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08-09-2019 07:45 PM
Yes, the rating system does seem silly and "exalted contributor" is just hilarious. I can see though where some posters take the forums and what is discussed so seriously they would care about a rating.
08-11-2019 01:47 PM
I've read through at least a dozen past threads questioning rank, titles, post count, and contributor levels since @Stellabystarlight started this thread.
Taken as a group, they rehash the same lists, guesses, observations, corrections, and complaints without the next thread on the subject moving forward from the last.
Since we can surely count on seeing future threads questioning a poster's designated 'rank' as it relates to post count, what have we established in this one?
These seem to be the most common issues:
We know this system is plagued by glitches, and an anticipated change in rank can be stalled.
And our trusted tech savvy @dooBdoo concludes there is more factoring in to the rank designation than just total post count.
So we know, even in the absence of glitches, if we attach a post number to a rank change, it's an approximation but not a number we can count on.
But how many possible ranks are there in the QVC system? Are there the 22 tiers seen on that longer list? Or the 11 or 12 on the shorter lists?
From dooBdoo's search it looks like neither is accurate.
If you persevere through the visitor and member designations, you're considered a "Contributor" of sorts. Looks like "Honored" is 10th, and last contributor level.
If you delete your own post your post count goes down. But if the mods delete it your post count doesn't drop.
There are posters who show a post count, but have zero posts on their profile page.
Bottom line, there are no advantages or disadvantages to any of the ranks. Most people ignore them unless they're poking fun at the idea of having an
Augustly Eminent Exalted Grand Poobah Supreme among us.
Oh wait...wasn't she 'banned' last year?
08-12-2019 12:14 PM
I don't believe most of us really care about the ranking, it's simply being curious about a ranking system applied to us in the forums. When the system has no definitive explanation, our good tech detectives find all kinds of puzzle pieces. Figuring out the puzzle is kind of fun.
I pay no attention to post count or ranking unless a poster has a question or if a newbie gets scolded so it's drawn to my attention. I imagine I'm not alone.
08-12-2019 12:53 PM - edited 08-12-2019 01:19 PM
To follow up on @SunValley's post, I think it's merely an inconsequential puzzle, a curiosity for those who notice the notations.😊
Great summary, @Hedge!
08-12-2019 01:06 PM
08-12-2019 01:15 PM
@bobby 5 wrote:
Yay, I just became "Super" today! If you know me, which you probably don't because I'm relatively new, you'd know I'm just joking around. I mean, I did get changed to super, but it doesn't mean anything to me. I just thought I'd post it because I remember seeing this thread. The important thing is, I enjoy these forums. There are many sweet people here. 😊
Great to have you here, @bobby 5!😊 I agree, "the important thing is, I enjoy these forums. There are many sweet people here."
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