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#1 BurritoBandito

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 03:08 PM

I was just curious as to what the different profile status levels are and what they represent. Mine is currently "Smelt the smoke", which I'm sure is the equivalent of newbie... If this info is available somewhere I apologize, I'm not entirely familiar with this site yet. Btw, thanks to the admin. I just found this site recently and my phone battery has been dead every since. I am addicted :)
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#2 BlastFromThePast

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 03:49 PM

Like you said, it's a "title" based on your posting count. I'm not sure of what all of them are. There's smelt the smoke, playing with fire, pyromaniac, pyrotechnician, and others.

Edited by BlastFromThePast, 04 April 2013 - 03:51 PM.


#3 BurritoBandito

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 03:58 PM

Right on. Thx
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 04:55 PM

The dots are an indicator of how many virgins must be tossed into a volcano to calm our spirits after someone logs in and brags about blowing stuff up with permanganate flash
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 05:26 PM

Who needs virgins anyway? I want experience! :P

#6 Mumbles

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 10:07 PM

I have the highest level for what it's worth. If you want the breakdowns I can look them up for you, but they really don't mean anything. Given that I'm probably the most prolific poster here, any new levels will be made up as I progress through advanced post counts as I or the other admin see fit (or are bored enough).
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#7 TheSidewinder

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 09:01 AM

Here you go. I was bored. ;)


Status            Posts
Smelt the smoke        0
Playing with fire    10
Pyromaniac        50
Pyrotechnician        200
Firebreather        1000
Grandmaster        5000

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#8 BurritoBandito

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 01:14 PM

Thanks. I was just curious... Looking to (eventually) become a respectable member of this community and would just like to know my rank for personal growth tracking. I suppose number of posts has very little to do with the skill level that one has acquired though. It would be a pretty cool feature if members could vote on the usefulness/relevance of a post and the software would rate someone's status based off that instead of number of posts made. There could also be "demerits" or a flagging system where members could flag inappropriate posts and they would be brought to the admins attention. This might make you guys job a little easier. Just a few ideas I had, I'm sure you have probably already considered them and there is more than likely a reason you have not already instituted such an obvious idea... I have a crazy level of respect for the amount of knowledge that (some of) you guys have. I know how much work you have put into obtaining that education and also to maintaining this website. I only wish I had found it a long time ago. Thank you.
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#9 dagabu

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 01:23 PM

Hmmm, what am I?

SWEET! I am a grand master... er, or I am a blabbermouth. ;-)

Edited by dagabu, 11 April 2013 - 01:24 PM.

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#10 Mumbles

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 02:25 PM

There is already sort of a system like that in place. At the bottom of each post, you'll probably see buttons like "Quote", "MultiQuote", and "report". The report button brings up a message for the admins and moderators. I generally read through all the posts a couple times a day anyway, so I'd find it eventually, but it can help to catch spammers or bring our attention to a more serious situation quicker.

I think there is often another box toward the bottom of posts that has a checkmark in it and says Like This. That does have some impact on a member "rating" as it were. If you click on my profile there's a green box with the number 28 in it, which apparently also makes me Excellent. Most members start off with a rating of 1, which is neutral. I really don't know how often people actually use that feature though. There are other options built into the software, in which members can be voted up or down based on helpfulness and stuff. It could be useful, but I'd have to look into how to make it more prevalently displayed for it to really be helpful in the long run.
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#11 BurritoBandito

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 08:31 PM

I only see the "quote" button in the bottom right corner (after clicking the post) and a small check in the top right corner that becomes an "x" after being clicked. It's probably because of my browser (safari).
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#12 WonderBoy

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:29 PM

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 11:02 PM

One thing that I have noticed about the "Like" feature, is you can promote your own posts. I first saw this on my profile one day that I had liked a bunch of my own posts. I don't remember ever clicking on that button for anyone, especially myself. I do use touch screen devices quite a bit and it could be a result of the hit detection when I press on the screen.
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Posted 11 April 2013 - 11:05 PM

Hmmm, what am I?

SWEET! I am a grand master... er, or I am a blabbermouth. ;-)


*cough* :whistle:
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#15 BurritoBandito

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 07:16 AM

Using the mobile version those buttons aren't available. To any other mobile users who may not have noticed there is a "full version" button at the very bottom of each page. Some features aren't visible until this is clicked.

EDITED: to fix autocorrect mistake.

Edited by BurritoBandito, 12 April 2013 - 07:19 AM.

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 07:59 AM

Yeah, the mobile skin is somewhat limited in what you can do with it.

That's going to be improved greatly in IP.Board version 4. (It will be many months before that's released, though.)

We'll be making one more "major" upgrade here for sure, from 3.3.4 to 3.4.4, in the coming weeks. Improvements were made to the Mobile skin, but it still won't have the full controls. As you discovered, using the full skin from the link in the Mobile will allow anything.
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#17 Mumbles

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 09:38 AM

As anyone in the chat can tell you, the full version definitely has more buttons. Too many by some opinion. :)
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#18 dagabu

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 10:40 AM

Oooooh, more buttons to push! Goody! (says the blabermouth :P )

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#19 BurritoBandito

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 11:28 AM

I'm kinda iffy about the chat feature. Is it just for anyone to join in or are there "prescheduled" chat sessions between members? I don't want to impose on a chat where I don't belong. The few times that I have tried getting on to see what it's all about and get to know a few members I've been "kicked". Sorry if these questions are covered somewhere in the FAQ or elsewhere... It wasn't really a big deal to me so I didn't do much looking into it. Just figured I'd bring it up while we were on the topic.
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#20 Mumbles

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 12:44 PM

Anyone is free to join. There is a limit to the total number of people allowed in there at once, but we've never even gotten close to that number before. Only myself and TheSidewinder actually have the capability to actually kick people out. The software does seem to disconnect and kick people on it's own though. Unless it says "You've been kicked by Mumbles", chances are it's just a glitch. Even I get kicked out. It used to happen more often than it does now. I've had issues staying in when I had a shaky internet connection too. The server for the chat does sometimes reset around 9AM GMT, at which point it kicks everyone out.

If you get kicked by me, chances are it's me trying to access the chat on my cell phone. That never turns out well for anyone. I end up inadvertently kicking and banning nearly everyone if I try it. I thought I had it figured out, but last night proved that was not the case to the amusement of some and annoyance of others.

There are no pre-scheduled chats. Several of us tend to get on in the evenings in the US. Probably starting about 8 or 9 central time. You're always welcome to join. People come and go typically well into the morning hours.
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