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Stars? We have stars?
« on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 11:50:56 »
Yes.  GeekHack now has stars associated with various member groups and types. For the moment, we have only rolled out a few types as a trial.  More will follow.

The short version is that PURPLE stars are staff or others here to help.  GREEN stars are for vendors and other members where money is involved.  WHITE will be for non-profit/no-money sellers and service providers.

Staff

      Administrator

      based mod

      Senior Moderators

      Global Moderators

      Marketplace Moderator


or Vendors of various sorts


Non-Profit

We will add more stars over time.  (We have a dozen ready to go.)  Some will be automatic; others will be based on a member's role on GeekHack.  And a few will be for community awards.

Anyhow, we think they are a good thing.  A small minority of the 20,000+ 59,000+ GeekHack members will get a star.  A tiny fraction might get more than one.  Prize one if you get one.  Lobbying won't get you one, but helping the community flourish will help.

More information will be provided as the rollout proceeds.

TL;DR Stars are here. You want one. Be a good geekhacker and you might get one!

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Edit: Added stars and updated information
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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 11:51:13 »
Announcing Elder Stars...

Upon hitting kiloposter (and multi-kiloposter) status, Elder members -- who are not otherwise star-equipped -- may select one of the following stars to officially adorn their profile:

1,000 Posts:

       Esteemed Elder Cyan

       Exquisite Elder Pink


2,000 posts:

       Elevated Elder Silver


And for the rare few who attain FIVE THOUSAND posts, the elusive:

       Exalted Elder Black


***NEW***

And for the fewer that have attained TEN THOUSAND posts:

      Elated Elder Orange


12,345 posts:

      Certified Spammer


And for that one (so far) who has a whopping 20,000 posts:

      Erudite Elder Gold



Uplevel not mandatory if desired color already attained.  No cash value.  Recipients may be asked annoying questions by lesser mortals and noobs, and are expected to answer with the grace and dignity with which they are endowed.

Note: We will not telepathically know the color you'd like, or even if you'd like one.  So if you earn and want a star, please PM an Admin or a Senior Moderator.


Edit: Added new stars and a tin of spam!
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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 11:52:32 »
Stars! :D Cool feature, it is sure to encourage a good even better atmosphere around here!

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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 12:10:44 »
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 #4 on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 12:13:00 »
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

Good idea.  I shall inquire among the PHP deities, of whom I an not a member.

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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 12:14:11 »
I think there is a heck of alot over there now; I do like the stars and I'm not starting the old avatar argument up again, but I'm not sure what could be lost?
unless they have some unforeseeable downside (like they're actually made of cream cheese cunningly disguised as ABS)


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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 12:16:46 »
The links for the stars are broken in the OP.

And I'm a little worried about the stars honestly. I don't like how people feel like there's this elite cadre of GHers who get all the goodies and what not. I think the stars might reinforce that. We have members of all kinds and it's part of the adventure here on GH to discover who does what.

Of course that being said, can I have a purple star? :P Sorry, didn't read the OP properly. I just really like purple.
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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #7 on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 12:17:13 »
ooooo do i gets a blue one for doing the geekhack shirts non profit, i sure hope i dooooo
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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 12:17:59 »
ooooo do i gets a blue one for doing the geekhack shirts non profit, i sure hope i dooooo
Maybe you get 2?!?
unless they have some unforeseeable downside (like they're actually made of cream cheese cunningly disguised as ABS)


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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #9 on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 12:20:07 »
what's gold for?

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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #10 on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 12:22:21 »
The links for the stars are broken in the OP.

And I'm a little worried about the stars honestly. I don't like how people feel like there's this elite cadre of GHers who get all the goodies and what not. I think the stars might reinforce that. We have members of all kinds and it's part of the adventure here on GH to discover who does what.

Of course that being said, can I have a purple star? :P Sorry, didn't read the OP properly. I just really like purple.

stop causing trouble, everyone likes stars
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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #11 on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 12:24:02 »
Hm? I'm not trying to cause troubles. Just what I think.
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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #12 on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 12:31:55 »
Troublemaker.

Edit:  Aw, still no star.

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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #13 on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 12:33:04 »
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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #14 on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 12:34:10 »
Hm? I'm not trying to cause troubles. Just what I think.

i was kiiding sir

now, im a vendor, im also seprately a non profit vendor so im owed 2 stars hehe

now how can i become a mod lol
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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #15 on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 12:35:09 »
i was kiiding sir

now, im a vendor, im also seprately a non profit vendor so im owed 2 stars hehe

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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #16 on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 12:37:09 »
Hm? I'm not trying to cause troubles. Just what I think.

i was kiiding sir

now, im a vendor, im also seprately a non profit vendor so im owed 2 stars hehe

now how can i become a mod lol

You can't! You make profits.  How bout dem apples.

* tjcaustin wants his two stars, too

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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #17 on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 12:38:27 »
Is there going to be a special tp4tissue troll star?

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« Reply #18 on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 12:38:43 »
No pink stars I suppose?
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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 12:40:18 »
what's gold for?

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« Reply #20 on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 12:43:22 »
what's gold for?

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« Reply #21 on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 12:45:40 »
No pink stars I suppose?
 :D

I second that!  *wants a pink star*  ;D
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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #22 on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 13:00:47 »
I agree that they should be positioned next to the "Signed in" bubble, but good to know about the stars. Thanks Ron!

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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #23 on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 13:37:18 »
Stars are geekhack's version of brownie points huh?

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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #24 on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 13:38:54 »
what's gold for?

Gosh darn it!  You sent me on a wild goose chase to figure out how that happened.

Cheater!  I call shenanigans!


I agree that they should be positioned next to the "Signed in" bubble, but good to know about the stars. Thanks Ron!

Me too and no problem.


No pink stars I suppose?
 :D

I second that!  *wants a pink star*  ;D

We could do pink stars.  We have the technology.


Is there going to be a special tp4tissue troll star?

We have the technology for this as well.


Stars are geekhack's version of brownie points huh?

Well, we couldn't very well give out actual Brownies, now could we?

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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #25 on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 13:49:37 »
ooo i got a vendor star, on a serious not, even if it means i lose my vendors one(although id like to keep it) , i would like a non profit star, i am doing the monthly geekhack merch and its totally no profit and vendor wise right now thats how most people will think of me and its totally separate from what i am doing as a vendor, and i feel it important to note that it is a totally non profit venture

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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #26 on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 14:11:22 »
Wear your stars with pride, kmiller8!



(They just work so well with that avatar...)  ;D

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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #27 on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 14:12:51 »
Wear your stars with pride, kmiller8!

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(They just work so well with that avatar...)  ;D

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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #28 on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 14:21:29 »
What about little moons to go with the stars?

Also if kmiller8 got one star, I want two stars.
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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #29 on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 14:34:29 »
What about little moons to go with the stars?

Also if kmiller8 got one star, I want two stars.

Ahem.  kmiller8 gave himself a DIY star and in return got a disclaimer next to his name.  Same for Sifo and esoom.  We're trying hard here, and that just doesn't help.

On the actual star-power front, I gave everyone with a Vendor Forum a Vendor Star.  For full disclosure purposes, people like Carter from CM got a "Commercial Vendor" star.  There is zero difference in how Vendors and Commercial Vendors should act or be treated, but the difference may help some people understand who is whom.

Back to the pretend stars...

We are in fact reserving the Gold Star for special things.  We are not planning any moose-shaped stars.  There are other colors spoken for, but Pink has not been assigned.  Please suggest a meaning and criteria and we'll consider it.

Also, IMHO, Soarer did a really, really good job with the avatar&stars image.

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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #30 on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 14:38:13 »
I need a pink star for my pink keyboard efforts!  In return, I'll paint anyone's keyboard cases pink for free haha :D
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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #31 on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 14:43:01 »
Pink = Most attractive?
unless they have some unforeseeable downside (like they're actually made of cream cheese cunningly disguised as ABS)


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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #32 on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 14:51:56 »
One more star to go.

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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #33 on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 14:53:32 »
gotta collect them all.

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« Reply #34 on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 15:01:43 »
Now I want that rainbow of stars.  Send me an invoice.
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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #35 on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 15:09:15 »
So is there a spam star? I guess spam is kind of pink.

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« Reply #36 on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 15:38:52 »
So is there a spam star? I guess spam is kind of pink.

Spam would be annoying and dirty and some shade of gray or brown!
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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #37 on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 15:42:42 »
So is there a spam star? I guess spam is kind of pink.

Spam would be annoying and dirty and some shade of gray or brown!

But there's good spam and then there is tp spam :))

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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #38 on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 15:45:20 »
So is there a spam star? I guess spam is kind of pink.

Spam would be annoying and dirty and some shade of gray or brown!
Are you insulting grey?

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« Reply #39 on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 15:47:13 »
So is there a spam star? I guess spam is kind of pink.

Spam would be annoying and dirty and some shade of gray or brown!
Are you insulting grey?

I'm sorry!  How about some khaki brown shade then :)  The color of... yeah :)
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« Reply #40 on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 15:48:04 »
I'm sorry!  How about some khaki brown shade then :)  The color of... yeah :)
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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #41 on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 17:37:36 »
If you guys are so rustled, give me a real pink star.

I DEMAND MY OLD TITLE BACK.

I am boycotting GH until then.
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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #42 on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 17:41:57 »
If you guys are so rustled, give me a real pink star.

I'll always believe you to be a real pink star.

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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #43 on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 18:33:38 »
Is the decision of who gets a star done solely by the mods? Maybe we should have a thread to nominate people explaining why we think so. For example, I think  WFD should get a star for all the help he's done helping the community with their soldering questions. His videos are gold as well!

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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #44 on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 18:53:02 »
While I understand the point of the admin/vendor/group buy organizer (that's what non-profit seems to say to me), these other stars seem like just a reason for popularity votes (ala the post immediately above mine), ostracization("tp4 needs his own star for trolling"(never thought I'd defend him)) and segregation.

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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #45 on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 18:55:47 »
Why do we even need stars to distinguish what people are? why not just have the line below the custom text?

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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #46 on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 19:10:41 »
If you guys are so rustled, give me a real pink star.

I DEMAND MY OLD TITLE BACK.

I am boycotting GH until then.

Ok, send me the text and I'll restore it.  My apologies for not saving it; I was surprised to even see it in that field.

Not rustled, and pink stars have been prepared.

Is the decision of who gets a star done solely by the mods? Maybe we should have a thread to nominate people explaining why we think so. For example, I think  WFD should get a star for all the help he's done helping the community with their soldering questions. His videos are gold as well!

Not the mods; the admins.  And as non-qualitative as we can manage.  However, something very much as you suggest is planned.

While I understand the point of the admin/vendor/group buy organizer (that's what non-profit seems to say to me), these other stars seem like just a reason for popularity votes (ala the post immediately above mine), ostracization("tp4 needs his own star for trolling"(never thought I'd defend him)) and segregation.

Those weren't the reasons, but they could be the effects.  We shall watch and see.

Why do we even need stars to distinguish what people are? why not just have the line below the custom text?

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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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #47 on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 19:17:46 »
While I understand the point of the admin/vendor/group buy organizer (that's what non-profit seems to say to me), these other stars seem like just a reason for popularity votes (ala the post immediately above mine), ostracization("tp4 needs his own star for trolling"(never thought I'd defend him)) and segregation.

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Re: Stars? We have stars?
« Reply #48 on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 19:19:51 »
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 #49 on: Sun, 09 June 2013, 19:21:30 »
If you guys are so rustled, give me a real pink star.

I DEMAND MY OLD TITLE BACK.

I am boycotting GH until then.

Ok, send me the text and I'll restore it.  My apologies for not saving it; I was surprised to even see it in that field.

Not rustled, and pink stars have been prepared.

Okay I'm back.

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