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#10543 - 11/16/00 06:20 AM Board "Adjectives"
Capital Kiwi Offline
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Registered: 11/13/00
Posts: 3146
Loc: Northamptonshire, England
This question has probably been asked a million times ... but what's with the "stranger" (moi) and "Addict" e.g. Jackie, use of adjectives to describe posters?

How do they change?

Why are they there?

Just curious. Well, no, absolutely obsessed, actually!

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#10544 - 11/16/00 06:45 AM Re: Board "Adjectives"
shanks Offline
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Registered: 03/16/00
Posts: 1004
Loc: London, UK
Look under 'Miscellany' - the Graduation threads - updated to the new thread - "Graduation (part 2)". I'd link, but I'm too lazy.

cheer

the sunshine warrior


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#10545 - 11/16/00 08:03 AM Re: Board "Adjectives"
Jackie Online   content

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Registered: 03/15/00
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Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
Dear C.K.,

(For some reason, every time I look at your screen name, I want to read it as Captain Kiwi!)

These "adjectives" are actually titles. They change acc'g to how many posts you put up. When you reach 25, you will become a Newbie.


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#10546 - 11/16/00 04:20 PM Perjorative adjectives
Father Steve Offline
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Dear Captain ~

I didn't like being dubbed a "stranger" when I had twenty posts, had been welcomed by Jackie, had exchanged private e-mail with others, and felt like a was getting a sense of my way around the board. If it were up to me (which it ain't and never will be), the title "stranger" would attach only to one's first post and thereafter a kinder, gentler, softer title like "Immediately Post-Natal Person" would be substituted.


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#10547 - 11/16/00 04:26 PM Re: Perjorative adjectives
tsuwm Offline
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>Dear Captain

well, it looks as though Jackie isn't alone on this titular monderead -- I read it as captain too the first n-teen times.


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#10548 - 11/16/00 04:34 PM Let's have our own recount - 25 is too much
Max Quordlepleen Offline
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I didn't like being dubbed a "stranger" when I had twenty posts

I like your idea a lot. Twenty-four posts as "stranger" is too many, I think. It is a very intimidating, unwelcoming designation.I can see that more than one post as "stranger" might be in order, just to establish that the person will be around for a little while. Perhaps five posts would be a good threshold for the first graduation. How do others feel? Maybe we could toss this around and come up with a consensus(ha!) on a good first graduation point, as well as suggestions for what it should be called. Then we supplicants can petition Anu/Ea for a consideration of the suggested revision.


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#10549 - 11/16/00 04:38 PM Re: Perjorative adjectives
Max Quordlepleen Offline
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well, it looks as though Jackie isn't alone on this titular monderead -- I read it as captain too the first n-teen times

Whereas I automatically read it as Capital Kiwi, and assumed that the person posting lived in the southernmost national capital in the world - probably also the windiest national capital in the world!


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#10550 - 11/16/00 04:39 PM Found out
Father Steve Offline
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That's what absolutely everybody says about Jackie and me: "Those two are just a pair of titular mondereaders."




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#10551 - 11/16/00 04:40 PM Re: Let's have our own recount - 25 is too much
tsuwm Offline
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Registered: 04/03/00
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Loc: this too shall pass
well, the easiest remedy (and probably the quickest software fix) would be to let 'newbie' stand for the 5 to 50 range. in an engineering environment the rookie label seems to last forever (or until the next rookie comes along).


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#10552 - 11/16/00 04:43 PM Re: Pejorative adjectives
Marty Offline
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Registered: 09/20/00
Posts: 347
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
I agree, FS, "stranger" doesn't seem right. My perception is that the longer one sticks around here, the stranger one's posts get.

Perhaps we should propose a new progression:
stranger, odder, weirder, curiouser (and curiouser),....

Not sure where that puts Jackie, tsuwm and Jo on the scale.


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