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Old 07-26-2006, 10:17 AM   #61
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Whoa, there are so many ways to look at this, and your right too.

But then again, rules could be placed so that you can't beg an admin or moderator for a title, or maybe members couldn't even have titles, just moderators.

But as David said before, I don't think he wants to do it. I think David likes the idea of Guru and Moderator.
true again. but making a rule saying u can't beg can be opinion based on what begging is... i was trying 2 compramize with davids and every1elses and say that only guru's, mods, and admins get the option, but the guru mod and admin stay on the end like tags. for instance i want to have the title webmaster. it would look like 'webmaster guru'
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Old 07-26-2006, 11:07 AM   #62
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So true, but then it would be a bit to much to as all the mods and admins to give almost everyone a name...So all in all, this wouldnt really work out, would it guys?
No I think it should be you cant ask for one at all. The mods should be able to recognize people who know A LOT about a certain subject. Then that person would get a special title. It wouldn't be everyone.
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Old 07-26-2006, 12:07 PM   #63
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I think I have to say that I agree with *some* of the points raised here, but not necessarily with others.

Firstly, I don't think it's true or fair to say that david doesn't care...
since I've been here david has changed everything from the forum software, to different (faster) hosts, alternate logos, added more avatars. change the themes, added new sections. changes peoples username as and when they asked him. as well as changing advertising providers many times when users have complained about adverts.

just because he didn't comment in this thread straight away I don't think it's fair to say that he doesn't care about the forum in such an absolute sense!

When I suggested making a donation to charity, it was just that.
1, a suggestion, (not laying down the law or making plans).
2, it was for charity, not paying this site for use of features that may or may not be implemented.


So far as a lot of other things in this thread goes... heres what I think.

Firstly, Avatars.
we get some new avatars every now and again, rather than just asking david for some avatars it'd be a lot nicer if someone came up with a set of new and original avatars, the last time they were updated was when a user here actually put time into creating new avatars, rather than just putting their time into shouting to the admin that they wanted new stuff. Custom avatars were outlawed a long long time ago, due to some people abusing the good nature of david (he let people upload avatars, and then they linked to the avatar uploaded here for other forums where you could only link to avatars.

Signatures
I don't see what's wrong with the sigs as they are.
Personally I'm in complete agreement with david on the signature issue, most people only want them so they can link to a web page (that's what the home page option in our profile is for!).
or they want to put images in there.
I hate image signatures, mostly because they are always too large.
truth be told a lot of users on here have trouble comprehending what six lines are, so there isn't even any sense in trying to suggest a plausible image size, cause no-one would pay attention to it!

The little titles,
I do think that a few more groups based on post count would be good, when I came here there was only one guru, (LK) and that actually seemed to mean something.. now we are practically all gurus. (example ordan Pardy has been here only three months and is already Guru... there does need to be a higher level than guru).

as for custom titles, firstly, I'm happy with moderator. it's to the point.
I agree that we should be able to recognise individual skill and ability with a new title, but this would be extremly hard to control! and to put it bluntly, I don't want my inbox flooded with requests to change peoples names from something to something. and I'm sure david doesn't either.
and as suggested earlier in this thread. there are people out there who simply couldn't be trusted to choose their own names/titles.
Personally I agree with Amish Kid (above), I can recognise when some people are extreemly helpful, and do want to reward people as such. but that doesn't automatically mean that I'll know what they want their title to be, and then we come back to the situation where people will have to ask... and as I said, I don't want to have to look at what people want their name to be!

so whilst I do think it's a good idea, it's a logistical nightmare, that probably couldn't be implemented easily, or fairly.
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Old 07-26-2006, 03:35 PM   #64
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I don't see what's wrong with the sigs as they are.
Personally I'm in complete agreement with david on the signature issue, most people only want them so they can link to a web page (that's what the home page option in our profile is for!).
or they want to put images in there.
I hate image signatures, mostly because they are always too large.
truth be told a lot of users on here have trouble comprehending what six lines are, so there isn't even any sense in trying to suggest a plausible image size, cause no-one would pay attention to it
Agreed. Having image signatures really only slows down the loading of the webpage.

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The little titles,
I do think that a few more groups based on post count would be good, when I came here there was only one guru, (LK) and that actually seemed to mean something.. now we are practically all gurus. (example ordan Pardy has been here only three months and is already Guru... there does need to be a higher level than guru).
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I don't want my inbox flooded with requests to change peoples names from something to something. and I'm sure david doesn't either.
Yeah, that could fill up the admins and moderators inbox spaces pretty quickly, especially at first when probably every active member will PM wanting their custom title changed.

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just because he didn't comment in this thread straight away I don't think it's fair to say that he doesn't care about the forum in such an absolute sense!
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Yeah, if he didn't care about the forum he wouldn't have it here. Being a relatively new member here, only about a little over three months I haven't saw a whole lot of change around the forum, but then again things probably happened before I came here.

But David did do a good thing when he took the suggestion to get the reputation system back with ranks and stuff, and if he didn't really care about the forum, he wouldn't of done that.
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Firstly, Avatars.
we get some new avatars every now and again, rather than just asking david for some avatars it'd be a lot nicer if someone came up with a set of new and original avatars, the last time they were updated was when a user here actually put time into creating new avatars, rather than just putting their time into shouting to the admin that they wanted new stuff. Custom avatars were outlawed a long long time ago, due to some people abusing the good nature of david (he let people upload avatars, and then they linked to the avatar uploaded here for other forums where you could only link to avatars.
In terms of that, not having custom avatars eliminatinates the fact that someone could come here, and have a p0rn image in their avatar or something.

But I think hotlink protection can be installed, providing the host uses cPanel, so that links to images from here won't hotlink to other websites, that could be a workaround that maybe David could also consider.
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As far as the custom avatar thing, if someone were to post a porn image, we would ban them, and the avatar changed. Because mods can change avtars and sigs and a few other things.

So it would be delt with swiftly.
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For the sigs, at least give us colors! It would make it look so much better with colors. As for the personal titles you can't ask for one, you need to earn one. haha, this is one thread where i made that has gotten this much attention

EDIT: I really really want a Core 2 Duo avatar.

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Old 07-26-2006, 04:19 PM   #67
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Agreed. Having image signatures really only slows down the loading of the webpage.

Yeah.


Yeah, that could fill up the admins and moderators inbox spaces pretty quickly, especially at first when probably every active member will PM wanting their custom title changed.

Yeah, if he didn't care about the forum he wouldn't have it here. Being a relatively new member here, only about a little over three months I haven't saw a whole lot of change around the forum, but then again things probably happened before I came here.
That's correct.*
But David did do a good thing when he took the suggestion to get the reputation system back with ranks and stuff, and if he didn't really care about the forum, he wouldn't of done that.
True.*
In terms of that, not having custom avatars eliminatinates the fact that someone could come here, and have a p0rn image in their avatar or something.
That is a very good point why we shouldn't go down that path.*
But I think hotlink protection can be installed, providing the host uses cPanel, so that links to images from here won't hotlink to other websites, that could be a workaround that maybe David could also consider.[/QUOTE]
*All in all a very good post, a rep point for you, [Sorry, it says I must spread some around first, but at least I tried]
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As far as the custom avatar thing, if someone were to post a porn image, we would ban them, and the avatar changed. Because mods can change avtars and sigs and a few other things.

So it would be delt with swiftly.
i agree with u, i would like custom avitars, even though i wouldn't change mine go pinguin!!

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Especially with these free ipod ads will mess it up,
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Especially with these free ipod ads will mess it up,
mess what up?
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