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Old 07-14-2011, 10:18 PM   #1
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EARTH BADGE, BITCHES!


Ever since Kuno created these post count badges several years ago, I've wanted to get the complete set. So did Kuno -- and he immediately padded his post count to make it happen. Someone else followed suit, sort of, and consequently botched their account a bit and gave themselves one and a half rows of badges. (Looks like they've managed to fix it now though.) But everyone else decided they'd get there on their own. No cheating necessary.

The original requirement was something low. Who knows what. 2,500? 3,000? But when it became apparent I was nearing it, Kuno bumped it up to 4,500. Then when I got to 4,496 posts and made mention of wanting to celebrate my 4,500th, Kuno arbitrarily increased the post count again. I was thiiiiiiiiiiis close before he snatched it out of reach! But it looks like he only scootched it up a bit, the softie , and so all it took was a few more months' of chats with my buds in the Anime forum, some posts here or there in Misc.Disc and Video Games, and the occasional Pokémon chirp to get to the big 5,000.

I should point out Jeri looks to join me soon, so my solo reign over the I Earned My Earth Badge Club will be short-lived. ;) I should also point out that the point of posting is to communicate, not to earn shiny name badges , and I'd like to think that most of my posts have been constructive and have helped generate some discussion on our tiny forum. But all that stated ...

FUCK YEAH, I GOTS MY EARTH BADGE!

Thanks, Kuno. I appreciate you not making the cap go to 50,000.
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Old 07-14-2011, 10:34 PM   #2
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Old 07-15-2011, 07:20 PM   #3
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You know VGM, I'm amazed at how quickly you got up to speed with those MLP pictures.

And Talon, congrats. You're almost a Pokemon Master, it's just your princess is in another castle.

(did Kuno really kick the post count requirement up to get it?)
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Old 07-15-2011, 10:11 PM   #4
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You're lucky Kuno is on vacation xd

Congrats, Talon.
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Old 07-15-2011, 10:44 PM   #5
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(did Kuno really kick the post count requirement up to get it?)
He sure did. At least twice. At least once 'cause he realized the original value was "too low" in his eyes and he wanted getting the Earth Badge to be harder to accomplish, and then the one other time you personally witnessed in the Anime forum.

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You're lucky Kuno is on vacation xd
Is he really? XD Well, I'd like to think of this as his birthday present to me. Besides: can't take it back once it's been given. That would just be terrible!
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Old 07-15-2011, 11:33 PM   #6
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I'm not far behind.

Kinda.
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Old 07-16-2011, 12:27 AM   #7
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You're right about the constructive post thing also. You have a good amount of pretty damn long posts :P.
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Old 07-16-2011, 06:58 AM   #8
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You know VGM, I'm amazed at how quickly you got up to speed with those MLP pictures.
Up to speed? I've known about the MLP FIM craze for a while now...

...alright, I'll admit it, and I have no shame in doing so: I totally watch the shit out of that show.

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Old 07-16-2011, 06:33 PM   #9
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...alright, I'll admit it, and I have no shame in doing so: I totally watch the shit out of that show.
We have much to discuss.
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Old 07-16-2011, 07:02 PM   #10
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I think if TO counted towards post count, you'd have a lot of other earth badge holders from the incredible amount of mindless spam most ASBers put there.

Well done though, especially considering you're not the sort of person who posts stuff like "lol me" as a post.

EDIT the first: Yeah, I apparently have somewhere in the region of 3,500 TO posts across six TO's, and I'm barely in the top ten for some of them. Mad procrastinating skills at work (plus one really dull summer where I was stuck in the middle of nowhere for three months).
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Old 07-16-2011, 07:25 PM   #11
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When is Season 2 out? D:
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Old 07-16-2011, 07:43 PM   #12
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Oh my.



It seems I'm not alone. This makes me a happy brony.
I have no idea when Season 2 is coming

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Old 07-16-2011, 08:11 PM   #13
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Congrats, you are the first person i have seen with an Earth Badge. I'm still hoping for a Boulder badge. XD.
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Old 07-16-2011, 08:19 PM   #14
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You already missed out on their ASB hivemind avatar hijinx, deoxys. Amongst other franchises the hivemind tapped, they all had My Little Pony avatars for a number of weeks.

Now if we could get back to discussing Earth Badges ^_- ...

@Concept: Didn't realize you guys posted that much in the TOs. If you don't mind my asking, how do you figure that you have 3,500 TO posts? UPN only returns the last 500 posts in any given search. (They can be a different set up of 500, but it will only return up to 500. Found this out the hard way when trying to find something a few weeks back.) So it's impossible for you to know, for instance, how many TO posts you've made here unless you were to manually pore through each and every TO thread one at a time. (I just confirmed this by specifically searching for all posts made by user Concept in forum ASB subforum Time Out. Lo and behold: "500 posts," which we both know to be false.) If you know of a better way to verify UPN post counts, let me know. I'd be interested to see how you came up with your 3,500 figure.

When you say "6 TOs", though, are you including other boards (e.g. Serebii, Bulbapedia)? That doesn't really count. ASB + FB, sure, but UPN is UPN. There's no point in saying "well I have 3000 posts on Serebii too" any more than there is in me saying "well I have 20,000 posts across all the UPNs that ever were."

ITT: POST COUNTS ARE SERIOUS BUSINESS [/chantalk]

I appreciate your comment "Well done though, especially considering you're not the sort of person who posts stuff like "lol me" as a post." Thanks.
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@Concept: Didn't realize you guys posted that much in the TOs. If you don't mind my asking, how do you figure that you have 3,500 TO posts? UPN only returns the last 500 posts in any given search. (They can be a different set up of 500, but it will only return up to 500. Found this out the hard way when trying to find something a few weeks back.) So it's impossible for you to know, for instance, how many TO posts you've made here unless you were to manually pore through each and every TO thread one at a time. (I just confirmed this by specifically searching for all posts made by user Concept in forum ASB subforum Time Out. Lo and behold: "500 posts," which we both know to be false.) If you know of a better way to verify UPN post counts, let me know. I'd be interested to see how you came up with your 3,500 figure.

When you say "6 TOs", though, are you including other boards (e.g. Serebii, Bulbapedia)? That doesn't really count. ASB + FB, sure, but UPN is UPN. There's no point in saying "well I have 3000 posts on Serebii too" any more than there is in me saying "well I have 20,000 posts across all the UPNs that ever were."

ITT: POST COUNTS ARE SERIOUS BUSINESS [/chantalk]

I appreciate your comment "Well done though, especially considering you're not the sort of person who posts stuff like "lol me" as a post." Thanks.
By "6 TO's" I meant "the current TO, and the five previous iterations on UPN ASB". We have a bunch of locked TO's in the same forum. No idea how much I've posted in the SPPf ones but I can safely see it's a lot, lot less.

If you click on the number under the "replies" column of a thread (the column just to the right of "last post") it gives you a list of how many times each person has posted in said thread. So for example I can tell you that I posed 343 times in TO 0, while Rangeet posted 1,198 times in the same TO.
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Old 07-16-2011, 08:40 PM   #16
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I NEVER KNEW THAT. :O That is cool. The More You Know.™ Thanks!

Though it won't help me for what I was trying to do a few weeks' back, that's still a neat toy I'll have to have fun with here in a sec ... *toddles off to BBB's chat thread in the anime forum*

EDIT: I'm baaaack ... and look what I made ...!

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Old 07-16-2011, 10:27 PM   #17
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EDIT: I'm baaaack ... and look what I made ...!

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It's shit like this, Talon.

That's pretty awesome.
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Old 07-16-2011, 10:45 PM   #18
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I have no idea what badge I have.

This post is totally not so I can see which one I have.
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I NEVER KNEW THAT. :O That is cool. The More You Know.™ Thanks!

Though it won't help me for what I was trying to do a few weeks' back, that's still a neat toy I'll have to have fun with here in a sec ... *toddles off to BBB's chat thread in the anime forum*

EDIT: I'm baaaack ... and look what I made ...!

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Wow, I have 2 inches on Talon.
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Old 07-17-2011, 04:02 AM   #20
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Hey look, what a surprise: it's the UPN wet blanket!
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Old 07-18-2011, 01:49 PM   #22
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Good job getting the Kanto Badges.

Are you ready for..... the Johto Badges?

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Old 07-18-2011, 09:38 PM   #23
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Hey look, what a surprise: it's the UPN wet blanket!
As much as I'd like to get the Earth Badge myself, I kind have to agree with him. xd
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You're bragging about your forum post count.

In 2011.
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The goal was the badge, not the post count, and it was for fun, not for bragging rights. If you can't be happy for me, STFU and GTFO.
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