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No More Stars

Discussion in 'Communications' started by darthcleo, Jan 2, 2001.

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  1. Nwalme Jade

    Nwalme Jade Ex(patriated) RSA star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I had just obtained my 3rd star, but I still think it's a good idea!

    The star system was worse than the Padawan/Knight one. At least, once you got the Knight title, you forgot about post counting. You couldn't get "better" (except of course the Jedi Master). With the stars, there was always this "reach the upper rank" thing.

    I'm a partisan of the colors, though. This board needs a little enjoyment! I'd rather like a "who will get the best color harmony?" contest than the "who will get the 10th star?" one... :)
     
  2. Julie

    Julie Moderator Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Aug 1, 1998
    I can still see you, Darth Sebious! Your color is just a little to greyish to match! :)
    And we are listening to darthcleo, we always listen to darthcleo! :) Its the 'coming soon' part that worries me. Soon is hard to predict.
     
  3. MaxVeers

    MaxVeers TFN FanFilms Staff, Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Apr 24, 2000
    "Respect is now earned."

    Earned?! Great, I'm screwed!
     
  4. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrely Community Mod star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    Jul 7, 2000
    Playing solely in Fanfic I kinda liked my stars. They did make me feel.. well...special.

    I earned them by posting on my stories and replying earnestly to other threads, not merely upping them.

    I won't die without them but I'd easily give them up for italics and bold, or even the return of 'smilies'.
     
  5. Lord Bane

    Lord Bane Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    May 26, 1999
    The stars are still there, just as asteriks you have to higlight to see. Mind you, that may have been said already, and is probably a main reason for the color shifts.
     
  6. Darth Sebious

    Darth Sebious Manager Emeritus star 4 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Apr 21, 2000
    You can see it? You must have very good eyesight ;-)

    And soon is sooner than you may think...
     
  7. Katriel

    Katriel Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Nov 5, 2000
    Oooh, that Darth Sebious is a sneaky one. :D

    The blue's not bad. But why are the pages loading slightly offcenter. I have to keep nugding the scroll bar to the right to read the entire post.
     
  8. Liz Skywalker

    Liz Skywalker Ex-Mod star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Jun 13, 2000
    whew. I thought I was the only one who kept having to scroll. It's heck when reading fics.
     
  9. stinrab

    stinrab Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Jul 9, 1998
    Chance of member's getting colours:

    approximately 3,720 to 1

    :)

    If everyone got colours then how are newer members going to be able to know who is a moderator and who isn't? Even if mods were left without colours, it would still make it hard for newbies.

    IMO, the place is better off without stars.
     
  10. Krayt Tion

    Krayt Tion Jedi Youngling star 4

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    Oct 16, 1999
    "I measure prestige based on post quality."

    I'm with you there... it's how you handle yourself online... I don't care if you had 1,138 Stars and Registered on the first day the forums opened. If your comments aren't any more intelligent then something a salivating, Mutated Cucumber could manage, you're about as prestigous as a bag of trash from a liposuction clinic.

    But I digress...

     
  11. Binary_Sunset

    Binary_Sunset Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Oct 28, 2000
    I am glad the stars are gone.

    I also like this idea: let all users have colors and the moderators all get five stars (and let them keep their colors).

    I even know what colors I want.
     
  12. Maul KenObi

    Maul KenObi Jedi Master star 4

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    Dec 8, 1998
    I'll get banned for this...right...:)
     
  13. MaxVeers

    MaxVeers TFN FanFilms Staff, Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Stinrab, I'll reiterate.
    I'm sure you important folks don't want to give up your symbols of prestige, and that's perfectly understandable. But here's a workable solution:

    (As I posted fifteen minutes ago or so):

    An addendum to the colored username suggestion (yes, I know, I'm getting way too excited about this):

    There could be three different images, one for each kind of "special" user:

    Moderators/Admins:.......Single Gold Star
    VIPs:..........................Single Silver Star
    FanForce City Reps:.......Single Bronze Star

    That way, the system would be more INFORMATIVE than before, while also applying neccessary recognition.
     
  14. Katriel

    Katriel Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Nov 5, 2000
    I think only the admins should have colors. New Years Eve was a zoo and the colors made finding the admins much easier.
     
  15. Krayt Tion

    Krayt Tion Jedi Youngling star 4

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    "If everyone got colours then how are newer members going to be able to know who is a moderator and who isn't?"

    Several people have already mentioned ideas on how to address this in this thread, I don't believe it would be that hard to do.

    You guys can have 5 stars, or other symbols you might want. Maybe even a little image bar in place of the stars that says Jedi Master, like the old UBB, or even something as plain as Administrator, etc.
     
  16. MaxVeers

    MaxVeers TFN FanFilms Staff, Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Pages would also load faster as there'd be only two or three star images to load as opposed to hundreds of them.
     
  17. Maul KenObi

    Maul KenObi Jedi Master star 4

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    Dec 8, 1998
    It is the same image for all the stars, once loaded it fills all the starbars
     
  18. MaxVeers

    MaxVeers TFN FanFilms Staff, Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Apr 24, 2000
  19. stinrab

    stinrab Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Jul 9, 1998
    MaxVeers- I don't even think it is possible to do that (nor if we'd want to do it). It sounds kinda lame and, IMO, it is easier for mods to 'stick out' with colours.

     
  20. AlienAcid

    AlienAcid Jedi Knight star 6

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    Nov 27, 2000
    stars? what are you people talking about!
     
  21. MaxVeers

    MaxVeers TFN FanFilms Staff, Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Apr 24, 2000
    I don't expect you to agree, Stinrab. After all, you're a mod...
     
  22. stinrab

    stinrab Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Jul 9, 1998
    Uhmmm.....
     
  23. Liz Skywalker

    Liz Skywalker Ex-Mod star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Jun 13, 2000
    How was New Years Eve a zoo? There was no one on. Oh yeah, we got bored and made parody threads.


    THEORY: Cleo got rid of stars so the admins wouldn't have to deal with what happens when farraday hits the big 10,000.
     
  24. hew

    hew Jedi Master star 4

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    May 8, 1999
    Good riddance.
     
  25. thxDARTH

    thxDARTH Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Aug 13, 2000
    I'd like my stars back please
     
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