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    Super Moderator curious aardvark's Avatar
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    Ideas for new User designatons

    so we're thinking about changing the designations users get for racking up different numbers of posts.

    Looking for additive manufacturing related categories for different post numbers.
    in case (like me) you have no idea what the current ones are - this is they:

    Student 0
    Technician 50
    Technologist 100
    Engineer-in-Training 200
    Engineer 400
    Staff Engineer 800
    Senior Engineer 1500
    Principal Engineer 2500
    Chief Engineer 4500

    We'd like some more relevant titles, suggestions please :-)

    Once we've got a few lists we'll run a poll to pick the favourute.

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    Get a life.

    Are you stuck between projects or something?

    Does anyone actually look at them?

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    On a more serious note I personally think that post counts and titles inhibit people when they are considering replies, it can seem daunting to contradict or dispute input from people that are apparently knowledgeable about any subject.

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    These were my ideas:

    Lurker - 0 posts
    1st Time Poster - 1
    Newbie Poster - 2+
    Amateur Poster - 50+
    Novice Poster - 100+
    Expert Poster - 600+
    Obsessive Expert Poster - 1000+
    Supreme Poster - 2000+
    3DPrintBoard is My Life! - 3000+

    To be honest most forums use these as goals for member to reach. I myself don't personally care about them but I think certain posters do.
    Eddie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie View Post
    These were my ideas:

    Lurker - 0 posts
    1st Time Poster - 1
    Newbie Poster - 2+
    Amateur Poster - 50+
    Novice Poster - 100+
    Expert Poster - 600+
    Obsessive Expert Poster - 1000+
    Supreme Poster - 2000+
    3DPrintBoard is My Life! - 3000+

    To be honest most forums use these as goals for member to reach. I myself don't personally care about them but I think certain posters do.
    Eddie
    That works but you are missing the "I know everything because I read it on google" members.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie View Post
    ... I myself don't personally care about them but I think certain posters do.
    Yeah, they do end up being kind of kitsch, and risk encouraging users to post and post without worrying about how much value they are providing. That said, it'd be pretty weird seeing a forum without some sort of ranking. Some places of course try to improve on it by providing a voting or thank-you kind of tally that somewhat reflects the value of the posts that have been made.

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    Sure, they are a fun little addition. Also when you are interacting with people if they are being honest of their level of skills it lets you gauge if their advice is top notch or use at your own risk type stuff.


    Quote Originally Posted by Mjolinor View Post
    Get a life.

    Are you stuck between projects or something?

    Does anyone actually look at them?
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    Possibly but you should always learn, questions and keep your eyes peeled.


    Quote Originally Posted by Mjolinor View Post
    On a more serious note I personally think that post counts and titles inhibit people when they are considering replies, it can seem daunting to contradict or dispute input from people that are apparently knowledgeable about any subject.
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    so nice discussion - any suggestions ?
    I'm still thinking, might go with printer designations. haven't decided on whether to use categories or actual brands yet :-)
    Figure if I went for brands eddie ciould make them sponsor it lol
    what's a 1000 post category worth to you davos ?
    ;-)

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    I think using brands could be a bad idea. That means that if we do sponsors, they will always be changing, and it would also in essence be ranking different brands. Some brands may see it as a negative.

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