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nothinbuttree 07-23-2022 10:48 PM

Very sad news indeed. Hits home too cause I am not too far from 64. Agree with Bogey, we should cherish every day.

pmay5 07-24-2022 06:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Pizza God (Post 3824874)
I have told my wife that they will probably find me dead on a course, if it happens, remember that I died doing what I loved so don't be sad.

As it is, I will continue playing new courses for as long as I can.

I have also told my wife that I would like to be cremated and have my ashes spread on new courses and added to my course count :D

Sorry to hear that as well about MrFrosty. He and I have a lot of courses in common, but never met him.

Very good thoughts, will have to tell my wife the same, and going to contact the Attorney to change my will tomorrow! :hfive:

sisyphus 07-27-2022 01:33 AM

Well folks, I finally squeezed in a couple of days to update the Trusted Reviewer statistics spreadsheet, which is sorted by Diamonds (in order of obtainment), then by Thumbs UP.

Please note that there are 14 folks who we refer to as "Zircon Trusted Reviewers" (over 1000 thumbs up, but not quite there on one or more of the other requirements - I made sure to check out and thumb up at least one of their reviews, in case the missing element is 'unique' thumbs!)

The stats are kind of interesting to us nerdly types, so I hope y'all enjoy having this available to peruse. Congrats to all 503 Trusted Reviewers!!!

GMcAtee 07-27-2022 10:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sisyphus (Post 3825649)
Well folks, I finally squeezed in a couple of days to update the Trusted Reviewer statistics spreadsheet, which is sorted by Diamonds (in order of obtainment), then by Thumbs UP.

Please note that there are 14 folks who we refer to as "Zircon Trusted Reviewers" (over 1000 thumbs up, but not quite there on one or more of the other requirements - I made sure to check out and thumb up at least one of their reviews, in case the missing element is 'unique' thumbs!)

The stats are kind of interesting to us nerdly types, so I hope y'all enjoy having this available to peruse. Congrats to all 503 Trusted Reviewers!!!

Thanks for the motivation to add reviews.

Olorin 07-27-2022 07:43 PM

Sisyphus,

Compiling that TR data is like pushing a huge boulder up a hill. You put in all kinds of sweat and labor to complete it and get it on top of the hill, then the moment you're done and you let go it starts rolling back down the hill. ;) Thanks for doing that so faithfully!

Quote:

Originally Posted by sisyphus (Post 3825649)
Congrats to all 503 Trusted Reviewers!!!

503 / 101,623 = 0.5% of all DGCR users are Trusted Reviewers! I think that the TR system works pretty well.

Cerealman 07-28-2022 09:29 AM

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Originally Posted by GMcAtee (Post 3825691)
Thanks for the motivation to add reviews.

Congrats to GMcAtee for finally turning his silver into gold.

(P.S. Yes, Greg, I noticed you passed me for Tennessee courses. Enjoy second place ... for now.)

pmay5 07-28-2022 10:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sisyphus (Post 3825649)
Well folks, I finally squeezed in a couple of days to update the Trusted Reviewer statistics spreadsheet, which is sorted by Diamonds (in order of obtainment), then by Thumbs UP.

Please note that there are 14 folks who we refer to as "Zircon Trusted Reviewers" (over 1000 thumbs up, but not quite there on one or more of the other requirements - I made sure to check out and thumb up at least one of their reviews, in case the missing element is 'unique' thumbs!)

The stats are kind of interesting to us nerdly types, so I hope y'all enjoy having this available to peruse. Congrats to all 503 Trusted Reviewers!!!

Thanks for taking the time to update the list, it is appreciated! :clap::clap:

Also, thanks for the :thmbup: , but you were (around) #81 for me, it is a great idea to go through and :thmbup: all the TRs. :D

Tyler J 07-28-2022 11:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Olorin (Post 3825919)
Sisyphus,

Compiling that TR data is like pushing a huge boulder up a hill. You put in all kinds of sweat and labor to complete it and get it on top of the hill, then the moment you're done and you let go it starts rolling back down the hill. ;) Thanks for doing that so faithfully!


503 / 101,623 = 0.5% of all DGCR users are Trusted Reviewers! I think that the TR system works pretty well.

Lol it looks like we've already gained a 504th trusted reviewer since the list got updated.

Surge5 08-02-2022 08:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Tyler J (Post 3823968)
Thanks! Shoutout to Jukeshoe for giving the 1,000th vote. Here's to the next 1,000, though I'm finally almost out of courses in St. Louis. Might need to try making road trips happen more.

Come see me in KC! You could bag 8-9 a day easy.

Surge5 08-02-2022 08:32 PM

Finally counted my thumbs... I have a longer way to go than I thought. Only 111 for now.

BogeyNoMore 08-02-2022 08:41 PM

Only having two thumbs has worked for me thus far. :|

Tyler J 08-02-2022 11:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Surge5 (Post 3827320)
Come see me in KC! You could bag 8-9 a day easy.

KC is certainly on my radar. I'd love to make at least one long weekend happen between KC or Peoria in the next year. Hopefully both.

Surge5 08-02-2022 11:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Tyler J (Post 3827377)
KC is certainly on my radar. I'd love to make at least one long weekend happen between KC or Peoria in the next year. Hopefully both.

You know where to reach me!

wellsbranch250 09-25-2022 12:45 PM

the cubic zirconia club looks poised to add a 15th member it ranks.

EspressoPatronum - 125 reviews - 986 thumb ups.
What a great review of Sandy Point, a course that i've had wishlisted for years. I wish I had the time to get up there and play that one, along with the many other excellent northern wisco courses. I'll likely be in Milwaukee around thanksgiving. Perhaps Brown Deer or Silver Fox on this trip.

Cpt. Shadrach3 - 270 reviews - 3206 thumb ups
HyooMac - 268 reviews - 2425 thumb ups
pmay5 - 217 reviews - 1574 thumb ups
knobby325 - 207 reviews - 1748 thumb ups
KenanFlagler01 - 187 reviews - 1408 thumb ups
DiscinOhio - 165 reviews - 1065 thumb ups
aclay - 159 reviews - 1318 thumb ups
Blake883 - 138 reviews - 1406 thumb ups
Ryal - 132 reviews - 1206 thumb ups
DFah - 127 reviews - 1563 thumb ups
Cerealman - 114 reviews - 1112 thumb ups
Surge5 - 108 reviews - 1328 thumb ups
lee76007 - 102 reviews - 1202 thumb ups
TylerJ - 80 reviews - 1093 thumb ups

sillybizz 09-25-2022 04:36 PM

Yeah I've been seeing a lot of Espresso, HyooMac, and Surge's reviews lately and they are all awesome review artists (that's the term I'm using anyway, sue me :p) and I enjoy their work. Hope everyone gets there soon, gotta keep grinding! :)

Tyler J 09-26-2022 10:08 AM

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Originally Posted by wellsbranch250 (Post 3839685)
the cubic zirconia club looks poised to add a 15th member it ranks.

EspressoPatronum - 125 reviews - 986 thumb ups.

ONE OF US! ONE OF US!

Congrats on getting over the 1,000 mark overnight with that review of Rollin Ridge, Espresso!

HyooMac 09-26-2022 09:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wellsbranch250 (Post 3839685)
the cubic zirconia club looks poised to add a 15th member it ranks.

EspressoPatronum - 125 reviews - 986 thumb ups.
What a great review of Sandy Point, a course that i've had wishlisted for years. I wish I had the time to get up there and play that one, along with the many other excellent northern wisco courses. I'll likely be in Milwaukee around thanksgiving. Perhaps Brown Deer or Silver Fox on this trip.

Cpt. Shadrach3 - 270 reviews - 3206 thumb ups
HyooMac - 268 reviews - 2425 thumb ups
pmay5 - 217 reviews - 1574 thumb ups
knobby325 - 207 reviews - 1748 thumb ups
KenanFlagler01 - 187 reviews - 1408 thumb ups
DiscinOhio - 165 reviews - 1065 thumb ups
aclay - 159 reviews - 1318 thumb ups
Blake883 - 138 reviews - 1406 thumb ups
Ryal - 132 reviews - 1206 thumb ups
DFah - 127 reviews - 1563 thumb ups
Cerealman - 114 reviews - 1112 thumb ups
Surge5 - 108 reviews - 1328 thumb ups
lee76007 - 102 reviews - 1202 thumb ups
TylerJ - 80 reviews - 1093 thumb ups


Thanks for the recognition. By my count, I still need about 70 more uniques to make Diamond. So I expect to be zirconia for a long time yet to come.

pmay5 09-27-2022 09:14 AM

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Originally Posted by HyooMac (Post 3840006)
Thanks for the recognition. By my count, I still need about 70 more uniques to make Diamond. So I expect to be zirconia for a long time yet to come.

Yea, I'm about the same place HM!

Funny thing, I posted in a Forum recently that got several NICEs, I think 7 of those haven't given me a Thumbs Up! :doh:
Guess I need to write more reviews ...

Surge5 09-27-2022 09:58 AM

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Originally Posted by sillybizz (Post 3839724)
Yeah I've been seeing a lot of Espresso, HyooMac, and Surge's reviews lately and they are all awesome review artists (that's the term I'm using anyway, sue me :p) and I enjoy their work. Hope everyone gets there soon, gotta keep grinding! :)

I have my last review written and waiting to post, then I'm out until I get a free day to hit Topeka :( hoping to hit 9 courses when that day comes, though!

EspressoPatronum 09-27-2022 06:25 PM

This is easily the most famous I've become on the forums :)

Thanks to everyone for the kind words. It appears I too will be in the Zirconia club for awhile, as of today I think I'm up to 145 uniques. As I told wellsbranch, seems like I just am going to have to travel to some new parts of the country!

I think I've already thumbed up just about everyone on that list, but I'm going to go through it again to be sure. We need all the help we can get on the quest for 250.

elmexdela 09-27-2022 09:46 PM

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Originally Posted by EspressoPatronum (Post 3840215)
This is easily the most famous I've become on the forums :)

Thanks to everyone for the kind words. It appears I too will be in the Zirconia club for awhile, as of today I think I'm up to 145 uniques. As I told wellsbranch, seems like I just am going to have to travel to some new parts of the country!

I think I've already thumbed up just about everyone on that list, but I'm going to go through it again to be sure. We need all the help we can get on the quest for 250.

oh i didnt see this thread

you were name dropped yesterday/other day on top 10 movement thread

keep up the solid work :thmbup:

HyooMac 09-28-2022 08:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EspressoPatronum (Post 3840215)
This is easily the most famous I've become on the forums :)

Thanks to everyone for the kind words. It appears I too will be in the Zirconia club for awhile, as of today I think I'm up to 145 uniques. As I told wellsbranch, seems like I just am going to have to travel to some new parts of the country!

I think I've already thumbed up just about everyone on that list, but I'm going to go through it again to be sure. We need all the help we can get on the quest for 250.

My guess is that "travel to new parts of the country" is one key, and the other is to play and review extremely popular courses.

My logic is that people search first to find information about courses they play or plan to play - and that's most often going to be in their immediate area. Then you get the travelers: they're planning overnight trips, and want to be sure they use their time to hit the "best" courses (my example would be Perkerson: how could you be flying in or out of ATL and not consider it?). Finally, you get the people who have interest in reading reviews about the overall highest rated courses, or the ones that are coming up on tour.

I'm currently picking up about 2 new uniques for every 5 reviews I add. That's just on average. It's obviously affected by factors like those I mentioned above. I've also been adding and reviewing some courses that are new to DGCR lately, and I think that brings the average down, because they don't yet have the traffic - of players, or reviewers.

But if my current average continues, that means I have another 175 reviews to write in order to make Diamond. It's probably not that steep a hill - but at 268 now, I probably shouldn't even think about Diamond until around 325.


I am not complaining, or advocating for any changes to the levels.


I enjoy seeing my older reviews get new likes - it's sort of like earning interest on a bank account.


Clearly, I am overthinking this whole thing.

thrembo 09-28-2022 09:29 AM

I think playing the most popular courses is the fastest way to get new uniques. My Idlewild review was the one that put me over 250 so there is something to be said for that lol.

Tyler J 09-28-2022 10:19 AM

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Originally Posted by thrembo (Post 3840318)
I think playing the most popular courses is the fastest way to get new uniques. My Idlewild review was the one that put me over 250 so there is something to be said for that lol.

Completely agree - Idlewild is by far the review that has given me the most unique voters, and continues to do so from time to time. The next 3 reviews with the largest unique count for me, outside of my earliest reviews? Harmony Bends, Eagles Crossing, and Mt. Airy.

Tyler J 09-28-2022 12:02 PM

Here's who's currently on 1,000 thumb watch now:

Moose33 | 938 Thumbs
Chained Evil | 936 Thumbs
dndelli | 934 Thumbs
superberry | 924 Thumbs

ZMan44 (961 thumbs) and slomon.trenton (948) have the highest thumb counts under 1,000, but neither of them have written a review since 2014.

Other fun milestones:
BrotherDave (1990), dreadlock86 (1967), and sillybizz (1910) are the next recently active reviewers in line to join the 2,000 thumb club, which has only been done by 18 TRs.

Also, Upshawt1979 (2942) and wolfhaley (2986) look poised to become the 7th and 8th members of the 3,000 thumb club.

EspressoPatronum 09-28-2022 12:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tyler J (Post 3840332)
Completely agree - Idlewild is by far the review that has given me the most unique voters, and continues to do so from time to time. The next 3 reviews with the largest unique count for me, outside of my earliest reviews? Harmony Bends, Eagles Crossing, and Mt. Airy.

It figures - I played Idlewild back when I was barely writing reviews (and mediocre ones at that). By the time I stared writing detailed reviews I didnít feel like it was appropriate to review Idlewild without playing it again, so Iíll have to get back some day. Hopefully going to Harmony Bends next year.

sillybizz 11-07-2022 05:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Tyler J (Post 3840362)
Other fun milestones:
BrotherDave (1990), dreadlock86 (1967), and sillybizz (1910) are the next recently active reviewers in line to join the 2,000 thumb club, which has only been done by 18 TRs.

Looks like I made it! Thanks for all the :thmbup: really appreciate it! :hfive:

wolfhaley 11-08-2022 04:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tyler J (Post 3840362)
Also, Upshawt1979 (2942) and wolfhaley (2986) look poised to become the 7th and 8th members of the 3,000 thumb club.

Well I guess I'm the 7th 3,000 thumbs member. And by over a hundred now due to some unexpected late season reviews not too far from home. Pretty cool, and I wasn't aware that I was in that high of company.

Fun fact: Wellsbranch has double the thumbs up I have.

And less thumbs down :eek:

Talk about impressive!!!

All while creating/maintaining/expanding his own private course. Which looks amazing and is wishlisted. Truly impressive stuff right there :clap::clap::clap:

wellsbranch250 11-08-2022 06:10 PM

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Originally Posted by wolfhaley (Post 3850240)
Talk about impressive!!!

I appreciate the shout out Ryan. I find it impressive that your wife has joined you for almost 500 different courses now. Shouldn't there be a DGCR medal for that? my wife and I are still at 1.

lee76007 11-08-2022 06:54 PM

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Originally Posted by wellsbranch250 (Post 3850361)
I appreciate the shout out Ryan. I find it impressive that your wife has joined you for almost 500 different courses now. Shouldn't there be a DGCR medal for that? my wife and I are still at 1.

My wife and I are kinda of sort of at 1. When she comes with me, she bikes. She finished early about a month ago and decided to walk with me on my second round and "hey I'll take video of you", a first time for me. To my Suprise she took video of every single stroke including being lazy and putting with bag on my shoulder and reaching down to pick up disc and dropping in basket, comical. Next time she would like to throw a disc.

wolfhaley 11-08-2022 07:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wellsbranch250 (Post 3850361)
I appreciate the shout out Ryan. I find it impressive that your wife has joined you for almost 500 different courses now. Shouldn't there be a DGCR medal for that? my wife and I are still at 1.

Oh, she's actually only about 8 behind me. She doesn't go on DGCR so her "total" is just since I've been scoring on the app, which marks the courses played for both of us. So she's really at about 775.

BogeyNoMore 11-08-2022 07:39 PM

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Originally Posted by wellsbranch250 (Post 3850361)
I appreciate the shout out Ryan. I find it impressive that your wife has joined you for almost 500 different courses now. Shouldn't there be a DGCR medal for that? my wife and I are still at 1.

Not that he ever comes 'round here anymore, but...

I think Mashnut's wife has played a lot of the courses he's hit as well.

sillybizz 11-08-2022 08:16 PM

My husband has only played about a dozen or so with me but he has Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, and Utah for states. :)

thrembo 11-08-2022 09:32 PM

My wife's PDGA # is one after mine. She has been playing longer than some of you whippersnappers have been living. Guess I should get her signed up on here?

BogeyNoMore 11-09-2022 10:15 AM

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Originally Posted by thrembo (Post 3850411)
My wife's PDGA # is one after mine. She has been playing longer than some of you whippersnappers have been living. Guess I should get her signed up on here?


How many 20 or 30 something's even post here any more? :confused:

For the past couple of years, seems all the activity on this forum is from people who qualify to play in age protected divisions.

Considering the age of folks who post on DGCR, "whippersnapper" refers to someone in their 40's. :\

thrembo 11-09-2022 11:24 AM

My wife will like being part of the "younger" folks on here.

Tyler J 11-09-2022 03:13 PM

Am I a whipper snapper at 31? Or is there a level below that?

thrembo 11-09-2022 03:28 PM

whip∑per∑snap∑per
/ˈ(h)wipərˌsnapər/

noun informal
a young and inexperienced person considered to be presumptuous or overconfident.

Shadrach3 11-09-2022 03:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tyler J (Post 3850566)
Am I a whipper snapper at 31? Or is there a level below that?

Whippersnapperdoodle

BogeyNoMore 11-09-2022 04:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tyler J (Post 3850566)
Am I a whipper snapper at 31? Or is there a level below that?

Aspiring Whippersnapper


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