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New Rankings and post counts

By Tarkus
Jul 12, 2003
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  1. I see we have a new ranking system. I've also heard from some members that their post counts have dropped down. What's the scoop on all this?
     
  2. DigitAlex

    DigitAlex TechSpot Paladin Posts: 583

    i think thta julio changed the settings so that "meeting spot" posts dont count ...

    hmmmm nope, sngx just tested and it went up ...
     
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,647   +323

  4. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    That's it, because Phant lost 2000+ and I lost about 40.
     
  5. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,590   +351

    OMFG!! not to worry... I really didn't notice or remember last night about Jawbreaker posts, this wasn't done in purpose, thing is, when I was updating user titles in vB CP, I had to rebuild index for post counts as well, which put us all down to real number in vB.

    I will just go through that Jawbreaker thread again and add to your count.
     
  6. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,590   +351

    Ok, should be up to date now. Sorry for the confusion guys.
     
  7. Vehementi

    Vehementi TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,199

    I think it's too late to save Phant...he had a heart attack when he saw his postcount so low...:D
     
  8. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,647   +323

    lol, thanks for getting that fixed up Julio.
     
  9. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 6,504   +6

    Nah! I've so many posts it does not matter. Anyway, I wanted them to be removed.
     
  10. JSR

    JSR Banned Posts: 730

    and, i didn't inhale

    :grinthumb
     
  11. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,268

    Just curious. Why is my post count still 620 instead 720? It is still minus the post i have in the meeting spot?
     
     
  12. DigitAlex

    DigitAlex TechSpot Paladin Posts: 583

    hmmm y&w maybe you should read the entire thread before posting ? :)
     
  13. cromrell

    cromrell TS Rookie Posts: 52

    Link to postcount/title

    Is there a FAQ/Link to the new criteria?

    I was all excited that I lost my newbie status, but now its back: 'Newcomer, in training'.

    C
     
  14. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,590   +351

    I will have a write up on the new user titles ready in the next couple of days... for now, just to clear your concerns the title given to new registered users "Newcomer, in training" will last until your 90th post when you become a "member".

    Hopefully in the write up I will be able to better explain the spirit & purpose of the new titles, although I must anticipate "just for fun" would be the most appropiate explanation.
     
  15. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    I'm sure that's right around the corner...

    And it shouldn't be too long until you're no longer "in training" ;)

    But aside from that, what do you think about the changes?

    I really like beeing a "TechSpot Paladin"...
    I've allways wanted to be a knight in shining armour :D
     
  16. DigitAlex

    DigitAlex TechSpot Paladin Posts: 583

    what is weird is that i'm also a paladin with my little postcount, looks like there's way less different levels now
     
  17. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802

    Well, as you'll see when the FAQ comes up, there are different criterias for certain ranks...

    "TechSpot Paladin" isn't a rank you'll get just based on your postcount, but rather certain other factors...

    But you'll have to wait for the FAQ to know what (or Julio), as I'm not going to spill the beans ;) :D
     
  18. olefarte

    olefarte TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,427

    Must be why I'm only an "Enthusiast" with 375 posts.
     
  19. DigitAlex

    DigitAlex TechSpot Paladin Posts: 583

    hmm based on other factors ?? i realy wonder which ones
     
  20. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,590   +351

    Ok, some hints...

    I must add, in recent months we have been honoured to receive new great people joining the boards and becoming TS regulars.

    There will be two criterias used with user titles: post count (managed by vB automatically) and merit/time-based ones given by hand.
    For example, in MrG case, he has been around for over a year and his behaviour and participation has been outstanding, so he's a Paladin, the first rank given by hand.

    I believe there might be certain cases in which 300+ posters could have some "in training" wording added, get the idea?
    HOWEVER, I should also note, titles are not meant to offend anyone... just for fun purposes.
     
  21. young&wild

    young&wild TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,268

    Thanks alot for the clearing up, Julio. I m hounered to be a Paladin.
     
  22. DigitAlex

    DigitAlex TechSpot Paladin Posts: 583

    hmm really honored then, if its a rank given by hand :D

    *blush*
     
  23. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,802



    Thank you Julio :blush:
    I feel very flattered!


    And congrats DA, you deserve it! :)
     
  24. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,599   +110

    Must find a victim to give the "Techspot Pet" or "Techspot Windowlicker" title to ;)

    That said I think the new system is a nice change.
     
  25. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    LOL I agree Arris, that would be kinda funny, of course it wouldn't be permanent as some users might get offended or something. And we don't want to scare anyone off because of something as silly as that.
     


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