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Old 12-23-2008, 09:42 PM
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Thumbs down VIP Members - HUGE REQUEST

Just ridiculous, some of us have been here longer than the mods.

Some people post to be helpful, and many post to raise their stats, so you are penalizing the people who use discretion and just don't run off at the keyboard?
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Old 12-23-2008, 10:01 PM
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Re: VIP Members - HUGE REQUEST

There is no penalty for anything. The regular user accounts stayed the same (with the exception of the user titles, which needed updating). Nothing was taken away from the old usergroups, we just added a new one as a perk and to encourage the Thanks system and reputation.
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Old 12-23-2008, 10:16 PM
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Re: VIP Members - HUGE REQUEST

Incorrect, calling a user who has been here longer than you a Noob is a penalty, and is wrong by definition; actually it should be by join date, not chatter count.
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Old 12-23-2008, 10:18 PM
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Re: VIP Members - HUGE REQUEST

I beg to differ. I could have been the second person to sign up and then forgotten all about the site and not made 1 post
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Old 12-23-2008, 10:20 PM
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Re: VIP Members - HUGE REQUEST

Seriously, what's the obsession with the name? Who cares if your user category says n00b? What difference does it really make? In the end, they're just words.
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Old 12-23-2008, 10:25 PM
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Re: VIP Members - HUGE REQUEST

No obsession, but calling it what it is, pat on the back for postings.

In Illinois it is called pay for play.
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Old 12-23-2008, 10:27 PM
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Re: VIP Members - HUGE REQUEST

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I beg to differ. I could have been the second person to sign up and then forgotten all about the site and not made 1 post
Wrong, you wouldn't be a Noob just a non-poster.
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Old 12-23-2008, 10:29 PM
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Re: VIP Members - HUGE REQUEST

In case you didn't notice, VIP status can also be achieved by rep points. Rep points do not necessarily reflect how many posts you make, rather than how useful your posts have been to others.
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Old 12-23-2008, 10:30 PM
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Re: VIP Members - HUGE REQUEST

If we come up with more titles, then the n00b title wouldn't last as long.

vBulletin only offers those titles by post count and I have no way of changing that.
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Re: VIP Members - HUGE REQUEST

yea really just cuz u joined a while back doesnt mean anything you are sayin... not sayin you are a noob but what you are sayin is not entirely true
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