January 30th, 2013, 11:20 AM
New forum user titles and avatar requirement
A couple changes around here, mostly for fun. Here's the new user title breakdown by # of forum posts:
User Title (Minimum Posts)
- New to S.C. (0)
- S.C. Rookie (10)
- S.C. Regular (25)
- S.C. Veteran (200)
- S.C. Top Veteran (500)
- S.C. All-Pro* (1000)
- S.C. Hall of Famer* (2000)
- S.C. Legend* (5000)
*Can use custom user title set here: http://www.seriouscompacts.com/profi...do=editprofile
Avatars are now reserved for members with 100 or more posts and donors. If anyone sees a member asking why they can't upload an avatar, please help spread the word about this new requirement.
The other change made is that donors now have a separate designation of "Donor" listed under their user title rather than a single designation of "Site Supporter" replacing their user title.
January 30th, 2013, 12:09 PM
The use of the word 'donor' reminds me of when I used to work in human tissue donation, particularly brain donation for medical and scientific research. I would liaise with donors, clinicians, and researchers, and help facilitate the brain tissue donation process. Sometimes donors would prepare years in advance, it could be because they may have lost a loved on to a neurological disease and they want to donate their brain when they die to help scientists find a cure. Others, with the help of next-of-kin, decide to donate their brain tissue when their time is almost up, after having suffered from an extended ailment. Every donor I have had the pleasure of communicating with have had their own reason for being, and reason for donating.
On a much lighter note, on one occasion the head professor in charge of the tissue donation program had been on the phone organising a very important brain donation (important for reasons I will not go into here).
After the long phone call with personnel involved in the process, he ran into our office yelling: "I've got a brain donor!"
Except he didn't actually yell "I've got a brain donor!", because in his excitement what came out of his mouth before he could stop himself was: "I've got a boner!"
All hell broke loose in the office, some of us were rolling on the floor laughing, others tried very hard to maintain a straight face. The prof walked out, red-faced and with a sheepish grin.
January 30th, 2013, 12:24 PM
I've always been uncomfortable with "Site Supporter" because donors aren't the only ones who support the site. Now you've made me uncomfortable with "Donor". Thanks a lot, James .
January 30th, 2013, 12:33 PM
Welcome to my twisted world.
Speaking of boners, I've just made a small donation to the site via Paypal.
January 30th, 2013, 12:48 PM
I made one a couple years back, but my donor is not showing. No big deal.....just letting you know.
January 30th, 2013, 12:52 PM
I know what you really mean in your Freudian slip, Luke. Cos there's no 'e' in donor.
January 30th, 2013, 01:05 PM
It's because you're a moderator now. Moderators donate more than money to the site so adding the donor label doesn't seem right. It's also the reason that I don't accept donations on either site from moderators on either site.
Originally Posted by Luke
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January 30th, 2013, 01:06 PM
That reminds me of a pretty funny joke, but I can't really repeat it here. Partly because I can't quite remember all of it and partly because it's rude.
Originally Posted by TraamisVOS
January 30th, 2013, 01:40 PM
Jolly decent of you, thanks.
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January 30th, 2013, 02:42 PM
Ooo err, just seen myself as a Hall of Famer! I keep reading it as farmer
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