At 8/28/04 03:57 AM, ShittyKitty wrote:
-D Yeah, I'm actually running the reports right now. It's about halfway done, so it should finish in 2 or 3 hours. I'm pulling an all-nighter (got way too much sleep last night), so I'll post as soon as it's done.
I figured I'd beat it ... sad to see it true lol
Hrm...hadn't thought of that. Yeah, that would cut down on the Maintainer's load a bit. Of course, that program will only run monthly or so, but every little bit helps.
really, I don't even see a need for it to run monthly. New accounts could make EG in 2 months, but most don't. The best I've unearthed was a couple of level 6 Corporals (Denvish and Syme) and I find it difficult to believe that to be commonplace. Odds on you could go 800k+ on the Maintainer and still not miss anyone. Anyone on pace to be level 9 EG is at least likely to be depositing experience (there's one alt not doing that, but they made the mistake of commenting about it and I caught it on (no idea why) a level 1 deposit).
LOL You know you won't need an essay, just your reg request code. Hopefully this will keep extra lists to a minimum, make n00bs write out reasons for their stupid redundant ideas, and allow me to automatically delete entry-less emails ;-)
Simple reality. Even if my "essay" merely consists of "gimmegimmegimme," you are at least asking people who want an access code to request one, and a reason why they should have it. I've still got 1.0, .2, .2 and .3 so I don't have to ask ... but I should. As such I will ask for permission to use it and, if my reasoning is found faulty, not only will I accede to that, I'll make a lot of posts complaining about it at the site ... but I still won't use previous versions.
If a list maker can not justify the existence of their list (myself wholely included) there is no business in that list continuing to exist. At minimum it forces us to rethink our lists' existence, something that needs to periodically occur in any case. For new list makers, it sets the precendent that everyone is required to justify their list ... which may cause them to bother to think about why they want to make it and if it's even needed.
Yes, that puts you in the precarious position of being responsible for handing out new access codes. It has the added benefit that the chances are that you'll ask one of us what we think about that list idea, and we may be able to help that person refine what they are tryiong to do ... kind of like my input on your portal list.
A good chunk of what you want to do is already done, so ... is there a need for it ... as the extra sort options to which you are referring are not available by NG means, it may very well be. I, personally, don't see a need for it, but you're able to justify it so maybe it is. You (and probably I as well) may not see a need for someone else's list, but the important question is if other people might see a need.
As I've mentioned before, I don't see a need for the pen-10-k, RCVL, or 2k lists. There's justification for the pen-10-k, there may be for the Arseval, but there certainly isn't for the Tucan. In your shoes, I'd be hard pressed to require some people, but not others, justify their needs to me. In compliance with that thought, I will be sending along an actual request for a registration code. If others don't, so be it, but I'll at least be the watershed.