How do you advance in rank?

34 posts in this topic

How does one progress in the forum? Is it knowledge based or post based? Does status increase with responses, pictures, or posts? Is it activity based? Whatever it is, it is truly a blast and I love every minute on palm talk. It is informative and entrancing as well as entertaining. Take care every one and happy gardening.

Daniel

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There is no rank...that I know of...or should be.

Those with self appointed rank often talk "out their ass" and only thru time and levity will you see through the BullFeces.

Sometime ago some of these "high rankers" insisted a palm was not what it was named....despite seed personally given by it's namesake..

As in all forums it's a bit of sharing...teaching and learning.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well...there is a rank, look just above your avatar. I think it is based on number of posts and is a guide to knowing how long or how involved a person has been with PalmTalk.

I have no idea how we get reputation points but I will ping the MOD.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There is no rank...that I know of...or should be.

Those with self appointed rank often talk "out their ass" and only thru time and levity will you see through the BullFeces.

Sometime ago some of these "high rankers" insisted a palm was not what it was named....despite seed personally given by it's namesake..

As in all forums it's a bit of sharing...teaching and learning.

You talking about the Alfredii v. Windows discussion a while back?
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There is no rank...that I know of...or should be.

Those with self appointed rank often talk "out their ass" and only thru time and levity will you see through the BullFeces.

Sometime ago some of these "high rankers" insisted a palm was not what it was named....despite seed personally given by it's namesake..

As in all forums it's a bit of sharing...teaching and learning.

There is rank, on the lower right of each post is a little up arrow button. When you like what someone posted, click on it, the result is that the author of the post gets points.

7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's not visible from the mobile template, only the standard template.

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There is no rank...that I know of...or should be.

Those with self appointed rank often talk "out their ass" and only thru time and levity will you see through the BullFeces.

Sometime ago some of these "high rankers" insisted a palm was not what it was named....despite seed personally given by it's namesake..

As in all forums it's a bit of sharing...teaching and learning.

You talking about the Alfredii v. Windows discussion a while back?

You're talking about me? Fine, I'm not gonna click on your up botton. :) I didnt know what I was talking about then but I learned a lot - talking about what you think you know is a great way to learn more. (and you end up getting some hate mail too). :)

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm most assuredly not talking about you Axel. If I have any issues with people I address them directly and head on.

There was another thread that you weren't a part of that I am attempting to clarify.

2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm most assuredly not talking about you Axel. If I have any issues with people I address them directly and head on.

There was another thread that you weren't a part of that I am attempting to clarify.

See? Now I clicked on the up button. I was just jokin' anyway.

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There is no rank...that I know of...or should be.

Those with self appointed rank often talk "out their ass" and only thru time and levity will you see through the BullFeces.

Sometime ago some of these "high rankers" insisted a palm was not what it was named....despite seed personally given by it's namesake..

As in all forums it's a bit of sharing...teaching and learning.

You talking about the Alfredii v. Windows discussion a while back?

You're talking about me? Fine, I'm not gonna click on your up botton. :) I didnt know what I was talking about then but I learned a lot - talking about what you think you know is a great way to learn more. (and you end up getting some hate mail too). :)

I think he means the thread I posted a while back of the B. alfredii grown by Pete Balasky that was given to him by Alfred. Some people were insisting that it was B. sp. windows.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There is no rank...that I know of...or should be.

Those with self appointed rank often talk "out their ass" and only thru time and levity will you see through the BullFeces.

Sometime ago some of these "high rankers" insisted a palm was not what it was named....despite seed personally given by it's namesake..

As in all forums it's a bit of sharing...teaching and learning.

You talking about the Alfredii v. Windows discussion a while back?
You're talking about me? Fine, I'm not gonna click on your up botton. :) I didnt know what I was talking about then but I learned a lot - talking about what you think you know is a great way to learn more. (and you end up getting some hate mail too). :)

I think he means the thread I posted a while back of the B. alfredii grown by Pete Balasky that was given to him by Alfred. Some people were insisting that it was B. sp. windows.

That's the one. I was one of the folks suggesting the palms looked like B.sp 'windows'.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The reputation system is a joke in my book. We have had people actually use other usernames to give themselves reputation points. Can you believe it?

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The reputation system is a joke in my book. We have had people actually use other usernames to give themselves reputation points. Can you believe it?

Dang it! You caught me Len! :)
1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Easy, just post a few thousand times over a few years.

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow, I wish I had followed this thread but I was too much of a nub at the time to know to do just that thing! This really brightened my day as well as clarified many points about the forum and life in general for me. Thanks guys!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Axel...gave you a up point for explaining that you could give someone up points if you found there thread to be informative or entertaining.....never knew that...lol, that's pretty cool.

I see they don't have down point arrows....probably a good thing knowing the mood around here on occasion.

3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I did as well; this is a really entertaining thread!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There is a rank, and there is a reputation.

If I remember everything correctly - your rank begins at "seed" and progresses through "seedling" to "juvenile" etc. on to "trunking," "flowering." and finally to "setting seed" at which time you are allowed to change your own Title (Forum Member, IPS Member, etc.). This is determined by the number of posts, and I think you become a fully grown palm that is setting seed at 5,000 posts. (I'm too lazy to confirm all those settings at the moment - but that is close enough for government work).

Reputation is determined by the green up arrow in every post that other can users can bestow on you base upon their opinions of your comments and post. Sort of like the FaceBook "Like" feature.

But it should be noted that neither a high rank or reputation means that person knows anymore about anything than anyone else. :)

3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is all very true, it is still pretty cool and entertaining though. :)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am here to confirm what Dean said in post #18... I'm only here for the points.....

I'm like Schultzie... "I know nothing!"

:innocent:

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You guys are killing me! I think that I understand the system now. Well I don't think that I will ever catch up with any of you on here point wise. I think that I have like three now and I was very lucky to get those. :)

4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You guys are killing me! I think that I understand the system now. Well I don't think that I will ever catch up with any of you on here point wise. I think that I have like three now and I was very lucky to get those. :)

Now you have 4.

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you Keith; you are a good man. I hope that all your palms are doing well after the freeze. Take care man.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bathe as little as possible.

2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bathe as little as possible.

... or bathe in P theophrasti's pollen!

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If I had P theophrasti pollen, I would bath roebelleni in it as well and produce a killer hybrid! lol

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If I had P theophrasti pollen, I would bath roebelleni in it as well and produce a killer hybrid! lol

post-6141-0-19789800-1393571724_thumb.jp

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It appears you have done so, I applaud you sir! Do you have anymore of them? I have been trying to find one that is really awesome man!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Another 28 little 'bath ducks'!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you have any extra let me know, I have always wondered why no one attempts to cross phoenix more frequently. They are all beautiful palms.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 2/25/2014, 12:20:22, BS Man about Palms said:

I am here to confirm what Dean said in post #18... I'm only here for the points.....

 

I'm like Schultzie... "I know nothing!"

 

:innocent:

 

Reputation, ranking really means nothing. No matter what the reputation or rank - you can rally to the stumphead classification rather quickly. Unreasonable stubbornness and foul language can make that happen.

Schultz was a philosopher and knew how to get along with others. We have some Klinks here.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wonder if there's a "bumphead" classification?  :mrlooney:

Edited by Pando
1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 11/17/2015, 12:21:46, Pando said:

I wonder if there's a "bumphead" classification?  :mrlooney:

Hmmmmm, just curious what would be the prerequisites for such a classification?

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I understand this thread is older ............. Is there a rules thread around on the ranks?  At what level can you pm more than 2 people in a day? 

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

  • Similar Content

    • Anyone recognise these palm fruits
      By Rose
      Hi Im trying to Id this palm seed. Someone very kindly gave me these in Cairns Australia last week. Unfortunately they didn't know the name, NOID SP (lol) and even more unfortunately my phone ran out of battery so I didn't end up taking a picture of the palms. They looked very much like Ponapea hentyi, except clumping (though they could've planted a bunch together). The broad leaflets are very shiny green, almost metallic, perhaps unlike P. hentyi though I haven't seen one. Still the closest I can find in likeness on the net. Possibly something from Papua New Guinea, Indonesia in that region as they had collected seed from a trip there awhile back.
      I tried scaling down the size of the picture of the thin fleshed very distinctive fruit but it didn't work. Beautifully pear shaped, the colour of red chillies. In reality they're exactly half the size of the second picture (tiny), the first is a blow up for detail. Very fiddly to clean but not difficult, just needed to scrape away the red with a finger nail hoping it wasn't toxic.
      Very distinctive fruit and a charming, attractive little palm with its broad butterfly winged shiny leaflets held horizontally in pairs along the midrib. The leaf size is nicely in proportion to the slender trunk(s). About seven foot tall. Growing in deep shade at that time though I think they get bright dappled shade in the morning.
      Any possible tips would be appreciated, I can look them up.


    • Seed identification
      By nexxogen
      Hello.
      I've recently ordered Butia Capitata (Pindo Palm) seeds online, and what I received clearly weren't Butia Capitata seeds. I already got a refund from the seller, but now I'm wondering what palm are these from. If someone could help me identify it, maybe I could find a use for it.



    • Germinating old Brahea seeds in less than 2 weeks?
      By Grasswing
      Hello everyone,
      it has been quite some time I posted something on Palmtalk, but now I am back and happy to see so much progress in your gardens!
      Now the story:
      In 2014 I received some Brahea sp. seeds from Phoenikakias, I tried them few times, but they didn't sprout and as the time passed I stopped trying and forgot that I still have some left. I rediscovered them them this April and got an idea to try "removing the lid" as I've read in topic posted by Cypalms and John in Andalucia (links bellow). And it really worked!
      I removed pulp residue by sandpaper, soaked seeds for 2 minutes in 70% ethanol, then few more minutes in diluted bleach and placed in previously boiled distilled water for 2 days.
      After soaking them for 2 days, I removed the area (operculum) above the embryo by scalpel to expose it. I tried to stay sterile as much as possible, to prevent bacteria/fungus contamination.

      I placed prepared seeds in coco peat (also boiled for some time) so the embryos were a bit above the surface and placed them in incubator with constant temperature 30°C (86 F).

      6 days later the embryo started to grow out:

      Yesterday and today:

       
      It really surprised me that even almost 4 years old seed of slow germinating species such as Brahea can sprout in less than two weeks using this technique, I encourage you to try it too!
      I will try some other species such as Butia and see the results. I'll keep you updated!
      Regards,

      Ondra
      Inspired by:
      Cypalms:
      John in Andalucia:
       
    • Parajubaea torallyi v. torallyi seeds wanted! (Bolivian Mountain Coconut)
      By Aussiegrower
      Hi palm growers,
      I'm looking for some Parajubaea torallyi v. torallyi (Bolivian Mountain Coconut) seed. If anybody has any i would love to buy some. I live in Melbourne, Australia.
      Thanks!
      AG
    • Dypsis pembana SOLITARY FORM
      By colin Peters
      $10 per 100 plus $3 US shipping
      aloha
      Colin