questionsdid you know, black and purple triangles make up…

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I had a black triangle for a couple days. Those babies are pretty tough to keep :(

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Yup, knew that. Well, not exactly - didn't do the math. :-\ I think the salient point is the white triangles @80+ percent are, for the most part, pretty inactive. It's really the greens, purples & blacks that are active on a daily basis. Either striving to get ahead, or stuggling to maintain. Not discounting the other colors, just sayin' they're not so noisy (as @sstaylor said).

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La di FRICKIN da. Them black triangles think they own deals.woot. They post deals ALL the time and ask dumb questions. I don't even like them.

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@coolphilip04: And now you are one. :-p <---me sticking out my tongue at you. Oh crap! Now I'm going to get in trouble on @aksmann44's question for being rude. :-|

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When are the one percenters going to start being entertained by the drum circles? Those always make for great fun!

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Woot should stop segregating by color because deep down we are all triangles!

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@coolphilip04: Ah! Empathy runs out of each pointy end of my triangle.

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Clearly a paternalistic conspiracy to promote the well-being of the super-awesome while keeping the "light" triangles down!

OCCUPY WOOT AND STOP THE INEQUITY.

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I'm green with envy. We are the 99.

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So, I'm unemployed and I'm the 1%!? What reality is this...?

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@sykotek: I too am unemployed, but you don't see me bragging about it ;)

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If this is the "<1%" why are 86% of the above answers from that tiny <.4% fraction, 14% from the next 1.7% and no response from the >98.7%?

We are, what's known in some circles, as "obsessed, compulsive" sickos that need to get a life. If only we put as much effort into being corporate CEOs, CTOs and COOs, we would own WOOT and could control such subversive questions. ;-)

Not sure any answer we give is statistically valid or socially significant but I'm here to help.

PS -- many of us CAN do statistics.
Wanna see a whisker chart of my results?

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Why so much fuss over black triangles lately :P

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@sykotek: I may become unemployed by maintaining a black triangle :-/

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@caffeine_dude: That I can relate to. Doesn't help that we just ended a really busy deployment schedule for 5 weeks straight and now we're in a serious lull in cube land.

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I hope people don't start saying we need to do our fair share of anything.

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Does that mean the rest of woot(ers) are going to occupy something?

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I had no idea about the triangle colors and apparently I make it up to a brown, but I did want to point out the the "black" by visual inspection seems to be no more than an 80% grey.

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sigh my triangle turned purple for a few minutes yesterday... then BAM back into the 99%

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Who cares? I will probably never be one of the top colors because I have a life outside Woot and only spend a few minutes here to see about bargains. And most of them are on stuff I do not need like bullwhips, tire snow mats (I live in Florida!) and old DVDs.

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Since I'm a black triangle, I feel I need to chime in. But.. I don't know what to say.

uuummmmm

Yeah.

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@bogie21: Ditto. Which is ironic since we got the black triangle by pretty much always having something to say.

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@olperfesser: I sense deep bitterness and defensiveness in your reply. It's okay that you haven't yet managed to attain your full triangularity. It is a hard path, but I have faith that you'll reach it eventually. Those of us who have reached the heights can overlook the sneering and disdain in your comments; we know your attempts to camouflage your incompleteness through references to having a "life outside of Woot" are only symbols of your internal struggles to find the way to the end of your journey. Be of good cheer, olperfesser, and know that we are with you!

[Okay, that was a tough task. Anyone have some cold egg nog?]

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I don't spend my 'life' on Woot, but I do check it each morning for the daily deal. I occasionally post some deal and vote on some things. I have no idea how I got to purple and all of a sudden today I am black. Guess what though? None of this has any affect on my life in general so who cares?

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Good to know, it feels good.

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Deals rep acts really weird for me. I think one week I went from 30, to 80, then down to 40. I don't really know which factors influence it.

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I was lucky enough to rise quickly to just under the magical realm of black triangle-ness. But I have a feeling my fall will be just as swift :-/

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@coolphilip04: typical self hating black triangle. Don't be such a stereotype.

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I like the segregation it seperates the people that are obsessed from the casual wooters.

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NPR did a piece from the "Occupy Harvard" encampment, and one student passing by noted, "We're at Harvard... if you're not striving to be in the 1%, ur doin it rong" (lolcat accent added for emp-ahh-sis).

I think Woot's kinda like that... think of it as the Harvard of deal-a-day sites. With cheaper tuition.

PS. Hey, when did my triangle go from purple to green! Lemme back in, dammit!

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Occupy Woot Street.

We are the 99%!

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Confession: My triangle is actually purple. One night a while ago, I covered it w/electrical tape. I'm thinking it was Halloween, & I wanted to wear a costume. Haven't taken it off yet. For all I know, I could be a white triangle now. :-/

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@gmwhit: You may want to change it back if the deals.woot 99% get any more re-active...

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This has been brought up before, last week I believe.

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And now, today for a few precious hours - I have the coveted black triangle! SQUEE!!!

(Sorry to hijack, I just didn't want to start a whole new bogus question thread to say that!)

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@thumperchick: You've got a rep of 95 that isn't going to go away for a few days...

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@hobbitss: Maybe. My rep dropped from 95 to the upper eighties in a day. (I think it was 95; know it was in the mid-nineties.) Could have been a glitch. Or not. Perhaps I was very, very bad. Have NO idea what happened.

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@hobbitss: Then I shall feel special for a day or two!

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Isn't anyone that signs up for any woot site automatically a white triangle?

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@dutchpants: They would have had to visit here to show up in the count... A while back the "Powers That BE" deleted most of the white triangle accounts from this side as inactive.. The count dropped from over a Million white triangles to a few thousand...

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@olperfesser: I think an intervention is in order.

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I am honored to be a member of the 1%. They should make big WOOT decals to put on our houses.

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@silo11: yes yes I am! Actually working at work this last week, no time for wootage :)