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Forum Ranks (and posting stats for each rank) *spoilers*

Postby Big Mac » Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:39 pm

A number of us have been wondering about the forum ranks, so I've decided to keep an eye on the forum and try to work out when they kick in.

But if you don't want the fun to be spoiled I suggest you hit your back button now.

SPOILERS - FORUM RANK STATS GIVEN IN SECOND POST!

If you are still here then scroll down to the next post for a reverse engineered list of forum ranks.






This white space is intentional. This is your last warning.
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Re: Forum Ranks (as they emerge) *spoilers*

Postby Big Mac » Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:40 pm

The Piazza Forum Ranks

Peasant...............0
Kobold:...............1-4
Goblin:...............5-19
Orc:...............20-44
Hobgoblin:...............45-79
Gnoll:...............80-124
Bugbear:...............125-199
Ogre:...............200-299
Troll:...............300-449
Hill Giant:...............450-599
Stone Giant...............600-799
Frost Giant...............800-999
Fire Giant...............1000-1249
Cloud Giant...............1250-1499
Storm Giant...............1500-1999
White Dragon...............2000?*
Black Dragon...............(2727-2756)-?*
Green Dragon...............(3538-4314)-?*

?...............4588-?*

Key:

Bold entries are details that have been locked down.

Italic entries are things that I am still unsure of.

* = I haven't yet worked out the exact rank needed to qualify yet. There is a gap between the highest person of the lower rank and this rank. You will see two numbers in brackets. This is the range where the actual limit lies. I won't list the upper limit until I've got the next rank up locked down.

Watch this post for semi-regular updates.

LAST EDIT: Transition to rank above Black Dragon observed to be between 2727 and 2757.
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Re: Forum Ranks (as they emerge) *spoilers*

Postby Big Mac » Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:40 pm

reserved for future expansion (just in case we ever get that many ranks!)
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Re: Forum Ranks (as they emerge) *spoilers*

Postby Big Mac » Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:16 pm

Ug! I've just realised this topic is a double post. However, the other thread does have a mistake in it.

My ubernerd-research into forum rankings must therefore continue. :ugeek:

EDIT: Maybe a moderator can merge my thread into the other thread.
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Number of people at each Forum Rank as of 26 Jul 2008

Postby Big Mac » Sat Jul 26, 2008 5:49 pm

Number of people of each rank:

Just for my own personal interest, I thought I would record how many people we have of each forum rank. Then I can look back at these stats in the future and see how each rank is expanding. For the purposes of statistics I'm ignoring Ashtagon's Hierarch rank and treating him as if he was a regular member. (Where I know the number of posts within a rank, I'll mention that in brackets.)

Number of people at each Forum Rank as of 26 Jul 2008:
Stone Giant (600-799) = 1
Hill Giant (450-599) = 2
Troll (300-449) = 3
Ogre (200-299) = 3
Bugbear (125-199) = 6
Gnoll (80-124) = 6
Hobgoblin (45-79) = 8 (Note: 4 Hobgoblins are on the 1st page and 4 on the 2nd page)
Orc (20-44) = 13
Goblin (5-19) = 38 (Note: 8 Goblins are on the 2nd page and 25 on the 3rd page and 5 on the 4th page)
Kobolds (0-4) = 120 (Note: 20 Kobolds are on the 4th page, 25 on the 5th page, 25 on the 6th page, 25 on the 7th page and 25 on the 8th page)

EDIT: Missing rank ranges added in (1 Jan 2009).
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Re: Forum Ranks (and posting stats for each rank) *spoilers*

Postby Andaire » Sat Jul 26, 2008 6:34 pm

I realize such a pyramidal repartition is normal, but still I wonder why so many people have subscribed yet have posted less than 5 times, not to mention that many have no posts at all. The boards can be read anonymously (there's nothing hidden, right?), so why go to the trouble of registering?
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Re: Forum Ranks (and posting stats for each rank) *spoilers*

Postby Big Mac » Sat Jul 26, 2008 9:32 pm

Andaire wrote:I realize such a pyramidal repartition is normal, but still I wonder why so many people have subscribed yet have posted less than 5 times, not to mention that many have no posts at all. The boards can be read anonymously (there's nothing hidden, right?), so why go to the trouble of registering?


The URL of this forum did change. No redirect got put on the old URL and the http://www.lajzar.co.uk/ homepage does not mention this forum. So there might be a few people who signed up to The Piazza, missed the short notice announcement about the move and now think this forum is offline. But that number would shirk over time.

I think that some people "pre-register" their names to stop someone else using them. For example BOZ is the name of a guy that has an account over on the ENWorld forums. (I'm not sure if it is the same BOZ.) BOZ used to be very active with the conversions over there, but recently he has been getting D&D articles on Wikipedia up to scratch. He was looking for people to help him find information about D&D and I pointed him here. So the BOZ here, might be the same BOZ there.

I'm sure some other people just set up an account, so they can post a link to their website.

Andaire wrote:Besides, we're not ogres (despite some of our ranks...), we welcome new contributors and new ideas!


We're not trolls either... ;)
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Re: Forum Ranks (and posting stats for each rank) *spoilers*

Postby Dread Delgath » Sat Jul 26, 2008 9:36 pm

I imagine that with any forum, there will be members who sign up, hoping to get in on a lot of conversations & then for one reason or another, not come back for a variable period of time. I'm like this, at DF & here to some extent.

My time is taken up elsewhere on the interwebs, but I swing by to check things out. Some others (-5 posts) may have forgotten about this forum, or lost interest. I know I bookmarked DF when I first joined over 2 years ago, but I lost it, and when I found it again a little over a year ago, I started posting immediately!

There will be others in the middling range who have only a few hours a day/week to check their favorite forums (I fit into this category) and others who can (either at work, or work-at-homes) who can check in anytime they want & post as much as they want. I drive a truck for a living, so, no, I do not have interwebs at work. ;)
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Re: Forum Ranks (and posting stats for each rank) *spoilers*

Postby Ashtagon » Sat Jul 26, 2008 9:43 pm

To be fair, the home page for the forum itself within that old url contains a redirect. Since the old domain name was never intended to be about gaming stuff, I never made any mention whatsoever of The Piazza on its root page.
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Re: Number of people at each Forum Rank as of 26 Jul 2008

Postby Big Mac » Sun Jul 27, 2008 12:39 am

Just when I finished working out the people at each forum rank, we get a new Peasant rank. So here is a repost

Number of people at each Forum Rank as of after the new Peasant rank change on 26 Jul 2008:
Stone Giant (600-799) = 1
Hill Giant (450-599) = 2
Troll (300-449) = 3
Ogre (200-299) = 3
Bugbear (125-199) = 6
Gnoll (80-124) = 6
Hobgoblin (45-79) = 8 (Note: 4 Hobgoblins are on the 1st page and 4 on the 2nd page)
Orc (20-44) = 13
Goblin (5-19) = 38 (Note: 8 Goblins are on the 2nd page and 25 on the 3rd page and 5 on the 4th page)
Kobolds (1-4) = 64 (Note: 20 Kobolds are on the 4th page, 25 on the 5th page and 19 on the 6th page)
Peasant (0) = 56 (Note: 6 Peasants are on the 6th page, 25 on the 7th page and 25 on the 8th page)

Note: Apart from this change, nobody seems to have switched ranks yet.

EDIT: Missing rank ranges added in (1 Jan 2009).
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Re: Forum Ranks (and posting stats for each rank) *spoilers*

Postby night_druid » Sun Jul 27, 2008 12:51 am

Heh, I'm getting close to graduating to an ogre ;)
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Re: Forum Ranks (and posting stats for each rank) *spoilers*

Postby Dread Delgath » Sun Jul 27, 2008 3:35 am

Big Mac wrote:Note: Apart from this change, nobody seems to have switched ranks yet.


I'm no longer a goblin. Now I'm an orc! :mrgreen:
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Re: Number of people at each Forum Rank as of 26 Jul 2008

Postby Philosopher » Sun Jul 27, 2008 3:44 am

Big Mac wrote:Just when I finished working out the people at each forum rank, we get a new Peasant rank.


Interesting. I suppose it makes sense to distinguish zero posts from at least one. And the rank itself makes sense, since peasants often can't handle kobolds themselves. (While their stats may suggest that they can handle them, if they could there wouldn't be much for 1st level PCs to do.)
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Re: Forum Ranks (and posting stats for each rank) *spoilers*

Postby night_druid » Sun Jul 27, 2008 11:28 am

Dread Delgath wrote:
Big Mac wrote:Note: Apart from this change, nobody seems to have switched ranks yet.


I'm no longer a goblin. Now I'm an orc! :mrgreen:


Congratulations! Now you're bigger, smellier, and get rid of that pesky "-1" to your HD! :mrgreen:
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Re: Forum Ranks (and posting stats for each rank) *spoilers*

Postby Andaire » Sun Jul 27, 2008 1:56 pm

Big Mac wrote:
Andaire wrote:Besides, we're not ogres (despite some of our ranks...), we welcome new contributors and new ideas!

We're not trolls either... ;)


Not so sure about this one... look at all the X is a Freak threads :lol: You even finally got your own :!:
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Re: Number of people at each Forum Rank as of 26 Jul 2008

Postby Andaire » Sun Jul 27, 2008 2:03 pm

Philosopher wrote:
Big Mac wrote:Just when I finished working out the people at each forum rank, we get a new Peasant rank.

Interesting. I suppose it makes sense to distinguish zero posts from at least one. And the rank itself makes sense, since peasants often can't handle kobolds themselves. (While their stats may suggest that they can handle them, if they could there wouldn't be much for 1st level PCs to do.)


Hmmm, that's a strange rank considering that all other ranks are 'noids (although I guess 'noids can be peasants, and that would be indeed a lowly rank :lol: ). Is there no lower 'noid than kobold? :?
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Re: Forum Ranks (as they emerge) *spoilers*

Postby night_druid » Sun Jul 27, 2008 2:06 pm

Big Mac wrote:LAST EDIT: Transition above Stone Giant observed to be above 612. Transition to Ogre rank observed to be above 198.


Me ogre at 200... :mrgreen:
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Re: Forum Ranks (and posting stats for each rank) *spoilers*

Postby Philosopher » Sun Jul 27, 2008 4:52 pm

Since it was fairly recent, I remember becoming a bugbear at 125 posts, FWIW.
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Re: Forum Ranks (and posting stats for each rank) *spoilers*

Postby Andaire » Sun Jul 27, 2008 5:36 pm

Yes, I'm also pretty sure I became a bugbear at 125. Besides, we level up at round numbers, so if you have it narrowed down to 125-127...
But I guess you want to see it for yourself, right? :P
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Re: Forum Ranks (and posting stats for each rank) *spoilers*

Postby Philosopher » Sun Jul 27, 2008 7:46 pm

Andaire wrote:Yes, I'm also pretty sure I became a bugbear at 125. Besides, we level up at round numbers, so if you have it narrowed down to 125-127...
But I guess you want to see it for yourself, right? :P


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Re: Forum Ranks (and posting stats for each rank) *spoilers*

Postby Havard » Sun Jul 27, 2008 7:57 pm

Philosopher wrote:Ah, empiricism vs. rationalism.


So you really are a philosopher!

A Bugbear philosopher, but a philosopher not less... ;)

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Re: Forum Ranks (and posting stats for each rank) *spoilers*

Postby Philosopher » Sun Jul 27, 2008 9:10 pm

Havard wrote:
Philosopher wrote:Ah, empiricism vs. rationalism.


So you really are a philosopher!

A Bugbear philosopher, but a philosopher not less... ;)

Havard


Yes, indeed.

A bugbear philosopher? Well, while I'm trained in the analytic tradition, I would imagine a bugbear philosopher would enjoy Nietzsche's Twilight of the Idols. After all, the subtitle is How to Philosophize with a Hammer (although they may prefer morning stars).
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Re: Forum Ranks (and posting stats for each rank) *spoilers*

Postby multizar » Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:06 am

I thought is was Gnolls who enjoyed morningstars? or is that flails :lol: oh well, any weapon will do :twisted:
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Re: Forum Ranks (and posting stats for each rank) *spoilers*

Postby Havard » Mon Sep 15, 2008 5:27 pm

New rank at 1000 posts:

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Re: Forum Ranks (and posting stats for each rank) *spoilers*

Postby Ashtagon » Mon Sep 15, 2008 5:38 pm

You did that just so I couldn't cahnge teh threshold later, right?

Oh wait, I can always edit your posts too :twisted:
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