I’m getting tired of people starting lame posts about (pretty much completely) undisputed annoyances.
As for the levels…I remember reading that there is a point to them, which will be revealed in time (I think Shugart said he’s using it to prioritize who he helps out).
Personally? I think at least one of the ideas behind it is that people will give more credibility to those who have higher levels, and it will “encourage” others to spend more money on Biotest supplements so they can get a higher rating.
Though I don’t disagree with the level system, I don’t necessarily agree with it, either. I think a “rep” system (like bb.com?) would be better, just so new posters would have an easier time figuring out which posters they should listen to, and who are trolls and general idiots.
Maybe limit it to just the training/nutrition forums so people don’t get penalized for poor SATMA advice (though they probably should, it’s really beyond the scope of this site) or their Get a Life POV’s.
That way, even the 150 pounders can be recognized for giving solid advice. People can lie about their profile stats, but they can’t lie about what others think of their training recommendations.[/quote]
Good ideas, but not really an easy way to implement them. Just because someone is a blabbermouth, doesn’t mean they know anything about nutrition or training, just look at me!
The level thing being based on purchases doesn’t really bother me. At most it just shows I like to spend most my paycheck here. No harm done really. Maybe if anything, it shows who wants to make T-Nation a better place, at least from a financial point of view.
I know that comment might rustle a few feathers, but fuck it, TC and Shugs aren’t here out of the kindness of their hearts. This is a business after all.