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Title: Purple stars and greybeard
Post by: Mike Higgins on April 15, 2009, 07:03:22 PM
I notice that people have stars of different colours and quantities, and have interesting titles to boot. I am, apparently, a good talker and others have even grander titles than that! So, how does one get a blackbelt in melodeon.net posting?
Title: Re: Purple stars and greybeard
Post by: Pete Dunk on April 15, 2009, 07:09:01 PM
Post a lot!  ::)
Title: Re: Purple stars and greybeard
Post by: Lester on April 15, 2009, 07:11:54 PM
Post a lot!  ::)

Useful content not a necessity - empty vessels, loudest noises etc (posted as current #4 poster)

Not sure why Tallship has 4 stars and I have only 3 yet I have posted more, maybe its a quality thing?

Having a grey beard doesn't actually help
Title: Re: Purple stars and greybeard
Post by: Ebor_fiddler on April 15, 2009, 09:48:41 PM
Nor does not having one!
Title: Re: Purple stars and greybeard
Post by: Pete Dunk on April 16, 2009, 01:02:52 AM
Not sure why Tallship has 4 stars and I have only 3 yet I have posted more, maybe its a quality thing

Ah, but your stars are blue, tilted at a jaunty angle and have 'go faster' stripes. perhaps it's your status as 'Mods and Volunteers'? As for the quality thing you are quite right. After all, apart from a pinned thread by the administrator I do have the most frequently read thread on the board ... (where's that emote with a sticking out tongue when you need it?)  >:E
Title: Re: Purple stars and greybeard
Post by: Tattyjacket on April 16, 2009, 09:03:16 PM
Haven't you got to get shot in battle to get a purple star?

Phil
Title: Re: Purple stars and greybeard
Post by: Tattyjacket on April 16, 2009, 09:04:18 PM
SO..........If I post the message  BU%^&*IT    5400000 times, I get purple stars?

Phil
Title: Re: Purple stars and greybeard
Post by: Pete Dunk on April 16, 2009, 11:08:39 PM
SO..........If I post the message  BU%^&*IT    5400000 times, I get purple stars?

Phil

Nope, you'll just get a letter from Vision Express inviting you in for an eye test. Believe me, the stars are blue!  >:E
Title: Re: Purple stars and greybeard
Post by: ladydetemps on April 17, 2009, 11:27:34 AM
that's cheating ;)
takes all the fun out of earning posts with aimless chat. :P
Title: Re: Purple stars and greybeard
Post by: Stiamh - away for the summer on April 17, 2009, 12:56:20 PM
I'm waiting to see what happens to Theo after his next post. He is on 999...
Title: Re: Purple stars and greybeard
Post by: Ebor_fiddler on April 17, 2009, 02:17:39 PM
Police, Fire or Ambulance you mean?
Title: Re: Purple stars and greybeard
Post by: Theo on April 17, 2009, 04:47:55 PM
da daah!

bit of an anticlimax that, its the way I tell 'em
Title: Re: Purple stars and greybeard
Post by: ladydetemps on April 17, 2009, 04:53:55 PM
da daah!

bit of an anticlimax that, its the way I tell 'em
Well have to present you with a plaque to commemorate the moment. ;)
Title: Re: Purple stars and greybeard
Post by: Owen Woods on April 17, 2009, 07:46:17 PM
So Hero Member, eh? It'll only be a matter of time before this forum has statuses right up to 20k+, like a few other fora that I'm subscribed to...
Title: Re: Purple stars and greybeard
Post by: Tattyjacket on April 17, 2009, 07:59:21 PM
BUT...........there's another board that I read and they sent me a happy birthday e mail on my birthday.

Didn't get that from melodeon.net though did I .............and I bet there's no shortage of people who can play Happy Birthday.

Actually, I've just had a thought....get somebody to take a video of myself playing happy birthday, post it on Youtube and I never ever have to buy another birthday card.

Phil
Title: Re: Purple stars and greybeard
Post by: old geezer on April 18, 2009, 01:31:01 AM
da daah!

bit of an anticlimax that, its the way I tell 'em

Congratulations
      5 chocolate brownies (beat that)

BUT...........there's another board that I read and they sent me a happy birthday e mail on my birthday.

Didn't get that from melodeon.net though did I .............and I bet there's no shortage of people who can play Happy Birthday.

Actually, I've just had a thought....get somebody to take a video of myself playing happy birthday, post it on Youtube and I never ever have to buy another birthday card.

Phil

X: 1
T:Happy Birthday to You
M:3/4
L:1/8
K:D
A>A | B2 A2 d2 | c4 A>A | B2 A2 e2 | d4 A>A | a2 f2 d2 | (c2 B2) g>g |f2 d2 e2 | d6 |

all together now, 1.. 2..

Title: Re: Purple stars and greybeard
Post by: Andy Next Tune on April 18, 2009, 06:26:04 PM
So Hero Member, eh? It'll only be a matter of time before this forum has statuses right up to 20k+, like a few other fora that I'm subscribed to...
If you become a forum superhero, I wonder what melodeon 'special skills' you inherit?

Andy
Title: Re: Purple stars and greybeard
Post by: Rees on April 18, 2009, 08:35:09 PM
So Hero Member, eh? It'll only be a matter of time before this forum has statuses right up to 20k+, like a few other fora that I'm subscribed to...
If you become a forum superhero, I wonder what melodeon 'special skills' you inherit?

Andy
Hopefully the ones that will enable you to play those pesky mandolin trills that Al is asking for (in another thread, that is)!
Just nipping back over to see if there have been any answers on that one yet.
Title: Re: Purple stars and greybeard
Post by: HallelujahAl on April 19, 2009, 08:59:58 AM
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Just nipping back over to see if there have been any answers on that one yet.

nope!

BTW I see that I'm now a 'respected greybeard' and I ask myself 'how can this be' (this is a rhetorical question and does not actually require an answer) since I've really not been playing the Melodeon for very long. Yes, Lester's remark about empty vessels is ringing long and true in my case. However, since the stars & status system refers simply to one's input into this forum - and I'm naturally a very garrulous bloke - it is of course no real surprise to me.

I think that all you folk who actually run this site (whether admin, volunteer or moderate etc) are the real heroes - and therefore should all be given special status - what about a 'Halo' for Theo???

AL ;D
Title: Re: Purple stars and greybeard
Post by: Theo on April 19, 2009, 10:41:42 AM
BTW I see that I'm now a 'respected greybeard' and I ask myself 'how can this be' (this is a rhetorical question and does not actually require an answer) since I've really not been playing the Melodeon for very long. Yes, Lester's remark about empty vessels is ringing long and true in my case. However, since the stars & status system refers simply to one's input into this forum - and I'm naturally a very garrulous bloke - it is of course no real surprise to me.

I think that all you folk who actually run this site (whether admin, volunteer or moderate etc) are the real heroes - and therefore should all be given special status - what about a 'Halo' for Theo???

AL ;D

Perhaps i should change the wording of all the star rating comments to reflect degrees of talkativeness, ranging from "Quiet but thoughtful"  to "suffers from verbal diarrhoea"  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Purple stars and greybeard
Post by: Owen Woods on April 19, 2009, 12:23:14 PM
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Just nipping back over to see if there have been any answers on that one yet.

nope!

BTW I see that I'm now a 'respected greybeard' and I ask myself 'how can this be' (this is a rhetorical question and does not actually require an answer) since I've really not been playing the Melodeon for very long. Yes, Lester's remark about empty vessels is ringing long and true in my case. However, since the stars & status system refers simply to one's input into this forum - and I'm naturally a very garrulous bloke - it is of course no real surprise to me.

I think that all you folk who actually run this site (whether admin, volunteer or moderate etc) are the real heroes - and therefore should all be given special status - what about a 'Halo' for Theo???

AL ;D

I am a regular debater, when to my knowledge I have never debated anything on this forum, just spammed prolifically, as always.
Title: Re: Purple stars and greybeard
Post by: HallelujahAl on April 19, 2009, 04:03:53 PM
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Perhaps i should change the wording of all the star rating comments to reflect degrees of talkativeness, ranging from "Quiet but thoughtful"  to "suffers from verbal diarrhoea"   

Now then Theo - I do feel that star rating comments of that ilk have the potential to be quite hurtful - I have never EVER been accused of being quiet or thoughtful in my entire life! As to verbal diarrhoea - well I hate to be pedantic (but I will be just for now) since this medium is written and not spoken (we don't talk or listen on this forum, we read and write) I suppose it should be called Literary Diarrhoea. It was a disease that A. Trollope was accused of - but as he got paid for his novels by the word he had good reason to go for 'Hero' status in his chosen medium.

Perhaps I could suggest that more musical star ratings be used., i.e:

pianissimo= low poster - shy quiet retiring type

through to

Fortissimo= Loud Mouth

Could even include people who have'nt posted much lately as 'Rall...' etc?
This could be worked on i'm sure within this community.
Blessings, AL ;D
Title: Re: Purple stars and greybeard
Post by: Owen Woods on April 19, 2009, 04:30:17 PM
Quote
Perhaps i should change the wording of all the star rating comments to reflect degrees of talkativeness, ranging from "Quiet but thoughtful"  to "suffers from verbal diarrhoea"   

Now then Theo - I do feel that star rating comments of that ilk have the potential to be quite hurtful - I have never EVER been accused of being quiet or thoughtful in my entire life! As to verbal diarrhoea - well I hate to be pedantic (but I will be just for now) since this medium is written and not spoken (we don't talk or listen on this forum, we read and write) I suppose it should be called Literary Diarrhoea. It was a disease that A. Trollope was accused of - but as he got paid for his novels by the word he had good reason to go for 'Hero' status in his chosen medium.

Perhaps I could suggest that more musical star ratings be used., i.e:

pianissimo= low poster - shy quiet retiring type

through to

Fortissimo= Loud Mouth

Could even include people who have'nt posted much lately as 'Rall...' etc?
This could be worked on i'm sure within this community.
Blessings, AL ;D

Or Pause, perhaps.

In fact if the total amount of posts is equivalent to volume, the posts per day could be attributed to cresc/dim and (by non-existent logic) the rate of change of posts per day to rall/accel.
Title: Re: Purple stars and greybeard
Post by: HallelujahAl on April 19, 2009, 04:41:46 PM
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In fact if the total amount of posts is equivalent to volume, the posts per day could be attributed to cresc/dim and (by non-existent logic) the rate of change of posts per day to rall/accel.

My thoughts exactly  ;D
AL
Title: Re: Purple stars and greybeard
Post by: Ebor_fiddler on April 19, 2009, 10:38:48 PM
At this time of night, I feel very much at the dim end.  :'(
Title: Re: Purple stars and greybeard
Post by: LeFonque on April 20, 2009, 01:09:30 AM
As an impending victim of the GFC maybe I too will now have the time to climb up the ladder to the Stars.

Yes even the church is not exempt from our current fiscal woes.

Looking on the bright side more posts more stars, more time for practice.

Is the glass half full or half empty?

Anyway that not til October make hay while the sun shines I say.


Title: Re: Purple stars and greybeard
Post by: Owen Woods on April 20, 2009, 10:21:47 AM
Better idea -

Post count - Forte/piano
Post per day - Cresc/Dim
Amount of time spent online - Allegro/lento
Amount of time per day - Accel/Rall
Banned - Pause

Obviously it wouldn't just be forte or piano but everything in between and beyond.
Title: Re: Purple stars and greybeard
Post by: Ellie on April 20, 2009, 12:25:11 PM
Quote from: HallelujahAl
BTW I see that I'm now a 'respected greybeard' and I ask myself 'how can this be'

I fear the day that this happens to me, as I sincerely hope never to have a beard, grey or otherwise  :o
Title: Re: Purple stars and greybeard
Post by: juker on April 20, 2009, 12:25:38 PM
Do women become 'respected greybeards'?
Title: Re: Purple stars and greybeard
Post by: ladydetemps on April 20, 2009, 12:31:54 PM
Quote from: HallelujahAl
BTW I see that I'm now a 'respected greybeard' and I ask myself 'how can this be'

I fear the day that this happens to me, as I sincerely hope never to have a beard, grey or otherwise  :o
Do women become 'respected greybeards'?
Maybe it should be respected grey haired?

Title: Re: Purple stars and greybeard
Post by: juker on April 20, 2009, 12:56:05 PM
I just looked in the mirror with my glasses on and fear the dreaded bearded status is beginning!! I blame it all on melodeon.net >:(
Title: Re: Purple stars and greybeard
Post by: Québécois on April 20, 2009, 05:51:18 PM
When I looked at the members list and their number of posts I was next to Theo... with 439! That makes a very long beard!
Title: Re: Purple stars and greybeard
Post by: HallelujahAl on April 20, 2009, 06:54:22 PM
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When I looked at the members list and their number of posts I was next to Theo... with 439! That makes a very long beard!
Or half a 'Halo' according to my reckoning  ;D
AL
Title: Re: Purple stars and greybeard
Post by: Pete Dunk on April 20, 2009, 08:05:12 PM
Better idea -

Post count - Forte/piano
Post per day - Cresc/Dim
Amount of time spent online - Allegro/lento
Amount of time per day - Accel/Rall
Banned - Pause

Obviously it wouldn't just be forte or piano but everything in between and beyond.

That's all very well but is there room for pizzicato?  :||:
Title: Re: Purple stars and greybeard
Post by: Owen Woods on April 20, 2009, 08:10:41 PM
Better idea -

Post count - Forte/piano
Post per day - Cresc/Dim
Amount of time spent online - Allegro/lento
Amount of time per day - Accel/Rall
Banned - Pause

Obviously it wouldn't just be forte or piano but everything in between and beyond.

That's all very well but is there room for pizzicato?  :||:

That would be the rate of change of time online per day... (legato, staccato, pizzicato etc.)
Title: Re: Purple stars and greybeard
Post by: juker on April 21, 2009, 12:53:23 AM
Better idea -

Post count - Forte/piano
Post per day - Cresc/Dim
Amount of time spent online - Allegro/lento
Amount of time per day - Accel/Rall
Banned - Pause

Obviously it wouldn't just be forte or piano but everything in between and beyond.

All of the above acceptable so long as they are

Cantabile!
Title: Re: Purple stars and greybeard
Post by: ganderbox on April 23, 2009, 10:03:48 PM
I think the yellow stars might be something to do with PMs as I seem to have suddenly acquired two of them!
Title: Re: Purple stars and greybeard
Post by: Ebor_fiddler on April 23, 2009, 10:28:01 PM
They can't be that, because even I've got three and, as a mere male, I'm only entitled to suffer from PMS!  >:E
Title: Re: Purple stars and greybeard
Post by: HallelujahAl on April 24, 2009, 09:36:04 AM
I've got four stars and I have no idea what you're talking about! ;D
AL
Title: Re: Purple stars and greybeard
Post by: ladydetemps on April 24, 2009, 09:39:29 AM
I have three stars....and I know nothing :P
Title: Re: Purple stars and greybeard
Post by: Mike Higgins on April 24, 2009, 09:54:02 AM
I have 2 stars only, ie no en suite bathroom or telephones in the bedroom.
Title: Re: Purple stars and greybeard
Post by: ganderbox on April 25, 2009, 10:07:11 AM
They can't be that, because even I've got three and, as a mere male, I'm only entitled to suffer from PMS!  >:E

You're right, it's nothing to do with PMS (or even PMT), because I've just sent another PM but I still have only 2 stars! 
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