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Thread: User Titles

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    The staff of Talk Classical has been discussing a change in User Titles used on this forum.

    We have established this poll to query you, our membership, on what you think and invite your comments, too.
    Option #1

    • at 1 post: Initiate Member
    • at 25 posts: Member
    • at 100 posts: Senior Member (default) or Custom Title* after 2 years membership.
    • at 250 posts: Senior Member (default) or Custom Title* with no time limit.

    Option #2 (carrying out a music theme)

    • at 1 post: pianissimo
    • at 10 posts: piano
    • at 25 posts: mezzo-piano
    • at 50 posts: mezzo-forte
    • at 100 posts: forte (default) or Custom Title* after 2 years membership
    • at 250 posts: fortissimo (default) or Custom Title* with no time limit

    Option #3: Leaving the user titles the way they are.

    The poll allows members to make multiple choices. Your vote in this poll is anonymous - no one will be able to see who voted for what

    You will notice that the new options above do not include Junior Member. Enough said on that

    *Custom Titles* are subject to approval and cannot contain anything that would be in violation of our existing forum rules which include being obscene, vulgar, sexually-oriented, hateful, or threatening.
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    Terms senior and junior have little to do with number of posts. Newbie user can quickly write more posts than some elder visitor that writes something only from time to time. Thats makes current system is not too logical. It doesn't really matter to me but changes surely would make it better.

    Option 2 seems funny to me, summary of musical dynamics and how much one has to say (what often determines postcount) makes sense and is ingenious.

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    The idea of attaching an automatically-changeable label, which represents the level of membership/professionalism, is fundamentally inefficient, pretty useless, slightly inaccurate and rather meaningless.

    However, it could be much more valueable, accurately informative and useful if you could manually promote members by your own (Admins) perception. For example, informative/useful/valueable posts might motivate admins to promote members, while the opposite might motivate them to demote.

    It worked in another Forum I was signed up to, and it should work here as well.

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    1 post: Liberace (to motivate them to post more )
    10 posts: Emil Gilels
    25 posts: Sviatoslav Richter
    100 posts: Vladimir Horowitz
    250 posts: Martha Argerich

    ......but I also love option number two.
    Martha doesn't signal when the orchestra comes in, she's just pursing her lips..

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhar26 View Post
    1 post: Liberace (to motivate them to post more )
    10 posts: Emil Gilels
    25 posts: Sviatoslav Richter
    100 posts: Vladimir Horowitz
    250 posts: Martha Argerich

    ......but I also love option number two.
    No one would post more than 249 posts, then. Not only because of Argerich, but also because of Horowitz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boccherini View Post
    No one would post more than 249 posts, then. Not only because of Argerich, but also because of Horowitz.
    I would. What anyone else would do is up to them. Besides, I was only joking (never a good idea at a classical music forum where some people take themselves so seriously, I know).
    Last edited by jhar26; Sep-20-2010 at 19:00.
    Martha doesn't signal when the orchestra comes in, she's just pursing her lips..

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhar26 View Post
    I would. What anyone else would do is up to them. Besides, I was only joking (never a good idea at a classical music forum where everyone takes themselves so seriously, I know).
    So was I, so was I.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boccherini View Post
    So was I, so was I.
    Cool. I always figured that Boccherini was a guy with a sense of humour.
    Martha doesn't signal when the orchestra comes in, she's just pursing her lips..

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhar26 View Post
    Cool. I always figured that Boccherini was a guy with a sense of humour.
    I don't know about his sense of humor, but he had a miserable life that ended in complete poverty.

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    I believe a system of repuation given and ranks that reflect that is a better system of indicating which members are contributive to a board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhar26 View Post
    I would. What anyone else would do is up to them. Besides, I was only joking (never a good idea at a classical music forum where some people take themselves so seriously, I know).
    Everything I post is 100% serious.

    As for the user titles matter, I'm with Garth.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Boccherini View Post
    I don't know about his sense of humor, but he had a miserable life that ended in complete poverty.
    I know that his life ended in poverty and that he worked for a long time in Spain, and that's it. I like his music though.
    Martha doesn't signal when the orchestra comes in, she's just pursing her lips..

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    Option 2 seems good but it doesn't bother me what I'm called

    One of my F1 message boards did away with post counts altogether because members were just posting rubbish - yeah including me
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    I don't think it's so important what title we're given. Amongst us, the older members we all have an idea of our "status" in this forum. As long as we don't change our user names, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhar26 View Post
    1 post: Liberace (to motivate them to post more )
    10 posts: Emil Gilels
    25 posts: Sviatoslav Richter
    100 posts: Vladimir Horowitz
    250 posts: Martha Argerich

    ......but I also love option number two.
    Seriously, Richter is below Horowitz and Argerich? He probably had a larger repertoire than the two put together.
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