I have one Golden Star and it references me as a “Spark.” Is the designation/amount of stars based upon number of posts or something else entirely? And how does one move up the pecking order ladder to receive more stars and/or a new designation?
The stars, I believe, have to do with member/moderator rank. (Except for Aubrey's stars, which are bugged for some reason. As a project aide, she's supposed to have two green stars, but they won't show properly, which has proven aggravating.)
Spark has to do with post count. We had the same post count system in the old forum, though slightly different.
The post count titles go something like
Spark Ember Flame Inferno Legend
I can't remember exactly, and I might edit in a few more titles since we actually have actively posting members again. (I think I left out Smoke and Nova.)
So your title will change as you reach certain post counts. At 50, you ought to upgrade to Ember (I think).
Alatariel: Halloween Contest Entries have been posted in the fiction forum!!!
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pelwrath: After a 1st scan/read of the Halloween submissions, All are real good
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Alatariel: My first time really looking at them all, and I agree! So good!
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FoxxGlove: Ack....hate it when I've checked and double checked and even triple checked to make sure all is good, only to find out I submitted an entry that has errors. ACK......
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Alatariel: Always! No matter how many time I read through mine, there will always be something someone picks up on that I missed
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pelwrath: I have learned to accept that I’ll have errors, it’s a given. Only do my best to minimize the number of errors.
Oct 17, 2021 12:01:16 GMT -6
Mazulla: Same here! Why is it we only notice these things once they're submitted?!
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Alatariel: Honestly if it's something small I won't take off points because we're all human.
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FoxxGlove: Going to adopt the same policy, Alatariel. Such wise words.
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pelwrath: It's been a few weeks but I had an idea for a 100-word story, and posted.
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Mazulla: Your 100 word entry is great, Pelwrath. I don't have any ideas nailed down yet. I seem to always think on it a few days and sometimes don't post til the last day.
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pelwrath: Mazulla, thank you for your kind words. In truth, I didn’t think I’d have a story for ‘crisp’, that I’d like. While cleaning the windows and screens for winter, the idea came to me. The day was a very cloudy one but for a few minutes the sun did shine.
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Mazulla: When you're trying to put together some critiques, but your 80-90lb dog keeps throwing himself in your lap... And keeps looking at me and smiling. You can see this goof here: i.imgur.com/8UvQpbD.jpg?1
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Alatariel: OMG that picture Mazulla! I'm dying
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