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    Re: New Martial Talk Belt ranks - need your input

    Maybe, but it'll take you about 8 years to reach MT SR Grandmaster level at your current 3.53 posts per day average. So....post faster grasshopper. LOL

    We originally set it up as a fun way to keep score, and give newer members some 'cool' awards for activity. The longer you're here though, the less 'wow' they become, which is why we capped Sr. GM at 10k posts, and set up a couple of extra 'clubs' to recognize people with no lives (like me)

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    Re: New Martial Talk Belt ranks - need your input

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Hubbard View Post
    Maybe, but it'll take you about 8 years to reach MT SR Grandmaster level at your current 3.53 posts per day average. So....post faster grasshopper. LOL
    well thats because I dont talk too much, i dont.

    Non stop talkers can be absolutely adorable. I love them, they're cute and there wouldnt be much of a discussion forum if nobody talked and blew people away with their adorable post counts - but I'm not one. I listen and read and drink in, and don't post really a whole lot. Even on the other forums I'm on I'm far from being close to a top poster lol.

    btw grasshopper hehe - reminds me of my sensei. I have the balance problem and when i have trouble standing on one leg for a long time he says 'Balance, grasshopper' He knows there's a problem but he's being affectionate. love him.

    P.S. I'll try to post more and be more cute if I can.
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    Re: New Martial Talk Belt ranks - need your input

    Quote Originally Posted by Blade96 View Post
    well thats because I dont talk too much, i dont.

    Non stop talkers can be absolutely adorable. I love them, they're cute and there wouldnt be much of a discussion forum if nobody talked and blew people away with their adorable post counts - but I'm not one. I listen and read and drink in, and don't post really a whole lot. Even on the other forums I'm on I'm far from being close to a top poster lol.

    btw grasshopper hehe - reminds me of my sensei. I have the balance problem and when i have trouble standing on one leg for a long time he says 'Balance, grasshopper' He knows there's a problem but he's being affectionate. love him.

    P.S. I'll try to post more and be more cute if I can.
    Funny. I'm a talker in real life, but I'll be lucky to hit 2k at the rate I'm going.

    EDIT: LOL. I posted this and then looked at my post count. Looks like I'm chattier than I thought!
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    Re: New Martial Talk Belt ranks - need your input

    Quote Originally Posted by stevebjj View Post
    Funny. I'm a talker in real life, but I'll be lucky to hit 2k at the rate I'm going.

    EDIT: LOL. I posted this and then looked at my post count. Looks like I'm chattier than I thought!
    Am I the only one who feels guilty for running up my post count? Everytime I get to higher "rank" I cringe to think that all that time posting could have been invested in training instead. The guilty feeling is especially strong this morning after a lackluster performance working on chi-sau last night.

    On a more positive note, this year I've not only made "Senior Master" on MT, but can now officially order from the "Senior Menu" at Denny's.

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    Re: New Martial Talk Belt ranks - need your input

    Quote Originally Posted by geezer View Post
    Am I the only one who feels guilty for running up my post count? Everytime I get to higher "rank" I cringe to think that all that time posting could have been invested in training instead. The guilty feeling is especially strong this morning after a lackluster performance working on chi-sau last night.

    On a more positive note, this year I've not only made "Senior Master" on MT, but can now officially order from the "Senior Menu" at Denny's.
    Nope, your not the only one.

    I have had those thought before and of late they are very much on my mind
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    Re: New Martial Talk Belt ranks - need your input

    Moderation gents. Don't hang out on the site, pop in for 15-20 minutes a day, on a break, don't spend 2-3 hrs arguing over minutia. I'm rarely on here for more than 10 minutes at a time any more, though I pop in hourly some days, twice a day on others, occasionally I even skip a day.

    I think Farmville on Facebook's more a time killer though....gotta get those craps, err crops in before the great oat famine of 4 minutes from now hits. LOL
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    Re: New Martial Talk Belt ranks - need your input

    Nothing to do with moderation actually as it is more to do with focus and goals.
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    Once you learn how to manage your distractions, life is easy...easier...

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    Re: New Martial Talk Belt ranks - need your input

    Exactly
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    Re: New Martial Talk Belt ranks - need your input

    What would number of posts have to do with rank? Why not Member older than dirt vs. Noob?
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    Re: New Martial Talk Belt ranks - need your input

    Simple fun way to keep score that fits the 'theme'. My sci-fi board used ranks from Star Wars, and my photography board uses humorous terms for photographers skill levels.
    Posts = participation.

    *shrug* Like the rep system, it's just there for fun.
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    Re: New Martial Talk Belt ranks - need your input

    Quote Originally Posted by tongsau View Post
    What would number of posts have to do with rank? Why not Member older than dirt vs. Noob?
    Oh, Bob, you gotta do that! Make the lowest level "Friggin Noob"!
    I know what you did for a Klondike Bar, and you disgust me.

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    Re: New Martial Talk Belt ranks - need your input

    I dunno....I was thinking maybe "Jock Washer", "Floor Scrubber" or maybe "Fresh Meat"? ;D
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    Re: New Martial Talk Belt ranks - need your input

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Hubbard View Post
    I dunno....I was thinking maybe "Jock Washer", "Floor Scrubber" or maybe "Fresh Meat"? ;D


    "Fluffer"?
    I know what you did for a Klondike Bar, and you disgust me.

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    Re: New Martial Talk Belt ranks - need your input

    LOL.

    You know, if I were to start another martial arts forum, I'd probably go the smart-ass humor route.
    I'd also get my head examined, and need a divorce lawyer I think. LOL
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