At 3/4/08 04:54 PM, Coop83 wrote:
At 3/4/08 12:42 AM, gfoxcook wrote:
I was more thinking that before you get to 100k, you might decide, as I did, that there's no need to continue the whole b/p ambition game to such insane heights. But you might never decide that, either. Just saying... it's far easier for me to avoid slipping on this list than it is for you to pass ramagi or Denvish in b/p.I've said this a few times on these forums, mostly in response to Dream-of-Duke's jibber jabber about how he will be king of the universe. The motivation for continuing to B/P for me come from two sources:
1) The continued supply of fresh submissions to the portal (I've got this kewel Voting power, it would be silly not to use it!)
When I retired, I began using my kewl VP every single day to vote up my favourite movies while depositing exp. There are uses for VP in the portal besides on UJ flashes, dude. #;-}>
2) The fact that I am not number 1 in said rankings. There are rankings, that I can physically reach the top of, I must scale that high if at all physically possible.
Okiedokie. I don't share that ambition, I guess. I was once #2, but the fact that I wasn't ever able to pass ramagi to be #1 as 4 others have since I was #2 and then retired and began being passed... doesn't really bother me.
Anyway, neither of your two reasonings proves that you will continue to do so all the way to 150,000 b/p, or whatever it will take to be #1. Because, let's face it, at some point, it WILL require that. And then some more afterwards.
And yes, I realise that if things continue as they have been for the past few weeks, it's the exact opposite, but inertia/momentum isn't everlasting when there are things like gravity and friction to fuck with them. And I might actually (gasp) start reviewing sometime soon. But not right now. #;-}>Fair enough. I've got another 18 responses to go before I'm the 17th user to hit 500 Responses, which would be neat. I'm after iscrulz before the next update :)
Not much further to go for the big five-oh...oh, then. Good luck to ya.
Yeah, reviewing is one of the less addictive drugs here on NG. We still manage to maintain a core of reviewers who are hooked, so it's a living :P
I'll try to get hooked again. I really will.
Also, an interesting way to go about reviewing your flash. What about submission numbers like #36? You know you want to!
What if it's in the graveyard?
Meh, that's as maybe. I've not cut them from the list, just in case they come back and start reviewing en masse, giving them hundreds of responses in days. You know what it's like.
There were plenty of VP list wannabes that I would only check every 5 times I updated the list, so yes.... I know what it's like. Don't wanna check the full list of prospectives EVERY single time. #;-}>
Speaking of spreadsheets... I just downloaded and installed OpenOffice 2.3 on this laptop today.... and my gf gmailed me the Pentalist spreadsheet from the old desktop to my gmail so I could DL it onto the laptop...YAY!
OO Calc + Pentalist .xls file = funs!
I've already begun the works.
I took all 600+ old userID# profile URLs, and converted them into userID# review URLs. I've begun clicking on the links for all of them, and will then convert THOSE into new username profile/userpage URLs, the final step.
Granted, I could just leave then the userID# review URLs, since those bring up the new username review pages, which still show the user's stats on the left column next to the reviews, but A) I'd rather link in the actual webpage list update to the main profile, not the review page..... and B) I won't trust that the admins won't shut off the userID#s linking to the userpages on the old review URL..... seeing as how they did shut it off on working for the old profile URL, so... it may just be a loophole they haven't closed yet.
By the weekend, I will have my pentalist spreadsheet ENTIRELY "modernised," meaning it will have nothing but newstyle profile/userpage links in it instead of the old user ID# ones...
AND, I will go ahead and update every single username to the current locked down usernames, as well, while I'm at it. Easier to do that now than any other time.
So that leaves...
But before the funs, hard works. I'll need your and any other interested parties' help to get usernames for URLs for profiles for checkings. This is gonna be like a grassroots political campaign. Gotta do the footwork!So what exactly do you need? I can pass you the latest files for my Responses and Protectors lists, but I can't see what help that would give you. Are you after someone to trawl through the current pentalist update and try to find names of former accounts that have changed their names to something else altogether...
As I said above, the name changes no longer matter, since someone pointed out to me the old review userID# URL trick, and it's been working for me in all cases. So once I've done the above.... and the weekend arrives... what I need help with is this:
I need help finding people who need to be on the last update, because they've crossed over 2x10k but they're not on my spreadsheet yet.
So what I'm thinking is that I'll either post a list of who I DO have in the pentalist topic... in fact, perhaps a list of "here's the people I was monitoring for 10k exp" and a list of "here's the people that were nearing 10k blams and saves back at the end of 2006," and then a posts one, too... clearly the reviews won't be a problem, the top 100 reviewers list covers that nicely.
Anyway... so either I'll post all four of those user lists in the topic, or I'll make a temporary .html file and put it up on the site so you and anyone else who wants to help "nominate" people that I should add to the spreadsheet in prep for the update itself.... that would help tons.
I think it's clear, though, that I won't really be able to update the list this coming weekend, but maybe we can get most of the pre-update work done by next week, and then I can update the list the weekend after next. Meaning by ol' St. Patrick's Day, we'll have....
FINAL LIST UPDATENESS!