"Experience" level?

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by Veho, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. Veho
    OP

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

    Former Staff
    8,764
    16,156
    Apr 4, 2006
    Croatia
    Zagreb
    I propose a new measurement for e-peen size, the "experience level." We have members who've registered a few months ago with thousands of posts, and we have members from way back that lurk around but only have a few hundred posts. And everything in between. All the while, the forum software keeps all sorts of tabs on our movements and browsing habits. The "experience level" would be the total amount of time actively spent on GBATEMP. Clicking, browsing, typing, posting, searching, mingling. I'm not sure if the software can keep track of when we're actually active instead of just logged in (that would be perfect). Failing that, the total time logged in could work.

    There could be ribbons and icons, like for the post count. Or maybe just specific member titles. Like "Obsessive lurker."

    And like all "experience points," having more is a clear indication of a lack of life
    [​IMG]

    Another "measurement" could be combining the join date with the post count. Each on their own doesn't really mean much, but deriving an indicator from the both of them could be fun. Let's say a year is worth a thousand posts (or five hundred). Or the other way around. The years + posts could represent a "level."

    For example, [___]drian has been here since 2004., and has 11 thousand posts. That would put him at level 16 (Thordrian, Lv16 Mod... hee hee, sounds good). I've been here for three years, have two thousand posts, so that would make me level 5 (almost 6, yo [​IMG] ) (wait, Veho, Lv6 member... sounds good [​IMG])

    Of course, inactive members would still level up, but you don't see them around.


    Think about it. [​IMG]
     


  2. Minox

    Minox Spytech Employee

    Supervisor
    5,932
    2,338
    Aug 27, 2007
    One e-peen indicator is enough in my opinion, no need to have two things to stroke - that'd only confuse some members.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  3. playallday

    playallday Group: GBAtemp Ghost

    Member
    3,773
    9
    May 23, 2008
    Canada
    [@N@[)@
    Hmm... I like it.

    Maybe something like the old Nintendo forum levels? (If anyone even remembers that..)
     
  4. zuron7

    zuron7 RBYG

    Member
    1,369
    3
    Apr 6, 2009
    India
    GPS not available in this area
    Yep!It's a good idea.
    We would be able to seperate the dominating one's from the posting one's like ......
     
  5. Strider

    Strider Next to the mainstream

    Member
    901
    0
    Oct 29, 2002
    Those of us who're around since the times with KiVan need to be level....

    ONE MILLION! [​IMG]

    Err.. back to the topic. No.
     
  6. Overlord Nadrian

    Overlord Nadrian Banned

    Banned
    6,671
    10
    Jul 28, 2008
    Belgium
    Riviera
    This.


    And karma/ reputation/ something like that.
     
  7. Veho
    OP

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

    Former Staff
    8,764
    16,156
    Apr 4, 2006
    Croatia
    Zagreb
    Nah, for some reason people of Temp are averse to the idea of a karma system.
     
  8. Law

    Law rip ninjacat that zarcon made me

    Member
    4,132
    217
    Aug 14, 2007
    ‭jerkland
    Because Karma systems usually end up turning into one big circlejerk.
     
  9. purplesludge

    purplesludge anyone have any ideas for this space

    Member
    1,047
    23
    Mar 2, 2009
    United States
    wv
    Sounds like a good idea to me.
     
  10. Veho
    OP

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

    Former Staff
    8,764
    16,156
    Apr 4, 2006
    Croatia
    Zagreb
    [​IMG]


    I've had good experiences with karma systems. I can see how it can turn out bad, especially on a forum as varied and as this one, and I know I'd abuse the karma system to exact petty vengeance on people I dislike, but with some good ground rules karma/reputation can be a good indicator of a member's, well, reputation.
     
  11. Raika

    Raika uguu

    Member
    4,866
    10
    Sep 15, 2008
    uguu
    Tempers are DEFINITELY gonna abuse this, so no.
     
  12. Law

    Law rip ninjacat that zarcon made me

    Member
    4,132
    217
    Aug 14, 2007
    ‭jerkland
    "oh em gee dis guy dusn't like pokeymons, hai guize lets all giev him bad karmu!"
     
  13. Raika

    Raika uguu

    Member
    4,866
    10
    Sep 15, 2008
    uguu
    This. Nuff said. [​IMG]
     
  14. da_head

    da_head A dying dream..

    Member
    2,953
    2
    Apr 7, 2008
    Canada
    Toronto, Canader!
    seems like it would take up a lot of bandwith. something our strained servers definitely do not need.
    besides, once i have my blue badge, i'm contempt [​IMG]
     
  15. Veho
    OP

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

    Former Staff
    8,764
    16,156
    Apr 4, 2006
    Croatia
    Zagreb
    Contempt? [​IMG]
     
  16. Raika

    Raika uguu

    Member
    4,866
    10
    Sep 15, 2008
    uguu
    Haha he actually means content, a single mistake can result in a completely different meaning. [​IMG]
     
  17. Shinryuji

    Shinryuji GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    293
    0
    Sep 2, 2009
    The heavens.
    The idea sounds really interesting but... It could be abused so, so horribly.
    If the servers can handle it, there could be some sort of trial period where it's used for a month, or something?

    --
    Just thought of something to add if you do it the years here/post count way. Why not also add a level for homebrew apps or patches that were sucessful (rather than the project dying or never getting started)
     
  18. themuddaload

    themuddaload Creepin' hardcore.

    Member
    1,099
    0
    May 4, 2008
    United States
    West of the equator Sex: sure
    haha i was on there, and i even recognize a couple of people from that board on here lol (rayder for sure)
     
  19. outgum

    outgum Pokemanz Master

    Member
    1,993
    27
    Sep 22, 2009
    New Zealand
    Hamilton, New Zealand
    I do like the the idea, it would be sweet,
    But as stated, the Server would take a massive hit,
    But in theory it should be no more dangerous than having a little bit of lag?
    I do press it to the admins to seriously think about this to make a better tomorrow today [​IMG]
     
  20. Popcorn Fairy

    Popcorn Fairy Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    78
    0
    Oct 6, 2009
    United States
    In your pants
    This sounds like a grindfest. And is pretty unnecessary.