No stars no top posters no glory

by Josh Anderson 48 replies
This is an interesting and I am sure great benefit to the new upgrade...

Not only are stars gone and with it the drive to post for them...

But also when you click on members the list does not start with the most prolific posters.

This is a huge paradigm shift for many who found these features in the old forum a driving factor in posting for volume.

I found it funny to read the threads about stars today one containing a comment about how one warrior had "worked hard" as they tried to obtain more stars.

Don't get me wrong... I have an ego too (obvious statement) but overall I think this new format where rewards and accolades are bestowed by warriors rather than by posting volume will be quite beneficial to the overall quality of the content contributed to the Warrior community.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
    Josh, I couldn't agree more. I think this will cut down on the number of nonsense posts and increase the number of actual quality posts being made.

    We may or may not have as much activity as we used to (remains to be seen) but I think the overall contributions will be more than worth checking out. At least that is my hope.

    I guess only time will tell.
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  • Profile picture of the author adeel-chowdhry
    Originally Posted by Josh Anderson View Post

    This is an interesting and I am sure great benefit to the new upgrade...

    Not only are stars gone and with it the drive to post for them...

    But also when you click on members the list does not start with the most prolific posters.

    This is a huge paradigm shift for many who found these features in the old forum a driving factor in posting for volume.

    I found it funny to read the threads about stars today one containing a comment about how one warrior had "worked hard" as they tried to obtain more stars.

    Don't get me wrong... I have an ego too (obvious statement) but overall I think this new format where rewards and accolades are bestowed by warriors rather than by posting volume will be quite beneficial to the overall quality of the content contributed to the Warrior community.

    I still have mine
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    • Profile picture of the author fxteam
      Originally Posted by adeel-chowdhry View Post

      I still have mine
      lol nice touch
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    • Profile picture of the author bobsstuff
      No STARS, but now we have REP POWER, so maybe that is a more powerful incentive to post as much as possible to gain prestige from CLICKERS of the buttons.
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      • Profile picture of the author Scott Woodside
        Hey, I used to go by the user name AUDIO. Yep, that's me, Scott Woodside.

        I tried to log in using my old username and password and wasn't recognized. Hey, its not the first time in life that's happened.

        Anyway, I'm happier using my real name. Two years ago, audio seemed to be a good user name.

        This new and improved warrior forum will be excellent! Never did like the freaking stars.

        I'd rather just be known for being able to help people by offering my feedback and information rather than trying to see how many posts I can make.

        Remember: LESS IS MORE!
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  • Profile picture of the author LB
    I believe I've solved the star issue on my end.

    You may refer to me as "Supreme Ruler of the Forum Megastar Captain".
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    • Profile picture of the author Jelasco
      Brian, thanks for proving my point so fast. Funny you should use the word "bash" since that is what you're doing.

      All I did was make a valid point, but rather than make a logical response, you had to go for the attack, didn't you?
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      • Profile picture of the author Brian Tayler
        Just a friendly jab using your suspicions against you (I took the bait didn't I?)
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        • Profile picture of the author X
          Jelasco -

          I'd love to see your photo. Maybe you'd
          give up your mission to become forum
          cancer if you had to put your face with
          your words.

          I like seeing faces - I don't know if it
          adds credibility or not, but it's a reminder
          we're conversing with humans. (Except,
          of course, Allen - but I've always liked
          monkies). Usually that makes me less
          likely to say something truly stupid.

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          • Profile picture of the author Kay King
            Just realized that forum name IS the name here. Old forum had a line to add real name though you used a forum name for posting. So far at least, haven't found that here (could be I'm just missing it).

            If a picture is worth a thousand words, a name must be worth a million. Guess I really should have a photo taken one of these days....:confused:

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            • Profile picture of the author Tirmizi
              Giving Rep holds more weight then just stars... Stars were something that anyoen without much contribution or hlep other other could get...

              Like a person witout any skill or knowledge could get those stars .. but by adding rep you are bascially getting respect from fellow members ... which is far better then having those stars i guess .......
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    • Profile picture of the author John Rowe
      Originally Posted by LB View Post

      I believe I've solved the star issue on my end.
      LOL. That's great!
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    • Profile picture of the author EdmundLoh
      Like LB, I believe I solved my own 'ego' problem too. Not only do I have the red stars to go with, my picture speaks a lot of its authority. Go Avatar!

      -- Edmund Loh
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      • Profile picture of the author xmx
        No stars no problem for me, the number of posts is still there for every member and so the join date, I have always considered both of them.

        We will have to wait some time to see how the rep power will work.


        cheers,

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        • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
          Hi Josh,

          I feel all inadequate now without my stars

          I'm just wondering whether my 4000 posts in the old forum will now not get read and people will be asking all the same questions I spend so much time answering.

          I like the new system for lots of reasons but it'll be interesting to watch now and see how people behave to get the new version of 'status'.

          I bet there will be people wondering how to try and get other warriors to vote their rep power up instead of the stars.

          It's interesting just to watch the dynamics of the way this new forum will change things.

          I just need to make sure I don't spend too much time watching


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          • Profile picture of the author zerofill
            Don't forget that there is still also this link to look at some of the best posts on the old forum: Best Warrior Threads

            I still look at that often...
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          • Profile picture of the author tommygadget
            LB,

            Very funny IMO. I think you just started a real problem. Now everyone will edit their photos to have a white bar on top with at least 6 stars on it []

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            • Profile picture of the author Steven Fullman
              Hey,

              The real glory is having the most views on this board.

              ...or the most replies.

              Hey, I have both

              Lol, joke.

              Please don't infract me!

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              • Profile picture of the author zerofill
                Originally Posted by Steven Fullman View Post

                Hey,

                The real glory is having the most views on this board.

                ...or the most replies.

                Hey, I have both

                Lol, joke.

                Please don't infract me!

                Steve
                oh oh oh wheres that infraction button lol...jk 8)
                You coming in the chat tonight Steve?
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                • Profile picture of the author Steven Fullman
                  Originally Posted by zerofill View Post

                  oh oh oh wheres that infraction button lol...jk 8)
                  You coming in the chat tonight Steve?
                  Hoping to, Don, as long as the eyes stay open

                  Wouldn't want to miss a discussion about the joys of PHP...

                  ...hopefully it's on the agenda!

                  Best wishes,
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                  • Profile picture of the author zerofill
                    LOL I know I go "hey Steve you still there?" no answer...you are normally passed out at the keyboard HAHAHA
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                    • Profile picture of the author George Wright
                      Man!

                      I go to all the trouble to go to the old forum, take my screen shot work it over with PhotoShop and Edmund Loh beats me to it. Thanks a lot Edmund.

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                    • Profile picture of the author Steven Fullman
                      Originally Posted by zerofill View Post

                      LOL I know I go "hey Steve you still there?" no answer...you are normally passed out at the keyboard HAHAHA
                      I know...for the record it's 9:38pm here, and I'm not as
                      young as I used to be...(d'uh obviously)



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                    • Profile picture of the author EndGame
                      I am going to have to disagree for two reasons.

                      1. I think the stars looked cool. If we could have had a hybrid system whereby we use stars under the avatars that would have been pretty good.

                      2. People are saying this rep system is better. I think not.

                      You see on the odd occasion some absolute idiots grace us with their presence in this forum. These idiots work alone mostly, some of them work together and some use multiple accounts. My point being, they could "game" the rep system. They could just big up their other idiot/scammer friends. Furthermore, since rep can be given by any member for nearly anything I don't think it holds a lot of value.

                      Now if you wanted to make it to the "red star" category in the old forum you would have had to have been there for some time. And if you have survived all that time without being made "n/a" then you must have been doing something right as the warrior mods were always on top of it when it came to jerks messing around with the people on this forum.

                      My worry is that some prize dweebs earn enough rep to make themselves look legitimate to fellow warriors and newcomers.

                      Its a brave new world in the warrior forum.
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                      • Profile picture of the author Steven Fullman
                        Originally Posted by EndGame View Post

                        My worry is that some prize dweebs earn enough rep to make themselves look legitimate to fellow warriors and newcomers.
                        Sheesh, you figured me out already

                        Actually, good point...well made. I guess time will tell.

                        All I know is I'm lovin' the new toys. It's like Christmas in my house (well, my li'l corner of it, anyway)

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                        • Profile picture of the author EndGame
                          Appreciate the response Mr. Fullman, but you don't strike me as the prize dweeb kind of chap.



                          Right, thats my ass licking done for the day.
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      • Profile picture of the author Stephen Luc
        Originally Posted by EdmundLoh View Post

        Like LB, I believe I solved my own 'ego' problem too. Not only do I have the red stars to go with, my picture speaks a lot of its authority. Go Avatar!

        -- Edmund Loh
        That is hilarious. It took me a few seconds to realize you had added that to your Avatar. I see why you have the "five star" General Loh ranking, lol.

        Though I think it's nice to see when people joined, posts and such; but the stars issues keeps people from posting nonsense posts. It had passed my mind, considering I was almost 1000 posts, I think I was a yellow star too, was trying to get out of that phase of yellowness, lol j/k.

        Forum is simply awesome though.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Rowe
    Originally Posted by Josh Anderson View Post

    This is a huge paradigm shift for many who found these features in the old forum a driving factor in posting for volume.
    Paradigm shift?

    Don't make me come over there and wash your mouth out with soap Josh.
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