New Knowledge Ranking
By: Sagelyone / Novice Jul 23, 2011
Post # 1
This entire thing is incredibly discriminatory. Here is a brief summary of the levels and how it doesn't work.
Fluffy- Why? Basically if who ever does this 'picking' had screwed up and hit Fluffy on what was probably a drop down box, no one would listen to me.(using my self as an example. This goes for everyone)
Beginner- This is apparently what I am. " typical member who wants to learn, but really knows nothing about spells, wicca, paganism, etc, etc. This would be someone who comes to the site looking for a love spell, or a quick fix to something in their lives. They don't really want to learn, they just want a quick fix." Uh-huh....
Novice- How can this not be an insult? You have ranked the people who could have years of experience as a 'novice', while Petrarca 'adept'. Apparently who ever does the picking has seen something other than snide remarks from the admin.
Intermediate- This person generally knows a lot. Yes, but who are you picking from? This site has succumbed to fluff.
Adept- Go figure that most to all of the moderators are adept, including our admin. When is the last time they have helped one of you?
I claim this new system is entirely arbitrary. This post will be deleted as soon as a moderator finds my Adept post, or as soon as Pet realizes I've called him out.
Re: New Knowledge Ranking
By: AwakeTooLong Moderator / Knowledgeable Jul 23, 2011
Post # 3
As explained elsewhere, rank improves somewhat slowly based up observed activity. Nobody did screw up and hit fluffy, so quit whining about imaginary scenarios - it does not lend to you credibility or... well, anything. There is no reason to revitalize this nonsense thread.
Re: New Knowledge Ranking
By: Fallen_Starr Jul 23, 2011
Post # 4
Yes, a lot of the system is biased.
On the other hand, if you are unhappy with your rank, instead of moaning and complaining about it do something to change it! -Participate in the forums, intellectual topics in the chat. Do whatever you can to show people you are not a beginner, and your rating can change.
Also, a lot of the mods are mods for a reason- because they are adept. So I would say the rank of adept suits them. However, not all of the mods are adept. I know about three who aren't.
People rated knowledgeable and above rate people. If they decide you are a fluff, then you most likely are. Fluffies are people who claim to be something they are not, roleplayers, trolls, ect. Example: ''I'm a vampire!.''
If you don't like your rank, do something to change it.
Novice- I don't see it as a insult. I have years of experience, and I am still a novice. Personally, it doesn't bother me. I know a lot of knowledgeable people on this site who are rated as a novice, and it doesn't bother them either.
I don't pay attention to the ranks, I judge people for what I know on them- If I see through their forum posts, conversations on chat, and so on that they are adept/fluff/intermediate etc; I will base them on that from what I know, and what I have seen them do. I suggest you do the same.
I am not moaning or complaining. I am tired of this being used as an argument against people that have beliefs differently than yours.
I am not here much anymore. This is the first time in weeks I've been back, apparently, I've been informed this is not brand new. So I cannot participate in lively forum banter. and there are no intelligent conversations in the chatter.