Originally Posted by Pocket-full-of-gold
At the very least a degree is tangible and reveals that a predetermined criteria level has been achieved.
The approach that muppet is taking is more along the lines of asking how many of your peers bothered to sign your high school year book.
If muppet is referring to me perhaps we should meet some day in person and resolve this.
The kind of group affirming behaviour you detail is what you and your peer high posters engage in.