user ranking system - collecting suggestions for VOTE !


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  1. chronodekar

    chronodekar Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    First off, this is unofficial and unless the admins say otherwise the 'new' user rankings will NOT get updated.

    Now with that out of the way, on with the actual issue -

    History:
    Some weeks ago, the admins felt it to be a good idea to change the user rankings from the defaults of senior, junior, .. etc. Personally, I like the idea and I hope a lot of you feel the same. What happened is that the new rankings were disappointing. A few discussions (here and here) later, now the admins have agreed to change the 'rank names'.

    I proposed a vote and the idea interested the admins. To quote,
    Now rather than wait around, why not just start a vote? The first step is to have some candidates and here is my lot (shamelessly copied from tomshardware.com)

    1. Newbie
    2. Scout
    3. Regular
    4. Addict
    5. Veteran
    6. Resident
    7. Master

    I'm thinking of collecting suggestions over a few days and then putting them for a vote. So, post your ideas for rank-names below !!

    Trying to be helpful,
    chronodekar

    PS - suggestions are; Of course, welcome!
     

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  2. Phases

    Phases Community Manager Administrator

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    Go for it!
     
  3. Caddyman

    Caddyman Well-Known Member

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    resident should come before veteran
     
  4. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator

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    How about android related names....

    like cupcake, donut, eclair, froyo, gingerbread?
     
  5. eyebeam

    eyebeam Well-Known Member

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    How about something like this...

    My mother caught me
    You could sell out Madison Square Garden
    You caved
    Hand model
    Queen of the castle
    Lord of the manor
    King of the county
    Master of my domain

    Did I miss any?



    ps. this is a joke
     
  6. chronodekar

    chronodekar Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    :) It gave me a good smile !! (was stunned for a minute though... :eek: )

    @Caddyman,

    Sure :cool:, then the list would look like,

    1. Newbie
    2. Scout
    3. Regular
    4. Addict
    5. Resident
    6. Veteran
    7. Master
    @IOWA,
    I'm not one to say no, but we need (I think) 7 titles and we have only 5 android releases so far... :confused: So, if you could fill in the other 2, I think we'll have another candidate list for voting.


    We're still open for more suggestions !! (and hopefully, we can start the voting by hmm... 27th or 28th perhaps ?)

    -chronodekar
     
  7. mjschmidt

    mjschmidt Well-Known Member

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    I'd be interested in knowing just how many people actually care what the ranks say.

    For the record, I don't (which i suppose makes it rather ironic that I'm posting here. ;-) )
     
  8. QrafTee

    QrafTee Well-Known Member

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    Why don't we just add Applesauce and Butterscotch?
    So: Applesauce, Butterscotch, Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, and Gingerbread.
     
  9. 3devious

    3devious Well-Known Member

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    You are making me hungry.

    Do you guys think that if the titles are android release names, it would be too obscure to people who were new to android or more enticing and encourage them to learn more?

    Are you guys (men) secure enough to have a title like "Cupcake"? If so, I just have to hope that they don't come out with a released named "Hairy Legs."
     
  10. mjschmidt

    mjschmidt Well-Known Member

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    How about names of characters from Bladerunner. ;-)

    A newb could be called "Electric Sheep". :)
     
  11. QrafTee

    QrafTee Well-Known Member

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    Hairy Legs isn't a dessert, so I think we're safe. The worse I can imagine would be... "Honey," "Icecream," and "Jam."
     
  12. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra= VIP Member

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    My input: the ranks are not necessary. Post count is there in the small user profile to the left, as is the join date. Those two things, as well as the "premium" designation banner, don't need to be quantified further by an artificial, redundant "rank" in the same area, the data speaks for itself.

    I'm (mildly) against this whole ranking schema. I say mildly because I know it's fun to do such things, also it is quite wide-spread; nearly every forum is doing it, this one might as well follow the trend (holding back from inserting eye-rolling smiley here).. ... aarrrrggghhh.. :D
     
  13. Phases

    Phases Community Manager Administrator

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    To be honest, I'm not much for it OR post counts.
     
  14. BiGMERF

    BiGMERF Well-Known Member

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    all i know is im tired of being cynogen's bff
     
  15. Phases

    Phases Community Manager Administrator

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    Really? I heard he was pretty cool.
     
  16. BiGMERF

    BiGMERF Well-Known Member

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    can mine say... Phases minion?
     
  17. Caddyman

    Caddyman Well-Known Member

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    the user titles should be used to encourage posting, as in, the 0-xxx posters have a intro rank name, as they post more, you get a "cooler" or nicer rank in your name.

    example, on my DE site we have this for user titles

    title - minimum posts
    visitor - 0
    moving in - 21
    getting settled - 51
    citizen - 151
    here to stay - 301
    TD Fanatic - 601


    post counts should not be important, but they should be shown, when im new on a forum and ask a question and get 5 answers, i will look at post counts to see who has more and take their advice first.....USUALLY more post = more experience....USUALLY (but not always).
     
  18. BiGMERF

    BiGMERF Well-Known Member

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    Im not gonna lie I kind of like the idea about the user titles matching the android release names. Donut, cupcake, etc, etc.

    Sent from my Nexus One using Tapatalk
     
  19. barnacles

    barnacles Well-Known Member

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    Not a bad idea.. but may require change every time something new is released. Obviously it wouldn't be THAT often
     
  20. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

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    I think putting 'Android' or 'Droid' in the name would be better to reflect the forums ;)

    1. Android Newbie
    2. Android Scout
    3. Android Regular
    4. Android Addict
    5. Android Veteran
    6. Android Resident
    7. Android Master (with only Rob and the admin getting this title)
     
  21. cammykool

    cammykool Well-Known Member

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    Revival

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