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Forum ranks poll

Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:23 pm
by R-Tape
Okay here are the suggestions, let's give it an appropriate amount of time and see if it's decisive.

Machine types:
ZX80
ZX81
Spectrum 16k
Spectrum 48k
Spectrum+ 48k
Spectrum+ 128k
Spectrum+2
Spectrum+2A
Spectrum+2B
Spectrum+3
Spectrum+3B

Elite ranks:
Harmless
Mostly Harmless
Novice
Competent
Expert
Master
Dangerous
Deadly
Elite

Game characters:
Berk
Dizzy
Microbot
Manic Miner
Dynamite Dan
Rick Dangerous
Bugaboo

Re: Forum ranks poll

Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:28 pm
by Spud
Neither, I like them as they are. :oops:

Re: Forum ranks poll

Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:41 pm
by R-Tape
Blast, I've just changed it and it's removed the first 3 votes.

Sorry please vote again. I'll post the full list of game characters too.

Re: Forum ranks poll

Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:45 pm
by R-Tape
Okay the list's are up again.

Just to reiterate: THE FIRST THREE VOTES WERE DELETED BY ACCIDENT, PLEASE VOTE AGAIN.

Re: Forum ranks poll

Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:27 pm
by Hikaru
1) And after a long and perilous journey, ZX Spectrum +2 becomes ZX Spectrum +2A, whereupon a lot of stuff stops working.
2) 3elitist5me. (These are sorta an obvious choice really).
3) It's funky and the last rank is Bugaboo. What else can you ask for? Idk who is mister Microbot though. Berk is I think from the Trap Door series? (... What, no Fred?)

Aaand so 3 it is I'd say. Or custom titles indeed, but that sounds a bit 1998 in a way when everyone wanted to be that spesshul pink unicorn.

Re: Forum ranks poll

Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:35 pm
by RMartins
The most valuable part of a rank is to implicitly or explicitly define a sorting/order/sequence.

To be useful, the sequence must be implicitly obvious for everyone, so that anyone can compare two ranks and know which is higher and which is lower.
Having too many ranks/levels can work against the "obvious" part.

Having said the above, I believe that:.

1) Is more or less common knowledge on this community.

2) might not be obvious, on all steps, for everyone

3) sequence/order is not obvious and could even be considered controversial


I would suggest to have less ranks/levels would be easier.

Using some well-known scale like unit scale: pico, nano, micro, mili, unit, kilo, mega, giga, tera
attached to some defined unit (ZX, bit, byte, gamer, dev, etc...) might work better.

Alternatively any other implicitly known scale, will work too.

Re: Forum ranks poll

Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:56 pm
by R-Tape
RMartins wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:35 pm
1) Is more or less common knowledge on this community.

2) might not be obvious, on all steps, for everyone

3) sequence/order is not obvious and could even be considered controversial
This sums up my feelings on it, so I went with machine types.

Re: Forum ranks poll

Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:59 pm
by R-Tape
Hikaru wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:27 pm
Idk who is mister Microbot though. Berk is I think from the Trap Door series? (... What, no Fred?)
Microbot is from a (lesser known?) game of the same name. It came to my mind because I played it so much BITD, more than it deserved really.

Re: Forum ranks poll

Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:23 pm
by Juan F. Ramirez
Love the look of the poll!

Re: Forum ranks poll

Posted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:06 pm
by Stefan
In you add SAM Coupé as level above all the attribute clash crippled machines, then I’m in :lol: