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PostSubject: Forum Ranking Changes    Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:30 am

It has come to my attention through pure observation that there appears to be a complication within the ranks of the forum that may or may not be problematic. As my foresight was poor I did not anticipate this, so I am considering dealing with it now.

The ranks are mostly based off of pure judgement from administration and our opinion is the only thing thats getting people ranked up. So whats the problem with this? Well we cant exactly make everyone (regardless if they deserve it or not) a certain rank because it does not balance out the population very well and the member listing apparently looks "strange". Back when the last set of forum changes came in it was requested by many that the forum population stay diverse and balanced. But now that so many users have fulfilled the requirements for a rank up, we should be giving them a rank up, but we are not because we were requested that we had to keep the population at a certain balance.

I essentially need to know what the entire community here thinks about this and whether or not its something that really needs to be changed or not. If it needs to be changed, don't shy away from sharing some possible ideas. Personally I was considering just making a single group titled "members" and putting pretty much everyone in it. While making a group for former moderators and other people who have done very certain things in another group.

The idea here is to make things a bit more organized and fair rather than all over the place and biased.

Please describe what you feel should be done. (if anything)

-Drew

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PostSubject: Re: Forum Ranking Changes    Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:29 am

Personally, I think the addition of new ranks would be quite interesting, but making one group of members would kinda make things appear one-note. For new ranks, maybe a special color should be devoted to chatmods, as well as a lesser-moderator rank allowing only for the moderation of a specific section (i.e. Roleplay or Off-Topic). Also, I think a recolorization of all the ranks would be quite interesting to experience. The same colors can get boring after a while.

Hopefully that was something like the feedback you were looking for. If it wasn't, lemme know and I'll talk at you some more. razz
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PostSubject: Re: Forum Ranking Changes    Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:04 am

Perhaps, like the spice rankings, they should be calculated off of the member's post count, and the frequency of posts. So, a new user who posts very frequently may get a rank up rather than a new user who posts every now and then. Not a dynamic calculation, where one has to keep posting frequently to keep his or her rank, because that would lead to a whole lot of spam in the pursuit of rankings. Instead the user would keep their rank but only rank up from continued posting.

Maybe not a good idea, not expecting it to work, just tossing it into the fray. The site modifications that calculate the frequency or posts to give a rank would be unnecessary, if just for a little site decoration. It could also do well if the ranks had any particular bonus, or like Drago said: recolour them. I don't really know.
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PostSubject: Re: Forum Ranking Changes    Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:31 am

Well in my befuddled just-outta-bed frame of mind it occurs to me that we may as well allow everyone to choose whatever name colour they like, and reduce the ranking system to Members, Mods and Admins. That may well not be a contingency this forum setup allows for, but I thought I'd put it out there anyway. Happy.

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PostSubject: Re: Forum Ranking Changes    Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:08 pm

I'm fairly certain I was complaining to use this system when the forum was "undergoing heavy changes".

Either way, I agree with it.
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PostSubject: Re: Forum Ranking Changes    Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:27 pm

I agree with Delta that we could reduce the ranks to only Member, Moderators and Admins. Mods for sub-forums such at the Role Playing section is not entirerly necessary in my opinion. If there is a problem with the Role-Play you can just contact an Admin or a Moderator for help.

I also think (pardon me if I am wrong) that most users wouldn't really mind if they were in the only normal group. Simply having Member, Moderator and Admin, in my opinion, would not make any person feel any less special if they were to be in the one and only member group.

I could be wrong though. Just thought that way because to me it feels like that the ranks except Member, Moderator and Admin doesn't actually contribute anything anymore.

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PostSubject: Re: Forum Ranking Changes    Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:01 pm

I like the idea of getting to pick your name colour!
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PostSubject: Re: Forum Ranking Changes    Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:17 pm

Make it based on post count. That's how you separate the men from the boys.
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PostSubject: Re: Forum Ranking Changes    Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:54 pm

Are chat-mods considered actual mods or no?

This does sound like a good idea. I'm for it. tupps!
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PostSubject: Re: Forum Ranking Changes    Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:25 am

I think its fine how it is. Unless of course theres a way to be able to choose your color, in which case that would be awesome
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PostSubject: Re: Forum Ranking Changes    Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:09 am

I am leaning at the whole one group for everyone kind of thing. I need some more opinions. A yes or no will do.

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PostSubject: Re: Forum Ranking Changes    Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:55 pm

Drew wrote:
I am leaning at the whole one group for everyone kind of thing. I need some more opinions. A yes or no will do.

Yes for me, as long as we can change our colour names.
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PostSubject: Re: Forum Ranking Changes    Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:54 pm

Dark_potato57 wrote:
Drew wrote:
I am leaning at the whole one group for everyone kind of thing. I need some more opinions. A yes or no will do.

Yes for me, as long as we can change our colour names.

I like that idea as well. One group for regular members is all we need. None of these random groups for the false appear of ranking. I also like the idea of being able pick our own colors.
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PostSubject: Re: Forum Ranking Changes    Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:26 pm

Yes. I'm for it, as I've said before. Having the choice to pick our own color would be favorable as well.

I've got one question though: Will modship be removed if all members are put into one group? (Excluding admins and moderators of course)
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PostSubject: Re: Forum Ranking Changes    Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:37 pm

As I understand it, chat mod status functions somewhat separately to rank. That appears to have been the case in previous transitions of this nature, at any rate. Wondering

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PostSubject: Re: Forum Ranking Changes    Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:48 am

DarkStar wrote:
Dark_potato57 wrote:


Yes for me, as long as we can change our colour names.
I also like the idea of being able pick our own colors.

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PostSubject: Re: Forum Ranking Changes    Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:20 am

Forum admin panel does not allow me to change the colors of an individual users name.

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PostSubject: Re: Forum Ranking Changes    Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:28 am

Drew wrote:
Forum admin panel does not allow me to change the colors of an individual users name.

That's a bummer. No way we can customise it ourselves?


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PostSubject: Re: Forum Ranking Changes    Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:32 am

My only suggestion here is what Pintoz said. I don't care about picking your own name color, as I know it's impossible.
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PostSubject: Re: Forum Ranking Changes    Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:49 pm

I am going to go ahead and make everyone a single group. If you have any complaints or requests regarding the change just post here.

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PostSubject: Re: Forum Ranking Changes    Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:57 pm

Could it perhaps be a new color that wasn't used for a previous rank? I think for this to be an interesting change, a new color should be involved as well. razz
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PostSubject: Re: Forum Ranking Changes    Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:59 pm

I cant go anywhere if you don't first give me some ideas of what you would like. I would personally prefer to get this done within a few visits to the admin panel unlike last time.

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PostSubject: Re: Forum Ranking Changes    Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:05 pm

I think this is why people were hoping to choose their own colors. It strikes me that if I say what color I'd like the Members to be, I might be the only one to like that color. I know what needs to be done to make individual members individual colors (since I'm running a forum myself).

That said, something dark-aqua, between the previous Honorable Members and Noble Members colors would be interesting to see.
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PostSubject: Re: Forum Ranking Changes    Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:34 am

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When I got onto the page this morning I saw this, and since everyone but Isak had their names in this colour, I thought that he just had a rank change. Sort of lol'd.
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PostSubject: Re: Forum Ranking Changes    Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:57 am

hmm...In my opinion things look really bland with the gigantic blob of green users. It may be okay with a different color though, like maybe a teal color or something similar to what drago said. Shame theres no way that we can choose our own colors.
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