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Re: Andalucia.com

Postby El Cid » Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:15 pm

Yes, it's 2000 posts. I think it may have been reduced from 2500 but either way it's a lot of posts.

Yes there are 25 members with Guru status but 5 now seem to be inactive.

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Re: Andalucia.com

Postby rafiki » Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:17 pm

What was the original purpose of the Gurus Den Sid? If all one has to do these days to gain entry is play an online game for a few weeks to make enough posts I can't see there is much purpose in it at all.
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Re: Andalucia.com

Postby El Cid » Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:32 pm

rafiki wrote:What was the original purpose of the Gurus Den Sid? If all one has to do these days to gain entry is play an online game for a few weeks to make enough posts I can't see there is much purpose in it at all.


I think the original purpose (long before I got involved) was merely to give members a title based on the number of posts they had made.

The Gurus Den was introduced but has never been used much. 16 topics and 141 posts since it started.

Personally I can see little point in having it.

The Amigo's Lounge is now a section where posts not relevant to Andalucia can be posted. It is surprising how few qualifying members bother to request access.

I am quite happy for there to be a discussion about the whole thing but please, start a thread in the "About this forum" section.

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Re: Andalucia.com

Postby barry » Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:38 pm

Can't you just shift this whole thread there?

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Re: Andalucia.com

Postby Mowser » Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:40 pm

barry wrote:Can't you just shift this whole thread there?

What a good idea!
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Re: Andalucia.com

Postby BENIDORM » Sat Jun 22, 2013 4:47 pm

Well personally I'm very proud to be a Guru, and just look at all of the benefits it brings with the title...

1.......
2.......
3........

Well right at this moment I can't think of any, but surely there must be something ?...

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Re: Andalucia.com

Postby El Cid » Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:05 pm

barry wrote:Can't you just shift this whole thread there?



Done.

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Re: Andalucia.com

Postby Chunky Monky » Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:30 pm

Will Acen be able to follow what he started?

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Re: Andalucia.com

Postby El Cid » Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:33 pm

Yes access to either the General forum or this one is unrestricted.

Now, if I had moved it to the Lounge that would be different.

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Re: Andalucia.com

Postby barry » Tue Jul 02, 2013 4:13 pm

Looks like it's been moved to the dustbin!

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Re: Andalucia.com

Postby White Horse » Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:01 pm

rafiki wrote:If one is really keen on becoming a Guru I guess they only have to join and play the endless 'Word Association' thread. :think:

rafiki - I joined an American specialist forum and was quite bemused to see a thread called "count" in the general section. A particular member had made all of the hundreds of posts in that thread.
First post was "1"
Second post was "2", and so on.
The forum admin obviously allowed this obsessive to sit flooding the forum with this crud, merely to improve his post count and standing in the forum.

I just thought :roll:

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Re: Andalucia.com

Postby rafiki » Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:16 pm

Sure. The BB systems have had this odd 'ladder' system for as long as I can remember and it often doesn't reflect the quality of a member's posts. I like the boards which have a like and/or a thanks button which saves an enormous amount of bandwidth.
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Re: Andalucia.com

Postby Mowser » Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:27 am

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Re: Andalucia.com

Postby White Horse » Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:39 pm

rafiki wrote:Sure. The BB systems have had this odd 'ladder' system for as long as I can remember and it often doesn't reflect the quality of a member's posts. I like the boards which have a like and/or a thanks button which saves an enormous amount of bandwidth.

The ladder system in phpBB can be disposed of or modified as required by the admin.
The best forum for feedback and thanks is probably vbulletin, I don't think it is free, mind you, $250 for a licence.
phpBB3 is free.

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Re: Andalucia.com

Postby rafiki » Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:46 pm

Yes it was vbulletin I was thinking of. Powers my Leica Camera forum. :wink:
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