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« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2006, 04:53:37 am »

"How about doing like Censored suggests, strive for quality rather than quantity?"

Making a few good arguements will not allow you to attain enlightenment. Only producing a horde of bad ones will. Trust me, I know (points to his five star "Enlightened" rank.) Wink
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« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2006, 09:44:06 am »

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I don't post that much, so I like to think that quality beats quantity

I'd join this discussion, but I deplore posting without anything interesting to say. Grin
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« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2006, 07:49:47 pm »

I still think "posting diarrhea" was a better rank for 5 stars...
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« Reply #18 on: March 06, 2006, 07:58:08 pm »

I still think "posting diarrhea" was a better rank for 5 stars...

Good one.
Actually, this raises an interesting question, who's the one that thought up the titles for this forum?
Has anyone ever thought of changing them?
Not that I have anything against them, I just think that with a bit of collective effort we might have came up with something funnier/more suitable.
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« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2006, 08:25:18 pm »

You know, the whole quality vs quantity thing brings up an interesting question in ranking. I mean, if you were to take words posted my 350+ posts probably beats out many 5 star posters. So if we were to rank instead of by post but by words (or words per post) perhaps we'd have a different system.

But does that mean verbosity = quality. Pretty much safe to say no, not really, no.

So some young punk achieves some artifical status by "me too"ing every post, does that give them bragging rights? Why the he** not. This is the internet. Quality does not preceed celebrity. Look at Paris Hilton. Think she's in the spotlight because she's talented? Heck no. She's where she is because she'll show up for the opening of a letter. Galas, premeers, homosexual parades, look around and there's that pink purse, ugly dog, and lazy eye. Quantity, that's where celebraty is at.

Well, that and having a nudie video that everyone and their mother saw.
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« Reply #20 on: March 06, 2006, 08:27:46 pm »

Some sites like slashdot implement a user-rating system instead. Users give points to others for post quality... humor, informativeness, etc. Or, they take points away for spam, etc.
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« Reply #21 on: March 06, 2006, 08:47:23 pm »

Or what about just totally removing Post count/Ranking system alltogether from being shown at threads, so if people *really* want to know how many posts someone made, they've got to access someone's profile? This way, post counts don't really matter anymore... Or can't that be done with SMF unless you alter the source?
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« Reply #22 on: March 06, 2006, 10:05:47 pm »

So some young punk achieves some artifical status by "me too"ing every post, does that give them bragging rights? Why the he** not.

Woah there Comrade!
Can you show me a single solitary person on these boards that actually judges someone by the number of his posts, rather then what's in them?
Sure, there were some people that thought they were cool because they had a high post count, it didn't change the fact that no one agreed with them.

I always thought those funny little titles were here to make the forum a bit more fun, rather then indicate someone's actual social status.
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« Reply #23 on: March 06, 2006, 11:08:56 pm »

The words of a man with only 180 posts to his name. Smiley


I don't think there's any point in altering the ranking system, but changing the actual rank names might be fun, I agree.
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« Reply #24 on: March 07, 2006, 07:48:26 am »

I still think "posting diarrhea" was a better rank for 5 stars...


Actually, this raises an interesting question, who's the one that thought up the titles for this forum?
Has anyone ever thought of changing them?
Not that I have anything against them, I just think that with a bit of collective effort we might have came up with something funnier/more suitable.

Actually, we did Wink Look here and here I tihkn there is one more topic where people actually suggest names, but I can't be bothered to look it up. It should be quite close to the onw with titles time-wise, happy hunting if you are interested.

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Some sites like slashdot implement a user-rating system instead. Users give points to others for post quality... humor, informativeness, etc. Or, they take points away for spam, etc.

We actually partially implemented a system such as this on a voluntary basis over at SCDB. Seemed to work quite well. However, it was impossible to integrate into the SCDB code, so it's on the back burner for now.

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« Reply #25 on: March 07, 2006, 09:22:18 am »

Actually, we did Wink Look here and here I tihkn there is one more topic where people actually suggest names, but I can't be bothered to look it up. It should be quite close to the onw with titles time-wise, happy hunting if you are interested.

Now that was interesting.
But not as much as seeing you use words like 'cuz' or 'ppl'. My my, how people change.
(*Ulp* I just hope no one will look for *my* older posts).
I think the problem with those titles is that they lack a more specific theme. Right now it's Zoq-Fot tied with Orz and Pkunk. It's hard to see a pattern here.

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That's 190.

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« Reply #26 on: March 07, 2006, 09:23:06 am »

No! Wait, it's 191.
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« Reply #27 on: March 07, 2006, 09:23:35 am »

Oh damn!
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« Reply #28 on: March 07, 2006, 02:11:12 pm »

wtf? stop upping ur postcount n00b. lol
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« Reply #29 on: March 07, 2006, 06:52:09 pm »

lol
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