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#484773 - 05/31/01 08:39 PM I have a small request
Brendan Offline



Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 5325
Loc: McAllen, TX
I noticed that there is a "rate member" feature on the new BBS, which is pretty cool. Yet, we all seem to be five-star members. Don't get me wrong; it's great that we all rhink of eachother with respect, but how will we ever know what a five-star rating REALLY feels like unless there is someone with a one-star rating, a proverbial hallmark of troll posting and flame wars? Every triumph needs a tribulation; how can we ever know true bliss if it's all we ever experience?

I would like to be such a sacrifical lamb. Thus, I implore each member (new and old) to give me a one-star rating ASAP, lest we all lapse into that warm, utopian glow that a five-star rating gives.

Please; for the sake of the board.

Brendan
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#484774 - 05/31/01 09:42 PM Re: I have a small request
MacDuff Offline
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Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 560
Loc: Southeast, U.S.A.
Person or persons unknown only gave Steve Cohen, a piano dealer who posts on the other board, FOUR stars.

Who was being cute? How does this ratings stuff work, anyway? :p

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#484775 - 05/31/01 10:09 PM Re: I have a small request
Alex Offline
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Registered: 05/25/01
Posts: 116
Loc: Plano, tx
Hey, don't feel bad -- I got no rating at all -- complete indifference!!

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#484776 - 05/31/01 10:39 PM Re: I have a small request
Cork Offline
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Registered: 05/25/01
Posts: 513
Loc: Dallas, TX
 Quote:
Originally posted by Alex:
Hey, don't feel bad -- I got no rating at all -- complete indifference!![/b]


Ah, but that's because you excluded ratings in your profile, my friend.

Probably worried about all the Liszt fans ganging up on you.

OK, so now I know who got member number 3, I wonder who got number 2?

Cork

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#484777 - 05/31/01 11:03 PM Re: I have a small request
wghornsby Offline
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Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 201
Loc: KY
 Quote:
Originally posted by Brendan:
Thus, I implore each member (new and old) to give me a one-star rating ASAP[/b]


Unfortunately it doesn't appear that the board will allow me to change my vote!! :p
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#484778 - 05/31/01 11:52 PM Re: I have a small request
Brendan Offline



Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 5325
Loc: McAllen, TX
Liszt "fans" ganging up? Hahahahaha, more like Liszt fan. Wait, there's Diarmuid, so that makes two of us.

I hope that upon the posting of this reply my rating will have gone down by at least two starts - don't disappoint me!
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#484779 - 06/01/01 12:27 AM Re: I have a small request
jodi Offline
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Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 6959
Loc: The Evergreen State (WA)
Ha! I tried to rate you Alex, but I thought you turned the rating thing off ON PURPOSE. It is a dumb thing - like how many carnations you got in high school on Valentine's Day (Jodi - 0) \:\( I have given everyone who has posted more than once 5 stars. I think. :rolleyes: Sorry if I missed anyone. Who is number 2, anyway?! I'm waiting for my senior membership. Hrmmph. :p #11 (Jodi)

[ June 01, 2001: Message edited by: jodi ]

[ June 01, 2001: Message edited by: jodi ]

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#484780 - 06/01/01 06:22 AM Re: I have a small request
AndrewG Offline
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Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 2506
Loc: Denver, Colorado
I was quite surprised to see the 5 stars under my personal rating. I rate myself 1 star. Definitely NOT more than that!

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#484781 - 06/01/01 06:57 AM Re: I have a small request
Diarmuid Offline
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Registered: 05/27/01
Posts: 219
Too late Brendan! As a fellow Liszt affictionado I gave you 5 stars days ago! Actually I've only given 5 stars to anyone so far (tried to give Alex 5 as well but he's turned off his rating bar, how discrete!).

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#484782 - 06/01/01 09:35 AM Re: I have a small request
Mike Pappadakis Offline
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Registered: 05/29/01
Posts: 207
Loc: Doylestown, PA
Brendan and Jodi

Brendan, I gave you ten stars. Sorry, I can't lie.

Jodi, if you erase the left most "1" from your member number - well, I guess that means your number 1 (which you are).

Regards to both of you.
Mike

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#484783 - 06/01/01 09:41 AM Re: I have a small request
Mike Pappadakis Offline
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Registered: 05/29/01
Posts: 207
Loc: Doylestown, PA
BTW, everyone on this forum and the Piano Forum is 5 stars in my book. I have learned a lot from each and everyone of you. And that includes 5-STAR Steve Cohen.

Regards to all of you,
Mike Pappadakis

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#484784 - 06/01/01 09:48 AM Re: I have a small request
Cork Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/25/01
Posts: 513
Loc: Dallas, TX
Geez, guys; sounds like we all need one of those virtual group hugs!

OK, all together now: (HUG!!!) ;-)

Got to admit, this sure beats flame wars.

Cork

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#484785 - 06/01/01 05:38 PM Re: I have a small request
wghornsby Offline
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Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 201
Loc: KY
 Quote:
Originally posted by Cork:
OK, so now I know who got member number 3, I wonder who got number 2?[/b]


Well, if you really[/b] want to know...

http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_profile&u=00000002

Note you can type whatever member # you want in here. Nifty huh. \:D
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#484786 - 06/01/01 05:46 PM Re: I have a small request
Alex Offline
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Registered: 05/25/01
Posts: 116
Loc: Plano, tx
Wow, that is too cool. I am definitely starting to get the hang of this new format -- I like it.

Plus this is just a post so that I can increase my number so that I'm not a "junior" member forever.

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#484787 - 06/01/01 06:04 PM Re: I have a small request
Brendan Offline



Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 5325
Loc: McAllen, TX
Ahhhh, Alex, I see you succumbed and are exposing your five-star rating like the rest of us!

So I take it no one is going to give me one star...makes me sad.

[ June 01, 2001: Message edited by: Brendan ]
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#484788 - 06/01/01 08:24 PM Re: I have a small request
Alex Offline
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Registered: 05/25/01
Posts: 116
Loc: Plano, tx
Sorry, I just felt so naked and exposed without any stars.

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#484789 - 06/02/01 12:04 AM Re: I have a small request
jodi Offline
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Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 6959
Loc: The Evergreen State (WA)
I agree with Mike - you are all 5 stars in my book. Thanks for the group hug, Cork. Jodi

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#484790 - 06/02/01 12:23 AM Re: I have a small request
Brendan Offline



Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 5325
Loc: McAllen, TX
Jodi, it seems that you have left us "junior" members behind and have become a full member. You're the most fitting to get there first, narually.
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#484791 - 06/02/01 12:50 AM Re: I have a small request
jodi Offline
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Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 6959
Loc: The Evergreen State (WA)
I think Master Cork got there before I did. \:\) Jodi

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#484792 - 06/02/01 12:58 AM Re: I have a small request
Joy Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 550
Loc: Encinitas, CA
I just did a double-take on that "member-member" moniker.

Thought my old eyes were playing tricks!

Congrats on passing the "15" mark, Cork and Jodi.

Joy

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#484793 - 06/02/01 08:27 AM Re: I have a small request
Cork Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/25/01
Posts: 513
Loc: Dallas, TX
And now it's a race to see who gets to Senior Member status first!!! Will it be Jodi, with her bright, cheery, helpful posts that make her the Mary Pickford of the Forum, or will it be Cork, The Barbarian, with his caustic humor utterly devoid of soul?

Tune in next week; same Bat-time, same Bat-channel!

;-)

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#484794 - 06/02/01 08:39 AM Re: I have a small request
Brendan Offline



Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 5325
Loc: McAllen, TX
You guys cheat...

You post on BOTH forums, so that's double points! How are we lackeys ever supposed to compete with that???
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#484795 - 06/02/01 12:56 PM Re: I have a small request
Cork Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/25/01
Posts: 513
Loc: Dallas, TX
Well, Brendan, you COULD post on both Forums yourself . . .


Or you could take the mature attitude that this is not a "race" and that you aren't "competing". That your posts, though fewer, are more pithy. That true quality does not rely upon quantity. (Loser)


(BIG GRIN!!!)


Cork
(now if that doesn't lower my rating, I don't know what will!)

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#484796 - 06/02/01 03:45 PM Re: I have a small request
wghornsby Offline
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Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 201
Loc: KY
I agree. These gratuitous posts
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wgh

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#484797 - 06/02/01 03:46 PM Re: I have a small request
wghornsby Offline
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Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 201
Loc: KY
made just to inflate our numbers has simply
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#484798 - 06/02/01 03:46 PM Re: I have a small request
wghornsby Offline
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Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 201
Loc: KY
got to stop,
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wgh

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#484799 - 06/02/01 03:47 PM Re: I have a small request
wghornsby Offline
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Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 201
Loc: KY
people.
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#484800 - 06/02/01 04:33 PM Re: I have a small request
Brendan Offline



Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 5325
Loc: McAllen, TX
 Quote:
Originally posted by Cork:
Well, Brendan, you COULD post on both Forums yourself . . .
[/b]



I've actually been lurking there around the time I started posting at the Pianist Corner, but the topics never really interest me because I don't know jack about piano brands/specs and it seems to me that newbies there are greeted with ridicule (or used to be...haven't checked their board in a while). There were also more than a few times when I wanted to tell that Leuhrmann guy off, but it wasn't my argument and I got more pleasure just reading the flames...

It's almost like we're a seperate entity altogether, with a few go-between-fence-riders like yourself, Cork! \:D
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#484801 - 06/02/01 07:53 PM Re: I have a small request
Joy Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 550
Loc: Encinitas, CA
Very funny Burma Shave postings, wghornsby \:\) \:\) \:\)

Whoa! Each one counted as number 14!!! Can this software be THAT smart????

As much as I got such a thrill from getting those stars -- it brought back the feeling of my first gold star in 1st grade, and wanting MORE -- I think they are aren't too prudent. I don't like the potential it offers for giving people 2 or three stars. Who was the wise guy who gave Steve Cohen 4 stars? Feh!

Everyone here is a STAR as far as I'm concerned.[/b]

\:\)
Joy

[ June 02, 2001: Message edited by: Joy ]

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#484802 - 06/03/01 01:17 AM Re: I have a small request
jodi Offline
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Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 6959
Loc: The Evergreen State (WA)
"each one counted as number 14"
this site seems to post your current status on all your posts, no matter when you wrote them.
One more, wg, and you're there!
Brendan - the new forum seems a whole lot nicer than the old one. So far. ;\) Jodi

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