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What do the amount of stars mean under your name ?
« on: September 29, 2008, 08:38:24 AM »
 ::) I noticed in your post you have 5 stars , and I have 1 , what does it mean ?



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Re: What do the amount of stars mean under your name ?
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2008, 12:15:48 PM »
It's related to activity -- as you post more, you get more stars and your status changes. I think everyone begins as "Stranger in a Strange Land", then you advance to "Babyface" after 20 posts (or maybe 10), etc. I don't remember all the various levels.

Mods and Admins begin with 5 or 6 stars, but still have the same status names as everyone else.

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Re: What do the amount of stars mean under your name ?
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2008, 06:00:37 PM »
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOh...nevermind my "other" questions....*shhhhhhh*   :-* ;D

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Re: What do the amount of stars mean under your name ?
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2008, 10:25:05 AM »
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It's related to activity -- as you post more, you get more stars and your status changes. I think everyone begins as "Stranger in a Strange Land", then you advance to "Babyface" after 20 posts (or maybe 10), etc. I don't remember all the various levels.

Mods and Admins begin with 5 or 6 stars, but still have the same status names as everyone else.

can u give us a list of the levels? just for my own personal enjoyment, really  ::)

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Re: What do the amount of stars mean under your name ?
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2008, 10:52:02 PM »
Sure. See the attachment. As with everything -- it's subject to change.  ;D

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Re: What do the amount of stars mean under your name ?
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2008, 08:53:29 AM »
One thing I forsee (as I've seen it on other boards) is some people will post arbitrarily to boost their status. 

Personally I never expect to make it past Babyface.

Is it possible to make post require some text?  I've seen people post a reply with nothing but a smily face or something.  So it's not a meaningful post.  If it's not possible to post graphics only, it might cut down on meaningless posts.

Just a thought.

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Re: What do the amount of stars mean under your name ?
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2008, 11:51:58 AM »
Thank you for the response , so the more I post the more stars I will get and the level of activity changes as well , cool !

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Re: What do the amount of stars mean under your name ?
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2008, 01:15:56 PM »
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One thing I forsee (as I've seen it on other boards) is some people will post arbitrarily to boost their status. 

Personally I never expect to make it past Babyface.

Is it possible to make post require some text?  I've seen people post a reply with nothing but a smily face or something.  So it's not a meaningful post.  If it's not possible to post graphics only, it might cut down on meaningless posts.

Just a thought.

We thought about that, but you know ... it's supposed to be fun. If people want to turn it into a competition, it'll be pretty obvious, and hopefully other users will ignore them or make it clear they're just cluttering things up.

If it's really egregious, we'll handle it accordingly. We have much more powerful admin tools at our disposal now. :)

OTOH, there's also a "Karma" system that we didn't activate. This system lets everyone vote up or vote down everyone else's posts. So you could vote down posts from people who are just trying to boost their level. And people with lots of down votes could be handled accordingly, too. :)

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Re: What do the amount of stars mean under your name ?
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2008, 02:27:42 PM »
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OTOH, there's also a "Karma" system that we didn't activate. This system lets everyone vote up or vote down everyone else's posts. So you could vote down posts from people who are just trying to boost their level. And people with lots of down votes could be handled accordingly, too. :)

Is that vote placed on the post or the thread?  One message board I'm on allows you to vote on the thread.  It sometimes comes in handy because generally the threads that have negative votes are a waste of time to read.  It doesn't necessarily mean that somebody is posting something bad.  But sometimes the threads are just drivel and not really worth reading.

As far as people engaging in inappropriate behavior, we can just use the "report to moderator" button when necessary.

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Re: What do the amount of stars mean under your name ?
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2008, 12:36:28 PM »
That's cool. I want to get to elevation. It just sound the coolest under my name. 8) 8) 8) 8)

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Re: What do the amount of stars mean under your name ?
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2008, 10:38:11 AM »
You need to come up with more levels - top level 1000 posts - that is not gonna be enough!

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Re: What do the amount of stars mean under your name ?
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2008, 05:05:02 AM »
Love, love, love the look of new forum, m2!!!   :D  And thank you for not turning the posting into a competition!  It's not that I don't want to post but I am truly not around much to have the opportunity to post.  With working full time and school part time it is so hard to sit down and truly post like desire to.  I come here every day to get information, find out what is happening and get so much joy from this site.  I would be truly saddened if I didn't have the opportunity to participate when I can.  Anyway, thanks again for all your efforts and giving me such a wonderful U2 site.   8)  Hopefully, you will see me around. 

P.S.  On the old forum I used be beck54.  I decided to get more creative with my user name.   ;)  Thanks for that opportunity.

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Re: What do the amount of stars mean under your name ?
« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2008, 12:50:00 PM »
For the record, Dream Out Loud are my favorite U2 lyrics.  If I ever get a tattoo I've thought about getting those lyrics (or maybe the Zooropa symbol).

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Re: What do the amount of stars mean under your name ?
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2008, 01:12:01 PM »
I thought maybe the stars had something to do with a reward system... cookies perhaps?  Just a suggestion as I'm rather fond of cookies.

Is this one of those meaningless posts you discussed?  Please don't ban me!!!!

*resists urge to just post a smiley after this post*

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Re: What do the amount of stars mean under your name ?
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2008, 10:50:49 AM »
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For the record, Dream Out Loud are my favorite U2 lyrics.  If I ever get a tattoo I've thought about getting those lyrics (or maybe the Zooropa symbol).

I always wanted to have that logo put on back cars back windshield.