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Author Topic: Did I get RIFed?  (Read 1950 times)
SPBrewer
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« on: April 26, 2015, 09:58:11 am »

I could have sworn I use to be higher than a Zeppelin Captain!
What happened?  Did I say the wrong thing?
RIF stands for Reduction In Force, a term used by the US Air Force for reducing the number of it's officers.



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« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2015, 10:25:44 am »

Ahh, I thought it might have been the new rickrolled.
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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2015, 10:33:40 am »

It would seem so: http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,45421.0.html

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« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2015, 12:45:11 pm »

I went up a rank Wink
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« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2015, 01:49:37 pm »

Oddly, I remained exactly the same rank.... Grin
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Banfili
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« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2015, 04:47:31 pm »

I went up to Admiral, then back down to Captain - ah well, less rank, less responsibility!
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RJBowman
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« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2015, 07:57:23 pm »

Same thing happened to Captain Kirk.
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Banfili
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« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2015, 10:49:41 am »

RJ, that makes me feel no end better!
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Hurricane Annie
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« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2015, 11:04:35 am »

I went up a rank Wink
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Hurricane Annie
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« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2015, 11:05:42 am »



 What does a girl have to do round here to not get demoted Huh
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« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2015, 11:26:55 am »

I think you answered that question already. Lie back and think of England.
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« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2015, 02:47:06 pm »

Perhaps it's more along the lines of "Yes, but what have you done for me lately?"



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« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2015, 10:42:01 pm »

I think this has been mentioned elsewhere, but it's probably down to Proteus rejigging the mod that changes rank from being based on post count to being based on time online so as it works with the updated forum software.
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« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2015, 10:54:23 pm »

I think this has been mentioned elsewhere, but it's probably down to Proteus rejigging the mod that changes rank from being based on post count to being based on time online so as it works with the updated forum software.

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« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2015, 12:29:05 am »

Once again a rogue-ish fellow, here...
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« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2015, 09:01:20 pm »

I think this has been mentioned elsewhere, but it's probably down to Proteus rejigging the mod that changes rank from being based on post count to being based on time online so as it works with the updated forum software.

Wait...What?

When I joined it was based on time spent online, then it was changed to number of posts (I received a "demotion" at that time), and now it's time spent online again? Or am I misreading you entirely?
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« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2015, 09:02:48 pm »

Bye-the-bye, this is another one I recommend be moved from "Off Topic", this time to "The Engine Room", as this very much deals with the workings of the forum.
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« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2015, 09:06:49 pm »

Oh, and while we're on the topic (ironically in the "Off Topic" board), the stats are not updating. At one point when I logged back on last night I was showing 775 posts. I have made many, many posts since then, and it's only up to 777. What's up with that?
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« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2015, 09:38:41 pm »

I went from "Rogue Aetherlord" to "Zeppelin Admiral"...
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« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2015, 10:05:22 pm »

Not sure why the posts aren't updating, but yes, GCCC, it was originally time based, then that plugin broke, and is now fixed.

Topic lifting airship is getting a workout today!
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« Reply #20 on: July 19, 2015, 11:37:56 pm »

Oh, and while we're on the topic (ironically in the "Off Topic" board), the stats are not updating. At one point when I logged back on last night I was showing 775 posts. I have made many, many posts since then, and it's only up to 777. What's up with that?


If you posted in the Off Topic section, then those posts are NOT added to your post count - a technique to reduce "post-whoring" (many short post) in O.T to artificially boost ranks / stats. Only posts made in the main steampunk related boards are added to post count.

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« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2015, 02:06:18 am »

That include posts I made in "Off Topic" explaining why something shouldn't be in "Off Topic"...?

Of course, the stats are ultimately moot, as I understand the ranking system to be a situation where "the rules are made up, and the points don't matter." And honestly, I hadn't even noticed the discrepancy between the two totals until I was looking into something else entirely. But yeah, keeping people from artificially inflating their numbers is a good idea.

But while we're at it, lemme check those stats again....

(...Tall and tan and young and lovely the girl from Ipanema goes walking and when she passes each one she passes goes "ah!" When she walks she's like a samba that swings so cool and sways so gently...)

Thank you for holding.

Okay, the official stat counter says 784 posts. However, by adding up the numbers under "Most Popular Boards by Posts", I get 894 posts, a difference of 110. Hmm. Okay, it shows I have 114 posts made to "Off Topic", so I'm deducing that four of those posts have already been moved to the "real" boards. If that surmise is accurate, then as threads are moved from "Off Topic" to elsewhere, those stats will self-adjust. Well, see, now that makes sense to me. Thanks for explaining that.

(And by the way, Siliconous, once those historical threads of yours are moved, your stats are going to explode. They may have to come up with a new cog color!)



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« Reply #22 on: July 21, 2015, 10:04:11 pm »

The ranks system is based on time online again, as it used to be. Has been since the beginning of this thread - the change back to it was what triggered this thread.
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Ranger Reid
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« Reply #23 on: July 21, 2015, 10:22:19 pm »

So I can't buy rank or have it conveyed simply because of who my family is?      Where is the realism?Huh?
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« Reply #24 on: July 21, 2015, 10:29:28 pm »

Also, calculating board stats was clearly an afterthought in SMF; I've made a couple of tweaks to keep stat calculation from tanking the site (e.g. caching and the like) with the side effect that they're a little inaccurate at any given time you look. Since they're not used for anything important, that seems like a fair trade to me.
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