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#1 Tormod

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Posted 17 April 2005 - 01:56 AM

We had a user level contest a while back, which pgrmdave won. We have now implemented the new user levels, with an automatic promotion system which gives you more access to different features at Hypography as your postcount goes up.

Note that members who are currently in Level 0 will keep their avatars and signatures but cannot change them until they reach 10 posts.

Here is an explanation for how our user levels are built up, and what the perks of the different levels are:

Level 0: New members
User title: Curious
No signatures
Cannot upload attachments (but can view others' attachments)
Can use built-in avatars (not custom ones)
Can send up to 5 Private Messages
Can vote in polls
Cannot use reputation

Level 1: 10 posts
User title: Thinking
Can use signature
Can have member groups (which means you can sign up for our editorial team etc)
Can upload attachments, file limit 200Kb (total)
Can post polls
Can use custom avatar: 80x80 pixels, 20Kb filesize
Can upload profile picture: 100x100, 20Kb filesize
Private message storage: 50
Can send PM to one member at a time
Can post, edit, and delete own events on the calendar
Can view others' events on calendar
Can leave negative reputation

Level 2: 100 posts
User title: Questioning
All of the Level 1 perks plus
Attachment filesize: 500Kb (total)
Avatar filesize: 30Kb
Profile picture: 150x150 pixles, 30Kb filesize
Private message storage: 100
Can use message tracking (meaning you can request "message read" notices)
Can send PM to up to 3 members at a time

Level 3: 250 posts
User title: Understanding
All of the Level 1 and 2 perks plus
Attachment filesize: 1Mb (total)
Avatar filesize: 40Kb
Profile picture: 150x150 pixles, 40Kb filesize
Private message storage: 200
Can send PM to up to 5 members at a time
Can view user notes about self (that others have posted)

Level 4: 500 posts
User title: Explaining
All of the Level 1, 2, and 3 perks plus
Can see users who have chosen to be invisible
Attachment filesize: 4Mb (total)
Avatar filesize: 45Kb
Profile picture: 200x200 pixles, 45Kb filesize
Private message storage: 300
Can send PM to up to 5 members at a time
Can view user notes about self (that others have posted)
Can post user notes about self and others

Level 5: 1000 posts
User title: Creating
User name color: Black
(note - to get this color, go to your UserCP -> Miscellaneous -> Group Memberships and locate the Posting Level 5, then choose "Identify me as a member of this group")
All of the Level 1, 2, 3, and 4 perks plus
Can set self to invisible mode
Can see users who have chosen to be invisible
Can use custom title (ie, replace "Creating" with your own choice of title)*
Attachment filesize: 6Mb (total)
Avatar filesize: 50Kb
Profile picture: 300x300 pixles, 50Kb filesize
Private message storage: 400
Can send PM to up to 5 members at a time
Can view user notes about self (that others have posted)
Can post user notes about self and others

*note: Custom user title cannot include "Resident", "Moderator", "Editor", "Developer" or other reserved words.

These levels will change over time to reflect the growth of the forums. Additional higher levels will eventually be necessary.

Moderators, Junior moderators, and admins also follow the user levels, but have more "back end" allowances in order to do their job here at Hypography. Admins have bold red user names, moderators have green, junior mods have cyan.

Paid subscriptions are available, which will let users jump straight to higher levels.

#2 C1ay

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Posted 17 April 2005 - 10:24 AM

Can set self to invisible mode

Ahhh, invisibility! Must have invisibility. Now we need a cloaking mode to block those that can see invisible people. Oh that's right, that's what "Log Out" is for :)

#3 Queso

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Posted 17 April 2005 - 01:47 PM

this is a great system, nice job.

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Posted 17 April 2005 - 11:47 PM

Thanks. It took us a few days to get this set up...hope it works as intended.

#5 C1ay

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 03:04 PM

Level 5: 1000 posts
User title: Creating
User name color: Black
(note - to get this color, go to your UserCP -> Miscellaneous -> Group Memberships and locate the Posting Level 5, then choose "Identify me as a member of this group")
All of the Level 1, 2, 3, and 4 perks plus
Can set self to invisible mode
Can see users who have chosen to be invisible
Can use custom title (ie, replace "Creating" with your own choice of title)*
Attachment filesize: 6Mb (total)
Avatar filesize: 50Kb
Profile picture: 300x300 pixles, 50Kb filesize
Private message storage: 400
Can send PM to up to 5 members at a time
Can view user notes about self (that others have posted)
Can post user notes about self and others
Can manage user notes about self
Can hide reputation from others

I think maybe this happens at 1001 posts since I went to my user panel at 1000 and there was no user level 5. I guess I will find out after this post.

#6 C1ay

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 03:08 PM

Level 5: 1000 posts
User title: Creating
User name color: Black
(note - to get this color, go to your UserCP -> Miscellaneous -> Group Memberships and locate the Posting Level 5, then choose "Identify me as a member of this group")

I have even logged out and back in and posting level 5 is not listed as an option in my group memberships. There must be a hiccup in the system somewhere.

#7 Queso

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 03:09 PM

go to usercp/ group memberships and identify yourself as level 5! ;)

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 03:10 PM

me and you c1ay, the only black hypographers!

#9 C1ay

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 03:12 PM

go to usercp/ group memberships and identify yourself as level 5! ;)

I did. Level 5 is not listed as an option. I also just noticed that it won't let me access 'User Options' in my CP either.

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 03:13 PM

wierd......*calls for tormod

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 07:18 PM

Catch me on MSN and we can see about solving why you cannot access the user options.

As for the Posting Level 5 usergroup, you should not be able to see it under the public usergroups. When you reach 1000 posts, every hour the promotions cron task runs and will add you to the new usergroup. When you have been added, you receive all the privilages that usergroup holds.

me and you c1ay, the only black hypographers!

*coughs* You are forgetting FreeThinker.

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 07:21 PM

As for the Posting Level 5 usergroup, you should not be able to see it under the public usergroups.

I stand corrected. You can change your display group under the group memberships.

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 07:26 PM

ah, i did! havn't seem him around here lately, it's hard to keep track of everyone.

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Posted 28 April 2005 - 02:46 PM

You forget, FreeThinker has left us. We were too much for him. He said in one of his PM's to me that he was tired of endless debates. HE SEEMED TO HAVE LIVED FOR THEM!

Ahh, FreeThinker. He will be missed.

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Posted 28 April 2005 - 02:54 PM

Freethinker was one of our most prolific members and really helped us gain momentum last spring. I see his point of view but think it is sad if he has chosen not to participate anymore.

He was a moderator and an admin for a while, too. But that's life, really - so far not a single admin has lasted longer than a year - except GAHD, who needs to get his post count up soon...

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Posted 28 April 2005 - 03:07 PM

FT was one of the first people I interacted with here, I'll miss him.

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Posted 28 April 2005 - 03:49 PM

That's too bad about FT. He was a little incendiary, but entertaining, none the less, and certainly got people involved in debates.