What happened to the titles under our names?

11:29 a.m. on June 12, 2012 (EDT)
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I hope I am not being redundent but was admiring the nice new yellow stipe for Moderators and then noticed our individual tags were gone -- Full Member, Junior, Senior and the like. Did I miss something?

1:17 p.m. on June 12, 2012 (EDT)
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I don't mind that the tag is gone. But would like to replace it with a very short description of ourself. 

For me; PNW coastal hiker.

Others might be: Mile high climber, Desert traveler, and so on.

This would instantly give a point of reference to the reader on our experience. 

2:33 p.m. on June 12, 2012 (EDT)
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I'm just ashamed that I didn't notice the change.

 

5:14 p.m. on June 12, 2012 (EDT)
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Mike..Good idea. I like EBC 2012

7:07 p.m. on June 12, 2012 (EDT)
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Didn't notice.  Honestly don't care. The number of posts is a better indicator of junior, full, senior IMHO.

7:59 p.m. on June 12, 2012 (EDT)
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I gotta disagree with ya on that one ocal. There are members, certain specific ones come to mind, that post a lot. Most of those posts are just to hear themselves speak (type?, post?). Very little helpful advice, just a matter of quantity rather than quality.

I did notice the new shiny moderator tabs but blindly missed the removed member status. Good eye GiftO!

9:16 p.m. on June 12, 2012 (EDT)
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There are members, certain specific ones come to mind, that post a lot. Most of those posts are just to hear themselves speak (type?, post?). Very little helpful advice, just a matter of quantity rather than quality.

 

3045 woo-hoo... Sorry Jake, I had too(goes back to coloring books.)

10:42 p.m. on June 12, 2012 (EDT)
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BENE, CUM LATINE NESCIAS, NOLO MANUS MEAS IN TE MACULARE! ~~~~~

11:08 p.m. on June 12, 2012 (EDT)
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EGO nidor amo vetus pullus

11:08 p.m. on June 12, 2012 (EDT)
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Sorry Rick we are off topic. Still at 3044. ;)

1:36 a.m. on June 13, 2012 (EDT)
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Rick-Pittsburgh said:

EGO nidor amo vetus pullus

I hope that came out as it was meant "I smell like old chicken."

Latin still scares me. :p

10:27 a.m. on June 13, 2012 (EDT)
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Good eye, giftogab.

The New/Junior/Full/Senior titles were based on a simple combination of post count and join date, so it seemed a little redundant to have all three pieces of information there.

We removed the  titles to make way for the new badges. Currently badges are limited to staff, moderators, brand representatives, and retailers. But we will be expanding that to also include badges to recognize top contributors. As Alicia hinted at in the How's Your Reputation post, that will be based on more than just a simple post count.

10:40 a.m. on June 13, 2012 (EDT)
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I want mine to say "Potential Pot Stirrer"

10:46 a.m. on June 13, 2012 (EDT)
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I still want "community crash test dummy."

12:36 p.m. on June 13, 2012 (EDT)
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Rick-Pittsburgh said:

I still want "community crash test dummy."

 Yeah...Like MODERATOR fits....as if you have ever exercized moderation.

1:22 p.m. on June 13, 2012 (EDT)
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I don't officially represent a brand, but then, it isn't close to being bp related and I'm not an official.  So there!  I'm all walk and little talk.

Duane

2:21 p.m. on June 13, 2012 (EDT)
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Rick-Pittsburgh said:

I still want "community crash test dummy."

 Yeah...Like MODERATOR fits....as if you have ever exercized moderation.

 

I moderate daily... I moderate my intake of ice cream, fried foods, candy, cake, and cookies...

So blah :p

2:38 p.m. on June 13, 2012 (EDT)
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I represent WhelanTrek.....which is me......walking....

11:54 p.m. on June 13, 2012 (EDT)
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doh.. I need 4 more posts to hit the 200 club....

I think labels would be nice.... I still laugh @ my trail name "Ritz Carlton" because I carry so many luxury items when i backpack!

12:51 a.m. on June 14, 2012 (EDT)
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giftogab said:

Rick-Pittsburgh said:

I still want "community crash test dummy."

 Yeah...Like MODERATOR fits....as if you have ever exercized moderation.

 Rick you been slammed!

By the way can my tag be red and say something to the effect, (*&$*$*#) No good lazy non trail report post-en blank blank blank.  You know something that really fits me.  :D  By the way I finally did post it!  God have mercy on those who read it!

Wolf

9:36 a.m. on June 14, 2012 (EDT)
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For what its worth, Jake, I am hard of hearing - that is both why I don't know what I am talking about, as well as the fact I don't post just to hear myself speak.  Sorry if bore you, but if you would read my prose when it is fresh drafted, you'd realize it is intended as bed time reading, and will send you right to sleep.  Nitie nite, sleep tight :)

Ed

5:17 p.m. on June 14, 2012 (EDT)
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I noticed it was gone, but then again, I get paid a lot of money to "notice" things. Don't miss it, don't think it was an accurate reflection of status. Like some have said, those that have nothing better to do and respond to almost every post with a "wow" or "Huh?" or even five paragraphs of pointless dribble, climb the ladder and become somehow "senior" to those that have been around for years and when they post, contribute something meaningful.

I think the "joined date" and Post count are fine. I've been wishing for years though that there could be some indicator of the Town/State we live in or something. Often reading peoples posts I start wondering where they are from due to what they are talking about... would be nice to glance over and have an easy revelation.

Like what Mike is suggesting too. Some way to personalize our space here, though I guess that is what our Names and Avatars are for.

In the end I'm just glad those that donate their time here are thinking about how to improve things and continue to evolve Trailspace.

7:07 p.m. on June 14, 2012 (EDT)
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Sorry boys (Ed and Rick) but I regret to inform you that I find your posts both informative and sometimes humerous.

7:37 p.m. on June 14, 2012 (EDT)
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Sorry boys (Ed and Rick) but I regret to inform you that I find your posts both informative and sometimes humerous.

 

Awe shucks. Ya made me blush Jake. :p

10:51 p.m. on June 14, 2012 (EDT)
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Rick-Pittsburgh said:

Jake W said:

Sorry boys (Ed and Rick) but I regret to inform you that I find your posts both informative and sometimes humerous.

 

Awe shucks. Ya made me blush Jake. :p

 Rick...you just pumping up your post count?

11:00 p.m. on June 14, 2012 (EDT)
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giftogab said:

Rick-Pittsburgh said:

Jake W said:

Sorry boys (Ed and Rick) but I regret to inform you that I find your posts both informative and sometimes humerous.

 

Awe shucks. Ya made me blush Jake. :p

 Rick...you just pumping up your post count?

Heck yeah.... I am gonna be at 30,000 by Jan 1st.

I haven't even begun my assault of one word posts yet.

Don't be hatin. :p

12:08 a.m. on June 15, 2012 (EDT)
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I report, you decide. :)

5:35 a.m. on June 15, 2012 (EDT)
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Jake W said:

Sorry boys (Ed and Rick) but I regret to inform you that I find your posts both informative and sometimes humerous.

Yes, but then give a monkey enough paint and canvases and and sooner or later he'll paint a Mona Lisa.  Thanks for bearing with my other 1999 flop posts. 

Ed

11:10 a.m. on June 15, 2012 (EDT)
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11:11 a.m. on June 15, 2012 (EDT)
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LOL

3:03 p.m. on June 16, 2012 (EDT)
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Sorry ocal, but they powers that be are going to have to dock you 14 post.  Lets not let this happen again shall we. 

Beside it makes the small rock in my head hurt!  :p

3:15 p.m. on June 16, 2012 (EDT)
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whomeworry said:

Yes, but then give a monkey enough paint and canvases and and sooner or later he'll paint a Mona Lisa.  Thanks for bearing with my other 1999 flop posts. 

Ed

 I'm already makin progress:

12:27 a.m. on July 8, 2012 (EDT)
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Glad to see them gone!  Titles usually result in:

1) People who aggressively post to get to a certain title to show online dominance

2) People who defend the sanctity of titles and the quality posts that "should" make them

3) People who defend people in group 1 on the basis of the 1st, 2nd, and 18th amendments

4) People who defend group 2 on the basis of the lunar calendar

5) People who like llamas.

Seriously, they serve little point... well, other than know which people run the show so as not to run afoul of them. :)  

Some of my favorite forums even do away with post counts... quantity does not imply quality, nor does the lack of it imply it either.

1:23 p.m. on July 8, 2012 (EDT)
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Claric...chill dude...geeze. If you really fear the online dominance gained or perceived to have been gained by some anonymous entity in a forum...lithium is cheap! In fact, whether they have value or not some people simply like em. They truly do no damage to anyone or anything. My question simply asked where did they go. Everything in life has titles and a pecking order whether acknowledged or not. People's standing in this forum has nothing to do with the titles they held....well....other than OGBO. He is like obi wan kenobi!

7:14 p.m. on July 8, 2012 (EDT)
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I thought the llama point would give away the fact that I was joking... ?   Or maybe the lunar calendar one... 

7:31 p.m. on July 8, 2012 (EDT)
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Although, I should add that I am touched by your concern for my self-confidence.  Don't worry... it is quite secure and lives well out of the reach of medication or online forums. :)

9:47 p.m. on July 8, 2012 (EDT)
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HA! I was bantering.....guess it didn't translate well in printed word?

8:41 a.m. on July 10, 2012 (EDT)
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Cleric said:

Although, I should add that I am touched by your concern for my self-confidence.  Don't worry... it is quite secure and lives well out of the reach of medication or online forums. :)

I tried self medication once, or was it self cannibalization?  Either way the side effects outweighed the benefits.

Ed

6:05 p.m. on July 11, 2012 (EDT)
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I used to self-medicate, so they sent me to rehab.

12:52 p.m. on July 21, 2012 (EDT)
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Why do you need a title?

4:18 p.m. on July 21, 2012 (EDT)
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PPine, the "titles" referred to were simple designations of "new member," "junior member," "full member,"  and "senior member."  They loosely indicated the length of time and amount of contribution that a person had made. 

7:39 p.m. on July 21, 2012 (EDT)
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ppine said:

Why do you need a title?

 Wasn't a matter of need. This is an anonymous forum, for the most part. Sometimes any additional information is useful.

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