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Let's create new USER TITLES for LRH

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Re: Let's create new USER TITLES for LRH

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Most of us can call ******** when we read it and we know to take what that particular person posts with a grain of salt.
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I am retired and can post as much as I like so the people who are still working away in the salt mines don't have a chance. It would be good to have categories but they should be slightly humorous so people don't really believe that post count implies a high degree of knowledge.

Perhaps a way of implying something about a persons skill would be to have little stars or deer symbols after a persons name for every kill over 1k and if it was varmints then it would need to be beyond 1.5 K. As Kevin says, it is often obvious when a person has fabricated a hunt.

I like the idea in general but do think that the titles should not imply too much.
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    Re: Let's create new USER TITLES for LRH

    LRH isn't just about shooting/marksmanship, so I depart from the recommendations for use of NRA, Military, or other competition shooting rankings of skill.

    But I agree with additional categories for higher post counts. Because a really high post count generally does imply that the member is fairly avid about hunting, and increases the likelihood that the member has a pretty good base of knowledge.

    It's no guarantee of expertise, but more often than not will coincide with well-rounded knowledge of hunting and the related activities.
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    I don't see the need for titles at all. It should be the content of your words and the fact that there are great people on this site that are willing to help others, regardless of what title is in front of their name. I have read some great posts by junior members, and don't put anyless value on their words because of a " title". More titles would just seem pretencious, and would only serve certain egoes.
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    i tend to agree with the Quality over Quantity argument here. the substance of the post means a whole lot more to me than the # of posts a guy has out there. there are some on here (fiftydriver for instance) who always have some incredible insight to the question at hand, then there are others who just kinda tag along.......i will take what ever badge you honor me with...AJ
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    one word says it all. WILDCAT
    Not what amount of posts but the content of the posts. I would leave it alone.
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    With all due respect, having retired from the military, I don't care much for ranking peoples' standings. As someone already noted it's quality over quantity. Those that frequent this forum knows the who's who and everybody has something to contribute at varying levels/capacity. I am just amazed of the expertise in this forum and love reading their posts, advices, and comments. In the short amount of time since I joined I learned so much already ... and for that, thanks to all.

    If it was up to me, I'd leave the ranking the same but perhaps consider the post count requirement, i.e. as follows:

    • Junior Member - (< 500 posts)
    • Member - (501 - 1000 posts)
    • Senior Member - (> 1000 posts, then add a star for every thousand thereafter)
    Just my 2-pence for your consideration. Thanks.

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    I don't see the need for titles at all. It should be the content of your words and the fact that there are great people on this site that are willing to help others, regardless of what title is in front of their name. I have read some great posts by junior members, and don't put anyless value on their words because of a " title". More titles would just seem pretencious, and would only serve certain egoes.
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