I think that people can gain stars too fast....We should up the # of posts for a 5 star member and all, we could just leave it for the ones that already are but for new comers or something....cause I think it's just too easy to obtain... Maybe 200+ posts for 5 star?
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this isnt tech help for rpgm2. it goes in the main forum.
and in response, ive thought the same thing at times, but it would be unfair to reset it now, unless we reset the status of all the current members as well, which also wouldnt be fair. but definitely worth considering. unfortunately, the final decision will have to wait on doans return.
Last Edit: Dec 10, 2004 16:50:37 GMT -5 by vespuleth
Post by Doan the Nado on Dec 13, 2004 0:12:45 GMT -5
When I first created this board, I had absolutely no idea how popular it would become. I set the star thresholds kind of low because I truly didn't expect to see this many posts and to found such a large community. Things have turned out much better than I ever expected, so the posting stars probably seem kind of low.
The more I notice this, however, the more I don't care. I don't mean that in an apathetic way; I simply mean that the number of posts or the number of stars really doesn't matter. As we post together and learn more about each other, we come to know one another as more than a post count or a number of stars. By the time someone is a 5-star member, they've contributed enough material that we can safely assume that we know them. Having a few extra posts is not going to change our perception of them.
There was a recent comment made in the Spam forum about useless posts. That is why it is called the SPAM forum. That post that William just made is probably the most appropriate topic the Spam forum has seen in some time. I do appreciate the somewhat trivial polls being put there, but many of the conversation topics could just as easily go in the Domain Chatter forum. There should be no worries of people simply running up their post counts, especially when they already have 200+ posts. This is not a posting competition, and all but a few of us have realized that.
Besides, once topics get on the 2nd page of the Spam forum, they are deleted and those posts are lost forever anyways. The people lose the post counts they got in there, and it becomes a moot point. So I good criteria when deciding whether to post in the Spam or Chatter forum would be, "Will I be upset if this topic is deleted forever? If so, is it possibly a conversation topic and not spam?" Spam is just that -- completely useless posts that don't typically belong on message boards, including:
posts with no meaningful content whatsoever
topic hijacks -- this is allowed nowhere except the Spam forum
person-to-person conversations between just two people
stuff that is so off-topic there is really no place for it
If you see a post that is not one of those things, it is likely not Spam. So pretty much everything you shouldn't do on message boards is okay in the Spam forum, as long as it does not involve breaking the Terms of Service that you agreed to when you obtained an account (pornography, hate material, excessive profanity, etc).
Sorry this post got so long, but I wanted to address some issues that have been confused by a few people, including the purpose of the Spam forum.
I agree with doan, if you read in some of my posts, that i don't really see the post counts or stars as a competition, just something that never hit me as it should be, posts are posts, the post count i don't think was intentionally made to show off for.... i really don't know what it's for but i doubt for competition purposes. Either way, the post count low thingy seemed a whole lot harder or longer to get than what it sais, for me, anyway ;D