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Re: Forum Ranks

Post by Einar Saukas » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:10 am

1024MAK wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:57 am
Elite is/was VERY popular on the Acorn BBC Micro and on some of the other Acorn computer range. It is in the top ten (if not higher) in this community.

But it did not appear to have the same success on the Spectrum. I think mainly due to there being a lot more good quality games available for the Spectrum, so although it may have sold well, Spectrum gamers had lots of other games to play and to talk about. So it did not stand out in the same way. Also, it's hard. Or at least, I'm not much good at it...
Even so, I bet they had more copies of Elite sold for Spectrum in comparison to BBC, since a lot more Spectrums (and clones) were produced. That's what I meant...
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Re: Forum Ranks

Post by R-Tape » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:18 am

utz wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:02 am
I'd be very much in favour of user customizable ranks. It gives a nice personal touch and a tiny little corner for people to live out their, uh, creativity 8-)
We didn't think of that, assuming this is an option (can't check now) I like it. Could be a poll choice.
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Re: Forum Ranks

Post by utz » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:23 am

@R-Tape: Yeah, pretty sure this is an option you can enable in phpBB. Afaik you can even still assign ranks to users who don't customize the rank field.
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Re: Forum Ranks

Post by R-Tape » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:13 pm

Any more suggestions? So far machine types, Elite ranks and user customisable.

Juan, was your game characters idea a final one to include or something to improve on?

I'll start a poll tomorrow.
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Re: Forum Ranks

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:04 pm

R-Tape wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:13 pm
Any more suggestions? So far machine types, Elite ranks and user customisable.

Juan, was your game characters idea a final one to include or something to improve on?

I'll start a poll tomorrow.
Well, I talked about include famous characters, not necesarily the same ones WoS chose... , maybe we must do another poll to choose which character to include! :mrgreen:
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Re: Forum Ranks

Post by R-Tape » Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:03 pm

utz wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:23 am
@R-Tape: Yeah, pretty sure this is an option you can enable in phpBB. Afaik you can even still assign ranks to users who don't customize the rank field.
It's very possible I'm being hopeless here, but I can't see how to allow the users to customise their own rank, it looks like the admin has to do it. The admin software is the most boring and confusing hall of mirrors I've ever seen. If you can find a link that makes it bloody obvious how to get phpBB to allow users to set their own rank it I'll include it in the poll :-)

Otherwise just two options, unless there are more suggestions before ~lunchtime UTC tomorrow.
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Re: Forum Ranks

Post by utz » Sat Nov 18, 2017 1:58 pm

Seems that tcommon way of doing this is by installing a mod:
https://www.phpbb.com/community/viewtop ... &sk=t&sd=a
Disclaimer: I have no experience with phpBB myself, so I don't know how well it works.
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