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Aristotle
12-31-2002, 04:46 AM
With the new credit system... we understand that the default prizes for credits don't all fit our specific LF.Com needs given our very unique community....

So... Here's YOUR chance to give very specific feedback and input on this credit system.

1) What prizes do you want to see made available? Which ones should be scrapped? What should the amount of credits be for each?

2) Any other suggestions on modifying the system... fire away.

C'jais
12-31-2002, 05:04 AM
1) Stickying a thread. Cool, if done with good intentions, and I don't suspect it'll be sticky forever. And give the mods the right to unsticky any dubious topic, IF there's a spammage of sticky topics.

2)Change custom title. Nice - now it's easier to get a custom title, hopefully making newcomers less spammy. Reduce the cost on this one, and you'll see a decrease in spamming even further.

3)Give another user a custom title. Hmm.... I foresee some gruesome abuses of this. It could still work however, if there was a time limit on it (EG 2 days) - and if changed into anything offensive, the mods are in their full right to punish the perpetrator in any way.

4)Add glow. Cool, no harm in that.

5)Moderator for a day. The big one. Could still work, despite the amount of abuse hidden in this option - the mods could get some extra man-power this way, relieving them of some work, and they're (again) in their full right to punish someone abusing this power by any means necessary. And that includes banning people. That'll make them stop and think about doing anything evil with this.

6)Add calendar event. Cool, I rarely check the calendars anyway - but with this, I just might. I can't see any harm in this. If the calendar gets spammed, look away.

7)Italic username. Same as for the glowing one.

8)Midi song. Hmmmmmmm.... Fine, as long as it doesn't drag the forum down with huge sound files. If that happens, remove it.

Are you (the mods) intending for us not to change our location? The profile section is currently down - is that intended, or just an accident?

I'll try to think up some new prizes.

Wacky_Baccy
12-31-2002, 05:16 AM
I agree with you completely, Cjais :) (Now, where have we heard that before? :p :D)Posted by Cjais
Are you (the mods) intending for us not to change our location? The profile section is currently down - is that intended, or just an accident?From what I've gathered so far, that's unintentional... If they did mean it to be like that, then I'll be sorely disappointed - I like to have my location match my title and/or avatar on occasion, and having to fork out ridiculous amounts of credits to change my standard profile info would really annoy me...

C'jais
12-31-2002, 05:50 AM
I can foresee myself saving credits for when the usual troll passes by the swamp, then changing into a moderator and start laying the smackdown on the poor troll.

About the custom title - let's face it: most newcomers are desperate for such a title, and I can't count the number of times I've heard about them moaning that it somehow justififes their spamming because it's all only because they want that damn title. Give them the damn title :)

New prize: Uploading a file from your computer (like avs) to the forums, just like mods can. There ought to be a size limit, and it shouldn't be too expensive, as people can usually find a way to link to their file somehow anyway. But good for those that don't have any webspace etc.

Other prize ideas could be to cosmetically change your name (like with glow and italic), and.... well, that's all fer now!

Wacky: Great minds think alike... :D

Wacky_Baccy
12-31-2002, 05:56 AM
Posted by Cjais
I can foresee myself saving credits for when the usual troll passes by the swamp, then changing into a moderator and start laying the smackdown on the poor troll.That was sort of what I had in mind, too... :D
New prize: Uploading a file from your computer (like avs) to the forums, just like mods can. There ought to be a size limit, and it shouldn't be too expensive, as people can usually find a way to link to their file somehow anyway. But good for those that don't have any webspace etc.Excellent suggestion - I've been wanting at least the possibility to post attachments for ages - this would be a nice addition to the 'store' :DWacky: Great minds think alike... :D So they do :D

I can't really think of anything other than the already-proposed cosmetic stuff right now, but if I think of something reasonable I'll edit it in... :)

Tie Guy
12-31-2002, 06:55 AM
I posted some of this in the other thread, but i suppose it should go here instead.

About the moderator. Perhaps you could create a lower class of moderators that are below normal oes. These moderators would have the power to edit posts, and thats it. They can't move them or delete them or change people's anything. Keep in mind that a post, iff necessary, can still be effectly "deleted" without actually moving it from the forum. That way people who wanted to be a "high and mighty moderator" could still edits bad things or even entire posts, but someone who wanted to cause havoc couldn't say..delete every thread on the board. Not without an incredibly large amout of work and time. I'd imagine most people would use it to edit others posts and put things are the bottom or change it to say something odd or what not. Oh, and i'm not sure if this happens already or not, but the person have to know what "moderator" editted their post if it did happen.

Another thing, i'd like the ability to have images directly on the boards. In my sig you see a link to two banners, which i made myself. Neither of them are very large. I'd like to have them as sig banners but i can only post them as links. This would have to have limits as well, though. I wouldn't, of course, have both banners and the poem at the same time, it would be tho large size and space-wise. If a person decided to have incredibly large or spacious sigs, then the moderators could edit them down to more appropritate proportions.

And I totally agree with everyone on the attachments, that would be nice.


BTW Cjais, midis are made to be posted on the interenet. They aren't actually music at all, just "notes" so to speak. Your computer takes the midi and uses its dound card to play it. They are a little large, but nothing overwhelming, especially considering this isn't something everyone can do.

C'jais
12-31-2002, 07:07 AM
Attachment! Attachment is the word is was looking for! D'oh! :D :p

Anyway - That could actually be another prize idea: Pay 1000$ and you get yourself a sig image. Yay or nay?

The way I see it, the boards wouldn't get dragged down by those images if only a select few had payed for them. Maybe I'm just horrified and exagerrating the lag that such sig pics would cause.

About the moderator for a day: I agree with you that they shouldn't be allowed to delete anything - lock threads, sure, but delete 'em? Hell no. However, I doubt people would start deleting the entire forum if they were the mod for a day - the banning, virus attacks and mailbombing afterwards would probably make them think twice about such things.

Hmmm.... Unless the moderator-for-a-day prize was saved to get rid of them trolls, I can't see it being very attractive. Look at it, how long are you on these forums anyway? Certainly not the whole day. That means you've just wasted 3000$ for having about 2/3/4 hours of editing mayhem, with most proper people only editing around 5 posts. It's not worth it, unless you're going to really f*ck things up.

A novelty idea at best, but one people aren't going to care much about.

Tie Guy
12-31-2002, 07:17 AM
Another thing with the sig banners may be not to allow animations. Or maybe put a size cap on it. The two banners i have are only about 20K combined. Thats the same as an avatar. I do see how people with huge animations and sig banners that are 200K can slow things down, though.

Mex
12-31-2002, 07:34 AM
-1 Mod-for-a-day, this should only be available to mature people [ only available to certain people ]

2- Custom title, make it lower like Cjais said

3- Lower the glow and italic name things to 250 credits.

Feral
12-31-2002, 09:20 AM
I abhor the idea of "mod for a day". The thought of some spammer or idiot getting their hands on this scares me.

C'jais
12-31-2002, 09:44 AM
I just got a new title without spending any points..... Profiles are back online!

Jo
12-31-2002, 09:52 AM
i think the price for a custom title should be lower say...

*checks his points*
22...seriously though it should be lower...and i also think we ought to be able to buy a graphic sig..that we can keep on like...two weeks, but also have size limit..

Jed
12-31-2002, 11:54 AM
Cjais, nice idea about the attachments.

Tie Guy, nice idea about the image in sig.

As for custom titles....I'm not sure, I mean that's really a reward for posting 1000 quality posts. Spammers will still spam to a point where they have enough points to buy a custom title. There's a way to stop that by ranking the thread down...but who takes the time to do that here? A show of hands?

Just my thoughts on the matter.

Acrylic
12-31-2002, 12:41 PM
Hold on...did everyones post count go down or something?

Feral
12-31-2002, 12:46 PM
I said:
I abhor the idea of "mod for a day". The thought of some spammer or idiot getting their hands on this scares me.

And then, lo and behold...

AcrylicGuitar said:
Hold on...did everyones post count go down or something?

I rest my case.

Joshi
12-31-2002, 12:56 PM
the whole 'mod for a day' thing ahs to go. a hacker could do serious damage with IP adresses, we should just hand them out freely.

and also spammer could spam a lot more, open topics that were closed for spam or obscene material and sop on. not a good idea.

Tie Guy
12-31-2002, 01:46 PM
Originally posted by Jedi220
Cjais, nice idea about the image in sig.


Yeah, nice idea, Cjais. :rolleyes:



Anyways, i wouldn't be so quick to trash a mod for a day prize. It would just have to have lots of restrictions. It already is really expensive. Other things would be (some of these i have said before), they can't delete anything, they can't close (or open) anything, they can't move anything, they can't change people's profiles, they can't see people's IP adresses, and they can't ban people even temporarily. So that leaves them with editting people's posts. The people who wanted to have a little fun still can with changing what people said/posted, and those who wanted to actually be moderators could still erase/modify what spammers said/posted. Even this would have the safeguard of letting everyone know who editted it so abuses can be attributed and dealt with.

With a system such as the one above i think we'd see a basically harmless yet possibly fun use of the prize. Plus, people still get the feeling of power knowing that they are a moderator on the almighty LucasForums network. ;)

All that being said, i'd probably never use it. But why not let everyone have the chance to be a mod when they really can't cause any serious harm, especially not without provoking swift retribution.

Feral
12-31-2002, 01:53 PM
The name-change option is rather pointless, I feel. I also hate that they put "u" instead of "you"...that's just laziness.

Lynk Former
12-31-2002, 04:08 PM
ooh, the images in the sigs will be a good one... but since that takes a bit of bandwidth and will prolly be the most sort after it'll have to cost a lot o credits

Redwing
12-31-2002, 05:01 PM
My opinion? Okay, let's look through these.

Donate credits to another user

Obviously, can't see a problem with that one ^_~


Trade Credits For The Sticky Feature

This one could get out of hand...but as long as it's high-priced, it should be fine. ^_^ Of course, mods can unsticky any spam threads, so it should work.


Change Custom Title

Ack! This one's fine, sure, so long as those who already have the ability get to keep it!


Give another user a custom title

Ohhhhh. This could get out of hand. It MIGHT work if it's both expensive and mods (and people with over 1000 posts) have the ability to change it back. But even then...you have to weigh the fun to be had with the upset reactions of people who get changed and can't change it back. Neutral on this one.


Add Glow To Username

This one's kewl. The only problem I can see is if someone chose the wrong glow color and then couldn't change it for a long time...but as it's cheap right now, that shouldn't be a problem ^_^


Change Username

This should be more expensive to limit the number of times it's done - people can really only be identified by username. Besides that it's good.


Add Calendar Event

One of those things that will be good unless over-abused.


Trade Credits For An Italic Username

Sure, why not? Like glowy names, it's just an aesthetic thing. It's not like italic usernames identify anything (unlike bold and bold-italic, which identify mods and supermods)


Trade Credits For A Midi Song For Your Profile

Can't see a problem for this one. It's just when you view a profile, and midis, well, can't really overload the database.


Was about to rant about Mod for a Day but I see it's already gone ;)

Ideas:

Perhaps allow a user to trade credits to upload an attachment? Should be very expensive so as not to overload the server if implemented, of course...

Perhaps allow a user to, like others said, trade credits for a picture in their signature? Size limit, of course. (And removing it should preferably be free, considering)

matt--
12-31-2002, 05:17 PM
Stickies have a delay before another can be bought :)

Acrylic
12-31-2002, 05:17 PM
Lets see here.......I dont like the whole custom user text thing. I really liked the fact that once u get 1,000 posts, u can change ur custom user text. Maybe u should change the price on that, I think that would be cool. And, the glowy user name thingy, thats neat.........awesome infact :)

Jed
12-31-2002, 05:23 PM
Originally posted by Tie Guy
Yeah, nice idea, Cjais. :rolleyes:

My apologies, I edited my post accordingly. No need to get upset ;)

And you brought up a point I was just about to say:

Originally posted by Tie Guy
All that being said, i'd probably never use it.

In my eyes, it's just that it's a feature we don't need. That's all I'm trying to prove. It's just a bunch of eye candy, but if it makes some ppl feel better, than there's not much anyone can do about it.

Tyrion
01-01-2003, 01:01 AM
(didnt read above but)


$1000(Since you only get 3 for a post)to get the attachment ability of your .___ choice of either .Midi, .Gif, .Jpg, and .MP3 for as long as you stay on Lucasforums(note that you can get another .___ if you save up to get it).

Take "give another a custom title" away.

for 1500-2000,allow images in sigs.

Also, a monthly credits thing.1 person in each main forum(E.G. JK,JKII,Aresen,SWK,ect.) get's 100-500(your choice) of points by you deciding if they contributed to the forums.

How's that?

Joshi
01-01-2003, 06:14 AM
okay, so although i'm well awar that dmin do browse the forums, they just don;t post as much, maybe moderators who interact more with the members of different forums should have a certain amount of credits which they can give to people they think deserve them (not friends, but people who provide a positive cotribution to the forum). although i can already see this maybe getting out of hand as some mods may just give it to friends and such. i dunno, i thought. maybe to make members behave more and not spam as much.

C'jais
01-01-2003, 07:56 AM
Originally posted by Neil Joshi
okay, so although i'm well awar that dmin do browse the forums, they just don;t post as much, maybe moderators who interact more with the members of different forums should have a certain amount of credits which they can give to people they think deserve them (not friends, but people who provide a positive cotribution to the forum). although i can already see this maybe getting out of hand as some mods may just give it to friends and such. i dunno, i thought. maybe to make members behave more and not spam as much.

First of all, I'd like to hear the moderator's definition of "community contributing".

It's a good idea, but the mods might just need some moderating themselves, if this doesn't shouldn't go out of hand.

But if pulled through, the members would definately start behaving (I hope).


It would also mean more modding work, though.

Joshi
01-01-2003, 08:09 AM
well it seems to me that these moderators are bein' moderated by the admins. the admins know 'xactly what these mods do in their forums. each forum has it's own admin, or more, and each forum's sub forums has it's own mod or more. seems to me that if this were to go ahead then of course some rules and giudlines would have to be set to for the mods to follow. maybe even that if credits were to be awarded, the mods of the forum would all have to agree that credits be given to them. (i.e., if a mixnmojo mod were to give credits to someone on the mixnmojo network, then all the mixnmojo mods would have to agree). this way, the mod would have to justify why this person deserved to get credits.

and you said about this being more work for mods. well as new technologies come along and new things like this come along, it's only natural that more work would be involved for the people who run this forum. the admin adn such would have to put this together, tell the people adn keep it under control as well as in the best interests of the people (like this thread). so the mods, who also help in the running of this network, would also have to have more work put onto them. the american governemnt has a president and a vice president. with more advancements in americana and the world, both of them would have more work to do. the same here.


and now finally, a strict punishment rule here which i know people aren't going to like, but without rules what are we, those members who spam a lot or generally misbehave (again justified by mods or admin) would have credits taken away from the. what do you think?

Feral
01-01-2003, 09:13 AM
I agree with Neil's idea of having the mods take points off members for spam/misbehaviour...sure, it's more "work", but worth it if it increases the overall quality of posts in the forums.

JR2000Z
01-01-2003, 12:06 PM
This is not so much a prizes/modifications for how many posts someone makes but how long they've been here. I think we should have a private forum for the active members who been here from 1997-2000. This should keep other LucasForum veteran members in better touch of one another.

I thought of this because it isnt really fair for the people who only been here for three months to recieve some recognition while the active members who been here 3-5 year who recieves nothing.

leXX
01-01-2003, 12:13 PM
My initial thoughts when I read about this new points system were that it sucks! I dunno, I can't see this working somehow. Giving such power to the spammers and trolls can only be a bad thing!! :(

matt--
01-01-2003, 12:47 PM
You can now buy the ability to use [img]s in your signature. The images are limited to a size of 500 by 80, which should be enough for anybody...anything beyond those dimensions is made scrollable.

Acrylic
01-01-2003, 01:09 PM
OMG! Thanks for the IMG tag thingy matt! I cant wait to save up the points!!!! Yes!

Lynk Former
01-01-2003, 02:19 PM
howabout a thing were u can have a bigger avatar (i don't mean dimensions, i mean file size)... ?

Feral
01-02-2003, 01:22 AM
I think you should lower the number of points required to change your name, but that might just be me.
Besides, isn't that entire option moot, since we can just come in here if we need one?

matt--
01-02-2003, 02:13 PM
You can now buy an attachment for 100 credits.

Notice that you only get one each time you buy. Your account can hold more than one at a time, however.

Example: to post 2 files
buy an attachment for 100 credits
buy another attachment for 100 credits
use attachment
use attachment

I hope that was clear enough ;)

Tyrion
01-02-2003, 06:53 PM
Change Italics to 300 credits,like Glowing, becuase I dont really see a reason for it to be 200 credits more.

Joshi
01-03-2003, 06:49 AM
Originally posted by JR2000Z
This is not so much a prizes/modifications for how many posts someone makes but how long they've been here. I think we should have a private forum for the active members who been here from 1997-2000. This should keep other LucasForum veteran members in better touch of one another.

I thought of this because it isnt really fair for the people who only been here for three months to recieve some recognition while the active members who been here 3-5 year who recieves nothing.

i'm not too overly enthusiastic about this. you're telling me that people who've only been here a short amount of time shouldn't be able to get credits. may i remind you that back in 1997 not a lot of people had the internet or had even heard of internet forums. i certainly hadn't encountered them as much until i joined her last year. you're making this seem like a loyalty award when many people who were here in 1997 have left by now. new people have come in. i agree with you'r "oldies" forum as a way of keeping the oldies together (which i'm sure would be overun with newbies pretty soon after creation, but it was a nice idea) but i don't like the idea of people being treated differently because of how long they've been here, that in my opinion is just wrong.

Ender
01-03-2003, 02:03 PM
Originally posted by Tyrion
Change Italics to 300 credits,like Glowing, becuase I dont really see a reason for it to be 200 credits more.

Add a "refund credit" option for Glowing, because people that don't use Internet Explorer might not realise this option does nudda, nothing, zippo. And that is just a totally unfair ripoff (IMHO this option should be reduced to $1 anyway, because it does mean that if somebody buys it they might not realise a portion of viewers won't see it regardless :)

-s/<itzo-
01-05-2003, 08:07 AM
Originally posted by Lynk Former
howabout a thing were u can have a bigger avatar (i don't mean dimensions, i mean file size)... ?

yeah i agree with Lynk.

extend the limit for the av size to an extent where it don't hurt the loading time that bad.

i was thinking 35-40,000 kb

and about the dimesions 80x80 if ain't pushing it.

but the file size is whats really important here.

admins, put this idea to some consideration. i think everybody (av makers) would love this feature.

Deft Aklin
01-05-2003, 01:39 PM
Originally posted by Neil Joshi
okay, so although i'm well awar that dmin do browse the forums, they just don;t post as much, maybe moderators who interact more with the members of different forums should have a certain amount of credits which they can give to people they think deserve them (not friends, but people who provide a positive cotribution to the forum). although i can already see this maybe getting out of hand as some mods may just give it to friends and such. i dunno, i thought. maybe to make members behave more and not spam as much.

I love this idea. Getting points for being a positive contributor can only bring positive things in the hands of good mods. Although, greed corrupts, but that is the way of the dark side. ;)

Anyway, with some work, I think it could be a great addition. After all, some of us contribute, but it could take forever to save some of the points to change titles and such. *doing the math in his head* I need like 4500 credits to do the stuff I want. :eek:
Grrr!:mad:

Joshi
01-05-2003, 01:49 PM
Originally posted by -s/<itzo-
yeah i agree with Lynk.

extend the limit for the av size to an extent where it don't hurt the loading time that bad.

i was thinking 35-40,000 kb


that don't hurt the loading time? that's a good 35 megs you'r talking about, and on a normal 56k modem, that would take about an hour to load. witha 128 broadband, or even a 256, it would take at least fifteen minutes. i think you accitentally hadded a couple of extra 0's there.

C'jais
01-05-2003, 03:10 PM
Right, I want the lowdown on how points are gained. In detail.

Do I get points for people just viewing my thread (views, not posts)?

Do I get a varying amount of points based on the length of the post I make? If so - how is this calculated?

If a person spam, do you deduct points equalling exactly the points he gained from the spam posts he made, or do you pusish him further, taking away more points than was gained through spam?

Rogue15
01-05-2003, 03:52 PM
posting new threads should cost some credits, at least 5. it'll make people think before they post a thread that's already been posted before.

Joshi
01-05-2003, 03:59 PM
please remember that money is only paper and copper and stuff, but it's still valuable. the way you'r going on, putting a price on everything (like threads) it seems to me that these credits could become more than just a little fun. we have to watch what we do with these and be careful not to make everything available via credits, this is meant to be a free site.

in other words, i think we should have freedom to post threads without paying for them. and what about maybe a newbie who just wants to post something really important to say (maybe some guy has inside information about a new game). well in order to post it, he'd either ahev to put it in an already open thread, or post ni a thread and waith to get 5 credits. no, i think of this as a bad idea, we shouldn't put a price on everything. plus, this just seems like a way to make things easier for mods, yes, it is a hard job, but if someone post a usekless thread, it's up to the mod to close it.

Acrylic
01-05-2003, 04:22 PM
I dunno if i posted this somewhere else, but we should get more points for posting, instead of the 2 points, we sould get 3 or 4, then points will go up faster, and spamming will go down.

Joshi
01-05-2003, 04:27 PM
oo, you know what i just realised and remembered. we don't actually rate threads that much anymore. how about more points for a higer rating. that will get people rating threads again and make people come up with better threads.

i'm not sure about AG's idea there, it could work, but then spamming could just go up when people realise that less effort needs to be done to get more points. it may sound stupid to you, but not teh spammers, they won't get that they would actually be spamming more then if more effort was involved to get more points. i know someone out there knows what i'm talking about.

Al-back from the BigWhoop
01-05-2003, 10:30 PM
could u point him out for me, plz? cause i think i lost u when u said "oo".

jk, but seriously, i agree with u (i think) but also ppl should get points for rating too, that would really make ppl rate (ok, not REALLY, but really...)

-s/<itzo-
01-05-2003, 11:27 PM
Originally posted by Neil Joshi
that don't hurt the loading time? that's a good 35 megs you'r talking about, and on a normal 56k modem, that would take about an hour to load. witha 128 broadband, or even a 256, it would take at least fifteen minutes. i think you accitentally hadded a couple of extra 0's there.


do you ever check out the forums down at filesnetwork?

the limitation on avs are 100x100 pixels and up to 40000 bytes.

the loading time there isn't bad at all. i've check it with my friends comp who is a 56ker. probably has the same loading time as Lucas Forums.

Lynk Former
01-06-2003, 06:18 AM
Originally posted by Neil Joshi
that don't hurt the loading time?

Same could be said for the [img] tags... sure they're offsite... but it still takes time to load...

Deft Aklin
01-06-2003, 10:10 AM
Originally posted by -s/<itzo-
do you ever check out the forums down at filesnetwork?

the limitation on avs are 100x100 pixels and up to 40000 bytes.

the loading time there isn't bad at all. i've check it with my friends comp who is a 56ker. probably has the same loading time as Lucas Forums.

Maybe I'm not doing the math right, but the comparison you are making is 40,000 bytes to 35-40 Megs. If I am doing the mathc right, what you are saying is that somehow, .04mbs is comparable to 35-40mbs. Please let me know if I am doing the math wrong, or if I simply didn't read the post properly.

-s/<itzo-
01-06-2003, 12:10 PM
Originally posted by irulual
Maybe I'm not doing the math right, but the comparison you are making is 40,000 bytes to 35-40 Megs. If I am doing the mathc right, what you are saying is that somehow, .04mbs is comparable to 35-40mbs. Please let me know if I am doing the math wrong, or if I simply didn't read the post properly.

its my fault sorry.

i meant 35-40 kb i just get those confuse sometimes.

again sorry for the missunderstanding.

Ewok Hunter
01-06-2003, 12:14 PM
Originally posted by Lynk Former
Same could be said for the [img] tags... sure they're offsite... but it still takes time to load...
there is an option not to automaticly load [img] tags in your user options.

i have an idea! how about being able to buy a hosted smile:D

Joshi
01-06-2003, 12:30 PM
what exactly do you mean? it sounds like a good idea, but i'm nto entirely sure what your saying, do you mena buy and existing one, or have an admin upload a custom smiley (that everyone can use, but will be associated with you somehow). it sounds good, but please explain more.

and 100 by 100 pic size with 40000 bytes sounds a lot, but 40000 bytes is 40 Kb (which is what i think -s/<itzo- wsa trying to say.)

Ewok Hunter
01-06-2003, 01:15 PM
the custom smiles, but it would have to be small to avoid slowing down the servers

Joshi
01-06-2003, 01:29 PM
yeah, that would be a good idea, smilies to personify ourselves on the web (they don't even have to be pics, maybe symbols that people know us by or something.)

Al-back from the BigWhoop
01-07-2003, 12:27 AM
we kinda already have that custom smiley, lotsa ppl got their smileys uploaded by admn. kjo, for instance, got met to upload ":xp:" and ":whacked:"

Ewok Hunter
01-07-2003, 12:58 AM
yeah, but they also used to not charge for name changes.:D anyway, putting it in the store would let the users who aren't even aware that there is a main feedback fourm the idea to make thier own smilies. and who knows, maybe there are some great graphic artists out there who have untapped potential... or something. anyway, paying for it might encourge the admins to be a little less stingy about which smilies they approve. (out of all the smiles in that one thread that someone, i think it was zbomber, made about smiles only a few were added)

K_Kinnison
01-07-2003, 11:59 AM
i think you should be able to buy with your credits the ability to browse the forums and website without ads or pop-ups :)

tho i dont think anyone will be able to eaise that many points

Joshi
01-07-2003, 12:05 PM
if we had the resources (and the money) to run this site without ads, i think we would for free, they just get in the way. the credits are their to buy privilages, not get rid of annoyances, that's what teh admins are for.

-s/<itzo-
01-08-2003, 02:06 AM
Originally posted by Neil Joshi
and 100 by 100 pic size with 40000 bytes sounds a lot, but 40000 bytes is 40 Kb (which is what i think -s/<itzo- wsa trying to say.)

yeah, thats what i meant. and that does seem a bit too much. i was thinking 80x80 with 35kb, sounds reasonable?

Lynk Former
01-08-2003, 03:54 AM
Originally posted by Neil Joshi
have an admin upload a custom smiley

Speaking of uploading smilies to the list... could some1 pls upload just 1 smiley for me pls?

http://www.boomspeed.com/aresen/mr_weasel.gif < It's Mr. Weasel

...please :D

Wraith 8
01-08-2003, 04:20 AM
Members: 45,835
for arguments sake.... each member has 1 avatar.
The forums put that image on their server.

now believe you me... those are A LOT of avatars...and now you want to make them bigger? we btter move to a better server again :p

-s/<itzo-
01-08-2003, 09:03 AM
its not like all 45,835 members will have it. and a great amount of that total, the members is not even active.

Wraith 8
01-08-2003, 12:18 PM
like i said... for arguments sake.
and ... are or are not active doesnt take away that the avatar is saved on the sever

matt--
01-08-2003, 02:56 PM
It's important to remember that a lot of those members use the default/gallery avatars which are not stored in the database.

What you're basically asking is to buy avatars double the size of the norm...it isn't too far fetched...I'll look into it this weekend, and perhaps enable it on a trial basis.

Mex
01-08-2003, 03:06 PM
Please dont put 100x100 avatars on, I do not want it that way at all, it will make LucasForums look rubbish.

And I am not to keen on this 'signiture image' option either.

Wraith 8
01-08-2003, 03:12 PM
well.. the image in the sig i like.. and especiall y just one.

i mean my sig banner isnt that hidious is it?

Mex
01-08-2003, 03:36 PM
An option to take the glow out of your name if you dont like it.

Ewok Hunter
01-08-2003, 05:50 PM
^ with at least a partial refund i hope

anyway, i've been thinking about the smilies idea and if it were a seperate option it would save someone without a website the money of buying an attachment and then being turned down

Rogue15
01-09-2003, 01:08 AM
i would like to buy my way out of 90 second post limit for 2000 points, please.

swphreak
01-09-2003, 06:59 AM
More than 2 points or whatever it is per post.....

or

Have like a prize drawing thing. A computer will randomly slec a person to win 500 - 1000 creds. Or depending on how often you would do it, you could lower it.

Tyrion
01-09-2003, 07:24 AM
Originally posted by StarWarsPhreak

Have like a prize drawing thing. A computer will randomly slec a person to win 500 - 1000 creds. Or depending on how often you would do it, you could lower it.

Nah,I think the prize-for-points(the mods selecting you) are a better deal.

STTCT
01-09-2003, 07:36 AM
hey ewok - you can go to www.mysmilies.com and use image tags to put a smiley into your post. They have hundreds there!!

So..why would you want to buy a smiley if you can just put it there through image tags?

I want to see what bigger avi's mean. For people like me - I'm personally not going to buy a bigger avi and I'm sure most people won't. Just the avi peeps like sivy b.

As far as paying to post a thread....Ack. That's what moderators are for - to control the evil and retarded threads.

I think you should be able to customize the colors of the forum. Kinda like on msn...or you know..instead of this purple we can pick our own colors.

I also like the glowy name for the um what'cha macalate.. crap the thing under your user name. But I think that should be earned through post count.

The "rating" thing could work out but I don't think people are really aware of it. I think that it could work well.


Edit!

You know on pogo.com you earn points by winning and then you pay some points to be entered in a drawing. I don't really remember what you win. But maybe we could have drawings for things like bigger avatars or etc. That would control how many people got bigger avi's or things like "mod" for a day or what have you

Mex
01-09-2003, 10:44 AM
I would really like a refund for my new glow...

And I want it taken off, I do not really like it very much.

C'jais
01-09-2003, 10:47 AM
Originally posted by Flanders
I would really like a refund for my new glow...

And I want it taken off, I do not really like it very much.

I like your glow. It really goes well with your avatar, which is also terrific.

But I agree it should be possible to take your glow, italic name or whatever off, if you don't like it.

STTCT
01-09-2003, 10:56 AM
i just wish the glow would look good in all forums...some forums the option is on...some its off. So I think in the forums where it looks like a blob it should be turned off cuz its ugly!

Mex
01-09-2003, 11:11 AM
Well it does match my avatar..

But I really wanted an Italic name, I saw what it looked like and I thought "Why did i get this glow?" :rolleyes:

Al-back from the BigWhoop
01-09-2003, 12:29 PM
we should b able to sell back the stuff we got

Al-back from the BigWhoop
01-10-2003, 12:46 PM
how about allowing ppl that buy this option to have html in their sigs?

matt--
01-10-2003, 07:58 PM
the problem with that is security holes...html tends to do that.

Please continue discussion in the stickied thread. (since merged)

Jo
01-12-2003, 10:48 AM
im in a hurry, so i dont know if this was already posted so here we go...we ought to be able to change our glow after a certain amount of time, instead of having to buy a new glow...
what do you guys thing..what i mean by certain amount is like after a month they can change their glow, but they have to have that glow for atleast 1 month...

Mex
01-12-2003, 10:57 AM
Originally posted by Masterjo2588
im in a hurry, so i dont know if this was already posted so here we go...we ought to be able to change our glow after a certain amount of time, instead of having to buy a new glow...


Good idea, I have wasted 600 credits on two glows which is a rip-off and is quite unfair.

Joshi
01-12-2003, 01:25 PM
what i don't get is why italic name's cost 500 creds when the glos costs 300, it just seems weird, that's all.

Wraith 8
01-12-2003, 01:28 PM
uhm.... you can look uppon your glow before you accept it... so... what went wrong fro you two?

Tyrion
01-12-2003, 02:31 PM
Originally posted by Wraith 8
uhm.... you can look uppon your glow before you accept it... so... what went wrong fro you two?

Oh,you might change it after you decided what to get. like you can only put one custom title into the title slot,for example.

And neil,I also put that point up a page or 2 ago,but they havent responded to that.

Lynk Former
01-13-2003, 06:47 AM
Originally posted by Lynk Former
Speaking of uploading smilies to the list... could some1 pls upload just 1 smiley for me pls?

http://www.boomspeed.com/aresen/mr_weasel.gif < It's Mr. Weasel

...please :D

I guess nobody wants a Mr. Weasel smilie :(

STTCT
01-14-2003, 06:47 AM
I think he's cute...they should add him

Wraith 8
01-14-2003, 04:15 PM
what? as an addition to the shop?
if you get like what? a 100 points.. you will be able to post the weasel once :p

Lynk Former
01-15-2003, 07:05 AM
NOOOOOO dammit!! :D

I want it to be a normal smilie :ball:

STTCT
01-15-2003, 07:26 AM
http://www.geocities.com/sttct/withstupid3.gif

Al-back from the BigWhoop
01-15-2003, 06:15 PM
well, if there are no bad points for uploading a smile, than i think it should b very cheap to upload a smile of your own.



btw, i ddnt get this message:


Recently, there has been a deal of abuse in the store originating from the approve post feature. Let it be known that we log these things and check when user has an uninterrupted string of approved posts, coming from the same user, and well into the hundreds of credits. Penalty will vary, but I've banned everyone I've caught doing it from the store, and I will continue this practice.


wot aprove post feature? did i miss something here? xplain me, plz

teutonicknight
01-17-2003, 03:09 PM
Originally posted by Al-back from the BigWhoop
wot aprove post feature? did i miss something here? xplain me, plz

http://www.lucasforums.com/images/storerate.gif

Look at the bottom of your post, see it? If you approve a post, the user will receive 1 point. Dissaproving will decreased the users points by 1.

See, I approved you post! :)

-s/<itzo-
01-18-2003, 01:38 PM
i good idea for the glowy name feature is to have an option where you can change the color when you want. and set the prize for 500.

and this whole rate a post thing, i really think its a bad idea (but thats just me).

teutonicknight
01-18-2003, 04:05 PM
Originally posted by -s/<itzo-
i good idea for the glowy name feature is to have an option where you can change the color when you want

I second that.

Al-back from the BigWhoop
01-21-2003, 04:03 PM
Originally posted by teutonicknight
http://www.lucasforums.com/images/storerate.gif

Look at the bottom of your post, see it? If you approve a post, the user will receive 1 point. Dissaproving will decreased the users points by 1.

See, I approved you post! :)


oh, ok thx for explaining AND for approving :D :)
as a sign of my gratitude, i ll approve your post :)





*runs away giggling* hehehe sucker!
jk ;)

Jo
01-24-2003, 09:18 PM
Originally posted by teutonicknight
I second that. i thrice that...i personally love my glow color...but i dont want to have to buy a new one it i decide blue isnt really my color...

scabb
01-29-2003, 03:49 PM
I'm not really bothered about this points system, as it seems to me that it is simply a way of enslaving every LucasForums user, with promises of shiny green glowing names, and crazy sticky threads that just won't go down.

It'll be interesting to see how the administrators eventually have thousands of puny forum members, hurling the latest news at them and effectively running their websites for a couple of points a day, quitting their jobs to go and steal the film reel for Star Wars episode III in exchange for a signature picture, or whoring themselves out to the mods and admins for a custom user status.

Personally, I think there should be LucasForums fridge magnets, purchasable for 100,000 points. And as soon as I rack up enough points (unintentionally and without motivation, of course), I'm selling them on eBay.

scabb
01-31-2003, 07:44 PM
Oh, and a good way of improving LucasForums would be to shower the contributors of Troubleshooting FAQs or the answerers of "How do I get this running in XP?" questions with points.

Sam
02-23-2003, 10:22 PM
I have an idea but I don't know how it would be done. we could have games like flash games or whatever and the points you win in those games could add to your points for the store.

Lynk Former
02-24-2003, 01:44 AM
Somehow I don't think that'd work too well for some reason, sounded like a good idea though.

Wraith 8
03-01-2003, 08:27 AM
whats does this have to do with idea's for the point system?

cancon
03-07-2003, 04:31 AM
hi all what is the hotel room for:confused: please tell me as i must be the only one to have 0 credits :mad: :mad:

leXX
03-07-2003, 07:07 AM
You can buy a hotel room and invite all your friends for a private chat that only the invited can read. Basically it's a private chat room.

Lynk Former
03-07-2003, 07:12 AM
Only thing it isn't very effective... better to get MSN or AIM or something...

Hekx
03-24-2003, 11:36 AM
Does anyone know how to change your MIDI song in your profile without having to pay another $850 credits?

I don't have any option in my UCP or Profile about it. :doh:

Lynk Former
03-24-2003, 11:44 AM
Well the midi file that you have chosen in your profile is on an external location. If you want that midi song to change upload a different midi with the same file name as the midi you are using now onto the same place where your previous midi was and it will write over the old midi. Then there you go you've got your new midi song.

I have my midi file as midi.mid in my website so i can just upload any other midi i want with that filename onto my site and I'll have a new midi song playing

Katarn07
03-31-2003, 07:34 PM
Lottery! We need a lottery. A once a week thing where you can buy as many 10 credit tickets as you want, and the credits go into a pool, and somehow the winner is randomly selected. Of course, the more tickets you have, the better the odds of you getting all the credits. This sounds cool, no?

Also, we should be able to buy each glowy name color at 50 each, and then switch off from colors we have already gotten.

ie I got a red/ orange one for 300, paid 50 for a white one, I should be able to switch to red/ orange without the 50 credits lost again...

swphreak
03-31-2003, 07:40 PM
Yea, a lottery would be neat, they have one at EchoBase.

And I thought the glows are 50 points after you bought it once.

Hekx
04-08-2003, 10:10 PM
Lottery sounds like a good idea.

I wouldn't mind seeing more 'bought' options changeable in your User Control Panel.

Glow, Italic and MIDI for example. ;)

Deft Aklin
05-09-2003, 06:04 PM
Heheh, I love it when I get to voice my opinion. ;)

1) First, I think MIDI songs in your profile should follow suit with Glows and let you change them for a diminished amount of credits. Reason, my MIDI file disappeared and I have to get e new one. ;)

2) Also, what about a title glow option. Boba Has one, Matt does too. I want one. Pretty Pretty please? :D

Das Mole
05-09-2003, 07:59 PM
i like that lottery idea, that'd be really cool.

btw- is it possible to get one part of your username glowing one color and another part glowing a different color?