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famour runners names under avatar?

Postby jamix » Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:48 am

I've noticed everyone has a name of some famous runner under they're photo or user name. Mine used to say "Prefontaine", but now says "Bailey". Other users have different famous names written. Are these names randomly assigned? What is they're significance?
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Postby seuss » Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:50 am

corresponds to the number of posts you have made. you probably changed over at the 50 post mark.
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Postby jamix » Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:12 am

seuss wrote:corresponds to the number of posts you have made. you probably changed over at the 50 post mark.


Thanks a bunch. Do you know exactly what the relationship is between post # and the corresponding name? Which runners name corresponds to the highest post count?
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Postby seuss » Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:29 am

if you click on Members on the gray bar at the top of the page and then click on Posts twice to sort by post numbers in descending order you can probably figure it out pretty easily.
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Postby jamix » Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:36 am

Ah okay. I see Gebrselassie is the highest. Bekele is second highest. If it were me I would probably put Bekele for highest posts.

For "Johnson", do think this is referring to Ben Johnson or Michael Johnson :lol: ?! Don't answer that.
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Postby seuss » Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:41 am

you must have missed a page. Kogo and ahem, Tadese are both higher than Bekele.

and yeah, safe bet the Johnson belongs to Michael.

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Postby Jwolf » Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:45 am

I'd put Paula Radcliffe over all of those dudes.
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Postby seuss » Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:48 am

Jwolf wrote:I'd put Paula Radcliffe over all of those dudes.


true. she could also be a goddess.
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Postby ian » Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:00 am

jamix wrote: I see Gebrselassie is the highest. Bekele is second highest. If it were me I would probably put Bekele for highest posts.

It isn't an arbitrary ranking. It correlates with world records:
http://www.runningmania.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=31513&start=0

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Postby HCcD » Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:15 am

jamix wrote:I've noticed everyone has a name of some famous runner under they're photo or user name. Mine used to say "Prefontaine", but now says "Bailey". Other users have different famous names written. Are these names randomly assigned? What is they're significance?


As you have been posting a lot about speed and short stuff, so the RM Forum automatically classified you, as such, perhaps ... :shifty: :lol: :wink:
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Postby ultraslacker » Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:14 am

seuss wrote:for a while we were all goddesses. those were the days.


yeah, I think we should go back to that.
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Postby KBO » Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:20 am

ultraslacker wrote:
seuss wrote:for a while we were all goddesses. those were the days.


yeah, I think we should go back to that.


Me too. I liked it.

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Postby Jwolf » Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:23 am

KBO wrote:
ultraslacker wrote:
seuss wrote:for a while we were all goddesses. those were the days.


yeah, I think we should go back to that.


Me too. I liked it.


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Postby ultraslacker » Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:17 pm

let's do famous ultra runners!

they are gods anyway... :)
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Postby MichaelMc » Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:39 pm

ultraslacker wrote:let's do famous ultra runners!

they are gods anyway... :)


I thought they were just runners with more endurance than speed? :lol:

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Postby HCcD » Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:44 pm

MichaelMc wrote:
ultraslacker wrote:let's do famous ultra runners!

they are gods anyway... :)


I thought they were just runners with more endurance than speed? :lol:


I think you are referring to the "Master's Division (40+)", Michael, the Older one gets the longer one goes ... :shifty: :lol: :wink:
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Postby ultraslacker » Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:45 pm

MichaelMc wrote:
ultraslacker wrote:let's do famous ultra runners!

they are gods anyway... :)


I thought they were just runners with more endurance than speed? :lol:


clearly you've never watched Krupicka running up a mountain. :)
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Postby Spirit Unleashed » Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:46 pm

Of the names listed, I have heard of 6. So the name doesn't mean much to me. After (roughly) 38,000 more posts, I might know who I am. That sucks!

I know UQ got to be Ann Trasen and she deserves it.

Why men's world record holders?
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Postby La » Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:50 pm

ultra monk wrote:Why men's world record holders?

Exactly! I think we discussed changing them after a certain period of time. But to be honest, I can't say that I know the names of any of the female world record holders at each distance. Other than Paula Radcliffe, I'd be hard pressed to name another!
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Postby Spirit Unleashed » Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:54 pm

La wrote:
ultra monk wrote:Why men's world record holders?

Exactly! I think we discussed changing them after a certain period of time. But to be honest, I can't say that I know the names of any of the female world record holders at each distance. Other than Paula Radcliffe, I'd be hard pressed to name another!

Why not replace a few of the men with women? Or why world record holders, why not just famous runners?

When I was El Garrouj, I almost stopped posting.

Ok, I'm sure this was all hashed out by the moderator's. I ignore the name and look at the number anyway.
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Postby दिवंगत » Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:19 pm

ultra monk wrote:Why not replace a few of the men with women? Or why world record holders, why not just famous runners?

Yes, it should totally be famous triathletes; men and women, they're both equally awesome. ;)

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Postby Jwolf » Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:27 pm

Truthfully I never look at those post level names anyway. Why do we even have to have them? Its an often source of confusion for new members. :)

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Postby Spirit Unleashed » Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:15 pm

140.6 wrote:
ultra monk wrote:Why not replace a few of the men with women? Or why world record holders, why not just famous runners?

Yes, it should totally be famous triathletes; men and women, they're both equally awesome. ;)

Well, maybe one or two. What was the name of the woman who won Hawaii in such grand style about 15 years ago? Julie? (I can't remember).
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Postby दिवंगत » Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:46 pm

ultra monk wrote:
140.6 wrote:
ultra monk wrote:Why not replace a few of the men with women? Or why world record holders, why not just famous runners?

Yes, it should totally be famous triathletes; men and women, they're both equally awesome. ;)

Well, maybe one or two. What was the name of the woman who won Hawaii in such grand style about 15 years ago? Julie? (I can't remember).

Julie Leach won in 1982 but you might be thinking of Julie Moss who was second. It was her struggle in the final few yards that when featured on Wide World of Sport really brought the Kona race to the US's attention.

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Postby MichaelMc » Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:17 pm

ultraslacker wrote:
MichaelMc wrote:
ultraslacker wrote:let's do famous ultra runners!

they are gods anyway... :)


I thought they were just runners with more endurance than speed? :lol:


clearly you've never watched Krupicka running up a mountain. :)


Sure, very fast... for an Ultra runner running up a hill. No Hicham El Guerrouj, mind you :wink:


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