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a suggestion for the talkbass forums...

Discussion in 'Suggestion Box' started by lo-end, Apr 12, 2002.


  1. lo-end

    lo-end

    Jun 15, 2001
    PA
    Hey Paul... do you think we could get some more ranks on TB? You know, like when you get 100 posts you get a certain rank and when you get to 500 or 1000 you get a different one... maybe when someone gets to 5000 they could get the rank "John Turner"...

    If this encourages any of those freebie post threads (which would make sense) then you can just delete the thread and punish whoever was trying to waste bandwidth by banning them temporarily or something along those lines.

    This is a cool new forum, BTW! :)
     
  2. Francois Blais

    Francois Blais Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Québec, Canada
    FYI, there were ranks before.
    Paul removed them to prevent users from posting useless messages just to get a higher rank.
    I think it's ok the way it is now.
    My $0.02
     
  3. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    i think that above 2 or 3 thousand posts you should bring back the post count. :D

    maybe make it a perk to being a supporting member.
     
  4. paul

    paul Staff Member Founder Administrator

    Jul 20, 2000
    Texas
    lo-end,

    Sorry, the freebie posting was just too excessive when new members saw the need to "climb up" to member status.

    John - that's a good idea. We can definitely do post counts for supporting members.
     
  5. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    I agree with Paul. They never served any point, and they caused more problems than they're worth. Having to go through and delete all those threads would be rather draining task for the already hard working moderators. I guarantee, if you just post when you need to or when you have something to add, and don't worry so much about "talkbass status", you'll find they aren't very necessary. :)

    By the way Paul, I like the idea of these new forums. Good call!
     
  6. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    Personally, I like it WAY better without the post counts. Back when we had them, every time I looked at my post count all I could think about was the fact that I needed to get a life.
     
  7. cassanova

    cassanova

    Sep 4, 2000
    Florida
    JT has a pretty good idea. Only problem is he'd be one of maybe 3 people that are in that elite catagory ;)

    I like the new forum ya have here Paul.
     
  8. jazzbo

    jazzbo

    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    Me too! I would always think, "Man! Chris needs to get a life."
     
  9. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    Mexico
    i would suggest that supporting members could pick anything for their members status... i bet some would be hilarious.

    like this:
    [​IMG]

    :D

    you get my point
     
  10. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY

    .....said the member with 3700+ posts to the member with 2250.

    But who's counting?
     
  11. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    I hear ya, man. I really need to get a life myself!

    And I like adding post counts to Supporting members. That would give people who are concerned about such things some incentive to send money in!
     
  12. thrash_jazz

    thrash_jazz

    Jan 11, 2002
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Artist: JAF Basses, Circle K Strings
    I think the post counts are rather pointless. It may display TB seniority, but it doesn't tell you much. Some members with 5 posts to their name are more helpful and make more sense than some that have 500.
     
  13. jazzbo

    jazzbo

    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    I've accepted my said pathetic lot in life. And besides, don't go bringing logic into online discussions, thank you very much.
     
  14. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY

    WuT's LoGiC? dO iBaNeZ mAkE iT? :confused:
     
  15. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga

    :D exactly. i like that.
     
  16. jvasquez18

    jvasquez18

    Sep 23, 2000
    S.E. 323, 13
    i think the ranks should be on how long the member has been active, how much musical knowledge, if he/she created mega-threads, if they're pros, and how much he/she is respected in the forums and in the chat rooms.
    i think we should use different shapes and insingias* for different accomplishments.






    well that's my $0.02


    *i'm not sure if that's how it's spelled
     
  17. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    Mexico
    how can anyone measure things like that? also, how to verify it?

    nice idea but i guess it will lead to fights and unfairness trials and eventually total chaos :D

    besides, we already know who those "respected" members are ;)
     
  18. jvasquez18

    jvasquez18

    Sep 23, 2000
    S.E. 323, 13
    through reccomendation by fellow TBers

    it'll be a democracy. through TBers' reccomendation
    and democracy never creates chaos:D
    now we can make it official:cool:
     
  19. cassanova

    cassanova

    Sep 4, 2000
    Florida
    Hmmm How about post counts for moderators only...hehehe that should piss a few ppl off.:D :rolleyes: