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24 November 2009
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Joe
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This forum software allows me to assign a rank to a person depending on how many posts they've made. It's just a bit of fun and doesn't give any extra rights, but I could do with some suggestions.

At the moment fewer than five posts is A Beginning, then it's I Am The Walrus, and after a person makes 500 posts they become The Fool On The Hill - that's as far as I got. In honesty when I set it up I put down the first things that came into my head, but I could do with some suggestions for other rankings.

Topping The Bill should probably be over 1,000 posts, for example - I don't think there's a need to go any further than that, but I could do with some Beatles-inspired markers for other intervals. Maybe chocolate names from Savoy Truffle would do for the lot.

Anyone got any ideas? I can also assign images to ranks if that's any help. Or is this a crap idea that's worth ditching? It's only a minor thing, I know.

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24 November 2009
9.15pm
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Alissa
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No, I definetly like the chocolate idea, how I'd love to be Coffee Dessert!

Maybe use the Abbey Road medley as ranks? Like starting from You Never Give Me Your Money / Sun King, whichever you judge to be the first of the medley, all the way to She Came In Through The Bathroom Window?
Perhaps it's a little too long, haha.

My brains a little inactive at the moment, but I'll be sure to brainstorm some more. 

Tongue, lose thy light. Moon, take thy flight… see ya, George!
24 November 2009
11.33pm
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skye
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I say AHDN quotes. "I'm a mocker", "No, actually, we're just good friends.", "a smokescreen of bourgeois cliches", "The law of averages is against it.", "See, *sly* villains.", "My name's Betty.", etc.

Ad hoc, ad loc, and quid pro quo! So little time! So much to know!
28 November 2009
3.23pm
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Joe
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OK, how about this?

  1. St Peter's Church
  2. Casbah Coffee Club
  3. The Jacaranda
  4. The Indra
  5. The Kaiserkeller
  6. The Top Ten Club
  7. The Star-Club
  8. The Cavern Club
  9. Decca
  10. Abbey Road
  11. The London Palladium
  12. Royal Command Performance
  13. Paris Olympia
  14. The Ed Sullivan Show
  15. Carnegie Hall
  16. Hollywood Bowl
  17. Shea Stadium
  18. Candlestick Park
  19. Rishikesh
  20. Apple rooftop

I was thinking at 10-post intervals, so to get to the Apple rooftop you need 200 posts. Some of the venues/concerts are better known than others, but all were important in The Beatles' story. Also, it's only broadly chronological - they played as the Quarry Men in the Cavern, but I wanted to leave it till later on so people here could work their way towards it.

I'm not going to try and put in everything. I thought about places like the Albert Hall and the tours in Europe, the far east etc, but I don't think we need to worry about it. But have I missed anything really important?

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28 November 2009
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RufusWild
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Great idea -- though I think 'Abbey Road' could be confusing to some as it's also an album title and could make you think you're progressing through albums... In terms of their career, in some ways it didn't really get any better than being at Abbey Road, so on second thought I am not sure it works to give people 'worse' rankings after they've gone through Abbey Road.... And who would want to be stuck at #18?  ....

It's interesting - but maybe the idea of a hierarchichal thing with regard to posts doesn't really work with the Beatles, since, you know, there's nothing you can do that can't be done...

Then again, the idea of moving chronologically through the Beatles' career as you post more and more, while somewhat appealing, also has its drawbacks, as you see the end looming...

my two cents...

"We were just a band, who made it very very big, that's all."
29 November 2009
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I'll change Abbey Road to EMI Studios, as that's what The Beatles always knew it as. The studio changed its name in 1970 - you can guess why Smile

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