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No More Stars

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

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  1. MaxVeers

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

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    Well, let's be honest. You have a nice luxury that most people don't have. Why would you be in favor of doling it out to the common folk? I don't think I would be. No offense was meant.
     
  2. Julie

    Julie Moderator Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Max is right.

    Yes you admins should have special stuff, but it can be something more spiffy then just the colors. Howlrunner22 looks great with his pic name. You guys could do tons of unique fun stuff to your names and let all of us regular members have just colors and fonts.
     
  3. MaxVeers

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

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    :-D I've got Julie on my side now.
     
  4. Darth Sebious

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

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    It would still make it hard to see admins who are online. If you skim down the online users list, it's easy to see the admins. You'd have to look a lot harder if everyone had colours, even if admins had special fonts etc.

    And I better check if my name shows up properly on that list..
     
  5. Krayt Tion

    Krayt Tion Jedi Youngling star 4

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    Oct 16, 1999
    I concur, Julie...
     
  6. Jedi Master RussDog

    Jedi Master RussDog Jedi Master star 5

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    Thank you for removing the stars, I love you all for this!
     
  7. stinrab

    stinrab Manager Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    What Seb said

    The reason I feel mods should be the only ones to have colours is simply for members to recognise who is (and who isn't) a moderator.
     
  8. Talon Squad Leader

    Talon Squad Leader Former Manager star 5

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    Instead of stars we should have smilies at the end of our names :)
     
  9. Julie

    Julie Moderator Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It would help more if the word 'moderator' is by your names. Surely you are tired of all the newbies who make those 'What's with the colored names?' threads just because they didn't bother to read the FAQ and find out what colors mean. :)

    I like Howlrunner22's pic and I'd still recognize it even if everyone had colors. :)
     
  10. Krayt Tion

    Krayt Tion Jedi Youngling star 4

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    Hmm... The Invisible Admin as a point... our suggestions only help seeing who is an admin in the actual thread itself.

    But I think what the people still really want is a way to make these forums more fun for the users, and colors could definitely do this. Why is it being brought up now? Because there is no better time to make some changes when some big changes are already being mad...

    Still, I think we can think of *something* that can be done. Get to thinking people...
     
  11. Darth Dark Helmet

    Darth Dark Helmet Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Glory Glory Halleiluigah! :-D The Stars are gone! Yipeee!
     
  12. Darth Sebious

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

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    I'm not particularly tired of it.

    The only reason I think colours should be restricted to mods, admins and VIPs is because it's the easiest way to stand out. I really don't care about having them to show off or anything, if they went to normal users I wouldn't care because my "special" colours were no longer just for a few people, I'd care because it may be harder for members to find an admin.

    And I might change mine to stand out more now...
     
  13. MaxVeers

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

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    ALRIGHT.

    Here's my idea in living color; I just whipped this up quickly in Photoshop so it's not great.

    http://aegis.clanpages.com/startest.gif

    Suggestions?
     
  14. Jedi Master RussDog

    Jedi Master RussDog Jedi Master star 5

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    I agree, until we get another way of distinguishing admins easliy, they should be the only ones with different colors. Although I disagree with your use of the invisible name.
     
  15. MaxVeers

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

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    Oh, one more addition. In the same way that moving your mouse over the stars before would yield that person's post count, in my hypothetical idea, moving the mouse over a moderator, VIP, or city rep would yield what they are, "Moderator", "VIP", or "FanForce City Representitive".
     
  16. Julie

    Julie Moderator Emeritus star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Just put the word 'administrator' or 'moderator' or VIP by your names and everyone would always know who you are! :)
     
  17. Mort

    Mort Jedi Master star 4

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    "I'd care because it may be harder for members to find an admin."

    Says the invisible admin. ;b
     
  18. Darth Sebious

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

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    It shows up on the users online list. But I'm changing it for threads.
     
  19. Ethril

    Ethril Jedi Youngling star 4

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    Jun 24, 2000
    Noooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

    Bring back the stars.
     
  20. MaxVeers

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

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    Crap, we're on a new page. I'll reiterate so everyone sees.

    Here's my proposed idea for the new star system:

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    http://aegis.clanpages.com/startest.gif
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    Remember, in the same way that moving your mouse over the stars before would yield that person's post count, in my hypothetical idea, moving the mouse over a moderator, VIP, or city rep would yield what they are, "Moderator", "VIP", or "FanForce City Representitive".
     
  21. Katriel

    Katriel Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Nov 5, 2000
    Darth Sebious uncloaks!

    Colors matter not. Insightful content in posts will lead to the light side.
     
  22. Krayt Tion

    Krayt Tion Jedi Youngling star 4

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    I disagree Max. I think the admins need something permenantly visible for them to stand out.

    I *do* howerver think we can think of a way to easily distinguish them and *still* give us colors.

    I'm thinking...
     
  23. MaxVeers

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

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    Katriel -

    True, but would you say no to them? ;-)

    Krayt -

    Very well, I'll wrack my brain, too.
     
  24. Jedi Master RussDog

    Jedi Master RussDog Jedi Master star 5

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    Well if we could somehow go back to something similiar to the Junior member, member, admin titles that would work great
     
  25. Darth Sebious

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

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    We'll give you all pretty colours when the graphics change.

    Of course, they'll all be the same pretty colours...

    And the Junior Member thing was taken away for much the same reason the stars were.
     
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