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Discussion in 'News' started by Mayhem, Jul 18, 2004.

  1. JohnD

    JohnD Well-Known Member Fight Leukemia

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    I just noticed that after 1K posts you don't get no stinkin' badges.*

    *Treasure of the Sierra Madre
     
  2. dvsDave

    dvsDave Benevolent Dictator Administrator Senior Team CB Mods Fight Leukemia

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    Hmm, we used to have medals for that sort of thing. But, a badge could be arranged. Will have to think about that.
     
  3. JohnD

    JohnD Well-Known Member Fight Leukemia

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    As usual I was just joking, but hey how about something really cool, like maybe headphones???????
     
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    JD Well-Known Member

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    Wow, it's been so long but... I kind of remember little headphones or something like that, although it might be a stray false memory....
     
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    TheaterEd Renaissance Man Fight Leukemia

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    Welcome to the Club @StradivariusBone

    Hey @dvsDave any word on those headphone stickers?
     
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  6. StradivariusBone

    StradivariusBone Well-Known Member Fight Leukemia

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    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. :p
     
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  7. gafftaper

    gafftaper Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia

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    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.
     
  8. Chris15

    Chris15 CBMod CB Mods Premium Member

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    I had the 5th headphone back in the day. It was the 6th that was always reserved for future use to remind us all there was always more to learn...
    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"
     
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  9. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Thanks for that, @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:
     
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  10. Amiers

    Amiers I wear 6 headphones. I'm that Good!!

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    You are the Resident Curmudgeon.
    :angryoldman::angryoldman::angryoldman::angryoldman::angryoldman::angryoldman:
     
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  11. JohnD

    JohnD Well-Known Member Fight Leukemia

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    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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