We have now put up the stars...
If you go to your user profile page you can now see where you are in your active and general maintainer status.
The new system is going by eastern time instead of GMT (sorry Hornbyp). Weeks run Monday through Sunday, according to the Eastern US timezone
Wiki style editing for general maintainers is not yet available. JM will have that up and running later this week.
Miss POI & JM
Frequently Asked Questions
Look out New York, I got me some stars...woohoo..You like?
Didn't know I merit the stars since I only been here a short time, but be sure I'll continue doing what I was doing to live up to my "star billing"
Hey! I have stars! I'm a general! : )
8 weeks togo for my stars...
Hey, got my shining stars...
Fly me to the moon And let me play among the stars Let me see what spring is like On Jupiter and Mars
I'm so proud right now, just looking up and seeing stars next to my name!
I have always felt special here, and this makes it better.
Congratulations to everyone else who has received their well-deserved stars!
Sure did surprize me.... WHOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOO
Thanks for the stars! So is there going to be "Dancing with the stars"?
I am going to wear them on my favorite hat.
My S.O. wants me to wear them on my ears. NO WAY !
If MM is the General then ADCUSNRET and I are Admirals and we wear them on our collar !
And do we get a raise ?????????????
Thanks Miss POI and JM
A raise? Ya'll getting paid??? Gosh, I am missing out here.
Thank you very much!
I think the ladies should wear the stars in their hair like flowers and the men should have em on their collars.lol
Build it and they will come. Smooth move.
They really really like me...in my best Sally Fields voice...LOL
wow...so many people in this thread have stars.
...with excitement. I got mine - eat your hearts out, suckas!
I had JM do a quick check and there are 281 stars this week;)
I am so proud
Guess I have several more weeks to go. Thought I was knocked out for a second when I signed in today and there was stars flying all over the place.
One star denotes a Rear Admiral...choose your navy wisely!
The stars are bright tonight....
Hi MaryAnn & Jonathan,
The stars "are" shining...
I like the promotion, besides, who wants to be a "Brigadier" General, when you can go right to "Major" General.
(BTW, I still haven't figured why a 3-star General is called a "Lieutenant" General.
Why, thank you, Miss POI!!
You're making me cry.
Great job all!
It's like Hollywood 'round here! Look at all the stars! Twinkle, Twinkle.
Great to see so many getting them.
The Stars at night are shining bright. Thanks for the Stars. This was a great idea.
I have stars! I'm "somebody"!
I'm star struck! What a nice surprise.
I have my windmill and now some stars, all I have to do now is get my Poi Contributor badge and I'll be good to go.
This is when seeing stars is a good thing!
Getting out the silver polish to keep my stars shining.
Thank You Very Much !!
Wow I am star....
LT is the grade before whether it be Lt. Col., Lt. Cmdr., or Lt. General. The Major General is a shortening of Sergeant Major General. A Brigadier is not a general but the Yanks have confused the issue. A Brigadier is the same rank as a Commodore in the Royal Navy.
I've earned my wings!!!! err, I mean my stars!!! My night will be shining brightly. Thank you.
Another "Wonder of Wonders" by the staff here at POI Factory. Thanks, JM and Miss POI ... you never cease to amaze me!
Most excellent, appreciate the promotion in grade!
I only made it as an E-5 in the Navy (many years ago) and now I'm a 2 star admiral. Whoopee. Thanks so much.
I say again, this is one of the best sites on the W.W.W.
Thanks to Ms POI and JM for all they do here.
( now about that lite-bulb icon )
I wake up and I'm seeing stars
1 Star = Commodore
2 Stars = Rear Admiral
3 Stars = Vice Admiral
4 Stars = Admiral
5 Stars = Fleet Admiral
Sure glad I kept my Bluejackets' Manual
Thanks for the stars Miss POI & JM
What a nice surprise; you've brightened my day.
Thanks Miss POI & JM for making this a super site.
Thank you for the recognition.
Thanks for the stars!
I hope I can continue to earn them.
I will keep it short, I would like to thank the academy, ... , lastly, Miss POI and JM.
Now to keep em...
Thanks for explaining that to me. I was in the Army many moons ago and that question has always been, in the back of my mind.
P.S. 1 Star - Brigadier General, 2 Stars - Major General, 3 Stars - Lieutenant General, 4 Stars - "no name", just 4 Star General and 5 Star General - General of the Army. Would that be correct?
Long, but definitive answer...
1 star - Rear Admiral (lower half) RDML
2 star - Rear Admiral (upper half) RADM
3 star - Vice Admiral VADM
4 star - Admiral ADM
Marine, Army, Air Force:
1 star - Brigadier General
2 star - Major General
3 star - Lieutenant General
4 star - General
5 star ranks... this rank no longer exists
Navy 5 star - Fleet Admiral FADM (only 4 men ever held this rank... William D. Leahy, Ernest J. King, Chester Nimitz, and William F. "Bull" Halsey.)
Army 5 star - General of the Army (only 4 men ever held this rank... George C. Marshall, Douglas MacArthur, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Omar N. Bradley.)
Air Force 5 star - General of the Air Force (only 1 man ever held this rank... Henry "Hap" Arnold.)
6 star rank
General of the Armies. The only person to ever have this title was George Washington. It was awarded to him posthumously on July 4, 1976. By act of Congress, no one will ever be promoted higher than General Washington. During life, Washington only ever wore 3 stars... as symbolized on the flag of Washington, DC.
The rank equivalent in the Navy is Admiral of the Navy... which was only awarded to one man, George Dewey.
The Marines and Air Force do not have a rank equivalent.
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