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Posts made here don't count towards member level

Discussion in 'Safety valve' started by Ketola, Apr 1, 2006.

  1. Ketola

    Ketola Turned ninja Staff Member

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    Posts made at the Safety valve are [bold]not taken into account[/bold] when calculating the member levels. Please see:

    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/102943

    Due to the nature of the Safety valve forum, we saw this change was needed.
     
  2. DVDBack23

    DVDBack23 Administrator Staff Member

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    Im glad to see this implemented. Keep up the amazing work admins ;)
     
  3. ScubaPete

    ScubaPete Senior member

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    Thanks Ketola,

    It was sure long overdue -
     
  4. andmerr

    andmerr Guest

    nice to see a step in the right direction
     
  5. Joeva

    Joeva Regular member

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    Hopefully this will equal no bitching in SV about what people talk about and such. A very good idea.
     
  6. ScubaPete

    ScubaPete Senior member

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    Oooppps,

    It's still counting my posts ? ?
     
  7. andmerr

    andmerr Guest

    and mine also pete
     
  8. dRD

    dRD I hate titles Staff Member

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    The fact that posts in Safety Valve count as your posts when you look at your post stats via "My Account", doesn't change the fact that the auto-promotion script that changes user statuses, ignores posts made in safety valve forum. Thus, you can have 500 posts and still be newbie, if all your posts are made in SV.

    And yes, it also means that people should stop complaining about "useless" threads and posts made in the SV, allowing safety valve (and all other topics, another forum which is treated equally now) to fulfill its purpose as the place where people can freely post "useless" posts without the pressure to stay on topic :)
     
  9. ScubaPete

    ScubaPete Senior member

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    Understood ~

    Perhaps that will llimit the number of members with the post count high enough to rate them as "Seniors" but with the experience of a "Newbie".
     
  10. The_Fiend

    The_Fiend Guest

    I have been hoping for this to be implemented ever since i started posting here.
    A big thumbs up for the Admins.
     
  11. garmoon

    garmoon Regular member

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    Great change! Now I won't feel guilty in here.LOL

    Thanks Ketola
     
  12. JXP2307

    JXP2307 Regular member

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    Just one question. Do all safety valve posts not count, or just from now on?

    Just wondering because I after a year and a half, I just hit 500 posts...

    But there are some safety valve posts in there too. Just wondering how many more I need to hit Senior.
     
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2006
  13. flameclaw

    flameclaw Member

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    Damn
    looks like ill be a noob forever
     
  14. andmerr

    andmerr Guest

    o'h my god i've posted 2500+ and i'm still an addict, was there another level..........................lol
     
  15. boxwrench

    boxwrench Guest

    @andmerr,Yes it's super grand high exaulted addict!
    And it could be you after 1,000,000 posts!lol!!
     
  16. DVDBack23

    DVDBack23 Administrator Staff Member

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    Im curious to know this answer as well. Im nowhere near addict (sitting at 1900 posts right now) so it doesnt really involve me, but would like to know for curiosities sake ;)
     
  17. matt72

    matt72 Regular member

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    Hi,

    Easiest way to 'count' your posts minus the safety valve is to do a search messages of your name and use only safety valve...your posts in there will be pulled up. Subtract that number from your total post count and there you have it.
     
  18. andmerr

    andmerr Guest

    matt i tried that but it only gives you about 300 hundred results and if you have more than that it will say that you have exceeded the search parameters(well it did for me and scubapete as we are way above the norm on the post count).The best way is to go to your profile and in there where it says' see a list of your posts' you can count up how many are in the safety value.For people that are already newbie to senior its probably the only way you are going to know unless the admin install a mod for each user telling them how much they have to go to get to the next level
     
  19. matt72

    matt72 Regular member

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    @andmerr,

    you are correct if you are an addict/ mod and have more than 300 posts in the safety valve then yes you have exceeded the parameters..I was overlooking the fact that addicts would have well surpassed that ;). For myself as example only about 30 so worked for me and should for others seniors, members, juniors, newbies.
     
  20. ScubaPete

    ScubaPete Senior member

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    Hi matt,

    Point of fact ~ There were too many who progressed to Member, Senior Members and Addicts that shouldn't and wouldn't if it weren't for the Safety Valve threads and other "bantering" threads throughout the forums

    Hopefully, when someone becomes a Senior or an Addict now, they will have had to answer enough honest questions to be of benifit to the forums.

    A step up, I say.
     

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