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Rankings

PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 12:20 pm
by Linda
Is there somewhere that the ranking levels could be posted - maybe as a sticky - so that we can refer to it when we want to? I'm always wondering what rank I'm going to next and how many posts I need to make before I get there. Right now I haven't a clue as to where to find them.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 12:50 pm
by Rusty
Here they are for now Linda:

0-19) Newbie
(20-100) Helpless
(100-249) Trapped Under Ice
(250-349) Bad Seed
(350-549) Frantic
(550-899) Hero Of The Day
(900-1499) Outlaw Torn
(1500-4999) Stone Cold Crazy
(5000-9999) Holier Than Thou
(10000+) Mastermind

PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 1:14 pm
by forumadmin
Great idea Linda. We'll just stick it right here :D

PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 1:27 pm
by Bedford
I, for one, am happy you did it.

Thanks to all the previous posters. :)

PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 5:30 pm
by Tamisita
I always go back to the post of, "Why Am I helpless?" Then look through the arguments for the list...this is much more convenient. Great idea Linda!

PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 8:47 am
by Linda
Thank you so much. This will be so much easier to follow!

PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 7:25 am
by Makinamess
Ahhhhhh - Messie is now no longer puzzled ... (I was about to ask a Guru why was I helpless - I hadn't realised it was a ranking level :lol: and very funny categories too)

PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 7:38 am
by m246
yeh i seen that too and wondered how they could judge me so well only after a short time :)

Current Ranks

PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 8:05 am
by forumadmin
Here is a list of the ranks currentl in effect:

Rank Title - Minimum Posts
Site Admin -
Moderator -
Big Kahuna - Special Rank


    Registered Member - opt out designation
    n00bie - 0
    Helpless - 10
    Trapped Under Ice - 100
    Bad Seed - 250
    Frantic - 350
    Hero Of The Day - 550
    Outlaw Torn - 900
    Stone Cold Crazy - 1500
    Holier Than Thou - 5000
    Mastermind - 10000


Ranks are just a fun option that came with the software for this site. The titles are mostly song titles from Metallica, which is a group favored by the cofounder of the original Brainformation.

The admin titles are not up for review, but the rest are pretty much a fun way to keep track of one's tenure here at Brainformation. We would need a majority of members to vote on changing the titles, but it is possible to do so. If you wish not to participate or object to the default ranks, let me know. I'll assign you the permanent title of "Registered Member"

PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 9:23 am
by icufodu2
heehee very cool.. I didn't know that there were rankings... Metallica rocks :headbang: :rockdevil: so please don't change mine :love:

PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 9:26 am
by Bedford
I wonder if we could add "Sandman" as a ranking. Maybe for hitting 3000

PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 11:04 am
by Yogi
I too was thinking that the gaps between ranks might be adjusted. Sandman would fit the theme, but we will need more than one vote to make a change. :D

PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 12:50 pm
by mdkilmer
I think that Yogi should send us coasters when we hit 1000.

PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 2:09 pm
by Bedford
Don't forget the T-shirts. :biggrin:

PostPosted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 3:52 pm
by Damsel
Oh, here they are :)

PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 6:44 am
by Makinamess
Well, I think the rankings are brilliant (and novel and funny as well). I'm not too up on my Metallica song titles and would never have known that's where they came from. What I think is really good is that no other site I've ever been on has such a system (if they have any system at all - it's usually silly shiny stars, which seems very kindergardenish to me).

PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:45 am
by Legion
Like all ratings it does rather discriminate against shy, sensitive posters such as Moi! :woot2:
Absolutely brilliant - me - helpless :biggrin:

PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 11:37 am
by josh012404
Well I am one ranking higher to becoming Mastermind..