Forum ranks poll

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Which of these should be the forum ranks?

Machine types
15
38%
Elite rankings
9
23%
Game characters
15
38%
 
Total votes: 39

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Re: Forum ranks poll

Post by R-Tape » Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:06 pm

Ast A. Moore wrote:
Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:00 pm
That’s the problem. Many people haven’t played quite a few games, plus some of the games are not unique to the Spectrum. Even if we isolate Spectrum-specific game characters, their use as a form of ranking is arbitrary at best and whimsical at worst.
I don't see what's wrong with whimsical. I'm surprised people are voting for game characters when it's such a wonky list of them though!
Ast A. Moore wrote:
Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:00 pm
Machine names are (a) unique to the platform, (b) readily recognized by the majority of the members, and (c) have a more direct correlation with ranks (the latter being a function of the number of posts).
Agreed.
Ast A. Moore wrote:
Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:00 pm
sufficient to hint at a person’s standing within the community.
Nah it's just a bit of fun :)
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Re: Forum ranks poll

Post by Spud » Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:40 pm

It is all a bit meaningless. Post count doesn't really give any indication of community standing, just that someone has probably taken more photos of their lunch and posted it in the OT section than anyone else. Hardly a useful measure.

If the game characters option wins (and I hope it does), open another thread for people's suggestions for one character, then draw them out of a hat, or do a vote to figure out which to include. I don't think the order really matters.

Having said all that the current finger in the wind list and order is fine as far as I am concerned.
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Re: Forum ranks poll

Post by Morkin » Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:48 pm

Spud wrote:
Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:40 pm
Post count doesn't really give any indication of community standing, just that someone has probably taken more photos of their lunch and posted it in the OT section than anyone else. Hardly a useful measure.
:shock:

Probably a good indication of their state of malnourishment/lardiness though.. :lol:

Nah, I agree, it's just a bit of fun. I agree with the sentiment that if the games characters win it would be quite good if there were some ZX-specific ones, though I don't really have particular objections to Speccy characters that were ported to other machines. Also I didn't mind some of the WoS ones like "Elite" and stuff which was fine.
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Re: Forum ranks poll

Post by R-Tape » Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:55 pm

Spud wrote:
Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:40 pm
It is all a bit meaningless.
You mean life?

I'm cool with whatever wins. Let's see where we are next Friday, it doesn't seem fair that if #3 wins then people like yourself don't get the list they voted for.
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Re: Forum ranks poll

Post by Ast A. Moore » Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:45 pm

R-Tape wrote:
Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:55 pm
Spud wrote:
Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:40 pm
It is all a bit meaningless.
You mean life?
No, don’t be silly. It’s 42.

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Re: Forum ranks poll

Post by ZXDunny » Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:36 pm

RMartins wrote:
Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:35 pm
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.
Start with Micro, and just append "Willy" to it, as in the character from MM/JSW. It's progression, it's Speccy-centric.
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Re: Forum ranks poll

Post by Guesser » Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:47 pm

ZXDunny wrote:
Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:36 pm
Start with Micro, and just append "Willy" to it, as in the character from MM/JSW. It's progression, it's Speccy-centric.
Surely you can't be suggesting that having the highest post count on a forum is some sort of childish dick waving contest? :o
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Re: Forum ranks poll

Post by Ralf » Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:24 pm

You guys put too much concern to a thing of very small concern :)
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Re: Forum ranks poll

Post by 1024MAK » Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:18 pm

Maybe we should consider a completely different system. Maybe one based on how useful each persons introduction post is? Or failing that, how many letters (characters) long their post is...

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Re: Forum ranks poll

Post by Ast A. Moore » Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:51 pm

1024MAK wrote:
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:18 pm
Or failing that, how many letters (characters) long their post is...
Times the number of odd hours in a day before the post was made, minus the number of vowels in the poster’s nick name squared. Hey, I think we’re onto something here!
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