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John Lindsey
23rd September 2003, 03:58
If so, it means you are spending way too much time in the Member's Lounge :). I cleaned out a lot of old posts in there. and I also turned off post counting for now. That means any posts you make in that one forum will not be added to your total post count.

John Lindsey
23rd September 2003, 04:02
Oh my, Kimpatsu dropped from 5500 to 1500. :)

Kimpatsu
23rd September 2003, 06:21
Originally posted by John Lindsey
Oh my, Kimpatsu dropped from 5500 to 1500. :)
This is all a ploy to stop me from being the first person to 10,000! All that wisdom lost! All those jokes gone forever! All that Bruce B baiting lost to posterity!
Go hang yourself, John. :D

Mike Williams
23rd September 2003, 10:50
Hooray!! I don't feel like such a sad-timewasting-internet-nerd now!:cool:

Cheers,

Mike

larsen_huw
23rd September 2003, 11:00
Whew ...

Just noticed BruceB's post count has dropped through the floor. It's down in the 200's now i think.

Hasn't lost as many posts as Tony, but as a percentage ....

Rogier
23rd September 2003, 11:17
well... that leaves us with only one option.... let's spam the karate forum


damn.... I went from 980 to 350

monkeyboy_ssj
23rd September 2003, 11:55
Well at least Bruceb is no longer in the top 10 :)

I think it does make sense, It was pretty bad when you get these people up on the top posters who really don't contribute to the group much apart from silly posts. (yes, that includes me) Nothing wrong with silly posts though.

I just think its hard to figure out who has got any credability on this group anymore.

We used to have karma which was a great way of figuring out who knows there stuff and is a nice guy. If you are a newbie its hard to figure out who'd views in a discussion is more credible.

Then that went, so people used number of posts to see who hangs around in the place and knows everyone. Now thats gone too.

fair enough i do agree with john in doing it, but at least bring back the karma option so you know who's views stand up more.

Cheers

larsen_huw
23rd September 2003, 12:01
Matt,

The thing with Karma was people were abusing it. For someone they didn't like, they'd leave multiple negative karma, and for people in their little group, they'd leave multiple positive karma (often to try and cancel out multiple negative karma left by another group). All this made a mockery of the karma system.

If it were to be brought back, it'd need to be altered so you couldn't leave more than 1 positive or negative karma per person per thread (or per post).

I think if it could be altered, then it should be brought back (until people work out another way of abusing it!)

monkeyboy_ssj
23rd September 2003, 12:54
yeah phil, I noticed that with some of your threads...

You would have put it up for about 15 minutes with no replies and it's already got one star...quite pathetic really, it's a shame it's annoymous.

I think maybe Jon should start making people pay for it, like $5 dollars a year? it's not much and it would ween out trolls...

Cheers,

Kimpatsu
23rd September 2003, 13:02
Originally posted by monkeyboy_ssj
I think maybe Jon should start making people pay for it, like $5 dollars a year? it's not much and it would ween out trolls...
Like trolls couldn't afford $5? And, if the service is now fee-paying, we'd be able to demand certain other provileges in return. It's hard for John to ban someone, or even suspend them, if they've paid money to be here.

monkeyboy_ssj
23rd September 2003, 13:08
Originally posted by Kimpatsu
Like trolls couldn't afford $5? And, if the service is now fee-paying, we'd be able to demand certain other provileges in return. It's hard for John to ban someone, or even suspend them, if they've paid money to be here.

A ha! good thinking...jeez, i spose they is no way of just having a forum where people just get along...but then again I spose it's just human nature to be in constant competition.

And it's the nature of the internet to hide be hind a mask/ monitor.

Do you know what?

I think Martial Arts and the internet is a bad mix...

The two things where egos are high (in some situations), come together to form a pit of disagreement and no backing down until someone steps in. I've just remembered why i never discuss MA online.

Mike Williams
23rd September 2003, 13:09
You can't abuse the 'thread rating' feature - it only allows you to vote once per thread.

As far as I can tell, the thread rating is just a very crude opinion poll, compiled from an average of those who can be bothered to vote. If only one person votes and gives it one star, well that's your lot.

Cheers,

Mike

bruceb
23rd September 2003, 13:47
What was it that the most prolific posters told me back in January?

It's not the length of the post or the amount of posts you put out there, but the brevity and wisdom imparted in the words.

Well, dear friends .... just like a lesson from your teachers ... the lesson has come and gone.

What ever we have learned will show itself in what we do from here on out.

John Lindsey
23rd September 2003, 14:39
But, you can only do it once. If you do get zapped by one post, rate your own thread at the max...

larsen_huw
23rd September 2003, 14:42
John,

Any chance of a modified version of Karma making a reappearance?

Mike Williams
23rd September 2003, 15:00
Ha! Just for the hell of it, I gave this thread a one-star rating. Obviously only one person before me gave it the full constellation.

Cheers,

Mike

monkeyboy_ssj
23rd September 2003, 15:03
Originally posted by Mike Williams
Ha! Just for the hell of it, I gave this thread a one-star rating. Obviously only one person before me gave it the full constellation.

Cheers,

Mike

And i've put my Karma up to 2000+ (on a bit of paper)

I feel special now

pgsmith
23rd September 2003, 16:09
Maybe someone just doesn't care for your post topics? C'mon guys, y'all need to get some kind of life if you are spending that much time on e-budo taking up bandwidth. If the vast majority of your posts are in the Member's Lounge, what does that say about your need to make some friends OFF the computer?

Just a thought.

:D

bruceb
23rd September 2003, 16:55
Originally posted by Sharp Phil
Unless you're being stalked by a troll who has multiple e-budo IDs.

Uh-oh ....

How many Id's do you have PHIL???

Rogier
23rd September 2003, 17:07
damnnnn... i've just thought of it... This severely impacts my life..

I used to go up to girls and say:"Hey good-looking, I've posted more than 900 times on e-budo.... wanna come up to my room?"

and that worked... it really worked.... :D :D

monkeyboy_ssj
23rd September 2003, 17:09
Originally posted by pgsmith
Maybe someone just doesn't care for your post topics? C'mon guys, y'all need to get some kind of life if you are spending that much time on e-budo taking up bandwidth. If the vast majority of your posts are in the Member's Lounge, what does that say about your need to make some friends OFF the computer?

Just a thought.

:D

No, it just means that some people like to talk and have fun, and don't believe in discussing certain aspects about martial arts on the net.

And what phil said too :D

Soulend
23rd September 2003, 17:11
I think the majority of a person's posts being in the lounge is simply proof that there is only so much you can say about a MA in a medium like this. After a point, you see the same topics popping up year after year. Once you've seen the 10th newbie post asking where he can get a sakabatou or if it is OK to perform tameshigiri on fruit, well, it just becomes old hat. So, you mainly hang out in the lounge, where there's usually new stuff.

Also, the path of budo is kind of a personal thing - something more to be done then talked about, I think. Then again, I have few friends and precious little desire to make any more - so perhaps that's it. :D

monkeyboy_ssj
23rd September 2003, 17:15
Originally posted by Soulend
I think the majority of a person's posts being in the lounge is simply proof that there is only so much you can say about a MA in a medium like this. After a point, you see the same topics popping up year after year. Once you've seen the 10th newbie post asking where he can get a sakabatou or if it is OK to perform tameshigiri on fruit, well, it just becomes old hat. So, you mainly hang out in the lounge, where there's usually new stuff.

Also, the path of budo is kind of a personal thing - something more to be done then talked about, I think. Then again, I have few friends and precious little desire to make any more - so perhaps that's it. :D

Perfectly said.

I've argued with everyone and argreed with most too, this works, that does, etc etc.

Only my family and you guys know I do martial arts, and even then no one knows what i do because it does not achieve anything. I don't hide it, but i would hate to mention it in every reply like some people.

Cheers

Rogier
23rd September 2003, 17:17
I think the reason most people post in the members lounge is actually the fact that more people seem to read the members lounge than any other forum..

want to ask a question and be sure you get an answer...... post it in the members lounge (at least that's what I always do)

bruceb
23rd September 2003, 18:04
Another unimportant piece of useless information put in its proper place .... post counts slam dunked into the round file....

Bye-bye. Good riddence.

monkeyboy_ssj
23rd September 2003, 18:07
Originally posted by Sharp Phil
I'm not complaining; I am merely observing.

Although he does have me on one recent bit of spam, Matt, in that I posted a subscription drive for The Martialist. Those are the only rare bits of spam in which I indulge, however.

That's cool mate.

But I wouldn't call it spam because many people are interested in joining, it's just a bit of active encouragement ;)

take it easy,

Steve Williams
24th September 2003, 00:17
I lost just under 1/3 of my post count.......

Not as bad as some....... does that mean I post some sense? ;)

Kimpatsu
24th September 2003, 00:35
Originally posted by Rogier
I used to go up to girls and say:"Hey good-looking, I've posted more than 900 times on e-budo.... wanna come up to my room?"
and that worked... it really worked.... :D :D
How about me, Rogier? I had over 5,000 posts.
Damn John Lindsey ("The Slasher") :cry: :D

Kimpatsu
24th September 2003, 00:44
Originally posted by Steve Williams
I lost just under 1/3 of my post count.......
Not as bad as some....... does that mean I post some sense? ;)
No, you post 100% nonsense.
:D

pgsmith
24th September 2003, 15:01
I was wondering why the hakama thread got bumped back up. (Much to Mr. Power's embarassment!) :D

Always makes me a bit sad though whenever I run across anything from Toby.

monkeyboy_ssj
25th September 2003, 11:20
That's very true Mark, I only ever post in the Lounge, I lost 75% of mine, I had about 800 chopped off.

It's good because i don't feel like so much of a geek, who waits and preys on silly threads ;)

Cheers

bruceb
25th September 2003, 15:10
A little more meditation and realizing all things are transitory might be in order, guys.

The very nature of trying to be in control of our lives with this fascination of technology, developement of gadgets and machinery is the ultimate lie in society is an attempt to drive back the transitory nature of life itself.

We will all disappear one day, for all our efforts of trying to leave a mark on the world, or some monument that says "I was here."

Post count drop? No big deal.

It is just a reminder that we are transitory in an ever changing world.

Some people can not deal with hitting bottom or starting over again .... I hope the posters who remain in E-Budo are above worrying about post counts or seniorority?

I don't know .... are we?

Kimpatsu
26th September 2003, 06:19
Some of my best jokes have gone, including "I can murder you for fun". :cry:

John Lindsey
26th September 2003, 06:29
I moved all your posts to this forum:

click here (http://www.daretosing.com/)

MarkF
26th September 2003, 10:08
That's funny, John. I wonder where you moved mine (oops, I said it, not you).
*******

Bruce, nobody cares that much about their post counts, it was just sprung on the high rollers suddenly creating something about which to chat, and that's all.

Putting yourself above the people who are posting about it (including yourself) doesn't come off, well, it just doesn't.

I get the feeling that you put your age on everything thinking you have something to say, and you do but not for that reason. You just don't put up the best of what a fifty year life may have brought you from the school of hard knocks. For the most part, we all have been there (not to fifty, to the school, though I have plus two).

If you think chatting about a drop in post count is nothing to sing about then don't write about it. Otherwise, unless you've been around a bit, your post count only means (meant) you post a lot. The fact I lost relatively few may say something about me, I don't know, but I know those I lost from the Member's lounge couldn't have been more than one-hundred and the must have been old, I just don't do anything other than checking to see if a thread is worth opening, or if one is worth starting, most of the time. I decided a long time ago that I all ready know what I know and I think long on whether others want to know it as well, so now I mostly reply, not start threads and then not nearly as often (ask John about the fires I started or continued. That's probably why he made me a moderator, so I would have to behave). I do sometimes open yours on those rare occasions (in the Lounge), as I think many are being too hard on you, but not because you don't have anything to say, but because you do, you just go on and on and on about it, to the point I realize I know what you've said by the end of a few or less sentences. I do that with others, as well, so please don't think I'm pointing you out, I'm replying to your reply, is all.

Someone said you have written some fine posts in the past and I agree. I just think you're a 'yenta' at times. So are many others, some just outrageously hoknik en chinik (Pho.) which does become tiresome sometimes, no most of the time.

This was far too long a post in a thread about post counts, but then, you started it.:p


Mark