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Offline Ebor

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Idle curiosity about the stars on postings
« on: February 10, 2005, 06:52:59 PM »
Ok, so my brain has slipped a few gears, but I was reading posts and suddenly started pondering the significance of the stars under the posters names, in particular colour and number.  Rainbow striped stars are for admin/mods, it seems.  But what is the pattern for the other colours: green, silver/grey, gold, purple.  Mine are purple; is that the secret sign for G.H.?  :laugh:

 And then there's the number; it doesn't seem to relate to how many posts as Ania with 766 has 3 while MsGuided has 4 with 389. 

What does it all mean? Inquiring minds (or at least fuzzy ones) want to know.

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Re: Idle curiosity about the stars on postings
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2005, 07:05:46 PM »
You're reading too much into it as I arbitrarily just picked random colors and numbers for folks.

I need a new "scale" if you will, so if you have anything creative please voice it.


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Re: Idle curiosity about the stars on postings
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2005, 07:19:16 PM »
No, it must be part of some subtle secret code.  More analysis will crack it (mumble, mutter) numbers, letters, .. :homework:

but at least here it wouldn't trace back to freemasonry.

 :laugh3:

Oh well, sometimes a star is *just* a star,  but the stripes *do* mean Those Who Have the Power, it seems to me.

Ebor, who sometimes may ponder too much.
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Re: Idle curiosity about the stars on postings
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2005, 07:59:43 PM »
lol, this is how it goes....

Administrators=5 rainbow stars
Global Mods=4 rainbow stars
Section Mods=3 rainbow stars
Mods=5 gold stars

Newbies/Jr. Members=1/2 green stars
Members/Sr. Member=3/4 silver stars
Elders/High Elders=5/6 purple stars
OCnet gurus=7 gold stars

You'll also note that post count determines status and thus how many stars you have, but other titles such as mod/admin overrules in determining your stars.

Hope this quenches all star curiosity ;)
« Last Edit: February 10, 2005, 08:02:03 PM by MsGuided »
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Re: Idle curiosity about the stars on postings
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2005, 08:12:39 AM »
That mod/admin status overrules how many posts you have in determining number of stars works, except that even if you have enough posts to be a high elder/guru, you still only get five stars, not six or seven. 
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