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shenanigans
June 4th, 2011, 10:58 AM
So I've noticed that a lot of staff and ex-staff here have nicely formatted usertites and stuff. I was thinking if it'd be possible to expand this to members too? I'm aware (I think) that the Admin Control Panel must be used to format the usertitles, so it couldn't be open to all members due to sheer numbers, but what if there was a particular postcount to reach before you could get them, like with blogs? Or a certain posts/day, certain join date, certain number of emblems, certain contributor tier, etc.? Or just members selected by staff.

Just throwing ideas around here really.

Xyrin
June 4th, 2011, 11:01 AM
So I've noticed that a lot of staff and ex-staff here have nicely formatted usertites and stuff. I was thinking if it'd be possible to expand this to members too? I'm aware (I think) that the Admin Control Panel must be used to format the usertitles, so it couldn't be open to all members due to sheer numbers, but what if there was a particular postcount to reach before you could get them, like with blogs? Or a certain posts/day, certain join date, certain number of emblems, certain contributor tier, etc.? Or just members selected by staff.

Just throwing ideas around here really.

The problem is is that it uses HTML and I heard a staff member saying letting everyone use HTML is a security hazard. That's why you can't use HTML in your posts either.

I'm afraid it's not going to happen anytime soon.

shenanigans
June 4th, 2011, 11:03 AM
The problem is is that it uses HTML and I heard a staff member saying letting everyone use HTML is a security hazard. That's why you can't use HTML in your posts either.

I'm afraid it's not going to happen anytime soon.
I didn't mean that the members would set the usertitles themselves. They'd ask the Admins to use the Admin CP to do it for them, so the HTML can be checked for hazardous content before being used. The issue I see is it just being another hassle for the Admins, but I don't know how much effort it'd take.

Naruto Uzumaki
June 4th, 2011, 11:05 AM
The Admins are pretty busy so I doubt they will have time to do it to with all the members who have reached that 'certain post count'. So, they probably won't do it, imo.

Xyrin
June 4th, 2011, 11:09 AM
That would be too much work for them. A lot of the admins have to be working on new features and it would be hard for them because think how many people would want them.

Zorua
June 4th, 2011, 11:10 AM
Well, here's the thing: I love an idea like this, and I would fully support it. But then again, you would have to think of the moderators as well: what would really seperate their perks from what the members have? If the members certain "perks" that are also shared by moderators, it makes that certain perk less enjoyable, so to speak.

Also, I'm going to slightly agree with the fact that not all of the admins are really up to going to the ACP 24/7, especially with knowing how popular formatted/coloured usertitles are going to be as far as the general memberbase is concerned. I know they're going to get quite overwhelmed. x_x; And there wouldn't be a specific way to organize it as such.

This is an idea that, while it would work well on paper(sorta), it would kinda be sloppy in action. ^^;

Oryx
June 4th, 2011, 11:16 AM
I personally wouldn't want it, just because I want it so much, if that makes sense. I like to change my theme, and if I have the option to use colored usertitles for whatever reason, I would obviously want to take advantage of that. But if I change my usertitle every few weeks, it'll be a pain for the admins to do it for me all the time, lol.

If this was implemented, I would put a limit on it, like for every 5,000 posts, someone will change your usertitle 5 times overall, that way the annoyance wouldn't be too much. Although I do agree that some perks should remain moderator-exclusive, so I'm not sure.

Xyrin
June 4th, 2011, 11:17 AM
I'm not saying I would love to have a colored usertitle but it would be too hard for the admins.

Perrie ✿
June 4th, 2011, 11:18 AM
Instead of doing for post counts and such, [People could just SPAM to reach the limit?] I think it would be a good 1st place prize for an event. <:

Zorua
June 4th, 2011, 11:21 AM
Instead of doing for post counts and such, [People could just SPAM to reach the limit?] I think it would be a good 1st place prize for an event. <:

Eh.

There used to be a sort of thing here in PC a couple of years back called "PC Presidency". What you're suggesting is sort of similar to that in the sense that, whoever wins the title of "PC President"/Vice President not only gets their own colored username(bolded and whatever, but not related to any of the staff colors), but their own colored usertitle as well(I think this was included was it? I'm pretty sure it was).

If anything, there could be something like that to be brought up again, but I don't know how successful something like that would be.

Giratina ♀
June 4th, 2011, 11:21 AM
Instead of doing for post counts and such, [People could just SPAM to reach the limit?] I think it would be a good 1st place prize for an event. <:
This is actually a pretty good idea. If someone wins a certain event, they're allowed to ask a moderator to change their usertitle for them every... year or so, maybe? IDK. It would certainly reduce the workload, and would get more people to participate in events.

Xyrin
June 4th, 2011, 11:22 AM
Instead of doing for post counts and such, [People could just SPAM to reach the limit?] I think it would be a good 1st place prize for an event. <:

That is a good idea. An event would be nice, but they would need rules like you could only change it once a month for the event winner.

People spam to get blogs. I saw someone who was bragging about how he posted like 50 posts a day and was going to get a blog soon. He got banned obviously but people spam for blogs and for popularity. ("OMG THAT GUY IS SU PWNZ! HE HAS LIKE 1000 POSTSM.SABFJSKBHFSD")

Perrie ✿
June 4th, 2011, 11:26 AM
If it was an event prize I think that it should only be a one time thing, you get it changed to a formatted one, that's it. Once changed back to a regular title it's gone until you become a moderator or win another event. It would be a one time thing.

Naruto Uzumaki
June 4th, 2011, 11:26 AM
Eh.

There used to be a sort of thing here in PC a couple of years back called "PC Presidency". What you're suggesting is sort of similar to that in the sense that, whoever wins the title of "PC President"/Vice President not only gets their own colored username(bolded and whatever, but not related to any of the staff colors), but their own colored usertitle as well(I think this was included was it? I'm pretty sure it was).

If anything, there could be something like that to be brought up again, but I don't know how successful something like that would be.
That sounds pretty interesting. How long did it last before and then why was it taken down?

shenanigans
June 4th, 2011, 11:27 AM
I really like dragonomega's idea here. I can't see a way it'd have any negative impact on the community and it's not a massive amount of work for the Admins to just change a single usertitle a couple of times, or even only once if need be.

Zorua
June 4th, 2011, 11:53 AM
That sounds pretty interesting. How long did it last before and then why was it taken down?

It lasted a good while, because once you were president/vice president, you maintained that status for about six months. I think we had a few votings before it shut down because...I'm only guessing that votes were too much of a pain in the neck to count and it would take hours and I'm guessing that kind of thing just wasn't worth it anymore.

Does it have the potential to come back? I can see it coming back even with how things currently are. It's just a matter of most likely setting it up differently so the votes won't have to be such a pain to count.

Team Fail
June 4th, 2011, 11:54 AM
I like this, but I can see why it is a staff-only perk, and I respect that, seeing as there are fewer and fewer of those. If I could provide a suggestion, if Twilight Sky's suggestion of the return of the "PC President" were not to return, then perhaps, we could have a small editor with Bold, Italic, Underline and Color controls for this. That way, staff wouldn't be bothered to change them, and we could change them at our discretion.

Esper
June 4th, 2011, 12:04 PM
I like this, but I can see why it is a staff-only perk, and I respect that, seeing as there are fewer and fewer of those. If I could provide a suggestion, if Twilight Sky's suggestion of the return of the "PC President" were not to return, then perhaps, we could have a small editor with Bold, Italic, Underline and Color controls for this. That way, staff wouldn't be bothered to change them, and we could change them at our discretion.
This is the only way I can see it working out so it avoids the html security issue. Somehow I have the feeling that implementing this would be more time and effort than any of the admins wants to put into it, if it's even possible in the first place.

To be honest, having the ability to customize the user title at all is pretty nice. Not saying I wouldn't try out more if it were possible, but really it's probably enough what we can do already.

donavannj
June 4th, 2011, 12:31 PM
I say just let the staff have their perks and not give anymore of their perks to the general member base because they don't really have anything exclusive to themselves anymore for the amount of work they do.

Mr. Downstairs
June 4th, 2011, 12:49 PM
That would be too much work for them. A lot of the admins have to be working on new features and it would be hard for them because think how many people would want them.
If by "a lot of the admins have to be working on new features," you mean Audy and Jake, then, yes, a lot of the admins have to be working on new features. :)

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In terms of the perk itself (not what the admins have to do to implement it), I don't understand this "think of the staff!!!!" concern for staff and the perks we have. Isn't being staff a perk in and of itself? I do know how much of a hassle it is with staff alone bugging admins to change their user title (which is why I don't do it that much), so I imagine it'd be even more annoying to have to do it for so many others, especially since most of the people requesting probably would't know much about HTML so the admins would probably have to convert the request to HTML themselves. I like dragonomega's idea for offering it as a prize the most, and am against the PC President idea, but I don't have an opinion on this. I'm indifferent, and don't really care much since it doesn't affect me in any way whatsoever...

Xyrin
June 4th, 2011, 01:02 PM
If by "a lot of the admins have to be working on new features," you mean Audy and Jake, then, yes, a lot of the admins have to be working on new features. :)

And there's what? Like 8 admins? That's a whole fourth! And the ones who aren't working on features have lives.

Mr. Downstairs
June 4th, 2011, 01:10 PM
And there's what? Like 8 admins? That's a whole fourth! And the ones who aren't working on features have lives.
Really? I wasn't aware of this.

I honestly don't understand it when people reply with these types of replies. Obviously they have lives; we all have lives. So I don't know what you're trying to imply with that response. Maybe the moderators should stop modding? Because, you know, they have lives too.

Xyrin
June 4th, 2011, 01:19 PM
Really? I wasn't aware of this.

I honestly don't understand it when people reply with these types of replies. Obviously they have lives; we all have lives. So I don't know what you're trying to imply with that response. Maybe the moderators should stop modding? Because, you know, they have lives too.

I know they have lives I know everyone has a life. I just meant most people assume that they don't need to do anything other than mod.

No need for the sarcasm.

Ausaudriel
June 4th, 2011, 01:20 PM
I'd be okay with awarding it as prizes for events around the community, but anything else like "reach x posts and be a member for y days" is just too much. Especially since after we've edited the HTML into someones' title, they can edit it but they'll lose the formatting and we'd have to reset it.

インフェルノの津波
June 4th, 2011, 04:37 PM
I don't understand why anyone cares about this, it's just a few new colors for a few words, not even like you can do the same to your own username. Now THAT would be something.

PkMnTrainer Yellow
June 4th, 2011, 05:48 PM
It sure would be nice if it could just be done using BBcode like the rest of the site.
Apparently that doesn't work for whatever reason though...

Went
June 5th, 2011, 12:42 AM
Giving them as prizes in contests or the like? Why not, really. It's much more specific than creating a post limit or something, and it feels much more special. And formatting one or two usertitles in a blue moon is not going to create any problems.

mzmingle
June 5th, 2011, 01:08 AM
why can't we do PC President again?

anyway. what will teh contests be for? a Summer BW games? dunno...