Membership Titles

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  • Mon, Dec 01, 2008 - 05:20am

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    lucasaltic

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    Membership Titles

All,

I’m writing to get feedback on membership titles.  In an earlier thread (https://www.peakprosperity.com/forum/forum-promotion/9385), the idea of adding "Martenson Brigade" in place of "New Member" was brought up to clearly identify Martenson Brigade members and set us apart from the rest of the crop.

I have the ability to immediately do this, however it comes with one caveat:  it overrides your existing title.

What this means is that if you are a big-time poster and you have achieved "Gold Member", this will no longer be displayed.  "Martenson Brigade" will appear in its place.  It can be reversed at any time, but my thinking is that this will be undesirable to some.  I can selectively do this or I might even be able to manually change it to "Gold Member — Martenson Brigade".  I’m not sure how that would look, though.

I have changed my title to give you an example of what it would look like.

Please provide me with your feedback on this matter.  If you are a new member, please try to think of it objectively.

Thanks.

 

Lucas Altic

Director of Volunteer Operations

PeakProsperity.com

  • Mon, Dec 01, 2008 - 06:46am

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    Futuo

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    Re: Membership Titles

Not to be obnoxious, but for those of us who would like both –

Luc, when you post, beneath your icon it says both "Martenson Brigade" and then underneath, "Admin".

Is there any similar way we could just layer them like that, so that the determination of "new member" all the way up to "gold member" can be preserved with the Brigade designation? I can’t tell if your caveat means that it’s not possible, and I’ve no idea what having a two-line membership title entails.

If push came to shove i’d definitely choose Brigade identification over any other. 

  • Mon, Dec 01, 2008 - 07:17am

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    admin-2

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    Re: Membership Titles

A quick comment … Lucas’ title may look like two lines, but it’s actually just word wrapped.  It is "Martenson Brigade Admin", all on one line.

It is possible to do something like Lucas is suggesting, with "Gold Member — Martenson Brigade".  The one problem with it is there is no automatic update like there would be normally.  For example, when the user title is not overwritten, a user will see "Bronze Member" as their title when they reach their 50th post. 

If we overwrite the title with "Bronze Member — Martenson Brigade", the system has no way of updating to "Silver Member" when someone writes their 100th post, as it normally should do.

Ron

  • Mon, Dec 01, 2008 - 09:26am

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    Futuo

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    Re: Membership Titles

Right, that makes a lot of sense.

I still vote for Brigade designation being all that matters. When people notice Erik, Amanda, Chris, Ron, Luc, whoever posting it’s the title "Administrative Manager", "Administrator", "Martenson Brigade Admin", etc… that catches attention as opposed to the number of posts. I think most would agree that post number isn’t that important; plus, the raw number itself will still be shown.

And I just realized that Erik doesn’t have a title… perhaps it’s just the dashing picture that commands so much respect Cool

Anyway, i’m done. It’s time to hear input from other brigade members!

  • Mon, Dec 01, 2008 - 02:25pm

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    Re: Membership Titles

Since we’re all just opining, I think "Martenson Brigade" says a lot more about my valuation of this place than how many posts I’ve made.  Matter of fact, there could be construed to be an inverse correlation between the former and the latter!

But, if the member designation level represented a financial contribution/sponsorship of the site, rather than just how prolific a poster one has been, I’d be for combining the titles somehow.

Count me as dropping post-count recognition entirely.  That shouldn’t be part of the Brigade’s appeal.

  • Wed, Dec 03, 2008 - 01:25am

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    Re: Membership Titles

I like it.  … Don

  • Wed, Dec 03, 2008 - 01:27am

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    Re: Membership Titles

Clarify:  I like Martenson Brigade subscript.  … Don

  • Sat, Dec 13, 2008 - 03:30pm

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What ever happened to this idea?  It seems to have just fallen off the radar.  … Don

  • Sat, Dec 13, 2008 - 03:42pm

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    Re: Membership Titles

I have given this a little thought and have decided that haveing "Martenson Brigade" would be a good idea.

My thinking is that we don’t need to worry about our bronze, copper, silver or gold status as the number of posts will illustrate this anyway.

Not too sure exactly how many a Gold Member needs but supposing it is over 5,000

If I have:

Martenson Brigade
5,158 posts

That will be enough to tell anyone I have a high status.

  • Sat, Dec 13, 2008 - 03:47pm

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    dps

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    Re: Membership Titles

Let us not promote number of posts as a good or a bad thing.  It’s just a number.  I could sit here and post 100 times in a 10 minute session if I chose to.  Being a member of the brigade is a statement.  The quality of your posts will become known over time no matter what the number.  I don’t need the noise of volumnous posts in the brigade area, which is where I spend almost all my time now.  If I want noise, I can get a lot of it on the main site.  I’m looking for quality use of my time and right now I’m making sure I stay current with every post in the brigade area.  … Don

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