"Experience" level?

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

Oct 15, 2009

"Experience" level? by Veho at 3:39 PM (1,895 Views / 0 Likes) 28 replies

  1. Veho
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    Global Moderator Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    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

    Supervisor Minox Spytech Employee

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    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

    Member playallday Group: GBAtemp Ghost

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    Hmm... I like it.

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

    Member zuron7 RBYG

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    Yep!It's a good idea.
    We would be able to seperate the dominating one's from the posting one's like ......
     
  5. Strider

    Member Strider Next to the mainstream

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    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

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    This.


    And karma/ reputation/ something like that.
     
  7. Veho
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    Global Moderator Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    Nah, for some reason people of Temp are averse to the idea of a karma system.
     
  8. Law

    Member Law rip ninjacat that zarcon made me

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    Because Karma systems usually end up turning into one big circlejerk.
     
  9. purplesludge

    Member purplesludge anyone have any ideas for this space

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    Sounds like a good idea to me.
     
  10. Veho
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    Global Moderator Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    [​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

    Member Raika uguu

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    Tempers are DEFINITELY gonna abuse this, so no.
     
  12. Law

    Member Law rip ninjacat that zarcon made me

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    "oh em gee dis guy dusn't like pokeymons, hai guize lets all giev him bad karmu!"
     
  13. Raika

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    This. Nuff said. [​IMG]
     
  14. da_head

    Member da_head A dying dream..

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    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]
     
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    Global Moderator Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    Contempt? [​IMG]
     
  16. Raika

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    Haha he actually means content, a single mistake can result in a completely different meaning. [​IMG]
     
  17. Shinryuji

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    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

    Member themuddaload Creepin' hardcore.

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    haha i was on there, and i even recognize a couple of people from that board on here lol (rayder for sure)
     
  19. outgum

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    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

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    This sounds like a grindfest. And is pretty unnecessary.
     

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