Medal system idea?

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by ShadowSoldier, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. ShadowSoldier
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    Disclaimer: this is just an idea for something fun for members on this site. I'm not making a complaint at all. So if you're going to read this post as a complaint, beat it, don't want to hear about it.


    After reading a recent thread about medals, I had a little idea. Though I'm not even sure if it's possible to be honest with you, if it is, I think it could be kind of fun.

    People always complain about posts and them not meaning anything, and with posts come medals.

    What if we had more medals? Like, forum achievements sort of. Say, if you reach 100 posts, you get a certain medal. If you reach another certain number of posts, you get another medal. If you make a thread that gets stickied, thats a medal.

    You know, sort of like achievements by having us members just do what we normally do. Though the only downside to this is we might get more spam and everything for people trying their hardest to get medals.

    Or if you get to a number of medals, you get inducted into the GBAtemp hall of fame. (of course this would have to be invented).

    I'm not sure if it's even possible, but having something like our own little achievements for the forums, I think would be fun for the whole community.
     


  2. Slyakin

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    I support this idea, as long as there aren't TOO many medals. Then people will be really motivated to spam to "get them all!".
     
  3. Devin

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    Sounds fun, though I'm sure someone will think of a flaw and this idea will never come to exist. [​IMG] I don't see the point in others complaining about post count.

    (Click Block User, makes things a TON easier.) Aha.
     
  4. Lilith Valentine

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    I am just going to repost his post since I was about to say the same thing
     
  5. s4mid4re

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    I thought you got access to the shout box with 100 posts, and you will have an option to have a title at 500 posts. Not sure if I'm correct with the post numbers though.
     
  6. Lilith Valentine

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    You are correct
     
  7. Terminator02

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    the thing would be to give people medals for the quality in there posts, not the # of posts they have, i like the sticky idea, maybe a mod could mark all of our useful posts and those add up to a medal, or we implement a thanks feature and get medals for more thanks, also maybe a like button if someone posts something funny/interesting/awesome, for some sort of like medal
     
  8. toguro_max

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    It's nice, but I doubt it will ever happen.
    "Honor" stuff (like the "thanks", "like", etc) were asked already and the conclusion was that this would just work for attention beggars.
    "GBATemp is place where you post because you want to, not because you want merit for it" was the prashe, or something like that.

    BUT, the achievement idea is really nice. Like "Progidy son - post again after x days/months without posting) and stuff.
     
  9. Vulpes Abnocto

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    I'm pretty sure none of the staff would want to be responsible for handing out achievements or marking helpful posts.
    We get accused of favoritism enough as it is.
     
  10. Waflix

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    Then make a system. And as long as the requirements for the achievements are normal, everything will be alright. Like with the Sticky medal ShadowSoldier proposed. That´s quite hard to do, and you can´t cheat as long as it happens automatic.
     
  11. Rydian

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    Well if SOME PEOPLE wouldn't wear spiked shin guards...

    But yeah, anything requiring more work from mods is out, this site doesn't pay mods like some big-name forums you all might be used to.
     
  12. Narayan

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    Note: medals vary depending on the postcount. similar to current medals system.

    wait... this sounds somewhat similar like a TV Temper?? [​IMG]

    also, even though i like this idea, i think the temp still isn't big enough to add this. but i may be wrong... i don't go to all subforums.
     
  13. Bladexdsl

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    your trying to copy what GT does and look what happens over there [​IMG]

    that's a NO from me
     
  14. Narayan

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    GT?
     
  15. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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  16. Costello

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    like some said this would introduce a problem-- people would try to increase the quantity of posts they make.
    while on the other hand, we should reward people on the quality.

    it's very difficult to come up with a system that is able to evaluate the quality of a message.
    the only thing I can see is:
    - the amount of words in a post, though then some people could stuff their message with random text
    - rating from other users, but then people could create alt accounts to shamelessly rate their own posts

    good discussion though.
     
  17. FireGrey

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    I think a like and dislike button should be added (like facebook and youtube)
    People can click like on a post instead of replying to it say +1
     
  18. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    GT has that too [​IMG]
     
  19. Veho

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    +1

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Phoenix Goddess

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    That would be bad.
    I remember someone on cheats.gbatemp.net who managed to make a few enemies and word got around. Soon after, everyone was pressing the dislike button simply for the laughs and the bandwagon effect.

    And the like button makes your e-peen grow.