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Post by Eldorion Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:39 pm

This is an idea I had a loooooooong time ago but that Ady never acted on. However, now that we've got a fresh start, I thought it'd be worth floating the idea. The idea behind forum ranks is that as you post, you hit certain milestones and the title under your username changes. Mods have a separate title and there can also be custom titles, but by default people follow a set progression.

When I was fiddling around with the controls earlier I set it so that someone with 0 posts is a Newbie, at 5 posts advances to Hobbit, and at 10 posts advances to Elf. This is, however, pretty lame, and I had no intention of keeping it, but I thought I'd ask around and see what people want for ranks. My original idea was for them to reflect the story of The Hobbit (following Bilbo's journey and the people he encounters), but they can be anything.
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Post by Kafria Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:54 pm

Noticed I was a newbie earlier and wondered if you'd put in a system! like the idea, although I'm not sure what to use scratch confused

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Post by Ringdrotten Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:02 pm

The first forum that I used to frequent had ranks like Spam King and other ones I can't remember. If you had 1000 or 2000 posts (can't remember) you got the rank "Wanna-be Immo". Immo was the username of the guy with the highest post count (3/4 K posts or something). We could have a Wanna-be GB rank if you pass 2k posts Laughing

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Post by Gandalf's Beard Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:39 pm

I'm kinda liking that idea Eldo. Very Happy

As far as ranks in general though, I'm thinking starting people off as Hobbits is kind of an insult to Hobbits. We need something like Newbie, Ranger, Lord, Steward, King/Queen of Rohan, King/Queen of Gondor and Arnor, Lore Master, Wizard, and finally Valar.

Or something like that.

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Post by Eldorion Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:51 pm

So some ideas for the progression:

- Bilbo's journey in the Hobbit
- Hierarchy of humans
- Anything else?

I'm thinking that about 10 ranks is good for now. I'll probably set the highest rank (possibly Ringdrotten's suggestion) at 500. If we end up with lots of people getting that far, we can revise it later.
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Post by odo banks Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:18 am

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(Ermmm.... I was wondering if someone could rescue my photo --- it's a family heirloom, and I should like to have it back. To you guys it might be just an "avatar" but to me it's an expression of handsome middle-aged-hobbitness --- the very essence! pale) -


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Post by Eldorion Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:12 pm

This one? Wink

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Post by Eldorion Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:35 am

Based on the suggestions so far I've whipped up two possible lists. Let me know which one you prefer and suggest any changes and hopefully we'll have a better set of ranks soon. Very Happy

0 - Newbie
10 - Shireling
25 - Bree-lander
50 - Elf of Imladris
75 - Great Eagle
100 - Beorning
150 - Elf of Mirkwood
200 - Man of Dale
300 - King Under The Mountain
500 - Would-be Beard

0 - Newbie
10 - Ruffian
25 - Ranger
50 - Rider of Rohan
75 - Guard of the Citadel
100 - Captain of the Guard
150 - Steward of Gondor
200 - White Councillor
500 - Would-be Beard
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Post by Gandalf's Beard Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:29 am

You know, they both look fine to me. Very Happy

(I wonder why that would be?) Wink

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Post by Eldorion Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:32 pm

I prefer the first set since they're more of a Hobbit-theme, myself. If there are no strong feelings against that shall I set up the new ranks later today? Wink
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Post by Ringdrotten Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:35 pm

My vote goes to the Hobbit themed ranks as well Smile

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Post by Pettytyrant101 Tue Feb 15, 2011 7:53 pm

Surely any respectable scale would began at 0-Liberal and end at 500-Purist? Very Happy

After all if you have a scale it should be about more than numbers it should be something to aspire to. Wink

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Post by Eldorion Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:27 pm

You can aspire to be a Beard. Razz

See the final list in the Board Announcements forum. Smile
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Post by Gandalf's Beard Tue Feb 15, 2011 11:28 pm

Eldorion wrote:I prefer the first set since they're more of a Hobbit-theme, myself. If there are no strong feelings against that shall I set up the new ranks later today? Wink

Sounds good to me! Very Happy

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Post by Orwell Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:58 am

What are you when you're at least seven times a Would-be Beard?

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Post by Norc Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:55 pm

yeah, it kind of needs an update Rolling Eyes cause I think that most people are above 500 posts, though I love my custom title Smile and it would be fun for newbies to figure out how we got them Razz
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Post by Ally Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:42 pm

Orwell wrote:What are you when you're at least seven times a Would-be Beard?

Wannabe-longer-beard? Personally I love my wannabe beard rank, tribute to probably the greatest member that this website has ever seen; don't dare change it Eldo!!!! (Also don't change it something like 3000+ posts to qualify because at my current rate of 2.6 posts/day that will take such a long time!)

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Post by Ally Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:43 pm

Norc wrote:yeah, it kind of needs an update Rolling Eyes cause I think that most people are above 500 posts, though I love my custom title Smile and it would be fun for newbies to figure out how we got them Razz

I think I need to venture out forth into the creative corner to understand your title Norc (That place scares me!) Razz

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Post by Norc Wed Jun 20, 2012 4:13 pm

Ally wrote:
I think I need to venture out forth into the creative corner to understand your title Norc (That place scares me!) Razz

not at all, not at all...

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Post by Orwell Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:32 pm

Ally, I think yours should be "Girl with hat and hair."

{{{Note to self: Laughing Oh that's a good one, Orwell, practically perfect! Laughing }}}

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Post by leelee Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:51 pm

Eldorion wrote:This one? Wink

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Post by Pettytyrant101 Fri Jun 22, 2012 4:53 pm

Good to see you back again leelee. cheers I hope your heart continues to find reasons to smile. (Have you tried buckie? Works for mine! drunken )

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Post by leelee Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:01 pm

Pettytyrant101 wrote:Good to see you back again leelee. cheers I hope your heart continues to find reasons to smile. (Have you tried buckie? Works for mine! drunken )

I mostly have tear drenched days , but when a sunny one comes along and steals over me, it is so very very beautiful. And you just helped. Kissing
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Post by Mrs Figg Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:05 pm

Its good to see you here again Leelee. I love you
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Post by Amarië Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:07 pm

Mrs Figg wrote:Its good to see you Leelee. sunny

Great minds do think alike, I was writing the exact same words before I noticed Figgy had posted. Smile

Oh, and there she goes editing while I was writing. Laughing

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