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Forum Ranks - Submit your suggestions!

Postby Qyzbud » March 11th, 2008, 12:37 pm

On this forum, like others, a 'rank' is displayed beneath each member's avatar and username in the info panel (which is attached to each post they make).

Generally a rank will increase based on a member's level of involvement in the forum's community; more specifically, their post count.

For example; until a member has made their 50th post, they will have the rank of 'Newcomer'. Upon posting their 50th message, they will become an 'Adventurer-in-training'. Higher ranks do not grant any additional permissions, but they do indicate how involved in the community a member is.


So far I've thought up just a handful of rank titles, but now that some users have passed the 300 post mark, I think a brainstorming session is in order!


Current ranks:

0: Newcomer
50: Adventurer-in-training
175: Veteran Venturer

(Plus a great super-high-level rank which I'll keep secret for now. ;))


I want to have 'Veteran Venturer' be a more prestigious rank than it is currently, so it would be good to have a bunch of ranks between it and 'Adventurer-in-training'. I also like the idea of providing 'special ranks' for certain members. Some complimentary, others... less so. :P


So please, brainstorm and share your thoughts. Each post edges you closer to your next rank, after all!

Note: Posting for the sake of increasing post count is highly frowned upon, and will not work in your favour.


I should mention:
It may seem obvious, but I want the ranks to be themed around exploration, adventuring, game knowledge, etc... and I think the ranks should be named in such a way that they don't indicate that we are part of the game itself. Jungle Explorer would be fine, although a little specific (as there are many other areas to explore). For the purpose of the ranks, we are humans, rather than other animals; so Adventurous Ape is not the kind of thing I'm looking for. An expression which doesn't indicate a specific race is ideal.

What do you guys think of that approach?
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Re: Forum Ranks

Postby nickp17 » March 11th, 2008, 12:55 pm

I like this idea and I really hope I don't come off as a post whore.

I'll do this brainstorming tommorow at school after I take the ACT. I'm exhausted.

Thank you Qyz!
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Re: Forum Ranks

Postby Qyzbud » March 11th, 2008, 1:37 pm

nickp17 wrote:...I really hope I don't come off as a post whore.

No, you don't. There is a member that comes to mind, though... (and no, it's not the one with the most posts)
Good luck with your test, by the way.
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Re: Forum Ranks

Postby BlueTronic » March 11th, 2008, 2:09 pm

I don't see why anyone would want to post specificly to make a little group of text change. It's just fun to watch. Sometimes forums let users have custom ones to stop them from racing to the finish. I actually saw something in a different site where 2 users were posting 1 word per post and kept posting in a thread like that openly to race their post count up.

And the admins let them! Idiots.
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Re: Forum Ranks - Submit your suggestions!

Postby Jomingo » March 12th, 2008, 7:36 am

Actually, Kongfu, aren't you the one who got banned from DKU (the first time) for posting just to raise your rank. I believe the post said something like, "Only 10 more post until I get to the next level", or something to that effect.

Anyway, this message is for any new members who read this and think that they are going to post just to raise your rank, If you don't have any thing to say, don't post.


As for post rank ideas, how about Pioneer, or Voyager? I can't think of anywords to put in front of those, but somebody else might be able to.
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Re: Forum Ranks - Submit your suggestions!

Postby BlueTronic » March 12th, 2008, 9:02 am

That was just a joke. If you would have read the rest, there was a reason I posted it. The part where I did that said:
15 MORE POSTS, BABY B)... I mean :oops:--

Then I went on to the important part of the post. And I didn't get banned for that. Craphead tried to ban me for hotlinking, I think.
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Re: Forum Ranks - Submit your suggestions!

Postby Qyzbud » March 12th, 2008, 12:26 pm

Jomingo wrote:As for post rank ideas, how about Pioneer, or Voyager? I can't think of anywords to put in front of those, but somebody else might be able to.

Good suggestions, Jomingo. I think Pioneer might be fine as a stand-alone rank, and Voyager too.
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Re: Forum Ranks - Submit your suggestions!

Postby BlueTronic » March 12th, 2008, 12:45 pm

nickp17 wrote:Pioneering Primate?

They can't be animals.

How 'bout Mountain Climber? Or Hiker?
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Re: Forum Ranks - Submit your suggestions!

Postby Qyzbud » March 12th, 2008, 1:59 pm

Qyzbud wrote:For the purpose of the ranks, we are humans, rather than other animals; so Adventurous Ape is not the kind of thing I'm looking for. An expression which doesn't indicate a specific race is ideal.

I see my first post was too long for some to read the whole way through... ;)

Mountain Climber and Hiker are good, but we'll have to think of something to go with them.

Maybe we could have the area/type of exploration in a rank be relative to how far through DKC one gets... So Jungle Explorer could be an early rank, symbolising Kongo Jungle... while later ranks could be Glacier Trekker or Industrious Investigator. Something like that.

Maybe Tourist would make a good early rank.
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Re: Forum Ranks - Submit your suggestions!

Postby Kowbrainz » March 12th, 2008, 8:22 pm

In terms of the amount of ranks and when they are obtained...

0-29

30-99

100-249

250-499

500+


... and perhaps some more for 1000, 2000, 5000 and whatever. At the rate people are posting right now, I don't think it'll take too long before we have members with 10000+ posts.


As for the ranks themselves... I think Veteran Venturer and Adventurer-in-training are alright... Newcomer could be replaced for something else.

Synonyms, Synonyms, Synonyms...need some more synonyms for adventurer. How about... explorer, traveler, voyager, buccaneer, swashbuckler, pioneer, trailblazer? Any more?
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Re: Forum Ranks - Submit your suggestions!

Postby nickp17 » March 13th, 2008, 7:21 am

I like the rankings :D.

and ...

Your avatar is happenin dude! (qyz)

:D
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Re: Forum Ranks - Submit your suggestions!

Postby BlueTronic » March 13th, 2008, 7:26 am

Qyzbud wrote:Maybe Tourist would make a good early rank.

I actually thought about that one, but didn't think anyone else would like it.

Try Rock Climber or Bunjee Jumper. How 'bout Columbus?
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Re: Forum Ranks - Submit your suggestions!

Postby Jomingo » March 13th, 2008, 11:10 am

How 'bout TombRaider?

These should be the numbers:

1-50
51-100
101-200
201-350
351-500
501-700
701-1000
1000+

I don't think we need anything above 1000 for a while, and we'll cross that bridge when we get there.

And I love Qyzbud's new avatar. I was so used to the old one, this will be hard to get used to.
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Re: Forum Ranks - Submit your suggestions!

Postby Qyzbud » March 13th, 2008, 12:59 pm

Jomingo: I was thinking Temple Raider might make more sense, and be more original. Nice thought, though...
I was really not liking my old avatar, so I tried my favourite flying surfer-ape dude. Hopefully I won't change again.

Cheers, Nick. :D

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Qyzbud wrote:Maybe Tourist would make a good early rank.

I actually thought about that one, but didn't think anyone else would like it.

Hey, don't worry about it - this is a brainstorming thread - all ideas are good!

Kong-Fu wrote:Try Rock Climber or Bunjee Jumper. How 'bout Columbus?

I don't like them. Why did you bother posting that crap? ;) :lol:
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Re: Forum Ranks - Submit your suggestions!

Postby nickp17 » March 16th, 2008, 3:36 pm

What's your insight on the 'special ranks' Qyz?
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Re: Forum Ranks - Submit your suggestions!

Postby BlueTronic » March 16th, 2008, 3:40 pm

How 'bout "Criss Cross Cliff'er" For a high rank, how 'bout "Busy Qyzzy" ;)
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Re: Forum Ranks - Submit your suggestions!

Postby Qyzbud » March 17th, 2008, 9:10 am

Lolz, Busy Qyzzy would have to be reserved for moi. I like it, though... quite apt!

Other special ranks I have considered are Code Shark (for the programming/disassembling types here), Loudmouth (for anyone who over-capitalises or uses overly Brash language... hang on, I could just call them Brash Bear), Speedrunner or Glitchmeister (for the likes of Arne and Tompa). That sort of thing. It would break from the 'adventurer' theme ever so slightly, but I like the idea of giving uniquely talented members a more descriptive 'rank'.

Anyone who can/does help in a big way with DKCA site content is a candidate for a nice special rank.
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Re: Forum Ranks - Submit your suggestions!

Postby Jomingo » March 17th, 2008, 10:58 am

Good, it seemed at first like a lot of people would be getting these, and that would defeat the purpose of having these ranks in the first place. Plus it would hurt that much more when I didn't get one. :cry:
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Re: Forum Ranks - Submit your suggestions!

Postby Qyzbud » March 17th, 2008, 11:46 am

Well, I actually just considered calling you Stickler for the rules based on your recent offer. ;)

That was before even seeing your post here.


You'll be happy to know that custom ranks will not be common. Incremental ranks are much more fun for all.
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Re: Forum Ranks - Submit your suggestions!

Postby nickp17 » March 17th, 2008, 12:34 pm

haha

These have stumped me completely, as far as coming up with names.

Wonder what I am noted for? Not nessicarly saying if I had a special rank what it would be called, but I often wonder the impression I leave on people.
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Re: Forum Ranks - Submit your suggestions!

Postby BlueTronic » March 17th, 2008, 1:00 pm

Instead of "Busy Qyzzy" how 'bout "Byzzy Qyzzy" :)
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Re: Forum Ranks - Submit your suggestions!

Postby nickp17 » March 17th, 2008, 1:39 pm

:lol:

Reminds me of a pet name that you guys SERIOUSLY dont want to know about :lol:

Sorry, had to mention it for the sake of irony.
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Re: Forum Ranks - Submit your suggestions!

Postby Tiptup Jr. » March 19th, 2008, 7:14 am

Criss Cross Cliffer. I like it!

...But I'm only a Jungle Explorer. :cry:
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Re: Forum Ranks - Submit your suggestions!

Postby Jomingo » March 19th, 2008, 7:18 am

Sorry, we don't listen to your opinion until you've become a treasure hunter. This goes for you to, Nick!
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Re: Forum Ranks - Submit your suggestions!

Postby Stone » March 19th, 2008, 7:31 am

lol :roll:

Edit:
Qyzbud wrote:Glitchmeister

Why Glitchmeister, I thought you would prefer Glitchmaster
Some Waldmeister, please :D

Damn, where is my vocabulary-book? I don't know what "condescending" could be...
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Re: Forum Ranks - Submit your suggestions!

Postby Jomingo » March 19th, 2008, 7:35 am

Not listening Jungle Explorer(*in a condescending tone.)
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Re: Forum Ranks - Submit your suggestions!

Postby nickp17 » March 19th, 2008, 9:10 am

Jomingo wrote:Sorry, we don't listen to your opinion until you've become a treasure hunter. This goes for you to, Nick!


are you being serious :| lol
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Re: Forum Ranks - Submit your suggestions!

Postby Jomingo » March 19th, 2008, 11:09 am

Um, I believe the term is Rankcist in this case. And no Nick, I am not serious. Or am I?
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Re: Forum Ranks - Submit your suggestions!

Postby Qyzbud » March 19th, 2008, 12:32 pm

Rankcist comments will NOT be tolerated. All Treasure Hunters are now officially banned.

...for being assclowns. ;)
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Re: Forum Ranks - Submit your suggestions!

Postby BlueTronic » March 19th, 2008, 12:39 pm

No! Only Jomingo did that! I'm an abolishonist I tell ya! An abolishonist! :o
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Re: Forum Ranks - Submit your suggestions!

Postby Qyzbud » March 19th, 2008, 12:47 pm

Posting when banned? How much banneder do you want me to banned you, Bannedito? :lol:
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Re: Forum Ranks - Submit your suggestions!

Postby Tiptup Jr. » March 20th, 2008, 6:10 am

Did you seriously ban them?

No, you didn't. And in the words of Abraham Lincoln:

"If you are a racist, I will attack you with the North."

That is all.
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Re: Forum Ranks - Submit your suggestions!

Postby Jomingo » March 20th, 2008, 7:17 am

Qyzbud wrote:Posting when banned? How much banneder do you want me to banned you, Bannedito? :lol:

Greatest post ever. I mean it.
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Re: Forum Ranks - Submit your suggestions!

Postby nickp17 » March 20th, 2008, 11:52 am

Kowbrainz wrote:Lol postcount elitism... :P


haha seems it :P
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Re: Forum Ranks - Submit your suggestions!

Postby Kazooienut » April 4th, 2008, 8:55 am

What about this Mountain Man, Also I swear on my honor that this smile :o is a rip off of Picasso's scream.
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Re: Forum Ranks - Submit your suggestions!

Postby Qyzbud » April 4th, 2008, 2:13 pm

Well, we have at least one active female member, so to be politically correct, we'd have to use a unisex title like 'Mountaineer' or something, but I do like the suggestion.

In other news, you are certainly correct about the smilie... except The Scream was by Edvard Munch. :o
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Re: Forum Ranks - Submit your suggestions!

Postby Kowbrainz » April 4th, 2008, 6:36 pm

Qyzbud wrote:Well, we have at least one active female member...


Oh... in that case... Mountain He-she sound alright?
:roll:


Just wondering, though, how many ranks have you got made up currently? I assume there's a few which haven't been discovered just yet (and won't be for a while).
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Re: Forum Ranks - Submit your suggestions!

Postby Qyzbud » April 4th, 2008, 8:35 pm

I just had a quick count, and there are 20 at the moment. Some are special ranks though... blink and you'll miss 'em! :roll:
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Re: Forum Ranks - Submit your suggestions!

Postby Kiddy14 » April 14th, 2008, 12:00 pm

Can you edit your firs post Qyz so the new ones can be there too? =)

By the Way, in my opinion, the ranks would be better if they were DKC-ish, like instead of Tourist can be Valuable Visitor. A high rank could be Cliff Climber. A middle rank, probably the substitute of Jungle Explorer can be Jungle Jammer! =)
Trainee Trekker and Atlas Author already sound DKC-ish =)
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Re: Forum Ranks - Submit your suggestions!

Postby Qyzbud » April 14th, 2008, 3:06 pm

Alliteration... nice idea. :)

So you think I should show all the ranks in a list, rather than having them be a surprise? I don't know about that. :P
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Re: Forum Ranks - Submit your suggestions!

Postby Kiddy14 » April 15th, 2008, 6:07 am

Well, it was just an opinion ;)
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Re: Forum Ranks - Submit your suggestions!

Postby Kowbrainz » May 10th, 2008, 4:14 pm

Qyzbud wrote:So you think I should show all the ranks in a list, rather than having them be a surprise? I don't know about that. :P


Lol no.... :P
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Re: Forum Ranks - Submit your suggestions!

Postby nackhe » May 10th, 2008, 9:10 pm

I wish the ranks had to do more with the DKC games.
Sorta like this(from lowest rank to the highest):

- Gnawty
- Necky
- Kremling
- ... (etc.)
- ...
- ...
- ...
- Diddy Kong
- Donkey Kong

Just a suggestion.
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Re: Forum Ranks - Submit your suggestions!

Postby Jomingo » May 11th, 2008, 7:24 am

Well, if we did do something like that I don't think they should be specific character names. Either way, I don't think Qyzbud is going to change it at this point in time. Besides, aint nothing wrong with the way it is.
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Re: Forum Ranks - Submit your suggestions!

Postby Metroixer » May 21st, 2008, 6:54 am

Hmm, wouldn't "Sailor" be a good rank? I mean, adventures aren't only limited to the jungles and canyons.
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