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Webb
03-06-2007, 09:51 PM
We have a new member ranking system in place now. Those who want to know how it works, the list is below and the amount of posts you need to rank up. Hope you like it... I do :D Thanks to Franco for the images and numerous others for help compiling the list :D


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v42/xfrancox/stars/Rookie.png0
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v42/xfrancox/stars/Peon.png25
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v42/xfrancox/stars/Freshman.png50
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v42/xfrancox/stars/User.png75
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v42/xfrancox/stars/Regular_User.png100
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v42/xfrancox/stars/Experienced_User.png200
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v42/xfrancox/stars/Member.png300
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v42/xfrancox/stars/Established_Member.png500
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v42/xfrancox/stars/Experienced_Member.png750
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v42/xfrancox/stars/Elder_Member.png1000
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v42/xfrancox/stars/Dignitary.png1250
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v42/xfrancox/stars/Patriarch.png1500
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v42/xfrancox/stars/Veteran.png1750
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v42/xfrancox/stars/Professional.png2000
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v42/xfrancox/stars/Expert.png2250
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v42/xfrancox/stars/General.png2500
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v42/xfrancox/stars/Commander.png2750
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v42/xfrancox/stars/Monarch.png3000
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v42/xfrancox/stars/King.png3500
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v42/xfrancox/stars/Emperor.png4000
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v42/xfrancox/stars/Overlord.png5000
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v42/xfrancox/stars/Legend.png6000
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v42/xfrancox/stars/Myth.png7000
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v42/xfrancox/stars/Ultimate_Being.png8000
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v42/xfrancox/stars/Forum_Demigod.png9000
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v42/xfrancox/stars/Supreme_Overlord.png10000

J Lo
03-06-2007, 10:00 PM
lol nice....

invincible rob
03-06-2007, 10:08 PM
Sweet, I like it.
I also like the way this makes webb the highest ranking person on the site :p
crafty bugger.

fatces
03-06-2007, 10:20 PM
"ultimate being" thats great
but now i feel so low, i need to post more:(

Birky
03-06-2007, 10:22 PM
well rob, Web is the highest ranked person in all of our hearts. So he deserves it. Nice job, now im not a junior member :)

Curtis
03-06-2007, 10:32 PM
Nice work Webb :D

ac2565
03-06-2007, 10:44 PM
Good job.

10 Charecters.

invincible rob
03-06-2007, 10:47 PM
well rob, Web is the highest ranked person in all of our hearts. So he deserves it. Nice job, now im not a junior member :)
Hell yeah, but lets not tell the Girlfriend/wife that. :p

Elfire313
03-06-2007, 10:49 PM
Woot, go Peons! Oops, soon to be a freshman, where does my loyalty lie?

Uh, isn't a monarch and a king the same thing? Basically?

Sotaco
03-06-2007, 10:51 PM
Great, I'll be a bigger rank faster!!

Maka
03-06-2007, 10:54 PM
I Have 4000 Posts, but Am King....

I was King before the change though, as were you and Minty..

So can that be fixed, or is it suppose to be like that?

Birky
03-06-2007, 10:56 PM
it says your an emperor, Maka

LordXenu
03-06-2007, 10:57 PM
Looks nice! Good addition to the site.

Webb
03-06-2007, 10:59 PM
Uh, isn't a monarch and a king the same thing? Basically?

Depends what context you take the monarch in as it can be a ruler of a state where as a King is the head of state. Similar, but slight elevated rank :)

Elfire313
03-06-2007, 11:02 PM
Depends what context you take the monarch in as it can be a ruler of a state where as a King is the head of state. Similar, but slight elevated rank :)

Oh, I always thought the two were synonymous, thanks for clearing that up. :)

Webb
03-06-2007, 11:05 PM
So can that be fixed, or is it suppose to be like that?

It's supposed to be like that, you've got promoted :p

King is 3500-3999.

@ Elfire - They can be referred as the same, but in our system, they are not :p

KindCandy
03-06-2007, 11:06 PM
now thats what i like ,
Coool list , Its nice

Cyrex
03-06-2007, 11:10 PM
yes maka emperor has more control than a king, take a look at England for example, the king and queen are just rich people for show..... plus they don't even have one, no offense britsh chaps who i just insulted :drunk


anyways literally an Emperor has ultimate power, who has a council to advise him, a dictator just makes his word law




i like it i was wondering about it how somepeople had it and others didn't

Fonkey Monkey
03-06-2007, 11:14 PM
fantastic work!:woop:

Walcherina
03-06-2007, 11:24 PM
Another cool feature to the site, thanks Webb!

UndeadReaper
03-06-2007, 11:54 PM
i like it looks great and puts the stars to use also

brsfan22
03-07-2007, 12:28 AM
I like this ranking system. It gives the posts a little extra something.

xVanished
03-07-2007, 12:48 AM
Very nice.

II DEVIANT II
03-07-2007, 12:49 AM
sweet, thats cool.

JonnyC VT
03-07-2007, 12:50 AM
Very cool addition, nice graphics Franco...Prepare for "Ultimate Spam Fest 2007"...Haha ;)

Lonsta DaMonsta
03-07-2007, 12:53 AM
Webb... mine doesn't show up...

Fiiix it Webby :)

Butters
03-07-2007, 01:32 AM
nevermind...nice job guys on one more improvement to the site.

Grim Reaper
03-07-2007, 01:43 AM
looks great.

xfrancox
03-07-2007, 01:54 AM
Woooo! Looks awesome. Thanks for the compliments. Took me a lot longer than it probably should have to make these damn things.


Edit: I got a little scared for a second. I noticed the images you posted in the thread of the ranks were the images from my photobucket. Thought the images on everyones posts might be linked there too, talk about a bandwidth killer, haha. Luckily thats not the case.

BlaZiN cdn
03-07-2007, 01:58 AM
looks really cool, nice job:)

bdg7884
03-07-2007, 02:21 AM
Looks really good! Nice addition to our site!

Skillet
03-07-2007, 02:43 AM
Heh, I was just coming to this forum to ask about this...luckily I found this thread first, eh?

I like it.

DaKing240
03-07-2007, 03:26 AM
Awesome stuff!

Bolt
03-07-2007, 04:38 AM
sweet, regular member i have four stars:woop:

Spot2009
03-07-2007, 04:38 AM
Whoa, this is pretty uber. I was wondering what these 'rep' stars were. Now these are some more 'achievements' to earn!11 Jk.

BACKDRAFT11
03-07-2007, 04:54 AM
Wow, this is pretty cool. Looks nice right next to your name, cool addition!

Skillet
03-07-2007, 04:54 AM
I actually like the blackstars more than the bronze...black is uber.

Havoced
03-07-2007, 05:46 AM
I wasn't too stoked until I saw the last 10ish ranks..
Nice.

Norad45
03-07-2007, 05:53 AM
Im diggin it...but prepare for a lot of spam in the threads ;) There are some desperate people out there (Like myself :( )

ScottEvil30
03-07-2007, 09:46 AM
Cool idea but needs a little work. Having Experienced User below Member just doesn't look right.

Webb
03-07-2007, 10:27 AM
It's simple Scott, you can be an experienced user before you are classed a member ;)

MunkeyKungFu
03-07-2007, 12:23 PM
Nice improvement guys :D

Adam Miller
03-07-2007, 01:36 PM
yes maka emperor has more control than a king, take a look at England for example, the king and queen are just rich people for show..... plus they don't even have one, no offense britsh chaps who i just insulted :drunk


anyways literally an Emperor has ultimate power, who has a council to advise him, a dictator just makes his word law




i like it i was wondering about it how somepeople had it and others didn't
Coming from someone powered by George Bush you may now, shut up.
Nice job Webb Like the list you ultimate being.:)

CovertDog
03-07-2007, 03:29 PM
Hay. Mine hasn't changed.

Edit: Nevermind. You actually have to post for it to change. I'll catch up with the class sometime.

ScottEvil30
03-07-2007, 04:08 PM
It's simple Scott, you can be an experienced user before you are classed a member ;)

I know how it works Webb, I'm saying it doesn't look right. You can be a member of a site/club/whatever pretty much as soon as you stumble upon it but being an experienced user obviously takes time.

apart from this, its all quite good.

KRIS DETH
03-07-2007, 04:11 PM
Love The New "Ranking" System Webb Its Wiked!!

SteelerXBox360
03-07-2007, 04:39 PM
Great job on the imgs, Franco! I assume that this will be sticky'd...

m schofield
03-07-2007, 09:09 PM
great, now i have to post as much as possible so i'm not known as a peon..

Rocket
03-07-2007, 09:23 PM
Being as new as I am, just joining yesterday, I don't know what it used to say, but this is nice, I like it...now, time to no longer be a peon...i feel so low...

Wet Factory
03-07-2007, 09:27 PM
I was like cool I have four stars, but then I was like why are theirs are different color. Now Im like damn. I just went from being a member to a user. Boo hoo. I gotta play more games so I can be more help. Or just win more tournaments!!! hahahaha.

Great system but I do feel their should be a weight or multiplier in there for time with site. No rush though because if you do one thing then there will be somebody else with some other factor to consider and then you'll end up with a huge mathematical problem then a cool rating system.

*that was my 200th post. Aww I have already been upgraded!

Creech
03-07-2007, 09:32 PM
great, now i have to post as much as possible so i'm not known as a peon..

You peon! LOL! Just kidding, schofield!

Nice job Webby and Franco!

Project KG
03-07-2007, 09:32 PM
Nice this ranking system is cooler.

TG3 HAVOK
03-10-2007, 09:07 AM
i like it. great job. cant wait to rank up woot

mightydionysus
03-10-2007, 02:32 PM
This is a great idea. Nice job of getting visitors to stay and people like me to spend a few seconds posting.... who wants to be a peon on their life?

magictroll
03-10-2007, 02:35 PM
Looks great! Less filling :P

MagnetixSQL
03-13-2007, 06:06 PM
I just join the site and I think the rating system is great! I love the Supreme Overlord!

Deaths Tool
03-13-2007, 06:57 PM
<3 posting rankings... maybe I'll talk more around here now :woop:

The Mars Army
03-13-2007, 06:58 PM
Better start posting more..

JJBDude
03-13-2007, 07:16 PM
I quite like, simple but nice addon. :)

Project KG
03-13-2007, 09:50 PM
Hey Webbmeister! I had 85 posts this morning and I come back on to find that I have 75. What happened?

Cross Fire
03-13-2007, 10:01 PM
another cool feature to the site, thanks Webb, really makes me feel like im part of the site lol

Adam Miller
03-14-2007, 08:03 AM
Hey Webbmeister! I had 85 posts this morning and I come back on to find that I have 75. What happened?

No one can speak for webby, but im guessing that he deleted them because 10 of them were complete spam or bringing up old friends. If you have a question you should Personnal Message him.;)

The Anderlation
03-14-2007, 10:02 AM
I love the new system, it is something to be rewarded for your dedication to the site.

Unfortunately it will be abused by spammers :(

Project KG
03-14-2007, 10:29 AM
No one can speak for webby, but im guessing that he deleted them because 10 of them were complete spam or bringing up old friends. If you have a question you should Personnal Message him.;)I don't really care but that's kind of gay. Well whatever I'll just have to get 10 more all over again. :( Actually it's better than like 30 of them getting deleted. :eek:

Tron
03-14-2007, 11:15 AM
Hey Webbmeister! I had 85 posts this morning and I come back on to find that I have 75. What happened?

i deleted them. If you have any questions you can address them to me. This new ranking system is a good thing. However we monitor your post counts so that you cant get 85 posts by saying "is this game good?" or starting new threads mirroring current threads or posting in a thread with a question that is already answered. Each day we check to make sure that people are contributing and not just spamming. You had average of 7 posts a day but only 2-3 of those werent spam. This is a community to provide help for gamers, not to get your rank up.


also, all members should know that once a thread gets deleted (rarely but does happen) all posts you have in thread get deducted from your post count. i lost 10 posts just yesterday, and in the grand scheme of things, the number of posts shouldnt matter.... strive for quality guys/girls, for the more quality our posts are, the better this already great community becomes!

The Anderlation
03-14-2007, 11:20 AM
Agreed, post counts don't mean much, except that you are a truely active member.

Quality is where it is at, and if you can combine that with quantity then all the better for the site ;)

Netnabi4
03-14-2007, 12:31 PM
Great just as I join a new rankings system for me to conquer!

Tron
03-14-2007, 12:48 PM
Why the fuck do my post keep getting deleted? Let's try this again:

Is Blair a Monarch?

wtf are you talking about, this is probably why your post get deleted...

tony blair is a prime minister. and this has absolutely nothing to do with the new ranking system

Project KG
03-14-2007, 07:08 PM
i deleted them. If you have any questions you can address them to me. This new ranking system is a good thing. However we monitor your post counts so that you cant get 85 posts by saying "is this game good?" or starting new threads mirroring current threads or posting in a thread with a question that is already answered. Each day we check to make sure that people are contributing and not just spamming. You had average of 7 posts a day but only 2-3 of those werent spam. This is a community to provide help for gamers, not to get your rank up.


also, all members should know that once a thread gets deleted (rarely but does happen) all posts you have in thread get deducted from your post count. i lost 10 posts just yesterday, and in the grand scheme of things, the number of posts shouldnt matter.... strive for quality guys/girls, for the more quality our posts are, the better this already great community becomes!Ok I understand it now. Thank You.

Havoced
03-15-2007, 08:47 AM
i deleted them. If you have any questions you can address them to me. This new ranking system is a good thing. However we monitor your post counts so that you cant get 85 posts by saying "is this game good?" or starting new threads mirroring current threads or posting in a thread with a question that is already answered. Each day we check to make sure that people are contributing and not just spamming. You had average of 7 posts a day but only 2-3 of those werent spam. This is a community to provide help for gamers, not to get your rank up.


also, all members should know that once a thread gets deleted (rarely but does happen) all posts you have in thread get deducted from your post count. i lost 10 posts just yesterday, and in the grand scheme of things, the number of posts shouldnt matter.... strive for quality guys/girls, for the more quality our posts are, the better this already great community becomes!


That last part gave me a true sense that this is actually a community not just a group of names and numbers.
Thanks for that.

JBong6
03-25-2007, 06:45 AM
How come there a several people with only a couple hundred posts yet their rank is that of someone in the thousands?

eXaLTaTioN
03-25-2007, 06:53 AM
Phat, i like all the different colors. Legend is the coolest user title tho.

Adam Miller
03-25-2007, 07:57 AM
How come there a several people with only a couple hundred posts yet their rank is that of someone in the thousands?

I have never seen this unless you are talking about custom user titles that are above your member ranking. These are done by adminastrators or subscribers.

This threads getting old now.
:(

Deftone2k6 Uk
03-25-2007, 08:30 AM
Liking the ranking system and loving the webiste also great bunch of peeps:drunk

|oneyedNewb|
03-25-2007, 01:19 PM
supreme overlord here i come :)

Adam Miller
03-25-2007, 03:37 PM
supreme overlord here i come :)

Just make sure it is supreme overlord and not supreme spammer;)

|oneyedNewb|
03-25-2007, 05:08 PM
May take awhile then lol :) joke!!

Minty
03-25-2007, 05:38 PM
Just make sure it is supreme overlord and not supreme spammer;)

Pot....Kettle.....Black

TheColdWolf
03-26-2007, 01:03 PM
I was wondering about the new rankings and i really like them.

Waaaaaaaak
03-26-2007, 01:33 PM
LOL Minty!

Unfortunately I haven't been around for ages :(, however it's great to see that the new rankings have been introduced. Great job guys, it was definitely worth all the hard work! :woop:

Wiggum
03-27-2007, 12:41 PM
Good addition, i like it.

WaltXXX
03-27-2007, 12:53 PM
Very nice! :)

Thrak360
03-27-2007, 02:54 PM
i deleted them. If you have any questions you can address them to me. This new ranking system is a good thing. However we monitor your post counts so that you cant get 85 posts by saying "is this game good?" or starting new threads mirroring current threads or posting in a thread with a question that is already answered. Each day we check to make sure that people are contributing and not just spamming. You had average of 7 posts a day but only 2-3 of those werent spam. This is a community to provide help for gamers, not to get your rank up.


also, all members should know that once a thread gets deleted (rarely but does happen) all posts you have in thread get deducted from your post count. i lost 10 posts just yesterday, and in the grand scheme of things, the number of posts shouldnt matter.... strive for quality guys/girls, for the more quality our posts are, the better this already great community becomes!
This is an interesting dynamic, setting up a system to recognize contributors, but then having to monitor that system to prevent spamming.

Just reading a lot of the posts in this thread, it seems that the natural reaction is that people want to "level up". The ranking system is great, but it's dangling a carrot to all the members here. So it seems kind of counter-productive to trying to nurture a "quality over quantity" forum. You've established a reward system, for people to increase their number of stars and go from bronze to silver to gold, etc. So I think that encourages people to make non-productive responses to multiple threads, to spam.

Based on erton's response, the site admin's take reactive measures to weed out this spam. A noble task. Having moderated a small forum in the past, it's not something I would envy with a forum the size of x360a.

I've been to other forums where they chose to not even display post count, as a means to discourage spamming. The meaningless post count number was taken away. I think the natural result of that is that people won't post simply to compete with their friends who have more posts. They won't spam to get that next star next to their name. They won't waste their time to respond to a thread where they have nothing to contribute - and this can also result in less time the admins have to spend monitoring and deleting threads.

I know the intention of the Member Ranking System is to recognize and reward contributors, so that others give them the respect they deserve. But I think x360a already has an excellent method for doing that. I love the Awards Showcase, it displays badges for people who have participated/funded/contributed to the site - all meaningful, except for the few related to post count. Those should be the things that distinguish members, not a post count which is pretty meaningless.

Just my $.02, and keep up the good work!

rlg420
03-27-2007, 05:05 PM
I think the forums here are well maintained. There is another achievement site that will remain nameless that has one of the worst forums I have ever been too. Literally 8 posts in a row are asking the same question sometimes. Obviously, there are more intelligent people on this site or forum mods are kicking ass and taking name.

exorr
03-27-2007, 08:45 PM
Hmmm...I can't decide if I'd rather be a Rookie or a Peon. Just something about "Peon" that makes me feel small and pathetic...

:)

WarriorPriest13
03-28-2007, 03:23 AM
I know I like the new system. Maybe it might help some of the shy people come out of hiding. :D;) :p

Havoced
03-29-2007, 07:47 AM
Hmmm...I can't decide if I'd rather be a Rookie or a Peon. Just something about "Peon" that makes me feel small and pathetic...

:)


It's because you are!
Actually no, just post and you'll get past it...
Sadly I feel lame only being a Regular Member...

Un1awfulJustice
04-04-2007, 01:19 AM
great thanks to franco and webb, good job guyz this is very helpful.

Rifle Elite
05-18-2007, 06:35 PM
i like this new system. just 9,924 post to go to get to the highest rank...:woop:

Minty
05-18-2007, 06:55 PM
i like this new system. just 9,924 post to go to get to the highest rank...:woop:

Dragging up old threads is not the way to do it....

The 360 Dragon
05-18-2007, 07:48 PM
this is an awesome idea, and even cooler after being put into effect. the names r great and the little add-ons above ur rank is another good touch, nice job as usual guys

Kaens
07-03-2007, 10:56 PM
Seriously I don't know why this wasn't stickied. Let me fix that right now!