Member level

Discussion in 'Network Information, Suggestions and Feedback' started by TriciaF, Mar 19, 2015.

  1. TriciaF

    TriciaF Junior Member

    What are the meanings of the different levels of membership?
    eg member, junior member, senior member, very senior member, advanced member etc. There used to be new chap too.
    Of course I know about veterans, moderators, admin. etc.
  2. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member


    I think it is simply triggered by the number of posts made.

    Great War Forum uses army rank progression from Private through to Major General.


  3. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Combination of what comes with the software and some old usergroups from the old software.
    Don't think any particular benefits are bestowed, other than maybe a jump in PM capacity at first change.
    Keep meaning to tidy them up, but as the actual effect on forum use is nil and the behind the scenes permissions setup is damned tedious I never seem to get around to it.

    I say nil... there may be the odd box ticked differently in permissions etc. as vbulletin (old software) groups were merged into Invision (this software) ones and it was painful setting them all up the same, but again. nobody's ever complained so I assume nothing too dramatic was missed.
  4. papiermache

    papiermache Well-Known Member

    As a "senior" member I am qualified to get toothpaste down my new M&S sweater of the style and type I have bought for the last fifty years, and be told off for doing so. Also to get 3-in-1 bicycle oil on my desert boots, style and type bought for the last, etc.etc.

    That is all it means.

    The bloke from Leeds is more senior than others because he is a Field Marshall with diamond clusters, so don't fall out with him. Only a certain superstar blue coat at Kew can put him in his place.
  5. TriciaF

    TriciaF Junior Member

    :D - just wondering, there seems to be such a range.
    So, down to the whims of the forum software.
  6. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    And the laziness of the admin.

    I keep meaning to change them to 'basic nerd', 'needs to get out more', 'Good lord, still here?' etc.
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  7. Nijmegen

    Nijmegen Member

    Database action: reputation determines "rank." Would improve "quality" of posts.
  8. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Completely uninterested in any rank or rep system with any real meaning or privileges attached to it.
    Far as I'm concerned I want a level as possible playing field. Ditched the old 'military rank' system years ago as Owen & I thought it sad, and something of a military history forum cliche - buggered if I'm gonna reintroduce anything similar.

    Can't everyone edit their user title to whatever they like anyway?
    So long since I set it up I forget, but sure I allowed that.
  9. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Can't see how it would.

    Quality of post is subjective surely.
    What's news to some can be old hat to others.
    A good question from a beginner can ultimately be as revealing as an info thread from any expert in their field.

    We had an Army rank system on the forum yonks ago, then people wanted the other Branches represented. When I first joined it felt grand to be answered by a high ranker, but it provided no real indicator of expertise in the area under discussion - we all know something about our own particular interests and we all have gaps. (Except for O who is a pedantic know it all)

    Anyway, I think rep and post count don't do credit already to all those modest chaps on here who seldom post but whose help behind the scenes can make all the difference, in someone's research, between revelation and stagnation. You know who you are.
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  10. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    To change the wording above your avatar go to your profile page, click the black button top right hand corner saying ''Edit My Profile'' then look down to see the bit marked Profile Information Member Title

    Fill in the box with your choice of new title, I have a full stop. ''.''

    Then bottom of page , clcik black box marked Save Changes.
  11. Formerjughead

    Formerjughead Senior Member

    No it doesn't.....all it does is encourage people to post as many tedious comments in as short a time possible, real gems along the lines of: "I did not know that", "Interesting", "That's not how it was in Call of Duty" and my personal favorite: "What do you guys think about Hitler's mustache?".

    Not to mention the posts, ad nausea, regarding: Rank, Salutes, Reputation and emoticons.

    And yes, Adam is a shirker of the highest order; however, his shirking is to the benefit of us all
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  12. smdarby

    smdarby Well-Known Member


    I'm not complaining, I went from "Junior" to "Advanced" after posting just a couple of messages. I'm expecting to become an officially designated "Genius" anytime soon.
  13. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    I agree with Adam and many other comments.
    It really is just a 'post counter' and has no relevance to the quality or content of the posts. I am happy that the 'rank' structure has gone (before I joined), I think that is rather pointless.
    What I do think is useful is the 'Rep' system. It rewards good posts and can (rarely used I hope) dish out some critisism.
  14. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Outraged (please see other outrage threads)

    thats aimed at me
    nerd needs to get out more
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  15. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball It's a way of life.

    Spoken about this before. Personally I couldn't give a stuff about post counts. Like everyone else if I agree or disagree with a good post I'll say so or give a subtle nod with a rep point, regardless if their name is in red, green or purple and if they've contributed just once or ten thousand times.

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