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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 9:26 pm    Post subject: Possible ranks Reply with quote

I wasn't sure which topic this would go in - ideas, the server switch, the ranks question, or coding, so I made a new one. Basically, considering this revamping and the probable server switch, I started thinking about what the ranking system could be next iteration. In my opinion it might do best to have more ranks next time, though there was obviously a restrained selection due to the MP Pirate theme. Eventually, after thinking which Metroid game would be best to draw the new theme from, and consulting MP2, I constructed an informal, very unofficial, personally-biased, probably in-need-of-tweaking possibility:

Ing Larva (instead of Space Pirate) (0-74 posts)
Dark War Wasp (instead of Shadow Pirate) (75-249 posts)
Inglet (instead of Beam Trooper) (250-449 posts)
Dark Splinter (between Beam Trooper and Flying Pirate) (450-799 posts)
Warrior Ing (instead of Flying Pirate) (800-1336 posts)
Dark Blogg (between Flying Pirate and Hunter Ing) (1337-1999 posts)
Hunter Ing (instead of Elite Pirate) (2000-2999 posts)
Dark Pirate Commando (instead of Phazon Elite) (3000-4499 posts)
Emperor Ing (instead of Omega Pirate) (4500-6499 posts)
Daz <_< >_> (6500-? posts)

I was thinking that this topic could be an unofficial consortium of ranking ideas. Does anyone else have any ideas for it?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm still for utterly abandoning ranks and replacing them with just some stock rank like "Bounty Hunter" that everyone would have.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why not have the choice between choosing a pre-determined rank based on your post count, or having the choice of choosing your own by filling in a text box, such as the "Location" box?

Of course, specific terms such as "Moderator", "Administrator", and post-determined ranks wouldn't be allowed in the Rank Box.

Just a suggestion.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BBX25 wrote:
Why not have the choice between choosing a pre-determined rank based on your post count, or having the choice of choosing your own by filling in a text box, such as the "Location" box?

Of course, specific terms such as "Moderator", "Administrator", and post-determined ranks wouldn't be allowed in the Rank Box.

Just a suggestion.


You mean like choosing a rank set for your post count?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2006 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same reason custom avatars weren't in Halo 2, BBX: Even the developers were drawing inappropriate things.

Sure, we have filters to take that stuff out, but it's still a hassle is someone makes ranks that are simply inappropriate. I think it's too much of a strain on the mods to look at the user titles of new users to make sure it's not offensive.

I think we should either drop user ranks or keep them (perhaps new, but meh, I don't care) once and for all. The decision to end all decisions.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or we keep them the same.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 1:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that we should let them be. They are fine how they are.
I'm not sure how prestigous it is to be a Emperor Ing . Infact IMO, all of those thigs sound a bit boring, if not weird. Exept DAZ. But I wouldnt want my user rank to be Daz.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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But I wouldnt want my user rank to be Daz.


You know that has some appeal for me.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 3:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think we sould KEEP the Ranks we have now, but add more, it would make the board more interesting with so many different people with such avarice. I like the space Pirate idea. The "bounty hunter" one too. why not combine them and add some Made up ranks?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The problem with that is, you would jump from a bounty hunter, to a space pirate or vice versa. Thats like going from hunter, to hunted. It just wouldnt make any sence.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Goofy, you underestimate our intelligence. Custom ranks wouldn't be misused; they can't be misused. The worst that could happen is someone puts swear words in their rank; they'll be warned then banned, just like with normal posts.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, Goof, I think you're not understanding me completely on this concept. I know Bungie's developers drew naughty stuff for Halo 2 avatars, but at least here, you can moderate it a little bit. Simply add the swear words to the disallowed list, among other ranks, such as "Moderator", "Administrator", and any other post count based rank. So, if someone tries to include swear words in their rank, or any of the aforementioned disallowed material, it won't be accepted. If that fails, simply ban the perpetrator for trying to bypass the filters set in place.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm with Nat here. I'm an on/off member at another forum where they have one stock rank that every member has, except the mod/admin staff, and those under disciplinary action, to differentiate them from other users.

One stock rank would be an equalizer for the community and would put more stress on just that---the community---than an individual's rank.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Karlprof wrote:
Goofy, you underestimate our intelligence. Custom ranks wouldn't be misused; they can't be misused. The worst that could happen is someone puts swear words in their rank; they'll be warned then banned, just like with normal posts.



But when somebody puts swear words in a post, they don't get warned or banned unless it's an excessive use of the words.

On my forums, I give everybody who joins the custom rank that they desire. The only downfall to custom ranks on SCU is that: 1). It's more work for Mills or any other mods or admins, and 2). Since there will get to be a couple thousand members, it would be a major pain to put up custom ranks for everybody, especially the people who may not even post more than a few times.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2006 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BBX25 wrote:
Okay, Goof, I think you're not understanding me completely on this concept. I know Bungie's developers drew naughty stuff for Halo 2 avatars, but at least here, you can moderate it a little bit. Simply add the swear words to the disallowed list, among other ranks, such as "Moderator", "Administrator", and any other post count based rank. So, if someone tries to include swear words in their rank, or any of the aforementioned disallowed material, it won't be accepted. If that fails, simply ban the perpetrator for trying to bypass the filters set in place.


Ban? That would be a lot to ban for. They would have to put something that offended to an extreme degree to get banned.

However, I can imagine people bypassing the filters and putting things that offend. As well, what is offensive? That changes from person to person and what may be funny to some may be unfunny to another. I trust you guys, but I don't think that it would be in the best interest of the forums if we allowed people to make their own. The mods would have to be on the watch all the time to make sure nothing was bad, and the definition of offensive (religious jokes are funny to some and not funny to others (so, for example, if someone put "MESSIAH KILLER" as their user title, someone might take offense at it, though it was meant to be a joke)) would be completely objective.

I just don't see it working out.
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