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From budding to full (bloom?)

Travel Forums System Talk From budding to full (bloom?)

1. Posted by BedouinLeo (Inactive 698 posts) 7y

I see I am now full and not budding anymore. This all happened in my absence while I was out the country. Goodness me how the powers work. I feel old again all of a sudden.

2. Posted by BedouinLeo (Inactive 698 posts) 7y

Replying to my own comments. Last night I went to bed full, now I have woken up respected. Oh my word.
What is next.. Member of parliament? I certainly hope not.

3. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 7y

Congrats! And done by only posting in the forums, very impressive! People must really like your posts to have made you respected so soon

4. Posted by arif_kool (Travel Guru 1757 posts) 7y

Congrats!!! I also found many of ur posts quite informative and helpful:) Good work done, keep it up !!!

5. Posted by BedouinLeo (Inactive 698 posts) 7y

Just back from another week away at someone elses expense. How lucky I am. Thanks for the nice words.
Moving on....

6. Posted by BedouinLeo (Inactive 698 posts) 7y

Again replying to my own words.... I see I am now back to Full Member again, as before Respected Member. Does it fluctuate?
Not that I am bothered. It was nice being Budding too, at my age.

7. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4933 posts) 7y

Quoting BedouinLeo

I see I am now back to Full Member again, as before Respected Member. Does it fluctuate?

Yes, it does. Going back and forth generally doesn't happen a whole lot, but it can happen when you just crossed the barrier, as the total number of Respected Members and Travel Gurus is limited (it grows over time, but it's based on a percentage of all actively contributing members to the site). Someone else who's very close to you in the rating the system assigns to your contributions might've passed you (thus causing you to regain the full member title) by engaging in some highly rated activity (e.g. writing a long blog post, having a featured photo, or something else like that). Or it's even possible that one of the really active wiki contributors added a couple of hundreds of thousands of characters to the wiki during the weekend, thus raising all the barriers and making your current score go just below it again.
Chances are that you'll regain the respected member title swiftly as you continue to be active on the forum (could be tomorrow, could be next week).

8. Posted by BedouinLeo (Inactive 698 posts) 7y

Oh you know, it really doesnt concern me at all. As I said earlier on I enjoyed being called 'Budding' more than anything else. At my age in fact I am losing quite a few leaves and havent shown any buds, apart from grey roots !, for quite awhile now.
I really do enjoy Travellerspoint and its the first time ever that I have got involved in chatting online like this. I dont do facebook, my space, beebo or anything like that. It was a purely a recommendation from another friend who is on Travellerspoint that I join up as I do so much travelling abroad with my work and on holiday too and my adventures and mishaps (many of them) may be of use to others.
Call me what you like, I dont mind and really enjoy the whole website.