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ondrahosek
11-12-2002, 02:47 PM
OK, anybody got an opinion to the User Ratings (Bantha Fodder, Pit Droid, etc.)? I do.
I have not very good feelings about those ratings. People pick on other people because of their user rating. When you play against a "Bantha Fodder" and you are "Gungan" and he is better, you think "the heck! I didn't know Bantha Fodder could play JK2!".
Well - obviously - the Bantha Fodder developed better skills before going to the forum, before even KNOWING about the forum.

It's a psychological thing... People look at other people through their popularity. Like in this case, the post count. Analogy: NO girl is interested in Britney Spears' lack of intelligence. "Because she sings such cool songs," is the comment of many girls in my class.
:(

Well, I am an Ewok now... AND I MIGHT BEAT ANY SITH LORD!

Boo hoo. Anybody got other opinions?
P.S. That custom User Title thingy is great! Why can't we set that before 1000 posts? ? ?

Skate Boy
11-12-2002, 02:52 PM
I don't mind them as long as people don't make fun of me. I been playing JO since it's been out so just cause I'm a .... well I don't know what I am but, anyways just cause I'm a "Insert here" doesn't mean I'm not good at Outcast.:)


EDIT: well I found out I'm a Wampa so insert where it's needed.:)

Kstar__2
11-12-2002, 02:53 PM
:eyeraise:
errr.............no?!?!?!:confused:

i think they are good the way they are, and i jusde people by what they post:cool:

PhantomHelix
11-12-2002, 03:01 PM
i like the rankings. its just fun to have em, and gives ya a goal to strive for on the forums (no spamming of course. and im the crowned example of no spamming)(*coughliarcough*) :D

ondrahosek
11-12-2002, 03:01 PM
Originally posted by kstar__2
I think they are good the way they are, and I judge people by what they post:cool:

You're one of the friendlier people......... :)

Yes, rankings are nice :). But they can hurt people, as I have already proposed :(.
AND IF ANYBODY MAKES FUN OF ANYBODY ELSE JUST BECAUSE THEIR RATING IS BANTHA S***, I WILL PERSONALLY REPORT THAT TO A MOD! (GonkH8er could take good care, acdcfanbill would do the job too, StormHammer is also good at closing and banning... There is a good selection of mods around here!)

Kstar__2
11-12-2002, 03:03 PM
Originally posted by ondrahosek


You're one of the friendlier people......... :)

thank you! but i'm not the only one doing that, there are alot more people on this forum that do the same

C'jais
11-12-2002, 03:08 PM
You could set the custom title to, say - 200 posts, but I don't know why.

It is true however, people with more posts seem to have more experience in posting generally - though not always. And that's why I judge on postcount, not title.

Set the custom title to 5 posts and I'll still judge people based on their post count.

<Im Yo Pusha>
11-12-2002, 03:38 PM
Eh calm down. The ratings are fine, if ur a n00b, its just incentive to post more...almost at 100 uh huh huh

when i reach 100 i own u all
jk

<Im Yo Pusha>
11-12-2002, 03:40 PM
oh yeah also, how do u guys screw around w/ ur rankin, lags pm me or just post here

C'jais
11-12-2002, 03:40 PM
Originally posted by Darth Strom
Eh calm down. The ratings are fine, if ur a n00b, its just incentive to post more...almost at 100 uh huh huh

when i reach 100 i own u all
jk

Why the heck not just give the "n00bs" that damn custom title and let them be done with it? :confused:

It encourages spamming - everyone approaching 1000 will start to spam more when he reaches around 990... :D

Hekx
11-12-2002, 03:51 PM
I post on multiple forums :)
(You might even see an odd post by me in SWG if I can be active enough to point my browser in that direction)


I haven't been playing JK2 MP since it was out. I think I must've got it a few weeks / maybe about a month after it came out. All I did then was play SP with cheats.
Then I eventually went to play online, even though I thought MP was evil, and I played MP for days on end for a few months. Now I'm not that bad :)

People shouldn't be judged by their postcount. Oh wait, I'm going into a logical lecture, which I don't do :)
I think date registered matters more than post count.
You can't really judge if people are n00bs by their postcount.
Unless they ask how to open the console :confused:
I think'll go back to sleep now... :)
*Sleeps*

C'jais
11-12-2002, 03:55 PM
I know you can't judge people by post count - but between judging them based on title or post count, I'd say post count is always the better to judge by.

I was really only using it to argue for letting people have that damned custom title anyway :D

If a new dude comes along with very good opinions and a sane mind - then I'll gladly judge him based on that.

However, if I see a new guy that can't spell, is very offensive and so on - I know he's going to get banned sooner or later since we don't keep guys like this on these forums...

StormHammer
11-12-2002, 04:29 PM
ondrahosek...a small correction...you are referring to User Rankings. I only point this out because we did actually used to have a User Rating system...where each member could rate another member, which decided how many stars (up to a maximum of 5) a user gained. Of course, it was open to abuse (people getting their friends to give them good ranks...and trolls giving everyone bad ranks) so it was scrapped.

Anyway, as I've said before in the past...it wouldn't bother me at all if the post counts were switched off. I post on some forums that have done this...and there doesn't seem to be quite as much spam on those forums. It is unfortunately true that some people come onto these forums seeing the rank system as a challenge, and trying to spam themselves to the top rank, and beyond...then some of these people disappear of their own accord. I can't see the point myself...there must be far more interesting things to do with your life than seeing how much spam you can post.

Anyway...the ranks are enabled...they are what they are...and they do act as an incentive for people to post their views a bit more rather than simply lurking...because as you say, no one really wants to be considered Bantha Fodder. :)

leXX
11-12-2002, 04:35 PM
I have never judged anyone by thier post count, I judge people on the content of their posts. I hated being an ewok though!

ondrahosek
11-13-2002, 01:47 AM
Well - You are right, StormHammer. And you are friendly, leXX. If that gets switched off, people might stop spamming.
But people need challenges. If they know that when they get to their 1000th post, they can add their own User Title (matt-windu style if they want to - I laughed my er... bottom off when I read that).

If you hated being an Ewok, leXX, I surely hated to be Bantha Fodder. What's the next level? Ewok baby? No, Tusken Raider. Boo hoo. :( I hate 'em Tuskens. I might also as easily as hate myself. (From time to time, I do.)

Well - my custom level might be:

Sithstem error
Fear my double blade
Stupid face
Avatar creator
.o0O0o.
1 h8 1337 741k
Bantha droppings

Or something else.

Anybody never spammed? Raise your hand! (I will call you a liar.)

Tyrion
11-13-2002, 01:56 AM
I judge people by-

Modship
Postcount
Personality.

Also...

Post count +1!

:D

Rogue Nine
11-13-2002, 01:58 AM
Originally posted by Tyrion
I judge people by-

Modship
Postcount
Personality.

Got all of those. Hell yeah. Go me.

Tyrion
11-13-2002, 02:01 AM
Originally posted by Rogue Nine


Got all of those. Hell yeah. Go me.


Personality?

personality?

PERSONALITY?

Dont make me laugh Rouge Nine.:D

Post count +1!

TheWhiteRaider
11-13-2002, 02:15 AM
Originally posted by cjais


Why the heck not just give the "n00bs" that damn custom title and let them be done with it? :confused:

It encourages spamming - everyone approaching 1000 will start to spam more when he reaches around 990... :D

Ah dang you know my plan.:D

leXX
11-13-2002, 05:57 AM
Originally posted by Tyrion
I judge people by-

Modship
Postcount
Personality.

Also...

Post count +1!

:D

That is soooo wrong :disaprove. Personality should come way before anything else imo.

Reb Starblazer
11-13-2002, 06:38 AM
Personally, I judge people on what they're like, when they registered, and then their post count. In that order. If I see someone who's been here like a month, and they have 5-600 posts, I'm pretty sure he/she's a spammer(or they go to a LOT of other forums, but usually the first one is right). However, if you see people who've been here around 5 months with a 1000 posts or more, then it's not so bad. These people have been around a while, they know how the swamp works, so I'm alright with that.

But I agree with StormHammer, take away the user rankings, and there would probably be a lot less spam here. A lot of people spam their way to the top, for what, a few lines of words under your name? Leaving us to shift through the spam in their wake... yea, thanks :D

Datheus
11-13-2002, 06:53 AM
I never looked down on someone's JK2 ability based on their rank.

Hell

I don't think I've even played any of the regulars from these forums.

I don't see anythin wrong with ranks as long as you don't spam for the sole purpose of a higher rank:o

-edit- I don't agree. People are jerks. There will be just as much spam. People spam to piss you off, only because they find pissing you off entertaining. Course, I'm talking about the negetive spam (ie, "[insert name] is a lamer" threads) I don't believe in positive spam. As long as you're not writing over some petty fight, I'm a loser, thusly, it's worth my time to read:)

Darth Groovy
11-13-2002, 07:00 AM
Personally I think they could change the names. I never understood how you go from Bantha Fodder and several hundred posts you are a Bantha. I just always thought that was kind of retarded.

The Truthful Liar
11-13-2002, 07:10 AM
Originally posted by StormHammer
...if the post counts were switched off.

I'd second that notion. In my opinion the forums would calm down and there wouldn't be so many people trying to race to the top. For myself, I wouldn't mind iether, however you always have to take into account the other hundereds and thousands of users that visit LF from time to time/every day.

The more active people (not complete spammers) would find this alittle discouraging and even a turn-off, sure things could settle down although their feedback would be less noticable and often if a person wanted responses less would show up even though they'd be more 'to the point'.

Another side to the argument is if there weren't any post counts to deal with, most likely the true spammers/troublemakers would still continue with perhaps even a greater force since it's a win nothing and loose nothing situation.

Then again to be honest probably what makes these forums partly fun is the fact that there are ranks to climb and a custom title as a reward in the end. All in all, there will always be trouble but we must prepared in the event of such. That's my 2 bit. :)

Datheus
11-13-2002, 07:11 AM
Originally posted by Darth Groovy
Personally I think they could change the names. I never understood how you go from Bantha Fodder and several hundred posts you are a Bantha. I just always thought that was kind of retarded.

Why's that?

Bantha (http://www.starwars.com/databank/creature/bantha/index_movie.html)

Bantha Fodder (http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/egypt/food/wheatfield.jpg)

The Bantha (http://www.starwars.com/databank/creature/bantha/index_movie.html) eats the Bantha Fodder (http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/egypt/food/wheatfield.jpg)

Tyrion
11-13-2002, 07:48 AM
Originally posted by leXX


That is soooo wrong :disaprove. Personality should come way before anything else imo.

They were in smallest to biggest...

But yeah, they should let custom titles for all!

PhantomHelix
11-13-2002, 08:40 AM
Originally posted by Darth Strom
oh yeah also, how do u guys screw around w/ ur rankin, lags pm me or just post here

once you reach 1000 posts, an option appears under edit profile in user cp to change your rank. i reached 1000. i can screw around with it now.

i agree with strom. it is incentive to post more often. however, if its spam, its bad........

Darth Simpson
11-13-2002, 08:48 AM
Personally I don't give a sh*t about user rankings, post counts or date registered.

It's all post content people.

STTCT
11-13-2002, 08:51 AM
I judge everyone by their avatars....no not really.

I rarely look at people's "rankings". I look more at their posts, date registered and of course their avatars. Its how I recognize you guys and when I think of you guys...I don't think "bantha fodder". I picture tyrion as this his little avatar guy with orange hair...Darth Groovy as Darth Maul, Boba Rhett as a token yoda, etc and padianme (sp) as that guy from ice age. Okay I'm getting wierd. I hope you don't think of me as a hampster....
but sincerely - i rarely look or recognize you by your ranking
http://www.emotipad.com/emoticons/Mexican%20Wave.gif

The Truthful Liar
11-13-2002, 08:54 AM
Originally posted by STTCT
I picture tyrion as this his little avatar guy with orange hair...Darth Groovy as Darth Maul, Boba Rhett as a token yoda, etc and padianme (sp) as that guy from ice age.

So I'm a strange person with pale complexion that stares in an eerie fashion? :|

*walks away muttering something about how public appearance does matter...*

Eldritch
11-13-2002, 09:08 AM
"I have a dream... that one day... my 4 little children will be judged not by the name of their User Rank but by the content of their posts." :xp:

Sorry, just a little joke.

I don't spam, but I am quite a frequent poster (in case no one had noticed) and the rankings were just another reason to continue to and voice my opinion(s) all over the forum. It was very nice to reach 1,000 posts and have the ability to pick what my rank would be. Plus, now I can have my rank match any avatar I make. :p :D

Clemme w/Stick
11-13-2002, 09:16 AM
Originally posted by PhantomHelix
i like the rankings. its just fun to have em, and gives ya a goal to strive for on the forums (no spamming of course. and im the crowned example of no spamming)(*coughliarcough*) :D

*Cough* Well, does it matter??

I dont SPAM either, or at least I dont think so!! Well, yes it gives you a goal and thats nice!!

Besides most boards have em, and what would an UBB be if there wasnt user ratings???

-Clemme

ondrahosek
11-13-2002, 10:12 AM
Thanks for these opinions.

Ouchie ouchie. I think I fractured my left wrist, and the moment it happened the right wrist was also dysfunctional. Now it works all right and I have to learn writing with one hand. Boo hoo.

OK, if you judge me by my avatar (I do it too, but I try to change the pics from the avvy to pictures that look like people with flesh and blood, Legion), it's me on the picture.

If my right hand will be enough, I'm off to making Matrix Revolution avvys with ugly people on them. :)

Pad
11-13-2002, 11:52 AM
personaly i dont give a **** about users rank. if i see some1 with like bantha fodder, i think, one day he will get to 1000. i dont think those ranks r important to me, i only use it as note that goes with my av. :D

the only thing that matters to me is the things u have to say, not the post count or ...

and ur absolutly right STTCT, im sid (alter ego padanime). im not that famous cause i only played in 1 movie. ice age that is.
and i see u as a nice pregnant hamster. :p
congrats again.

Elijah
11-13-2002, 12:13 PM
Originally posted by ondrahosek
OK, anybody got an opinion to the User Ratings (Bantha Fodder, Pit Droid, etc.)? I do.
I have not very good feelings about those ratings. People pick on other people because of their user rating. When you play against a "Bantha Fodder" and you are "Gungan" and he is better, you think "the heck! I didn't know Bantha Fodder could play JK2!".
Well - obviously - the Bantha Fodder developed better skills before going to the forum, before even KNOWING about the forum.

It's a psychological thing... People look at other people through their popularity. Like in this case, the post count. Analogy: NO girl is interested in Britney Spears' lack of intelligence. "Because she sings such cool songs," is the comment of many girls in my class.
:(

Well, I am an Ewok now... AND I MIGHT BEAT ANY SITH LORD!

Boo hoo. Anybody got other opinions?
P.S. That custom User Title thingy is great! Why can't we set that before 1000 posts? ? ?

I cant remember the last time I judged someone for thier post count... even on other forums...