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What Makes a Veteran

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What Makes a Veteran

What makes a veteran a veteran? Length of membership? Number of posts? Some setting that was in SMF that was used to identify Bright Sparks that's been carried over?

 

I ask because I've been struck down with the label and animation Sad

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What Makes a Veteran

@avatastic

Longevity & Post count are certainly the main factors. The comment has already been made to Plusnet that there are some not too happy with this - got a suggestion of a rank you'd prefer.  Chris Parr suggested in the Veteran's post in Chit-Chat that it could just be removed and you'll progress up the ranks with others. The Bright Sparks logo should not have been applied and that has also been commented on.

Moderators Note. Posts split off bugs thread and renamed.

 

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Re: What Makes a Veteran

I assumed they analysed all your previous posts and if you appeared mostly old and grumpy...

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Community Veteran
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Re: What Makes a Veteran

And especially 'grumpy' Funny

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Re: What Makes a Veteran

And what for that matter is a "Grafter", I'm sure I was a "Bright Spark" before so is that the new equivalent?

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Re: What Makes a Veteran

You were, and you should be a Community Veteran now. I personally haven't had a moment to check around for these things, but as I said above, it's been poorly implemented and you've obviously been missed out Sad That should be remedied.

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Re: What Makes a Veteran

@HPsauce Grafter is one of the standard ranks. It's possible you were missed when the Veteran roles were being assigned, but I've flagged this up to be looked in to. Should have more info on that next week for you.

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 Harry Beesley
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Re: What Makes a Veteran

Talking of "brigt sparks".... I notice that quite a few of us have that "bright spark" thing running against our name of Community Veteran... now...  ? ? ? ?   Is that another bug or what  ?

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Re: What Makes a Veteran

That animation is now associated with the Community Veteran rank Wink

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 Harry Beesley
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Re: What Makes a Veteran

OOoooh.... so now I can be a  "Grumpy Old Bright Spark Git Veteran"  ! !!   ... Thumbs Up

 

Or... other versions ... Grumpy Old Veteran Bright Spark Git   ......

Grumpy Veteran Old Bright Spark Git.

Veteran Grumpy Old Bright Spark Git..

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Re: What Makes a Veteran

@HarryB it needs to be removed because of the bug(s) it's introduced as I remarked in the bug thread. I've also commented in another place Sad

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Re: What Makes a Veteran

Thanks Harry, no rush whatsoever. I've been largely out of circulation for a while with other priorities so am only dropping by occasionally at present.

 

Hopefully I'll be back more constructively soon, though with the forum in its current state I do wonder......... Cry

Kevin
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Re: What Makes a Veteran

So what does make a "Veteran"? Is it the number of posts or the length of service?

I'm only a "Grafter" but have been around since October 2007. I read a lot of the posts but have only made 111 (now). All seems a bit random...

Kevin.
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Re: What Makes a Veteran

Well I've dropped from UserGroup member to Grafter after lots of posts under a previous username - (mauriceb - abandoned after a problem in the old forum).  Never been too fazed by titles thoughGrin