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Re: What are the User Ranks?
« Reply #30 on: December 19, 2011, 02:09:02 PM »
I love "made of star stuff". It's so cosmoreffic. XD
I want a pony related one please!

Well the best mlp related one I can think off the top of my head is:  Rides the Sonic rain boom

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I dunno. I can think more laterz.
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Re: What are the User Ranks?
« Reply #31 on: December 19, 2011, 02:58:44 PM »
How about for the minority at HAF:

Not firing on all cylinders

Two eggs short of a dozen

...and so on.  :)

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Re: What are the User Ranks?
« Reply #32 on: December 19, 2011, 03:01:10 PM »
Suggestions so far

Was god's anointed but took a shower.
Touched by His Noodly Appendage!
Not Sure About That Kool-Aid
Has Given Up Counting Angels On Pinheads
If I Have A Soul, So Does My Dog
Yields Not To Kalamity
Made of star stuff
Uses Xmas
Reptilian Overlord
Has a hammer and nails
I'd like to be "a frood who really knows where his towel is."
Knows what six times seven equals.
Knows what the question is.
Rides the Sonic rain boom
Not firing on all cylinders
Two eggs short of a dozen

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Re: What are the User Ranks?
« Reply #33 on: October 17, 2015, 06:18:04 PM »
Since I've been outed here (), I'll carry on with my plan and request further ideas for user ranks. Not sure regarding how high the possible limit on post count based ranks is; some further experimentation regarding that will be necessary. For instance, I tried to set "Guardian of Reason" at 25,000 posts, because that was a rank that Tank had requested years ago, and it didn't seem to work. I'll try it again, though, and maybe get it to stick, in which case we might end up with only one guardian of reason.

Some shuffling of the rank designations may take place, depending on the selection of titles that are suggested, and of course there's no guarantee that all titles offered will be used (I rejected at least one of my own earlier suggestions as not worthy, for instance). Though some of the fun is trying to figure out what the particularly gnomic ranks signify, I will also be willing to try to explain any that seem especially mysterious and/or vexing.

Above you will see that the not commonly lamented former member "AnimatedDirt" came up with a couple of more or less derogatory ranks "for the minority at HAF."

He had such a way about him, did AD.

Not interested in stuff like that--more in things you wouldn't mind having associated with your posts, perhaps for 500 or 1,000 of them. In other words, try to come up with the good shit, my fellow HAFians.

Although I deviously carried out the revival of HAF ranks without telling anybody, I did consult with Tank once it had been done, asking for any thoughts in re revision or addition. Same applies here for the membership in general, including advocacy for reviving any of the old ranks that got dropped.

Or, we could leave it as it is, for now.

Below is the list as it currently stands:

Lurking - 0
Padawan Learner - 1
Beginning to See the Wedge - 10
Made of Star Stuff - 51
Has Received Bacon - 101
Doesn't Believe in Mother Goose - 151
Was God's Anointed But Took a Shower - 201
The Believer That Wasn't There - 251
Not Sure About That Kool-Aid - 301
Knows What LætusAtheos Means - 351
Out of the Religious Closet - 401
A Frood Who Really Knows Where Their Towel Is - 451
Rides the Sonic Rain Boom - 501
Can Define Jihad -551
Has Actually Read the Bible! -601
Despises Pat Robertson - 651
Evil Inside - 666
Not Afraid of the Exorcist - 667
Immune to Question Begging - 701
Corbu is My Homeboy - 751
Free of Childhood Neuroses - 801
Happily Surviving the End Times Since 365 - 851
Fought Curlett With Schempp and Won! - 901
Has Given Up Counting Angels On Pinheads - 951
Living a Thoughtcrime - 1001
Sprach mit Zarathustra - 1051
Yields Not to Kalamity - 1101
Pretty Sure the Black Cat Isn't in the Dark Room - 1151
Buddies With Uncle Bert - 1201
Taking the Road Less Travelled - 1251
Kickin' Back With d'Holbach - 1301
Doesn't Believe the Universe Was Made for Them - 1351
Thou Art God - 1401
Knows Who'd Win a Fight Between Superman and Batman - 1451
Not Defeated by the Dark Night of the Soul - 1500
Touched by His Noodly Appendage! - 2000
Has an Invisible Dragon in Their Garage - 3000
Blessing Her Holy Hooves - 4000
Guardian of Reason - 5000
Luxembourg Trembles! - 13,000
Excellent and Indefatigable Guardian of Reason - 25,000
« Last Edit: May 21, 2016, 08:15:25 PM by Recusant »
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Re: What are the User Ranks?
« Reply #34 on: October 18, 2015, 02:15:39 AM »
And why close the list at 10,000?

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Re: What are the User Ranks?
« Reply #35 on: October 24, 2015, 07:20:09 PM »
......

Above you will see that the not commonly lamented former member "AnimatedDirt" came up with a couple of more or less derogatory ranks "for the minority at HAF."

He had such a way about him, did AD.
OK, first of all, this is the funniest thing I've seen in a while.  :grin:



Also...
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Though some of the fun is trying to figure out what the particularly gnomic ranks signify, I will also be willing to try to explain any that seem especially mysterious and/or vexing.
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I'm sure it would be fun to figure out what a particular gnomic rank means. I don’t feel like such a thrill, right now, so could someone just tell me what this means?
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Re: What are the User Ranks?
« Reply #36 on: October 24, 2015, 10:12:40 PM »
The "dark night of the soul" is a Roman Catholic meme. Not getting into too much religious nonsense; it refers to a spiritual trial (usually an attack of despair) that a person endures on their "path to God." Obviously an atheist is not on a path to any deity, but pretty much all of us have confronted or will confront despair, and must find a way to overcome it or make our peace with it without the crutch of faith in a mystical, all powerful father figure.

Part of that may involve acknowledging the finality of death while appreciating the good things in life, but every atheist who is at least minimally self-reflective has to find their own way, sometimes with the help of a friend or two. Catholics don't have a monopoly on this sort of thing, and using the phrase in an atheist context is a way of showing that.

TL;DR-- "Still hangin' in there, with a smile."
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Re: What are the User Ranks?
« Reply #37 on: October 25, 2015, 04:51:43 AM »
That dark night stuff reminds me -- what about "knows who'd win a fight between Superman and Batman".
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Re: What are the User Ranks?
« Reply #38 on: October 25, 2015, 05:08:28 PM »
That dark night stuff reminds me -- what about "knows who'd win a fight between Superman and Batman".

  Thanks, BooksCatsEtc. That could be added to the list. I'll wait a while for any further contributions, since reworking the list is fairly time-consuming, and I don't want to go back and do it several times.
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Re: What are the User Ranks?
« Reply #39 on: October 25, 2015, 05:52:15 PM »
Recusant, thank you for the explanation, I appreciate it.  :)


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Re: What are the User Ranks?
« Reply #40 on: October 25, 2015, 06:02:20 PM »
Recusant, thank you for the explanation, I appreciate it.  :)

You're very welcome.  :smokin cool:
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Re: What are the User Ranks?
« Reply #41 on: November 27, 2015, 06:05:06 PM »
Well I like the one about a dragon living in my garage because I actually do have a dragon living in my garage, an invisible fire breathing one. The damned thing keeps setting off my smoke alarm so I know that he/she is there.  No one else believes me except HAFers.