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Re: How Do You Feel About The Forum? Your Ideas?
« Reply #30 on: June 16, 2013, 06:39 pm »
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Re: How Do You Feel About The Forum? Your Ideas?
« Reply #31 on: June 16, 2013, 06:42 pm »
Trainee won't work the way you're thinking about it working.  If anything, it will deter more decent people than prevent alts.  There are better ways to go about that topic.  You bring an interesting point, but 1. It's happened before and failed and 2. It's been discussed in the LL and failed.
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Re: How Do You Feel About The Forum? Your Ideas?
« Reply #32 on: June 16, 2013, 06:43 pm »
I would like to suggest something:
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This is a very useful feature especially if you need to post a large picture. It could potentially help some people with slow internet/computers. This also has a few other functions, and is something I have found quite useful in the past.
I know it is possible to implement on pHBB style forums and has (as I have already mentioned) handy features.

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Re: How Do You Feel About The Forum? Your Ideas?
« Reply #33 on: June 16, 2013, 08:30 pm »
Maybe instead of a Trainee rank, you could actually get off your butts and search for roaming alts. It's better moderation that will fix the problem, not some failed concept of the past. That's like saying slavery would help the American economy.

EDIT: I completely neglected the part of the inexperienced members, but really, it'll always be natural that new members may be chased out, regardless of any system or not.
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Re: How Do You Feel About The Forum? Your Ideas?
« Reply #34 on: June 16, 2013, 08:43 pm »
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Re: How Do You Feel About The Forum? Your Ideas?
« Reply #35 on: June 17, 2013, 01:13 am »
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Re: How Do You Feel About The Forum? Your Ideas?
« Reply #36 on: June 17, 2013, 01:43 am »
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Re: How Do You Feel About The Forum? Your Ideas?
« Reply #37 on: June 17, 2013, 03:01 am »
Here's what we need:


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Re: How Do You Feel About The Forum? Your Ideas?
« Reply #38 on: June 17, 2013, 04:21 am »
Trainee won't work the way you're thinking about it working.  If anything, it will deter more decent people than prevent alts.  There are better ways to go about that topic.  You bring an interesting point, but 1. It's happened before and failed and 2. It's been discussed in the LL and failed.
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Re: How Do You Feel About The Forum? Your Ideas?
« Reply #39 on: June 17, 2013, 01:54 pm »
IMO I think there should be the ability to create a FORUM avatar, so like you'd have an avatar for the forum and only the forum but what I thought as it could be merely a picture uploaded OR like a customised character, like full body version.

I'm not sure if this really would work but it would be cool, thank if you agree ;)
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Re: How Do You Feel About The Forum? Your Ideas?
« Reply #40 on: June 17, 2013, 05:07 pm »
A new rank would count as an add-on, right? Either way, might as well put this here; I want a new rank called Trainee. The name could be changed. Anyway, it would be a rank in between Private and Lieutenant, having no association with Soldier. Soldier is a social rank, Trainee would be a business position. It would be somewhat similar to major, slight differences could be made. Helpful Privates (or Soldiers) can be promoted to Trainee, sort of like a "training" rank for Lieutenant. The user would stay a Trainee for 1-4 weeks, and the Lts and Generals would see how they did. If they did a good job and helped the forum, they would be promoted to Lieutenant. This would replace the orthodox Soldier-->Lieutenant process with a Trainee-->Lieutenant process. Every Private/Soldier would have to go through Trainee to get to Lt. This would help decide who really will help the forum, considering not all Soldiers are helpful, and there are plenty of Privates who are.

An idea of the powers Trainee could have would be locking threads, and seeing a category specifically for Trainees where they can communicate with Lts+. They would also have more power overall, as in: If a Trainee tells you that you're breaking the rules and you fail to comply with them, they can get you POWed through the Trainee Category.

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I also want to give Privates and Soldiers more say on the moderators. The mods are to help, right? So why not give the lower-ranked members more power on who governs them? Whenever a new General was needed, there would be a mass voting thread in General Section. Votes would be public, and would be tallied by whoever volunteered to do so. This rubric would be used--

Generals - 3 votes
Lieutenants - 2 votes
Soldiers - 1 vote
Privates - 1/2 vote

The rubric could be altered to make it easiest. All the votes would come together, and if the user being voted on had 80% yeses or above, they would be promoted to mod.

EX.
General A - Yes (3 yeses)
General B - No (3 noes)
Lieutenant A - Yes (2 yeses)
Lieutenant B - No (2 noes)
Soldier A - Yes (1 yes)
Soldier B - Yes (1 yes)
Private A - Yes (1/2 yes)
Private B - Yes (1/2 yes)
Private C - Yes (1/2 yes)

That would tally out to a majority of yes-votes, therefore the user would be promoted. To make things clearer, the Privates/Soldiers wouldn't vote for Lieutenants, only moderators.
This is highly unlikely given the massive delay, both intentional and accidental, with which the forum adjusts to structural change. But, it's not a bad idea. However, there needs to be an "override" switch of some kind, because a perfect democracy (or anything close to it) is never successful. There will always be those with more sense that have to be given more authority by necessity.
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Re: How Do You Feel About The Forum? Your Ideas?
« Reply #41 on: June 17, 2013, 07:19 pm »
I love it nothing shoud change. ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)

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Re: How Do You Feel About The Forum? Your Ideas?
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Re: How Do You Feel About The Forum? Your Ideas?
« Reply #44 on: June 17, 2013, 08:02 pm »
That was reply #42, lmao.
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Re: How Do You Feel About The Forum? Your Ideas?
« Reply #45 on: June 18, 2013, 04:27 am »
I disagree with Charis in a paragraph, at the new rank stuff. That would just confuse our Generals and make more work despite it's unnecessary.

There's no point to make more gameshows in my opinion. The prizes are only custom titles, awards, or in a better way, promotion. Custom titles are rare, would you really spam this forum with it? You must work for it somehow instead of suffering a month in a gameshow just because it's fun. The same with the awards I think, no need to explain...
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Re: How Do You Feel About The Forum? Your Ideas?
« Reply #46 on: June 18, 2013, 04:28 am »
I disagree with Charis in a paragraph, at the new rank stuff. That would just confuse our Generals and make more work despite it's unnecessary.

There's no point to make more gameshows in my opinion. The prizes are only custom titles, awards, or in a better way, promotion. Custom titles are rare, would you really spam this forum with it? You must work for it somehow instead of suffering a month in a gameshow just because it's fun. The same with the awards I think, no need to explain...
Promotion is just really for the best and hardest gameshows you know. But yeah.. that's it

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Re: How Do You Feel About The Forum? Your Ideas?
« Reply #47 on: June 18, 2013, 04:30 am »
Some people are still going for the rewards, but yeah
 

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Re: How Do You Feel About The Forum? Your Ideas?
« Reply #48 on: June 18, 2013, 04:31 am »
Some people are still going for the rewards, but yeah
That's their issue. And the term "suffering" doesn't really work...
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Re: How Do You Feel About The Forum? Your Ideas?
« Reply #49 on: June 18, 2013, 06:18 am »
Some people are still going for the rewards, but yeah
So? Honestly if the forum had a gameshow every month, I would find it cool.
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Re: How Do You Feel About The Forum? Your Ideas?
« Reply #50 on: June 18, 2013, 06:24 am »
More gameshows.
Believe your fellow LT, there are a looooottttttt of gameshows on the way. :)
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Re: How Do You Feel About The Forum? Your Ideas?
« Reply #51 on: June 18, 2013, 06:26 am »
So? Honestly if the forum had a gameshow every month, I would find it cool.

I wouldn't

I like gameshows, but they always seem to overstay their welcome. A new one every month would get tiring lol, i'm fine with the amount there is now.

I disagree with Charis in a paragraph, at the new rank stuff. That would just confuse our Generals and make more work despite it's unnecessary.
I just dislike the current system. All, or at least most of the soldiers are mature, but not all of them deserve Lt. Surprisingly, I've seen Privates that do.

Lt = moderation
Soldier = socializing

I think the quality of Lts would increase. Right now I'll see people promoted that dont really do much other than maintain a good image.

It would give the mods more work, but it really wouldn't be as hard as you think. Look for helpful user, promote them to Trainee, if they continue to benefit the forums and enforce the rules with a couple of powers, promote them to Lt. Change is good.
 

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Re: How Do You Feel About The Forum? Your Ideas?
« Reply #52 on: June 18, 2013, 06:56 am »
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Re: How Do You Feel About The Forum? Your Ideas?
« Reply #54 on: June 18, 2013, 11:17 am »

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