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[13:31:31] <DANUKES> how do i get badges on smogon forums?
[13:31:57] <ap4thy> by being a cool guy
[13:32:58] <Colin> no
[13:33:02] <Colin> it's not about whether you're cool
[13:33:06] <Colin> we have an FAQ on this
[13:33:12] <Colin> http://www.smogon.com/forums/faq.php?faq=smogon#faq_badges
[13:33:54] <MrE> It used to be
[13:34:12] <ap4thy> word
[13:34:19] <CaptKirby> I like how there was no need to refute ap4thy there, but you are so strict that you did anyway!
[13:34:41] <Colin> i was just answering DANUKES's question
[13:35:09] <CaptKirby> which could have been done just with the faq, not commenting on the cool thing as if it were inappropriate and confusing
[13:35:23] <Colin> i wouldn't want a new user to get the appearance that Smogon is some sort of elitist organisation that requires you to be "cool" to succeed in
[13:35:40] <Colin> as opposed to being a meritocracy, where what matters is how good your contributions are
[13:35:54] <ap4thy> i used to have a lil ladybug badge
[13:35:56] <ap4thy> i liked it
[13:36:44] <CaptKirby> ap4thy was making a flippant, harmless comment
[13:36:59] <Colin> and i gave a brief, informative reply
[13:37:02] <Colin> what's the point here?
[13:37:03] <CaptKirby> if anyone were dumb enough to get the impression, then they deserve to be stupid enough to get huffy or anything else negative that might come from some misinformed impression
[13:37:21] <Colin> clearly, you wouldn't need to be dumb to get that impression, because as mre said, it used to be the case.
[13:37:26] <CaptKirby> ap4thy, smogon no longer gives badges just for being a girl...sorry!
[13:37:56] <ap4thy> keep the serious chatter to #stark okay guys
[13:37:57] <ap4thy> gosh
[13:38:00] <ap4thy> ;-*
[13:38:01] <CaptKirby> well people still have badges just for things like having been cool in the past and getting mods for being a cool guy
[13:38:02] <MrE> Well, Colin...
[13:38:05] <CaptKirby> there is no point in being overserious
[13:38:08] <Neonian> I gotta agree with Colin here
[13:38:10] <ap4thy> seven days yall!
[13:38:10] <CaptKirby> linking the faq is still enough ^_^
[13:38:22] <Neonian> if the brother came in and was like "whos the smogon gym leaders i want a badge"
[13:38:24] <Neonian> troll the shit out of him
[13:38:38] <Neonian> but he asked a pretty genuine question
[13:38:52] <MrE> neonianeonianeonianeonianeonianeonianeonia
[13:38:58] <ap4thy> i know but Colin's immediately reaction made me lol
[13:38:59] <Neonian> sup mystery
[13:38:59] <CaptKirby> and Cathy's answer was good, except the part where she acted as if it were some horrible crime to imply coolness was involved
[13:39:05] <ap4thy> NO it's not about being COOL
[13:39:07] <CaptKirby> since it still remains in some %, no matter how small
[13:39:19] <ap4thy> in my mind i self-inserted a big dramatic "goddddd"
[13:39:32] <MrE> "no it's not about being cool... because if it were, I wouldn't have one"
[13:39:33] <MrE> amirite
[13:39:47] <Colin> i deliberately kept that message brief to avoid making it seem like i was drawing on that point
[13:39:47] <Neonian> on another note
[13:40:05] <Colin> but perhaps it would have satisfied CaptKirby better if i had said "as opposed to in the past, it's less about your personality and more about your contributions"
[13:40:06] <Neonian> since friday i havent been able to laugh without my heart and stomach hurting
[13:40:11] <Neonian> stupid gag reflex
[13:40:31] <ap4thy> i'm lollin so much right now
[13:40:37] <ap4thy> i dont even think its supposed to be funny
[13:40:40] <ap4thy> <3 smogon
[13:42:21] <CaptKirby> I just think the combination of refuting it in the manner you did combined with linking a faq in such a businesslike manner was odd
[13:42:35] <G80> np: 65daysofstatic - drove through ghosts to get here
[13:42:43] <CaptKirby> it was about as "smogon is serious business" an act a response as I could imagine
[13:43:01] <CaptKirby> MrE - will never have a badge as long as Aeolus has breath in his lungs...
[13:43:14] <ap4thy> im gonna get a badge
[13:43:17] <ap4thy> thats my goal this year
[13:43:40] <DANUKES> everyone is so mean t smogon
[13:43:43] <DANUKES> im going to serebii
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Submitted by Cathy on Mar 22, 2010 12:36AM