New Status thingys

Discussion in 'ValveTime Feedback' started by B-MAn, Mar 11, 2005.

  1. sabre0001

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    so strider is the last one then....interesting.

    Makes it a lot easier to hit different rankings i suppose but i dont think it will stop people spamming...People love spamming...

    {EDIT} antlion guard eh... :bounce:
     
  2. The Monkey

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    What about Comebine Advisor being the last rank?
     
  3. marksmanHL2 :)

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    So I'm a strider still I am guessing...


    EDIT: Correctus. :)
     
  4. The Dark Elf

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    maybe give ex mods a retirement package consisting of


    a custom title

    that way anyone wanting one would have to be on their best behavior to even get a chance at being a mod, and then last over a year before they got a custom title.. would encourage good behavior :D
     
  5. Tr0n

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    ....and give us vets that been on the site for almost 2 years custom titles also! :frown:
     
  6. The Dark Elf

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    Only if they haven't had a warning for spamming :)
     
  7. Tr0n

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    *covers up his warning with his hand*

    What warning?

    Anyways it's elitism...if the ex-mods get a custom title so should the vets.
     
  8. The Dark Elf

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    oooh cool, the PM box has an increase/decrease buttons, very handy addition :D:D

    yeah but 90% of the vets made .01% of the contributions to the site.. the mods have to work all the time keeping it clean. You can't ever compare a 1 post vet to a moderator.
     
  9. Steve

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    Well, that's still elitism, Tr0n, just on a lower scale. Here's an idea: create a very long list of custom titles submitted by users. When you've been here a certain amount of time, you have the option of staying a strider or selecting a custom title from the list. Obviously all you senior members here would get to go ahead and choose your custom title, and to be fair, the order ya'll would get to choose would be based on join dates (perhaps mods, content writers, and others who have made significant contributions to the site would get special priority).

    edit:Since the titles are user-submitted, they wouldn't have to be HL2-related, so the titles would be truly customized.
     
  10. Tr0n

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    Everyone would be up in arms about it anyways.Also yes the mods have done a great job and contributed to the site a whole lot, but the vets still deserve one also.

    Anyways it's up to munro to decide not us.I don't think it's going to happen for a long time or at all for that matter.
     
  11. etzel90

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    I like that one!

    EDIT: Im a fast zombie now! ive become what i fear the most.
     
  12. The Dark Elf

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    But what have the vets done to deserve special treatment?

    They signed up early

    They have an inbuilt hatred for headcrabs and anyone new

    They've had almost 2 years to provide tons of content for the site, and haven't.

    Many have been warned for spamming, fighting, attacking other users

    Compared to a regular moderator..

    Gives up his or her time to keep the site clean

    Puts up with inane questions and problems

    Runs around after the users, fixing threads, polls, deleting, locking, moving, warning, banning.

    Removes spam attacks and other attacks on the forums before most users get a chance to even know its there

    Diffuses situations that would otherwise turn nasty

    Looks after the site, comes up with idea's to keep it running

    Puts up with abusive remarks from users who've been told off, is treated regularly like scum by those who are jealous they were made a mod.

    Puts up with deliberate attacks from groups of users intent on trying to get a mod removed.

    Hasn't the time for their own life because their running around after others because people can't read the rules.


    yeah, so what has a vet done for us lately..

    besides, rewarding someone simply because they signed up early on hardly helps improve general behavior.. since ranks and titles are sooo important to so many. Reward good behavior, not membership number.
     
  13. Tr0n

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    Wow you really want a custom title...So you can feel special or something?

    Would we not have a custom title selection by now if munro wanted that?Again everyone would be up in arms about it and it would make things worse.

    So what do you do?You make things fair by giving the vets custom titles or by keep everything the same.

    Now take it up with munro not me...if you want to feel special look at yourself in the mirror.
     
  14. Jangle

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    good point :thumbs:
     
  15. Steve

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    Hmm...I dunno, Tr0n. He's very very right.
    Also true.

    But I still think that my idea, perhaps with different basic criteria (ex-mod, significant contribution to site, perhaps good behavior and helpfulness?) would be neat.
     
  16. Tr0n

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    Doesn't matter...it's about being fair.

    I do like your idea steve...but if an EX-mod gets a custom title so should other people.
     
  17. Steve

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    I got a million of 'em. Unfortunately, most of them involve two women and rubber sheets, making them hard to sell.
     
  18. Tr0n

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    Also about my warning thing...I told shippi to give me it, because I wanted it to be fair.
     
  19. Hazar

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    I think they should be for someone who has tons of posts, and has never recieved a warning
     
  20. Jangle

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    just because you havent recieved a warning doesnt mean youre a good person..
     
  21. Steve

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    Right, but not just anybody. Somebody who's been helpful to new members, the site in general, etc. Perhaps some sort of system could be implemented whereby when someone does something helpful for you, you could send in a "good word" report of sorts. Kind of like the "Report This Post" button, except in a good way. You get points for good reports, and bad reports, warnings, etc. will get you points taken away. Of course, all of this would not only require a lot of work on the site, but one or several new staff positions would probably have to be created simply to take all the PMs and add up the points, etc., as the mods already have their hands full. I really think it's a cool idea, but now that I think about it, it's really a lot of work for such a small thing.
     
  22. Hazar

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    very true, but it also signifies that you arn't causing mischief so to speak :p
     
  23. Tr0n

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    Exactly.

    So I say keep everything the same.
     
  24. ktimekiller

    ktimekiller Party Escort Bot

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    i want a custom title, let me think..... yea..... "i am the king of noobs"
     
  25. The Dark Elf

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    I couldn't care about a custom title.. I had one for over a year and also was the only strider for a while, so it makes little difference to me.

    But I am against people such as yourself who continue to polute the forums with spam being rewarded for it. Your the one dragging this out, so YOUR the one who wants a title. Otherwise you wouldn't have even replied to my original tongue in cheek post.. But well done for not having gone off topic for once.

    Oh and you did manage to completely ignore THE ACTUAL POINT too.. nice one, shame nobody is falling for your attempts to make me look bad :)


    Edit: but its funny as hell seeing you suddenly change your mind to "lets keep it the same" when you realised you've contributed nothing :p So you might aswell just drop it now "vet" :p
     
  26. Tr0n

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    No the point is if you get a custom title so should the vets even if we haven't contributed as much.Maybe you haven't seen that...so why are YOU the one that also went on about it if you didn't really care in the first place?You say you don't care about a custom title yet bring it up and debate with me about it.

    So I polute the forums with spam?Whoopdie freakin doo...kill me for it why don't ya?I don't get rewarded for it...ask shippi and some of the other mods.Refer to my warning at the top of this post.

    Also I'm not trying to make you look bad in anyway...I have no reason to do such a thing.Remember this ain't school TDE...it's a god damn forum.Also I said keep it the same not on the contributing fact, but on what steve said on how it would take so much work to implement.

    So ether be fair and give vets the title or no title at all....I don't give a damn if you are an ex-mod or not.Also like I stated before if you don't care about a custom title why bring it up in the first place and then argue about it with me?
     
  27. The Dark Elf

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    the point that I originally made was

    Introduce custom titles to ex-mods (mods don't need them, they've got the staff title which is fine) so many people want custom titles eg: this thread and others about the ranks. So the _only_ way to get a custom title, would be to behave, get noticed, become a mod, then you'd get one when you left. Then you turned this into a "well I should have one too" argument while I was trying to explain the whole point of it would be to give people what they want ONLY if they behaved enough.

    And I wish you'd knock it off with the insults, its getting boring now and I wont let you drag me down to your level. So feel free to argue with yourself. I'm not interested, I made my point way back before you started up about vets getting them just for signing up early on, defeating the entire reason of my post and turning it into an argument. So I'm done with this, I don't like where its going, as it wont achieve anything.

    Later bud.
     
  28. Tr0n

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    No you stated that ex-mods should get one as a retirment package to "encourage" good behavior when you know that it won't.Hell from the first statement alone sounds like "Hey I'm an ex-mod I deserve a custom title early so I will look special."

    So I am sorry I took it the wrong way.

    I only insult people who I feel attack me first.IF you think I insulted you I am sorry.I did not mean to do so...it's just my nature to lash out at anybody who I feel is kinda attacking me.

    Again sorry.

    The fact remains if one person gets a custom title even if it is good behavior everyone will be up in arms about it so you will have to be fair about it and give everyone else one.
     
  29. Glo-Boy

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    I wonder what I am. I guess I'll find out when this post goes up.
     
  30. Dinkleberry

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    Am I still a Zombie?
     
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    LOL, no I am a Fast Headcrab. How l33t
     
  32. Yuri

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    Fenric, quit being so damn full of yourself. :p You get a custom title when you're a mod, but only if you stay one. And Tr0n, just because you spammed for 2 years doesn't mean you should get a custom title. ;) Besides, whats the point of custom titles?

    I don't think anyone deserves custom titles, no vets, no ex-mods. Only the mods because they need it. I don't even like the titles we have now. :p

    <3
     
  33. Hazar

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    yeah, now that I think about it, it's prolly better with no custom ones

    btw, hahahaha erestheux, you're only an elite! :p
     
  34. Yuri

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    Dammit man, only 93 more posts! ;( Quick, gotta spams!
     
  35. Zerimski

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    Leech 0
    Barnacle 5
    Headcrab 15
    Fast Headcrab 60
    Zombie 150
    Fast Zombie 250
    Ant Lion 350
    Ant Lion Guard 480
    Civilian 600
    Resistance Fighter 800
    Metrocop 1000
    Combine Soldier 1300
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  36. Ames

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    :D 193. Teehee.



    bah him for spamming.
     
  37. f|uke

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    We start out as monsters,. then from post 600-999, we join the righetous,. then we become evil ?

    Someone edit my postcount down to 800. I want to fight the good fight.

    5000+ posts should be Biozeminade.
     
  38. Zerimski

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    Wasn't my choice.
     
  39. Yuri

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    Its just like real life!

    We are monster-baby-larvae who are loud and disgusting!

    Then we are rebellious teenage morons!

    Then we are conservative members of the government machine!

    Well. Not really.

    Stupid 192 posts :( ;)
     
  40. Hazar

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    yes! :D
     

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