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Poll: Keep or eliminate rank system?
Keep ranks with current titles
--- 13 (28.89%)
Keep ranks but change titles (post suggestions below)
--- 11 (24.44%)
Eliminate rank system altogether --- 21 (46.67%)

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[*] posted on 5-28-2008 at 07:00 PM


For someone new to the sport and reading the forum and not knowing who is giving good advice verses bad advice the ranking system is not helpful. As it has been mentioned some post just to have a high rank and that is not the purpose of this forum. This forum is to help, keep everyone safe and to share advice. So I vote to take the rank system away.

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[*] posted on 5-29-2008 at 03:54 PM


I am netural. Keep it or take it away. makes no difference to me. I will still be here and I will still post questions and answers to the best of my ability. Sorry if no help. The only rank I need is to be a forum member.



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[*] posted on 5-30-2008 at 09:31 AM


can I be stuck at 'TRACTION KITE FREAS-P-A-M-L-I-N-K-! because I am a traction kite freak....and I freak out if I don't get to kite...and I freak when I can kite....?
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[*] posted on 5-30-2008 at 10:04 AM


I like freestyler. If I had to choose.



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[*] posted on 6-3-2008 at 07:53 PM


Hey Eli - You know if you keep your posts down below the thresh hold that takes you to the next level, you can remain a Kite Traction Freak forever. Sorry, just had to say it. We always enjoy what you have to say though. Keep the posts coming and just accepts whatever title comes next...



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[*] posted on 6-3-2008 at 08:27 PM


WHAT ABOUT WE JUST ALL ARE EQUAL?FELLOW KITERS TRYIN TO HELP EACH OTHER? WHAT ABOUT THAT? NO RANK NEEDED, JUST A DESIRE TO FLY!:thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::wow: ( WERE ALL FREAKS! :frog:)



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[*] posted on 6-4-2008 at 10:22 AM


Well, I'm still a newbie, and I'll tell ya the newbie coming to this forum doesn't even know what all the names mean anyway! Ha! Don't take it all so seriously. It's a great forum with lots of good folks and good information/experience sharing. It's OK like it is, it's sorta "cute". Might just remove the stars.....they kinda imply a lot of "something"? Otherwise, find something else to poll on, and have fun in the wind!!

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[*] posted on 6-4-2008 at 08:50 PM


well said my brother!:thumbup::thumbup:



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[*] posted on 6-6-2008 at 02:39 PM


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Well, I'm still a newbie, and I'll tell ya the newbie coming to this forum doesn't even know what all the names mean anyway! Ha! Don't take it all so seriously. It's a great forum with lots of good folks and good information/experience sharing. It's OK like it is, it's sorta "cute". Might just remove the stars.....they kinda imply a lot of "something"? Otherwise, find something else to poll on, and have fun in the wind!!

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[*] posted on 6-8-2008 at 12:06 AM


First of all, I think the ranking system is fun and gives some motivation to participate regularly in the forum. From what I've seen most of the people in this forum are mature enough to know not to abuse the system. most of them probably have better things to do too. like actually go fly a kite maybe?

perhaps some of the higher level names should be changed because of there misleading nature but personally I find it hard to believe that someone could post that many times in this forum without becoming an expert or being banned for spamming the forum.....I mean if someone is constantly talking with people about the sport, they are bound to learn at least a few things from all that conversation. Right? I feel like I have already learned a wealth of knowledge about the sport from this forum and other sources and I've barely broken 50 posts.

finally I think that everybody needs to take a step back and remember that what they read here is no different from any other information posted on the internet and it is ALWAYS at your own risk to choose to believe what you read on the internet.

an example would be. just because something is on wikipedia doesn't mean its a fact or proven. Its just what some other party wrote and you have to make your own assumptions about the quality of the source.

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[*] posted on 6-10-2008 at 10:13 PM


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I agree with B-Roc. The ranking system can be quite deceiving. It would be nice to have your registered date though.

It is very misleading, for example look at one of the responses from above. It is the perfect example of the misuse of this system.

Some people may say if you had any common sense you would not use some of the advice you read, but as all of us know, some people are not born with any common sense what so ever. Some people are just so gung-ho that they just don't get it.

I don't think it is good for the public awareness of our sport. If for instance some newbe uses the ranking system as a tool exclusively, say from a Kite Traction Know-It-All or a Kite Traction Guru, they could possibly be mislead. Numbers of posts necessarily does not make an experienced traction kiter, quality is definately better than quantity in the case.

Thanks for taking time to address this issue.

Brad Rex

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You & Susan had some great press on that one, uh but wouldn't have killed yall to drop my name in somewhere :puzzled: even though I've been absent from my old home town buggy grounds for some time :tumble: rolling down the road & chasing the wind:tumble:




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[*] posted on 6-11-2008 at 08:20 PM


The vote is finished. Results show a desire to remove the post rank system. I will attend to this in the next few days.



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