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Now that was the old system. I don't know the new one because I'm on 5 stars but I have over 2000 posts.
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So why is my title link?
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The mother of all Fast Reply buttons...

I like it.

Edited by ExciteD, 23 April 2009 - 07:18 PM.

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The buttons I'm still working on so don't expect them today - That fast reply one is done though.

Regarding the rank system, It's "in transition" - I had to change some ranks due to the stars, and only some ranks have the "Half" as you can see on ExciteD. It's hard to come up with a ranking system that has a good variance, you want to promote people post and rank up that are new so you let them get to 1 star pretty quickly, but eventually as the board gets older everyone ends up on 5 and 6 stars.

JC has been here since 06 and has one star, Phantom Ganon has too but has 5 - no member less of a member then the other and the system judges people on post counts, which is wrong. Perhaps it should be stars x time, but then some people who posted here for a while then took off could have 5.

So I'm working on it, any feed back is appreciated.
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Well I should have 4 but at the moment I seem to have only 2. They must work in halves too cause ExciteD has half a star.

EDIT: Vook said it while I was typing...

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Stars are cool! Just don't over kill it with stars.
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It's hard to find a balance isn't it? It's a very fine line. I'd say a respect sort of system which encourages good posts and discourages bad ones where you can rep up a person per day and rep down one as well, but that would probably fall prey to people constantly down repping people who might be contributing well. And it doesn't fix your problem about no member being better than the other. But that also brings uyp what you want the stars to represent. Maybe they're fine because they represent those who've contributed the most (aka in posts). But then that might be bad because half the posts could be spam!

I need to sleep......

Just for the record the reason why J.C has been here the same amount of years as me is because I told him to jump on (back then he was a neighbour) and the reason his post count is quite low is because he hasn't had internet while he was moving (a farily hefty period). So there's something that you're right about VOOK, the fact that he couldn't have posted as much as me because he hasn't had the internet for a while.

Edited by Phantom Ganon, 23 April 2009 - 07:39 PM.

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Pretty stars under our names too.

I only get HALF A STAR?! That grey half of the star is MOCKING me, DARING me to make more posts...

Edited by ExciteD, 23 April 2009 - 07:40 PM.

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That system Phantom Posted is out of date.

New Member 0
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As you can see the titles make no sense and are an left over remnant from the CubeAustralia site.

@PG Yeah see that's what I mean, no person is less of a member because they post less - people post here as much as they can/want.
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There's some more stuff we could suggest then. The way the ranking system could be named. An that one is tough too. I was going to say we use an enemy system from either Mario or Zelda but even that is subject to trivialization. Quite clearly Octorok/Goomba would go first but after that, who knows?
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And do we really want to use Mario characters, why not all Nintendo characters? Why not something to just like Noob, Junior, Advanced,Senior etc...

Anyway something to look at more indepth post Arcturus.
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It's hard to find a balance isn't it? It's a very fine line. I'd say a respect sort of system which encourages good posts and discourages bad ones where you can rep up a person per day and rep down one as well, but that would probably fall prey to people constantly down repping people who might be contributing well. And it doesn't fix your problem about no member being better than the other. But that also brings uyp what you want the stars to represent. Maybe they're fine because they represent those who've contributed the most (aka in posts). But then that might be bad because half the posts could be spam!


There was a big discussion on that quite a while ago. The verdict was that people would abuse it.
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I think you should rank people based on their average daily posts since registration—or, instead, if someone goes on holidays or something and comes back to find a lower average, you can make it an average of the last, for example, 90 days so that they can regain their average more easily. I hope that makes sense. In other words, it would encourage all members (especially new ones) to post more often. Hmm, but then you wouldn't be able to distinguish the top posters from the noobs, damn.

Edited by ExciteD, 23 April 2009 - 07:58 PM.

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That's not that bad an idea. One obvious issue would be if someone has to go away for a while though. It would drop their rating for absolutely no reason other than the fact that they had to go away. Which I guess would encourage members to come back but it might also inspire laziness and cause people to not return anyway. I guess it does also fall subject to people who spam get a higher rating. So maybe not ideal but I dunno.
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I do like the stars, another nice, uninvasive thing. But maybe make them smaller?

I dunno, the mini profile thing (under the avatar) is big enough as it is, and doesnt have to add extra scrolling distance.
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I guess it does also fall subject to people who spam get a higher rating.

And so we come back to the main issue. If we're all so worried about people spamming, then why have a system at all?

Anyway, I'll just throw in another idea: first we take off the stars. And then we have a system (not technically a ranking system, and it would potentially chuck total posts out the window) whereby members are given titles based on where they post during a previous time period.

Before I hurt my head, let me try and explain how it could work. Ranks/titles would be allocated for each subforum and for the Vooks forum in general. The title/rank a member can attain would be based on the percentage and number of their posts the member makes in that subforum within a period of, for example, the last 30 days.
In the "simplest" example, if the highest percentage of a member's posts are in the Chatter subforum, then a title would be shown based on that subforum e.g. Chatterbox. THEN, it would look at how many posts that member made in Chatter; the higher the number, the higher the rank e.g. Super Chatterbox, Ultra Chatterbox etc.

I've sort of lost my point now, but I think it would reduce competition of post counts and because there are more titles available, each is given more prestige.

You know what, forget everything I just said. I'm so tired.

Edited by ExciteD, 23 April 2009 - 08:50 PM.

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You're beyond perfect and are now a god.

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They clash a bit with the rest of the design I think, but *shrug*
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Ilike the idea of having Nintendo icons but there's more to Nintendo then just mario. Need some zelda asap. I still think PhaGs idea of heart containers is the better.
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Aww I went down from 4 to 3 :(

I do like the ranks, also I think if you could make them slightly smaller it would look awesome, like obs suggested

EDIT: Heart containers would be Epic!

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In keeping with the blue theme, maybe have blue rupees instead. Or a single rupee but different colours.

Edited by ExciteD, 24 April 2009 - 08:30 AM.

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How about coloured rupees? Each time u pass a stage u get more rupees.
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Could work, i'd still prefer heart containers though.

The new Fast reply, Add reply, New topic buttons look sweet. Gives the forum a new feel you know? .... :confused:
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Yeah I like the new buttons- they rock :)
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And so we come back to the main issue. If we're all so worried about people spamming, then why have a system at all?

Anyway, I'll just throw in another idea: first we take off the stars. And then we have a system (not technically a ranking system, and it would potentially chuck total posts out the window) whereby members are given titles based on where they post during a previous time period.

Before I hurt my head, let me try and explain how it could work. Ranks/titles would be allocated for each subforum and for the Vooks forum in general. The title/rank a member can attain would be based on the percentage and number of their posts the member makes in that subforum within a period of, for example, the last 30 days.
In the "simplest" example, if the highest percentage of a member's posts are in the Chatter subforum, then a title would be shown based on that subforum e.g. Chatterbox. THEN, it would look at how many posts that member made in Chatter; the higher the number, the higher the rank e.g. Super Chatterbox, Ultra Chatterbox etc.

I've sort of lost my point now, but I think it would reduce competition of post counts and because there are more titles available, each is given more prestige.

You know what, forget everything I just said. I'm so tired.


Neat idea but it might be a bit fiddly to set up.
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Hey look, dudey guys on the reply options!
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