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What do the stars mean???
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, March 6, 2003 2:23 PM
what do the little stars mean by your number of posts?

[edit: Modified the topic title and made this sticky for now. --dvoss ]
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Posted by djmodels1999 on Thursday, March 6, 2003 2:32 PM
One star, it's OK, two stars, you spend WAY too much time on this site! I dread what comes next...!

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Posted by berny13 on Thursday, March 6, 2003 2:46 PM
When you get your fifth star, you get to be FSM Editor in Chief.

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, March 7, 2003 10:59 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by almonkey

what do the little stars mean by your number of posts?
just testing
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, March 7, 2003 11:31 AM
Way too much time-I should have 6 or 8!Big Smile [:D]Big Smile [:D]Big Smile [:D]
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, March 11, 2003 8:59 PM
How come the stars are different colors? One poster had two red ones, another had two blue ones?
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Posted by David Voss on Tuesday, March 11, 2003 10:09 PM
Isn't it obvious? Wink [;)] (Just kidding...)

Red stars are "meant" to signify Administrators.
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Posted by midnightprowler on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 4:45 AM
I think the stars have something to do with how many posts you have on the forum. Am I right Dave? How about posting somewhere on the sight how mwny posts you need to move to the next level?
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Ranks & Stars
Posted by David Voss on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 9:17 AM
You are correct - the more posts, the more stars (basically).

Here's the current setup:

Level 0
Rank Name: Starting Member
Post Count: 0-9

Level 1
Rank Name: New Member
Post Count: 10-99


Level 2
Rank Name: Junior Member
Post Count: 100-499


Level 3
Rank Name: Average Member
Post Count: 500-999


Level 4
Rank Name: Senior Member
Post Count: 1000-1999


Level 5
Rank Name: Advanced Member
Post Count: 2000+


Administrators
Rank Name: Administrator
Post Count: # of stars depends on the post count above


Moderators
Rank Name: Moderator
Post Count: # of stars depends on the post count above



Stars not in use:

The Rank Names are the defaults from the initial setup. We never discussed changing the Rank Names (getting the site live was a bit more important Wink [;)]). So maybe if anyone has any suggestions, we'll consider changing them. Wink [;)]

The challenge tho' - it shouldn't be specific to any particular subject. Smile [:)]

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Posted by djmodels1999 on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 9:23 AM
I like the blue and the puprle better than the grey and brown ones! Not that I'm close to reach level 3 and 4 (well, level 4 anyway!) [:-)]
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Posted by David Voss on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 9:33 AM
The "grey" and "brown" stars are meant to be silver and bronze. Although they do look more grey and brown than the silver and bronze.
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Posted by djmodels1999 on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 9:36 AM
Oh, I see.... Still prefer the blue and the purple better, though...

Tongue [:P]
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Different Stars
Posted by David Voss on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 9:44 AM
What do you think about these stars?


or this set (for dark backgrounds)...


Colors (in order)

Red, Orange, Green, Cyan, Blue, Purple, Bronze, Silver, Gold

Credit: These are available for Snitz Forums from www.buildyourown.org.uk
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Posted by David Voss on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 9:47 AM
Here's what it looks like on white:


or this set (for dark backgrounds)...


Colors (in order)

Red, Orange, Green, Cyan, Blue, Purple, Bronze, Silver, Gold
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Posted by djmodels1999 on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 9:47 AM
OK, I'll buy that!
Mmmm... back to work now!
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Posted by David Voss on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 9:53 AM
How's this look?

Level 1:
Level 2:
Level 3:
Level 4:
Level 5:

Moderator:
Administrator:
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Posted by midnightprowler on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 3:56 PM
Cool.
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Posted by Keyworth on Wednesday, March 12, 2003 8:37 PM
Sharp, Dave. Do you also get frequent flyer bonus stars for marathon weekends (you know-when you're out of paint, out of superglue, and there's a WWII or aviation film marathon on ...fill-in-the-blank...network- and you spend WAY too much time on the site :)-Ed
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, March 13, 2003 12:55 PM
Aren' t we all stars...And what about TO PAY for a post....Mmmh ? Approve [^]
OK.....It was just a mere suggestion, forget ' t ! Big Smile [:D]
Have a nice day...! Smile [:)]
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, March 13, 2003 8:50 PM
I feel much better now that the "secret" of the stars and their color codings has been unveiled. Now, back to the modeling bench!
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, March 21, 2003 1:44 PM
Dave, I like that last set you posted, looks great
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, March 21, 2003 9:54 PM
Dear FSM sys and webadmins, how does one become a moderator or administrator of a and/or multiple boards on the FSM forum? I would be very interested in becoming one(either mod or admin) and think I'd be of good use! I modded the forums at www.mektek.net for awhile, and I'm the only admin(besides the sysadmin) at a Mortal Kombat bbs!
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Posted by Buddho on Saturday, March 22, 2003 1:27 PM
I like the last set too...the stars shine! Cool [8D]

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 3:36 PM
I agree Dave, The last set of Stars look cool!!!
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Posted by JChurch on Wednesday, March 26, 2003 10:12 PM
You've let the perverbial cat out o' the bag now Dave, the gauntlet has been thrown down, the race is on...Tongue [:P]

Madd DawgCool [8D]

Your not going to leave it like that are you?

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, March 27, 2003 12:07 AM
Why not use the star color as a sub level . JUnior member with 100 posts --blue star junior member with 200 posts green stars junior member with 300 posts yellow stars something like that.
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Posted by David Voss on Monday, March 31, 2003 12:09 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by JChurch

You've let the perverbial cat out o' the bag now Dave, the gauntlet has been thrown down, the race is on...Tongue [:P]


No star farming though!! Smile [:)]
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Posted by RAF120 on Sunday, April 6, 2003 8:23 PM
Star farming is that when you post somthing for the sake of bring up your post count in hopes of getting a star.
Trevor
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Posted by weebles on Sunday, April 6, 2003 10:12 PM
Okay, "average member" just has to be changed. That's just rude! Smile [:)] How about something like "contributing member". Anything but average! There's nothing "average" about dj's contribution to this site.
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Posted by David Voss on Sunday, April 6, 2003 11:19 PM
Post your suggestions/recommendations for rank names here. Smile [:)]
http://www.finescale.com/fsm/community/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1991
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