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Samnmax221 01-14-2010 12:20 AM

Custom titles
 
There's really no point to require 1000 posts for someone to have a custom title. If anything it just encourages frivolous spammy posts. In addition having 1000 posts doesn't differentiate whether or not someone will have an asinine custom title, look around you. The requirement is really a throwback to the way things were a long time ago, how long have the store and RPG system been gone, 6 years? At the very least there won't be a weekly "How come I can't change my title" thread.

Jae Onasi 01-14-2010 01:58 AM

I think you make a legitimate point here. I'll bring it up in the staff forum, and people can continue to feel free to post here, too.

Sabretooth 01-14-2010 07:42 AM

The entire custom title sequence back in the original forums made more sense, you kind of upgraded your rank the more you posted, until you eventually got to 1000 posts to set your own. And at 1250, coolest of the cool, you got yourself a glowing name of a colour of your choice. That was awesome.

Lucasforums pretty much lost its raison d'etre when it upgraded and left behind all that awesome stuff to become yet another forum with yet another fanbase.

JesusIsGonnaOwnSatan 01-15-2010 05:12 AM

Personally, I don't mind the current scheme. Way i see it for me: itll be great when i get it. Not "zOMG! i want custom titles!!!!1!1!!11 *post post post*".

Lowering the count for custom titles would be lame, imo. If anything, more cool stuff should be added for the people who have post counts in the multiple thousands.

Also, what is this RPG? (full details please).
And LF had a store?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Samnmax
At the very least there won't be a weekly "How come I can't change my title" thread.

Stick it in the rules. If its already there, make it ultra blatant. So when the threads come, mods can just link to the rules and shut them down.

Sabretooth 01-15-2010 11:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JesusIsGonnaOwnSatan (Post 2701007)
Also, what is this RPG? (full details please).
And LF had a store?

It was an online RPG, or something of a semblance of one. You got points with which you purchased weapons, armour and stuff and fought creatures for XP, the usual stuff. You could also do PvP with other forum members and trade inventories etc. etc.

Taak Farst 01-15-2010 01:22 PM

I agree the current way is fine and having to get to 1000 posts is sort of like "forum progression" in a way, and you would feel good for achieving the goal

Samnmax221 01-15-2010 01:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Taak Farst (Post 2701054)
I agree the current way is fine and having to get to 1000 posts is sort of like "forum progression" in a way, and you would feel good for achieving the goal

You aren't achieving anything, you've just been around long enough to accumulate enough posts.

Mav 01-15-2010 02:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Samnmax221 (Post 2700721)
At the very least there won't be a weekly "How come I can't change my title" thread.

Aren't you exaggerating just a little? Honestly I don't really care whether or not there is a post count to reach or not, but changing it just because someone starts a thread about it every so often seems stupid.

Det. Bart Lasiter 01-15-2010 02:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Taak Farst (Post 2701054)
I agree the current way is fine and having to get to 1000 posts is sort of like "forum progression" in a way, and you would feel good for achieving the goal

anyone who makes 1000 posts and feels good about it or as though they have accomplished anything should be banned

Samnmax221 01-15-2010 03:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Mav (Post 2701060)
Aren't you exaggerating just a little? Honestly I don't really care whether or not there is a post count to reach or not, but changing it just because someone starts a thread about it every so often seems stupid.

NO, not exaggerating in the least. Don't be dense.

Taak Farst 01-15-2010 03:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Det. Bart Lasiter (Post 2701061)
anyone who makes 1000 posts and feels good about it or as though they have accomplished anything should be banned

i probably used the wrong choice of words, but still

Samnmax221 01-15-2010 04:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Taak Farst (Post 2701077)
i probably used the wrong choice of words, but still

Your punctuation is also horrendous, and probably worse than your word choice. There is no point for a forum progression system, number of posts doesn't mean anything.

Blix 01-15-2010 07:14 PM

"the only thing worse than arguing with someone on the internet is winning the argument"

urluckyday 01-15-2010 09:00 PM

As I see it.

If it ain't broke don't fix it. I don't see anything wrong with the system. But to be honest, it doesn't affect me either way.

Darth Avlectus 01-21-2010 02:38 PM

Meh whatever. It gave me something to at least reach for. So that I'm part of this LF community too.

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Originally Posted by JesusIsGonnaOwnSatan (Post 2701007)
Personally, I don't mind the current scheme. Way i see it for me: itll be great when i get it. Not "zOMG! i want custom titles!!!!1!1!!11 *post post post*".

Lowering the count for custom titles would be lame, imo. If anything, more cool stuff should be added for the people who have post counts in the multiple thousands.

Like what though? It's a free forum. This sorta stuff costs money I thought?

Quote:

Also, what is this RPG? (full details please).
And LF had a store?
While a 2-d fighter/RPG might be a welcome addition...a store? For selling what?

I mean if we had some kind of internet prize giveaway... ok. For example if I had a YT channel and episodes of a GTASWcity show, I might voluntarily do something to that end...but...a store?

I guess I don't follow...

Quote:

Stick it in the rules. If its already there, make it ultra blatant. So when the threads come, mods can just link to the rules and shut them down.
LF STAFF PWN nooooooobz!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sabretooth (Post 2701033)
It was an online RPG, or something of a semblance of one. You got points with which you purchased weapons, armour and stuff and fought creatures for XP, the usual stuff. You could also do PvP with other forum members and trade inventories etc. etc.

Yeah that might work. :parrot:

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Originally Posted by Mav (Post 2701060)
Aren't you exaggerating just a little? Honestly I don't really care whether or not there is a post count to reach or not, but changing it just because someone starts a thread about it every so often seems stupid.

Inflation is a good thing. :kamina:

Ray Jones 01-21-2010 03:36 PM

I want the shop and points system back! :carms:

Samnmax221 01-21-2010 04:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GTA:SWcity (Post 2702670)
Meh whatever. It gave me something to at least reach for. So that I'm part of this LF community too.

Again, a post number is not an accomplishment.


Quote:

Originally Posted by GTA:SWcity (Post 2702670)
Like what though? It's a free forum. This sorta stuff costs money I thought?



While a 2-d fighter/RPG might be a welcome addition...a store? For selling what?

Back in the older days of the internet, hosting of pictures wasn't as easy as it is now, so you bought the privilege to host "a" picture on the forums for so many points. There were other things too, I don't remember.

JesusIsGonnaOwnSatan 01-21-2010 06:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sabre
It was an online RPG, or something of a semblance of one. You got points with which you purchased weapons, armour and stuff and fought creatures for XP, the usual stuff. You could also do PvP with other forum members and trade inventories etc. etc.

That actually sounds great! Why did they ever remove it?
Quote:

Originally Posted by GTA
Like what though? It's a free forum. This sorta stuff costs money I thought?

No, i mean stuff like custom title, colored titles, etc. These things would only take a few clicks for an admin to do. Nothing to do with money.

Samuel Dravis 01-21-2010 11:54 PM

The forum RPG was a hack that wasn't supported in the newer version of vBulletin when LF was upgraded a few years ago, so it got dropped. It was a bit of fun, but I don't really mind being without it.

Ghost 02-02-2010 11:05 PM

hmm. I think there should be little to no required posts to be a title. Because as Sam&Max says, there's really no point, nothing accomplished. Still, its better than 5000 or 10000 posts

Blix 02-02-2010 11:26 PM

TBH I think the 1000 post = custom title thing really only matters to those who are nearly at 1000 or somewhere in the median. I've noticed that people with a total of 1000 (or more) and/or 500 or less don't seem too concerned about it. To be perfectly honest it doesn't really bother me that I need about 500+ posts to go since I really only come here for the Star Wars discussions and I don't post enough elsewhere on here to be too worried. IMHO it may just be an outlet for spam threads/posts :(

Arannor 03-05-2010 06:37 AM

Why keep some thing that has no real point to it! Most members in this thread that protest to keep the 1000 mark are already over 1000, or just about to hit it, so it wouldn't matter much to them. But what about other members here? I have seen some that have less than 1000 posts and have been here for several years!

Pros and Cons of keeping old 1000 ways

Pros:
*A feel of accomplishment (big deal,imo)

Cons:
*It is only worth a "Yay, I made it to 1000"
*The system can cause unwanted spamming
*Wasted space from new members creating multiple threads asking about how to change it

Pros and Cons of allowing freedom to change it

Pros:
*No more spamming to get to 1000 (isn't the Community Forum Games a result of such a thing?)
*Every one can have freedom and a feel for independence for themselves
*Saves space by preventing creation of threads by new members on how to change it

Cons:
Some forum veterans will have to say good bye to an old tradition

Once again if it has no real use then why keep it? Plus how many more people and threads similar to this one will it take before it does change.

Not all change is bad!

Te Darasuum Mandalor 03-06-2010 06:47 AM

i think people can make their own custom title as soon as they join Forums.

stoffe 03-10-2010 10:59 AM

As a compromise from the results of this poll and the one in the staff forum the requirement to be able to set a custom title has been changed to 500 posts and 6 months since registration.

For now. ::


(Mildly curious that the staff poll was more in favor of lowering or removing the requirement than the member poll was...)

JesusIsGonnaOwnSatan 03-10-2010 10:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stoffe (Post 2711663)
As a compromise from the results of this poll and the one in the staff forum the requirement to be able to set a custom title has been changed to 500 posts and 6 months since registration.

For now. ::


(Mildly curious that the staff poll was more in favor of lowering or removing the requirement than the member poll was...)

wat.

...

meh.

ChAiNz.2da 03-15-2010 12:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stoffe (Post 2711663)
(Mildly curious that the staff poll was more in favor of lowering or removing the requirement than the member poll was...)

Easy. Having to attend to all the "piss & moan" threads about it. Kill the reason, kill the threads :xp:

Was a bit late to voice the staff version, but frankly I could give two poos either way. Seems like a nice compromise though... decent post rate and a non-draconian time limit. Should weed out the true/loyal fans of the forums from the trolls.... :)


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