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Re: About earning stars
« Reply #75 on: October 20, 2007, 09:04:13 AM »
because as has been explained many times before Joyann, posts in the Having Fun section do not count. Only posts in the "historical" sections of the forum are counted.

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help - how do I advance a level ?
« Reply #76 on: July 21, 2008, 09:56:24 AM »
how do i advance a level (for instance newbie to boyar)?
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Re: help
« Reply #77 on: July 21, 2008, 10:11:34 AM »
by number of postings. Please go to New Users Read First threads for more information about the forum...


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Re: help
« Reply #78 on: July 29, 2008, 06:10:32 AM »
how do i advance a level (for instance newbie to boyar)?

i posted 100 replies/topics and i got upgraded to boyar

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Re: help
« Reply #79 on: July 29, 2008, 05:17:56 PM »
how do i advance a level (for instance newbie to boyar)?

Work hard and try to make some sense....
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Re: help
« Reply #80 on: July 29, 2008, 06:10:34 PM »
how do i advance a level (for instance newbie to boyar)?

i posted 100 replies/topics and i got upgraded to boyar
Yes, but be aware that you can post 100 replies and in the number of posts written will be 39. For exemple, I posted approximately 130 replies and my ''official" number of posts is something like.. 39. I don't really understand why, but it's like that ^^.


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Re: help
« Reply #81 on: August 03, 2008, 11:27:35 AM »
I think there are some threads which don't count into your overall total.

The "fun" threads and the "cute" threads like  before and after and a story in three words - things like that.  I might be wrong about those two, but I remember reading that FA took some of the non-historical threads out of the count so no matter how much you put in those, your number won't go up.

About making "sense" - well we are all hear to learn a little more than we already know and FA says to not be judgemental as one never knows who the next "Massie" might be. 

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Re: Why am I a newbie again? What happened to my posts?
« Reply #82 on: January 31, 2010, 05:47:21 PM »
Yes, I figured out a way to make this work.

So, once you pass 100 posts you become "Boyar", 250 is Graf, 500 is Knyaz, 1000 is Velikye Knyaz

Boyar was minor nobility like Count, Graf is like Prince, Knyaz is Duke, Velikye Knyaz is Grand Duke.

YES, I KNOW, before all you mavens of Russian Nobility jump my case, that genuine rank of nobility was based on being one of the original Noble families, or what level of Chin the later noble families had, or what level of nobility was granted under Peter the Great's Table of Ranks. So Graf, Knyaz, Boyar etc could all have different levels of Chin. (like the Golitsyn family actually had a more noble Chin than the Romanovs did before being elected to rule) I had to keep this simple....

So unfortunate that titles from the Tables of Ranks couldn't be used for the ranks. That would have made so much more sense, since the Table of Ranks (see, ranks!) basically was a meritocracy based on seniority. And I think "Collegiate Registrar" would have had quite more Imperial flavour than "Newbie". Hopefully it would also have sparked more interest in the great importance of chin in Imperial times.

The noble titles Baron, Graf and Knyaz could instead have been awarded at the FA's pleasure as a special favour for excellency in posting or other services rendered to the forum. (With Velikye Knyaz for moderators.) Of course I'd have to change my username if the table of Ranks was adopted, but I'd happily do so in order to be surrounded by a Chechovesque univers peopled by Gubernial Secretaries and Actual Civil Councillors!
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Re: All About Forum Posting, Star System & Advancing to Another Level
« Reply #83 on: February 07, 2010, 03:07:08 AM »
Why not poster ranks based on the Table of Ranks??? Pliiiizzze!
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Re: All About Forum Posting, Star System & Advancing to Another Level
« Reply #84 on: February 07, 2010, 03:20:34 AM »
I suggested that ages ago when we were all talking about Newbies perhaps not liking to be known as Newbies and this being why so many went into pathological overdrive with inane 'Lovely piccie'...'thanks' and what not replies in order to graduate to Boyar status and above!

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Re: All About Forum Posting, Star System & Advancing to Another Level
« Reply #85 on: February 08, 2010, 12:03:36 AM »
I suggested that ages ago when we were all talking about Newbies perhaps not liking to be known as Newbies and this being why so many went into pathological overdrive with inane 'Lovely piccie'...'thanks' and what not replies in order to graduate to Boyar status and above!

And if the predicates that went which each rank also were included, that would probably help too: Newbies Collegiate Registrars would be entitled to the style Ваше благородие, Your Wellbornness, right from the beginning!

Since there only were 5 predicates for the 14 classes in the Table of Ranks, the system doesn't need to be more finely graded than it already is, if that's a problem. After the set number of posts people will be entitled to use this or that predicate and can pick one of the corresponding titles, state, court, military or naval as they wish! If they don't pick one they could be assigned a state title by default.
« Last Edit: February 08, 2010, 12:18:42 AM by Rœrik »

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Re: All About Forum Posting, Star System & Advancing to Another Level
« Reply #86 on: February 08, 2010, 12:15:51 AM »
May I ask a question to FA or a Mod in the know?


Is there a Tsar Imperatrix status!

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Re: All About Forum Posting, Star System & Advancing to Another Level
« Reply #87 on: February 09, 2010, 09:27:42 AM »
I am the Tsar Imperator!

As for changing to the T'chin ranks, I felt originally and still feel that it is too complicated for most users to understand.  Also, there is no way for users to choose which specific title out of each level they want. 

Don't forget that Titles of Nobility were bestowed by the Emperor for service as well, and most people understand Prince, Count, Baron more readily than Collegiate Registrar or Privy Counciller First Class.

I think changing "newbie" to "commoner" may be more appropriate, and I forgot to include "Baron" originally. 

I will change the status ranks accordingly.  I know some of you really want the T'chin ranks, but I have to keep the entire community in mind, and I think it is too complex for most users to easily understand.

I hope you guys understand, and I'm willing to listen to suggestions.

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Re: All About Forum Posting, Star System & Advancing to Another Level
« Reply #88 on: February 09, 2010, 12:23:10 PM »
I am so thrilled that Your Imperial Majesty is merely considering it!

As for changing to the T'chin ranks, I felt originally and still feel that it is too complicated for most users to understand. I know some of you really want the T'chin ranks, but I have to keep the entire community in mind, and I think it is too complex for most users to easily understand.
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and most people understand Prince, Count, Baron more readily than Collegiate Registrar or Privy Counciller First Class.
I think people who ❤ NAOTMAA already have crossed a line where they are ready for it. :-)
  
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Also, there is no way for users to choose which specific title out of each level they want.
OK, then it might be best to limit it to the Civil Service Ranks. How many levels can you accomodate? All the 14 classes?

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Don't forget that Titles of Nobility were bestowed by the Emperor for service as well,
But that was for especially highly regarded services. When somebody just posts 500 posts full of more or less inane drivel just for the sake of it, that really has a wonderfully compulsory, insanse, bureaucratic ring to it that would be much more "deserving" of the rank "State Councillor" than Knyaz! I am particularly reminded of Chechov's short story "The Privy Councillor".

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I think changing "newbie" to "commoner" may be more appropriate, and I forgot to include "Baron" originally.
Wouldn't "serf" or "subject" be more Tsarist? :-) "Commoner" is such a British concept.

BTW even though Kamer-Junker had been a perfect newbie rank, the Court Ranks are probably not too finely graded (in the lower echelons) to be used. Though Gof-Marshall or Tseremoni-Meister would of course be brilliant for moderators and Ober-Gof-Marshall or Ober-Tseremoni-Meister perfect for the FA!

Does this forum have polls? If you aren't too jealous of your autocratic powers, perhaps you should grant a poll to judge the sentiments among the populace?
« Last Edit: February 09, 2010, 12:52:41 PM by Rœrik »

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Re: All About Forum Posting, Star System & Advancing to Another Level
« Reply #89 on: February 09, 2010, 04:54:11 PM »
Ta very much FA!

I always thought there was a better alternative to Newbie out there! I like Serf it is simple and one would know one's place in the pecking order!

What about Pomeshchik for as equatable to Squire in English! I don't speak Russian sadly but I thought Pomeshchik could come below noble ranks such as Baron and Boyar etc but above Serf which could be the starting status of all new posters....just my tuppence worth! Surely everyone would soon cotton on to the rank system.

Serf - Newbie
Pomeshchik - In between somehow
Baron or Boyar -

and so on......!

I agree that literally transposing the Table of ranks would be a bit of a nightmare for many to get there heads round....me included!