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awnlee jawking

Nobody answered so starting a new topic.

What is the Rising Stars List and how do I find it?

AJ

Ernest Bywater

@awnlee jawking

What is the Rising Stars List and how do I find it?


I ain't heard of it either, and when I saw it mentioned I assumed (right or wrong) they meant the Top lists on the left of the Home Page listed as the Top Downloads and Recent Top Scores which concentrate on the stories with submissions in the last 30 days.

doctor_wing_nut

I thought it was a 'Premium' feature, but if authors (I believe they get Premium status) can't find it, maybe it's not. I had never heard of nor seen it mentioned before.

robberhands

Like Ernest surmised, I'm also pretty certain the various 'Top Lists' were meant.

REP

When I was writing user manuals for my firm's software products, we had a VPN software system comprised of 3 interrelated software programs. The engineers on each program displayed different names on the screen for the same functional concepts. There was no standardized terminology and I had to explain to the user that the different names meant the same thing. :(

It was an uphill battle to make them standardize their terminology.

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater

@REP

It was an uphill battle to make them standardize their terminology.


I had that issue once, got the ear of the boss, and then just changed the others over to the industry standard terms, with his authority and permission. The programmers weren't happy with me, but the thousands of clients users were happier.

Wheezer
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Rising Stars is a list that shows on the left hand column of My Library.

The header title of the page is 'Potentially Interesting Stories." It currently lists 108 stories.

Ernest Bywater

I've Premier Membership and I see no list of that name. I have:

All Bookmarks
Reading Queue
Active Serials
Fav. Authors
Series/Universes
External Links
Show Tag
(dropdown box for above)
Removed
Today's List
Advanced Search
Category Search
Recently Concluded
Exclusive stories

.................

Now, if you have a personal tag of 'Rising Stars' you may have that set to default for the Show Tag group. I don't know, I don't have that set to show anything.

Rising Stars doesn't show anywhere on the My Library Page or the Home Page

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
Wheezer
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I have a screen cap of My Library page, but do not know how to post it here without revealing my personal information.

I've asked Lazeez to step in and explain the Rising Stars feature.

Replies:   Bondi Beach
Bondi Beach

@Wheezer

do not know how to post it here without revealing my personal information.


It's OK, Wheezer. We know you're really Ted Cruz. No need to hide it any more.

bb

Replies:   Wheezer  Joe Long
Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

@awnlee jawking

The 'Rising Stars' list is an optional list in the library. It allows premier members to keep track of serials or stories that reach a certain score after a certain number of votes.

To activate this list, in the Library's preferences panel, item #11. Check the 'Show Rising Star Stories List' box and set your preferred settings for the list. Once activated is shows up on the left hand side of the library.

The library's preferences panel allows a lot of things, those who have premier service should explore its various options, as well as all the Preferences in the 'My Account' page. You'd be surprised at the wealth of features that you have access to.

Ernest Bywater
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@Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)


You'd be surprised at the wealth of features that you have access to.


And you keep getting surprised when he sneaks new ones in on you. I did play with all the options in the past, but that was many years ago, so many I forget how many years ago.

Just set it, and it's now there.

Dominions Son

@Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

It allows premier members to keep track of serials or stories that reach a certain score after a certain number of votes.


Be nice if you could set a minimum size on it as well. :)

Wheezer
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@Bondi Beach


It's OK, Wheezer. We know you're really Ted Cruz. No need to hide it any more.


*retching noises*

(sound of a Sig P320C slide being cycled...)

Wheezer

@Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

To activate this list, in the Library's preferences panel, item #11. Check the 'Show Rising Star Stories List' box and set your preferred settings for the list. Once activated is shows up on the left hand side of the library.


Thanks Lazeez. I suppose I set it up years ago, but really don't remember doing so, but then I barely remember breakfast from yesterday.

awnlee jawking

@Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

Thank you.

AJ

Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)

@Ernest Bywater

And you keep getting surprised when he sneaks new ones in on you


The rising stars list is one of the first features, from 2003 or something like that.

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater

@Lazeez Jiddan (Webmaster)


The rising stars list is one of the first features, from 2003 or something like that.


could be, but before I started my current account I used to have another one under a different pen name from back in 2001, when I had some issues with a computer and lost all my log-ons and passwords I started this account and also started posting the stories I'd previously written, some of which go back to 2001, but weren't posted at SoL. I played with all of the settings when I first joined, and rarely looked at them since.

Crumbly Writer

@Ernest Bywater

Now, if you have a personal tag of 'Rising Stars' you may have that set to default for the Show Tag group. I don't know, I don't have that set to show anything.

Rising Stars doesn't show anywhere on the My Library Page or the Home Page

I've heard the various questions about it but had no clue where it was. Just checked and found it. It's listed between "External Links" and "Removed".

It mostly lists the regular all-time top stories list, so I'm not quite such what differentiates it. Some are still posting, but one concluded back in May.

Replies:   John Demille
Joe Long

@Bondi Beach

We know you're really Ted Cruz


Do I get any points for voting for Cruz instead of Trump in the primaries?

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater

@Joe Long

Do I get any points for voting for Cruz instead of Trump in the primaries?


According to Hillary your vote doesn't count unless you're an illegal alien or an illegal alien sympathiser.

Replies:   Wheezer
Wheezer

@Ernest Bywater

According to Hillary your vote doesn't count unless you're an illegal alien or an illegal alien sympathiser.


At least the Russians are not changing votes here on SOL...at least I don't think they are.

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Ernest Bywater
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@Wheezer


At least the Russians are not changing votes here on SOL...at least I don't think they are.


Hey, if South American non-citizen can vote in the election, why can't Russian non-citizens also vote?

typo edit

Replies:   Wheezer
Wheezer

@Ernest Bywater

Hey, is South American non-citizen can vote in the election, why can't Russian non-citizens also vote?


Fox News & Donald Trump may disagree, but NPR just mentioned again that there is no evidence of the massive voter fraud that Trump claims. Oh, wait! He won, didn't he...

Ernest Bywater

@Wheezer

no evidence of the massive voter fraud


It's not voter fraud if the state rules allow non-citizens to vote. I know Australian people who own property in California and live there for about half the year often get abused for not voting in the US elections. Not being US citizens they don't feel right doing so, but the state rules allow anyone with proof of land ownership or residence in California to vote. They checked, ans were told they'll get asked to show a power bill or rent receipt as proof of residence, but aren't ask to prove they're a US citizen.

So non-citizens who live in California get to vote. Since they have to show proof of residence, why is it hard to get something to show proof of citizenship. Now you know why some people are against proof of voter citizenship laws.

Replies:   Wheezer
John Demille

@Crumbly Writer

It mostly lists the regular all-time top stories list, so I'm not quite such what differentiates it.


I suggested the rising stars list to Lazeez long time ago. It's not supposed to simply re-list some of the top lists. It's customizable. So you can set the thresholds that you want and it applies your exclusion preferences as well as include in-progress and completed stories.

Wheezer

@Ernest Bywater


It's not voter fraud if the state rules allow non-citizens to vote.


In order to be eligible to vote in the state of California, you must be:

•A citizen of the United States.
•A California resident.
•18 years old or older on Election Day.
•Not currently in prison or on parole for a felony conviction. ...
•Not found to be mentally incompetent by a court.

Voter Registration in California | DMV.org

www.dmv.org/ca-california/voter-registration.php


Arguing with a Trump supporter is like playing chess with a pigeon...

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Crumbly Writer

@Wheezer

Fox News & Donald Trump may disagree, but NPR just mentioned again that there is no evidence of the massive voter fraud that Trump claims. Oh, wait! He won, didn't he...

It wasn't NPR that said that, it was the Department of Justice/FBI who announced it the other day. He's the whining racist-in-chief. Hasn't done much commanding yet.

Replies:   Wheezer
Crumbly Writer

It's not voter fraud if the state rules allow non-citizens to vote.

In order to be eligible to vote in the state of California, you must be:
•A citizen of the United States.

I suspect Wheezer's point was that non-natives get tons of mail, insisting they Register to vote, not that they'd be allowed to vote. They know the law, even if the political party mailing lists don't!

Wheezer
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@Crumbly Writer


It wasn't NPR that said that, it was the Department of Justice/FBI who announced it the other day. He's the whining racist-in-chief. Hasn't done much commanding yet.


To clarify, I heard it on NPR this morning. I wasn't paying attention to who said it this morning, although it has been repeatedly stated by numerous state & federal election officials that there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud in this, or any past presidential election. I think there was fraud in this last election, but it was not perpetrated by illegal immigrants voting. That's my opinion. It is being investigated, but I'm not certain what they will find. Whatever the findings, it will be disputed by one side or the other.

Replies:   Jim S
Jim S
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@Wheezer


To clarify, I heard it on NPR this morning. I wasn't paying attention to who said it this morning, although it has been repeatedly stated by numerous state & federal election officials that there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud in this, or any past presidential election.


I'll point out one analysis of possible election fraud and that was in the New Hampshire US Senate election where Maggie Hassan(D) won by slightly more than 275 votes or thereabouts. It seems NH allows same day voter registration. Someone analyzed the 5000 or so same day registrations and compared it to DMV records for car registration and driver license changes of address six months after the election to eliminate people who just moved prior to the election but hadn't had a chance to completely establish residency. Seems like only 1000 or so of the 5000 were eliminated. And since NH is surrounded by a Sea of Blue.......

Not proof positive, but then nothing is. But it sure looks like the US Senate should be 53/47 and not 52/48.

I'll also note that Hillary carried the state by less an 3000 votes. Only 4 electoral votes but still.....

Maybe it ain't widespread, but it's there.

Replies:   Geek of Ages  Wheezer
Geek of Ages
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@Jim S

A lot of people seem to forget that college students who come in from out of state can vote in the state they attend college. That changes how the data should be interpreted, but often isn't considered.

Replies:   Jim S
Jim S
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@Geek of Ages

A lot of people seem to forget that college students who come in from out of state can vote in the state they attend college.


Non resident college students can vote? What about those who are non US citizens? hmmmmm

And can't non resident college students also vote absentee in their state of residence? So they get two bites of the apple, eh?

awnlee jawking

@Jim S

And can't non resident college students also vote absentee in their state of residence? So they get two bites of the apple, eh?


It's a significant problem in the UK because there are minimal checks to ensure students don't vote at both their home and college addresses, and the college students are strongly left-wing.

Still, left-wingers are complaining that people old enough to remember the lessons of last century shouldn't even be allowed to vote.

AJ

Replies:   MarissaHorne
Wheezer

@Jim S

I'll point out one analysis of possible election fraud and that was in the New Hampshire US Senate election

The New Hampshire claims are just that-claims, and claims with no evidence of real fraud to back them up. They are not even new and unique claims to this election.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/11/opinions/new-hampshire-voter-fraud-opinion-koczela/

This is an opinion piece. That does not make it fake news. CNN is not the source of fake news in this country.

Replies:   Jim S
Wheezer

@Jim S

And can't non resident college students also vote absentee in their state of residence? So they get two bites of the apple, eh?


If true, would it not also be equally true for members of both political parties?

Replies:   Jim S
Jim S

@Wheezer

If true, would it not also be equally true for members of both political parties?

And college students vote for which party in huge numbers?

I will grant that voter fraud has been endemic at least since the Boss Tweed/Tammany Hall era of politics. Getting rid of it anytime soon won't happen until the American people in general get fed up. I don't see that happening since only 60% or so can get excited enough to vote in Presidential elections and even less in off year elections.

Jim S

@Wheezer

The New Hampshire claims are just that-claims, and claims with no evidence of real fraud to back them up.


Didn't I just give the numbers? Its not my analysis, btw. Just something I read online within the last week or so. Naturally, Democrats dispute it. You'd expect them to agree with it?

Replies:   Wheezer
MarissaHorne
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@awnlee jawking

It's a significant problem in the UK because there are minimal checks to ensure students don't vote at both their home and college addresses, and the college students are strongly left-wing.


That only matters in general eletions.

A student registered by both their parents and college residencies will be eligible to vote in local elections at both locations, even if both elections are held on the same day.

They may only vote once in a general election, however.

(Source - advice provided by the Student Union at my university on the occasion of the 1979 general election.)

Replies:   awnlee jawking
Wheezer

@Jim S

You'd expect them to agree with it?


No more than I expect you and republicans to consider that Trump's election is likely fraudulent and that there is an odorous pile of fly-blown Russian involvement in his victory.

Replies:   Jim S  Dominions Son
REP

What Trump's claims fail to take into account is many of those fraudulent voters voted for him.

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
Jim S

@Wheezer

... and that there is an odorous pile of fly-blown Russian involvement in his victory.

I thought the only ones still holding onto that canard were Maxine Waters, Hillary and the other moonbeam/tinfoil hat wing bats of the Dems.

Replies:   Wheezer
Crumbly Writer

@Jim S

Non resident college students can vote? What about those who are non US citizens? hmmmmm

The exceptions for college students is long-standing (since the time when I went to college back in the early eighties). It was designed so the students wouldn't have to abandon the campus, travel across country and miss school just to vote, but could register using the college as their 'temporary home'. And no, that DOESN'T apply to non-U.S. citizens.

@Jim S

And can't non resident college students also vote absentee in their state of residence? So they get two bites of the apple, eh?

When you register in the state where your college/university is located, you're automatically removed from the registration in your home state, though it doesn't remove your legal resident status there (i.e. if you're not in college in the next election, or don't apply for it, you still vote in your home state).

Crumbly Writer

@REP

What Trump's claims fail to take into account is many of those fraudulent voters voted for him.

Trump's claims are based entirely on the 'Millions' of voters he personally saw during his inauguration, who photos wouldn't confirm. He's always had a size fixation (just look at the size of the letter of his name (in gold foil, no less) on each of his buildings.

Dominions Son
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@Wheezer


No more than I expect you and republicans to consider that Trump's election is likely fraudulent and that there is an odorous pile of fly-blown Russian involvement in his victory.


I know of only two even remotely plausible accusations of Russian "interference" in the election.

The fake news stories being pushed on social media, which doesn't come anywhere near being legally actionable election fraud, no matter who was really behind it.

Two the leaked NSA report about an attempt by the Russians to hack the US election. There is zero evidence that the election was compromised in any way by this.

I read the NSA report. Here is what the hack was:

There was a network security breach at a company that sells software for managing voter registration lists. They do not sell any vote counting software.

From that company's networks, phishing attacks were launched against state election officials. The report states that they have no evidence or other information as to whether any of the phishing attempts against state officials were successful.

Per the report, the NSA was aware of this plot six months ahead of the election. No effort was made to disrupt the plot. No effort was made to warn federal or state election officials about the plot.

In other words, the NSA was aware of the plot well ahead of the election and they didn't think it was a serious threat, and there is no evidence that the plot actually accomplished anything.

Then there was the accusations by the green party of voting machine hacks by the Russians in their attempts to use the courts to force re-counts in several states.

I don't consider this one plausible because they used this in Wisconsin and claimed hacking by the Russians of the Wisconsin optical scan ballot counting machines.

This is absurd. I live in Wisconsin and I am familiar with these machines and how they are used. They can't be hacked remotely, because they have no network connectivity. Vote tallies from the machine are sent from the individual polling station to city, county, and state elections officials on paper.

ETA: I am not a Trump supporter. While in the end I voted for Gary Johnson, I actually considered voting for Hillary.

Wheezer

@Jim S

and the other moonbeam/tinfoil hat wing bats of the Dems.

As opposed to the hate-filled racist Nazi sympathizers who support Trump?

awnlee jawking

@MarissaHorne

They may only vote once in a general election, however.

(Source - advice provided by the Student Union at my university on the occasion of the 1979 general election.)


That's the legal position but there are no checks. Students openly boasted on social media about voting multiple times in the last general election, and there were internet guides on how to do it.

AJ

awnlee_jawking

@Wheezer

tinfoil hat
hate-filled racist Nazi sympathizers


You've just spoiled the plot of my current story ;)

AJ

Replies:   Wheezer
Wheezer

@awnlee_jawking

You've just spoiled the plot of my current story ;)


hahahahahahahaha! :D

Ernest Bywater

@Wheezer

Arguing with a Trump supporter is like playing chess with a pigeon...


I don't support Trump, heck, I can't vote. However, there's a huge difference in what they say the law is and how it's applied.

According to what you just posted there is supposed to be a form of voter identification, yet the Californian politicians fight tooth and nail against an official voter identification document.

Ernest Bywater

@Wheezer

As opposed to the hate-filled racist Nazi sympathizers who support Trump?


Is it worth mentioning a few historic facts here, like:

German National People's Party (NAZI for short) - was established by Adolf Hitler using the documents he got from the Austrian Socialist Party he used to belong to and with over 95% of the same doctrine as the Communist Party in charge of the USSR.

All the racist policies and legislation in the USA were created by the Democratic Party. Both before the War Between the States and since then.

The KKK and white supremacist groups in the USA grew from disgruntled Democrats after the War Between the States and they objected to the Republican pushed anti-racism laws.

Should I also mention that one of the key instructions to creating a socialist revolution it to destroy the existing social structure by creating dissension within the population the socialist leaders can direct into an armed revolution. The main reason the socialists are against gun ownership is they want the rest of the population disarmed when they start their revolution, or they gain power lawfully and then crack down on people when they throw away the existing laws and controls on them - the war Hitler did.

Replies:   Jim S
Jim S
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@Ernest Bywater

What he said. You nailed it, Earnest. [sarc]Sounds like your NRA dues are up to date[/sarc]

Next time, you might want to throw in the origin of concealed carry and gun ownership laws. Seems like they originated in the South by Democrats trying to make sure they didn't get various body parts blown off when trying to lynch some poor black farmer. Irregardless of what the historical revisionists are trying to foist on the reading public nowadays. Imagine that.

Replies:   Ernest Bywater
Wheezer

No need to rehash the facts behind the Southern Democrats anger at the civil rights laws passed in the middle of the 20th century, causing them to switch to the Republican party and subvert it's platform. Abe Lincoln is probably still spinning in his grave over what was done to his Party.

Replies:   Jim S
Jim S
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@Wheezer


No need to rehash the facts behind the Southern Democrats anger at the civil rights laws passed in the middle of the 20th century, causing them to switch to the Republican party


So let me get this straight. The racist Southern Democrats that passed all the Jim Crow laws up and transferred to the Republican Party, i.e. the party responsible for ending slavery as an institution after the Civil War. Yea, I can see the sense of that. Not. It's a canard, Wheezer. Heck, you had a Grand Wizard of the KKK sitting in the US Senate up til about 10 years ago. Oh, yes. Make that a former Grand Wizard. Yea. Right.

Ernest Bywater

@Jim S

Next time, you might want to throw in the origin of concealed carry and gun ownership laws.


I've had to research all the other stuff for a couple of stories, but only a little bit of the CCW laws. The Second Amendment I did have to look into for one story.

The shocker on the 2nd Amendment for the Democrats is when it was passed the 2nd Amendment and the associated laws required adult males to buy and own rifles of the same capability of the military rifles available so they can use their own guns when called up for militia duty. This was to save the states and feds from having to buy guns for them.

Replies:   Jim S
Jim S
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@Ernest Bywater

Another interesting factoid is that the Federal Register still contains the definition making all males from 18-45 subject to duty in the militia. Not sure of the age range, but it's close. I used to have the citation somewhere on my computer. I'll take time to look if anyone is interested but if you care that much, google or bing will likely lead you to it.

ETA: Found it. U.S. Code ' Title 10 ' Subtitle A ' Part I ' Chapter 12 ' § 246. It seems females are now included if they're in the National Guard. Rationale for that? Haven't a clue. And the age is 17-45.

Replies:   REP
REP
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@Jim S

I haven't thought about that since I was 18. The last time was when I showed the letter from my draft board ordering me to report for induction into the Army to the Sergeant in charge of my basic training unit. For some strange reason -- :) ---he told me to just ignore it.

richardshagrin

Voter fraud has been established for many years, for elections at many different levels. Consider "Landslide" Lyndon (LBJ) in his first Senate race.

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