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Titles "Tamthusiastic" & Co.

Post by Sofawoelfin » Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:40 pm

Hi,

I like this title "Tamthusiastic" for Newbies and added this word in my signature - I think, it makes sense there Image

I know, there also are titles like "Tamificent" and "Tamabulous" - and I would like to know, if there is a list, what other titles are possible (if there are more)? Although I tried the search function I did not find anything.

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Re: Titles "Tamthusiastic" & Co.

Post by Katlin » Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:35 am

Here you go :) (highest to lowest)

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Re: Titles "Tamthusiastic" & Co.

Post by Sofawoelfin » Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:20 am

Yeay, thank you Image
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Post by nivenj » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:12 am

Hmmmm I'm not going to go into detail the reasons for this suggestion, but I propose a "Guru" group be made, and those who really are knowledgeable and helpful be promoted into that group. Just because someone posts a lot does not make them a "Guru" :- "A guru (गुरु) is one who is regarded as having great knowledge, wisdom and authority in a certain area, and who uses it to guide others (teacher)"

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Re: Ramble Away...

Post by Booma » Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:35 am

I think that's a good idea
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Re: Ramble Away...

Post by Nikola1985Ghaeltacht » Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:27 am

nivenj wrote:Hmmmm I'm not going to go into detail the reasons for this suggestion, but I propose a "Guru" group be made, and those who really are knowledgeable and helpful be promoted into that group. Just because someone posts a lot does not make them a "Guru" :- "A guru (गुरु) is one who is regarded as having great knowledge, wisdom and authority in a certain area, and who uses it to guide others (teacher)"

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Re: Titles "Tamthusiastic" & Co.

Post by Nino » Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:44 am

Just moved the "Guru" suggestion over here instead of in the Lounge room :)
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Post by nivenj » Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:46 am

Thanks, it was just a mild rant, hence I put it in ramble :-)
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Re: Titles "Tamthusiastic" & Co.

Post by Nino » Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:47 am

nivenj wrote:Thanks, it was just a mild rant, hence I put it in ramble :-)
Well it's actually a good Idea I think..
would make sense that only people that knows a lot of stuff are the Guru's not the people writing a lot :)
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Re: Titles "Tamthusiastic" & Co.

Post by nivenj » Wed Mar 28, 2012 11:51 am

I do try to have at least one good idea a decade, maybe this is it :-)
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Re: Titles "Tamthusiastic" & Co.

Post by Nino » Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:10 pm

nivenj wrote:I do try to have at least one good idea a decade, maybe this is it :-)
:lol: I'm sure you have more good ideas than that ;)
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Post by Sylvaen » Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:26 pm

The problem is that it is not possible to make a separate usergroup that is not based on post count without it interfering with the Breeders / Admins / Moderators usergroups - currently each member has a default usergroup with the post count determining 'rank title'. Without default usergroups it would be very confusing to have so many different 'titles' and groups for each individual member. I definitely agree about what you are saying with regards to "Guru" status being reserved for those who are truly knowledgeable (rather than just those who post a lot) but it is difficult to make the distinction on a technical level. One would hope that those who post the most truly do know the most but that is certainly not always the case in reality. :?
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Re: Titles "Tamthusiastic" & Co.

Post by nivenj » Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:38 pm

:-) difficult but not impossible. I'm not absolutely up on phpBB3 as I am other forum software, but I'd be amazed if there wasn't a module that allowed you to assign a user defined field on the users profile either on terms of a text item or small graphic depicting Guru status that isn't linked to rank or interferes with default groups (admins, mods etc). You've given me a challenge now :-P

We could then have rankings like, minor pup, pup, junior, yearling, graduate, post graduate (hmmm where have I seem these used) :-D
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Post by Sylvaen » Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:44 pm

True, but who would decide which members belong to which groups? Arguably, it could be seen as a kind of 'popularity contest' or that we are 'playing favorites' by assigning a subjective class system that isn't based solely on numbers (post count). ;)
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Post by nivenj » Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:50 pm

:-) True. How are mods decided on?
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Post by Sylvaen » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:08 pm

The Admins had a discussion (in our private Admin & Mod section) to see which members would make the best / most suitable Moderators for the forum, which was based on activity, post count, helpfulness, attitude, etc. :)

I just think it would be too much work to do this for every single member of the forum (to figure out where they should be 'grouped' according to status). Also, some people who were active before are no longer active, etc.
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Re: Titles "Tamthusiastic" & Co.

Post by nivenj » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:18 pm

Fairy snuff, fair argument :-)
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Post by Nino » Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:08 pm

maybe if there was a "was this post useful" button? :lol:
depending on how many useful posts the person had it would become a "guru" ? :lol:

I see the point though :)
maybe just changing the name of the "guru" rank?
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Post by Sylvaen » Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:12 pm

Nino wrote:maybe if there was a "was this post useful" button? :lol:
depending on how many useful posts the person had it would become a "guru" ? :lol:

Actually, that is possible and wouldn't be too hard to implement. I've seen it on other forums whereby particular posts can be 'liked' or 'found useful' and that goes towards a point system (we could also implement a 'dislike' system! haha)

Anyway, I will think about it but I am really busy these days with the new pup arriving soon and I still have to clear out some parts of the garden and 'puppy proof' the area in general... so once I've tackled my list of priorities then I'll focus on new stuff for the forum. ;)
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Re: Titles "Tamthusiastic" & Co.

Post by AZDehlin » Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:16 pm

Sylvaen wrote:
Nino wrote:maybe if there was a "was this post useful" button? :lol:
depending on how many useful posts the person had it would become a "guru" ? :lol:

Actually, that is possible and wouldn't be too hard to implement. I've seen it on other forums whereby particular posts can be 'liked' or 'found useful' and that goes towards a point system (we could also implement a 'dislike' system! haha)

Anyway, I will think about it but I am really busy these days with the new pup arriving soon and I still have to clear out some parts of the garden and 'puppy proof' the area in general... so once I've tackled my list of priorities then I'll focus on new stuff for the forum. ;)

I think this is a good idea...but can anyone really be a guru with out having a tamaskan? It is one thing to know about a tamaskan and its another thing to know and own one.

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Post by Nikola1985Ghaeltacht » Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:50 pm

AZDehlin wrote:
Sylvaen wrote:
Nino wrote:maybe if there was a "was this post useful" button? :lol:
depending on how many useful posts the person had it would become a "guru" ? :lol:

Actually, that is possible and wouldn't be too hard to implement. I've seen it on other forums whereby particular posts can be 'liked' or 'found useful' and that goes towards a point system (we could also implement a 'dislike' system! haha)

Anyway, I will think about it but I am really busy these days with the new pup arriving soon and I still have to clear out some parts of the garden and 'puppy proof' the area in general... so once I've tackled my list of priorities then I'll focus on new stuff for the forum. ;)

I think this is a good idea...but can anyone really be a guru with out having a tamaskan? It is one thing to know about a tamaskan and its another thing to know and own one.
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Post by Rahne » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:12 pm

Ohh, it would be great if you could 'like' posts (and maybe also 'dislike') :)

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Post by Nino » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:15 pm

Yeah - We quite often need a "like" and "dislike" button .. though that should maybe be separated from the "I found this useful" button, as there would be a lot of things that could be liked/disliked but isn't useful at all :)
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Post by Katlin » Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:25 pm

Nino wrote:Yeah - We quite often need a "like" and "dislike" button .. though that should maybe be separated from the "I found this useful" button, as there would be a lot of things that could be liked/disliked but isn't useful at all :)
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Post by Tiantai » Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:45 pm

I'll be pushing a LOT of like buttons if you ever introduce any on this forum XD
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Re: Titles "Tamthusiastic" & Co.

Post by JulieSmith » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:23 pm

I like the idea of a like button or I found this useful button, but I don't think a dislike button would be a good idea, I think just not liking a comment is enough, a dislike button is too negative, at the moment if you disagree or dislike a comment enough to say that then you also tend to put a reason if it was just a button then it would be too easy to just click that and move on. Most people now if they disagree or dislike a comment either say why or ignore it, both actions are fine, but just clicking a button would not add to the discussion and could leave the person who made the comment feeling bad about it.

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Post by Rahne » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:44 pm

JulieSmith wrote:I like the idea of a like button or I found this useful button, but I don't think a dislike button would be a good idea, I think just not liking a comment is enough, a dislike button is too negative, at the moment if you disagree or dislike a comment enough to say that then you also tend to put a reason if it was just a button then it would be too easy to just click that and move on. Most people now if they disagree or dislike a comment either say why or ignore it, both actions are fine, but just clicking a button would not add to the discussion and could leave the person who made the comment feeling bad about it.
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Post by Nino » Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:50 pm

I'm always missing a "dislike" button when seeing someone writing something sad or something like it.. like - My dog died *dislike*

but I get the point :)
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Post by Tiantai » Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:02 am

I don't like the idea of the dislike button for the same reason as what's already been said. I personally would either explain why I don't approve of the comment or ignore it altogether depending on the level of severity but pushing a dislike button usually results with the other person feeling punched without a clear reason. It's a little harsh in my personal opinion :|
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Re: Titles "Tamthusiastic" & Co.

Post by JulieSmith » Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:26 pm

Nino wrote:I'm always missing a "dislike" button when seeing someone writing something sad or something like it.. like - My dog died *dislike*

but I get the point :)
Yes it would be useful in those scenarios/

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