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Re: member status
« Reply #45 on: July 23, 2006, 12:04:17 PM »
In reply to Dan's comment, I would like to point out that subs did not go up during my reign ;D, although it was discussed then, and I actually voted against the increase.    You don't really detest me, do you??? :'(

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Re: member status
« Reply #46 on: July 23, 2006, 12:08:35 PM »
Welcome to the forum Jeff,
Although you are not really a new member, isn't it.

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Re: member status
« Reply #47 on: July 23, 2006, 08:11:18 PM »

It would be nice--better, IMHO--if ratings were given per post,  attached/displayed at the post;
Sorry - I'm afraid that's just not possible under the current system. In fact, I'm not aware of any php/MySql forum system that allow users to rate on a 'per post' basis.


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Re: member status
« Reply #48 on: July 23, 2006, 08:19:08 PM »
Perhaps if the "Member Status" line could default to how long a person has been a registered user, that would give a little more useful information.

I'm afraid that just isn't possible within the current forum system.

Why not?

Because Simple Machine is a pre-packaged forum system that simply does not include any scripts that calculate a given member's registration period.

Creating bespoke scripts would be:
a) extremely expensive
and
b) would make future upgrading of this forum difficult - if not impossible.

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Any way to fudge the system if the KnotSymbols come only by some
automatical way?  --but still retain the numerical posts-count correctly.
The idea of showing longevity of participation is of some value, yes?

How? Is a someone who has posted 5 posts in 3 years more valuable than someone who has posted 30 extremely interesting posts in 6 months? Software cannot make these kinds of value judgements. Only readers can.

The software informs readers how many times a given user has posted. It is up to the readers to determine whether this has any bearing on the value of any one post. Ultimately, no automated system can replace a discerning reader.  :)




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Re: member status
« Reply #49 on: July 23, 2006, 08:21:53 PM »
What do we get if we make it to Senior Member, or is that a 55+ Club.  :D

It is possible to limit specific forum priviliges to certain member groups (eg. the uploading of attachments). However, at present, there aren't any special priviliges for Senior Members - or any members for that matter.  :)


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Re: member status
« Reply #50 on: July 23, 2006, 08:22:52 PM »
Well I just posted for the first time in a long time I like the new format .

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