View Full Version : Titles?
10-30-2004, 11:30 AM
What's up with the titles under people's nics? The default appears to be "stranger" but why do some have a title like "vertex"?
10-30-2004, 11:40 AM
I wonder that myself. Some of them say "Null"
I would prefer "Professor Chaos", and you could be my sidekick "General Dissaray"!
10-30-2004, 11:43 AM
hahah - ok, Duke. I'll be your sidekick.
10-30-2004, 11:51 AM
The default is null, before the proper ranks have been coded in people were assigned the rank of a "stranger" and the system thought the admins intended those ranks to stay like that forever. Now those who joined up early have the title stranger while the newbies go hrough a whole lot of ranks.
10-30-2004, 11:58 AM
You sure about that, KDR? I'm fairly certain that Mojo joined before me.
10-30-2004, 12:17 PM
Mojo beat you by all of five minutes, AZ /images/graemlins/laugh.gif
I AM THE HELPFUL GOBLIN!
And the helpful goblin says: The admins can change them for you. I guess you could PM Kub or R13, but don't spam them! Or you'll die!
Now I just need to draw/model myself an icon...
10-30-2004, 12:57 PM
r13 was testing it out on me, they can do anything to your account. he made the boards bright pink for me for a few minutes /images/graemlins/frown.gif
I art the vertex of DOOOOOOM! xD
11-01-2004, 12:16 AM
hmm, i'm a 'line' now i've hit 50 posts...
11-01-2004, 01:33 AM
That means you need another 50 for the "sp".
KDR, you big spammer. /images/graemlins/laugh.gif
11-01-2004, 03:36 AM
Nonono, it's "spline", not "spammer".
11-01-2004, 05:01 AM
Pretty sure it's spammer /images/graemlins/wink.gif
I'll switch it back later... Assuming I can.
11-01-2004, 05:03 AM
<font color="yellow">Hey mOpPeR, you gonna' keep that punkin' year 'round? Ya like my avatar? It's my face but I'm not really that white.</font> /images/graemlins/confused.gif
I bet you actually are pure white with hints of red, sal.
Harl: EXCELLENT /images/graemlins/laugh.gif
omg kdr wtf spammer lol tld
11-01-2004, 07:13 AM
Test to see what my rank is
11-01-2004, 08:33 AM
You're a null. Come back when dereferencing you doesn't cause a segfault.
11-01-2004, 11:11 AM
Actually, I've been thinking about this, and I have an idea I'm going to run past Ro and Kub tonight.
A while back, on the old boards, we used to have incremental titles just as we do here on the new one. It was generally agreed that this was a bad idea, encouraged spamming and put a rift between new guys and old guys that had nothing to do with their experience and everything to do with how much they liked to post. So we removed it. No one had a big problem with it, you could still see how many posts you had, you just had a default title or a custom one.
So I'm going to propose the same thing here. Everyone defaults to "Polycounter", no increase in ranks, and you earn any custom titles you may want (Not sure on how you'd earn them just yet).
I just have to wait to get home to run this by R13...
11-01-2004, 11:19 AM
Perhaps even hide the postcounts so people can't brag (well, are less likely to) about them?
11-01-2004, 12:32 PM
You just don't want everyone to see what a spammer you are :P
Anyway, I like Harl's idea. Custom titles are the bestest.
11-01-2004, 12:33 PM
I think we should have many more contests. Like a weekly low poly contest, winner decided by community votes. The number of wins could determine your title.
Things like Tutorials for the community could also count towards one's title. It would basically be a measurement of how involved you are with the community, not how much free time/inclination you have to post.
11-01-2004, 01:05 PM
I actually kinda liked it the way it was earlier, custom titles with links to the homepages/portfolios.
11-01-2004, 01:23 PM
HARL PWND KDR!!
11-01-2004, 02:59 PM
Well Harl yours could be My Avatar Rules, really that is some sweet work, is that part of that Doom guys portrait?
11-01-2004, 04:56 PM
Yeah Frosty it is, though whether I'll ever finish it now is up for debate. I think I'd rather start over and do it better next time... I'm probably far to lazy for that though /images/graemlins/wink.gif
Oh, and thanks /images/graemlins/smile.gif
I like the idea of 'polycounter' for the file and rank, whereas those who earn the extra by helping out in the forums or reviewing models get the bonus of a custom title.
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