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Should there be trophy points for number of years registered?

Discussion in 'Communications' started by benknobi1, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. burrisjedimaster1

    burrisjedimaster1 Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Well, at least I found the thread the "old timmers" post on!!!!
     
  2. benknobi1

    benknobi1 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    So it seems the consensus is that the trophy point system needs reevaluating via user suggestions and/or polling. Especially with how it relates to the number of posts, stars, years registered, etc.

    And possibly the title system since certain users don't identify with jedi this or jedi that, but then again this is The Jedi Council Forums.
     
  3. Bazinga'd

    Bazinga'd Hand of the Mod Squad and Enforcer of the Realm star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Perhaps we could go to a new ranking system....."God" "Demi - God", "Pay Attention to this Person" and "Ignore" :(The last ranking to be reserved for Supershadow only) :D
     
  4. benknobi1

    benknobi1 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I'd prefer something more along the lines of starwars myself, such as a choice between Jedi rankings (current), sith rankings, bounty hunter rankings, mandalorian rankings, sw politician rankings, etc.

    There could also be an alignment (light, dark, neutral) option that changes the color below the avatar once you reach the second tier of rankings.
     
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  5. Admiral Volshe

    Admiral Volshe Force Ghost star 10

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    I like the second option... that might be interesting.

    The first one, at that point it would probably be more efficient to just let users enter a custom title after the set amount of posts.
    I'm not sure how the whole process works, however.
     
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  6. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Fearless Vampire Killer star 8 Staff Member Manager

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  7. benknobi1

    benknobi1 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Exactly, so either it stays as it is (jedi rankings) or it is open to users. I'm fine with either one...

    The original idea behind me posting this thread was to see if other people thought there should be trophy points for number of years registered. Given the current trophy point system it seems like from what most people in this thread say, there should be trophy points for years registered, though it is still unclear exactly how to go about it.

    I would also like to see a more elaborate trophy system that is based on something other than post count... that's what stars are for, right? Having "hidden" or "secret" trophies would really make things interesting.
     
  8. Mirax Terrik

    Mirax Terrik Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I really like the idea of hidden trophies.
     
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  9. Ehpik

    Ehpik Jedi Knight

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    I think it would be great to get trophies for all the years you've been registered here. It's a sign of seniority and something to be proud of!
     
  10. benknobi1

    benknobi1 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Well, it seems that now we get trophy points for the number of years registered. :)
     
  11. Sistros

    Sistros Jedi Master star 6

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    no,

    you shouldn't be rewarded because someone happened to register in 1998,

    what is the reward? "congratulations for having the internet much earlier than everyone else" ?

    I registered in 2004 and do not feel any more important than anyone else on this forum.

    Nor am I in awe when I see a very old member.
     
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  12. Placeholder

    Placeholder Jedi Knight star 4

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    It's fun when you go up in rank but it is largely meaningless. Internet rankings are not a validation of worth. It's just a fun little thing, nothing more.
     
  13. Sistros

    Sistros Jedi Master star 6

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    well I'm on the minority on this, so my opinion is mute.

    Not a fan of the trophy thing regardless anyway.
     
  14. Placeholder

    Placeholder Jedi Knight star 4

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    I don't think it means much one way or the other, so I am neither a fan nor am I opposed.
     
  15. GGrievous

    GGrievous Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I honestly don't pay attention to this Xenforo feature. :p
     
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  16. Sistros

    Sistros Jedi Master star 6

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    GGreivous if I was in the habit of liking posts,

    I'd like your post :p
     
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  17. benknobi1

    benknobi1 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I can see what you are saying Sistros, but I must say that I really like seeing my "oldness" recognized. Certainly not as a way of looking down on or excluding others, but as a marker to let me know that my time spent here is being rewarded.
     
  18. Sistros

    Sistros Jedi Master star 6

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    well as someone who registered 2 years after you, I say I don't particularly care about being recognised :p

    if I did I'd still be using that account, but to each his own.

    I'd rather be recognised for what I do for the boards making it an enjoyable place.
     
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  19. benknobi1

    benknobi1 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Weel, I'd say you make the boards an enjoyable place already. :) I just like being lazy. :p
     
  20. KnightWriter

    KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    There's actually a thread about this?
     
  21. benknobi1

    benknobi1 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Yes, I started it because I wanted to know if other ppl thought there should be trophy points for years registered, and now we have them.
     
  22. Alexrd

    Alexrd Force Ghost star 5

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    Still no CUTs?
     
  23. Sgt Crowfield

    Sgt Crowfield Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    So this is why I turned into a Force Ghost [face_pumpkin] overnight. My first thought was that my account had died, somehow ...
     
  24. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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    Comms is a sad, sad shell of what it used to be.
     
  25. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Fearless Vampire Killer star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    It is certainly not like the good old days when a group of visionaries successfully used Comms to change the world...
     
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