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Watch your lip when you reply to me now

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Duke of York, Nov 29, 2015.

  1. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    I've received a message from TES that I'm now a Top Contributor. It's the highest award you can get off of TES. A bit like ending up in the House of Lords after a lifetime in politics. An award I would imagine that renders me beyond reproach and immune from moderation, even if a suggestion was made that on my journey to this accolade, I'd been a prominent kiddy fiddler, tax evader, rent extortionist or any other cad you can describe.

    I'm sorry to tell you all that now I've achieved all it's possible to get as a bonus for posting on here, the will to contribute further with any enthusiasm has diminished, after all, what purpose could it possibly serve? I made it to the top and there's nowhere further to go, so I can relax now.

    I suspect it's a bit like having reached level 10 in a computer game and finding there are no further levels to aspire to. How depressing is that? I'm off now to slit my wrists.
    rachelpaula008, lexus300 and colpee like this.
  2. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    In which case you can always get a new game.

    I'd think that you aren't the only one to have received this "accolade" but it seems that such "high honours" take very little time to time to achieve. (3 months?)
    Perhaps something for TES Admins to consider

    Edited to add Well done
  3. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    On my screen it says you're a Prominent Contributor, not merely a top one.
  4. dumpty

    dumpty Star commenter

    Same here. Already demoted...now that was quick :)
    Duke of York and kent1 like this.
  5. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    It may be confusing but there are two (mostly) unconnected "ranking" systems in operation on TES.
    The "rank" displayed below your user-name is from one system and the other system works in the background.
    I have no idea why this is but I'm sure someone will
  6. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

    Could we have some clarity here? Which lip am I supposed to be watching - top or bottom? And how am I supposed to watch it while I'm posting?
  7. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    And because I know I read about this after I joined I went looking.
    Explanation from Rosaline here
  8. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    You have not reached the peak until you have been granted a signature, so hang on in there, baby!
  9. Ladykaza

    Ladykaza Senior commenter

    I am standing to attention and saluting whilst posting your grace!
    ValentinoRossi and Lara mfl 05 like this.
  10. guinnesspuss

    guinnesspuss Star commenter

    Since I've switched off the 'see signatures' option it wouldn't have any impact for me. I found them really distracting.
    smoothnewt and Lascarina like this.
  11. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    Well, I'll just keep posting when I see something to which I wish to respond, or feel the need to begin a thread.

    If it's in Personal, it may be fluffy or it may not, it may be because I would like advice, it may be because I need to offload, it may be just for a chat.

    I don't mind who is 'prominent, new, established.' I don't look at likes to post ratio, mostly because tablets don't have the same features as laptops, but I don't mind anyway.

    No signature, no top contributor, no matter!

    As you were everyone!
    Lara mfl 05 and Lascarina like this.
  12. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Do you have a signature?



    [you have a adopt a really snooty tone for this post to really work]
    rachelpaula008 and Lascarina like this.
  13. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    Ooh, get you, Mr Spotty Cat, thinking you're more special than us!
    I think we need a TES revolution. I'm going to be Flere X from now on to show my rejection of the reactionary bourgeois and petit-bourgeois ideology and policy of TES signatures, directed toward the incitement of national enmity under the slogan of poster superiority, in practice serving the interests of the exploiting classes; signatures creating the appearance of a false feeling of poster superiority, poster exclusiveness.

    So there.
  14. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Do you not see my score on the psychopath test?
  15. colpee

    colpee Star commenter

    No No No your Top Contributorness; this is only the beginning of being at the top. Now standard British procedure beholds you to try and make it more difficult for others to attain the same status in society as yourself.

    You need to lobby TES to raise the attainment level for 'Top' to prevent too many of the hoi polloi making it. You will need to write endlessly sneering letters to the Telegraph to complain how the whole Top Contributor award has become too easy and debased and is an example of falling standards everywhere. And importantly, you must still post each time a contributor is elevated to wonder loudly what the world is coming too and how it wouldn't have happened in your time!
    Retirement? Tsch, a whole new level of activity opens before you!
  16. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    Ah, Colpee, so all posters should be above average?
    guinnesspuss likes this.
  17. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Wait level 10? Level 10?

    You've not played a 'computer game' for a while right?
  18. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    Which one?

    The top one (stiff upper 'cos I'm British, don'tcha know?) or the quivering bottom one ('cos NuTES confiscated the 10,000 odd messages I have posted since 2002)?
    rachelpaula008 and marlin like this.
  19. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    Even Tetris went further than ten!
  20. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    So did Pacman!

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