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Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions and Feedback' started by PeterL, 14 Apr 2010.

  1. PeterL

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    As one grows with MASA, ones "profile unit" is "upgraded". At what milestone does one change and or how does one accumulate to the next "creature" ie.

    Plankton, Copepod, Bristleworm...

    How many diferent "creatures" are there to change into and what are teh "milestones" to reach the different ones?
     
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  3. Neil H

    Neil H Moderator MASA Contributor

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    there is a thread somewhere, the criteria is the number of posts that you make !!
     
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    When I hit 1000 post I became a regal tang, just before I think I was a clown.
     
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  6. PeterL

    PeterL Thread Starter

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    brilliant - thanking you.
    The idea behind it was well thought of, simply by post count allows one to quickly identify who knows what they are talking about as knowledgeable and those who are guessing.

    It takes a long time to acrue a high post count, at which pint you hve not only posted but also just read a load of info...IMO, if you have reached the point of becoming a "regal Tang" - you know a thing or two about reef aquariums and can confidently advise newbies...I reckon one is still considered a newbie before that time, unless you have been into reef systems for some time prior to joinging MASA.
     
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    Neil H Moderator MASA Contributor

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    u still a clown :razz: :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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    Neil H Moderator MASA Contributor

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    I agree with this BUT whenever i ask for advice, I personally judge the merit of the advice based on the givers current or past tanks
     
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    Not always true because a lot of people get their post counts up by saying hi and thanks but never really contribute anything. Some people on this forum might only have 200 posts but they only post when they have something of value to contribute.

    I would rather be a clown than a "Dory" because they the stupid fish :razz:
     
  10. PeterL

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    Point noted - I concur
    (...lol...my bit of intelectualy sounding addition :p)
     
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    herkie R.I.P.

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    LOL:thumbup:
     
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    Here then raises the question, how does one attempt to judge or guage who knows what they are talking about and those who just feed a load of shit??
     
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    You know the sad part - is in my position, I can gain so much knowledge but I am extremely limited in funds so I can't put what I have learned into practice. I think if we all had a bottomless pit of money then it would take the joy out of the whole experience in learning and growing within reef keeping
     
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    Generally I look at thier reputation, little green blocks under thier picture, when you get to a certain level to go back to zero and you get a star, and so on......
     
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    so true

    It not always about driving a Porsche, sometimes you gotta now how to fix it too.
     
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    I don't understand what you mean by "going back to zero and getting a star", please elaborate if you would
     
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    Eg: if you look at mine you'll see if have a few blocks... dark green...light green...then orange.... once I get a few more it will go back to 1 dark green block, but with a Star on top of it, its like a cars odometer running over. look at Sean Kookemoer, he has a star.....
     
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    I sort of get it, the reputation is definately the better way to guage it.
    At the same time, the more one gets into reef keeping, MASA specifically, the more you get a feel for who knows what and their level of knowledge. I have found one or two on MASA who quote a load of technical stuff but it is at the end of the day not correct to the application at hand, then someone comes up behind them and speaks in plain english and provides a more correct post on the topic
     
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    Hmmm......

    So if i do not like you, how do i do a demerit? :p
    If you are my Buddie, pump the rep button.:)
    Get a request via PM to pump the rep button. :p

    This argument is all over every forum. FWIW i have never pumped a rep button and never will. I always evaluate replays/comments and do homework before taking advice from any reefer no matter how many Christmas tree light they have. Just look how popular Julies is, and he definitely is not so reef clever.:lol:
     
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    Yip, but I begged for one :P: :whistling:
     
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    what did I change? I can not see that Title Rankings?
    Where must I click what button?
     
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