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Old 11-23-1999, 05:32 PM   #1
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Old 11-26-1999, 09:55 AM   #2
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I am happy to announce that Wes Steele has gained 'Member`status.

Hats off!
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Old 10-03-2008, 01:53 PM   #3
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I just found this 1999 thread by Florian which answered a nagging question for mebut it does not say what a "senior member" is nor the difference between a basic plebian member and a so called senior member is. But as a member of many years of age and for many years and many postings I guess I qualify whatever the criteria are
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Old 10-03-2008, 02:16 PM   #4
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Old 10-03-2008, 02:19 PM   #5
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That sounds ominous.
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Old 10-03-2008, 04:25 PM   #6
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It's cool that Wes is still here even though he lost his lead to those long-winded folks (me among them) quite awhile ago. 7 posts ? Imagine ? It won't be long before we have a member with 7,000. Wow. We've come a long way...

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Old 10-03-2008, 08:15 PM   #7
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Thanks for the explanation! I just realized that I'm a "member"! Woo hoo!
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Old 10-04-2008, 06:41 PM   #8
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I paid particular attention with myrth and amusement at the prospect of people actually thinking that there is a social/hierarchical distinction of Jr. Member, then on to member, and then "Glory Be, I ain't never gonna go hungry again ! Terra is the answer ! The land...The land.... SENIOR MEMBER ! lol... I watched with mild curiosity when I was out for about a year, tending to Merry, and upon returning, from formerly geodeticman, then changing to Geodeticman.5, I left at Sr. Member, an came back at Jr. Member. Cause I couldn't log in as geodeticman , only by adding the ".5" . It said "geodeticman is taken, please select another name" Really all the problem was, was that upon coming back, I was so wacked by what had happened, I could not even figure out the only real problem was I needed to use my old password, or request a new one.

But in the end, no matter, I did not care if I had Sr. Status a whit, I only wanted connectivity to the metaphorical topology of my former postings as the prior geodeticman, all lying in archives.


While on the subject - never once did I think there was some subjective assessment of our level of wit and wisdom. Junior Member was FINE for me. Still would be. I suspected then, when I logged in after so long, the reset "designation" - I won't call it status, I think that would be a bit 'o hubris if taken seriously, cool if taken in humour. Anyway - the reset designation of junior - I figured would change by a purely stastical , measureable,tangible attribute -quantitatively. Can you imagine the designation, with nigh on 2000 members, that being a cogent assessment of a qualitative determination ? Good God ! Thats one job I would not want to have.

Which reminds me - In case I forget to re-enter the Dinner with Florian (Char's thread) to give a hearty thank-you to Florian - please let me go off subject (since when has not asking stopped me lol...)for a sec and say quite simply "Thank you Florian, for an inestimable job that provides us with this wonderful forum for self-expression in the arts, music specifically, Lightfoot for the mostest part , I hope you know how much release, joy, friendship. comeraderie, great thoughts thunk, and plain old FUN you have made possible through your hard wark and caring Florian ? Again, thank you.

In the Plebian Model, aka the great unwashed, the proletariate, and other rubrics designating the "assumed to be lower rung in the assumed hierarchy" of junior member - which it is not on either count, the next mis-assumption would be the Middle class- a level in socio-economic or other hierarchy talked much less of - in the non-existant usage of that model in this context of member designation - from the "plebs" and synonyms I gave above, the relatively few that exist for the "middle" includes primarily "hoi-polloi' (sp).
Historically, the 'middle class" is a relatively new concept, as Char astutely pointed out amidst all the great etymological debate of Gentry - instead of the 3-rung historical socio-economic levels model, she summarized succinclt on Gordon's usage of Gentry as simply intended to mean "the haves versus the have-nots". Actually, very accurate, when one looks at the rife terms for the lowest 'classes" historically (and sadly, presently), and the highest level - with equally many names, and then we're back again to the almost non-existant array for middle class save for the hoi-poloi (sp?) - which , upon a quick rubber-sheeting by analogy, it DOES come back to the have and have nots, historically. Middle class is a thing of primarily the post-industrial era,
I have been told, and read. Phooey on it all, anway. I measure a man by his integrity, values, ethics, genuine(not false) humility, and the like. NOwhere in there is money, or assets, chattels, etc. IMO.

We then presumably ascend (we don't its just a # of posts count, and ONLY posts count) to the highest rung - known by a collective of historical terms, including Don Quixote's "Gentry", along with several other rubrics I have a lonnnnggg posting on in the very fun 'vocabulary thread" that I won't repeat here, beacuse I don't hold truck with the societal echelons paradigm to begin with, but those who do/did historically, call the collective terms used i slightly different contexts of the highest level "Nobility, non-nobility-Gentry, (and many more found for all 3 levels in my other posting - I think I found it more tedious to write than likely to read !lol) the collective term that ties the upper level terms together is one word "aristocracy" . Sdly the original Greek term "Plebians" - sad then and now it even exists, is 'stemmed"or 'conflated" down to the term used in Greek Fraternities for new lowly inductees as the abbreviated (stemmed, in a way) form "Plebs" , as in "Let's dangerously Haze the Plebs, and see who breaks and lies in a corner weeping for life, versus who seeks societal status so much they MAKE it !" -
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Old 10-04-2008, 10:11 PM   #9
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Hey Stevo
Your epistle included a reference to "rung" and forcibly reminded me of two things
Firstly a rather sad story about the chap who got to the top rung and tten found it was the wrong ladder
Secondly I left my fairly well paid job with Rolls Royce in Montreal in late 1969 to help my old school friend RUss KiNG get his new company off the ground. in order to get a non regional specific name for it he had had to come up with a clever contraction of his own name and I was then for the next 30 years the joint Managing Director of
Rung Heating Supplies Limited
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Old 10-04-2008, 10:17 PM   #10
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Historically, the 'middle class" is a relatively new concept
that was one heck of a post, geo...you must have a thesaurus by your side when you unleash these gems

but i'm gonna be frank here (instead of jj), in the future, you gotta paraphrase it for me/dumb it down...about 90% of it whizzed right over my head/brain...you, fowles, meas, rez, fezo deserve Doctorate membership status!

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Old 10-04-2008, 10:24 PM   #11
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well, JOhn, ya coulda gone with Joes Heating Supplies

a better ring to it... better than rung
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Old 10-04-2008, 10:30 PM   #12
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Old 10-04-2008, 10:38 PM   #13
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I need a drink..someone get the moderator a drink please?!?!?!
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Old 10-04-2008, 10:46 PM   #14
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My worldly experience tells me that the main difference between a Senior Member and a Junior Member....is the need for Viagara.
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Old 10-04-2008, 10:50 PM   #15
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oh my!!
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Waiter! - bring me the bottle!!!!

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Old 10-04-2008, 10:51 PM   #16
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My worldly experience tells me that the main difference between a Senior Member and a Junior Member....is the need for Viagara.
Finally.........a voice of reason. Thank You.
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Old 10-05-2008, 01:18 AM   #17
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MEDIC!!!!

according to my watch, the four hour mark has been exceeded
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Old 10-05-2008, 08:01 AM   #18
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My worldly experience tells me that the main difference between a Senior Member and a Junior Member....is the need for Viagara.
LOL Jenny I look forwards to hearing about your wordly experiebces concerning the blue pill next tile we meet. But what you said must be causing young Tom Salter and any other residents of Niagara to gnash their teeth at least ,although I do not know if there is any other part of the body that one could gnash!! Funnily enough the same spelling confusion occasionally results in otherwise reliable sources makng the same mistake
I once spotted a map (I think it might have been on a printed direction sheet from the onlines site http://mapquest.com which amusingly showed the twin cities of Niagra!! I thought that Jimmie's reply waa priceless even though he failed to say if his "four hour" problem ocurred before or after taking Viagra
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Reminds me of that old Raphael Palmeiro commercial "I take batting practice, I take fielding practice, I take V..." anyway I spent the afternoon in Baltimore where he played last so I guess that's why ?

(Finally , Palmeiro was accorded the praise Rodriguez feels he is rightly owed. Fans, media and peers all applauded when Palmeiro earned himself a spot in baseball's record book, stroking his 3,000th hit, a plateau reached by only a handful of the game's most consistent hitters. He already had hit more than 500 homers, putting him in the hyper-exclusive company of Hank Aaron, Willie Mays and Eddie Murray. )

And the man said "Doc - if it goes four hours you're the last person I'd call"

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intriguing posts, John & Bill (Misters Rock of Ages)
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At the moment, Wes Steele is in the lead with a total of 7 postings.
Interesting old thread
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There is no difference between Members and Junior Members except the number of messages they posted.

At the moment, Wes Steele is in the lead with a total of 7 postings.
Do I get a prize when I become a "member"?
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Do I get a prize when I become a "member"?
Unfortunately, there are NO prizes.
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