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Old July 4, 2002, 08:06 AM   #1
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Just how senior is "Senior"?

Another thread brought something to the surface that has bugged me for a long time.


Why is it so easy to become a "Senior Member"? Are the levels hard coded into the software? Or can they be changed?


The reason it bugs me (which it has since I found myself a Senior Member) is that the name carries the connotation of a person who's at least been around a while. We get newbies on this board all the time, and it bothers me that some loudmouth know nothing (like me, for example) can be identifed as a Senior Member to a newbie, thus giving an appearance of expertise that may not be real.

If it were higher, there'd be more time for the know nothings to demonstrate that. There would be more history to search.

I'd like to see it set to something like 1000 or higher, myself. Like 2500?

Or better yet, eliminate the rankings, except for Mods, of course. It's important to identify them.

And, no, this isn't really important in the greater scheme of things.
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Old July 4, 2002, 08:11 AM   #2
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Nope, it's not hard coded. We have Senior Member set to 100 posts. It demonstrates someone who has been around long enough to know the TFL ropes. There is no way to guarantee correlation between experience and expertise. Caveat Emptor.
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Old July 4, 2002, 10:05 AM   #3
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Senior

I thought you had to be age 65 or something.
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Old July 4, 2002, 10:17 AM   #4
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But you do get ammo discounts out of it. Tell your local gun store you're a 'senior member' at TFL
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Old July 4, 2002, 02:25 PM   #5
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Ahhh; to be only 65 again. When you had to ask to get a seniors discount.

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Old July 6, 2002, 10:42 PM   #6
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When you're talking senior and CR Sam in the same sentence, you start talking about how he was play pen pals with Moses when they both were kids...
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Old July 6, 2002, 11:56 PM   #7
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Young snapperwhips
No respect.

Actualy Mike n I are even. Me twice his age and he twice my weight.

Matched set ?

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Old July 7, 2002, 12:07 AM   #8
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That's one senior...

who just put Mike into the ropes!

Stay tuned here on TFL's own Celebrity DeathMatch for what promises to be an historic event!
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Old July 8, 2002, 03:10 PM   #9
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"twice his weight..."

Better to squash Sam like a fragile, elderly, seafood morsel...

Anyone have some OLD Bay seasoning to go with that CRABBY cake?

On the ropes my ass. My ass is bigger than the ring!
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Old July 8, 2002, 04:10 PM   #10
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Better to squash Sam like a fragile, elderly, seafood morsel...
Elder abuser!
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Old July 8, 2002, 06:44 PM   #11
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Hammerheaded
Opinionated
Crusty beyond his tender years.
Darn near always right.

A worthy adversary
And friend.

Sam.....don't sit on me, I'll break wind.
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Old July 9, 2002, 03:13 PM   #12
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Doggonnit, Sam.

You go and say something nice and make me feel all guilty about mixing up this big batch of Creole-Geritol Frying mix...

Sigh.
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Old July 9, 2002, 10:31 PM   #13
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Hangover cure
Geritol and Gin
50-50
It'll make you stop drinkin.

Well, stop drinkin Geritol anyway.

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Old July 10, 2002, 12:37 AM   #14
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So all a newbie needs to do is spam the software test area to shed the newbie label?

When I was changing banks almost every time I moved, which was often, I always ordered my new checks to start at 1001, 2001, or somesuch-never 001. Too many merchants balked at low numbered checks without ever considering the possibility I had fiddled my order.

Of course, now that the reply is posted and irretrievable, I have noticed the registration date in my ID. Grunt!

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Old July 12, 2002, 09:01 PM   #15
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Mike . . .

You're telling me they had pens when Sam was a kid??? I simply don't believe it.

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Old July 12, 2002, 09:24 PM   #16
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Well, it was actually sticks, RWK.

And instead of paper, they used the sticks to press marks into tablets of wet clay...

I think they called it cuniform....
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Old July 12, 2002, 10:20 PM   #17
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You mean like this? I found this in a pile of hieroglyphs in the attic of the Smithsonian last week. You don't suppose ..... ?
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Old July 12, 2002, 10:45 PM   #18
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Mal,

HOWLING SCREECHING LAUGHTER!

But I really think that's a little later, probably Sam's first job out of scribe school after he joined the military.

His mummy was SO very proud of him when he joined The Few, The Proud, The Pharos Corps...

He even had a cushy job in Memphis, from what I understand, taking dictation for the Amenhotep's lesser wives...
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Old July 13, 2002, 04:13 PM   #19
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Cool Mal.
And.....this being a family oriented forum; I am not going to translate it for all you young snapwhippers.

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Old July 13, 2002, 06:47 PM   #20
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Hey Sam,

Heard that you had some trouble with Pharo's 17th wife...

"NO, YOU IDIOT! That's stork, stork, water, eye of Horous, grain stalk, grain stalk, stork, water... NOT stork, water, stork...!"
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Old July 13, 2002, 06:58 PM   #21
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All I did was ask about a silly software setting, and I start a family feud!!!!






Grumpy old men are sure fun, aren't they?


Er was that gimpy old men?


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Old July 13, 2002, 07:14 PM   #22
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Shucks, Captain.

It's not a family feud. Just some good natured banter.

I've got more respect and admiration for C.R. Sam than for everyone else combined, and that's no bullscheissen.

Not a slam against anyone, or everyone, else, just the way things shake out.
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Old July 13, 2002, 07:18 PM   #23
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Likewise.

cap'n - Grimpy?

Sam - "... I am not going to translate it for all you young snapwhippers."

I've already translated it. You were quite the rogue back then, weren't you? To wit, "Bird - eye- bird - scale"! Sam, you sly dog you.
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Old July 13, 2002, 07:53 PM   #24
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Gimpy or grumpy, they're fun to watch!


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Old July 13, 2002, 11:22 PM   #25
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They are, indeed, fun to watch! This thread is giving me a severe case of the giggles.
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