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Old May 23rd, 2006, 8:56 pm
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I was also wondering whether anyone actually wants to become The Next Great Adventurer. Is this some ploy to get rid of those irritating members who post too much? Do we get vapourised as we hit Post for the 15000th time?
Egads, they've worked out our secret plot! Oblivate!


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Old May 23rd, 2006, 9:30 pm
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Isn't "Prefect" a bit junior now that we underlings can be Grand Sorcerers and Supreme Mugwumps? Even Qualified Teacher of Magic sounds more senior than Prefect!
Geez, we never give them a break do we .


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Old May 23rd, 2006, 9:38 pm
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Egads, they've worked out our secret plot! Oblivate!
Don't worry! I'm a Secretkeeper!


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Old May 23rd, 2006, 10:28 pm
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As long as user name in bold blue = Professor and italicized blue = Prefect there shouldn't be any difficulties.
You make my point for me - I noticed the blue but I never noticed the itallics. *hangs head in shame*

So, professors have really cool super powers. That could make a good signature image.


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Old May 23rd, 2006, 10:57 pm
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You can find them in CosArchive though it appears to be down right now. I'd rec you have a look on really old threads when OotP was just published. Namely threads 2 till 15 though really nice theories were posted later on as well just don't mind the snarkiness though.

Thanks! I was going through some of those threads (Meesha told me I can find them in the History of Magic Reference Books section), and it is pretty interesting to read through shipping debates...but man, are they long. Over fifty versions...talk about the most pursued topic around here...

And, about the snarkiness, I don't really mind. It seems to crop up whenever 'ship' is mentioned. But I agree, some of the theories were very well-presented. And thank God for good moderators...it's much better to read through civilised discussions...(if you know what I mean)



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Old May 23rd, 2006, 11:10 pm
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Old May 24th, 2006, 1:30 am
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Thanks! I was going through some of those threads (Meesha told me I can find them in the History of Magic Reference Books section), and it is pretty interesting to read through shipping debates...but man, are they long. Over fifty versions...talk about the most pursued topic around here...

And, about the snarkiness, I don't really mind. It seems to crop up whenever 'ship' is mentioned. But I agree, some of the theories were very well-presented. And thank God for good moderators...it's much better to read through civilised discussions...(if you know what I mean)
As someone who debated in those threads frequently, I have to agree. That is one of the reasons that I love COS forums - the mods are excellent and really stay on top of things. The one I saw most often on the Love Thread was lani - he deserves a round of applause for keeping that thread civil! Not to mention his posts - so funny.



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Old May 24th, 2006, 2:15 am
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When you say post-count boosting, what exactly qualifies as that. Do you mean doing something like this:

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That's exactly what it is. Posts that have no thought at all. Just two-worders. Now sometimes something like:

"I think that Dumbledore is still alive"

wouldn't be considered post-boosting, but the staff LOVES when your posts have a lot of thought.

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Old May 24th, 2006, 3:42 am
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That's exactly what it is. Posts that have no thought at all. Just two-worders. Now sometimes something like:

"I think that Dumbledore is still alive"

wouldn't be considered post-boosting, but the staff LOVES when your posts have a lot of thought.

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Old May 24th, 2006, 5:35 am
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Drat, I think word count is more important than post count - maybe you could measure the length of posts, as they do in the books - the number of inches of parchment? Of course, you wouldn't count the posts when people quote something really long and then write, "I agree."

I just dropped in to say Thanks for making me a Secret Keeper. What a surprise!


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Old May 24th, 2006, 6:01 am
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I'm afraid promoting overlong waffles isn't the best of ideas....


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Old May 24th, 2006, 6:05 am
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Personally, I often skim or skip very long posts - I just don't have the patience to read three or four paragraphs of rebuttle or complicated theory. Most good posts are at least a paragraph, but a thought provoking sentence or two can add a lot to the conversation.


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Old May 24th, 2006, 6:08 am
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Personally, I often skim or skip very long posts - I just don't have the patience to read three or four paragraphs of rebuttle or complicated theory. Most good posts are at least a paragraph, but a thought provoking sentence or two can add a lot to the conversation.
Unfortunately, sometimes a long post is unavoidable - especially with the new feature of posts automatically being merged. If you have 10 people who replied to you and you reply back and nobody posts in between - you end up with what appears to be a really long post because all 10 replies were merged.


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Old May 24th, 2006, 7:13 am
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I feel as if my posts are getting shorter and shorter all the time. After 1000 days it just seems too much like work sometimes.

But I do appreciate it when people try to respond to more than one post, even if it gets long.


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That's exactly what it is. Posts that have no thought at all. Just two-worders. Now sometimes something like:

"I think that Dumbledore is still alive"

wouldn't be considered post-boosting, but the staff LOVES when your posts have a lot of thought.

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Old May 24th, 2006, 8:24 am
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Quality over quantity. No one will ever remember anything good by a post-count booster.
Yup.


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Hmm. Are we allowed to report blatant post count boosting...by admins.


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Do we get vapourised as we hit Post for the 15000th time?
Let's just say you'll be spending a lot of time with Myrtle.


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