Rank system

Technical questions about how to use this forum.

What do you think?

Poll ended at 13 Jan 2007, 19:38

I like it. Keep it there.
0
No votes
I like the idea of ranks, but the whole Star/Galaxy thing is naff. Change it.
1
50%
I don't like ranks at all. Lose it.
1
50%
 
Total votes: 2

admin
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Rank system

Postby admin » 30 Dec 2006, 19:38

I've added a rank system, which ranks members by the number of posts they've made.

Ranks are:
<table>
<tr><td>5+</td><td>Asteroid</td></tr>
<tr><td>10+</td><td>Dwarf Planet</td></tr>
<tr><td>20+</td><td>Planet</td></tr>
<tr><td>40+</td><td>Star</td></tr>
<tr><td>80+</td><td>Galaxy</td></tr>
<tr><td>160+</td><td>Galaxy Cluster</td></tr>
<tr><td>320+</td><td>Supercluster</td></tr>
</table>

Trouble is, now that I've done it, I'm not sure I like it.

Let me know what you think, and I'll keep it, change it or zap it.

The Admin.

Solar B
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Joined: 07 Dec 2006, 23:00
Location: Dalgety Bay

Postby Solar B » 31 Dec 2006, 00:54

Its cool at the mo ,but when site becomes more pop
you may have to change status , some of the people
on UKAI have in excess of 15,000 posts to their name
brian

bhenderson50
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Location: dalgety bay

Postby bhenderson50 » 31 Dec 2006, 15:41

not sure I understand the purpose of the ranking system - could you explain please?
thanks,
Bob
bobh

admin
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Ranks

Postby admin » 31 Dec 2006, 17:13

Hi Bob,

The rank system is mainly a bit of fun, but on large mature forums it allows newcomers to quickly distinguish between veterans and other newcomers.

To quote the <a href="http://www.phpbb-design.com/faq/install_ranks.php">PhpBB-Design</a> website:
To classify its members by ranks is something currently very popular on phpBB forums. For certain people, it's a simple means to recognize visually the members of a particular group, be it administrators or moderators. For others, the ranks represent a reward obtained by the number of messages one has posted on a forum.


On the <a href="http://www.kde-forum.org/">KDE</a> forum, for example, people can easily distinguish between dabblers (like me) and gurus.

In favour of ranks, you could say that they encourage active forum participation : against, it could be argued that they can be elitist.

The Admin.

admin
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Joined: 15 Nov 2006, 22:03

Postby admin » 19 Jan 2007, 19:11

Well, the polls have closed, and everyone who expressed a preference either wants the rank system changed or removed. I've kinda gone off it myself. So, bye bye for the time being at least to the ranks.
If there's an outcry, I'll open a new poll to re-enable them.

Jetamio
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Location: BC, Canada

Postby Jetamio » 19 Jan 2007, 23:15

Damn, I never quite made it to Asteroid :(
I didn't make one yet...

admin
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Joined: 15 Nov 2006, 22:03

Postby admin » 20 Jan 2007, 20:23

Since that was your 5th post, I hereby appoint you an honorary member of the Order of the Asteroid for the next few days.

The Admin.

Jetamio
Posts: 34
Joined: 31 Dec 2006, 14:46
Location: BC, Canada

Postby Jetamio » 21 Jan 2007, 01:03

heheheh, thank you kindly!
I didn't make one yet...


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