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Author Topic: What are the titles, and stars under some members name?  (Read 1007 times)
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« on: June 12, 2009, 10:45:17 PM »

What exactly do the green boxes under a members name indicate? Years? Number of posts? Activity level?
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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2009, 04:14:25 PM »

The number of postings.  Smiling (click to insert in post)

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« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2009, 01:37:00 AM »

Inquiring minds want to know (just curious)... .

I see over 100 is 1, over 200 is 2, but over 500 is 3? What is the formula? And at some point it is stars?
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« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2009, 07:05:10 AM »

Hope this answers your question  Smiling (click to insert in post)
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1 *
2 *  
3 *
4 *
5 *
6 *  
7 *
8 *  
9 *
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100 posts
250 posts
500 posts
750 posts
1000 posts
1250 posts
1500 posts
1750 posts
2000 posts
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1 *
2 *
3 *
4 *
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Sr. Ambassador (nominated)
Advisor (nominated)
Moderator (appointed)
Director or Administrator (appointed)
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Professional Member (invited)
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« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2009, 10:18:32 PM »

Hi Skip,

Thanks! It is enlightening to know what those mean. Even though a newbie often has very good insight, it's nice to know sometimes how much board experience someone has.

Even though this board gets lots of rave reviews about the amount of support and wisdom here, I'd like to add how much I marvel at the civility on this board. Surfing the net, I see so many forums where there are nasty comments or inappropriate or off topic posts. You guys do an outstanding job!
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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2010, 09:47:02 PM »

I don't know if there are official definitions - if so maybe somebody will come along and delete this - but I can tell you what they basically mean.

Ambassadors are the most important because they are volunteers who greet new members and help them figure out how to make the best use of this site.  Ambassadors focus on making sure each new member gets whatever help is needed to find the right part of this site - the right message board - where they will be among other members in similar situations.

Advisors and "Board advisors" are the same thing:  the smartest, most charming, best looking - oh wait, you want to know what we do... .Well Advisors float around the site helping wherever we can, especially with members who aren't getting exactly what they need from the other members - like maybe specific information that has been researched by someone on the staff but not all the members know where it is.  Or a way of looking at things that could be helpful.  We also work with the leaders here to figure out ways to improve the site and the organization.  Advisors are all volunteers.

Emeritus isn't really a position or job function, it's a recognition of the contributions made by some members who have been around awhile and helped a lot of others.

Moderators are responsible for keeping things productive on each message board.  They move messages and threads to another spot where they will fit better, and provide guidance to members to help us all stay productive - minimize conflict and maximize focus on the important issues.  Part referee, part coach.  Also volunteers.

JoannaK is the Administrator here - the Grand Poobah who makes the whole thing work.  She is a volunteer too.

Skip is the site Director who has ultimate financial and legal responsibility and sets policy (with input from other staff members).  Skip is also a volunteer:  all the money contributed by members goes to making the site work.

Does that help?

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« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2010, 07:47:45 AM »

Thanks Matt, and yes, helpful, now when I have a mental image of the advisors in my head, I will make sure they are exceedlingly good looking images (the ambassadors are on their own) - LOL

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« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2010, 10:11:03 PM »

Dear Triple As  (Advisors,Ambassadors,Administrators... .) you are awesome. Patty and United for Now, the site looks really clean and productive with your efforts. Cheers and Happy New Year to you all! A big thank you for making this place like a real home.

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« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2010, 08:43:39 AM »

Thanks for the nice comments!   Doing the right thing (click to insert in post)
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« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2010, 05:03:14 AM »

I want to add to all the praise to everybody working on, and/or posting on, this site, giving of your time and effort to answer all sorts of big or small questions. It makes me happy and gives me hope for the future of humankind that so many people can come together to help and support others, and each other, without thinking of economic or personal gain.

So let me just ad one more small question that I can't make out:

What about the blue squares under peoples' "names"? What does they mean?

Doing the right thing (click to insert in post)

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« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2010, 10:58:14 PM »

Hello,

Just wondering what determines number and color of stars under a person's name, and also what the green "SO" means in the left-hand column when you look at board posts.

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« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2010, 08:15:55 AM »

This will answer thr "SO" part of your question!

https://bpdfamily.com/message_board/index.php?topic=26601.msg1107776#msg1107776

Hope that helps!
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« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2010, 04:51:32 PM »

Thanks much!
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« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2012, 08:23:41 PM »

 Doing the right thing (click to insert in post)   To y'all.

See, this site is like a planet of its own, with its own living species, its own atmosphere, its own language... .which like any living language is constantly changing, evolving... .into different terms, different symbols, different contextual acronyms.

Since we are laughing, here is a joke on me:

For the longest time I thought that DH meant 'divorced husband" however, the context of the posts did not support this definition.  It took an epiphany while grinding black mineral rock salt--to be sprinkled on a cold water melon---that it meant, ":)arling Husband"!



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« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2012, 10:33:54 AM »

I'm embarrassed to admit this, but I have never known what order the titles go in, nor what they mean. Could someone explain please?

What is a the rank / order, and what are the duties of the various board admin people: moderators, advisors, ambassador?

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« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2012, 03:53:00 PM »

Well the key thing to know is that they're all volunteers - members who came here, got help, and stayed to help others.

Ambassadors greet new members and help them figure out how to use the site - which board will be most helpful, etc.

Advisors are usually Ambassadors first.  Then they focus on one or two areas where they each have good experience and knowledge, and develop and share information and approaches in that area.  They can also do administrative things, like moving a thread to a different board where it will fit better, or locking a thread when it gets too long.

Moderators have the big picture - mostly focused on making sure the site functions well and on solving problems that come up between members.

And it's all based on software which needs to be maintained and improved - that's what An0ught does.

Hope that helps!

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« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2012, 05:29:28 PM »

Thank you, Matt. That explains very well. And thank you to all the volunteers who do so much for all of us.
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« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2014, 11:03:22 AM »

many thanks to all you volunteers  

I wonder how one becomes an ambassador or other, do you apply for it (and how) or do you get invited ?
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