers.

Given your credentials, I'm sure you know about that walruses and sea lions are not the same, but a lot of tourists did not. They began incorrectly referring to them as walruses. I know that sea lions are not walruses, but damn, every time I hear the word "walrus", my brain dredges up the sights, sounds and smells of those bad boys next to Pier 39 at Fisherman's Wharf. I'm not saying it's logical. When the level names were changed, I knew the new labels were referencing different types of mustaches, not sea mammals. I just can't get that association out of my head.

Ok, here's my story of why I hate California Sea Lions.  I used to work on the Monterey Wharf doing aquaculture, and we had dozens of platforms (gangways) under the wharf for us to walk. The annoying sea lions would occupy any space we weren't currently using, and we had to use hoses to get them to move.  They barked constantly and crapped all over the place. The larger ones would get the best spots and then spend most of their time barking and faux-charging the smaller ones to keep them away. During some months we'd have as many as a hundred barking, farting, crapping sea lions all around us.  The worst was when the squid came in shallow to lay their eggs and the sea lions would gorge themselves on them, consuming hundreds of pounds per day.  Forgive me for getting a bit graphic, but a diet of all squid make the sea lions poop all liquidy. More than once I slipped in slippery, nasty sea-lion squiddy poop.  EVery so often they'd get past our makeshift 'defenses' (plywood gates and 2x4s to block our entrances and we'd wind up having much closer encounters than intented or recommends.  I lost my boot to one nasty male when I turned a corner and didn't realize there was a sleeping, 1,500lb male with his head right there. It just barely broke the skin (and I lost my boot to the sea) but their mouths are such a foul conglomeration of bacteria that I had to go to the hospital and have it thoroughly cleaned and a shot of antibiotics.

So I'm definitely with you in having no love whatsoever for the sea lions - particularly when they are lounging on docks. 

Don't even get me started on sea otters...

And then there is the whole parasite thing. I don't have any experience with sea lions, but the more seals you have in an area, the more parasites you get in the fish. Preparing a nice fish dinner when the meat is full of wriggling worms, takes a fair bit of the apetite away. Sure, they die when you cook them long enough. But still. And some of the parasites can infect humans if you eat uncooked meat or go bathing on a beach full of seal shit.

I have never understood those who want to swim with marine mammals.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: snacky on January 11, 2019, 06:30:06 AM
I'm still ahead of Nereo and Dicey.  ;-)    Nyah nyah!
Real mature :-P
Comparing our enrollment dates you basically started this race late and have subsequently lapped me.  But that's ok, I should probably be focused on other things anyway.  Hmm... what's that crying sound in the background?

I never actually cared about my count and whatever tag came with it.  But a walrus is kind of impressive so I am OK with it. Do I get to be a senior mustachian at some point?  I am totally OK with that because I am already a senior mustachian.   ;-)

As a card-carrying marine scientist, I can testify that Walruses are incredible creatures.  Sure they stink (particularly when you get a group of them together on a small patch of ice), but once they are in the water they are wicked fast swimmers that can hold their breath for at a half hour at a stretch and are one of the few marine mammals that can bully large sharks like the Greenland shark. They're the only land-going mammal that even a polar bear avoids. Unlike those whimpy seals or barking sea-lions walruses carry bad-ass warrior tusks.  Despite what's previously been reported on 'fake-news' they can dive 500 meters, about 10x deeper than the puny human on SCUBA.
Thanks for the info, dear, wise @nereo. Some (many) years ago, Dicey was dating a guy who owned a sailboat and kept it moored at Fisherman's Wharf. We spent many lovely weekends in and around the Wharf. There were a number of very large sea lions who had recently decided to call the same place home. The tourists loved them, but the poeple who were moored in the vicinity can testify that they were a noisy, stinky bunch of beer guzzling, hard-partying fraternity brothers.

Given your credentials, I'm sure you know about that walruses and sea lions are not the same, but a lot of tourists did not. They began incorrectly referring to them as walruses. I know that sea lions are not walruses, but damn, every time I hear the word "walrus", my brain dredges up the sights, sounds and smells of those bad boys next to Pier 39 at Fisherman's Wharf. I'm not saying it's logical. When the level names were changed, I knew the new labels were referencing different types of mustaches, not sea mammals. I just can't get that association out of my head.

Uh, I think you mean seal or maybe otter
Honest to God Sea Lions. Go see for yourself ;-) I think they're still there, anyway. My story happened in the last century (fuck I'm old).

Sure you're not talking about a narwhal?

How does a Narwhal kiss without absolutely murdering their love interest?

Carefully.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: nereo on January 11, 2019, 06:31:51 AM

I have never understood those who want to swim with marine mammals.

This reminded me of something.  There is a tenured professor of Marine Biology - Milton Love - who writes a blog about marine science, and in particular what it's like to be a marine biologist.  In his opening 'manifestio' he mentions people who want to commune with dolphins.
(excerpt from Dr Milton Love's: So You Want To Be A Marine Biologist? (https://www.scq.ubc.ca/so-you-want-to-be-a-marine-biologist/))

Three Really, Really Bad Reasons to Want to Be a Marine Biologist

Reason Number One: “I want to be a marine biologist so that I can talk to dolphins.”


Believing this is simply the Kiss of Death. This is the verbal equivalent of reaching down your throat, pulling out your own intestines, wrapping them around your neck and choking yourself. When we hear this our impulse is to thwack you a good one on your keester with the frozen haddock we keep within arm’s reach just for this occasion.

And why is that? It is because, and please listen carefully, while you may want to talk to dolphins, dolphins do not want to talk to you. That’s right. Mostly, dolphins want to eat fishes and have sex with other dolphins. And that pretty much cuts you out of the loop, doesn’t it? Oh, I know that there are the occasional dolphins that hang around beaches, swim with humans and seem to be chummy, but these are the exceptions. You don’t judge the whole human race by the people who attend monster car rallies, do you?

Just be honest with yourself. If you want to talk to dolphins you don’t want to be a biologist. What you really want to do is explore your past lives, get in touch with the Cosmic Oneness and conduct similar-minded individuals on tours to Central America looking for evidence that We Are Not Alone. Our experience is that people who feel this way last about 6.5 minutes in any biology program.

Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: Dicey on January 11, 2019, 06:57:01 AM
I'm still ahead of Nereo and Dicey.  ;-)    Nyah nyah!
Real mature :-P
Comparing our enrollment dates you basically started this race late and have subsequently lapped me.  But that's ok, I should probably be focused on other things anyway.  Hmm... what's that crying sound in the background?

I never actually cared about my count and whatever tag came with it.  But a walrus is kind of impressive so I am OK with it. Do I get to be a senior mustachian at some point?  I am totally OK with that because I am already a senior mustachian.   ;-)

As a card-carrying marine scientist, I can testify that Walruses are incredible creatures.  Sure they stink (particularly when you get a group of them together on a small patch of ice), but once they are in the water they are wicked fast swimmers that can hold their breath for at a half hour at a stretch and are one of the few marine mammals that can bully large sharks like the Greenland shark. They're the only land-going mammal that even a polar bear avoids. Unlike those whimpy seals or barking sea-lions walruses carry bad-ass warrior tusks.  Despite what's previously been reported on 'fake-news' they can dive 500 meters, about 10x deeper than the puny human on SCUBA.
Thanks for the info, dear, wise @nereo. Some (many) years ago, Dicey was dating a guy who owned a sailboat and kept it moored at Fisherman's Wharf. We spent many lovely weekends in and around the Wharf. There were a number of very large sea lions who had recently decided to call the same place home. The tourists loved them, but the poeple who were moored in the vicinity can testify that they were a noisy, stinky bunch of beer guzzling, hard-partying fraternity brothers.

Given your credentials, I'm sure you know about that walruses and sea lions are not the same, but a lot of tourists did not. They began incorrectly referring to them as walruses. I know that sea lions are not walruses, but damn, every time I hear the word "walrus", my brain dredges up the sights, sounds and smells of those bad boys next to Pier 39 at Fisherman's Wharf. I'm not saying it's logical. When the level names were changed, I knew the new labels were referencing different types of mustaches, not sea mammals. I just can't get that association out of my head.

Uh, I think you mean seal or maybe otter
Honest to God Sea Lions. Go see for yourself ;-) I think they're still there, anyway. My story happened in the last century (fuck I'm old).

Sure you're not talking about a narwhal?
Hmmm, do you mean the SS Narwahl, Narwahl Creative, or Cafe Narwahl? Or maybe Norman the Narwahl Organic Stuffed Animal by San Francisco Artist Elly Lu-Sprout? No shortage of narwahls in The City, apparently.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.sproutsanfrancisco.com/norman-the-narwhal&ved=2ahUKEwjMtrWi7-XfAhXPGTQIHQJbBisQFjARegQIBBAB&usg=AOvVaw0T9x7GfPre0K-pydeZ8Ygg
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: RetiredAt63 on January 11, 2019, 07:13:07 AM

I have never understood those who want to swim with marine mammals.

This reminded me of something.  There is a tenured professor of Marine Biology - Milton Love - who writes a blog about marine science, and in particular what it's like to be a marine biologist.  In his opening 'manifestio' he mentions people who want to commune with dolphins.
(excerpt from Dr Milton Love's: So You Want To Be A Marine Biologist? (https://www.scq.ubc.ca/so-you-want-to-be-a-marine-biologist/))

Three Really, Really Bad Reasons to Want to Be a Marine Biologist

Reason Number One: “I want to be a marine biologist so that I can talk to dolphins.”



First reason not to be a Vet Tech - I love cats and dogs.  Um, you are going to be the animal equivalent of a nurse/surgical nurse/dental tech/lab tech/X-ray tech and sometimes janitor.  You love cats and dogs?  Go volunteer at a shelter.  You have good science skills, can cope with blood, poop, hours of standing on your feet, and dealing with pet owners?  Good, you might make a good vet tech.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: gaja on January 11, 2019, 08:14:16 AM

I have never understood those who want to swim with marine mammals.

This reminded me of something.  There is a tenured professor of Marine Biology - Milton Love - who writes a blog about marine science, and in particular what it's like to be a marine biologist.  In his opening 'manifestio' he mentions people who want to commune with dolphins.
(excerpt from Dr Milton Love's: So You Want To Be A Marine Biologist? (https://www.scq.ubc.ca/so-you-want-to-be-a-marine-biologist/))

Three Really, Really Bad Reasons to Want to Be a Marine Biologist

Reason Number One: “I want to be a marine biologist so that I can talk to dolphins.”


Believing this is simply the Kiss of Death. This is the verbal equivalent of reaching down your throat, pulling out your own intestines, wrapping them around your neck and choking yourself. When we hear this our impulse is to thwack you a good one on your keester with the frozen haddock we keep within arm’s reach just for this occasion.

And why is that? It is because, and please listen carefully, while you may want to talk to dolphins, dolphins do not want to talk to you. That’s right. Mostly, dolphins want to eat fishes and have sex with other dolphins. And that pretty much cuts you out of the loop, doesn’t it? Oh, I know that there are the occasional dolphins that hang around beaches, swim with humans and seem to be chummy, but these are the exceptions. You don’t judge the whole human race by the people who attend monster car rallies, do you?

Just be honest with yourself. If you want to talk to dolphins you don’t want to be a biologist. What you really want to do is explore your past lives, get in touch with the Cosmic Oneness and conduct similar-minded individuals on tours to Central America looking for evidence that We Are Not Alone. Our experience is that people who feel this way last about 6.5 minutes in any biology program.

And those few could very well be planning an attack: https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/1862148
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: dragoncar on January 11, 2019, 03:42:35 PM

I have never understood those who want to swim with marine mammals.

This reminded me of something.  There is a tenured professor of Marine Biology - Milton Love - who writes a blog about marine science, and in particular what it's like to be a marine biologist.  In his opening 'manifestio' he mentions people who want to commune with dolphins.
(excerpt from Dr Milton Love's: So You Want To Be A Marine Biologist? (https://www.scq.ubc.ca/so-you-want-to-be-a-marine-biologist/))

Three Really, Really Bad Reasons to Want to Be a Marine Biologist

Reason Number One: “I want to be a marine biologist so that I can talk to dolphins.”



First reason not to be a Vet Tech - I love cats and dogs.  Um, you are going to be the animal equivalent of a nurse/surgical nurse/dental tech/lab tech/X-ray tech and sometimes janitor.  You love cats and dogs?  Go volunteer at a shelter.  You have good science skills, can cope with blood, poop, hours of standing on your feet, and dealing with pet owners?  Good, you might make a good vet tech.

First reason to become a nurse: I love humans
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: dragoncar on January 11, 2019, 03:43:33 PM
I'm still ahead of Nereo and Dicey.  ;-)    Nyah nyah!
Real mature :-P
Comparing our enrollment dates you basically started this race late and have subsequently lapped me.  But that's ok, I should probably be focused on other things anyway.  Hmm... what's that crying sound in the background?

I never actually cared about my count and whatever tag came with it.  But a walrus is kind of impressive so I am OK with it. Do I get to be a senior mustachian at some point?  I am totally OK with that because I am already a senior mustachian.   ;-)

As a card-carrying marine scientist, I can testify that Walruses are incredible creatures.  Sure they stink (particularly when you get a group of them together on a small patch of ice), but once they are in the water they are wicked fast swimmers that can hold their breath for at a half hour at a stretch and are one of the few marine mammals that can bully large sharks like the Greenland shark. They're the only land-going mammal that even a polar bear avoids. Unlike those whimpy seals or barking sea-lions walruses carry bad-ass warrior tusks.  Despite what's previously been reported on 'fake-news' they can dive 500 meters, about 10x deeper than the puny human on SCUBA.
Thanks for the info, dear, wise @nereo. Some (many) years ago, Dicey was dating a guy who owned a sailboat and kept it moored at Fisherman's Wharf. We spent many lovely weekends in and around the Wharf. There were a number of very large sea lions who had recently decided to call the same place home. The tourists loved them, but the poeple who were moored in the vicinity can testify that they were a noisy, stinky bunch of beer guzzling, hard-partying fraternity brothers.

Given your credentials, I'm sure you know about that walruses and sea lions are not the same, but a lot of tourists did not. They began incorrectly referring to them as walruses. I know that sea lions are not walruses, but damn, every time I hear the word "walrus", my brain dredges up the sights, sounds and smells of those bad boys next to Pier 39 at Fisherman's Wharf. I'm not saying it's logical. When the level names were changed, I knew the new labels were referencing different types of mustaches, not sea mammals. I just can't get that association out of my head.

Uh, I think you mean seal or maybe otter
Honest to God Sea Lions. Go see for yourself ;-) I think they're still there, anyway. My story happened in the last century (fuck I'm old).

Sure you're not talking about a narwhal?
Hmmm, do you mean the SS Narwahl, Narwahl Creative, or Cafe Narwahl? Or maybe Norman the Narwahl Organic Stuffed Animal by San Francisco Artist Elly Lu-Sprout? No shortage of narwahls in The City, apparently.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.sproutsanfrancisco.com/norman-the-narwhal&ved=2ahUKEwjMtrWi7-XfAhXPGTQIHQJbBisQFjARegQIBBAB&usg=AOvVaw0T9x7GfPre0K-pydeZ8Ygg

In all seriousness, anyone planning to visit Alcatraz should get the narwhal encounter add-on.  Highly recommended
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: nereo on February 27, 2019, 12:38:36 PM
@RetiredAt63 becomes our newest "Senior Mustachian"!
@2Birds1Stone, @joonifloofeefloo & @JLee have leveled up to Walrus status.  See Dragoncar for your copy of the executive washroom key.

Congratulations to all... or something.

(@Cassie and @meadow lark  are threatening, with dark horse @Jon_Snow closing in...)
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: deborah on February 27, 2019, 12:42:32 PM
When @Jon_Snow s journal is deleted, there may be a change in the order.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: RetiredAt63 on February 27, 2019, 12:43:37 PM
@RetiredAt63 becomes our newest "Senior Mustachian"!
(@Cassie and @meadow lark  are threatening, with dark horse @Jon_Snow closing in...)

Well that is only appropriate since I am a senior and a Mustachian.  Took me long enough.  ;-)

@Jon_Snow will be dropping out of the race soon, once his latest journal gets deleted.  Sigh, I lose the Rosie pictures, and the kayaking pictures, and the  . . . .  pictures.  Hmm, given that I posted there fairly often, I may get demoted back to Walrus as well.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: nereo on February 27, 2019, 12:55:10 PM
@RetiredAt63 becomes our newest "Senior Mustachian"!
(@Cassie and @meadow lark  are threatening, with dark horse @Jon_Snow closing in...)

Well that is only appropriate since I am a senior and a Mustachian.  Took me long enough.  ;-)

@Jon_Snow will be dropping out of the race soon, once his latest journal gets deleted.  Sigh, I lose the Rosie pictures, and the kayaking pictures, and the  . . . .  pictures.  Hmm, given that I posted there fairly often, I may get demoted back to Walrus as well.
See Dragoncar about returning your washroom key.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: JLee on February 27, 2019, 01:13:13 PM
@RetiredAt63 becomes our newest "Senior Mustachian"!
@2Birds1Stone, @joonifloofeefloo & @JLee have leveled up to Walrus status.  See Dragoncar for your copy of the executive washroom key.

Congratulations to all... or something.

(@Cassie and @meadow lark  are threatening, with dark horse @Jon_Snow closing in...)

It's so spacious!!
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: dragoncar on February 28, 2019, 07:28:15 AM
@RetiredAt63 becomes our newest "Senior Mustachian"!
(@Cassie and @meadow lark  are threatening, with dark horse @Jon_Snow closing in...)

Well that is only appropriate since I am a senior and a Mustachian.  Took me long enough.  ;-)


This washroom is getting crowded.  What facilities are they offering to senior mustachians?
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: nereo on February 28, 2019, 07:36:04 AM
@RetiredAt63 becomes our newest "Senior Mustachian"!
(@Cassie and @meadow lark  are threatening, with dark horse @Jon_Snow closing in...)

Well that is only appropriate since I am a senior and a Mustachian.  Took me long enough.  ;-)


This washroom is getting crowded.  What facilities are they offering to senior mustachians?

No idea, only a few have ever seen it in person.  Arebelspy designed and built it himself years ago for his own personal forum use.  I hear there's a two-story fountain inside...

@RetiredAt63 - how did it feel being a Senior Mustachian, before you reverted back to your Walrus roots?
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: GuitarStv on February 28, 2019, 07:43:28 AM
I hear there's a two-story fountain inside...

Incorrect, there is no fountain.  There does exist an extremely efficient bidet though.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: RetiredAt63 on February 28, 2019, 08:05:53 AM
@RetiredAt63 becomes our newest "Senior Mustachian"!
(@Cassie and @meadow lark  are threatening, with dark horse @Jon_Snow closing in...)

Well that is only appropriate since I am a senior and a Mustachian.  Took me long enough.  ;-)


This washroom is getting crowded.  What facilities are they offering to senior mustachians?

No idea, only a few have ever seen it in person.  Arebelspy designed and built it himself years ago for his own personal forum use.  I hear there's a two-story fountain inside...

@RetiredAt63 - how did it feel being a Senior Mustachian, before you reverted back to your Walrus roots?

I forgot to check out the washroom reserved for senior mustachians, my bad.  So back to Walrus feels the same as ever.  Mind you, I only need 230 more posts to regain my emeritus status.  If I would just post more regularly on my own journal that would be easy.    ;-)
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: ender on February 28, 2019, 07:01:47 PM
Is walrus the 5k post one?
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: Dicey on February 28, 2019, 07:17:51 PM
Is walrus the 5k post one?
+1 to this question. Is the order pinned somewhere?
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: Dicey on February 28, 2019, 07:18:05 PM
Is walrus the 5k post one?
+1 to this question. Is the order pinned somewhere?
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: solon on February 28, 2019, 07:20:17 PM
Is walrus the 5k post one?
+1 to this question. Is the order pinned somewhere?

+1 to this +1. I've been wondering this for years.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: dragoncar on February 28, 2019, 09:00:09 PM
Is walrus the 5k post one?
+1 to this question. Is the order pinned somewhere?

+1 to this +1. I've been wondering this for years.

Don’t get too attached, it changes from time to time.

Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: RetiredAt63 on March 01, 2019, 09:06:13 AM
Until they give us the keys to the senior washroom, it doesn't much matter anyway.  It just shows we spend too much time here.   ;-)

I am beginning to think the senior washroom is hidden at Hogwarts.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: nereo on March 02, 2019, 03:14:29 PM
CURRENTLY you achieve “Walrus” status at 5,000 posts. 
Senior Mustachian is achieved at 10,000.  No level above Senior Mustachian has yet been achieved or identified.

As mentioned, at least twice post-count has been bumped up, and if you are a frequent poster in someone’s journal who then delete it (cough cough....) you’ll lose those posts as well and ‘regress’.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: spartana on March 02, 2019, 03:21:00 PM
CURRENTLY you achieve “Walrus” status at 5,000 posts. 
Senior Mustachian is achieved at 10,000.  No level above Senior Mustachian has yet been achieved or identified.

As mentioned, at least twice post-count has been bumped up, and if you are a frequent poster in someone’s journal who then delete it (cough cough....) you’ll lose those posts as well and ‘regress’.
"The Rebel Spy Stache" level complete with dark sunglasses and fake nose for those above 10k posts.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: nereo on March 02, 2019, 03:26:16 PM
CURRENTLY you achieve “Walrus” status at 5,000 posts. 
Senior Mustachian is achieved at 10,000.  No level above Senior Mustachian has yet been achieved or identified.

As mentioned, at least twice post-count has been bumped up, and if you are a frequent poster in someone’s journal who then delete it (cough cough....) you’ll lose those posts as well and ‘regress’.
"The Rebel Spy Stache" level complete with dark sunglasses and fake nose for those above 10k posts.

‘Senior Mustachian’ is at 10k. 
‘Rebel Spy Stache’ has to be much, much higher.  Like maybe 20k.
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: spartana on March 02, 2019, 03:43:00 PM
CURRENTLY you achieve “Walrus” status at 5,000 posts. 
Senior Mustachian is achieved at 10,000.  No level above Senior Mustachian has yet been achieved or identified.

As mentioned, at least twice post-count has been bumped up, and if you are a frequent poster in someone’s journal who then delete it (cough cough....) you’ll lose those posts as well and ‘regress’.
"The Rebel Spy Stache" level complete with dark sunglasses and fake nose for those above 10k posts.

‘Senior Mustachian’ is at 10k. 
‘Rebel Spy Stache’ has to be much, much higher.  Like maybe 20k.
Or 27,300 something. Not that I'm counting ;-).
Title: Re: Who will be our second walrus?
Post by: Dicey on March 03, 2019, 09:10:26 AM
CURRENTLY you achieve “Walrus” status at 5,000 posts. 
Senior Mustachian is achieved at 10,000.  No level above Senior Mustachian has yet been achieved or identified.

As mentioned, at least twice post-count has been bumped up, and if you are a frequent poster in someone’s journal who then delete it (cough cough....) you’ll lose those posts as well and ‘regress’.
"The Rebel Spy Stache" level complete with dark sunglasses and fake nose for those above 10k posts.

‘Senior Mustachian’ is at 10k. 
‘Rebel Spy Stache’ has to be much, much higher.  Like maybe 20k.
Or 27,300 something. Not that I'm counting ;-).
Good thing. No one can keep up with the great ARS.