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« on: October 17, 2008, 06:11:35 PM »

I apologize if this is addressed elsewhere, but what's up with the names?  I'm Picasso, Ploe's Bukowski, etc.  Are these just randomly assigned or is there a system behind it?
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« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2008, 07:33:49 PM »

Hey Will,

To get the answer, think of what they've replaced...

These are the post-based groups found in any forum. Here the default was 'Newbie', 'Full Member' etc, but we decided to make them more interesting. The more posts, the more magnificent a figure you borrow the name of. And you'll notice that where you personally were a 'Hero member' with five stars, now you're 'Pablo Picassso' with three. That means cooler stuff to progress to... oooooh!

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« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2008, 10:39:03 PM »

I'm a militant suffragette and Ploe is Bukowski. You sure you didn't just asign them yourself? =p
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« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2008, 10:51:57 PM »

I'm a militant suffragette and Ploe is Bukowski. You sure you didn't just asign them yourself? =p

That sort of evidence seems damning, but the names were decided on without regard to individual members. Have to admit to a rather hefty belly-laugh when I saw those two, though. Proof, perhaps, that there is order to the universe? We are all puppets...

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« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2008, 01:41:54 AM »

Just to point out, I have no intentions of burning anyone on a stake.... yet       ?

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« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2008, 01:51:47 PM »

Glad to hear it, Nancy! However, maybe you'll take the example of More in another way: if ever faced with a tyrannical leader, hopefully you'll resist to the end, without forsaking your principles. In today's compromised world, one of the hardest and noblest things to do...

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« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2008, 11:11:13 AM »

I'm a man who blinded himself with the Sun.....gee thats swell...
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« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2008, 04:01:01 PM »

I'm a man who blinded himself with the Sun.....gee thats swell...

You think you've got problems. I'm a macho American author that loves hunting, drinking and brawling. I like to write, but that's about the only connection!

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« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2008, 09:05:28 PM »

I envy Goldberg's monica....
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« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2008, 02:44:23 AM »

i wanna be galileo galilei. such a poetic name
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« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2008, 06:45:47 AM »

I'd trade if I didn't Hate Hemingway and,besides,I don't know how...
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« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2008, 09:27:45 PM »

I'm a man who blinded himself with the Sun.....gee thats swell...

No longer! You have - upgraded? Depends on your point of view, but I'd like to be both!

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« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2008, 05:31:59 PM »

Ah,Thomas Paine a man of distiction...also a pamphleteer....glorified paper-boy
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« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2008, 08:10:25 PM »

Paine is a personal hero of mine.  Wanna trade?
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« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2008, 07:43:25 AM »

I'm an Ernest? Well I do say I don't agree, I don't look a thing like that fellow, now do I.
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« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2008, 03:41:17 PM »

Who am I then...let's have a look ... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2008, 03:43:13 PM »

Ooooh right on...having exhausted every author I've devoured I'm now moving into philospher territory

You wanna hear a joke about Nietzche ? Seen written on a T-shirt:

"GOD IS DEAD - Nietzsche"

on another T shirt:


 "Nietzsche is dead - GOD"
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« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2008, 07:58:31 PM »

wouldn't that be better if it was on the same t-shirt, front and back, rather than  separate t-shirts?
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« Reply #18 on: October 24, 2008, 03:42:03 PM »

I'm an Ernest? Well I do say I don't agree, I don't look a thing like that fellow, now do I.


No longer! Now you're altogether more romantic. Like me: we seem to be moving in tandem. From now on you will be Sister Ahazura to me. Smiley

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« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2008, 11:49:14 PM »

Just to point out, I have no intentions of burning anyone on a stake.... yet       ?

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Nancy! You're no longer a Tudor theologian. Now you're the beating heart of the Bloomsbury set!

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« Reply #20 on: October 27, 2008, 12:32:44 AM »

I dislike these names. Why can't we just aspire to be ourselves? Why aren't we enough rather than pretending to be historical figures?

It would have made more sense to have categories or silly things.
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« Reply #21 on: October 27, 2008, 07:53:29 AM »

I'm Isaac Newton and a Sir. Back to enlighten this world. What more could a woman of want?! A white wig probably...can UD provide us with those too Smiley

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« Reply #22 on: November 04, 2008, 08:19:34 PM »

It's an odd and interestin' concept,no doubt but one must think that these ranks are set out in such a way that a higher level of greatness is not,necessarily,in someone's opnion greater than the next...if ya follow?
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« Reply #23 on: May 14, 2009, 04:30:14 PM »

I agree.  But I like the name that its been changed too. Its changed like 4 times.
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« Reply #24 on: May 29, 2009, 01:56:57 PM »

Is there any way we can see how much we need to post to rise up in the ranks? I'm not particularly ambitious to be anyone else, but I'd rather not be Shelley. He was a hysterical ponce. Or, if you subscribe to Ploe's way of thinking, he was 'Frankenstein's husband.'

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