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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #50 on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 19:21:55 »
It could go to the left of the "View Profile" button under the avatar or even to the left of the user name for greater visibility and reduced vertical space.
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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #51 on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 19:27:56 »
Because the line of text seemed cold and the stars are useful for quickly capturing meaning at a glance.  Also, as has been duly noted, there is a lot of text around the (now larger) avatars.

FYI, stars are part of the baseline forum package that simply hasn't been used until now.  They are common in other forums large and small.  But frankly, debate and discussion was expected.  That is why this subject has its own thread.

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Ok, I can agree with that, the stars do add a nice color to an otherwise text-full area, is it possible to perhaps consolidate the stars and the title onto one line? It's quite the waste of vertical space to have Custom Title, Forum Role, Star, and Avatar. with the star taking up an entire line of less than 10px.

Just my thoughts on it.

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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #52 on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 20:16:30 »
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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #53 on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 20:20:52 »
Not that it matters but stars don't show in Tapatalk.

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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #54 on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 20:20:56 »
I just want to say, a Moose may not be a star, but is still a SUPERSTAR!

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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #55 on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 20:21:47 »
I just want to say, a Moose may not be a star, but is still a SUPERSTAR!

So true!

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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #56 on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 22:24:14 »
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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #57 on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 22:26:10 »
because he's a god

...stars...

didn't we have a thread where the popular opinion was that stars/badges/etc. was a bad idea for GH? sigh

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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #58 on: Mon, 10 June 2013, 10:30:46 »
Pink, Cyan, Silver and the rare Black stars have been announced in OP#2.

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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #59 on: Mon, 10 June 2013, 10:33:24 »
Pink, Cyan, Silver and the rare Black stars have been announced in OP#2.

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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #60 on: Mon, 10 June 2013, 10:37:38 »
Pink, Cyan, Silver and the rare Black stars have been announced in OP#2.

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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #61 on: Mon, 10 June 2013, 10:39:07 »
Now I just need to spam^H^H^H^Hcontribute lots of useful material to get my 1000-post pink star :D
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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #62 on: Mon, 10 June 2013, 10:40:44 »
Because the line of text seemed cold and the stars are useful for quickly capturing meaning at a glance.  Also, as has been duly noted, there is a lot of text around the (now larger) avatars.

FYI, stars are part of the baseline forum package that simply hasn't been used until now.  They are common in other forums large and small.  But frankly, debate and discussion was expected.  That is why this subject has its own thread.

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Ok, I can agree with that, the stars do add a nice color to an otherwise text-full area, is it possible to perhaps consolidate the stars and the title onto one line? It's quite the waste of vertical space to have Custom Title, Forum Role, Star, and Avatar. with the star taking up an entire line of less than 10px.

Just my thoughts on it.

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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #63 on: Mon, 10 June 2013, 10:44:18 »
Because the line of text seemed cold and the stars are useful for quickly capturing meaning at a glance.  Also, as has been duly noted, there is a lot of text around the (now larger) avatars.

FYI, stars are part of the baseline forum package that simply hasn't been used until now.  They are common in other forums large and small.  But frankly, debate and discussion was expected.  That is why this subject has its own thread.

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Ok, I can agree with that, the stars do add a nice color to an otherwise text-full area, is it possible to perhaps consolidate the stars and the title onto one line? It's quite the waste of vertical space to have Custom Title, Forum Role, Star, and Avatar. with the star taking up an entire line of less than 10px.

Just my thoughts on it.

Something like this

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Thank you Sir!

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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #64 on: Mon, 10 June 2013, 10:48:57 »
Now to camp for an orange star ;D

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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #65 on: Mon, 10 June 2013, 10:50:40 »
Thank you Rknize!
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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #66 on: Mon, 10 June 2013, 10:51:05 »
I want an elder star...does that make me a Mormon?


Also enjoying the irony of SmallFry being an elder.
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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #67 on: Mon, 10 June 2013, 10:52:43 »
Can I get a turbo instead of start? :D
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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #68 on: Mon, 10 June 2013, 10:55:13 »
Now to camp for an orange star ;D

Orange Star has a special meaning to be announced.


I want an elder star...does that make me a Mormon?

Also enjoying the irony of SmallFry being an elder.

I did not even think of that.  I was going for alliteration and thinking of Mandarins.


Can I get a turbo instead of start? :D

You HAVE a turbo.  In here, you just get a star.  And grief and abuse.  Because we love you.

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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #69 on: Mon, 10 June 2013, 11:00:19 »
Aw :'(

But it seems the cyan star is being neglected :))

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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #70 on: Mon, 10 June 2013, 11:00:34 »
awwww, why no multiple stars
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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #71 on: Mon, 10 June 2013, 11:01:07 »
PINK!!!
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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #72 on: Mon, 10 June 2013, 11:03:31 »
PINK!!!

Poor cyan aint getting any love :p

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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #73 on: Mon, 10 June 2013, 11:12:53 »
PINK!!!

Poor cyan aint getting any love :p

There you go, but somehow you got missed in the distribution of Vendor (green) stars.

Enjoy the cyan star for the next few minutes.

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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #74 on: Mon, 10 June 2013, 11:14:48 »
Everyone say THANK YOU to rkinze for the loading and placement of the stars.

Thank you Sir!

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no thanks to kmiller8 for suggesting it...


I guess I'll settle for cyan
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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #75 on: Mon, 10 June 2013, 11:15:33 »
Wow cyan looks awesome too... ^^

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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #76 on: Mon, 10 June 2013, 11:22:32 »
PINK!!!

Poor cyan aint getting any love :p

There you go, but somehow you got missed in the distribution of Vendor (green) stars.

Enjoy the cyan star for the next few minutes.

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Nah, I'll keep this pretty cyan star :cool:

My vendor forum aint doing much anyway, especially when I am going for my A Level exams in 5 months..... :'(

You can save the green star for me in 2014 ;)

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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #77 on: Mon, 10 June 2013, 11:26:13 »
I would just like to add some feature creep to what was once a great idea, and humbly request a soccer ball instead of a star.
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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #78 on: Mon, 10 June 2013, 11:32:33 »
So some vendors say 'Vendor' while some say 'Moderator'??

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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #79 on: Mon, 10 June 2013, 11:44:52 »
I noticed that too, if they're in their subforum, it says Moderator instead of Vendor.

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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #80 on: Mon, 10 June 2013, 12:16:38 »
I noticed that too, if they're in their subforum, it says Moderator instead of Vendor.

That is because (from the perspective of the forum software) they are Moderators of their forum.  Please note that they do NOT acquire a purple star in the process.

We are looking into helping the forum software be more coherent in this matter.

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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #81 on: Mon, 10 June 2013, 12:33:49 »
Rarrr, I've earned three stars, where dey be!!

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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #82 on: Mon, 10 June 2013, 12:45:41 »
Rarrr, I've earned three stars, where dey be!!

In your sig.  Happy now?
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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #83 on: Mon, 10 June 2013, 12:47:59 »
For now.

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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #84 on: Mon, 10 June 2013, 12:51:11 »
Terrible idea. There's nothing more annoying to me than people who post useless things or comment on every thread when they have nothing to contribute just to benefit their post count. Now you're rewarding this behaviour? Awesome....
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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #85 on: Mon, 10 June 2013, 12:53:10 »
Give tp4 a brown one!

But, more clutter in the left column :( How about combining it with the online/offline icon by a user's name? Online could be star + twinkle, or something like that :D

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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #86 on: Mon, 10 June 2013, 12:55:46 »
Terrible idea. There's nothing more annoying to me than people who post useless things or comment on every thread when they have nothing to contribute just to benefit their post count. Now you're rewarding this behaviour? Awesome....

+1 to this...

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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #87 on: Mon, 10 June 2013, 12:56:34 »
Next step; badges! Donor badges, spammer badges, awesome badges. And then forum games :D . This is going to be awesome!

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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #88 on: Mon, 10 June 2013, 13:00:13 »
Terrible idea. There's nothing more annoying to me than people who post useless things or comment on every thread when they have nothing to contribute just to benefit their post count. Now you're rewarding this behaviour? Awesome....

^^^ i agree totally..

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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #89 on: Mon, 10 June 2013, 13:03:05 »
You'll never get me with one of those blasted stars! Mwahahaha. You ought to make a star for Team Twerk, they have earned it.
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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #90 on: Mon, 10 June 2013, 13:06:15 »
You'll never get me with one of those blasted stars! Mwahahaha. You ought to make a star for Team Twerk, they have earned it.

How about a badge for Team Twerk?  White on an all-white background.  Inverted to Black on Black for Nostalgia users?

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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #91 on: Mon, 10 June 2013, 13:25:29 »
Terrible idea. There's nothing more annoying to me than people who post useless things or comment on every thread when they have nothing to contribute just to benefit their post count. Now you're rewarding this behaviour? Awesome....

There are more annoying things...

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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #92 on: Mon, 10 June 2013, 13:40:38 »
You'll never get me with one of those blasted stars! Mwahahaha. You ought to make a star for Team Twerk, they have earned it.

How about a badge for Team Twerk?  White on an all-white background.  Inverted to Black on Black for Nostalgia users?

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So we laugh at the Team Twerk stuff, which is fine because it's meant to be laughed at, but we reward spamming? Hm. I would venture that the Team Twerk giveaway has done more for the community than me spamming posts. I still maintain the opinion I posted from the first page that Stars segregate the community and encourages laziness in the GeekHack community.
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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #93 on: Mon, 10 June 2013, 13:45:51 »
Terrible idea. There's nothing more annoying to me than people who post useless things or comment on every thread when they have nothing to contribute just to benefit their post count. Now you're rewarding this behaviour? Awesome....

There are more annoying things...

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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #94 on: Mon, 10 June 2013, 14:08:00 »
Welp, a black star. How fun.

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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #95 on: Mon, 10 June 2013, 14:08:37 »
You'll never get me with one of those blasted stars! Mwahahaha. You ought to make a star for Team Twerk, they have earned it.

How about a badge for Team Twerk?  White on an all-white background.  Inverted to Black on Black for Nostalgia users?

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So we laugh at the Team Twerk stuff, which is fine because it's meant to be laughed at, but we reward spamming? Hm. I would venture that the Team Twerk giveaway has done more for the community than me spamming posts. I still maintain the opinion I posted from the first page that Stars segregate the community and encourages laziness in the GeekHack community.

I don't think they really segregate the community, but it is a nice way to reward people who've made GH their home for such a long time. I agree that the pure volume of posts doesn't really communicate what a forum member has contributed. I might have 4,000 posts (I don't) but if 95% of them are dirty limerick posts (they haven't been), then am I really worthy of a star, as opposed to, say, someone who designs a new keyboard, but only has 200 posts? I like the stars, don't get me wrong, but I would have preferred a badge system awarded by what someone has actually contributed. Developed a keyboard, organized a GB? Those should get badges! Or, make a 'Filthy Limerick Artist' badge.

Also, where's my soccer ball badge?  :cool:
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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #96 on: Mon, 10 June 2013, 14:17:33 »
Welp, a black star. How fun.

It is optional, and could be removed or replaced silver, pink or cyan at your request.

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Offline jwaz

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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #97 on: Mon, 10 June 2013, 14:23:41 »
I can't seem to find the option to disable them, weird.

Offline CPTBadAss

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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #98 on: Mon, 10 June 2013, 14:29:25 »
I agree with most of your post Krog. I just don't think the old-timers or people who have been here for a while need to be rewarded. I'm sure many of them have had a project or done SOMETHING that has kept their here and made their time worth it. I definitely don't need a little star to get some feels. I feel the same way with badges. I'd rather have my letter from my Secret Santa, Moose box drawing, and BunnyLake Miami cap versus some silly badge that says I soldered a board.

Edit: And people already think there's some elite cadre of GHers that get preferential treatment and all the goodies. Just look at the BunnyLake Clack giveaway thread. I think stars will further that feeling; hence, segregation.
« Last Edit: Mon, 10 June 2013, 14:31:57 by CPTBadAss »
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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #99 on: Mon, 10 June 2013, 14:33:00 »
I think stars for post count is pretty stupid in general. It's not obvious enough how many posts they have with the actual number sitting right there? I think it promotes spam...

I can't find the option to disable stars either..

may circlejerk continue
« Last Edit: Mon, 10 June 2013, 14:47:00 by Dubsgalore »