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    Wow, what was that like? I've never been to the continent of Africa. How long were you there?
    I was in Cote d'Ivoire for two years as a teacher. While there I spend a few days in Ghana for a teacher's conference. I was in Cote d'Ivoire as a teacher and as a Peace Corps Volunteer.
    The best part about Cote d'Ivoire was the people. They are very warm and friendly. I think there was one taxi driver who was not very nice, but most were very nice. I can recall there was something that happened that caused the people to block the streets. This guy zig-zag across town to get me to my school. It was too bad after getting out of the taxi that I found out that school was canceled for that day. It was another adventure getting back home.

    Like in Kabul, traffic can be quite bad. There were lines in the streets and traffic lights, but people drove around like they were only "suggestion." They pretty much drove however and wherever they can. No road rage here either. The most they do is moan and throw their hands up.

    The corruption was rampant. The "police" would patrol the streets and hassle you. They would ask for your passport with the hope of getting you to pay them money to let you go. The Embassy advised us to carry photocopies and that worked, However, they were not too happy with it. Generally, and this was cool, once they knew we were Americans, they let us go, but we had to endure a tirade against the French first. There was one week where every week they would pull me over thinking I was French. I got so tired of it, I laid back in my seat and that was the first time I was not pulled over. It was more of a nuisance than anything else. I had a friend that had shipped something to the country. He was advised to bring money to bribe customs. He did and he was asked to come back another day. When he went back, he had to see the supervisor of the person he bribed. He was told that he was offended that he bribed his subordinate and demanded a bribe himself and a sincere apology. They also made my bribe to get my dog in the airport. They even put him on display so that I can see him. They honestly didn't ask for much. Most of the time it was the amount money for a coke. It was still a nuisance.

    I like Africa. I nearly went back to Africa a few years back. It would have been Cameroon. I was married to my ex-wife and it came down to science teacher of another couple being much better than the single science teacher.
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    Still got some time to go until I get that beautiful badge...

    Something like 3000 posts to go.
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    Default Re: 10 years at TWC

    So how does this 10 year thing work?

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    Default Re: 10 years at TWC

    Quote Originally Posted by QuintusSertorius View Post
    So how does this 10 year thing work?
    You're 257 posts short.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halie Satanus View Post
    You're 257 posts short.
    Got it, that'll take me a couple of weeks.

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    Sigh...
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    Just a tad short there, but if you keep arguing with me, you will get there in no time.
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    Oh no he won't!

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    Quote Originally Posted by antaeus View Post
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    10'000 posts over 10 years is 28 posts per day isn't it? 365 * 28

    Someone please tell me my half asleep math is wrong?

    edit : It probably is? Let me recalculate slowly... 2.7 posts per day!?
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    On another forum I racked up over 50,000 posts in the space of a decade. That was only averaging about 15 posts a day.

    I was running and playing play-by-post games, which can rack up the posts.

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    Tom Paign has something like 38000 posts. I don't think he's been active for about 10 years...

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    Only another 200 posts for my 10,000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuintusSertorius View Post
    Only another 200 posts for my 10,000.




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    Urrgh.

    We should reward folks who have been around for 10 years separately than post count. Quality does not imply quantity.
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    But activity
    Wrong concern, mate. The award is not to evaluate quality, but plainly highlight 10 years of TWC activity. If you want praise quality, that is why we have Citizenship and specific awards designated to quality contribution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuintusSertorius View Post
    Oh no he won't!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ngugi View Post
    But activity
    Wrong concern, mate. The award is not to evaluate quality, but plainly highlight 10 years of TWC activity. If you want praise quality, that is why we have Citizenship and specific awards designated to quality contribution.
    Activity cannot be merely assessed on the basis of posts made but more appropriately should evaluate posts made in response to posts made. All things considered there's several folks who have easily contributed hundreds of thousands of posts worth of activity through making only a few posts.

    However the semantics of the particular award in question are non-withstanding. I think the two traits 10,000k and 10 years should be amended to 10 years and 1 post per day.
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    We made all of these arguments back when the award was first proposed. I believe there were a plenty of alternative suggestions as a compromise, but the poetry of 10 years 10,000 posts could not be shaken. (Proposal)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elfdude View Post
    Activity cannot be merely assessed on the basis of posts made but more appropriately should evaluate posts made in response to posts made. All things considered there's several folks who have easily contributed hundreds of thousands of posts worth of activity through making only a few posts.

    However the semantics of the particular award in question are non-withstanding. I think the two traits 10,000k and 10 years should be amended to 10 years and 1 post per day.
    And in my own case, I've done both, there's no either/or. I've posted lots, and created lots of other posts by my posting.

    If I weren't such a conscientious multi-quoter, my count would be much higher, too.
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    I have three years to make 595 posts
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