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    PrimeWoman
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    First, I have tried FAQ and search, advanced search. That said, maybe somebody can explain member status (newbie is self-explanatory) and who/what changes it. Rank: how rep power is determined and who is responsible for this determination (numerical ranking). Colored box(es) to the right of rep power rank (the color used, I get): what determines the number of boxes assigned and the comments displayed when one hovers over them?Examples:...on a distinguished road,...off the scale,...has much to be proud of,...has spectacular aura,...jewel in the rough.

    Basically, is there some sort of guide to all of this? If so, where is it to be found? If not, provide some illumination please. In some respects, this site is a bit unintuitive and cumbersome. No offense, merely an observation to consider for those who control/manage it. I am smarter than the average bear, so if I find something perplexing, I KNOW I am not the only one. On a positive note, it IS an interesting site, and some of the layout is good. As far as people posting on incorrect forum, why don't the moderators move them on a consistent basis? The sticky's are cool, just figured those out, but unfortunately, because we live in an instant gratification culture, too many refuse to read first. You know this is true...how many people try to operate something w/o even first or ever consulting the manual?

    Also, I figured it would be wise to bank CPF$ to keep it safe from thieves, however, doing this seems to prevent you from donating it to somebody. Am I wrong? If so, please guide me on this. If not, please consider changing this. TIA. Smiles.


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    if you dont change your User Title in the store, your rank newbie, junior member, etc. is determined by how many posts you have.

    other people give you rep and they do that by clicking on the scales under your location, provider, etc.

    if you want to donate money you have to take it out and put it back into your "pocket" dont worry as long as you dont just leave alot of money in your pocket no one will steal it because they wont have time if you donate it quick enough. also the higher your rep the less likely you are to be stolen from.
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    I thank you for the response. Not to appear ungracious or ungrateful, I was hoping for some more specifics, maybe even a thank you for your input--will pass ideas on. Last, do I donate CPF$ from bank to myself to get it into my pocket?



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    what did you want specifics on? to donate if you have all your money in bank go to bank and withdrawl what you want then donate your money to whoever you want.
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    OK and thank you for the banking issue. Specifics: sigh, I really thought my first post on this thread was comprehensible. Essentially, basic info that takes the mystery out of number of posts, referrals, ratings by others, etc in relationship to rank, status, standing and so forth, to advance. Also some info that puts some order to the the ranks like the military. Private, corporal, Private first class, E-1,2,3..., O-1,2,3.... In order to advance from E-1 to E-2 for instance requires you enlist with a buddy, or have x amount of time in service and so forth. Understand now? Right now it's as mysterious as buying a car and not knowing what the rate & terms will be until the salesman confers with the manager where you are not included in that conference. Make sense now? thanks again.



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    Okay, here's a quick explanation of things.
    CPF$:
    New thread: $10
    New reply: $5
    Per thread view on thread you created: $0.1
    Referral: $100
    Good rep (multiplied by amount of rep points user has) $1
    Bad rep (multiplied by amount of rep points user has) $2
    Bank Interest per day: 1% of total amount

    Reputation:
    New users: 10 points
    For every 90 days, users gain 1 point of reputation-altering power
    For every 500 posts, users gain 1 point of reputation-altering power
    For every 250 points of reputation, users gain 1 point of reputation-altering power
    User must have 50 posts before reputation hits count on others
    User must have 25 reputation points before reputation hits count on others
    User can give 10 reputation click a day.
    User must give 20 reputations to different users before returning to the same user
    Reputation lost on successful thievery: 5
    Reputation Lost on failed thievery: 10


    It's important to note that reputation points and power are different. To see how many points you have, click on the scale in any post of yours. Your power is based on the number of points and other things above.

    User Titles: (stock values)
    Newbie 1-5 posts
    Junior member 6-29
    Member 30 - 99
    Sr. Member 100 - 249
    Phone Addict 250 - 499
    Phone Maniac 500 - 999
    Phone Post Whore 1000 +

    I think I covered everything. I should probably put all that in the faq.

    I will be putting in user rank image at some point that is based on user group and posts. For example, if a user is a Phone Addict, and they have a rep above 250, they could be put in a different group, and will have a certain icon under their name. There's a number of different ways to set things up.
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    Thank you very much for a detailed explanation...what I was shooting for in the first place. It's all so less mysterious now, and I am positive there are others whose curiosity will be satisfied as well. I was, in a sense, suggesting that this be added to the FAQ...apparently you picked up on that subtlety. Your reply is appreciated. Smiles.



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    Quote Originally Posted by PrimeWoman
    apparently you picked up on that subtlety. Your reply is appreciated.
    he is a admin he has all that info sorry for being an ignorant mod.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OBXVZW21
    he is a admin he has all that info sorry for being an ignorant mod.
    i don't see "ignorance" as just a lack of knowledge, but rather an unwillingness to learn. everybody starts somewhere, and i remember when i came to this site i knew practically nothing about my cell phone or the site's vbulletin format. it takes time and lots and lots of reading. i think you're a great mod, so don't knock yourself. i didn't know some of that stuff either, but i do now!



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    Just an FYI--Ignorance has nothing to do with unwillingness to learn. I am pasting the definitions for "ignorant" as per dictionary.com:
    1.Lacking education or knowledge.
    2.Showing or arising from a lack of education or knowledge: an ignorant mistake.
    3.Unaware or uninformed.
    It's a common misinterpretation. The shame is not in being ignorant, but a willingness or complacency to remain so.
    OBX--np...now we all know. Brad--and you have been illuminated as well. Great googly moogly, it's a fine day. Smiles.
    Last edited by PrimeWoman; 03-24-2006 at 12:24 PM. Reason: mistake



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