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once_dreaded
01-06-2006, 11:33 AM
*le pout* I want to have a coolio title under my avatar like the Senior Members. How can I become a Senior Member and gain a title? (I'm imagining myself sounding like Fez from "That 70s Show," strange)

Hazzle
01-06-2006, 12:22 PM
*le pout* I want to have a coolio title under my avatar like the Senior Members. How can I become a Senior Member and gain a title? (I'm imagining myself sounding like Fez from "That 70s Show," strange)

I didn't realise that the custom title option was only open to senior members. Are you sure? Check your User CP (where you picked your avatar) and go to "Edit Profile". The first option for me is "custom user title" but I'm not sure if you have that. I thought you just needed to have posted enough to be a "member" before you could change it. But check for yourself.

As for "Senior Member" status as far as I'm aware, last time I checked that distinction was only given to people who were on the old forums before we moved over. I think the idea was to reward loyalty with a little badge. I've not seen it be given to anyone newer, but I may be wrong, and an admin may be willing to make an exception. Kiss up to Baz and Liam, you never know your luck!

Liam
01-06-2006, 12:31 PM
As far as I remember, Senior Member is awarded based on post count, but we will remove the rank title if we feel that you have talked out of your arse to get there.

Either way, you are better off not adding your own rank to your profile. The admins have given or allowed ranks to a select group. This group is easily monitored using the forum admin controls. Any new or unintended members are likely to have their ranks removed.

Hazzle
01-06-2006, 12:36 PM
As far as I remember, Senior Member is awarded based on post count, but we will remove the rank title if we feel that you have talked out of your arse to get there.

Either way, you are better off not adding your own rank to your profile. The admins have given or allowed ranks to a select group. This group is easily monitored using the forum admin controls. Any new or unintended members are likely to have their ranks removed.

Ahh, I was just referring to the custom user title, not the rank. I wouldn't ever suggest anyone change that to "senior member".

Liam, are we talking about the same thing regarding Senior Member? Because as far as I know, the user title (under the avatar) only goes from "newcomer" to "member" and THAT is based on post count. The only way for it to be changed to "Senior Member" (rather than manually doing that, which is a no-no) is by getting the rank of Senior member.

But the rank (the badge on the top corner) has to be given by you guys, no? Hence "senior member" (or officer, mod, admin, etc) is decided upon by Admins?

I might be wrong, I'm just going on this (http://www.kkwavefront.org/forums/showthread.php?t=415) but it is old.

Foeni
01-06-2006, 01:19 PM
Piece of advice, stop it here. There was this (http://www.kkwavefront.org/forums/showthread.php?t=1234&highlight=lord+cock) thread, and look what happened. As goes for the rank Senior Member, Liam once told me that it came from the number of posts. I had 700 posts and wasn't automatically made senior, so either it isn't so, or the post count is set high.

Can Seniors really change their user title? Officers can't, that much I know. I thought only admins could change the titles. Well, and everyone with acces to the admin CP (if there are others than the admins).

Hazzle
01-06-2006, 01:24 PM
Piece of advice, stop it here. There was this (http://www.kkwavefront.org/forums/showthread.php?t=1234&highlight=lord+cock) thread, and look what happened. As goes for the rank Senior Member, Liam once told me that it came from the number of posts. I had 700 posts and wasn't automatically made senior, so either it isn't so, or the post count is set high.

Yep, saw that thread. I'd never ever suggest asking for a title, but kissing up to the admins has seen other people promoted officer or getting titles ;). I won't name names but let's face it, everyone's a human being at the end of the day, and you're always going to favour people you like. This is the ONLY logical explanation for me ever being made a mod!

And yeah, I don't think it's post-count related to be a "senior member", just "member" rather than "newcomer". But if it is it's MASSIVELY high, probably over 1000, in which case you're gonna have to stick around for ages, or spam. And spam is bad. The Ayatollah has spoken.

Can Seniors really change their user title? Officers can't, that much I know.

You can't? I always could, and I think I used to be an officer. Not sure, but I believe so, immediately after I got fired as a mod :p. It could be a remnant from my mod days, who knows?

deviljet88
01-06-2006, 01:34 PM
It's post count related. I'm pretty sure none of the admins bestowed Senior Member onto frodo willingly, might be wrong but that was the feeling I got. Never noticed at what point Senior Members could change their tags, but it loses meaning if you change it yourself, worth the risk letting admins do it :P

Hazzle
01-06-2006, 01:41 PM
It's post count related. I'm pretty sure none of the admins bestowed Senior Member onto frodo willingly, might be wrong but that was the feeling I got.

You may be right but I see people with as few posts as about 150 with it which makes me think it isn't entirely post-count related.

Once_Dreaded actually has more posts than a few senior members, so I think the amount of time you've been here counts for something too. Frodo may actually have been on the old forums, don't think so, but he might've been. And if not, he may have been given it for being a big contributor.

Never noticed at what point Senior Members could change their tags, but it loses meaning if you change it yourself, worth the risk letting admins do it :P

Meh. Depends if you can actually come up with a good one. I changed mine to "Messiah of Spam" because Baz called me that. So the truth is, Baz could very easily have titled me that himself, had it occured to him to do it. And I think the new one is equally quite fitting. I think it DOES lose its meaning if you big yourself up your own title as that should be done by someone else. But mine just reflects moi.

Foeni
01-06-2006, 01:45 PM
I think it can be set to be done rather randomly. Peach hadn't been around for very long and hadn't posted that much when she became senior.
Well, I suppose we'll just have to stick around till baz says how it works.

deviljet88
01-06-2006, 01:49 PM
It's a combination of both posts and admin will? Peach got hers because she talks to quite a few of the main people on IRC and MSN.

Mandy
01-06-2006, 01:57 PM
The admins have given or allowed ranks to a select group.

Yes yes, let's not forget; KKW is prejudiced.

I've been a member for god knows how long, and I've never had a Member Title, so....yeah. Not that I care much.

Hazzle
01-06-2006, 01:58 PM
Could it be that to set up a "senior member" group you have to specify a post-count based level at which the group is automatically triggered, but allowing you discretion to enter people into the group manually? Could just be a setting that HAS to be entered as part of the VBulletin interface, I have no idea as I've never used VBulletin from the admin side.

The limit could've been set high, expecting only a few would reach it, so that it would still remain relatively up to the admins to decide. So that basically it IS up to the admins but in the odd case post-count beat them to it. Who knows? Well, Baz, as Fo said, so let's wait for him to answer this one :)

deviljet88
01-06-2006, 02:17 PM
Yes yes, let's not forget; KKW is prejudiced.

I've been a member for god knows how long, and I've never had a Member Title, so....yeah. Not that I care much.

But you're an Officer :O You feature on the Forum Leaders page, Senior Members with tags don't.

hasselbrad
01-06-2006, 02:19 PM
Hah...I changed mine to Senior Citizen. I never looked at the CP and just figured the mods and admins had the ability to dole them out.

On a side note, a guy on another board made his "Seen Your Member" and his avatar was a cartoon guy pointing and laughing.

Mandy
01-06-2006, 02:23 PM
But you're an Officer :O You feature on the Forum Leaders page, Senior Members with tags don't.

Lies.

Hazzle
01-06-2006, 02:35 PM
I've been a member for god knows how long, and I've never had a Member Title, so....yeah. Not that I care much.

That's a lie. I remember when she first joined she had one. Of course she can't read this as I posted it, but if someone wants to let her know that she DID have one. She had a title with a little heart by it, but I forget what the title itself was.

Renegade
01-06-2006, 03:46 PM
I'm sure it has nothing to do with post count. It's always been about favoritism amongst the admins. If you show yourself to be a unique, interesting member on the forums, and admins see that, you'll earn yourself a title (maybe a rank).

Pygmalion
01-06-2006, 03:46 PM
Yeah the senior member thing can't be based on numbers because I've got one...

Liam
01-06-2006, 07:31 PM
I just looked, and you are right. Senior Member is doled out at the discretion of the admins. You go from Newcomer to Member in 30 posts but there is no provision for automatic Senior Member-ship.

So yes, its a favouritism thing. Show yourself to be interesting, entertaining or amusing and participate in site stuff like the gallery, irc etc, and eventually it will come. Asking for a rank will only ever harm your chances.

Like Baz said, this is a dictatorship, not a democracy. If you dont like it, you are welcome to start your own forum elsewhere.

Mandy
01-06-2006, 07:54 PM
That's a lie. I remember when she first joined she had one. Of course she can't read this as I posted it, but if someone wants to let her know that she DID have one. She had a title with a little heart by it, but I forget what the title itself was.

Unfortunately I had to unblock you because none of the threads made any sense the other way. But Yes I remember having one for a week or so. Something like "KKW Siren" with a heart. Didn't last long.

Hazzle
01-06-2006, 10:17 PM
Unfortunately I had to unblock you because none of the threads made any sense the other way. But Yes I remember having one for a week or so. Something like "KKW Siren" with a heart. Didn't last long.

This is what happens when you post as much as I do. The threads are almost 90% me! Yeah, that was the title, I remember now! Didn't last long actually, might be because we switched to the new forums soon after? Don't remember.

And what I meant by kiss up, btw Liam, wasn't to ask. Just kiss up, and as you pointed out, favouritism makes a difference. Dictatorship=make friendly with the dictator and you get favoured treatment ;)

Although, technically, as you and Baz are a par (as far as I'm aware), rank-wise, isn't KKW an Oligarchy? Especially if you count the AWOL Admin Apoggy.

barrington
02-06-2006, 02:41 AM
Heh.
Senior Member rank is based on a dynamic combination of Post Count and length of service on the forum (quite a long time) - it can change based on a number of variables and vBulletin gives us the power to set quite complex equations to determine this. Also, the admins will dish out Senior Member to those who have contributed considerably to the community and retard accession to those doing the opposite.

Jacoby
02-06-2006, 04:57 AM
When do I become Admin?

Mandy
02-06-2006, 05:00 AM
When do I become Admin?

Once you let Baz anally rape you.

Hazzle
02-06-2006, 08:36 AM
and retard accession to those doing the opposite.

Christ why do I get scared every time either you or Liam mentions that?

once_dreaded
03-06-2006, 12:30 PM
I didn't realise that the custom title option was only open to senior members. Are you sure? Check your User CP (where you picked your avatar) and go to "Edit Profile". The first option for me is "custom user title" but I'm not sure if you have that. I thought you just needed to have posted enough to be a "member" before you could change it. But check for yourself.


My first option under "Edit Profile" is to change password/e-mail. I have no option for "Custom User Title."
I figured I couldn't just change to a senior member but I deduced that you had to BE a senior member in order to change your custom user title.

Hazzle
03-06-2006, 12:34 PM
My first option under "Edit Profile" is to change password/e-mail. I have no option for "Custom User Title."
I figured I couldn't just change to a senior member but I deduced that you had to BE a senior member in order to change your custom user title.

Ahh. I see. Cool. Woo!

Seriously though, stick around, keep on posting and being interesting and you may earn a title. Or be annoying and they'll call you 'comedian' like they did me :p

I propose Sex-Starved Lesbian.

once_dreaded
03-06-2006, 12:57 PM
^*cracking up* It's an honest title.

Laughable Lesbian or Desperate Dyke would fit as well.

Pygmalion
03-06-2006, 02:31 PM
I had considered changing mine to poon warrior

Digital_Ice
03-06-2006, 03:27 PM
i like the one baz gave me aaaaages ago.

deviljet88
03-06-2006, 03:29 PM
Why are you tagged Mint anyway...

Mandy
03-06-2006, 03:38 PM
Because he says "Minted" all the time.

Digital_Ice
03-06-2006, 03:39 PM
indeed.

Hazzle
03-06-2006, 03:44 PM
It's an ironic dig at the fact that his breath stinks.

Mandy
03-06-2006, 04:28 PM
I don't get how senior members can change their title and officers can't. I mean, I don't really want a title, but aren't we like...better than them or something? :) ;)

Hazzle
03-06-2006, 06:15 PM
I don't get how senior members can change their title and officers can't. I mean, I don't really want a title, but aren't we like...better than them or something? :) ;)

Mods can't change theirs either, and they're better than you :p

Foeni
03-06-2006, 08:27 PM
Mods can't change theirs either, and they're better than you :p
Well...
Also it is not a well known fact but Officer, when created by Baz and Liam way back when, was rank above Moderator, and still is. Their position is one of respect, rather than a job which they must do, like a moderator.
This was from your own thread 'Hierarchy'.

Liam
03-06-2006, 10:55 PM
Although, technically, as you and Baz are a par (as far as I'm aware), rank-wise, isn't KKW an Oligarchy? Especially if you count the AWOL Admin Apoggy.

Yes and no. I see it as dictator shiftwork. Stalin needed his sleep too.

We feel that 'officer' as a rank is good enough. If you would prefer to be something else, that can be arranged.

Hazzle
04-06-2006, 01:20 AM
Yes and no. I see it as dictator shiftwork. Stalin needed his sleep too.

Ahh. Good point. Creative too!

We feel that 'officer' as a rank is good enough. If you would prefer to be something else, that can be arranged.

Heh, "can be arranged". How very dictatorial of you. I'm sure Joseph would be proud.

Yeah, stop whinging. I used to be an Officer and now I'm just a mere Senior Member. At this rate I'll be a "Newcomer" before long...

deviljet88
04-06-2006, 02:43 AM
The greatest spammeister on the forum as an Officer? Wtfz0r.

Renegade
04-06-2006, 04:51 AM
Mods can't change theirs either, and they're better than you :p

Actually, I have the option of changing my custom title. I don't know if it actually works though.

barrington
04-06-2006, 03:42 PM
It was an oversight. Mods and Officers can now select their own custom titles.

Mandy
04-06-2006, 03:48 PM
The greatest spammeister on the forum as an Officer? Wtfz0r.

Were you not around when he was a Moderator?

That was wtfz0r x10.

Hazzle
05-06-2006, 08:21 AM
Actually, I have the option of changing my custom title. I don't know if it actually works though.

Oooh...so the Officers were being overlooked. Harshness.

It was an oversight. Mods and Officers can now select their own custom titles.

See? The voice of justice. It made sense, actually, before you had the "badge" for the rank, because if an Officer/Mod changed their title it wouldn't be clear that they were an officer/mod. Now it's so obvious with the stylish little badges (nice touch btw. They weren't here when I was here on my last stint) that titles really don't matter so much.

And what Mandy said. Hehe. Officer-Mod-Senior Member...trust me...at this rate...Newcomer status beckons. Greatest spammeister in the history of KKW? You have NO idea. Despite being banned SEVERAL times, once for a rather long stint, and despite hardly being entirely REGULAR over the last 18 months, I've still posted over 4,000 posts if you include the old forums. Scary, huh?

Foeni
05-06-2006, 06:32 PM
It'd be much more fun if we could change others' titles.

Liam
05-06-2006, 07:16 PM
Forget it.

Foeni
05-06-2006, 07:33 PM
Forget it.
I wasn't suggesting it. Just stating it'd be funny.

deviljet88
06-06-2006, 07:55 AM
Become an admin Foeni ^^ Don't you have your own forum to harass people's tags anyway?

Liam
06-06-2006, 10:25 AM
I wasn't suggesting it. Just stating it'd be funny.

No, thats the problem. It wouldn't be funny.

Gallopin' Gaucho
09-06-2006, 06:28 AM
I am Zorro!

Z

Liam
09-06-2006, 06:31 AM
Get out of my thread.

Gallopin' Gaucho
09-06-2006, 06:36 AM
G G
Ha ha! (cue zorro music)

Hazzle
09-06-2006, 09:59 AM
Wow, what skill, you know how to use smileys!