Ranks




 
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March 7th, 2004  
Popeye
 
 

Topic: Ranks


Looks like people climb up the ladder pretty quick, maybe you should up the posts... or you could add all the ones in between, like SSgt. 1Sgt.. Sergeant Major.

Just an idea, or soon were gonna have all stars!
March 7th, 2004  
FutureRANGER
 
 
I think you're right Popeye. I mean, you've been a member less than a week and you're a lieutenant. I like the idea of adding all the ranks inbetween and lengthening the gaps between them.
March 7th, 2004  
Redleg
 
 
The reason why I haven't added the different sergeant ranks is to keep the rank system as international as possible.
Almost all of use have the basic ranks, but not the others..

Here's the rank vs. posts explanation:
http://www.military-quotes.com/forum...opic.php?t=294

Please reply here with your suggestions to number of posts vs. rank..
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March 7th, 2004  
RnderSafe
 
 
Since I know most military focused BBs like to keep a rank system, why not make it a little more realistic and award based.

Rank is recieved/awarded/earned by points (number of posts), performance (informative/worthwhile content) and TIG (date you joined the board). Why not up the posts to 100 per each rank. Start as cadet, after 50 posts, PVT, 50 more posts, PFC .. ect. As the ranks climb, the post requirements could become longer .. say one has to have 200 posts to make LT. (This idea, of course, assuming it's possible to mix up the post requirements) You could also add a voting system, those that contribute regularly, with informative and insightful posts could be voted into a higher rank. A bit like your "donate milbucks" idea. So, one could be a Sgt, but those within the web community feel they are a great asset to the community .. they are awarded for contributing .. and thus obtain whatever rank that correlates with how many votes required. IE. Five or ten votes = LT .. or whatever.

This way, you keep in the tradition of what a rank systems if for, giving the more frequent posters (those that contribute the most to the web board) the higher ranks .. and those that don't, the lower.

Perhaps for those that are active, or former military - after a certain number of posts they could purchase their specific rank (after an introduction of themselves with an overview of their service) with their milbucks and keep that specific rank as more of an avatar for themselves, if they so choose.

Just an idea, may be too complicated.
March 7th, 2004  
Redleg
 
 
Sounds like an interesting idea.

But the basic rank system as it is now only allows you to advance in rank when you have a certain number of posts..
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This way, you keep in the tradition of what a rank systems if for, giving the more frequent posters (those that contribute the most to the web board) the higher ranks .. and those that don't, the lower.
You have to post 1000 posts to climb to General..
http://www.military-quotes.com/forum...opic.php?t=294


There is a ranking/vote mod available, but I don't think it affects the rank/title...
I'll try to do some research on that one..

I'm also going to install a custom profile mod, where I can add new profile fields like real life rank etc...
March 7th, 2004  
RnderSafe
 
 
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I'm also going to install a custom profile mod, where I can add new profile fields like real life rank etc...
Perhaps something like:

Biography: *
Location:
Military Credentials: or Branch/Unit/MOS:
Interests:
Occupation:
March 7th, 2004  
Redleg
 
 
Great suggestions, I'll try to install it tonight or tomorrow.
March 7th, 2004  
Popeye
 
 
Glad you guys agreed to a certain extent.
March 7th, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 

Topic: hey...


But i can keep my star right...500 posts is a lot...
March 7th, 2004  
Redleg
 
 
The ranks will stay the same as they are today.
I'll only add some more profile options now.