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Saturday, June 8, 2002 6:24 PM

GLEEBO


I think that this would add to the board if we could keep track of when we first started on board and how many posts we have made.


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Sunday, June 9, 2002 1:08 AM

HAKEN

Likes to mess with stuffs.


I'll see what I can do and let you know at midweek.


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Sunday, June 9, 2002 3:28 AM

TIEKA


I was thinking of something like they have at aintitcoolnews. After a certain number of posts you get a different title. The only title I can remember is 5000 posts and they call you a stalker. It would probaly work out well to go with the military rank or something similar.

btw, can we start calling trolls Reavers?

Tieka,
who needs coffee more than

Once you've been in Serenity, you never leave. You just learn to live there. --Firefly script

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Sunday, June 9, 2002 2:02 PM

J


Depending on how things go, I love the Reavers idea, but we don't know that reavers are bezoars yet. They may be more complex and better than trolls.

And I have to say that I don't like the title idea - it may psychologically motivate people to post and, if you want a busy board, that's good, but I find it manipulative if that's the reason. And it encourages pointless posting-for-the-sake-of-posting posts. And, even if it's just for fun, it segregates what should be a community of fellow fans into ranks based on basically arbitrary principles. I like everybody being able to make up their own individual whacked-out titles and avs and whatnot. But I do like the idea of being able to keep up with post counts themselves, though - and when they occurred. Just so you can go "Man, I've been posting way too much lately" or "Hey, where's so-and-so - they haven't posted in ages."


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Sunday, June 9, 2002 2:08 PM

HAKEN

Likes to mess with stuffs.


I like the idea and I can create something like that. The problem is coming up with the various categories. At the moment, we really don't have a clue as to who is who on Firefly, or the rankings they hold (unless some higher power fills us in on those little details...hint..hint).


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Sunday, June 9, 2002 2:43 PM

TIEKA


Quote:

Originally posted by J:
. . .
And I have to say that I don't like the title idea - it may psychologically motivate people to post and, if you want a busy board, that's good, but I find it manipulative if that's the reason. And it encourages pointless posting-for-the-sake-of-posting posts. And, even if it's just for fun, it segregates what should be a community of fellow fans into ranks based on basically arbitrary principles. I like everybody being able to make up their own individual whacked-out titles and avs and whatnot. But I do like the idea of being able to keep up with post counts themselves, though - and when they occurred. Just so you can go "Man, I've been posting way too much lately" or "Hey, where's so-and-so - they haven't posted in ages."




I hadn't thought of it in that way. I agree with you that titles simply for number of posts does encourage me too posts that lack any substenance. What I was thinking was to reward those posters who spend a lot of time discussing and influencing topics. But I suppose a poster is rewarded when someone replies to thier posts or quotes them.

I like the idea of post count to see who is busy. Did someone come back from vacation and post a bunch? Is someone gone? Have I had a good day with my ISP and posted more than last week?

Titles---For that I like the idea that we make up our own, or possibley are nominated for some sort of title.

Select to view spoiler:


I would like to nominate Haken for the Gee-Whiz Webmaster of the month award



Now if this was the X-Files, there would be a shadow government with a few secret members that decides titles and other neat stuff.

Did I cover everything? I hope so.

Tieka,
for J


Once you've been in Serenity, you never leave. You just learn to live there. --Firefly script

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Sunday, June 9, 2002 2:50 PM

TIEKA


Quote:

Originally posted by Haken:
I like the idea and I can create something like that. The problem is coming up with the various categories. At the moment, we really don't have a clue as to who is who on Firefly, or the rankings they hold (unless some higher power fills us in on those little details...hint..hint).




Are you suggesting that someone with the title of Producer or Writer may be posting here? Or are you suggesting that someone has a lot of posts so they must be Mal?


Tieka,
to the important people among us

Once you've been in Serenity, you never leave. You just learn to live there. --Firefly script

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Sunday, June 9, 2002 3:09 PM

GLEEBO


I dont know if any of you go to www.forum4fans.com, but their message boards are awesome with great post counts and titles for how many posts you have.


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Sunday, June 9, 2002 3:16 PM

J


Gleebo - I don't go there and when I went for a look I got a 404. Is that the right address or are they just down at the moment?

I don't see that smiley, Tieka, but I was going to say to you, too.


- Hey. I got it right anyway.

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Sunday, June 9, 2002 4:58 PM

GLEEBO


http://www.e4fans.com/

that should be the right link to their home page!


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Sunday, June 9, 2002 5:13 PM

PANDORA


Not to be a poop... but titles granted on the basis of post number can *definitely* lead to spam, in a big way (especially if this place gets popular, which it's bound to even if the show has nominal success). I've seen it happen other places, and at times it can get downright obnoxious, not to mention that it gets to be a great strain on the server.

I think the tags are pretty lovely. Maybe time active/number of days earning a title? I dunno.

I like the little devil girl smiley, btw.



Pandora

"Logic is a wonderful thing, but it doesn't beat actual thought." -Terry Pratchett, the Last Continent

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Sunday, June 9, 2002 5:19 PM

MOJOECA


I agree that titles based on post counts may lead to obnoxiousness. I liked Tieka's idea of titles based on number of times you've been quoted or replied to.

--- Joe

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Sunday, June 9, 2002 5:21 PM

GLEEBO


There is also a feature on that site that prevents some spam like things, it will only let you post so many times within a short amount of time.

Plus if someone goes crazy spamming, they can be banned somehow after being warned.


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