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Purple stars and greybeard
« 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?
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Re: Purple stars and greybeard
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2009, 07:09:01 PM »

Post a lot!  ::)
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Re: Purple stars and greybeard
« Reply #2 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

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Re: Purple stars and greybeard
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2009, 09:48:41 PM »

Nor does not having one!
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Re: Purple stars and greybeard
« Reply #4 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
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Re: Purple stars and greybeard
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2009, 09:03:16 PM »

Haven't you got to get shot in battle to get a purple star?

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Re: Purple stars and greybeard
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2009, 09:04:18 PM »

SO..........If I post the message  BU%^&*IT    5400000 times, I get purple stars?

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Re: Purple stars and greybeard
« Reply #7 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
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Re: Purple stars and greybeard
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2009, 11:27:34 AM »

that's cheating ;)
takes all the fun out of earning posts with aimless chat. :P

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Re: Purple stars and greybeard
« Reply #9 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...
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Re: Purple stars and greybeard
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2009, 02:17:39 PM »

Police, Fire or Ambulance you mean?
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Re: Purple stars and greybeard
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2009, 04:47:55 PM »

da daah!

bit of an anticlimax that, its the way I tell 'em
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Re: Purple stars and greybeard
« Reply #12 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. ;)

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Re: Purple stars and greybeard
« Reply #13 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...
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Re: Purple stars and greybeard
« Reply #14 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.

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Re: Purple stars and greybeard
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2009, 01:31:01 AM »

da daah!

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

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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

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Re: Purple stars and greybeard
« Reply #16 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?

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Re: Purple stars and greybeard
« Reply #17 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?

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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.
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Re: Purple stars and greybeard
« Reply #18 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
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Re: Purple stars and greybeard
« Reply #19 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
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