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Petition to get SSK elevated to platinium

Postposted on Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:09 am

Please support a petition to get SSK a Platinium level subscription, whereby he gets 5 votes OR AN EVEN BETTER SEPARATE VOTING SYSTEM FOR SSK ONLY as devised by our own excellent Glorious, and his own icon. He will be the only one to ever get this level, and since he is the local King, it only makes sense.
His comments should also be free from moderation, so we can all enjoy his wisdom.
In a private discussion with scott, he implied he would be willing to do so, provided there was no great outcry from the users. Our history goes back a long time, and we have a lot of mutual respect. He feels it helps make things right for how the business separation between us happened.Please refrain from posting anti-SSK posts, as Scott also requested that you respect SSK for his years of good service, expertise, and great posts.
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Re: Petition to get SSK elevated to platinium

Postposted on Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:12 am

I'd give you a +1 for turning off the CAPS LOCK in this post.
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Re: Petition to get SSK elevated to platinium

Postposted on Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:12 am

For what's it's worth - and it should be worth A LOT - I second, third, nth this measure. SSK FOR SITE ADMIN + PLATINUM. GIVE HIM WHAT HE WANTS!

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Re: Petition to get SSK elevated to platinium

Postposted on Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:14 am

Thank you, Gentlemen.
Your feedback is important. So far we have 100% favorable response to the policy. Keep the positive posts coming.
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Re: Petition to get SSK elevated to platinium

Postposted on Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:16 am

Does SSK know Damage in real life, or is that just a gimmick?

I take no position on the proposed policy at this time.

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Re: Petition to get SSK elevated to platinium

Postposted on Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:18 am

I fully endorse this product and/or service.

We're talking about entombing SSK in a block of platinum, right?
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Re: Petition to get SSK elevated to platinium

Postposted on Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:20 am

uhhhhhh something like that?
Still 100% support!
@glorious Me and scott have been friends for a long time. I used to be an employee at Techreport, but we had a falling out in terms of business, but we never let it impact our friendship. How else do you think I survived the Hammer so long? We have much love and respect for each other.
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Re: Petition to get SSK elevated to platinium

Postposted on Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:28 am

SSK wrote:@glorious Me and scott have been friends for a long time. I used to be an employee at Techreport, but we had a falling out in terms of business, but we never let it impact our friendship. How else do you think I survived the Hammer so long? We have much love and respect for each other.


I kinda just figured you survived the hammer because your antics are amusing. I'll admit you drove me crazy when you first got here, but now, somehow, I find you to be much more endearing. I don't really know why. I guess because you're part of the ensemble cast of front-page commentators, any one of whom I'd miss.

Case in point, this proposal. :wink:
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Re: Petition to get SSK elevated to platinium

Postposted on Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:32 am

I knew we used to bug each other, but I must say I'm surprised and happy you find me endearing. It's mutual. I used to think you were just a cranky man, but I genuinely enjoy you now.
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Re: Petition to get SSK elevated to platinium

Postposted on Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:36 am

All SSK All Platinum All The Time!!
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Re: Petition to get SSK elevated to platinium

Postposted on Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:22 am

I would support this only if its at the rate of 4 times the top contributor. 8)

I also agree with Glorious. I usually put value in your posts.
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Re: Petition to get SSK elevated to platinium

Postposted on Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:27 am

No. I think the entire thing of giving one person's Up votes more weight than another's is silly. (Though it does match the reality of the rest of the corrupt world we live in... so whatever... my vote probably doesn't count in this petition anyway).
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Re: Petition to get SSK elevated to platinium

Postposted on Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:31 am

Still at 100% this is going great guys! <3 you all!
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Re: Petition to get SSK elevated to platinium

Postposted on Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:32 am

I'm somewhat amazed by the stock some posters put in to their up/down scores. I could care less.
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Re: Petition to get SSK elevated to platinium

Postposted on Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:33 am

From Silver straight to Platinum? Shouldn't you at least graduate to Gold first? Come on dude, it's just 50 bucks! Show some love!
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Re: Petition to get SSK elevated to platinium

Postposted on Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:35 am

Captain Ned wrote:I'm somewhat amazed by the stock some posters put in to their up/down scores. I could care less.


I'm in this boat. I am however not somewhat amazed, more shocked by why people care about it at all.
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Re: Petition to get SSK elevated to platinium

Postposted on Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:43 am

@ Captain Ned: It's not my up/down scores that i'm concerned with. It's other peoples. I can't vote on my own posts, as you know. This is for the good of the community.
@ronch: I think you're confusing some things. The point here isn't so we can be equal, it's so I can be better. My betterness doesn't come from payment, it comes from within. Like Superman's powers (when augmented by the yellow sun [or superior air quality WTF MAN OF STEEL WERE YOU DOING??? RUINING A FRANCHISE, THAT'S WHAT]). I think the take away for you is to remember that I'm basically Superman.
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Re: Petition to get SSK elevated to platinium

Postposted on Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:44 am

DancinJack wrote:
Captain Ned wrote:I'm somewhat amazed by the stock some posters put in to their up/down scores. I could care less.


I'm in this boat. I am however not somewhat amazed, more shocked by why people care about it at all.

Well you two obviously care at least a little bit if you can care less...
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Re: Petition to get SSK elevated to platinium

Postposted on Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:45 am

sweatshopking wrote:I think the take away for you is to remember that I'm basically Superman.

Dibs on the Kryptonite Subscription!
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Re: Petition to get SSK elevated to platinium

Postposted on Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:49 am

sweatshopking wrote:Still at 100% this is going great guys! <3 you all!


Obviously you ignored my post. For the record it was a no.
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Re: Petition to get SSK elevated to platinium

Postposted on Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:54 am

I really hope that SSK gets this promotion. It would be nice to get something back after all his wife did to him. I hope you guys haven't forgotten!
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Re: Petition to get SSK elevated to platinium

Postposted on Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:58 am

@SSK:

So you're Superman, eh?

Scott, we've got Superman right here! Upgrade him to Kryptonite Subscriber!
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Re: Petition to get SSK elevated to platinium

Postposted on Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:03 am

DancinJack wrote:
Captain Ned wrote:I'm somewhat amazed by the stock some posters put in to their up/down scores. I could care less.


I'm in this boat. I am however not somewhat amazed, more shocked by why people care about it at all.



Personally I hate the up vote/down vote system. The fact that its anonymous is annoying, if you're down voting at least "tener cojones" to tell the person why.
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Re: Petition to get SSK elevated to platinium

Postposted on Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:15 am

Guys, I would like us to focus back on the important questions. How can we delete yogis post without him knowing, or at least edit it, and how best can we make sure that SSK get his much needed platinum? Its all well and good to complain about the voting system, but lets not forget that without it we wouldn't know which of you are subhuman. Assuming we successfully edit/delete yogi, which I'm sure we will, its safe to say we are still at 100%!!!
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Re: Petition to get SSK elevated to platinium

Postposted on Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:19 am

Glorious wrote:
SSK wrote:@glorious Me and scott have been friends for a long time. I used to be an employee at Techreport, but we had a falling out in terms of business, but we never let it impact our friendship. How else do you think I survived the Hammer so long? We have much love and respect for each other.


I kinda just figured you survived the hammer because your antics are amusing. I'll admit you drove me crazy when you first got here, but now, somehow, I find you to be much more endearing. I don't really know why. I guess because you're part of the ensemble cast of front-page commentators, any one of whom I'd miss.

Case in point, this proposal. :wink:

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Re: Petition to get SSK elevated to platinium

Postposted on Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:34 am

I think SSK should get platinum only if someone else gets demoted to bronze or wood.

Bronze perks:
-PERMANENT CAPSLOCK FOR ULTIMATE READABILITY
-Access to the front porch, where no one else actually hangs out.
-Instead of just 1 thumb of voting power, now you have an entire 1/2.
-New single-letter print mode, now you can view each letter of an article on a separate page.

Wood perks:
-ALLTHEFEATURESOFBRONZEPLUS
-Server-side regex to remove all spaces, punctuation, and underscores from all your posts
-Votes still count as 1/2 but also have a 1/2 chance of being registered the opposite way
-CSS permanently disabled for the fastest theme rendering possible.
-All pages load through Google Translate from English to Latin


Obviously once we vote on who gets bronze and wood then we can promote SSK to platinum. Candidates?
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Re: Petition to get SSK elevated to platinium

Postposted on Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:37 am

tanker27 wrote:Personally I hate the up vote/down vote system. The fact that its anonymous is annoying, if you're down voting at least "tener cojones" to tell the person why.


I like how Ars does it where you can see the number of positive and negative votes.

I also think that Platinium should be reserved for TR BBQ/meetup attendees. :P

Also, epic post Duct Tape Dude. Makes me think that Platinium should get you access to the Smokier Back Room.
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Re: Petition to get SSK elevated to platinium

Postposted on Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:43 am

Great points, dtm. Well thought out! I'm always in favor for reducing others status in a clear and socially determinable way. As for platinum for hookups, that's entirely counter to the point. Only SSK would ever get platinum. That's kinda the point.
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Re: Petition to get SSK elevated to platinium

Postposted on Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:55 am

tanker27 wrote:
DancinJack wrote:
Captain Ned wrote:I'm somewhat amazed by the stock some posters put in to their up/down scores. I could care less.


I'm in this boat. I am however not somewhat amazed, more shocked by why people care about it at all.



Personally I hate the up vote/down vote system. The fact that its anonymous is annoying, if you're down voting at least "tener cojones" to tell the person why.


I think you mean "tiene". Tener means to have. At least "to have" cojones makes no sense.

That is all.
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Re: Petition to get SSK elevated to platinium

Postposted on Fri Mar 14, 2014 9:02 am

There should just be a third thumb, the SSK thumb. If he approves, it's up. He disapproves, it's down.

Only proper for a king. His vote isn't worth more than ours: it's a whole other category.

Again, I I take no position on the proposed policy at this time. I merely & meekly submit a modification.
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