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1. Posted by andrwcris (Full Member 34 posts) 11y

Hi Sam/Pete,

Firstly congrats on a great website!!

I joined a couple of weeks ago and have got loads of info from people on here who are all very helpful and have listed myself as a travel helper for the UK.............. but when do I get promoted from a 'Budding Member' to a 'Full Member' lol

Cheers

Andrew

2. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Hi Andrew,

I had the same question until this morning. I read Sam's last reply (to Wocca) in the "Statistics" thread on this forum. Though the subject of the reply concerns other matters, it does explain the rating system. It is a correlation between the number of post you have made and the total number of posts on the whole site. (If I read it correctly, that is...).

3. Posted by andrwcris (Full Member 34 posts) 11y

lol, well I will keep plugging away and wait for my promotion.....:)

4. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Quoting andrwcris

lol, well I will keep plugging away and wait for my promotion.....:)

There was a thread entitled "MEMBER TITLES" started in SYSTEM TALK by Peter on 26th December 2004l, which read as follows:

Quoting Peter

After some consideration (and something I've been meaning to do for a while now), I've started utilising our new member rank (which you can't see ) to calculate users' Titles. Amongst other things, it takes into consideration featured photos, what forum you've posted in and votes on your posts. By doing this, there will always be a limited amount of Travel Gurus and Respected Members and it will continually become a harder goal to achieve, so no resting on your laurels anymore. Apologies to those who have lost their prized Guru status. I think it will help make it an increasinly meaningful title!

Oh, and I've also used it to reward users with extra photo space; Full Members get 1MB, Respected Members get 2MB and Travel Gurus get 5MB of space.

Cheers, Peter

HTH

5. Posted by andrwcris (Full Member 34 posts) 11y

Yeah!!! Looked what happened!! lol :)

6. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Thanks for the clarifiaction, Wocca. I honestly hadn't gotten back to find that thread. Much appreciated!

7. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

Hehe, I read your first post and it had already listed you as a full member :)

Mind you, the next 'upgrade' is quite hard to make. For example isadora has a lot of posts but is still a Full Member. To get to the next level you need both a lot of posts as well as things like photo uploads etc.

As the site grows, we'll probably consider adding intermediate rankings as well and possibly a ranking system showing the 'top ranked' users over the past week/month/year etc which of course could differ from the total overal ranking....

Congrats on your now full member status! :)

Sam

8. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

I'm working on it Sam!

Photos - must find more photos, and finsh my travel log!

9. Posted by GretaGarbo (Full Member 48 posts) 11y

I'm only a budding member after 25 posts.
Is it because I came to this board for beer drinking purposes?
Sam, I have been posting travel related stuff too!

10. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 11y

Hmm, good point. I wonder if this is going to change when the script runs (it runs every hour....).

Otherwise, guess the limits are higher now if you are only posting in the forum. Those members registered as a travel helper get the full member status quicker then (see andrwcris for example) :)

It has nothing to do with the beer drinking GG, then you would have become one earlier if anything :)