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Im all for retiring it
Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good.
I'm with this guy. I froze my ass off in that snow and even got my girlfriend to sit through the whole game to see that bonk off the upright. No one can tell me that day didn't happen. I'm keeping mine. Plus it will take me forever to get to 4200...
That is my name on their tops and no one can tell me any different!!!!
I like the 42 being associated with 42,000 posts, only because no one here is close to it, so it would be something we all have to strive towards.
I guess I don't see the point of creating something that nobody can have until at least a year or two down the road, if not more.
This post was edited by psubills62 18 months ago
Isn't that the same idea behind the 409 badge, that you have to wait for 409 days? I'm still putting the time in to be able to get the 409.
I meant it half jokingly at first, but now I'm convinced it's the right thing to do.
And also, if that becomes a real badge, I should get some kind of commission for keeping people subscribed here for so long because they keep pushing for 42,000 posts. Or maybe I'll be punished because people keep spamming posts all day long to fluff up their post count, causing the mods and staff to lose their minds. Either way, I'll get enjoyment out of it.
Isn't that the point of things like that?
But the 409 badge was only brought into play when there were a good number of posters who met the requirements. I believe at the time it was introduced, about 20 people were eligible.
Obviously you want to make a badge that most people can aspire to. But at the same time, you want to make one that at least some people can "wear." If you make something that no one can have until a couple years down the road at best, seems pretty pointless.
I wasn't aware that there was only the capability to add one more level of badges here. It's too bad they can't add two or three more to give the ability for intermediate steps up to the holy grail of badges.
I don't believe so. Key word in my post is "nobody." As in...NOBODY is eligible to get it for a couple years. To me, the point of a badge is for people who have reached some sort of achievement (whether # of posts, time on the board, voted poster of the year, etc.) to be able to celebrate that achievement and for others to aspire to it. If nobody can celebrate it for years, why bother right now? Pat is more likely to forget about it when time comes for someone to claim it than he is to remember it.
Yeah, that's what I said.
So we're creating a badge to celebrate what Mike Mauti did for Penn State (also mentions of creating a 2012 badge), but the only people who will earn it will be 2+ years separated from when Mauti was even attending Penn State. Makes a lot of sense. People certainly won't have forgotten about him by then, but it kind of kills the effect of celebrating Mauti as a player.
I don't mind a badge that requires tens of thousands of posts, I just don't know about one honoring only Mauti. Great leader and lber, it just seems like that badge should honor the entire program somehow.
This post was edited by PSU17 18 months ago
I agree with this and there is no bigger Mauti fan than me. I'd be in favor of something more program based. 2012 is a cool idea IMO.
I'm pretty sure Pat is more than capable of doing his job.
Its not out of the question to create multiple badges.
Why should we have to go to class if we came here to play FOOTBALL, we ain't come to play SCHOOL, classes are POINTLESS
Yea, i agree with Texas Lion. Creating multiple badges is a good idea. Step by step!
Edit: Or how about this.. Since reaching 42,00 posts will take some people forever to reach, how about you make it to 4,200 likes. As in, when ever one poster reaches 4,200 upvotes, he willl deserve the "Mauti Badge". I think it is attainable by a lot of the posters soon enough. And it also forces posters to contribute in a positive manner to the board (takes care of the spamming by posters that one poster talked about, to reach 42,000 posts). What do you all think?
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by PKG 18 months ago
And then upvote Fridays will become a lot more frequent, but i like the idea.
<<< I got mine already.
I like the idea too, but how can we tell how many up votes we have compared to the amount of down votes we have?
A little math. You know the total votes and the rating, so it wouldn't be too hard to figure out. I wouldn't be surprised if Pat had an easier way to just straight up see the number.
The problem is, when you get enough votes, unless you truly can see the exact number, the best you can get is a range of values.
For example, my rating is 92 with 6143 votes. The issue is that the 92 rating is rounded. It could be anywhere from 91.5 to 92.5, which gives a range of possible upvotes from 5621 to 5682.
I'm aware, but honestly when you're around 4200 what's the difference with a few votes.
True, the difference isn't that large. Could even just award it to the person whenever their minimum possible upvotes are 4200.
Exactly. Cant you like see exactly how many upvotes and downvotes a poster has psubills (serious question)?
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