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Clinically Insane
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May 18, 2008, 05:10 AM
 
I likey

Freakin' sweet, they change colors all the time

Let's hope it's not just a hampstor prank...

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May 18, 2008, 11:01 AM
 
Yay!

Ooh, and they're always random!

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May 18, 2008, 12:01 PM
 
Yes, it's very

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May 18, 2008, 12:35 PM
 
Oooh. I have new stars too.

They don't convey my meanness though.
I like chicken
I like liver
Meow Mix, Meow Mix
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May 18, 2008, 12:43 PM
 
Who's to thank for this ?

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May 18, 2008, 01:02 PM
 
New stars for me too.

Or at least I didn't notice if they changed before y'all's (yow, I've been in Texas too long) changed.

edit: Oh, I just passed 10k posts; that would explain it.
     
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May 18, 2008, 01:02 PM
 
New admin messing around.
     
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May 18, 2008, 01:12 PM
 
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
New admin messing around.
Thanks, reader50.

Nice creative touch on insanity

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May 18, 2008, 01:40 PM
 
Blame it on the new guy
I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it.
     
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May 18, 2008, 02:14 PM
 
Originally Posted by OreoCookie View Post
Blame it on the new guy
Isn't that what you get them for ?

Along that same thought: How about a new hampstor ?

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May 18, 2008, 02:17 PM
 
Why fix what isn't quite dead yet?
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May 18, 2008, 03:10 PM
 
Originally Posted by Lateralus View Post
Why fix what isn't quite dead yet?


I like it.

I'm gonna make that my standard, "Why fix it if it ain't dead ?"

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May 18, 2008, 03:11 PM
 
Sweet. I like it too.

Where do I find the thresholds for star labels again?
     
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May 18, 2008, 04:07 PM
 
Those were posted in the beta forum. But I had to fiddle the top two a bit.

The random stars were originally created for Cipher13 when he hit 10K. Then that script was lost in a board upgrade. So I wrote a new one from scratch. Yesterday, "Clinically Insane" was at 15K with the angle-stars.

Trouble is, Cipher has been slacking on the posting - he's only got 11K and change. So I reset Clinically Insane to 11K posts, and dropped Posting Junkie from 10K to 8K. Those thresholds may get fiddled back up to where they were, if Cipher will get on the ball.
     
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May 18, 2008, 04:23 PM
 
Ah, that explains. I was wondering why I got the same stars as other that had already hit 15k.

But couldn't you give Cipher13 custom colored stars, and stick to the old ranges ?

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May 18, 2008, 04:26 PM
 
That's a sensible answer, but it will cost you your random stars. Well, for a few more weeks anyway.

If the random-stars are reset to 15K, only besson3c will show them today. Four other people are high enough, but two are on staff and two are banned.
     
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May 18, 2008, 04:48 PM
 
To be honest, loosing them wouldn't be fun, but I think we should keep 15k as random stars for Clinically Insane level.

You could, however, merge my what_the_heck account (banninated under the unwritten "no 2 accounts rule") with my turtle777 account, then I'd be past 15k.


( Yeah, I know, in my dreams )

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May 18, 2008, 05:01 PM
 
These are the users who could be affected if the Insane threshold went up.

16,525 - besson3c (safe)

14,496 - Millennium (inactive)
14,013 - turtle777
13,620 - SimeyTheLimey
12,908 - voodoo
12,220 - olePigeon
12,141 - starman
11,534 - mitchell_pgh
11,352 - Cipher13
11,136 - Eug

Posting Junkie is back to 10K, I wasn't happy with the lower level anyway. But I'd like to hear from the other 6 active people on the list before taking the new toy away.
     
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May 18, 2008, 05:10 PM
 
To be honest, I don't think this should be a matter of what the individuals want.

You mods and admins need to decide what's best, and then just do it.
Blame the temporary change on the hampstor and delete this thread, so all traces are gone

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May 18, 2008, 06:04 PM
 
Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
To be honest, I don't think this should be a matter of what turtle777 wants.
Advice accepted. I'll take your opinion on Rank settings under advisement.

And no thread deletes.
     
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May 18, 2008, 06:57 PM
 
You all post too much. You should all be clinically insane.
     
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May 18, 2008, 07:42 PM
 
Originally Posted by Teronzhul View Post
You all post too much. You should all be clinically insane.
Huh ?

I all are

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May 18, 2008, 07:44 PM
 
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
These are the users who could be affected if the Insane threshold went up.

16,525 - besson3c (safe)

14,496 - Millennium (inactive)
14,013 - turtle777
13,620 - SimeyTheLimey
12,908 - voodoo
12,220 - olePigeon
12,141 - starman
11,534 - mitchell_pgh
11,352 - Cipher13
11,136 - Eug

Posting Junkie is back to 10K, I wasn't happy with the lower level anyway. But I'd like to hear from the other 6 active people on the list before taking the new toy away.
That is very very interesting.. only Millennium is inactive of the above..

Like the new stars though, reader50 and I agree that clinically insane level should be centered on cipher13, so no one is clinically insane if he isn't

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May 18, 2008, 09:43 PM
 
Not too happy that the clinically insane stars mixes with the other star design (yellow). Very schizophrenic. Yes, insane, but also a bit distracting having subtly different star designs mix.

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May 18, 2008, 09:44 PM
 
I do like my stars now though.

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May 18, 2008, 10:48 PM
 


Glad you took the time to getting to know the star's insanity.
You seem to be a natural

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May 18, 2008, 11:54 PM
 
new hampstor! Yeah... hampstor!
     
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May 19, 2008, 12:23 PM
 
I have 12,142 posts. Everything should reflect off that

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May 19, 2008, 12:25 PM
 
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
These are the users who could be affected if the Insane threshold went up.

16,525 - besson3c (safe)

14,496 - Millennium (inactive)
14,013 - turtle777
13,620 - SimeyTheLimey
12,908 - voodoo
12,220 - olePigeon
12,141 - starman
11,534 - mitchell_pgh
11,352 - Cipher13
11,136 - Eug

Posting Junkie is back to 10K, I wasn't happy with the lower level anyway. But I'd like to hear from the other 6 active people on the list before taking the new toy away.
Ha. I barely made the cutoff. I like the stars, but I wouldn't mind being an average junkie either. 15000 (or even 20000) does seem more appropriate though, assuming 10000 is the other threshold.

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Like the new stars though, reader50 and I agree that clinically insane level should be centered on cipher13, so no one is clinically insane if he isn't
Heh. They could have a floating level, based on cipher's level...

That would actually make me sane!
     
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May 19, 2008, 12:31 PM
 
I don't see how cipher's historic achievement should be MORE of a benchmark than Kevin's.

Maybe, Clinically Insane should be at 18,752 (Kevin) or 30,485 (Zimphire).

Now THAT's insane

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May 19, 2008, 12:39 PM
 
How about 11000 and more than 5 posts per day? I'm at 11000+ but only 4.1 per day. j/k

P.S. What does this mean?

     
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May 19, 2008, 12:56 PM
 
Moderator innit? lol.
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May 19, 2008, 02:16 PM
 
Originally Posted by Eug View Post
How about 11000 and more than 5 posts per day? I'm at 11000+ but only 4.1 per day. j/k

P.S. What does this mean?

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May 19, 2008, 02:19 PM
 
Honestly, if you want to bump it to 15k, it's fine by me. I don't hang out here for the post count.

EDIT: 20k seems excessive for the next level, considering how long it takes to get even 5k. I've been here 8 years and just barely broke 12k. Another 10k would be what....6 years on average for us in the top 10?

I say grow the list with the community. Do a 15k "Clinically Insane" and a 20k secret one now. Once people start breaking 20k, make a 25k.
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May 19, 2008, 02:43 PM
 
I like them.

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May 19, 2008, 04:16 PM
 
I posting to see what my stars look like. Carry on....

EDIT: 2,076 (0.90 posts per day) -- cool, I have a life.
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May 19, 2008, 04:19 PM
 
Hm, life, stars, life, stars, life stars, which should I pick ?

Ah, I can't decide. I'll take both. Thank you very much.

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May 19, 2008, 04:43 PM
 
Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
Hm, life, stars, life, stars, life stars, which should I pick ?

Ah, I can't decide. I'll take both. Thank you very much.

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Oh come on, I'm joking. 5.57 posts/day doesn't take much time I'm sure.
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May 19, 2008, 04:57 PM
 
Hmm. I've been away for the longest time and still am averaging 6.19 posts a day.

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May 19, 2008, 07:23 PM
 
how far am I from 10k?

6855, really far. ohwell.
     
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May 19, 2008, 09:42 PM
 
Nice balls, eh?
     
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May 19, 2008, 09:56 PM
 
zomg, rickey is still here.

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May 19, 2008, 10:11 PM
 
What's more, he's still using the same name.
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Originally Posted by rickey939 View Post
Nice balls, eh?
How do you know, I haven't posted any pics ?!?!

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May 19, 2008, 10:55 PM
 
hehehe... Turtle... Hampstor balls!!
     
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Originally Posted by Randman View Post
zomg, rickey is still here.
Why wouldn't I be? This place is my 4th and 5th home away from home.
     
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Originally Posted by Chuckit View Post
What's more, he's still using the same name.
That will never change.
     
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May 20, 2008, 11:22 AM
 
Originally Posted by rickey939 View Post
That will never change.
Tis true. He changes his balls more often than his nick

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Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
Tis true. He changes his balls more often than his nick

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I have no idea what that means actually, but I agree.
     
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May 22, 2008, 04:51 PM
 
Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
16,525 - besson3c (safe)

14,496 - Millennium (inactive)
14,013 - turtle777
13,620 - SimeyTheLimey
12,908 - voodoo
12,220 - olePigeon
12,141 - starman
11,534 - mitchell_pgh
11,352 - Cipher13
11,136 - Eug
$h!†!

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