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Message Boards Explained

The Light Reading message boards provide you with a chance to enlighten the telecom industry. You must register and obtain a username in order to participate.

Topics There are two types of topics:

  • Article talk - Discussions related to specific articles
  • Reader talk - Discussions created by our readers
User Rankings: Join the Jungle Jam The Jungle Jam user-rankings are achieved by combining three virtues:
  • Longevity - Stick around, keep jamming, and you're in the hunt
  • Quantity - Contribute often and ascend the ranks
  • Quality - Write enlightened, Pulitzer-caliber posts and rule the boards!
The ranking names and related insignia are presented in Table 1:

Table 1: Message Board User Ranking System
Rank Insignia
Cherry Picker
Top Banana�
Rich in Potassium
Fruitful
Unripe
Banana Boat
No Rank
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Users with no rank are on the “Banana Boat” and have not yet qualified for playing in the Jungle Jam. Employees of Light Reading are provided with supervisory status and carry the "LR" logo insignia.

Rating Posts You can rate posts on our message boards in order to help determine the rankings of other participants. The post-ratings will also aid you and us in finding the best discussions - which we often feature in our newsletters and articles. Posts are rated on a scale from 1-5, as described in the table 2:

Table 2: Post-Ratings
Description Rating
Outstanding
Proficient
Academic
Mediocre
Tasteless
Not Yet Rated (no rating)
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