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Why do some posts have "normal white" outlines, and others have [i] bold [/i] white outlines and

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posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 07:19 PM
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Just wondering why.

Ok, sure most posts for any member for all of us have the usual white border.

For me most members have a white border.

Some others have a Bold white border.

The others I have "friended' have orange/reddish borders.

What's the difference with the Bold white border posts?
edit on 1/3/2012 by Chamberf=6 because: (no reason given)




posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 07:23 PM
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It's a throwback to the old Content Contributor scheme.

There were 3 levels, Bronzone, Silver & Gold.

You received them based on your flag to post to star ratio...
edit on 1/3/2012 by tothetenthpower because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 07:24 PM
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To me most members have black... or maybe what you're calling white is the silver border some have? They're close enough that on some monitors it could be confused. The silver/gold borders have to do with the WATS/Karma thing.



edit on 3-1-2012 by LadySkadi because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 07:25 PM
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You have a silver border around your posts as you are a silver level contributor.

I have gold/orange as I am gold level.



posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 07:33 PM
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Gotcha. Was confused for a moment, it passed...


edit on 3-1-2012 by LadySkadi because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 07:35 PM
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Hmm.
Yours looks the same as mine TO ME.
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But if this is indeed a "throwback" to past times, why is it still in/on our borders?

Weirdness. LOL
edit on 1/3/2012 by Chamberf=6 because: (no reason given)

edit on 1/3/2012 by Chamberf=6 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 08:20 PM
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Apparently,you should be a silver level contributor,but I guess they no longer honor this system.


BRONZE: The first of our elite levels also triggers the code that removes ads from the discussion board*, the indicator requires at least: 300 posts, 300 stars, and 300 flags.
BRONZE: (exception) Members with more than 2,000 posts, but less than the other levels for bronze receive the "BRONZE" tag, but still see ads.
SILVER: The second of our elite levels who see no ads on the board, the indicator requires at least: 400 posts, 500 stars, and 600 flags.
GOLD: The highest of our elite levels who see no ads on the board, the indicator requires at least: 500 posts, 750 stars, and 1,000 flags.
WATS is basically a calculation combining stars, flags, applause etc.. Karma is for posting..


www.abovetopsecret.com...

Maybe at least a bronze.



posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 08:23 PM
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You should be a gold,but,hey,they don't care about labels.



posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 08:37 PM
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Isn't it something to do with the WATS rating now?

Looking at the members in the top 50 list for example, they all seem to have this gold border around their posts, and those who have a rating close to those in the top 50 all seem to have the silver border as well.

In fact when I think back, and I could be mistaken, but I think I read in a past thread somewhere that something like the next 50 (so the members 50 to 100 in the WATS list) will all have the silver border while those in the top 50 will all have gold. Not sure though but I'll look for that thread..

 
 


Ah, I think I found the post.


Quote from SO:


Those 50 members who have achieved the "Way Above Top Secret" status are now indicated as "GOLD CONTRIBUTORS" in their posts (which will soon also show for non-logged-in guests).

Members in the top-100 rankings, just below the "Way Above Top Secret" group, have a "SILVER CONTRIBUTOR" indication.
(Source)

That's from the very end of May, last year btw.
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posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 08:48 PM
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Beginning to think that there is some bias going on if you contributed after a certain year,don't you think?

Or maybe a lapse in recognition.
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posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 09:28 AM
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Originally posted by Rising Against
Isn't it something to do with the WATS rating now?


what ?

wat....rating...sheez....all this seo stuff that goes on in this site its like clicking on mashable

edit on 4-1-2012 by cerebralassassins because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 4 2012 @ 09:39 AM
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Originally posted by Chamberf=6
But if this is indeed a "throwback" to past times, why is it still in/on our borders?

That kind of thing changes all the time. It'll be here a while then it'll go away for something else. As for me ... I liked those glow in the dark different color lines we had for every 5 thousand posts. That was fun. I called them "I have no life - lines".



posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 07:58 AM
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Originally posted by Chamberf=6
Just wondering why.



The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.


I'd never wondered about it until I'd read your post, and then noticed a moderator post.
Wonder if I can fake the same.


As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.



Edit - well, how about that, turns out I can. And I dont even want to be a moderator.


edit on 6-1-2012 by alfa1 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 6 2012 @ 08:03 AM
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The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.


This is your first warning.

Buy me a pony!

mmkay


As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.




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