Where are the flashaholics?

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KITROBASKIN

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The term 'flashaholic' could be considered as someone who is addicted to flashlights in a harmful way to self or others. That term could be modified to 'flashlight enabled' and those who try to get others to purchase flashlights as 'flashlight enablers'. 'Well-known members' are being stroked to feel good about themselves so we stay on the forum longer, click more, view more, buy more (because we are so well known). No big deal, right?
 

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The term 'flashaholic' could be considered as someone who is addicted to flashlights in a harmful way to self or others. That term could be modified to 'flashlight enabled' and those who try to get others to purchase flashlights as 'flashlight enablers'. 'Well-known members' are being stroked to feel good about themselves so we stay on the forum longer, click more, view more, buy more (because we are so well known). No big deal, right?
I didn't hear anyone complain about the label for the past 17 years I've been here plenty of us wore it as a badge of honor. I don't think they really "changed" it but rather it is a default designation system here that the new owner hasn't bothered to consider changing it back to the way it was. Many of us consider the label as a humorous way to describe the way others think of us, I would like to hear others who thought it was a "harmful" label here in the forum as most of us here agree that we are "addicted" to flashlights so to speak.
 

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Yeah Lynx I was funning around while voicing a (probably) not widespread opinion at all. Truly it is not a big deal either way, though it is easy to see who the favored members are, here on CPF. They get special monikers and that is just fine by me.

The whole issue of social platforms using methods to keep folks online and clicking was the impetus for the latter comment of making us feel good because we are 'well known'.
 

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Yeah Lynx I was funning around while voicing a (probably) not widespread opinion at all. Truly it is not a big deal either way, though it is easy to see who the favored members are, here on CPF. They get special monikers and that is just fine by me.

The whole issue of social platforms using methods to keep folks online and clicking was the impetus for the latter comment of making us feel good because we are 'well known'.
Well know for what.... is the question. For being a flashaholic is the answer.
 

bykfixer

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So here you now have "new member" "member" and "well known member"?

I used to post just to get past that "unenlightened" thing with hopes of graduating to flashaholic before getting banned. But back then there were a lot more quarrels. Some of them were over the darndest little things.
 

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So here you now have "new member" "member" and "well known member"?

I used to post just to get past that "unenlightened" thing with hopes of graduating to flashaholic before getting banned. But back then there were a lot more quarrels. Some of them were over the darndest little things.
I don't remember what I was but if I was a Flashaholic I guess I'm cured.
 

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Iirc 100 "authorized" posts put you over the line for flashaholic.
I remember getting scolded for having a sig-pic "too big to meet the guidelines" early on. Sometimes what is now called "staff" would pop in out of nowhere and shut down threads for what seemed like heavy handed reasons. I kinda thought by post 100 I would have been banned because I often took up for products being flamed. I got hollered at via pm a few times (deservedly) but never tossed out of the game.
 

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A little off the topic but I just realized the new forum setup doesn't seem to support (yet) animated pictures, that is the personal profile ones. I know that the software can be made to support them because I've seen on other forums using the same software that have them. That forum did take over a year to finally get them working again however. I would guess that likely we could see new features here over time as things turn from tweaking things to get comfortable with it all to exploring what is available. Perhaps then we will see the flashaholics arise from the dead here. I would actually suggest a new system that one isn't a flashaholic quickly here but works their way up in posts from label to label finally reaching the pinacle at some time. Now as I have a few posts I'm not going to suggest any numbers because likely I would probably get the highest regular label of the chart along with many others who started back here in the early 2000s near the beginning of the forum itself.

17 years is a long time seems almost like another lifetime as my memories of using only D cell incans has faded into the firefly lumens range now, and 20 as Cylcops is approaching soon is a generation of "Well-known members".
 

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Thanks for the suggestion. I'll keep playing with the user ladder as it's called.
Maybe some could suggest here in the thread some labels for the ladder as it is called.
Here are a few ideas I had just now. to pad lower slots.

Unenlightened
firefly bait
match striker
candleladedabra
campfire sitter
strobelober
Blinker

Not necessarily in that order
 

orbital

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How about suggestions on what comes after 'Flashaholic'?

1: Rock Star
2: Raving Lunatic
3: Defeater of the Dark Side
4: ********


:: I was demoted from Flashaholic🔻
 

knucklegary

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How come Cyclops (who joined 2000!) and other veteran Flashaholics are now only Enthusiastic?

I'd rather be known as a Raving Lunatic! 🤪
 
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