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« on: Feb 03, 2017, 11:04AM »

What is the purpose of the names (forte, pianissimo, etc.) which appear underneath forum user names?
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« Reply #1 on: Feb 03, 2017, 11:24AM »

It indicates how much they contribute.
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« Reply #2 on: Feb 03, 2017, 11:41AM »

What is the purpose of the names (forte, pianissimo, etc.) which appear underneath forum user names?

It's based on post count.  I forget the exact numbers, but I remember that you get the "Percy Grainger" rating (To the Fore) for 5,000 posts.

You will see your dynamic level go up as you contribute.

Note that we have some very famous members with small post counts.
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« Reply #3 on: Feb 03, 2017, 01:45PM »

It might be a better metric if it were based on the rate of posts, like posts per year, rather than absolute number of posts.

I imagine that cannot be done except by the forum owner.
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« Reply #4 on: Feb 03, 2017, 02:12PM »

It's an option of SMF Forums.  You can assign a "prize" for a number of posts, and Richard set up the ranges.  Given that we have a large number of Percy's we probably should have set them higher, but that's (a) not fair and (b) confusing.
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« Reply #5 on: Feb 03, 2017, 02:33PM »

... the "Percy Grainger" rating (To the Fore) for 5,000 posts...
OK - I checked wiki and other online sources and don't get the 'Percy Grainger' reference.  Please enlighten me?  Don't know
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« Reply #6 on: Feb 03, 2017, 02:38PM »

OK - I checked wiki and other online sources and don't get the 'Percy Grainger' reference.  Please enlighten me?  Don't know

Percy Grainger used "Blue Eyed English" dynamic markings on his music instead of the Italian ones everybody usually uses.  His name for "fortissimo" was "To the Fore!"
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