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FAQ: Forum Membership Levels and Types

Offline Trathor

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FAQ: Forum Membership Levels and Types
« on: July 30, 2014, 02:18:53 PM »
Hey guys! 

So by popular demand, here is a quick Rundown of the forum membership types/ levels and boards. 

Post-Count Based Groups (These are groups that you advance in by making more posts*.)
* Please note, shameless post count bumping is not tolerated, and will result in posts being deleted, and possibly an IP ban.  That being said, there is a ton of places to post about ANYTHING, so shameless post count bumping really should never be an issue. 

Guest:  Either has not created an account, or has not logged in.  Guests can see everything in the "Dragon Con Related (More or Less)"
  • F.A.Q. and Newbie Area
  • General Discussion
  • Dragon Con Photos & Videos
  • Costumes
  • Get me there! (now also with Roomshare!)
  • Let's meet at Dragon Con!

But cannot see the Archive boards. 

Newbie: Has created an account, but not yet made a post.  After a certain amount of time, I assume you are a robot and trying to figure out something nefarious.  These are periodically expunged.  To make an account, you have to answer some security questions (example, what city is Dragon Con in? or What is the answer to life, the universe and everything? (hint: the answer is 42)).  Also, you have to authenticate your account with a valid email address.  This is to keep out the spam robots. 

I've made a post!: Has made at least one post.  (I know, this name is hard to understand.)  These members can see everything guests can see plus, the Archive Boards in General Section and "Not as Dragon Con Related":
  • All things not Dragon Con
  • Lights and Sounds
  • Gizmos and Gadgets
  • Trading Post
  • Gaming
  • Music

Neophyte: Has made 6 posts. 
Can see everything a newbie can, plus portions of the Members Only Section:
  • Members only
  • Dragon Connection
  • Dragon Con Stories
  • Project Blog Section
  • Tech Support & Forum Feedback

Jr. Member: Has made 50 posts. 
Can see everything a Neophyte can, plus:
  • Mature Members Only

Sr. Member:  Has made 100 posts.  Can see almost everything.  Can see everything a Jr. Member can, plus:
  • Full Members Only (Formally known as Wyrm Council)
As posts counts grow, or we have need for it, I am happy to make more groups/ sections for what pleases the forum. 

Other Types of Groups:
Moderator:  TheDrunkJedi is our main moderator.  As needed, we may add more for specific sections if appropriate, but really TDJ is doing well here, and I don't want too many chefs in the kitchen.  He can move posts around/ delete/ whatnot. 

Grandfathered To Full Member: I made this group to give access to people who had more than 50 posts, but less than 100, access to the Full Members Section, since as I was updating the boards, I did not want anyone to lose access to something they already had. 

Mature Member: If we have a scenario where someone wants to post something that is not appropriate for younger audiences, but they do not yet have 50 posts, this group gives you access to the Mature Members section.  Please don't ask for access here unless you are going to post something, as EVERYONE asks for access here, but hardly no one actually posts here. 

Staff: If/ When formal members of Dragon Con ask to join the forum, and they let me know, I will put them in this group.  Who knows what kinds of strange and wonderful things they can now see and do?  (Hint: I know.) 
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Re: FAQ: Forum Membership Levels and Types
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2014, 02:26:09 PM »
Win.
+1
Stickied like a booger.
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Re: FAQ: Forum Membership Levels and Types
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2014, 04:44:39 PM »
Thank you!  I've been wondering about some of the titles :)

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Re: FAQ: Forum Membership Levels and Types
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2014, 04:46:46 PM »
Thank you for the in depth explanation of the titles and I love the new icon +1
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Re: FAQ: Forum Membership Levels and Types
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2014, 05:00:50 PM »
Good breakdown of tier system trathor. +1
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Re: FAQ: Forum Membership Levels and Types
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2014, 05:04:38 PM »
+1
Thanks, I was wondering how of this worked.
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Re: FAQ: Forum Membership Levels and Types
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2014, 05:17:52 PM »
+1 Trathor, super helpful!!!  8) and love the new icon, haha, is there a story there?!
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Re: FAQ: Forum Membership Levels and Types
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2014, 05:29:35 PM »
+1 great info and yet another Post count to look forward to :)

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Re: FAQ: Forum Membership Levels and Types
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2014, 06:18:22 PM »
+1 Trathor, super helpful!!!  8) and love the new icon, haha, is there a story there?!

Lol. Yeah, Vay referenced it in another thread. Will link it later.
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Re: FAQ: Forum Membership Levels and Types
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2014, 11:33:11 PM »
I know I've only been here a few weeks, but you and TDJ run a good shop, and the people here are a lot nicer than many nerd communities. I'm glad to be here with u guise

EDIT: One hilarious thing you can do instead of banning people who shitpost is to create a hidden spam forum, then assign them to a group where all they can see is that. It's pretty dang funny.
« Last Edit: July 30, 2014, 11:39:32 PM by DeathRabbit »
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Re: FAQ: Forum Membership Levels and Types
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2014, 06:29:51 AM »
I know I've only been here a few weeks, but you and TDJ run a good shop, and the people here are a lot nicer than many nerd communities. I'm glad to be here with u guise

EDIT: One hilarious thing you can do instead of banning people who shitpost is to create a hidden spam forum, then assign them to a group where all they can see is that. It's pretty dang funny.

Thanks, Rabbit, we're happy to have you here.

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Re: FAQ: Forum Membership Levels and Types
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2014, 05:17:15 PM »
I know I've only been here a few weeks, but you and TDJ run a good shop, and the people here are a lot nicer than many nerd communities. I'm glad to be here with u guise

EDIT: One hilarious thing you can do instead of banning people who shitpost is to create a hidden spam forum, then assign them to a group where all they can see is that. It's pretty dang funny.

LOL, and move those posts there too! 

+1
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Re: FAQ: Forum Membership Levels and Types
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2014, 05:39:54 PM »
I know I've only been here a few weeks, but you and TDJ run a good shop, and the people here are a lot nicer than many nerd communities. I'm glad to be here with u guise

EDIT: One hilarious thing you can do instead of banning people who shitpost is to create a hidden spam forum, then assign them to a group where all they can see is that. It's pretty dang funny.

I can second that!  This forum is a great community, many thanks to TDJ and co.

TheDrunkenJedi

Re: FAQ: Forum Membership Levels and Types
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2014, 11:23:53 PM »
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Thanks, Toaster...we do our best for the Forum community here.

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Re: FAQ: Forum Membership Levels and Types
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2014, 06:52:52 PM »
Win.
+1
Stickied like a booger.
 8)

thanks and now i have a new metaphor to use.
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