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    Posted: 05 August 2004 at 12:31am
hey i was wondering how do you get another star, i have more posts than some people that do have a star ahead of me, how do i get one.
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be nice help ppl out dont get strikes... make sure u have good posts
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The Star System


The Star System, What Is It?

I have seen many posts about this. People keep asking about how do I get a second Star, or what do the Stars mean? Well I decided to make a post about this.

What the Stars mean:

Guest - Status that you are put down to by a Mod for spamming, selling, posting inappropriate links including Outwar, and just being annoying.

Standard Member: Your new to the forum. The Regulars Forum is locked to you.

Gold Member: You may have been here awhile and you know your stuff. The Regulars Forum is unlocked for you.

Platinum Member: You have no more special privileges. There is nothing else to "Unlock". But, you get a little more respect.

Moderator: You are the forum " Watch Dog". You can kick people off of here, close topics, and promote or demote other members "Status".

Administrator: The 5 Star: He is the Forum God, and there is only one, Jason. He can do just about anything that he wants.

How to EARN, or lose Stars:

You can get more Stars be being nice, helping out others, and being here for awhile.

You can lose Stars by swearing, flaming, spamming, stupid user names, and posting Outwar or porn links.

Post Count:

Post Count does not matter for becoming Gold or Platinum Member. Just because you have 173839 posts, doesn't mean that you should be Platinum. Some people have over two thousand Posts and are still Standard Members. Some Members have under 500 Posts, and are Gold or Platinum.

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See You On The "Boards"!

 

 

 

Promotions:

"What do the stars mean" or "How to I get more stars." Those are extremely common questions on the forum, So I will tell you how to go about getting a promotion in this thread.

What you need to do to get a promotion:

You need to be a benefit to the forum, You need to make it apparent that you are trying to help people, You need be a "nice" forumer, You must have a good attitude, Try not to flame, Make good posts, The less you spam the better…… It goes on and on, Basically you need to prove to the Moderators that you are a beneficiary forumer. You must also complete the test’s that are involved in promotion, and the "apple butter dance" in BigAls tent. That is something I am not allowed to tell you about. Post count does not matter!

Promotions go in this order:

1 Star, standard member; This is what you start out as.

2 Stars, gold member, This would be your first promotion, and it would allow you to go into the "regulars" section.

3 Stars, platinum member, pretty much the same thing as a gold member but you get more respect.

4 Stars, Moderator, you can control the happenings of the forum.

5 Stars, Administrator, You are the forum god! There also is only one administrator.

Bear in mind also the you can be demoted to a guest which will give you 0 stars and the same amount of respect to boot.

 


 



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Not posting threads like this.

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you should make that a sticky, is there a way to get rif of a strike. i got one for flaming (whats flaming).
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Like totally telling someone off for something and getting all
mad at them. Thats flaming.
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Originally posted by 98sniper 98sniper wrote:

you should make that a sticky, is there a way to get rif of a strike. i got one for flaming (whats flaming).


There is. New player forum I believe.

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srry, what happens if you post alot at one time is that flaming.
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can u get rid of strikes.
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your strike will go away when the mods feel like it. and I have more post than some people who are gold.
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After a while, and it doesnt matter how much you post at once as long as your posts aren't spam and that you aren't flaming. 
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and teh star system is broke so your not going anywhere soon

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you guys have help me alot.
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No problem we're always here for you. If you need anymore help post a question ask a Mod or just PM me, I'll be glad to help.
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How to get gold


I just got a PM from someone asking for a reccommendation for gold. It was a bold attempt, and I've got to admire the kid's guts.

But it got me thinking- I know there's a lot of new forumers out there that want that treasured second star. Out of those people, I'd dare to say 65% of them either know their stuff about paintball, or are willing to put forth the effort to get gold. Be honest, everyone wants gold. It's undenyable. I feel it's time for someone to help fulfill that want.

I'm sure some people are shaking their heads right now thinking I'm gonna say the browner your nose, the better off you are. But I'm going to take the time out to actually explain a fool-proof method of getting that second star. The way I look at it, if everyone follows the "Gold star plan," this forum will be a lot smarter and a better place to hang out.

Let me start off with a quick insight as to where I'm comming from (for those of you that don't know). I used to be known as "Fatsplat99." I've been on both sides of the fence. As Fatsplat, I worked my way up to platinum, but I've been everywhere inbetween. I've been demoted somewhere around 9 times, and promoted as many, if not more times. Fatsplat99 was eventually guested, and I started this name and got gold in around 3 weeks. I've seen and done it all. I've flamed, I've helped people, I've done things I regret and I've seen what happens when you do. I'm a product of the system. I know how it works, and what it takes. This post isn't just by some gold member, it's by a guy that's had experience with this subject. Trust me, I know what I'm talking about.

The Gold Star Plan

What does it mean to get gold?- The mods don't just hand out a second star because you have a lot of posts or ask real nicely. You have to know your stuff. You can PM any one of the gold or platinum members and ask them a question. They'll give you more information than you know what to do with on that subject, and if they don't know about it, they'll give you the name of someone that does. A gold star is a sign of respect from the mods as much as it is from other people. It means you know your material, and are a good source of information for new players.

Show you know- What interests you? What part of paintball makes your mind curious? Is it the history of it? Is it how or why things work? Is it giving reviews on a subject? Are you interested in tactics? Is there one marker that you particularly enjoy (and it doesn't have to be a tippmann)? Chances are, someone else does too. Once you've picked a subject, research it. Spend around 30-45 minutes online each night for a week reading about it. Now take all your information, and post it. Allow everyone else to read what you know. Show you know what you're talking about (and do it in the correct forum, please). Feel confident that you can field any question on the subject and answer it in a mature, and above all correct, maner. It won't go un noticed, trust me.

Flames are for candles- I know, it's hard. You see something stupid, and the immediate reaction is to let that person know exactly how you feel. Don't. Remember that there is a person behind that name. When you are flaming "p8ntsnyper08" (just made up a name there), you are also flaming Joe Smith. You are flaming Joe Smith that is on here by choice, that has a life and a family. I often see someone who just joined, has little to no posts, and just asked "Which barrel is best" get blown out of the water. Be patient, everyone is allowed to make mistakes. There are exceptions to the rule, like if they don't take constructive criticism well, but in general be nice. Treat them like you want to be treaded, and, as KRL has in his sig, "Act like MY MOTHER is reading your post."

R.E.S.P.E.C.T- Show it. Show it to the mods, show it to the platinums, to the gold, to the standards, to the people who just joined. Respect is a mutual thing. If you don't show it, you won't get it. If you want that second star, prove you deserve it. Prove you are worthy of that extra respect by first showing it. Realize that the mods are not getting paid to do their job, and that this forum is free. You don't have to be here.

This forum is like a big paintball encyclopedia. No one will read it if it's full of trash.


Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the "Gold Star Plan." It's what I've used in the past, it's a fool-proof plan. It involves no brown nosing and/or "cheap" tactics. Most of it's common sense. So if you want that precious second star, try it. It'll not only get you another star, but it'll make this forum just that much better.
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Originally posted by bravecoward bravecoward wrote:

your strike will go away when the mods feel like it. and I have more post than some people who are gold.


Post count means NOTHING. See look at me...
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^ samehere (when the star system is fixed gold is mine if keep this up<sarcasm intended>)

 

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Originally posted by Sammy Sammy wrote:

Originally posted by bravecoward bravecoward wrote:

your strike will go away when the mods feel like it. and I have more post than some people who are gold.


Post count means NOTHING. See look at me...
i know.... i was going by his thereory, being here 2 months i have seen this question 2 trillion so pretty know it in and out.
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Yeah I'll be honest I want that Gold Star. Will probaly be a while until I get one but yeah I also think if everyone follows the Gold Star Plan it would be a better forum. The forum is good but could be better.(EX:No flaming or spamming).
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