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by s_morris ‎27-04-2012 13:15 - edited ‎27-04-2012 13:33

Hi Guys,

I came up with this idea last week and then saw the post called 'the one year+ club'. My idea is similar to that one however im not competing in any way and i hope for some kind of comprimise between the ideas.


My Idea

To have a 'council of elders' board which only members with 1000+ posts can post on


The Uses of this Board


To allow experienced members to have a stronger voice by putting forward there ideas


To allow experienced members to converse maturely 


To ask questions that you feel only experienced members will now as opposed to the regular board where newbies will attempt to answer something to which they have no knowledge about



Thanks for reading!!!



EDIT: I also feel this board will allow the educators to have a more dignified 'meeting' with the more experienced giffgaffers on the board to come to a better conclusion


EDIT2: with the advice of caballeropi I have decided that it may alos be wise not just to do it by 1000 posts but also by a certain amount of Accepted Solutions

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by mary_r_t on ‎28-04-2012 02:28

My sentiments here are much the same as the One year+ club:


I have to agree that a lot of posts doesn't necessarily mean a lot of good posts - quality over quantity every time :-)

by natasha_smith on ‎28-04-2012 13:54
Have you ever read George Orwells "animal farm" ? Enough said! :-)
by inspiron42 on ‎28-04-2012 14:00
People can make their own decision on what ideas or advice they wish to accept using their own criteria. It does not require a group of self appointed individuals to do this.
by drlatheef on ‎28-04-2012 15:33

I'm not in favour of this idea. As for one it will encourage more and more people to get to the 1000 post mark for the purpose of getting into this "elite" group and not helping out giffgaffers. So for the moral sense. I'm afraid not.

by sybsat on ‎28-04-2012 18:08

Probably based on the quality of answers consistently provided by a member could be tagged as an educator or expert. In my opinion this should be done only for the plan/call/goody bag related questions... A bright idea or innovative suggestion can come from anyone, it may be a college grad or grand pa... We cant say for sure all innovative ideas have come from Elders always...

by cb5online on ‎05-05-2012 17:31

Whoops - I misread the opening gambit of this idea and hence gave it kudos. Can't take it off though :/


I am in favour of a 1+ year forum.


But not for a 1000+ posts forum, for reasons noted by other gaff giffers above.


Sorry :'(

by joolzian on ‎05-05-2012 17:39



go to options ,top right of your post and revoke kudo.:smileyhappy:

by cb5online on ‎05-05-2012 18:02

Thank you joolzian... I've learned something today... here, have the kudos I just got back :smileyvery-happy: :smileyvery-happy:


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