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.
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.