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  • Proposed change in user ranks

    I'm considering a change in rankings. Some members have already reached the top....in just 6 weeks. This "default" ranking that we are currently using is designed for low volume boards:

    Junior member 0 posts
    Member 30 posts
    Senior member 100 posts

    Here's my proposed hierarchy:

    New member 0 posts
    Junior member 10 posts
    Full member 50 posts
    Senior member 250 posts
    Master member 500 posts

    This adds a couple of ranks and raises the bars.

    Another idea on rank names is to use Alaska terms. I like the idea, but it may be difficult for everyone to understand them. My inclination is to add the ranks, make the rank names generic, and continue thinking about alternate names. It's pretty easy to change them later.

    Please use the poll to vote your preference on this. If you have comments, you are welcome to add them.
    <20 June 2006: added poll item to allow votes on eliminating ranks altogether>

    Thanks....David
    74
    I like the proposed new hierarchy of ranks
    17.57%
    13
    I don't like the proposed hierarchy
    2.70%
    2
    I like the idea of more ranks but want other rank names
    17.57%
    13
    I don't care. Could we talk about fishing?
    16.22%
    12
    What's a rank?
    2.70%
    2
    Eliminate ranks altogether
    43.24%
    32

    The poll is expired.

    Last edited by Webmaster; 06-20-2006, 08:11.

  • #2
    What about something along these lines David?

    New member = Caribou
    Junior Member = Black Bear
    Full Member = Dall Ram
    Senior Membe = Brown Bear
    Master Member = Bull Moose

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    • #3
      I agree with the alaskan names. if someone doesnt understand it means they had better spend more time on the forum....lol

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      • #4
        hey...!

        i think Dall ram should be above moose, and Sitka deer should be the lowest rank.
        i would also propose a designation for anybody with over 1000 posts in a year...something that suggests they spend more time online then outdoors..<grin>
        Alaska Board of Game 2015 tour... "Kicking the can down the road"
        http://www.alaskabackcountryhunters.org/

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        • #5
          Why use them at all? It's just another way to keep score. What good are they? As you can tell I can care less.

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          • #6
            actually, i agree with casper50

            one of the things i liked most about the "old" forum was that there was no ranking....
            sometimes folks equate (their own) number of posts with expertise...or come down on newbies based on number of posts...really no good reason to keep track...just an ego thing.
            in all honesty i would advocate doing away with "post ranking" all together.
            Alaska Board of Game 2015 tour... "Kicking the can down the road"
            http://www.alaskabackcountryhunters.org/

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            • #7
              junior junior

              this probabally suits me...

              Rosenberg/Florida
              "Two decades researching and defining fishing opportunities in the Last Frontier!"

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              • #8
                Junk the rankings. It encourages too many folks to post crap that shouldn't see the light of a computer screen.

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                • #9
                  Added poll item

                  I added an additional poll choice to allow you to vote on whether to eliminate the ranking system altogether.

                  David

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                  • #10
                    Eliminate ranks

                    Eliminate ranking altogether. Everyone is a "member." If in future you have a system whereby someone is a "supporter," then perhaps "supporting member" would be his/her status. If someone posts over 1000 posts in a year, then by mandate they must be a supporter <grin>.

                    Mark
                    Mark Richards
                    www.residenthuntersofalaska.org

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                    • #11
                      Ranks!!!

                      1) Amoeba 2) Gnat 3) Muskrat 4) Ungulate 5) Golden Eagle. Does'nt that sound better? Well at least it is something along the lines of hierarchy in my mind.

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                      • #12
                        user ranks and post count

                        I thought that the new forum software is great. however, it seems to me that the guys who have contributed informed information for years here as members who then had to go to a zero post count, like a newby, did not seem like the right or respectful thing to do for the longtime members.

                        rankings are fine, but the post count from the old site should be included in the rankings in addtion to the count from the new site. m.h.o.
                        Cold Zero
                        Member: S.C.I., N.R.A. Life Endowment Member & L.E. Tactical Firearms Instr.

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                        • #13
                          Yep...

                          Originally posted by cold zero
                          I thought that the new forum software is great. however, it seems to me that the guys who have contributed informed information for years here as members who then had to go to a zero post count, like a newby, did not seem like the right or respectful thing to do for the longtime members.

                          rankings are fine, but the post count from the old site should be included in the rankings in addtion to the count from the new site. m.h.o.
                          I don't disagree. I'll ask our tech guy what it would cost to assemble that information. If it's not unreasonable, I'll see if we can port it over and add to what we now have here.

                          My assumption was that it would be unreasonably expensive, so I didn't even ask.

                          It's a bunch of MySQL work...beyond me....David

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                          • #14
                            rank - doesn't that mean &quot;smells bad?&quot;

                            How about establishing ranking for $$ contributing supporters?
                            Then you would have admins / members / and then contributing members.
                            I really hate to encourage some of you guys to post simply to raise your ranking...

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                            • #15
                              scrap it

                              Too many just post BS . Only those who post alot of BS care about the rank.

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