Since the image must tell something about the rank the size will be limited to 100x25, on many forums you see something like stars underneath the rank.
I will activate avatars as soon as phpBB releases their new bugfix version 2.0.2 these will be fairly small avatars both dimension wise as filesize wise. I was indeed thinking of something like 80x80, or perhaps 100x75, in any case something fairly small.
And yes I will add a option for everyone on a 56k modem to disable the displaying of these avatars.
Asfar as the ranks goes I can’t (well not unless I have to code it myself) let people set their own ranks after this many posts. I also don’t think that is something I would like.
Special ranks may be assigned to people who don’t post very often, but still earn alot of respect (like ton is a Blender Guru).
I won’t make any seperation between the off-topic forum and the other forums. Because I think that anyone who posts in the off-topic forum supports the community just as much as someone who only posts in the elysiun chat forum. (also this would be fairly ugly to program).
While ton is THE ‘Blender Guru’ there are some here that have a great deal of knowledge about Blender, the former NaN coders that have joined the effort, eeshlo, theeth… and over time those that contribute code and make other significant contributions to the project could be ‘Blender Disciples’
Newbie: A sticker with “NEW!” on it.
Regular: Three drink cups with the one in the middle highlighted.
Groupie: Ummm… shoot, I have no suggestions!
Guru: An executive chair.
Monkey: This should be quite obvious (hint: Publisher 2.25, mesh menu).
On the new post ranks:
0=Forum Houdini (a puff of smoke)
1000=Forum Couch Potato (a television set) or Forum Genius (a test tube)
2500=Forum Master (a throne)
For Moderators, they should just be “Forum Moderator,” with a list of rules… or maybe a nice lock, since they have that power.
That, or perhaps the “Forum Mom”. Weird psychoanalytical implications be damned!!! :D[/quote]
That’s what I am, I’ll admit to it, I’m everyone’s Mom! That’s why all those ramblings keep comming out of me. Man, you pinned me down and now I understand myself, LOL!!! (after all I’m surounded by Kids, and they hug and kiss me all the time, and that’s where my mind is always … That, and thinking about practicing to make more babys)
errrr…uhum… Be good now, Mommy and Daddy have to go “talk” for a while… go watch TV now…
Hee hee hee, Love MommyBee
PS I love Ton’s monkey setup, that’s cute, and sticks with a theme… if only I knew the “inside joke”???
I don’t think there is one… the phrase ‘code-monkey’ or ‘web-monkey’ is pretty common. I’ve even seen code-monkey on a business card of a Sun engineer.
I’ve composed the list using the webpage on primates, there was no pun intented!
i like bapsississes suggestions on the names the best =D
i also love the avatar icon idea!
it would be really cool that say we get to 1000 posts, maybe we could make our own picture, which was already suggested =) something to shoot for!
0=Forum Houdini (a puff of smoke)
1000=Forum Couch Potato (a TV)
2500=Forum Genius (a test tube)
5000=Forum Master (a throne)
10,000=Some Geek Who Never Leaves The Forum (a watch that doesn’t move despite the background moving–we CAN have animated images, right?)
20,000=You’ll Never Get Here (an escape clause, form TZ “Escape Clause”)
50,000=Forum Locked-In-A-Room-And-Being-Forced-To-Post (a locked door 8) )
100,000=Forum Cloned (multiple spheres, all alike)
250,000=Forum Robot (duh)
500,000=Forum Needs-To-Stop-Drinking-Coffee-So-Much-And-Get-To-Sleep (a bed with a circle with a line through it… or maybe a lock )
1,000,000=Forum Fanatic (2 animated hands pressing so many keys on 17,576 keyboards)
2,000,000=Forum Time Traveler (A time portal)
10,000,000=Forum Psycho (a shower curtain )
100,000,000=Forum Annoyance (me )
1,000,000,000=Forum Hacker Team (a bunch of computers with people behind them)
Infinite=Forum Too-Much-Time (a clock)
I still think that moderators should be simply “Forum Moderators,” and should have a boot. After all, they do give some people (SkyWriter) and some threads (Evolution, ???, How to turn $6 into $6,000) THE BOOT!
Anyway, some details in an image can’t be seen at 100x100 or whatever. For example, a picture I made of an amphibicopter (that helicopter-like thing that David uses to get to Manhattan in “AI: Artificial Intelligence”) would be too small to see things like the seats, and the controller things. That’s another reason we shouldn’t have our own images.