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Re: Purple stars and greybeard
« Reply #20 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???

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Re: Purple stars and greybeard
« Reply #21 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
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Re: Purple stars and greybeard
« Reply #22 on: April 19, 2009, 04:30:17 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

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.
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Re: Purple stars and greybeard
« Reply #23 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
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Re: Purple stars and greybeard
« Reply #24 on: April 19, 2009, 10:38:48 PM »

At this time of night, I feel very much at the dim end.  :'(
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Re: Purple stars and greybeard
« Reply #25 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.


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Re: Purple stars and greybeard
« Reply #26 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.
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Re: Purple stars and greybeard
« Reply #27 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

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Re: Purple stars and greybeard
« Reply #28 on: April 20, 2009, 12:25:38 PM »

Do women become 'respected greybeards'?
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Re: Purple stars and greybeard
« Reply #29 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?

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Re: Purple stars and greybeard
« Reply #30 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 >:(
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Re: Purple stars and greybeard
« Reply #31 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!
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Re: Purple stars and greybeard
« Reply #32 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
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Re: Purple stars and greybeard
« Reply #33 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?  :||:
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Re: Purple stars and greybeard
« Reply #34 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.)
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Re: Purple stars and greybeard
« Reply #35 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!
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Re: Purple stars and greybeard
« Reply #36 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!
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Re: Purple stars and greybeard
« Reply #37 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
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Re: Purple stars and greybeard
« Reply #38 on: April 24, 2009, 09:36:04 AM »

I've got four stars and I have no idea what you're talking about! ;D
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Re: Purple stars and greybeard
« Reply #39 on: April 24, 2009, 09:39:29 AM »

I have three stars....and I know nothing :P
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