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Discussion in 'News' started by Mayhem, Jul 18, 2004.
I just noticed that after 1K posts you don't get no stinkin' badges.*
*Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Hey @dvsDave any word on those headphone stickers?
Huh! Well that's a thing. I guess I need to spend more time doing my job instead of screwing around online with you guys.
Bring back the headphones! I want my 5th headphone!
Just saying this to irritate @dvsDave.
Yes back in the early days of CB there was a 5 headphone rating system. The headphones were located under your user name. You earned headphones based on how many times you posted. Along with the headphone there was a title for the level you were at. I remember it took 10 posts to earn your second headphone. Most people did this as quickly as possible because the one headphone level title was "Actor".
@dvsDave made it impossible to ever earn the 5th headphone. I believe he always said that the 5th headphone was reserved for future use... then he got rid of the headphones in a system update.
Does anyone remember the other levels? I want to say 4 headphones was T.D. and took about 500 posts to earn. But can't remember for sure.
For a trip down memory lane, the 5 headphone levels and the post counts they represented:
The veteran members will recall a time when the first rank of "Newbie" was instead known as "Actor"
@Chris15 . The above is one of the primary reasons, upon first visiting ControlBooth, that I dismissed the site as intended for amateur high school "techies." I stayed away for maybe five years, and once I did join in 2007, made it my mission to convince Dave to kill off the headphone system.
If anyone wants/needs to blame someone, please blame me. I earned it.
Just like coal and manufacturing jobs--they're gone, and they ain't never comin' back!
Posted to the private staff forum Oct. 14, 2008:
You are the Resident Curmudgeon.
At the very least I would say Artist-in-residence Curmudgeon. There would be talent and artistry involved.
I do wonder how things would have gone in the @derekleffew vs Gearslutz matchup.
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