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Unread postAuthor: Pilgrimman » Sun Dec 14, 2008 7:23 pm

Click on the "cannons" tab at the top of the page.

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Unread postAuthor: sputnick » Sun Dec 14, 2008 7:24 pm

yes i know i can BROWSE cannons, but like say i wanted to search for pneumatic shotguns, how would i go about that?
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Unread postAuthor: Pilgrimman » Sun Dec 14, 2008 7:27 pm

Oh gotcha :lol:

To my knowledge, there is no way, other than to type VERY specific search terms. The search function is no google, which, by the way, might be a good option. Google has found me some topics that the search function didn't.
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Unread postAuthor: sputnick » Sun Dec 14, 2008 7:29 pm

sweet :o well, thanks for helping me figure stuff out, i look forward to being an active member of the site!

oh before i forget, how does the spudbucks system work? and what are they good for?
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Unread postAuthor: Pilgrimman » Sun Dec 14, 2008 7:32 pm

You can get up to 5 per post, and you can purchase things like signatures and titles in the store.
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Unread postAuthor: sputnick » Sun Dec 14, 2008 7:37 pm

oooh ok, so i need to earn a custom signature? how many spudbucks is that? and what are titles?
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Unread postAuthor: Hotwired » Sun Dec 14, 2008 8:50 pm

300 spudbux for a signature and 1200 to customise your title under your avatar.

The signature ability is yours forever but thats 1200 EVERY time you want to change your title.

Just hang around for half a year and you'll have both with just a few posts a day.
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Unread postAuthor: sputnick » Sun Dec 14, 2008 8:54 pm

Awesome. So then if you need to buy custom avatars, what qualifies a higher rank? the one with the stars?
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Sun Dec 14, 2008 11:04 pm

The avatar ability is yours anyway, you get the option to use a custom avatar picture from the start.

Rank is essentially irrelevant, it's defined solely by what "Post count" band you fit in. Anyone between X and Y posts will be a Z, if they have no custom title.

Post count ain't that important either to be frank. A high number generally indicates the person knows their stuff, but it's no guarantee, and importantly, the converse should not be assumed.

Frankly, just ignore rank, and pay post count only the most cursory of glances. A much better rule tends to be the better the post writing quality, the more likely it is to be accurate.
Not hard and fast of course, but usually posts with no punctuation or capital letters and a whole heap of "txt spk" and/or spelling/grammar mistakes has a pretty high chance of containing inaccurate information, so any post like that should be taken with a pinch of salt.

You're already off to a good start, you're writing coherently (Although your capitalisation is sometimes missing) - in my experience, people like you are usually a great addition to a forum.

Welcome aboard.
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Unread postAuthor: judgment_arms » Sun Dec 14, 2008 11:30 pm

Ragnarok wrote:...Not hard and fast of course, but usually posts with no punctuation or capital letters and a whole heap of "txt spk" and/or spelling/grammar mistakes has a pretty high chance of containing inaccurate information, so any post like that should be taken with a pinch of salt...


You basically described the posting habits of 90% the people on one of the paintball forums I frequent...
Try having in intelligent conversation with that crowd... :roll:

...(Although your capitalisation is sometimes missing)...

capitalization :wink:
Dang, Rag, your slippin' :lol:

- in my experience, people like you are usually a great addition to a forum.

Welcome aboard.


Indeed! :D


As for searching: When you do an advance search there's a list of forums that you can search, it's in the "Search Options" section, from there you can select the different showcases. :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Mon Dec 15, 2008 12:02 am

judgment_arms wrote:capitalization
Dang, Rag, your slippin'

I think you'll find it's you're. :lol:
And for your point, I spelt it right for me - in British English, it's spelt with an S, not a Z. :tongue3:

That paintball forum sounds like it's got to be tricky to get an understandable (and accurate) answer.
When I moderate other forums, we get people like that through every now and again, and we can usually smack some grammar into them by the time the next one comes along so we're not handling more than a couple of lazy typists at the same time.

A pretty insightful person once observed that posting ability generally lines up consistently a person's building ability and knowledge.
It's far more important than post count. Well written and researched first posts will instantly get you some good credit in a forum.
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Unread postAuthor: judgment_arms » Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:47 am

Ragnarok wrote:
judgment_arms wrote:capitalization
Dang, Rag, your slippin'

I think you'll find it's you're. :lol:
And for your point, I spelt it right for me - in British English, it's spelt with an S, not a Z. :tongue3:

Bah, I'm allowed to make mistakes, unlike you, I'm not perfect! :D

That paintball forum sounds like it's got to be tricky to get an understandable (and accurate) answer.
When I moderate other forums, we get people like that through every now and again, and we can usually smack some grammar into them by the time the next one comes along so we're not handling more than a couple of lazy typists at the same time.

Tried to educate them, only made their spelling worse... and the word-censor had to work overtime... :roll:

It was pretty funny, they kept on answering the original question by saying "bc you a idot"...


A pretty insightful person once observed that posting ability generally lines up consistently a person's building ability and knowledge.
It's far more important than post count. Well written and researched first posts will instantly get you some good credit in a forum.


Who was that, You? :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: Hotwired » Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:49 am

It's a bad sign when you start talking about yourself in the third person :twisted:
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Mon Dec 15, 2008 3:48 pm

judgment_arms wrote:Who was that, You? :lol:

No actually. I do quote it back occasionally, but originally, I borrowed it.
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