Chief Brody wrote:Indeed there was - we had these little flags to denote who was:
a) an oldtimer (joined before 2005);
b) a prolific poster
c) a little of both (you know who you are - although I doubt any of them read this anymore)
Lot's of folks took those flags as a personal badge of honor, so much so that they would write one and two word posts to thank, or encourage or whatever all the other people's posts just to build up their post count.
And really - if I may write a somewhat serious thing in this ridiculous excuse for a thread - it was a part of the community's identity - and I would always pause to read something written by someone with 2k or 3k or 20k posts, because it seemed likely they had something of value to add (except BR of course - his I skipped over), and I celebrated by 1k and 2k flags as a small right of passage - again - it was a part of our community's identity.
I guess we should all be grateful for the change to the site that hid that superfluous info like where the poster is from, and when they joined tkf, and especially those stupid flags. Eliminating that has streamlined this board, deleting the reason for all those little 'thanks for posting' and 'nice pics', and 'happy birthday' or whatever. Now we have all those really important things, like 'read my blog' or 'watch my yutube thing'.
so much better.
Nice seeing some of the old names on here -
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