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    Arrow User Title

    As it is now, the title given to each member is as follows:

    Junior Member - minimum posts (0)
    Member - minimum posts (30)
    Senior Member - minimum posts (100)

    Give me suggestions on how you would like this to be. The title names can be changed, the minimum post amounts can be changed, and there can be more user titles.

    The old board used bee names.

    - Barry

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    Barry aught to be the King Bee.
    Bullseye Bill in The Scenic Flint Hills , KS
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    Number of posts is a meaningless way to differ between
    members, as quantity does not assure quality, but as the
    site has yet to migrate to slashcode (a la Slashdot), there
    is no concept similar to the "karama" system to replace it.

    "Junior Member" is insulting to anyone over the age of 12,
    and "Senior Member" might be insulting to anyone over 55,
    so I'd consider dumping the whole concept of labeling people.

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    Just don't go overboard with categories.

    King Bee
    Queen bee
    Advisor
    hobbyist
    beginner

    Just some suggestions you might consider.

    Darrel Jones
    DarJones - 44 years, 10 colonies (max 40), sideliner, treatment free since 2005, 11 frame broodnest, small cell

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    Admin = King Bee
    Moderators = Guard Bee
    Heavy posters = Field Bees
    Moderate posters = House Bees
    New posters = Nurse Bees
    First Posters = Pupa
    Guests = Larva
    Bullseye Bill in The Scenic Flint Hills , KS
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    Quote Originally Posted by BULLSEYE BILL View Post
    Admin = King Bee
    Moderators = Guard Bee
    Heavy posters = Field Bees
    Moderate posters = House Bees
    New posters = Nurse Bees
    First Posters = Pupa
    Guests = Larva
    Idiots = Drone

    I'm sorry, I can't with a straight-face think of Barry as King Bee. Honey bee colonies are a matriarchal society. There is no King bee. Like it or not, Barry is the Queen! Long live the Queen!
    Dulcius ex asperis

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    Don't make me be as Graham Chapman and dress up as the queen and play her part.
    Last edited by Barry; 03-08-2007 at 05:57 AM.

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    What is the value of the User Title? Function Titles I can see as useful, But like Jim Fishers post #3 on this thread says, the "number of posts is meaningless." and "... consider dropping the whole concept".
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

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    >Honey bee colonies are a matriarchal society

    Oh?, lets see what happens to a colony with no King bees. It would not last long. And what is the life of a King? He doesn't have to feed himself, he doesn't have to work, he does as he pleases all year long.

    Fat, flying, and ,,, well you know.

    BTW, there are more admin than just Barry, we don't see them. They are secret, like ghosts hiding in the background,,,, doing things,,,, like setting on their butts in front of a computer getting fat and flying around the board, and well,,, you know.
    Bullseye Bill in The Scenic Flint Hills , KS
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    Well, if we are going to have titles, rather than the more egalitarian
    approach of avoiding them, I have used the title Jedi-Master Beekeeper
    ever since the days when folks accepted that an advanced robot like
    R2-D2 would somehow be so versatile, but somehow not have any sort
    of speech circuitry.

    ...and one CAN be a "King Bee"...
    Here's the "swarm" I caught on Halloween in NYC,
    not a big swarm, but I was able to feed them lots
    of carbohydrates.

    I wore a bee veil that night of course, and as I was the beekeeper,
    all the bees had to come home with me.

    To quote Mel Brooks: "It's good to be the King"

    [edit photo]
    Last edited by Barry; 03-10-2007 at 06:26 PM.

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    I'm with George (Bullseye Bill's list but with Queen instead.)

    I don't like being a "senior" member, because that seems to imply some level of experience, when really I'm just a beginner who asks too many stupid questions.
    “The keeping of bees is like the direction of sunbeams.” -Henry David Thoreau

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    Quote Originally Posted by BULLSEYE BILL View Post
    Admin = King Bee
    Moderators = Guard Bee
    Heavy posters = Field Bees
    Moderate posters = House Bees
    New posters = Nurse Bees
    First Posters = Pupa
    Guests = Larva
    I like it!
    - Ann, a Gardening Beek

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    Hey Jim, Which one is Barry and which one is George? HA, ha, ha.
    Mark Berninghausen "That which works, persists."

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    Big Grin Love it!

    But Barry has to be the Queen Bee!

    First time poster = egg?

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    Since Barry does not want to be a queen, let's call him THE BEEKEEPER, or KEEPER for short.

    HIVEMEISTER?
    Bullseye Bill in The Scenic Flint Hills , KS
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    IF we gotta have em (why do we need them?), lets do it Bulleye Bill's way:
    Admin = Hive Manager or Beekeeper
    Moderators = Guard Bee
    Heavy posters = Field Bees
    Moderate posters = House Bees
    New posters = Nurse Bees
    First Posters = Pupa
    Guests = Larva

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    Default Know where I stand...

    Guess I'll be an idiot drone.....
    There is always more than one way to skin a cat, that's of course if you're into eating cats.

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    I like Bullseye's submission. Good to know I'm not the only geek who does Halloween "in uniform" with wife as a bee; it's a hit every year. Though here in Boulder, CO I sure get a lot of "well, what DO you have in that smoker" out at the pubs
    Bees, brews and fun
    in Lyons, CO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Don't make me be as Graham Chapman and dress up as the queen and play her part.
    You got it Barry.

    Quote Originally Posted by BULLSEYE BILL View Post
    Since Barry does not want to be a queen, let's call him THE BEEKEEPER, or KEEPER for short.
    He just doesn't want to dress up as a queen. Can't say as I blame him. I didn't get the idea he didn't like the moniker..

    Quote Originally Posted by NW IN Beekeeper View Post
    Guess I'll be an idiot drone.....
    You and me. Oh, and Jim too

    For the record, I just can't relate to Pupa and Larva levels. I mean, that's just icky. Likewise with Egg. Might as well have Hive Beetle and Mite categories.
    Dulcius ex asperis

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    > Might as well have Hive Beetle and Mite categories.

    Mite as well!

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