At 6/11/06 01:44 AM, ReconRebel wrote:
True enough FIG. You're poised to leave ShadowZero, bluntedboy and Yota eating dust.
I remember passing those folks what seems like not that long ago. I can't believe Yota has fallen so far. I remember when that account was on the top 50 list. O_o
The closest user that seems to have given up is capn_g who's ranked 66th at the moment.
Oh noe, not capn_g. ;_; He is a mainstay on ADGBC, but yeah... he's kinda given up on NG. Long ago.
That may have something to do with your inactivity on the portal gfox. Then again it could be those fucking garden gnomes. 0_o
My inactivity on the portal started in early October of last year, but I remained at #3 for quite some time. It seems like I slipped from #3 to #7 in like no time at all, but I have remained at #7 and now at #8 for quite some time at each spot. :::shrugs:::
My only point is, there IS such a thing as not slipping down a list while STILL remaining inactive. It's called: huge lead, people behind you aren't trying to pass you like rabid jackals. Is that too much to ask for? #;-}>
I know. I'm still amazed each time I look at your sign-up date. I mean, where the hell did you disappear to for all that time gfox? Didn't you even consider asking someone to deposit for you while you were gone?
It wasn't a matter of disappearing, it was a matter of not really "being here" that much to begin with. I'm not sure what you started doing the very first day you made your account on NG in 2002, Recon, but when I signed up in 2000, I wasn't all that interested in grounds gold and to a new sign-up like myself... NG didn't seem to offer that much stuff. You had to really go hunting for stuff back then. I deposited gold now and then, but I was mostly on NG to play flash games and every now and then vote on them. I'd drop by maybe once a month to play a flash game or two and that was about it.
In the fall of 2002, I reviewed a few entries in the portal for some reason. Then came January 2003. I discovered b/p. I finally had enough curiosity about those "0 blams" and "0 saves" and the citizen badge in my profile to do something about changing them. At the same time, I was at 930 exp. 930 exp almost 3 years after my sign-up date.
That's what happened. A few weeks later, I found the BBS. The rest is history. Short summary/timeline:
1999: found site, played flash games
2000: signed up 3 months after profiles began, got a bit of exp, played more flash games
2001: got a biiiit more exp, played more flash games
2002: watched my first flash movie, got a bit more exp, reviewed my first flash entries
2003: discovered b/p, discovered depositing exp DAILY instead of monthly, discovered BBS.... etc.
That's exactly what I'm gunning for too. If I don't slack off I should make the top 50 users long before I see level 25. YoinK has the gold gauntlet now. Life is so unfair. * kicks a rock which proceeds to fly through the neighbor's window *
Hm. So you believe level 24 will still be the #50 spot by the time you make it to the top 50, eh? I wonder which level will be the lowest on the top 50 by the time I make it there. Maybe... well, actually, it could be like 23... or 24... or 25. It could go either way, depending on how many dormants there are around 40-60 in the ranks.
The great thing about being in our position (the 51-100 range, I mean) is that it's no longer really a matter of IF we'll get to the top 50... it's more a matter of WHEN, yanno? #;-}>
I'd be happy making it to the top 50 by... eh... 2008. But I wouldn't be surprised if it takes longer. Or shorter. Just depends on how many people get dormant enough for me to slip by them. I have the required patience, so I'm not worried about that.
I bet your OCD hates that ratio.
I don't tend to worry about the ratio. #8 in b/p's an okay number. Not as groovy as 6 or 9, but at least 8 is even. 93 is odd, though... and not only that, I like numbers like 91, 95, and 99... but 93 and 97 are just bleh (37... see why I don't like that number? Yet I do love 36, of course. Still, I don't like numbers that END in 3 for the most part, I've got nothing against 3s or 7s that START numbers as a general rule).
But I'll be moving up to #92 later this week, and I believe to #91 next week, so it won't be much longer till I rewind the clock back to the 80s.
Sorry gfox, I have to disagree with you on this one. I'm probably gonna raise a few eyebrows with my next post but wht the hell. Shit disturber is my middle name. The blue aura sucks with any icon... period.
You're not hurting my feelings with that one, I'm no fan of the light aura (nor of the dark, but that's not the subject #;-}>) myself. However, I would argue that there ARE at least 2 oe 3 icons that look nice with it. Level 16 for one. Level 16 looks bad-ass with ANY of the three colours, so... there is that. #;-}> Anywho, all I said was that red > blue in the case of 25. Green is apples and oranges to that equation, I was setting it aside.
I had it for a short time when your votes decided your aura but immediately changed back to neutral when it was removed. The neutral aura is still my favorite but level 25 doesn't have the same pizzazz as it does with a dark aura.
Perhaps so, but green + gold = nice and Irish, so I personally look forward to the gold gauntlet over the nice green background. #;-}>
Yes, it does look like a sight to behold with red, though.
Level 24 is another cool looking icon but it's still a long way off. I might reach it somewhere in 2009 or 2010. Christ, I hope I don't die before then (lol).
I'm hitting level 24 in 3 years and 6 months according to Denvish's exp calc. That would be December of 2009.
So I'd wager you're hitting level 24 in either late 2008 or early-mid 2009.
It'll be till 2010 for level 25 for you (2011 for me), though. So... did that cheer you up at all, since you seem to have overestimated the level difficulties just a bit? #;-}>
Yeah the skull crusher rocks. I think it's one of the most intimidating icons out of the bunch. Haha! I do believe the number of insults I dished out tripled during the first week I had it. ^_^
Heh. I wasn't around on the BBS enough when I hit lv20 to test out that phenomenon in myself.
The only place that icon would look good is in a drink. Stupid swizzle stick. >:(
Yeah. Stupid lv23. ;_;