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« on: June 28, 2013, 07:27:43 PM »
This thread is for discussion about the actual forum because I didn't see one.

In this thread, discuss things you think the forum should have, things it shouldn't have, ect.

The current ranks are:

PostsNameSquares
0Vanilla
1-19Crewmate   
20-39Crewmate
40-99Doctor
100-199   Professor
≥200Captain

Making the groups like crazyal02 suggested, everyone in the proposed Terry group would have 12 squares:



This would be a little bit better when we make the squares smaller:



But things don't really make sense.
« Last Edit: June 29, 2013, 12:53:08 PM by TheJonyMyster »

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Re: Forum Discussion
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2013, 12:09:37 AM »
I kept getting triple errors on the forum in the past 15 minutes, where it gives a database error in normal SMF theme, underneath that a PHP error message about headers which have already been sent and underneath that the "Connection problems" error. ??? :')

I'll sticky it when there are like two more votes. :viridian:

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Re: Forum Discussion
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2013, 06:29:36 AM »

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Re: Forum Discussion
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2013, 06:38:58 AM »

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Re: Forum Discussion
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2013, 11:34:47 AM »
I don't really like it...
Speaking of ranking, what do the current ranks mean?
(I'll add them to the main post up there)

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Re: Forum Discussion
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2013, 12:36:00 PM »
Speaking of ranking, what do the current ranks mean?

The current ranks are:

PostsNameSquares
0Vanilla
1-19Crewmate   
20-39Crewmate
40-99Doctor
100-199   Professor
≥200Captain

Making the groups like crazyal02 suggested, everyone in the proposed Terry group would have 12 squares:



This would be a little bit better when we make the squares smaller:



But things don't really make sense. Why that order, and why the AAAAAApplejack group?

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Re: Forum Discussion
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2013, 12:41:06 PM »
Super Captain- 500+ posts

HyperCaptain- 1000+ posts

JESUS - 5000+ posts

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Re: Forum Discussion
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2013, 12:53:44 PM »
Super Captain- 500+ posts

Already thought of making this...

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Re: Forum Discussion
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2013, 01:07:28 PM »
as an extension

god: 20000+ posts

sanic da hegehog: 40000+ posts

terry: 65535 posts

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Re: Forum Discussion
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2013, 04:38:29 PM »
Why that order, and why the AAAAAApplejack group?

The order is basically arbitrary: The only really important orderings are Vanilla first, Viridian second to last, and Terry last.

The AAAAAApplejack group is there just because (and thus is also subject to change).

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Re: Forum Discussion
« Reply #10 on: July 2, 2013, 09:31:12 AM »
This ranking system.

Quoting because it's easier to see:
0 - Vanilla
1 - Valso
5 - Vaelyn
6 - Voon
9 - Verisix
15 - Victoria
25 - Verdigris
40 - Violet
50 - Vitellary
70 - Vermillion
85 - AAAAAApplejack
100 - Viridian
500 - Terry

Sounds like fun, don't it?

Perhaps more "space" between the ranks... why does the top rank have to be 500+, even if that's a lot?
You forgot Vita. And how about Master of the Universe instead of Terry?

Making the groups like crazyal02 suggested, everyone in the proposed Terry group would have 12 squares:



This would be a little bit better when we make the squares smaller:



Actually, the 13th rank doesn't have to have 12 squares (because the 1st has zero). Why can't two groups have the same number of squares (or stars, as they look like in the Core theme)?

Based in crazyal02's sugesstion, I have been thinking of this:

Rank nameSquaresPosts required
Vanilla00
Victoria11
Violet15
Valso220
Verdigris250
Verisix3100
Vitellary3150
Vita4250
Vermilion4500
Viridian51000
Master of the Universe65000

What do you guys think about it?

Doormat: I didn't even see the wiki yet, but, you know, I don't see its point...
EDIT: Is there any index to see all pages? I can only access the ones recently changed and the ones in "Read more". I have only read 6 pages, yet it says it has 9...
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Re: Forum Discussion
« Reply #11 on: July 2, 2013, 11:06:36 AM »
I like the square idea, but I still think that the ranks should be more general (except vanilla and master of the universe)

Rank nameSquaresPosts required
Vanilla00
Civillian11
Crewmate110
Nurse220
Officer250
Engineer3100
Doctor3150
Professor4250
Co-Captain4500
Captain51000
Master of the Universe65000+

I'm not sure of the order of officer and nurse. They both seem equally important.
I also changed the number of posts for Crewmate and MotU.

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Re: Forum Discussion
« Reply #12 on: July 2, 2013, 03:23:54 PM »
How about a more logical system where the steps are equal? Only problem is how big we're going to make the steps. 20? 25? 50? I was thinking about something like 25, and we could give an additional square for every 50 posts (but the squares are smaller and they max out at 10 or so).

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Re: Forum Discussion
« Reply #13 on: July 2, 2013, 03:42:05 PM »
I don't think that makes sense. The difference between 50 and 100 is, in maths terms, equal to the difference between 950 and 1000, but they don't seem equal with something like posits counts... maybe it has to do with ratio/division? Maybe same ratio? Something like this?

SquaresPosts required
00
11
15
210
220
340
380
4160
4320
5640
51280
62560

What do you guys think about it?

TheJonyMyster: The last column was "Posts Required", so 5000 is the same as 5000+. Technically, a person with 5001 posts has 5000 and thus gets the rank... I hope you understand this...

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Re: Forum Discussion
« Reply #14 on: July 2, 2013, 04:24:17 PM »
I know that, but it looks fancier.
Also, it hurts OCD people.

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Re: Forum Discussion
« Reply #15 on: July 3, 2013, 12:15:42 PM »
I'm going to silently announce that the character limit in signatures is now 5000, but don't make the signature higher than 250 pixels (with all spoilers closed), which is around 18 normal lines of text on my display.

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Re: Forum Discussion
« Reply #16 on: July 3, 2013, 12:33:43 PM »
Hah, I spent it all adding more stuff.

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Re: Forum Discussion
« Reply #17 on: July 8, 2013, 01:55:56 PM »
About pseudonyms:
Need help id'ing users who changed their name. Who are Protoman(omega), Arvis, Rainbow Dash and Roskilla on Distractionware? Would really help. Thanks.

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Re: Forum Discussion
« Reply #18 on: July 8, 2013, 02:03:57 PM »
About pseudonyms:
Need help id'ing users who changed their name. Who are Protoman(omega), Arvis, Rainbow Dash and Roskilla on Distractionware? Would really help. Thanks.

Arvis = N = ProtomanΩ = Kirby1000
Rainbow Dash = Doormat
Roskilla = Hilbert

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Re: Forum Discussion
« Reply #19 on: July 9, 2013, 12:09:51 AM »
How many people support this?

Why doesn't Dav just open a CYOA sub-forum for the forum games board?