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the autistic flower mantis
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I want to be creobroter. I thought you got a different rank by being here for a while. Well I must say this is a good member rank system yes it is! I thin kI like this place, and as long as I keep out of trouble, my rank will keep going up and up and up! Amazing huh! We should have a system like that at school!

EDIT:I just realized I was almost a flower mantis! Yay!

 
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yellowray91

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How does this look?Rank is on the left. Number of posts required to make the rank is the number on the right.

Example: A new member is an ootheca. When they contribute 20 posts to the forum they become 1st instar.

ootheca 0

1st instar 20

2nd instar 40

3rd instar 60

4th Instar 100

5th instar 150

6th instar 225

7th instar 350

Mantis 500

Flower Mantis 750

Unicorn Mantis 1000

Dead Leaf Mantis 2000

Ghost Mantis 3000

Devil's Flower Mantis 4000

Orchid Mantis 5000

Enigmatic Mantis 10000
lol ok but what about us mom's supporting our kids's mantid habits..we should have our OWN rank! like QUEEN BEE

 

Peter Clausen

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Yellowray,

If you reach 20000 posts you can be the Queen Bee. Even in all capital letters if you like!

(don't worry, Rick...this doesn't apply to you!)

Who wants to be a bee amongst all these mantises? Reminds me of Lewis Carroll/Mary Howitt's Poem...

"The Spider and the Fly"

"Will you walk into my parlor?"

Said a spider to a fly;

'Tis the prettiest little parlor

That ever you did spy.

The way into my parlor

Is up a winding stair,

And I have many pretty things

To show when you are there."

"Oh, no, no!" said the little fly,

"To ask me is in vain;

For who goes up your winding stair

Can ne'er come down again."

"I'm sure you must be weary

With soaring up so high;

Will you rest upon my little bed?"

Said the spider to the fly.

"There are pretty curtains drawn around,

The sheets are fine and thin;

And if you like to rest awhile,

I'll snugly tuck you in."

"Oh, no, no!" said the little fly,

"For I've often heard it said,

They never, never wake again

Who sleep upon your bed."

Said the cunning spider to the fly,

"Dear friend, what shall I do

To prove the warm affection

I've always felt for you?

I have within my pantry

Good store of all that's nice;

I'm sure you're very welcome-

Will you please to take a slice.

"Oh, no, no!" said the little fly,

"Kind sir, that cannot be;

I've heard what's in your pantry,

And I do not wish to see."

"Sweet creature," said the spider,

"You're witty and you're wise;

How handsome are your gauzy wings,

How brilliant are your eyes.

I 'have a little looking-glass

Upon my parlor shelf;

If you'll step in one moment, dear,

You shail behold yourself."

"I thank you, gentle sir," she said,

"For what you're pleased to say,

And bidding you good-morning, now,

I'll call another day."

The spider turned him round about,

And went into his den,

For well he knew the silly fly

Would soon be back again;

So he wove a subtle thread

In a little corner sly,

And set his table ready

To dine upon the fly.

He went out to his door again,

And merrily did sing,

"Come hither, hither, pretty fly,

With the pearl and silver wing;

Your robes are green and purple,

There's a crest upon your head;

Your eyes are like the diamond bright,

But mine are dull as lead."

Alas, alas! how very soon

This silly little fly,

Hearing his wily, flattering words,

Came slowly flitting by

With buzzing wings she hung aloft,

Then near and nearer drew-

Thought only of her brilliant eyes,

And green and purple hue;

Thought only of her crested head-

Poor foolish thing!

At last Up jumped the cunning spider,

And fiercely held her fast.

He dragged her up his winding stair,

Into his dismal den

Within his little parlor-but

She ne'er came out again!

And now, dear little children

Who may this story read,

To idle, silly, flattering words,

I pray you, ne'er give heed:

Unto an evil counsellor

Close heart and ear and eye,

And learn a lesson from this tale

Of the spider and the fly.

http://www.alice-in-wonderland.net/alice7a.html#5

 

yellowray91

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Yellowray,If you reach 20000 posts you can be the Queen Bee. Even in all capital letters if you like!

(don't worry, Rick...this doesn't apply to you!)

Who wants to be a bee amongst all these mantises? Reminds me of Lewis Carroll/Mary Howitt's Poem...

"The Spider and the Fly"

"Will you walk into my parlor?"

Said a spider to a fly;

'Tis the prettiest little parlor

That ever you did spy.

The way into my parlor

Is up a winding stair,

And I have many pretty things

To show when you are there."

"Oh, no, no!" said the little fly,

"To ask me is in vain;

For who goes up your winding stair

Can ne'er come down again."

"I'm sure you must be weary

With soaring up so high;

Will you rest upon my little bed?"

Said the spider to the fly.

"There are pretty curtains drawn around,

The sheets are fine and thin;

And if you like to rest awhile,

I'll snugly tuck you in."

"Oh, no, no!" said the little fly,

"For I've often heard it said,

They never, never wake again

Who sleep upon your bed."

Said the cunning spider to the fly,

"Dear friend, what shall I do

To prove the warm affection

I've always felt for you?

I have within my pantry

Good store of all that's nice;

I'm sure you're very welcome-

Will you please to take a slice.

"Oh, no, no!" said the little fly,

"Kind sir, that cannot be;

I've heard what's in your pantry,

And I do not wish to see."

"Sweet creature," said the spider,

"You're witty and you're wise;

How handsome are your gauzy wings,

How brilliant are your eyes.

I 'have a little looking-glass

Upon my parlor shelf;

If you'll step in one moment, dear,

You shail behold yourself."

"I thank you, gentle sir," she said,

"For what you're pleased to say,

And bidding you good-morning, now,

I'll call another day."

The spider turned him round about,

And went into his den,

For well he knew the silly fly

Would soon be back again;

So he wove a subtle thread

In a little corner sly,

And set his table ready

To dine upon the fly.

He went out to his door again,

And merrily did sing,

"Come hither, hither, pretty fly,

With the pearl and silver wing;

Your robes are green and purple,

There's a crest upon your head;

Your eyes are like the diamond bright,

But mine are dull as lead."

Alas, alas! how very soon

This silly little fly,

Hearing his wily, flattering words,

Came slowly flitting by

With buzzing wings she hung aloft,

Then near and nearer drew-

Thought only of her brilliant eyes,

And green and purple hue;

Thought only of her crested head-

Poor foolish thing!

At last Up jumped the cunning spider,

And fiercely held her fast.

He dragged her up his winding stair,

Into his dismal den

Within his little parlor-but

She ne'er came out again!

And now, dear little children

Who may this story read,

To idle, silly, flattering words,

I pray you, ne'er give heed:

Unto an evil counsellor

Close heart and ear and eye,

And learn a lesson from this tale

Of the spider and the fly.

http://www.alice-in-wonderland.net/alice7a.html#5
ok okok..point taken....i'll just get to 5000 posts so i can be the orchid..they have more personality!

 

Termite48

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It is true that many posts are just fluff, to be cautious. If not cautious, there are a few posts that are outright shameful. So, in all, if Rick, Peter, and Orin tolerate your stuff, you can attain rank and be somewhat proud of it. But lately there is something defined as entertainment value to a post that is tolerated under many circumstances.

Get with it now and be useful to us!

 

patrickfraser

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FLUFF FLUFF. Just noticed I became a mantis. WOOT WOOT!
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Orin

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Post count ranks lost most of their value when many posts consist entirely of one or two words with little meaning such as nice, +1, or tootles.

 

Orin

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Tootles means goodbye. How is typing in a one word post that's unrelated to anything in the thread and makes no sense to anyone reading it just "having fun"?

 

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