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Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by amacgenius, Dec 24, 2005.

  1. amacgenius macrumors 68000

    amacgenius

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    Does arn plan on upgrading the forum to vBulletin 3.5.2, there seems to be a lot of nice new features, and Skype integration would be kinda nice here.

    Link: http://www.vbulletin.com/forum/showthread.php?t=166391

     
  2. arn macrumors god

    arn

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    we're patched. will upgrade soonish

    arn
     
  3. amacgenius thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Alright, sounds good arn :).
     
  4. Lacero macrumors 604

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    Cool. A forum update.

    What other issues does this point release fix?
     
  5. arn macrumors god

    arn

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    no major changes. we're up to 3.5.2

    Added a Skype field to your profiles

    arn
     
  6. clayj macrumors 604

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    Hey, what are the stars below our avatars? I have two; Lacero has one; Arn has a bazillion... OK, he has seven.
     
  7. Lacero macrumors 604

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    arn is just really nice.

    I'm just an unknown quantity at this point.

    a lowly 1 pointer. :eek:
     
  8. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Some sort of reputation system... I've seen a couple of other members w/ one or two stars. :( I've got no star power. Ah well. We can't all be special, eh? But we can dream. :*(
     
  9. Aarow macrumors 6502a

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    What are the stars underneath your avatar, arn?

    Edit: Beaten to the post, by 3 people:eek: .
     
  10. clayj macrumors 604

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    How inspirational of you. :)

    I don't see anywhere where we get to rank people... is it something that the mods do, or what? (If it's some secret deal, forget I asked.)

    EDIT: Guess they were on by mistake? Because now they're all gone.
     
  11. arn macrumors god

    arn

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    um.... what stars? ;)

    nah... just testing something, like before.

    arn
     
  12. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i believe they were turned on at some other point as well. usually happens with the upgrades.
     
  13. clayj macrumors 604

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    Dang... for a few minutes there, I was second only to arn in terms of starpower. ;) (Seriously, I didn't see anyone else with two stars.)
     
  14. 840quadra Moderator

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    I imagine those stars were Pips, a new way of showing post counts, or ranking.

    On my site you either have Pips, or a dedicated group icon that goes with the group level you are in. On Neuwerks, the graphic is either a little square [​IMG], or a cheesy (intentional) looking german flag / checkered flag [​IMG].

    Example thread using Pips or group icons



    The flag on my site indicates site contributors :) .
     
  15. amacgenius thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I always miss this stuff :p.
     
  17. eva01 macrumors 601

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    vbulletin 3.5.4 is out.

    Just a week after i upgraded to 3.5.3 :/

    time to check all my modifications i have made
     
  18. clayj macrumors 604

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    BTW, I know what that was, now... there's another vBulletin forum I post on where the concept of "rep" (reputation) is used to reward posters for good posts or ding them for bad posts. Basically, the way it works is this:

    1. You have two values attached to your account. REP is the total number of reputation points you've earned. REP POWER is INT(REP/100), and is the amount of rep that's given to another poster when you "rep" them. (For example, if you have 3425 rep points, your rep power is 34. Rep power also increases by a point after a certain amount of time elapses: for example, one point each month.)

    2. When you rep someone, your rep power is added to their rep. If you ding ("neg rep") someone, half of your rep power is removed from their rep. You are also given the option of leaving feedback when you give/take rep.

    3. The reppee can see when they've been given (or had taken away) rep, with the repper's name and a link to the post for which they were repped shown in the control panel.

    4. There are limits as to how frequently you can rep (or neg rep) another poster.

    Obviously, mods would have the highest rep and rep power, followed by long-term or important posters... newbies have no rep and no rep power, so they have to earn rep by impressing other posters.

    I've found the rep system to be OK, but there are really no restrictions as to how or why you can rep (or neg rep) someone, so it becomes a bit of a popularity system after a while... on this other forum, I see people repping each other for nothing more significant than a (somewhat) witty comment. I really don't know that I'd want to see it added here.
     
  19. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Not always...my lips are sealed!
     
  20. clayj macrumors 604

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    Well, on this other forum I'm on, that's how it works. ;)
     
  21. StarbucksSam macrumors 65816

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    I really REALLY think we can live without this feature.
     
  22. amacgenius thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I was gonna post this but thanks to eva01 to beating me to it!
     
  23. amacgenius thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well MR is now .2 versions behind - let's pickup the pace there arn. ;)
     
  24. arn macrumors god

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    3.5.4.

    Let me know if there are any oddities. Always some template changes that get messed up. :)

    arn
     
  25. yankeefan24 macrumors 65816

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    i had a feeling that we were updating when it said "we are closed for a short period". Let's see if there are any things i notice are changed.

    I have already noticed the skype. what's next?
     

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