As I read through the suggestion threads, and through some of the threads in the social lounge, I sense a common feeling about the forum- there is an unnecessary degree of "IM" lingo.
I feel that the forum would look much more mature if some of that jargon was replaced with proper speech. Now, I personally don't mind the internet talk, but I can see how it might be a problem.
So here is what I propose. The post count is replaced by a system called smartness. With each post a person makes, their smartness is increased by 1. Just like postcount. However, for each OBVIOUS mistake that they make, as well as for each stupid acronym, a cerain amount of smartness is detracted. For example, if a person says "they're", 26 smarteness points are detracted. If they make more than one error, more smartness is detracted. If they edit their post, and correct the mistakes (which would be underlined in red), that smartness would go back to them.
This word filter idea can also Intaban a person for using a certain word or phrase. The instaban would be for a certain amount of time... depeding on the word or phrase. The mods will go over the instabans and decide if it was just or not.
This smartess system is a well known hack for vB
, and is implemented on a lot of vB
forums to a great result.
If you guys want more details, just ask.