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Postby Hegemon » Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:32 pm

We decided that it would be fun for the members to be able to have rankings again.

What we have come up with is a 4 tier system.

Everyone starts off as a launchie, then after 50 posts they hit soldier, after 500 they become toon leaders and finally at 2000 they become a commander.

The moderators for the time being will be Speakers for the Dead.

In the future we might at times do custom rankings. For instance, we might have a contest to give away a special ranking for a month, or we could tie it into the PWEB Awards (assuming we get it started again).

However, with this new system we will also have a stern anti-spam policy. If we catch a person spamming we will warn them and even delete some of their posts. Furthermore, if we find that the rankings lead to a problem, we will remove the additional rankings and go back to simply having Launchie and Soldier.
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:44 pm

And a round of applause for John for doing this!
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Re: Member Rankings

Postby zeroguy » Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:50 pm

For instance, we might have a contest to give away a special ranking for a month, or we could tie it into the PWEB Awards (assuming we get it started again).
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Does anyone know if Olhado_ is still around? (He did do them, didn't he?)
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Postby Hegemon » Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:53 pm

He is back.

As I recall, Speaker for the Dead started it and did it 2 or 3 times. Then he kinda disappeared and Chris did it at least once. Last time around there were nominations, but they never got finished.

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Postby Mahatma » Wed Sep 27, 2006 11:01 pm

YAY! I think I might've just barely been around when that system was in effect. Cool beans. :)
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Postby anonshadow » Wed Sep 27, 2006 11:08 pm

That's really cool--thank you, John. :)

I like the rankings. They were one of my favorite things about PWeb 2. And, as newbie, they fascinated me as I tried to figure out why Ali and Jani's (I think) were different from soldier and yet I didn't think they were mods.



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Postby zeroguy » Wed Sep 27, 2006 11:10 pm

Are posts in the game room counted in the user's post count?
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Postby anonshadow » Wed Sep 27, 2006 11:16 pm

Yes.



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Postby zeroguy » Wed Sep 27, 2006 11:24 pm

Perhaps what I meant to say was.... Are posts in the game room intended to be counted in the user's post count? (Or, are they always going to be counted?)
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Wed Sep 27, 2006 11:27 pm

The forum software counts them. I'd love to see them discounted, myself, but I don't even know if that's possible.

I'm not too keen on people spamming up the game board just to get a rank, and it's the easiest place to spam.
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Postby zeroguy » Wed Sep 27, 2006 11:30 pm

The forum software counts them. I'd love to see them discounted, myself, but I don't even know if that's possible.
It's certainly possible; it just may require modifications to phpBB.

Edit: Just to show it can be done.... if you really do want to prevent Game Room posts from being counted....

in the file includes/functions_post.php, there should be a line like this around line 438:

if ($mode != 'poll_delete')

changing it to

if ($mode != 'poll_delete' && $forum_id != 4)

looks like it would prevent all future posts in the game room from affecting user post count.

(Note that his is horrible coding style, since I'm hardcoding the Game Room forum id; it's just a proof of concept. I'm also guessing on the phpBB version, but I'm assuming it's at least somewhere close to 2.0.21.)

Edit: Come to think of it, another line added should be

if ($forum_id == 4)
{
$db->sql_query("", END_TRANSACTION);
}

around line 448 (above that "return;") to be slightly better. Not that you're actually doing this anyway, since this is just a crude proof of concept....
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Postby Jebus » Thu Sep 28, 2006 2:32 am

I could be a commander? ::sobs:: from the very first moment I joined PWeb I prayed I would someday be a commander. I got Launchie, then Soldier, then Toon Commander and I kept going, kept posting, but Commander never came...

I'm going to have to start posting in Word Association.

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Postby neo-dragon » Thu Sep 28, 2006 6:00 am

I should be getting ready to celebrate my promotion to commander right now. It'll probably take me another 3.5 years to get back to 2000 posts... Ah well. :roll:

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Postby mr_thebrain » Thu Sep 28, 2006 6:52 am

I can't say as it matters a whole lot to me. i mean i've been a launchie 3 times now. if you added up all my posts from all three iterations of pweb, i'd probably only have 1000 posts. i rather stopped taking note of such things once 2.0 started.
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Postby Fris » Thu Sep 28, 2006 9:16 am

It's certainly possible; it just may require modifications to phpBB.
I've used phpBB before, and I could swear there was a little check box in there to turn off post count in certain forums. But maybe that was a different piece of software...
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Postby mr_thebrain » Thu Sep 28, 2006 9:24 am

I just looked at the member list by post count, and thought it was seriously funny that i was number 7 in the top ten. that won't last long. lol

anonshadow looks to be in headlong flight to commander though...
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Postby anonshadow » Thu Sep 28, 2006 9:49 am

Only because I've been holed up in bed the last few days with a terrible cold. Once I recover and go back to my normal routine (which will likely be tomorrow, whether or not I feel any better), I will certainly fall behind.

Edit: Ironically, I also care very very little about post count. I think part of this has to do with the fact that I sometimes post in the game room, and part of it has something to do with the fact that just because I've posted a lot doesn't mean I've said anything worth saying, and part of it has something to do with the fact that on another message board I hit 10k a few months ago.

(It should be noted that it is a very big message board, that I had mono last fall, and that I have been on it since 2002).

The titles are what makes the numbers cool.

I remember, when I first joined last summer, I was inordinately pleased when I hit 10 posts and became a soldier... it was like I'd been given a raspberry icie.
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Postby mr_thebrain » Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:00 am

excuses excuses :P
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Postby anonshadow » Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:04 am

You're just jealous because you want to be stuck in bed with no voice! You wish you were as cool as me!



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Postby mr_thebrain » Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:09 am

Unfortunately that may not be that far off. I've had a sore throat the past few days.

Though i find no problems with being stuck in bed.
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Postby anonshadow » Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:11 am

Ouch. My sympathies.

I have too much to do to be stuck in bed.



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Postby lyons24000 » Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:16 am

I wish I were stuck in bed. Can we trade places Elena? I have to drive a good distance and I'm going to be gone for the weekend. To make things worse, I don't want to go and I'm leaving right after work!
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Postby mr_thebrain » Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:19 am

i have a memory foam mattress... i like being stuck in bed.
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Postby anonshadow » Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:49 am

I wish I were stuck in bed. Can we trade places Elena? I have to drive a good distance and I'm going to be gone for the weekend. To make things worse, I don't want to go and I'm leaving right after work!
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Postby hive_king » Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:58 am

Doesn't the Geneva convention have something to say about that?
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Postby Hegemon » Thu Sep 28, 2006 11:03 am

The Geneva conventions actually only relate to people at times of war... civilians who are stuck with a war in their country, POW's, etc..

And you know why I know this?

I was in a class so bad on Monday that I seriously wanted to report the prof. I think that the class was a form of cruel and unusual punishment and I was pissed when I saw that the conventions do not apply to me.

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Postby mr_thebrain » Thu Sep 28, 2006 11:11 am

hehe I've had a few classes that felt about that bad. granted, i never actually looked it up. I thought it was common knowledge that it was only for times of war.
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Postby Hegemon » Thu Sep 28, 2006 11:18 am

Well, I wanted to ensure that... I was also looking into various Canadian Human Rights codes.

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Postby anonshadow » Thu Sep 28, 2006 11:20 am

Same here... I'm not sure what the Geneva Convention has to do with people taking care of their siblings.



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Postby mr_thebrain » Thu Sep 28, 2006 11:28 am

I think it was supposed to be a joke. i'm not entirely sure though cuz i also think jokes are supposed to be funny...
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Postby ratesjul » Thu Sep 28, 2006 11:43 am

Or at the very least, jokes should be understandable.
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Postby lyons24000 » Thu Sep 28, 2006 2:00 pm

The problem is not so much the joke being understandable as the person getting the joke.
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Postby zeroguy » Thu Sep 28, 2006 3:27 pm

Or at the very least, jokes should be understandable.
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Postby neo-dragon » Thu Sep 28, 2006 5:33 pm

I've been posting and lurking on pweb for over 3 years and no one has ever explained that to me... You know, I think I'd rather not know anyway. :shock:

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Postby Virlomi » Thu Sep 28, 2006 6:20 pm

It has a kind of anti-climactic explanation, honestly.


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