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Operations Desk => Forum Suggestions & Announcements => Topic started by: hackenslash on January 16, 2011, 01:43:31 AM

Title: Custom ranks...
Post by: hackenslash on January 16, 2011, 01:43:31 AM
This is a feature that is simple to implement, and serves as useful to those joining us late in the broadcast. It isn't that I don't like the ranking system as it is, but something more fun and friendly would be good. On one forum, my rank is 'fundie baiter. Errr, fun debater', which is a bit of fun, and not entirely inapproriate, I think.

I'll be guided by your good selves, as I am aware that this may not be fitting for the tenor of the forum, which I am still learning to cope with. My usual style is much more aggressive than I am employing here, and yet I've still been asked to wind it in a bit, which is fine, and I am trying to do just that.

Peace.
Title: Re: Custom ranks...
Post by: LegendarySandwich on January 16, 2011, 01:57:14 AM
This is something I'd like to see implemented.
Title: Re: Custom ranks...
Post by: terranus on January 16, 2011, 04:28:32 AM
I am from the South and therefore afraid of change. As such, I vote against this new proposal.  :P
Title: Re: Custom ranks...
Post by: Whitney on January 16, 2011, 02:39:41 PM
It's not easy to implement, I would have to go create a special rank for every active member.  There are already a couple places to customize profiles..worldview, avatar, and signature.
Title: Re: Custom ranks...
Post by: xSilverPhinx on August 25, 2011, 03:23:43 AM
It's a pity, I loved the 'Dawkinator' custom title 8)
Title: Re: Custom ranks...
Post by: Tank on August 25, 2011, 08:26:50 AM
It's a pity, I loved the 'Dawkinator' custom title 8)
You appear to have got your wish!
Title: Re: Custom ranks...
Post by: Recusant on August 25, 2011, 01:04:34 PM
A thought that's been bouncing around in my head for a while, and since this thread was necroed, I might as well spit it out: Perhaps it would be possible to allow those who have achieved the rank of "Older than the Big Bang" to write their own custom rank?  I don't know how easy that would be to implement on HAF's current software, but I know for a fact that it's a mod that's available for some forum software.

At my current rate of posting, it will be a looong time before I would be able to make use of this mod; as I said it's just a thought that I had.
Title: Re: Custom ranks...
Post by: xSilverPhinx on August 25, 2011, 02:15:33 PM
It's a pity, I loved the 'Dawkinator' custom title 8)
You appear to have got your wish!

It's not going to change?  8)

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I echo what Recusant said. If it's too much trouble, maybe allow users who have reached a certain number of posts to choose their custom title?
Title: Re: Custom ranks...
Post by: Whitney on August 25, 2011, 02:30:54 PM
everyone can write in a custom title on SMF...just go to your profile then forum profile information then type in a custom title.  It will show in addition to your rank....
Title: Re: Custom ranks...
Post by: xSilverPhinx on August 25, 2011, 02:54:08 PM
everyone can write in a custom title on SMF...just go to your profile then forum profile information then type in a custom title.  It will show in addition to your rank....

Derp sorry, I meant custom rank and not custom title.
Title: Re: Custom ranks...
Post by: OldGit on August 25, 2011, 04:55:33 PM
^ This is done over at Venganza after 5,000 posts.  Everyone is asked for suggestions for your title, a vote is held and you've got it.  It may not be the one you really wanted.  ;D
Title: Re: Custom ranks...
Post by: Ihateyoumike on August 25, 2011, 05:05:02 PM
I don't like these ideas for the same reason I thought 50 posts was too much. I don't think it's a good idea to give people incentive to post that much. It seems to me that it'd bring out many peoples' inner-post-whore and the quality of posts overall would decline in favor of more 1 word posts and useless posts.
Title: Re: Custom ranks...
Post by: Tank on August 25, 2011, 05:18:31 PM
I don't like these ideas for the same reason I thought 50 posts was too much. I don't think it's a good idea to give people incentive to post that much. It seems to me that it'd bring out many peoples' inner-post-whore and the quality of posts overall would decline in favor of more 1 word posts and useless posts.
Couldn't have said it better myself, there's only one post whore here and it's me!
Title: Re: Custom ranks...
Post by: Ihateyoumike on August 25, 2011, 05:33:48 PM
I don't like these ideas for the same reason I thought 50 posts was too much. I don't think it's a good idea to give people incentive to post that much. It seems to me that it'd bring out many peoples' inner-post-whore and the quality of posts overall would decline in favor of more 1 word posts and useless posts.
Couldn't have said it better myself, there's only one post whore here and it's me!

Amen! To that.
Title: Re: Custom ranks...
Post by: xSilverPhinx on August 25, 2011, 07:25:33 PM
^ This is done over at Venganza after 5,000 posts.  Everyone is asked for suggestions for your title, a vote is held and you've got it.  It may not be the one you really wanted.  ;D

Heheh looks like it defeats the purpose (yet another freely chosen piece of information to display to all who don't click on your profile). But displaying something other people have chosen for you is still...fun?  :-\

I've taken a liking to info bytes ;D

I don't like these ideas for the same reason I thought 50 posts was too much. I don't think it's a good idea to give people incentive to post that much. It seems to me that it'd bring out many peoples' inner-post-whore and the quality of posts overall would decline in favor of more 1 word posts and useless posts.

You've got a good point there.

Couldn't have said it better myself, there's only one post whore here and it's me!

And you became a moderator! How did that turn out? Reward or punishment?  ;D
Title: Re: Custom ranks...
Post by: Tank on August 25, 2011, 07:56:38 PM
Couldn't have said it better myself, there's only one post whore here and it's me!

And you became a moderator! How did that turn out? Reward or punishment?  ;D
Giving back to a place that is worth keeping  ;D