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post Jan 21 2009, 05:25 AM
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QUOTE(Bl1zzard @ Jan 20 2009, 11:53 PM) *
Still too many. You don't need a different title for every set of 1000 posts. I kinda like the tornado scale, just add in the rest of the numbers and broaden it. I think my set up would work quite well.


See i guess but it might give people... i guess you can say more ambition to post! It will get people posting more wanting to get higher to have that title.

I dont know i just figured since we have been with the tornado scale for awhile some might want to change it up a bit. Also the winter is far more exciting and less dangerous than the tornado season! lol

Just a thought:
Flurry- 0-200
Snow Shower- 201-500
Snow Squall- 501-1000
Clipper- 1001-2000
Snowstorm- 2001-5000
Blizzard-5001-10000
Perfect Storm- 10001-20000
You-must-have-something-better-to-do - 20,000 +


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post Jan 21 2009, 05:27 AM
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QUOTE(SEMIweather @ Jan 20 2009, 11:25 PM) *
Sounds fine... smile.gif


Thanks... so how do you like being a moderator?


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Computer models and other important sites: http://southeastpaweather.blogspot.com/
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2008-2009 34" 148% of normal
2009-2010 74" 322% of normal
2010-2011 42" 183% of normal
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Average: 40.1"
Rainfall...32.10" (may be off by 1-2") well above average this year... Havent updated since Late july!
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post Jan 21 2009, 06:22 AM
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QUOTE(so_whats_happening @ Jan 21 2009, 06:27 AM) *
Thanks... so how do you like being a moderator?


It's okay...I haven't had to mark posts invisible that much (missed the one huge off topic exchange in the MW threads since I became a mod).

Here's another possible suggestion:

1-100 = Tropical Wave
100-500 = Tropical Depression
500-1000 = Tropical Storm
1000-5000 = Hurricane
5000-10000 = Major Hurricane
10000+ = Cat. 5 Superstorm

If we need to limit it to five (because I think Jesse said we only had room in the sidebar for five levels), we could take out the "Tropical Wave" or "Cat. 5 Superstorm" categories.


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post Jan 21 2009, 09:43 AM
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0-49 = Whirlwind.

50-499 = Tornado.

500 - 1999 = F5 Superstorm

2000-4999 = I post in Everything Else a lot more than in the weather threads.

5000 -9999 = I post almost exclusively in Everything Else.

10000+ = What on earth is "weather?" Wanna play the word association game?

Anthony


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post Jan 21 2009, 11:05 AM
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QUOTE(AnthonyS @ Jan 21 2009, 10:43 AM) *
0-49 = Whirlwind.

50-499 = Tornado.

500 - 1999 = F5 Superstorm

2000-4999 = I post in Everything Else a lot more than in the weather threads.

5000 -9999 = I post almost exclusively in Everything Else.

10000+ = What on earth is "weather?" Wanna play the word association game?

Anthony


Clever laugh.gif I fall quite well into the 2000-4999 category, though I have probably posted about 50:50. I just got tired of the nonsense in the weather threads. Only problem with your scale is that the top few posters all post almost exclusively in the weather threads. I think the alternative to 10,000+ should be "I posted every single watch and warning the nws issued last year" dry.gif
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post Jan 21 2009, 11:07 AM
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QUOTE(so_whats_happening @ Jan 21 2009, 06:25 AM) *
See i guess but it might give people... i guess you can say more ambition to post! It will get people posting more wanting to get higher to have that title.


Do we want people to post more just to get to a new level? I figure that the forums benefit more if people only post when they have something useful to say. I personally would prefer just about everyone would post half as much as they do. Jim is one of the exceptions.
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post Jan 21 2009, 02:07 PM
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QUOTE(Bl1zzard @ Jan 21 2009, 02:07 PM) *
Do we want people to post more just to get to a new level? I figure that the forums benefit more if people only post when they have something useful to say. I personally would prefer just about everyone would post half as much as they do. Jim is one of the exceptions.


True well im sure we will figure something out eventually... keep the good work!


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Computer models and other important sites: http://southeastpaweather.blogspot.com/
Average: 23"
2008-2009 34" 148% of normal
2009-2010 74" 322% of normal
2010-2011 42" 183% of normal
Coldest Temp: 10
Average: 40.1"
Rainfall...32.10" (may be off by 1-2") well above average this year... Havent updated since Late july!
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post Jan 21 2009, 04:25 PM
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Ok trying to do the 5limit rule.
Flurry
0-100

Clipper
100-500

Normal storm
500-2500

Blizzard
2500-6500

Superstorm
6500+
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post Jan 24 2009, 09:18 PM
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What if our star rating that's on our profile gets put on there as well. It could help show who is the more respected posters on the forums.


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post Jan 24 2009, 09:25 PM
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QUOTE(TJ Schulte @ Jan 24 2009, 10:18 PM) *
What if our star rating that's on our profile gets put on there as well. It could help show who is the more respected posters on the forums.


Not really sure I like this idea...there's lots of bias in the star ratings IMO. unsure.gif


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post Jan 24 2009, 09:48 PM
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QUOTE(SEMIweather @ Jan 24 2009, 10:25 PM) *
Not really sure I like this idea...there's lots of bias in the star ratings IMO. unsure.gif


How is there bias?


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post Jan 25 2009, 07:04 AM
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QUOTE(TJ Schulte @ Jan 24 2009, 10:48 PM) *
How is there bias?


For example, when jdrenken became a moderator a couple of months ago, a few people bumped him down from 5 stars to 2 stars (he's now back up to 5). That's the first thing that comes to mind.


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post Jan 25 2009, 07:10 AM
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QUOTE(SEMIweather @ Jan 25 2009, 08:04 AM) *
For example, when jdrenken became a moderator a couple of months ago, a few people bumped him down from 5 stars to 2 stars (he's now back up to 5). That's the first thing that comes to mind.


And I'm only at 4 stars. A clearer example of this there couldn't be... dry.gif

I have a question though, for everyone pushing for changes in this system. Does it really matter if you have a specific rank or amount of stars? Number of posts isn't exactly a very good way to determine who's better, the two best posters here have somewhere right around or just under 2000 posts. I mean, does it really matter to you if you're a "super awesome incredible storm" or just a "blizzard"? What's the difference? A title? The simple number of posts seems like it should be enough.

With the star thing, a couple months ago someone was going around lowering people's star rankings. I didn't care, many other people didn't either, but a few did and so too did the person who was doing it. It seems kinda silly to me to base self-worth or something on the total number of stars you have on a weather forum. That's just me though.
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post Jan 25 2009, 05:09 PM
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QUOTE(Bl1zzard @ Jan 25 2009, 10:10 AM) *
And I'm only at 4 stars. A clearer example of this there couldn't be... dry.gif

I have a question though, for everyone pushing for changes in this system. Does it really matter if you have a specific rank or amount of stars? Number of posts isn't exactly a very good way to determine who's better, the two best posters here have somewhere right around or just under 2000 posts. I mean, does it really matter to you if you're a "super awesome incredible storm" or just a "blizzard"? What's the difference? A title? The simple number of posts seems like it should be enough.

With the star thing, a couple months ago someone was going around lowering people's star rankings. I didn't care, many other people didn't either, but a few did and so too did the person who was doing it. It seems kinda silly to me to base self-worth or something on the total number of stars you have on a weather forum. That's just me though.


Who are the two best posters?


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Computer models and other important sites: http://southeastpaweather.blogspot.com/
Average: 23"
2008-2009 34" 148% of normal
2009-2010 74" 322% of normal
2010-2011 42" 183% of normal
Coldest Temp: 10
Average: 40.1"
Rainfall...32.10" (may be off by 1-2") well above average this year... Havent updated since Late july!
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post Jan 28 2009, 11:57 AM
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hopefully they get a new rank system soon


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post Mar 22 2009, 09:29 PM
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Has Their Been Any Progress With This? Just Wondering.


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post Mar 22 2009, 09:45 PM
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QUOTE(AnthonyS @ Jan 21 2009, 10:43 AM) *
0-49 = Whirlwind.

50-499 = Tornado.

500 - 1999 = F5 Superstorm

2000-4999 = I post in Everything Else a lot more than in the weather threads.

5000 -9999 = I post almost exclusively in Everything Else.

10000+ = What on earth is "weather?" Wanna play the word association game?

Anthony


Very true. Like the geography game, or even better the old count to a million thread laugh.gif . What a joke.

I think we should bump up the rankings a bit. Like 300 to become a tornado and 500 to be an F5.


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post Mar 22 2009, 10:18 PM
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QUOTE(AnthonyS @ Jan 21 2009, 10:43 AM) *
0-49 = Whirlwind.

50-499 = Tornado.

500 - 1999 = F5 Superstorm

2000-4999 = I post in Everything Else a lot more than in the weather threads.

5000 -9999 = I post almost exclusively in Everything Else.

10000+ = What on earth is "weather?" Wanna play the word association game?

Anthony


I actually just saw this. Quite funny Ant. I fall in the " 5000 -9999 = I post almost exclusively in Everything Else." laugh.gif


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post Mar 23 2009, 11:49 AM
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QUOTE(starsinmysky @ Mar 22 2009, 09:18 PM) *
I actually just saw this. Quite funny Ant. I fall in the " 5000 -9999 = I post almost exclusively in Everything Else." laugh.gif


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laugh.gif Gotta love Everything Else!


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post Mar 24 2009, 06:18 PM
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My weather is pretty boring here also. We almost exclusively get either rain, thunderstorms, flurries, or nothing. That gets old...
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