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Offline JhayPrice

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Post Count Ranks Question
« on: June 14, 2020, 06:00:40 AM »
What are the specific ranks (and posts required for each) available for each post count here? I've only got three as I've observed: "Outside in Line", "In the Audience" and "In Contestant's Row".

Offline tpir04

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Re: Post Count Ranks Question
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2020, 08:16:28 AM »
It all depends on your post count; here are the rankings:

Outside in Line (1 star): 1-49 posts
In the Audience (2 stars): 50-149 posts
In Contestant's Row (3 stars): 150-299 posts
Walking the Golden Road (4 stars): 300-499 posts
Taking a Bonus Spin (5 stars): 500-999 posts
Double Showcase Winner (6 stars): 1,000+ posts

Same system has been in effect for at least eleven years. If it ain't broke, don't fix it I suppose.
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Offline blozier2006

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Re: Post Count Ranks Question
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2020, 08:28:25 AM »
Large number of posts ≠ high-quality posts.

Offline PatrickRox80

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Re: Post Count Ranks Question
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2020, 09:08:58 AM »
Same system has been in effect for at least eleven years. If it ain't broke, don't fix it I suppose.

Having been on here for a few months short of 17 years, those ranks have been there since at least the summer hiatus in 2003.

If you’ve been on the show, you get the title “TPIR Alumnus” regardless of your post count.

Offline PayingTheRent

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Re: Post Count Ranks Question
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2020, 04:37:38 PM »
Large number of posts ≠ high-quality posts.

100% this.  Don’t post just to raise your post count.  Some of our highest quality posters are in the bottom tier, and we know who they are.  I’m not even sure why we keep count, really.  It invites the potential for trolling from new members who think they need to raise their post count to achieve some mythical level of superiority that doesn’t actually exist, and we’ve seen it happen multiple times.

While we’re on the subject, is there a way in SMF to only show post counts on our profiles and not on every single post?  Might be something to consider.
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Re: Post Count Ranks Question
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2020, 07:32:28 PM »
I do admit that I post here to make some relevant contributions to the site. And yes, I'm not a high-quality poster, as you can observe.

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Re: Post Count Ranks Question
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2020, 02:17:39 PM »
Having been on here for a few months short of 17 years, those ranks have been there since at least the summer hiatus in 2003.

If you’ve been on the show, you get the title “TPIR Alumnus” regardless of your post count.


Day One user here.  Those ranks were there since the beginning.  Though I think you only need 100 to get to the 3rd ranking.  Not sure when that changed but that aside, it's been the same for over 17 years
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