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Should we make the below changes as a stopgap measure?
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Posted on Wed Jun 09, 2004 3:28 pm || Last edited by Blaise on Thu Jun 10, 2004 11:07 pm; edited 1 time in total
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Hey all,

I'd like to alter the names of the ranks as per the table below.

We've been getting a fairly continuous stream of comments and confusion on them for the last year or so, and since the movement to create a totally new ranking system seems to be stalled for a bit, I thought this would make a simple but effective stopgap measure.

Post Count Old RankNew Rank
0RingletRinglet
14ApprenticeKibitzer
26Senior ApprenticeSenior Kibitzer
51WeaverVoice
101Senior WeaverLoud Voice
251Master WeaverMajor Voice
501Grand Master WeaverGrand Master Speaker
1001Ancient ForgeAncient Forge
3001Uber MouthUber Mouth
9001---Grand Exalted Blabbermouth



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Posted on Thu Jun 10, 2004 1:58 am
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buy -my- title is mouth.. Wink

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Posted on Thu Jun 10, 2004 11:48 am
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We might want to include the definition... And I couldn't find it with the double-b in Dictionary.com...

2 entries found for Kibitzer.
kib?itz ( P ) Pronunciation Key (kbts)
intr.v. Informal kib?itzed, kib?itz?ing, kib?itz?es

To look on and offer unwanted, usually meddlesome advice to others.

To chat; converse.


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[Yiddish kibitsen, from German kiebitzen, from Kiebitz, pewit, kibitzer, from Middle High German gbitz, pewit, of imitative origin.]
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kibitz?er n.


Kibitzer

n : someone who insists on giving unwanted advice [syn: backseat driver]

I'd be more inclined to use Chatterbox instead of Kibitzer - it's more cross-cultural :p

Are you Jewish/Yiddish Blaise? :p


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Posted on Thu Jun 10, 2004 12:36 pm
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Looks good to me.

"Loud Voice" sounds a little harsh... could you do "Minor Voice" then "Voice" then "Major Voice"? Laughing

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Posted on Thu Jun 10, 2004 2:40 pm
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sweet... im non-effectant..

Im in.


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Posted on Thu Jun 10, 2004 11:12 pm
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Yikes! I misspelled it! I'm not Jewish, just grew up in a Jewish neighborhood. I actually thought kibitz was a pretty well known word, but maybe that's just a New York thing.

LOL, you think 'Loud Voice' is harsh? I was originally thinking of using 'Loud Mouth'! Wink

Seriously, though, if you think these should be changed, I'm happy to do so. I just wanted to nudge things in the right direction...


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Posted on Fri Jun 11, 2004 12:28 pm
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Heh, well anything with 'loud' in it sounds... more like the person is obnoxious than anything. Though Uber Mouth is certainly cute Smile

Really though, I don't think it's all that vital. The descriptors work fine, go with what works! Very Happy

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Posted on Sun Jun 13, 2004 7:36 pm
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Well, at least for the time being, I put a preliminary set of changes in.

I left in the Kibitzer, just 'cause it amuses me, but that can come out if no one gets it. I did take out the 'Loud', just in case it really would offend someone.

At least now, we don't have to worry about people misunderstanding the current functionality.

Now if only Woody would come along and do up that new system he was working on....


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