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Old 21st May 2008
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I might make a slight modification on the Unix Hierarchy system. And if going by number of posts - which should be incremented by a factor of 2 (hey, this is a computer forum!) starting with 128, so that you don't get the highest level after a handful of posts, I would set it up this way:

* beginner - 0-127 posts
o insecure with the concept of a terminal
o has yet to learn the basics of vi
o has not figured out how to get a directory
o still has trouble with typing [RETURN] after each line of input
* novice - 128-255 posts
o knows tha "ls" will produce a directory
o uses the editor, but calls it "vye"
o has heard of "C" but never used it
o has had his first bad experience with rm
o is wondering how to read his mail
o is wondering why the person next to him seems to like Unix so very much.
* user - 256-511 posts
o uses vi and nroff, but inexpertly
o has heard of regular expressions but never seen one.
o has figured out that "-" precedes options
o has attempted to write a C program and has decided to stick with pascal
o is wondering how to move a directory
o thinks that dbx is a brand of stereo component
o knows how to read his mail and is wondering how to read the news
* knowlegable user - 512-1023 posts
o uses nroff with no trouble, and is beginning to learn tbl and eqn
o uses grep to search for fixed strings
o has figured out that mv(1) will move directories
o has learned that "help" doesn't help
o somebody has shown him how to write C programs
o once used sed to do some text substitution
o has seen dbx used but does not use it himself
o thinks that make is a only for wimps
* expert - 1024-2047 posts
o uses sed when necessary
o uses macro"s in vi, uses ex when neccesary
o posts news at every possible opportunity
o write csh scripts occasionally
o write C programs using vi and compiles with cc
o has figured out what "&&" and "||" are for
o thinks that human history started with "!h"
* hacker - 2048-4095 posts
o uses sed and awk with comfort
o uses undocumented features of vi
o write C code with "cat >" and compiles with "!cc"
o uses adb because he doesn't trust source debuggers
o can answer questions about the user environment
o writes his own nroff macros to supplement std. ones
o write scripts for Bourne shell (/bin/sh)
o knows how to install bug fixes
* guru - 4096-8191 posts
o uses m4 and lex with comfort
o writes assembly code with "cat >"
o uses adb on the kernel while system is loaded
o customizes utilities by patching the source
o reads device driver source with his breakfast
o can answer any unix question after a little thought
o uses make for anything that requires two or more distinct commands to achieve
o has learned how to breach security but no longer needs to try
* *** - 8192 and up posts <- this one should be allowed to be user defined or selected from a lists of potential titles ->
o writes device drivers with "cat >"
o fixes bugs by patching the binaries
o can answer any question before you ask
o writes his own troff macro packages
o is on firstname basis with Dennis, Bill, and Ken
And the WORD was made flesh, and dwelt among us. (John 1:14)
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