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Old 2002-08-19, 07:07   #1
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Default Ranks...

We need a catchy rank system... The stars are in place, and I've used the classic apprentice/journeyman/master rank structure, but that is too boring... All suggestions are welcome...
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Old 2002-08-19, 08:55   #2
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Prime Novitiate
Prime Magister
Prime Sensei

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Old 2002-08-19, 20:57   #3
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Primer
Primed
Prime time (or timer)
Prime cut (or cutter)
Prime candidate
Prime Minister
Primo (just the one - you know who)

Not sure how 'naff these sound! But I've put up with far worse on other unamed forums! :?
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Old 2002-08-19, 22:14   #4
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How about using military style ranks?

I prefer Enlisted Ranks, and Army enlisted at that.

You could then use the rank emblems in the avatars if you wanted.
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Old 2002-08-19, 22:26   #5
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That is an interesting suggestion... I was enlisted from 87 to 96 myself... It probably would make sense to use the rank structure that was around during the Civil War, since they didn't have as many ranks as now...

Once we get enough ideas we'll post a poll to vote on them...
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Old 2002-08-19, 23:10   #6
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How about Army ranks representing the amount of CPU years one has crunched.

0 to 5 years= Buck Private (or Recruit)
5 to 10 years= Private
10 to 20 years= Private First Class
20 to 30 years= Corporal
30 to 40 years= Specialist
40 to 50 years= Sergeant
50 to 60 years= Staff Sergeant
60 to 70 years= Sergeant First Class
70 to 80 years= Master Sergeant
80 to 90 years= First Sergeant
90 to 100 years= Sergeant Major
100 and up years= Sergeant Major of The Prime95 Army

And to the right of each rank, the actual number of years crunched as of the beginning of that month
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Old 2002-08-19, 23:11   #7
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I think hand drawn Avatars automatically get you up one level. That way Max's mess would be worth it. :(

I personally could care about rankings. Stars work well enough. Having people just write up their own cust. title would be cooler than having people post for the simple reason to just be a different title.
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Old 2002-08-19, 23:57   #8
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Uniplex
Duplex
Simplex
Complex
Multiplex
Polyplex
Omniplex

*( "Multiplex", by Charles de Lint, i think? )
Although I've added a few, and confused the order.
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Old 2002-08-20, 01:39   #9
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I have never really understood rankings based on posts.

While some people say it promotes posting I do not necessarily agree.

But who am I to say, I am a person who reads alot and posts just a little.

I like the CPU years idea though.

That would promote the idea of a GIMPS board. You can still use controls not tied to the rank if you wanted to limit some aspect of the board.

Army 91 - 95 (Enlisted)
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Old 2002-08-20, 01:53   #10
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There are some limitations... Syncing the ranks to P90 years would be a nightmare, besides I barely have 2 years done...

I'm not big on posting ranks either, but I think people expect them... I like funny custom titles instead...

You can't mix custom titles and rank graphics, either... :(

Have you all figured out the cutoff points yet? :)

Oh yeah, instead of ranks we could just have a team graphic there...
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Old 2002-08-20, 02:03   #11
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I want funny custom titles, or even boring ones
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