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Old 07-12-2010, 10:32 AM
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How come it is not an option to be able to customize these? I think that would be a great and welcomed addition to the forum if that is something that could be considered. I keep thinking of little things I'd like to make it, partially considering I can't adjust my signature any further

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Old 07-12-2010, 10:43 AM
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Those are user "ranks" and they change automatically by post count. Here's a graph to show how it works. Ordinary members can't change them, but it is fun to watch them change to show how many posts you have. Right now you're "Intellectually Fertile"!

Current and former staffers can change them... it's one way you know who has served the site at some point.

If you'd like to customize your profile with fun little quips, may I suggest the "Location" field? Right now, yours has a state. But you can put whatever you want... song lyrics, jokes, etc. It shows up on the upper right of your posts... look around and you'll see some fun ones, like "in your backyard" or "the state of confusion".
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Old 07-12-2010, 11:30 AM
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This question seems to get asked a lot
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Old 07-12-2010, 11:36 AM
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Pardons, Dragon.

I did know how they worked and everything I was just hoping members, maybe after a certain number of posts or something would be able to start customizing theirs. I actually wanted to use that space to post my word milestones. The profiles aren't face value so it isn't the same for me. Apparently a lot of other members would like the option too Staff members are obviously a different color and have a special title I think that's cooler for them than being the only ones able to change that tagline
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I like being special

Don't forget, though, about your siggy!
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All I can do is elaborate on what Hoi said and suggest you use your location thing to post word counts...
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Maybe I will...

lol Firefly. Yes that's true but as I said I don't have any more room. I could stick the links back on the same line, which I might do later but I just had trouble getting it this way in the first place. I don't wana change it back now that I have it this way.
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I would like to ad that custom titles is about the only tool we have to reward members (ex staffers) for all they have done for WB. Aside from the location line you also have another line in your signature that you can use.

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Possibly because to today generation of new members are not familiar with the concept of user ranks, and two few people read the FAQ far enough to find out.
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I'm a former staff member, but I can't change mine!

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Old 07-12-2010, 11:52 PM
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Really, Cassie?

I've seen almost every ex-staff change theirs, so I actually did wonder about yours a few weeks ago.

Yes, it's a little irritating after a while (just because, no, it's not obvious I'm Samuel Johnson, hmm!). I would like customisation, but I don't think it should be by post count. I know that VIP members used to be able to change theirs and some, like Jay and Gary Wagner have retained that status. I opt for time, if any reason for customisation. Two, three years, perhaps?

But I think it's fine as-is. You get used to it.
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Try again, Cas

Let's call it eleven thousand posts. If you stick around long enough to post eleven thousand times, you deserve some kind of recognition
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Less than eight hundred posts to go ... oh, wait a minute, I can change mine already.
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If it were possible in any case, I'd vote for time too. Anyone can be here a few months and rack up the necessary post count. Doesn't mean their dedicated.
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Good point with the posts, but then again, someone could register, post a couple times, and then come back after two years, too. Maybe a collaboration of post number and time.
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Well I can't either... o.o
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Really, Cassie?

I've seen almost every ex-staff change theirs, so I actually did wonder about yours a few weeks ago.

Yes, it's a little irritating after a while (just because, no, it's not obvious I'm Samuel Johnson, hmm!). I would like customisation, but I don't think it should be by post count. I know that VIP members used to be able to change theirs and some, like Jay and Gary Wagner have retained that status. I opt for time, if any reason for customisation. Two, three years, perhaps?

But I think it's fine as-is. You get used to it.
Yes, since I stopped being a staffer I can't change it. But I do agree that members that have been around for a few years deserve the privilege.

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Try again, Cas

Let's call it eleven thousand posts. If you stick around long enough to post eleven thousand times, you deserve some kind of recognition
I tried, nothing changed. *shrugs*
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Old 07-13-2010, 04:03 PM
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Odd, Cas and El! I'll go fiddle with settings and see how that works.
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I don't know about posts - someone can just post in every thread with some very useless comments.

I've limited my posting nowadays - well, since about six months ago.
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Eh, I don't think 11,000 posts is really achievable even by spamming... I mean, I post a lot, anywhere up to 100 posts a day and I'm not even on 4,000 yet
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No, it really is easily achievable. One can just keep pushing up with the Board Games, when of course those are meant for a bit of jestful conversation.
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What?? The titles are automated?!? I thought I was special.
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You are special, Danny. Your head is a fishbowl. You are special

Nothing, Cas? Weird! I set it to be user-adjustable... maybe the change didn't go through.
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It worked.

Back to being my old resident vampire self.
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Old 07-14-2010, 10:26 PM
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I propose a change, anywho, to this one (the one I have right now).

Silly name. We're not all some dead writer, 'obviously' or not.
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I would like to point out to Cas that she doesn't appear to be a member of any kind now
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'Duh' - vampires aren't members.
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So... We should dig out the flaming torches and pitchforks then?
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Hey, she may not sparkle but she's like... uh... one of them 'nice' vampires.

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You might think that, but she could have you under some kind of glamour. Or something...
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I would like to point out to Cas that she doesn't appear to be a member of any kind now
Vampirolgy 101 - vampires do not cast a reflection. Didn't you guys read the text books?
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