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#1 JIMOverSeer

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Posted 20 August 2016 - 03:31 AM

Just wondering how everyone feels about the current Member Title/Ranks?

For instance, as a New Member, we start out as a "False Positive" and advance thru the ranks by our number of posts.
By the time we advance to 600 posts our title changes to Demon until we get 700 posts.
And when a member reaches 8500 points they become a "Ouija Board" until they reach 9000 posts.

Should we come up with better titles? What does everyone think? Maybe we could have a contest for the best ranking titles to use?

There are 47 Titles in all.

Here are the ranks:

False Positive
Cold Spot
Orb
Apport
EVP
Ectoplasm
Banshee
Ghoul
Goblin
Ghostlight
Anomaly
Demon
Succubus
Incubus
Residual Haunting
Earthbound Spirit
Wraith
Doppelganger
Disembodied Voice
Shadow Ghost
Apparition
Crop Circle
Alien
Close Encounter
Alien Abductee
Extra Terrestrial
Foo Fighter
Boggart
Cryptid
Entity
Ouija Board
Possession
Poltergeist
Psychokinesis
Seance
Exorcism
Crisis Apparition
Phantasm
Shape Shifter
Vortex
White Noise
Urban Legend
Bigfoot Sighting
Chupacabra
Astral Projection
Black Shuck
Headless Horseman
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#2 Miked134

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Posted 20 August 2016 - 04:22 AM

I would think that cutting down on the number of titles would be a better idea, just my 0.2 cents.
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#3 JIMOverSeer

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Posted 20 August 2016 - 11:07 AM

View PostMiked134, on 20 August 2016 - 04:22 AM, said:

I would think that cutting down on the number of titles would be a better idea, just my 0.2 cents.

It looks like a lot of titles/ranks, but it really isn't. They can go through the first 16 ranks really fast. It can becomes an addiction to some to see how far and how fast they can go up the ranks! Then after the first 16, the ranks change to every 500 posts. At that point, they become dedicated to the forums and any additional ranks are simply a bonus at that point.

So, in answer to your question.... it's kind of a physiological thing that keeps members posting. So I wouldn't want to cut back on the ranks/titles.
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Posted 20 August 2016 - 11:48 AM

I don't think anyone will ever get to the last few ranks. Even people that have been here since the start and have the highest post counts are nowhere close
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Posted 20 August 2016 - 11:49 AM

Personally, I think the tiles/ranks are fine as they are. If it's decided that we should change them up a bit that's ok too.  A contest or game is always fun though.............................

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Posted 20 August 2016 - 12:35 PM

I'm indifferent about it.  I like what we got, but I wouldn't mind a change either :)
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Posted 20 August 2016 - 12:49 PM

I want my rank to be commander in chief! ;)

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Posted 20 August 2016 - 12:51 PM

View PostVlawdeGStudy, on 20 August 2016 - 11:48 AM, said:

I don't think anyone will ever get to the last few ranks. Even people that have been here since the start and have the highest post counts are nowhere close

Yeah, I think the last 13 ranks go up 1000 posts at a time, for the most part... and to reach the highest ranking would be Headless Horseman at 20,000 posts.
So I would hope no one reaches that ranking or they probably have no life.  :wacko:

Vlawde.... you will be half way there in the next few weeks!
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Posted 20 August 2016 - 01:06 PM

View PostEvilSpock, on 20 August 2016 - 12:49 PM, said:

I want my rank to be commander in chief! ;)

Welcome aboard, EvilSpock! ......live long and prosper!  ;)
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Posted 20 August 2016 - 01:52 PM

View PostEvilSpock, on 20 August 2016 - 12:49 PM, said:

I want my rank to be commander in chief! ;)

Hey now, that profile pic looks familiar....  ;)
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Posted 20 August 2016 - 03:46 PM

Those darned Vulcans!
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Posted 20 August 2016 - 04:19 PM

View PostJim@GhostStudy, on 20 August 2016 - 12:51 PM, said:

Yeah, I think the last 13 ranks go up 1000 posts at a time, for the most part... and to reach the highest ranking would be Headless Horseman at 20,000 posts.
So I would hope no one reaches that ranking or they probably have no life.  :wacko:

Vlawde.... you will be half way there in the next few weeks!
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I have a couple of members that broke 25000 so yes I can confirm "no life" :no:

You may want to consider creating personal ranks for board donors :yes:

Other than that meh I'm just happy seeing them change every so often :)
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Posted 20 August 2016 - 04:42 PM

I didn't realize that the numbers were so high.   No wonder I'm a shadow ghost after twelve years.
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Posted 20 August 2016 - 04:44 PM

I had misread posts needed, the highest rank is 20,000 posts. I had originally thought it was 200,000!

Clarina had 16,000 and some change, not sure what Helena had, her post count doesn't show because of her guest status. Below is the link to her post showing the post counts as related to ranks


http://www.paranorma...showtopic=35313
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Posted 20 August 2016 - 05:30 PM

I really like the ranks the way they are. I have always found them neat and different from other sites.
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Posted 20 August 2016 - 05:42 PM

I've been here a long time... and except for using them to spot newbies (and be more gentle with them) I don't think about those titles much at all.

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Posted 20 August 2016 - 07:49 PM

View PostVlawdeGStudy, on 20 August 2016 - 04:44 PM, said:

Clarina had 16,000 and some change, not sure what Helena had, her post count doesn't show because of her guest status.

To see a list of all the top posters... find the link at the bottom right of the main page that says: "Overall Top Posters". There's like 3 pages of them!
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Posted 21 August 2016 - 08:36 PM

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Posted 21 August 2016 - 08:51 PM

Well, so far... it looks like we can leave them as is for now.

Someday though, I will probably change them to something a bit more fun.  :)
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Posted 22 August 2016 - 04:44 PM

View PostJim@GhostStudy, on 21 August 2016 - 08:51 PM, said:

Well, so far... it looks like we can leave them as is for now.

Someday though, I will probably change them to something a bit more fun.  :)
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