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« on: December 02, 2007, 19:44 PM »
Newbie     
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Full Shroomy

Newbie is a newbie as you should know by the q+a posts today...
http://www.iberianatureforum.com/index.php/topic,992.0.html

Can anyone suggest some better names relevant to iberianature for the various groups?

Also how many posts to move upwards? (to be a full shroomy right now you need to make 900 posts and maybe we should make that a bit more?). To become a Jr member you need to make three posts...

There are linguists and poets amongst us that I know :)

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« Last Edit: December 02, 2007, 19:47 PM by Wildside »
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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2007, 21:04 PM »
Greetings Clive and All,
Got kids* on case, but outlook bleak as Spanish is less dynamic in such matters (unless of course it's despective and/or insulting, in which case there's an amazingly rich variety of names out there  :santa_embarrassed: ). Principiante is too soso and novato can be insulting.

Something along the lines of evolutionary stages? Metamorphing?

"iberianatureforumer" as opposed to "member" has a more friendly ring to it?

*Native Spanish speakers

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Technopat

PS:
Having run the whole gamut, must confess to kinda liking 'em  :dancing: . Am humbly looking fwrd to seeing suggestions for my next level  :technodevil: - Technodevil level has a nice ring to it ...
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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2007, 21:19 PM »
Actually Tp I was thinking of making the "full shroomy" limit 2000 posts :)

tee hee
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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2007, 07:46 AM »
I've been thinking along the lines of Iberian endemic species but it's hard without it sounding like we sing a certain song around camp-fires (we don't do we?)
For instance, starting with something only fleetingly seen, or short-lived, for newbie such as umm.... a bird or butterfly  :santa_undecided: Or a plant with a very short flowering time. (I'm sorry, it's early.)
For Junior member how about one of Roxanne's prolifically breeding insects?
Through to the rarer mammalian species as we progress.....(some names sound better, I think, in Spanish or Latin).....liebre de piornal, signatus, cabra montés, pardinus, cantabricus, or Sue's aptera?
Well, it's a start  :santa_smiley:
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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2007, 07:49 AM »
 :santa_shocked: Lost the Full Shroomy. 5,000 posts?  :santa_lipsrsealed:
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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2007, 11:24 AM »
Greetings All,
Lisa, re. your
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fleetingly seen, or short-lived, for newbie
, I get your point, but surely the rarer the specimen, the higher up in the hierarchy of iberianatureforumers? Which is basically what you say later on in your last.

Would it be too technically challenging to assign a level to each person according to the number of posts s/he has on that particular board? That is, iberianatureforumers who participate more actively on bird boards, for instance, could have a more high-falutin' "rank" there than on the 'shroom board, i.e. tester1 could be a Soaring Eagle (or Sp. equiv.) on the bird board but a mere Plankton on the Ocean, Sea and Shoreline board, if that is where s/he participates less often. That way each board could have its own benchmark/scale of values or whatchamacallit. And more lowly iberianatureforumers can have summat to aspire to - most adults are goal-oriented.

Of course, once the issue of whether 'shrooms belong to the flora or fauna boards or whether they should have one of their own has been settled, we could turn to other matters - it's just a humble suggestion :technodevil: - but how 'bout something along the lines of edible 'shrooms, staring off with the common or garden and working one's way up to whatever is the food for the gods that the experts decide on can reach agreement on.
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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2007, 16:24 PM »
Hi Everbody
We could do something like
Egg
Chick
Fledgling
Fully Fledged
Ist Winter Adult
Fully breeding Adult
A far as points are concerned, I am not sure
regards
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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2007, 18:17 PM »
Nice one, Dave!
Maybe we'd have to find something else for the top category - not all iberianatureforumers are FBAs.
How 'bout something unique to iberianatureforum like, well, Full 'Shroomy  :dancing:
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« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2007, 20:39 PM »
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Hi Everbody
We could do something like
Egg
Chick
Fledgling
Fully Fledged
Ist Winter Adult
Fully breeding Adult
A far as points are concerned, I am not sure
regards
Dave

I reckon there's a bird board forum did that one already.... Anyway, Iberianature is more about the spaces in between... Isn't it?... A mix and mash of geography and bird watching and mammalian observation :)

Your plan Tp, whilst very good is a little to technologically challenging I think...

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« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2007, 18:04 PM »
Hmmm,

Good post, must get the old grey stuff going on this one! Maybe the Iberianature glossary could be source of inspirtation!

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« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2007, 20:23 PM »
Inspirtation?
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« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2007, 06:03 AM »
Yes, "inspirtation" and why not! :santa_grin:

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« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2007, 19:54 PM »
Well, back from the LOG = ugh, never seen so much rain in my llife.  Glad you said that one Simon as I was thinking along the same lines eg Demantiser for one level.
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« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2007, 08:00 AM »
I’ve be seeking lots of inspirtation!

Hard work but how about a hierarchy based on the Ancient Greek, that should solve the five Iberian languages plus English, Dutch, etc.

Thus:

Neo – ‘new’
Proto – first (post)
Meta – self referent, i.e. by now member’s opinion is becoming known to other forumites
Magi –   wise, perhaps reserved for Nick and Clive!
Mega – huge, for regular contributors
Giga – ltop category for contibutors, like Technopat!

These prefixes could be applied to whatever noun we want, ‘-shroomy’ seems to have stuck, but maybe that’s the time to think of something else! Or have a rotating noun?

In the meantime, it looks something like this:

Neo-shroomy
Proto-shroomy
Meta-shroomy
Magi-shroomy
Mega-shroomy
Giga-shroomy

Ho-ho, it’s nearly Christmas!

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« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2007, 10:27 AM »
I like that Simon :)

Just need to replace the noun with something other than "shroomy"

Or have I gone too far....
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« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2007, 17:05 PM »
Neo-Iberian...
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« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2007, 17:26 PM »
What says the others?

I'll go for Iberian...

But will it mean a rebellion of shroomies?

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« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2007, 17:41 PM »
P'raps, since most of us are not Iberian, as such, it ought to be Neo-Naturalista, etc.

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« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2007, 20:47 PM »
No problems with ex-shroomies (we can be a splinter goup of our own after all!). Neo-Iberians sounds cool, after all we hominids have been migrating for millenia!

Simon

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« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2007, 14:05 PM »
Greetings All,
Just poppin' in for a quickie. Simon's Greek hierarchy looks gr8!
What noun to add to it seems harder. Technopat can cope with 'Shroomy giving way to summat more politically correct that includes everyone's tastes. And as Simon mentions, we can always form our own exclusive ex-'Shroomies Club for the select few.
yours truly has been doggedly using the term iberianatureforumer right, left and centre but have noticed that the rest of you heathens equally doggedly refuse to (Simon insisting on forumite and Lisa on forummers (sic)).
Bak sun.
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