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User Rank - 5 day Poll

Discussion in 'Announcement' started by SnoSheriff, Oct 1, 2014.

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What feature do you want to identify your Rank?

Poll closed Oct 6, 2014.
  1. Trophy Points

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  2. Messages

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  1. SnoSheriff

    SnoSheriff Site Owner Staff Member Administrator

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    OK everyone. Lets hear what you want.

    As many of you know, the old site had user 'ranks' based on the number of posts they made. We had many Wizards. The downside of using number of posts for a Rank is that some forum posts may not be relevant or useful and yet, they counted towards the ranking.

    Some of you already figured this out, the new website software allows us to use the 'trophy points' or 'likes' to towards the users rank/title. The advantage of this is that the user get to 'vote' if members reply was useful/good or not.

    So, what do you guys want to identify your rank? Number of Trophy Points, number of Messages posted or number of Likes received?

    I'm turning this into a Poll so lets hear your choice!

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  2. k-moe

    k-moe Pie, Bacon, Bourbon. Moderator Premium Member

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    I think that an explination of how the Trophy points and Likes are earned whould help with the decision making. I understand the likes, but I'm not clear on the trophy points. Is there a substaantive difference between the two? Are the both always active, or can the one that is chosen be turned off as a feature so that the voting is tracked correctly (i.e. no lost votes by users not clicking the correct button.
     
  3. SnoSheriff

    SnoSheriff Site Owner Staff Member Administrator

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    Great question. Trophy Points is a hybrid of various actions. It seems to be the most complex. Here are some default examples in the system:
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  4. FtUp

    FtUp Well-Known Member

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    I like where this is going, but some forum users just click on the like link wantonly, whether the post was useful or not. I miss the post count and location info. I think the post count can lend a certain amount of clout in determining a posters credibility, and it's nice to know where a poster is located sometimes. it can give a better frame of reference to their post.

    stepping down off my soapbox now.

    CN
     
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  5. SnoSheriff

    SnoSheriff Site Owner Staff Member Administrator

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    Pick your choice in the Poll :).
     
  6. SnoSheriff

    SnoSheriff Site Owner Staff Member Administrator

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    So, Trophy Points accumulate based on various actions that the user makes on the website...
     
  7. SnoSheriff

    SnoSheriff Site Owner Staff Member Administrator

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    After thinking about it some more. I think Trophy Points would be interesting. We could define various criteria and number of points awarded for meeting certain criteria. Trophies also engage the users in posting relevant and helpful content :). I'd like to see a very large Poll participation otherwise I'm leaning towards Trophy Points right now. More screenshots of existing defaults:
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  8. Bigshankhank

    Bigshankhank Active Member

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    Is there a way to utilize Trophy Points as a multiplier to create a score? However many posts X Trophy Points = Rank?
     
  9. quebecois59

    quebecois59 Well-Known Member

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    I like the trophy points idea, but the way I understand it, it doesn't automatically reflect if my message was useful or not. Actually, someone may like it because of the way I wrote it, even if it wasn't very helpful.
     
  10. TIMEtoRIDE

    TIMEtoRIDE Active Member

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    Where it says "these points can be used to track progression and change a users title"

    What flexibility or variety do you have in users titles - - and the top title could be "Wizard" again ??

    I think it's really handy to know if somebody has less than 20 posts when I try to help somebody.
    Also knowing where they live was helpful.

    Thanks for all you do, Sno
     
  11. SnoSheriff

    SnoSheriff Site Owner Staff Member Administrator

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    Trophy Points total increases as you earn them by posting or receiving likes. I'll check more into it tonight.
     
  12. SnoSheriff

    SnoSheriff Site Owner Staff Member Administrator

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    So your titles would change accordingly. That's why some of you are showing as Member and others as Active Member.
     
  13. SnoSheriff

    SnoSheriff Site Owner Staff Member Administrator

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    Yes, Wizard title in Trophy Points will be available. Currently, the titles go like this:
    • New Member for 0-4 Trophies
    • Member for 5-24 Trophies
    • Active Member for 25-44 Trophies
    • Well-Known Member for 45+ Trophies.
    Obviously these values and titles can be tweaked for this site. 1 meelion Trophy's
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  14. SnoSheriff

    SnoSheriff Site Owner Staff Member Administrator

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    Looky looky, check out your avatars :). Now we can see all 3 properties displayed
     
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  15. Notoriusfastguy

    Notoriusfastguy Member

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    Doesn't matter to me as long as I get to be;

    "JediPimpMasterMackDaddy"

    Sometimes the title is everything!
     
  16. FtUp

    FtUp Well-Known Member

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    is "messages" our post count?

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  17. SnoSheriff

    SnoSheriff Site Owner Staff Member Administrator

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    Yes
     
  18. FtUp

    FtUp Well-Known Member

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    that is awesome! is there any chance the location stat will come back? since we have many non US members, it helps to know where a post is originating from.

    CN
     
  19. SnoSheriff

    SnoSheriff Site Owner Staff Member Administrator

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    like this? Only downside is that all of these items make the Avatar profile 'taller' so if you post only 1 line then there is a lot of white space...
     
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