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Lori is offline Old Post 12-22-2001 01:56 AM
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Lori
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Step right up! Claim yer rank!

I’m sad.

With the demise of the Coffee House Archive went the rules for assigning ranks in the TiVo Army. See, there used to be another post called “Step right up! Claim yer rank!” that I would point folks to when they asked about how they, too, could join the TiVo Army.

However, since they were my rules to begin with, I am going to try to recreate them from memory, and if I get it a little wrong, well, hey—they were my rules, after all!

First, some background. A while back (a W H I L E back), Richard told a story about how the folks at TiVo used to tease him about us, calling us “Bullwinkle’s Army”. I thought that that was great and used it as a jumping off point for the “TiVo Army” concept here.

What the TiVo Army is is a group of hardcore volunteer evangelists. We are the folks that do not miss an opportunity, ever, to tell someone about the way that TiVo has changed our lives. We testify at the drop of a hat. Our friends and family think we’re nuts, our coworkers call us things like “TiVo Girl” or “Mr. TiVo”. We hang out in electronics stores, waiting for someone to ask a question so that we can tell them why, exactly, that UTV isn’t as good a deal as it seems or what, exactly, Macrovision will mean to them in the VERY near future if they don’t put down the Showstopper.

We love TiVo.

We aren’t a bunch of sycophantic, boot-licking toadies, though. When TiVo is off the mark, we’ll raise the roof. We are quick to ask for improvement and to demand that something that’s broken get fixed. We want the company to succeed, yes, but we want it to be a good company even more.

Now, there are some folks that are sycophantic, boot-licking toadies. They troll other boards blindly extolling TiVo’s virtues and trolling for olives…er, fights. They are not we. We are not they. Those that confuse the toadies with the “TiVo Army” do us a disservice.

Now, on to the ranks! Ranks have always been based on post count, with a couple of exceptions. I know that it’s not the most scientific way of doing things, especially since a good “test” thread can get you promoted, but it’s all we have.

First, there is only one Admiral in this man’s Army and that’s the Bullwinkle himself. And yes, we know—if this were a real army, there wouldn’t be admirals. But it’s not and he is and that’s all.

JAB is our other ranking officer. We made him a General out of the gate. ‘nuff said.

I’m not sure what rank I gave them, but mschwab and dmaneyapanda got some sort of honorary rank, too, cause they were, at the time, the posters with the mosters. And mshhwab did the tivofaq.

For the rest of us, I think it goes something like this (or, at least, it does now ):

0-19 Private
20-199 Lieutenant
200-499 Captain
500-999 Major
1000+ Lt. Colonel
5000+ Colonel

That is all.

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linh is offline Old Post 12-22-2001 02:17 AM
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Heh heh. I outrank you!

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Ooooo, I'm a Captain....Almost a Major...would that make me a Major-Captain or a Captain-Major??? (Go ahead, fire away, call me anything you like, just don't call me late for dinner...)

I still like Gran Poo Bah...of the Order of Waterbuffalos.....

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At the rate I post, it looks like I'm forever going to be a Lt. Colonel

-- Rob

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quote:
Originally posted by DJRobX
At the rate I post, it looks like I'm forever going to be a Lt. Colonel

-- Rob



Same here. It'll be a while before I am promoted again.

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Since Dan203 and Otto and have more than 5000, I guess that would them generals. I wouldn't mind that

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quote:
Originally posted by linhpham2
Since Dan203 and Otto and have more than 5000, I guess that would them generals. I wouldn't mind that


Nope. 5000+ makes you a Colonel.

JAB is the only General. I think that's fair, don't you?

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Um. Why? I'm not really familiar with everyone. I thought Tivolutionary and Tivo Store would be our supreme leaders or de facto cabinet members.

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Lori
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Now, Linh.

quote:
Originally posted by linhpham2
Heh heh. I outrank you!


Let's not get *too* full of ourselves, shall we? After all, Lt. Colonel *may* outrank Major...but Moderator *definitely* outranks Goat Herder.

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Lori
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Ummmm...because he rocks the house?

quote:
Originally posted by linhpham2
Um. Why? I'm not really familiar with everyone.


Read the JAB entry in the FAQ. Should tell you what you need to know.

Anyone want to step in and give a little JAB testimony for Linh?

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quote:
Originally posted by linhpham2
Um. Why? I'm not really familiar with everyone. I thought Tivolutionary and Tivo Store would be our supreme leaders or de facto cabinet members.


Well, TiVolutionary is, as stated, the Admiral on the TiVo Army and really is its commander in chief.

TiVo Store is, well, a store.

JAB is the man. Really, he is.

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Ok. I found JAB's entry in the FAQ. I soo embarassed.

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quote:
Originally posted by Lori
Nope. 5000+ makes you a Colonel.

JAB is the only General. I think that's fair, don't you?



Well, I'm declaring myself Supreme High Commander. So nyahhhh!

What did you expect from the Underground Rebels, eh?

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Lori
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Could you *make* up your mind?

I thought you were the Zenmaster.

Sheesh.

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quote:
Originally posted by linhpham2
Ok. I found JAB's entry in the FAQ. I soo embarassed.


I wouldn't mess with Lori, she made the rules and she can demote you, Private!

I'm a major. Major smartass that is.

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While I can accept being but a lowly Captain. My wife is the only Admiral around here.

GO Otto! Revolution in the palace! Cast off the bourgious titles and rise in TiVolution madness.

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Well, you made me an honorary Colonel way back when, but I'm pretty sure I was an official Colonel when I made 1,000 posts! Now you've raised the bar quite a bit, but I guess with so many approaching 10,000 posts we have to skew the scale some more!

And are you saying the all the Archive threads are gone again? I guess that means there's a bunch of broken threads in the FAQ, eh?

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Cool

Kewl!! I sound like a superhero: Captain Tivo.....Daddy (eewww...I should drop the Daddy) to the rescue!!

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quote:
Originally posted by mschwab
Well, you made me an honorary Colonel way back when, but I'm pretty sure I was an official Colonel when I made 1,000 posts! Now you've raised the bar quite a bit, but I guess with so many approaching 10,000 posts we have to skew the scale some more!

And are you saying the all the Archive threads are gone again? I guess that means there's a bunch of broken threads in the FAQ, eh?



Yeah, according to David, the whole archive is gone, looks like for good this time.

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quote:
Originally posted by Lori
Yeah, according to David, the whole archive is gone, looks like for good this time.


Terribly sad. That archive was great for finding old ideas that keep resurfacing, and just plain ol' nostalgia (like the TiVo army). I would bet good money that if it's simply a server issue, someone out here would have some server space to stick just the archive on.

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