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18 April 2004, 04:42 PM
Just wondering, how exactly do the ranks here work? is it by the amount of posts you make?

And while I'm at it, how the heck to you pronounce Yuuzhan Vong? Thanks.

18 April 2004, 06:02 PM
1) Yes, I believe it's based on number of posts, and possibly also the amount of time you've been active on the boards, post frequency, that sort of thing.

2) You pronounce it "stupid EU crap monster." :p

Nova Spice
18 April 2004, 06:54 PM
1. The ranking system is one of the Holonet's most contested topics of discussion. No one except for Moridin and [/B]Armage[/B] no exactly how it works. There's several threads about this in the SWRPGNetwork forum.

2. I pronounce it YOO-ZAHN VONG.

And if it wasn't for the EU, Kordeth, Star Wars would have died a couple decades ago. ;)

Darth Fierce
19 April 2004, 03:39 AM
While I myself pronounce Yuuzhan Vong the same way that Nova Spice has indicated, I once ran the name through a computer program that would give you auditory feedback on how it believed words should be pronounced, and it came up with something sounding like "YUH-uh-zahn VAHNG."

Darth Fierce :vader:

Rogue Janson
19 April 2004, 09:12 AM
I like to pronounce it Yoozhan vong! where the vong! is like a high-pitched "pong!" sound.

Vanger Chevane
19 April 2004, 02:25 PM
IIRC the double-u is indicative of an "oo" sound, such as Yanks pronounce in "vacuum" (the Queen's English yoo-uhzhan sounds awkward IMHO), similar to the (Afrikaans?) rule for aa producing an "ah" sound.

As far as the ranks and such go, look here (http://holonet.swrpgnetwork.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=9061) and here (http://holonet.swrpgnetwork.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=12839).

The latter is the active thread.