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Offline Noopsy

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« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2004, 07:47:27 PM »
Andy,

Gotcha.      But six titles is a lot.  I'll have to get my thinking cap on about this one.
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« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2004, 07:01:33 PM »
O.K., Andy.  This is my final suggestion:

1 pip - New Member- up to 6 months
2 pips - Contributing New Member- after having made 10 posts
3 pips - Member - between 6 months and 1 year
4 pips - Contributing Member - after having made 50 posts
5 pips - Senior Member - after 1 year
6 pips - Contributing Senior Member - after having made 100 posts

Remember, this is just an illustration: any of the eligibility criteria can be changed to whatever you think is more suitable.  However, this kind of scheme recognises the length of time an individual has been involved with the site AND the number of posts he or she has made.

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« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2004, 07:36:16 AM »
Noopsy's suggestion highlights the fact that you can't use a single measure (no. of pips) for two, essentially different things - longevity and activity. eg. using Noopsy's idea someone who registered in June 2003 but has not posted at all would have 5 pips. Is it possible to have the number of pips (1,2 or 3) to indicate how long a person has been a member and the colour (green, yellow or red) to indicate the number of posts.

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« Reply #18 on: July 21, 2004, 09:52:34 AM »
In that case Andy, it may be simplest to have 6 categories but to have fewer than 6 names eg.
1 pip, Newbie = 0-10 Posts
2 pips, Member = 11-20 Posts
3 pips, Member = 21-30 Posts
4 pips, Advanced Member = 31-40 Posts
5 pips, Advanced Member = 41-50 Posts
6 pips, Veteran Member = > 50 Posts

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« Reply #19 on: July 21, 2004, 10:32:15 AM »
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Based on length of time is a good idea and I think I will make a suggestion for that to be added
[a href=\"index.php?act=findpost&pid=1970\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a]
Andy,

I included a time criterion because of what you wrote above.
« Last Edit: July 21, 2004, 10:35:29 AM by Noopsy 500 »
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« Reply #20 on: July 22, 2004, 10:24:41 PM »
My God, Andy, leave it as it is!!!!!
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« Reply #21 on: July 22, 2004, 11:38:59 PM »
Last time I help around here then  

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« Reply #22 on: July 22, 2004, 11:44:54 PM »
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Last time I help around here then  

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Hi Andy maybe a visit to Plakias would help you find six?
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« Reply #23 on: July 23, 2004, 01:11:27 AM »
Andy's taken all his posts off this topic, and removed himself from the membership list.      What's going on?
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« Reply #24 on: July 23, 2004, 01:39:21 AM »
Hi Noopsy,
I've just got back home after a few days working away, and discovered the same thing when I was about to send Andy a message.
I really don't know what's happened, but I will try to find out!
John - Ostraco

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« Reply #25 on: July 23, 2004, 08:14:10 AM »
Hope we haven't lost Andy permanently. In any case, a big thank you Andy for all the hard work you've put in to develop and maintain the site. One thing this topic has shown is that it's not easy to get 100% agreement on changes to the site. We all have very different backgrounds and personalities so we should expect a very wide range of opinions. We have one thing in common - we love Plakias  
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« Reply #26 on: July 23, 2004, 09:23:53 AM »
Can add nothing but agreement to your post Graham.

I mailed him last night - no response yet, but I'll keep you posted.
John - Ostraco

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« Reply #27 on: July 23, 2004, 01:06:50 PM »
Oh dear - I have only just picked up on this thread, what on earth have we done?

 

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« Reply #28 on: July 23, 2004, 06:36:32 PM »
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How about :-

Anoraks
Textiles
Far enders

John R
[a href=\"index.php?act=findpost&pid=1944\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a]

Hmmm as a 'Textile' I could start to get an inferiority complex. What with this, anti-personnel mines and the like. Maybe I should shed some clothes and ascend to a higher plane  

On a serious note, Andy if you are reading this please come back. Everyone appreciates your hard work on this forum and the help you give us.

Cheers,

Paul

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« Reply #29 on: July 23, 2004, 07:43:19 PM »
I suspect that poor Andy took Yvonne's remark seriously. I'm sure she meant it light heartedly. I am a moderator on a multinational vast (2000+ active members) discussion list (FLUTE) and over the years have needed to learn to be aware of how this means of communication, emails, chat forums etc. can lead to very ambiguous interpretation of innocent remarks. No criticism of Yvonne - nor of Andy - these misunderstandings happen so unbelievably easily. The smileys are there to try and help but basically the complete lack of body language leaves much scope for these innocent misunderstandings. Come back please Andy - I know from 7 years of running a discussion forum that you attempt to do more for the members than any moderator I have ever witnessed and I know that we all recognise that and appreciate it. I don't think there is one milligram of malice on a single member of this forum but misunderstandings are still VERY easy.  

John R