So gel, would you like a return of the old "Forum ranking" then? Maybe updated, like some other forums do, with acronyms for the different ranks... Suggestions welcome
I don't mind what it is too be honest, i was just curious who the top 10 is.
I don't really know what other forums do to be honest, i am only on one other and have only just joined, so i am still trying to get used to it. What do you think then? and how do they work?
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I was just asking. But some forums have some more amusing acronyms...
But on AE's point, the ranking system in forum software is there to help you establish how regularly someone posts and how many posts they make. Some software has a more advanced system, as Max alludes too, where posts can be approved or disapproved - i.e. I found this helpful, I found this unhelpful. This ranking of posts is then carried forward to the user display to give statistics "27% of posts found helpful", "10% found unhelpful". This helps others evaluate the weighting they might give to a given poster's comments and is more useful than a bald this person has a lot of spare time, so posts a lot, kind of statistic.
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Interesting, i am not sure about giving an opinion on somones every post but i have never seen it in play though. It is current form to i think it is abit plain and boring - a little to be honest. In its old form the old website, a little bit more interesting but not much difference to be honest - if any.
Do i think our opinions on this subject will count for anything - i doubt it. perhaps if we could come up with something worthy and useful then i could carry some weight. Like i said though if i was being honest i do think it is a little plain and boring and present and if something useful could be added to jazz it up abit, then i would be for that - why not.
You clearly spend too much time on forums, scene – but there really are no plans for such a system here.
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One thing i am looking forward too in the future is the private messaging system (if we get one with the classified section), that would be very useful and handy for us. I have been using this on another website and it is fantastic and something i wish i could have used many times on here.
'tis the true - but the downside of being involved in IT, where forums are often the only way to get solutions to some problems. Then it is extremely useful to know when the solution proffered is from someone that others have found helpful...
But, as gel says, maybe this would be a little dry here - but I thought I'd just add my experiences to the mix - which after all, is part of the point of these forums...
By the way, that comment on do i think our opinions on this subject will count for anything was not a dig, it just meant that you have to run the website in the way you have too - that is all.
Off course i know you take everyones opinions on board - you have proved that many times
Cheers just thought i would clear that up, incase anyone misunderstood.
Who's Thegelman - as in Superman, Batman et al?? What the duce is a 'Thegel'? [insert 'confused' smiley - ie :S - here]
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Need 'thumbs up' and 'confused' smileys, please Actually, in hindsight, not keen on the 'winking' smiley - looks too much like a village idiot who's been blinded in one eye
Well he is certainly not a Superhero , just a name i am had come across that i liked and it just an extended version of Gel - which i still want to be called but anyone is
I have been trying to think of this top 10 that Idc mentioned:
Is this right:
* not sure if this Joelsim is still a member? or else he would be in there too.
Is that right? Sorry if i have mis-spelt anyones name or missed anyone out, just done that of the top of my head
oops just noticed i missed out The record spot, who by my calculations comes in 10th, I think i am top 12
Are you excluding company posters as well? I only ask as FrankHarveyHiFi is noticeably absent - or as he's "David", is he one of Dave / David - I assume one is daveh75...
EDIT: I may have answered my own question :x
Yep Frank is David and yep Dave, yep.
Have you been nibbling the dog-biscuits again, Mr Heligoland?
Objectifying the subjective is tricky* at the best of times. (I should know, I teach and often "mark/assess/grade" drama for a living). So numbers, gradings, ratings wouldn't do much for me in the context of forums and threads. Plus, lots of posts aren't simply technical requests or responses. Many are overtly presented as opinions and preferences for certain albums (cf. recent posts on Adele and Radiohead, to name but two).
*pointless even. Or is it that just a Freudian slip of acknowledgment on my day job's worth? ( The grading bit, I mean).
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Heh, I always did picture gel as yappy little Jack Russell or something!
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