Many of you may remember that I'd said about doing some technical maintenance to the forum. Uh. Yeah. About that. Technically said maintenance can be done automatically, but my webhost is so configured as to prevent this, so I have to do it manually. Meaning it'll take a long while in which the forum might be down for as long as a week, depending on whether something gets fubared along the way and I need to make (long excruciating) conversations with various support personnel. :p
But! Part of the maintenance won't be painful and tedious and take aeons to do; part of it involves changing the forum itself.
This is the first in a series of polls that I intend to do, to see whether there should be any changes made. Please do me the favour of explaining your answer because you can vote: "NO" but it won't do me any good if I don't know "why".
This poll deals with some of the capabilities embedded in phpBB (and some that can be modded in if done correctly) that I have been kinda-sorta wanting to implement: rankings and karma points. The latter is a mod called currency -- basically, taking part in various actions around the board earn you points, the more you have the more you earn towards a more prestigious ranking. Some of you might've been on the old Café Frenchboys at frenchboys.net -- where you earned the rank of Revolutionary after you've posted 500 times or so. This is like that, only slightly more complicated. You would, say, earn 2 points for posting a new thread in a discussion board, but 0 points for posting on a game thread. (No, it's not fair for someone who has 6000 posts, 5000 of them OT, to have a higher forum ranking than someone who mostly contributes to discussion threads. This is why I'm implementing the points + ranking system)
Y/N? Suggestions for rankings and points required are welcome.
(You can not vote twice unless you have two user accounts, which isn't currently permissible under the forum rules, and you can not, unfortunately, change your vote if you change your mind.)