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Old 02-15-2013, 03:01 AM   #31
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So do I have to post on here a lot to be displayed as a Guru?
I am an advanced aquarist and aquascaper and would like
to be recognized as such when helping people, I don't want
them to think that some newbie is trying to give them advice
when in fact it is a seasoned vet.

So should I just start posting tons of stuff on the site?

Thanks, Dave.
Quality of the content, not post count.
That's how.
Pictures of your nice tanks also help.
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:48 AM   #32
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"Post some tank journals to get started. lots of pictures and descriptions of what you're doing are the best way to prove that you know what you're talking about".

"The folks on here who are respected for their knowledge do nothing more than share that knowledge with the rest of us. For you to be respected for your's, you do the same. your title is meaningless".


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The above comments by scapegoat are right on the mark, imho.

I've spent close to 3 years 'studying the pros' - on 6 different forums, for lack of a better way to put it, and after about 6 months I believe I got to know who some of the gurus were, by looking at their photo posts, asking questions, and getting answers that really made sense to me.
And I tried out what they said, and their suggestions worked.

Those people always seemed focused and calm, gave very good answers to simple or difficult questions, and really appeared to be sincere in wanting to help people avoid the problems and pitfalls of the hobby.

And their pics were the ultimate proof that they knew what they were doing - forget the post count - some didn't say much, or very often, but when they did, people obviously listened - judging by the commentaries & questions which came afterward.

What we don't know of course, is how many PM's these people received. They're to be applauded for fostering the hobby the way they do !
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:46 AM   #33
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So do I have to post on here a lot to be displayed as a Guru?
I am an advanced aquarist and aquascaper and would like
to be recognized as such when helping people, I don't want
them to think that some newbie is trying to give them advice
when in fact it is a seasoned vet.

So should I just start posting tons of stuff on the site?

Thanks, Dave.
It's an auto display once you hit certain post count.
I personally like my own display until my subscription recently need something to get adjusted, it went back to the default label.
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:19 AM   #34
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1. Post one opinion
2. Then post a contradictory one

Now people on both sides of an issue like and respect you.

3. Post a follow-up opinion combining the first two

Now no one has any idea what you are talking about and that's a sure sign of a Guru.

Now, you are 3 posts closer and that's a sure sign of the Rising Star.

Write an auto-poster and submit a nonsense post every 15 seconds. Now you are a Nerd Hacker. You get kicked off and you can call yourself anything you like. Say, King.

Rising Star Nerd Hacker King Guru title is guarantied to impress ladies (and some kids).
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:16 PM   #35
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1. Post one opinion
2. Then post a contradictory one

Now people on both sides of an issue like and respect you.

3. Post a follow-up opinion combining the first two

Now no one has any idea what you are talking about and that's a sure sign of a Guru.

Now, you are 3 posts closer and that's a sure sign of the Rising Star.

Write an auto-poster and submit a nonsense post every 15 seconds. Now you are a Nerd Hacker. You get kicked off and you can call yourself anything you like. Say, King.

Rising Star Nerd Hacker King Guru title is guarantied to impress ladies (and some kids).
I think that sums it up!
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Old 02-16-2013, 12:15 AM   #36
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1. Post one opinion
2. Then post a contradictory one

Now people on both sides of an issue like and respect you.

3. Post a follow-up opinion combining the first two

Now no one has any idea what you are talking about and that's a sure sign of a Guru.

Now, you are 3 posts closer and that's a sure sign of the Rising Star.

Write an auto-poster and submit a nonsense post every 15 seconds. Now you are a Nerd Hacker. You get kicked off and you can call yourself anything you like. Say, King.

Rising Star Nerd Hacker King Guru title is guarantied to impress ladies (and some kids).
For some reason I always get a smile reading your post
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Old 02-16-2013, 03:21 AM   #37
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I'm too tired to say anything witty here. I'm just upping my post count.

In all seriousness though, it about post quality. Not quantity.

Edit -

A quote from Dr. Phil: (lol - I know, right?)

You can't demand respect, you command respect,

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Old 02-16-2013, 03:34 AM   #38
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lmao OVT..
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Old 02-16-2013, 03:36 AM   #39
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I just read a lot. I joined last year and now I'm growing some high grade algae post 24!!
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