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    Posted: 11 Jan 2019 at 11:23am
Hi guys,

We're going to be making some changes to the groupings in place.   Roughly speaking these are;

1) Senior Member group entry will now require 5000 points

2) New group 'User' which will require 500 points (same as current setting for Senior Member).


We've had a number of comments form forum users about the Senior Member group being a bit misleading because it really doesn't take long to get up to 500 points.   You can go from New User to Senior Member in a few weeks easily. This figure was picked back when we relaunched the forum and the traffic was much lower than it is now.   Thanks to the success you guys have made the forum this figure no longer makes sense!

We can of course manually bump anyone who lands in the wrong group.  If you feel you're not correctly assigned just let me or any of the other mods/admins know.


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Edited by DanP - 14 Feb 2019 at 11:04am
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote whitecomet Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jan 2019 at 11:56am
almost got to the 500 before the change, but sounds reasonable :)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote K1ngarth3r Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jan 2019 at 12:04pm
I'm okay with it but have some doubts whether I fully agree with it. 

For example, I'm a member for over 7 years and posted over 1,200 times but points = 1800 so I won't be classed as a senior member (Even though I think I should be). Yet someone who's a member for 6 month with a couple of hundred posts and 5000+ points is senior? 

I know the points design is to reflect the "Quality" posts so understand to some degree.

As I said I'm okay with it Smile It won't keep me up at night lol.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote TheDaddy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jan 2019 at 12:33pm
Its taken me 6 months to get to senior member. I have been contributing as much as I can, Pretty much every day. It will take me another 4 1/2 years to get there again now Angry

How much do I have to do ??

Dave.

P.S I think the senior is a little misleading. I would say a Senior member would be based on time with an account woudnt it ?? Not on points or likes ?? Just saying :-)



Edited by TheDaddy - 11 Jan 2019 at 1:06pm
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Shun Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jan 2019 at 12:41pm
It doesn’t bother me what group I’m in, but imo, 5000 points seems a bit high.
I fully agree that only 500 points is too low to be in the senior member group, put it would take a hell of a long time to get to 5000.

Perhaps somewhere in the region of 2000-2500 points could be used instead?
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I'll literally never be a senior member again LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (2) Thanks(2)   Quote Steveylou Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jan 2019 at 1:37pm
I totally agree with this change Thumbs Up

As a reminder is it 1 Post = 1 Point or does "maths" somehow come into it?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Kev A Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jan 2019 at 2:25pm
While I think this is an improvement, 5000 points does seem a little high, there must be a fair few users who have a couple of thousand posts and been here years that wont be classed as senior.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kidyamlo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jan 2019 at 2:28pm
500 much too low, 5000 much too high, meet us in the middle? :)
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It doesn't gain you anything!  It's not like you get special "Senior Member" raid discounts! LOL

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Originally posted by AnDyC AnDyC wrote:

:thumbsup:

Someone uses Slack a lot Wink
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Originally posted by pobtastic pobtastic wrote:

Originally posted by AnDyC AnDyC wrote:

:thumbsup:


Someone uses Slack a lot Wink


The question is why aren't you?

Does everyone know you get 4500 points just for joining the slack channel?
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Originally posted by pobtastic pobtastic wrote:

Originally posted by AnDyC AnDyC wrote:

:thumbsup:


Someone uses Slack a lot Wink


He f***ing does
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Originally posted by Hurray Banana Hurray Banana wrote:

Originally posted by pobtastic pobtastic wrote:

Originally posted by AnDyC AnDyC wrote:

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Someone uses Slack a lot Wink


He f***ing does


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Not saying this will happen and I will speak to the other mods and admins. But does everyone like Senior Member? Should it be called something different?

Should there be some kind of legend 'killscreen' status that J+ had?

I'll take a look at the ladder system later and points needed for each step and share internally with the team. Maybe we can do something more with it on top of fixing the 500 point issue.

We'll also be clear on the point system and report the points you get if someone says thanks to your post or you get a thread rating etc etc.
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Originally posted by pobtastic pobtastic wrote:

It doesn't gain you anything!  It's not like you get special "Senior Member" raid discounts! LOL

It really doesn't make any difference to anything at all.

So why make the effort to change it all then Wink

And it makes little difference but can potentially affect user engagement. Gamification 101.
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And Slack is the f**king nuts
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Originally posted by pobtastic pobtastic wrote:

It doesn't gain you anything!  It's not like you get special "Senior Member" raid discounts! LOL

It really doesn't make any difference to anything at all.


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This is the current point system



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