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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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