I'd like to see people's pledge levels attached to their forum profile...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Canterbury, Apr 23, 2014.

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  1. Sir Bradley White

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    Yep, pretty much what I was thinking. Someone ranting to stir things up without a 'Backer' tag (or when released a 'Player' tag to show that they do play the game) wouldn't have much ground to stand on.

    But, my main emphasis was on some backers not taking legit concerns or criticism from a non-backer seriously if the didn't have the tag. Ranting is a whole separate thing. I don't want the tag to be the separating line for new people that come in. Not saying it will happen, but just throwing out the possibility of it happening.

    Edit: Can't type my thoughts well. :(
     
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    "Yep, yep. yep" ^^" A very Smart Idea I Support :rolleyes:
    I think the "dot" would work...
    Thunbs Up!
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    every dollar is appreciated! A backer is still a backer no matter the amount!
     
  4. Canterbury

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    Yeah, I get where you're coming from, but I wonder how much a non-backer could actually say, as they don't have access to the game, so their commentary should be fairly "measured" as they just don't have the experience to draw on to do otherwise (unless they are the people I mentioned in my previous post who are actually backers, using a false account to say something controversial or troll-like).

    Also, I've seen Star Citizen even show pledge levels over the past year and it hasn't been a "big" deal. So to only show backer status or not, presumably, would be even less of one.
     
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    I just think this will be more work then it is really worth. Don't get me wrong i do like the idea, but do we need to divide the community?
     
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    It really shouldn't be; it would just involved having two subtitles, "Backer" or "Guest" (or whatever they like), rather than the current "Avatar" that everyone has. When you back, it changes "Guest" to "Backer". It would be automatic.

    As for dividing the community, I would be absolutely fascinated to know who I talk to regularly here whom has backed, or not. As we know, we have over 90,000 accounts, but only over 30,000 are backers, so it would be interesting.
     
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    you should know whoever you talk to regularly weather they have backed or not.

    I just see this used to poor fuel on a fire. I think members will be more aggressive to smacktards just because they are guests. We don't need that information to communicate effectively here on the forums.
     
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    And may I suggest - even though Canterbury's suggestion comes from a good place and has merit, a troll is a troll. However much they may or may not have contributed, if they are behaving badly they can be ignored (if the moderators don't get them first....)
     
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    Sounds like they don't need a label to point them out. :>
     
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    Just out of curiosity, can you let me know why you think having a backer or non-backer title would be a bad thing when it's "par for the course" on most sites like this, and people don't even think twice about displaying it on them?
     
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    Really? Why? I could be talking to people here regularly whom might have backed to the tune of 10 grand, or they might not have backed at all. In many cases, I just don't know, and I don't ask.
     
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    I personally wouldn't care at all. It wouldn't affect me, or how I respond to other people's posts.
     
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    And yet you're against it. I just find that interesting.
     
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    Not arguing for or against it.
     
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    Well, saying something like:
    Tends to give the impression you are; otherwise I wouldn't have asked you why you were against it.
     
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    I would hope it would just give the impression that I'm not sure what the purpose would be. If, in the end, it ended up deterring people from trolling, that wouldn't be a bad thing. Not sure that would happen. The comment wasn't meant as adversarial.
     
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    lol No sorry I wouldn't want that to happen Canterbury. I specifically don't want to talk about it. I am focused on getting this game made and contributing as I can, but I truly don't wan't to have that part out there in front of the world.
    I feel passionate about this game and the possibilities for what it can be. Those are some of the reasons we mull over and over on the forums.
    I can appreciate what you are saying but I will for now lay low;)


    ***edited....hiding under the covers to not tell lol
     
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    What about saying whether you are a backer or not and not the actual level? That seems to be the more popular option in all the replies here.
     
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    lol But of course I am a backer silly;). I love this game.:)
     
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    Some of us are proud of backer status to a degree than we use the pledge level in our name :)...but even if I was Duke Level I would remain Lord title.

    How about...Picture, Name, Avatar, Backer or Guest? ;)
     
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