Author Topic: Please change this forum user's profile member group description !!!!  (Read 4637 times)

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Online BravoV

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Dave,

Please, change the current user's profile member group descriptions like -> Newbie, Jr. Member, Sr. Member,  Hero Member and etc that are reflecting the user's post count into something meaningless, at least they're not representing some kind of seniority level or good reputation in this forum. I'm pretty sure majority of the members here don't need that kind of recognition.

Few suggestions like "resistor", "capacitor", "transistor", "ic"  or even funnier one (to electronic community) like "solder lump", "cold join", "tin whisker", "wetted join" and etc. :D

It is understandable maybe at other type of forums like those gaming/teenage type that most kids love to hang on, post count and seniority like join date really means something there, but I don't think it works or really matter here in this forum.

Hopefully this will de-motivate annoying & hallucinating assholes that reputation can be grabbed by high post count.  :(

Btw, using the forum's ignore feature at the offender is useless, cause those craps always get quoted by other members that are complaining, and it is very annoying that we have to bump into those junks everywhere.

Please at least consider it.

TIA
« Last Edit: May 29, 2012, 07:13:41 pm by BravoV »
 

Offline IanB

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There could be voting buttons on user profiles that could influence designations such as "Idiot Member" or "Guru".  ;D

(I guess now I'd better duck for cover  :) )
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Since there is no correlation of post count to competency why not just drop the description completely and let the post count speak for itself?  I am a Sr member and barely know enough to not hurt myself. :D

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Few suggestions like "resistor", "capacitor", "transistor", "ic"
"ic" is ok. but fpga or asics, no no, dont!

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There could be voting buttons on user profiles that could influence designations such as "Idiot Member" or "Guru".
there was once a "karma" system here for a short moment. it was a real joke. there's a silence politics going on up there you'll never know.

ps: you wait dave to wake up tomorrow to get his verdict... 2 hours to dusk :D
if something can select, how cant it be intelligent? if something is intelligent, how cant it exist?
 

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About the only thing post count is good for in my opinion is figuring out whether it's someone's first post on this forum. I agree with robrenz that there is no correlation between post count and experience or knowledge, so I'm all for making it less visible. Labels like 'hero member' are nonsense, and I would prefer post count to be removed entirely from the forum view, only visible in the user's profile.
 

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and I would prefer post count to be removed entirely from the forum view, only visible in the user's profile.
i highly second this one! i've been having "paranoia" for a long time.
if something can select, how cant it be intelligent? if something is intelligent, how cant it exist?
 

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Since there is no correlation of post count to competency why not just drop the description completely and let the post count speak for itself?  I am a Sr member and barely know enough to not hurt myself. :D
Ditto!
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There are many on this forum who deserve some type of status for their tireless, polite, mentoring responses to posts of any level.  They are what makes this forum a pleasant and informative place to hang out.

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I find those titles silly. I am not sure anyone will be satisfied with being a "1/4W" resistor, then a ..., ...

If I glance over and see "Jr" I can confirm why I haven't recognised their name, they are likely new or sparse.

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There are many on this forum who deserve some type of status for their tireless, polite, mentoring responses to posts of any level.  They are what makes this forum a pleasant and informative place to hang out.

I believe status is less important than the act, or the feeling of helping someone through a difficult situation. There is a lot more to life than a title.

edit: excuse scatterbrained post before edit.
« Last Edit: May 29, 2012, 09:06:24 pm by Alexander »
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Hmm, good points.
I'll see if I can disable it without turning off the post code, because that's important I think.
Silly names are a nice idea, but I think it would just confuse people, better off nothing at all?

Dave.
 

Offline baljemmett

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I'll see if I can disable it without turning off the post code, because that's important I think.
Silly names are a nice idea, but I think it would just confuse people, better off nothing at all?

Choose a bunch of your trademark phrases -- hmm, no, on second thoughts having people labelled "half a bee's dick", "you gotta be kiddin' me!" and "piece of CRAP!" might not be much of a step forward.  Might be amusing for five minutes or so, though...
 

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How about this ranking: Got boy/girlfriend or wife/husband, leaving b/gfriend or w/husband, divorced/single, doesn't care he/she is single, smells like pcb, starts looking like Bob Pease, Looks like Bob Pease, Are you Bob Pease :o
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Online BravoV

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Hmm, good points.
I'll see if I can disable it without turning off the post code, because that's important I think.
Silly names are a nice idea, but I think it would just confuse people, better off nothing at all?

Dave.

Thanks and as Robrenz and alm suggested above, it is even better if you can drop both attributes title & post count , and these are only available at profile's page.

Hope this can be easily done.

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I can't seem to find the option to disable it yet. Further searching required!

Dave.
 

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I can't seem to find the option to disable it yet. Further searching required!

Dave.

Maybe this will help Dave?
http://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/Post-Count_based_membergroup

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Members are automatically assigned to a post-count based membergroup depending on the number of posts they have made. As members' post counts change, they are automatically moved to the proper post-count based groups.
 
Post-count based membergroups can be hidden on profiles and posts for members who have been placed into a primary membergroup via the current theme section of the administration center.
 
Upon installation of an SMF forum, the Post-count based membergroups are
1.Newbie
2.Jr. Member
3.Full Member
4.Sr. Member
5.Hero Member

The "Newbie" membergroup can neither be deleted nor have its 'Required Posts' value changed. Its name and all other details can be altered in Administration Center > Members > Membergroups > Edit Membergroups.
 

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I enabled the option "Hide post group titles for grouped members:" for the main theme, but it doesn't seen to work??
Maybe I can delete all post member groups (you need to have at least one) except the Newbies. So it would be "Newbie" and "Member" and that's it?

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I see the "Hero Member" below your name is gone, maybe the forum needs to be updated after such a change?

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Ok, only Newbie and Member now.
BTW, there are 1419 members with more than 5 posts.

Dave.
 

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More info here Dave,

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you can not delete the 0 post count based group it is required or you will face many issues. you can always blank out the name of the group.

http://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=455452.msg3181452#msg3181452

Maybe you can blank it out?

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Just change the 0 count or Newbie name to Member and change the Member count to some large count value say 1million post and thus everyone will get the first level.

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Just change the 0 count or Newbie name to Member and change the Member count to some large count value say 1million post and thus everyone will get the first level.

I need at least the newbie level for the contest entry forum, plus it might be useful for other stuff down the track.

Dave.
 

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Thanks a lot Dave, this new title arrangement is much better, between newbie status or just plain member ! .. beauty ....  :)


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