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07-06-02, 05:24 PM
What would I have to do, besides kissing ass, to get senior status?
Are beavers allowed at all?
07-06-02, 05:40 PM
They let a cow in
07-06-02, 05:50 PM
Beavers yes, but no weasels.
07-06-02, 09:52 PM
Kissing ass wouldn't work, either.
We are all trying. Just read the thread on what is looked at when the decision is made. Good Luck!
07-07-02, 10:17 AM
You are all taking the entire wrong approach. Kissing ass won't get you a senior position. Being a senior is about being helpful. Read the five requirments and if you do all of those the moderators will notice you and you will be promoted. You don't have to be a senior to help people. That is just my oppinion anyway.
The best road to being a senior is to forget about rank and instead just concentrate on being the being the sort of forum member you would like others to be. Seniors are picked because they naturally demonstrate certain qualities, those listed in the thread already referred to. If you try to feign those qualities, you'll be uncomfortable, both as a member and as a senior. Just be the best forum member that YOU can be, be the best YOU that you can be. There are perfectly wonderful forum members who aren't (and may never be) seniors. In fact, I can think of several forum members who will likely never be seniors but whose opinion I would seek out first. Being a senior doesn't make you any better than other forum members, it just means that you're a certain kind of member, the kind that others may find particularly level headed and helpful. It's sort of like being a crossing guard in grade school. THe kids who get to be crossing guards aren't better than the other kids, but they are kids who can be counted on to be helpful to the the other children. And they wear a uniform, so that the other kids can find them if they need to. Our blue stars make it easy to pick us out, but they don't make us any better or more important than anybody else.
So forget about being a senior, just focus on being your own best self. Maybe that will be the sort of person who becomes a senior, maybe it will be the sort of person who is widely looked up to, but never becomes a senior. In either case, you'll be happier because you'll be a better you. So work on finding your niche, your role, and don't worry about whether it happens to be one with blue stars. Crossing guards are cool, but there are lots of other cool things too.
07-07-02, 12:46 PM
nihili, I couldn't have said it any better myself. :D
07-10-02, 09:10 PM
Actually, they are all wrong. It is much like a cross between a secret society and a fraternity induction. Boarder line hazing and all.
You basically have to complete a treasure hunt. You must find the following things.
1. 3 hairs from Nihili's beard. (Bonus points for pieces of supper still in them)
2. A toupe
3. Spotted Amberjack. (it's a fish)
4. A Mc Donalds sign.
5. A yugo. Bonus points if it still runs.
6. A 1973 penny. Shiny.
7. Version of HALO ported to the PC. (Good Luck)
8. Something will Bill Gates name on it.
9. Something with Steve Jobs name on it.
10. Demeaning letter from Bill Gates to Steve Jobs with Linus Torvolds signature
11. A duck.
12. Biggest bullett you can find. (Points are awarded for caliber)
13. A horseshoe. (Horse shoe...unlucky 13....get it?)
14. A blue whale.
Once you have amassed these items send them to Overclockers.com. Except the fish, it will stink, and the duck better quack.
Just kidding. Be yourself. Help others. Be a posistive influence to others.
5. Approximately three - four months in our forum. Time to demonstrate a continuing interest in our forum and allow us to determine the presence of the afore mentioned qualities.
hey i should be a senior already! i joined up like 14 days ago. lol.
(j/k mods ;) )
07-11-02, 08:11 AM
does it matter how many posts you have? or is it quality posts?
Originally posted by heyou_21
does it matter how many posts you have? or is it quality posts? I think most of the staff has always been in agreement that it's the quality of posts, not quantity that counts the most. One liners are the quickest way to get a guy un noticed around here. Helping a person and being able and willing to explain why what you are suggesting will work for them is one of the prime examples of a good post. I believe william wrote up the how's and why's of what makes a quality Post, you can find it in the forum guides and rules thread.
Hope that helps.
07-12-02, 06:15 AM
I fear I'll never make senior status. I'm about as helpful as I can get without going postal (which tends to happen in random threads that don't have clear questions).
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