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    Posted: April 26 2002,3:11 pm QUOTE

So are we posting for conversation, or for the points?

Didn't realize so many paid any attention to what their "ranking" was, but reading some posts in a different thread seems some live by them.

I am actually in the process of making some changes which were to include removal of the rankings all together with the exception of "iAdmin" to simply idendify administrators for the newcomers.

If for some reason this rating system is important then let me know and I will reconfigure it.

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    Posted: April 27 2002,4:36 am QUOTE

Do you mean the 'rank' with stars under the Avitar?  If so, personally, I'm not bothered what number of stars people have as it seems dependant upon the number of messages posted.

So, as I tend to post a few messages, I could well be in a 'higher' rank than someone who posts less but has found alot more caches.

For that reason alone, I think they are a bit artificial but quite fun to watch the number increasing.  :)

Even if the 'score' related to number of caches found, it wouldn't tell you about the difficulty rating, nor how many caches had been found which are listed on other geocaching systems, I would guess?

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    Posted: April 27 2002,11:23 am QUOTE

Quote (PC Medic @ April 26 2002,11:11 am)
So are we posting for conversation, or for the points?

I'm posting for conversation, not points. I brought up the issue of the the stars and ranking under my name mainly tongue-in-cheek. Also, because I noticed a change that I don't recall seeing discussed.  Personally, I don't care if the stars or ranking or count of posts is there or not.

But if it came to a vote, I would vote to leave the count of number of posts. But not to see my score go up. Instead, to be a constant reminder that I post too much as it is. I should be outside with my GPSr.

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    Posted: April 27 2002,11:00 pm QUOTE

People should not be posting just to get stars, but instead to help others as well as to get to know other Geocachers. The forum belongs to all of you and is not here to make anyone feel uncomfortable :)  I look forward to seeing new faces and hearing new ideas from all of the regular members such as scout and the others.
Idea's are always welcome here.

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Posted: April 28 2002,12:24 am QUOTE

Tongue-in-cheek, nothing to do with number of stars.  Moreso, I enjoyed the fun descriptors (which have gone bland for some of us).  "Caching Madman" and "NaviCache Elite" are cool, but the recent "NaviCache Level 3" is boring.  Hell, Hinge Thunder is just beginning to contribute to the Forum with 15 posts/1 star, but he's at least a "Caching Wizard" ;0o

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    Posted: April 28 2002,6:27 am QUOTE

Is that any better :grinnin  I am open to any idea's you all have, and if there is a custom title you would like just send it along to me and I'll pop it in for you.

These are not hear for any type of ranking, but just more-so to be fun. It would be neat however if when you reached a certain number of posts that maybe a silver dollar dropped out of the floppy disk slot on your Computer or something :D

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    Posted: April 28 2002,11:59 am QUOTE

Quote (Quinn @ April 28 2002,08:27 am)
...It would be neat however if when you reached a certain number of posts that maybe a silver dollar dropped out of the floppy disk slot on your Computer or something :D

The silver dollar award would be neat, but I have recently been honored with something different.  My company must be following this thread & my NaviCaching accomplishments because they've just installed a coffee cup holder on my laptop.

BTW, "Global" is appropriate & "Maniac" ranks up there with "Obsessive/Compulsive".

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    Posted: Dec. 10 2009,9:55 am QUOTE

I was looking for info on the "pips", but couldn't find any post except for a welcome to "Mr. Pipps" from July, so I looked for rankings and found this thread.

I was curious as to whether the pips are based directly on number of posts or some more involved calculation.  Currently, Hinge Thunder has 156 posts (3 pips) and Road Kill has 190 (4 pips), so I'm thinking maybe the cut of is around 175.  

Of course, when I read PCMedic's original post...

Quote (PC Medic @ April 26 2002,5:11 pm)
So are we posting for conversation, or for the points?

Didn't realize so many paid any attention to what their "ranking" was, but reading some posts in a different thread seems some live by them.


...and looked at my signature (see below), I was a little self concious.  Really, I just noticed one day that I'd entered the top 20 posters on the site and got a kick out of it.  Since the forums are not very active, I've been moving up since then.

I do try not to post stuff to add to my posts, but also want to contribute the to the forums to encourage others to do the same.  I visit the forums a couple of times a day and most of the time I do not post anything.

After reading this thread, I noticed for the first time that I am a "Global Maniac".  CONUS (or continental US) Maniac would probably be more appropriate at this point, but I'm not sure how those are determined either.

All that said, I'm also still interested in how the number of pips is calculated.

Thanks.


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    Posted: Dec. 15 2009,1:59 pm QUOTE

Made a slight adjustment so it would be more universal.

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    Posted: Dec. 15 2009,8:40 pm QUOTE

I guess they'll remain something of a mystery, though.  That's OK.  I like surprises. :cool:

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