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CP/M User
May 4th, 2003, 01:37 AM
Hi Everyone,

I don't know if I'm off-topic here, I figured this was somewhere between a general discussion, rant or humor. Since Rant is in the middle here I am!

Just out of interest Erik, is there any prizes for the most posted messages in this?

It just seems that this system keeps a good record of everything! :-)

I'm afraid I haven't got any ideas to what the prize should be, but it
would have to be something fairly cheap! (if not free). Unless you know
where some hidden treasures are on the 'net (legal of course!).

I don't know, but if people find out that posting here has a reward,
then perhaps more people will come! ;-)

But also if having the most posts seems to easy, then perhaps adding
other things to it? Maybe turning the Joke board into a competition for
having the cleanest funniest joke? Well no awards to the person this
people for submitting to the joke board. The only reward there is
for cracking ourselves laffing, but maybe the administrator should
get in on this if Erik is the winner?

Regards.

Erik
May 4th, 2003, 08:32 AM
Just out of interest Erik, is there any prizes for the most posted messages in this?

I'm not sure if this falls under the heading of rants, but I'll leave it here for now! :)

I can set up something for posting levels. Each level can get a different title and I can set up whatever levels I want.

I'm not sure if I can set titles by member, but I'll look into that.

I would like to encourage more people to visit and I'd like those that visit to visit more often. The board is less then a week old, so I'm not worried at this point, but I am open to suggestions on how we can boost attendance.

Some things I've already done:

Posted announcements on several newsgroups
Posted an announcement on the cctalk mailing list
Sent private emails to about a dozen webmasters asking for link exchange and promotion.

Any other ideas are welcome and encouraged! :)

Erik

CP/M User
May 4th, 2003, 02:15 PM
"Erik" wrote in message:
> > Just out of interest Erik, is there any prizes for the most
> > posted messages in this?

> I'm not sure if this falls under the heading of rants, but I'll leave
> it here for now! :)

Na, I just thought some people maybe starting to think that I'm
ranting on! :-)

> I can set up something for posting levels. Each level can get a
> different title and I can set up whatever levels I want.

I'm confused! :-(
How does the posting levels work?

> I'm not sure if I can set titles by member, but I'll look into that.

> I would like to encourage more people to visit and I'd like those
> that visit to visit more often. The board is less then a week old,
> so I'm not worried at this point, but I am open to suggestions on
> how we can boost attendance.

Yes, it seems lots have registered, but that's about it. Maybe they
should be bumped off the list. Although many may read this &
reply to you personally that I should be bumped off!

> Some things I've already done:

> Posted announcements on several newsgroups

Did you try alt.folklore.computers ? There's quite a few people
in there! :-)

> Posted an announcement on the cctalk mailing list
> Sent private emails to about a dozen webmasters asking for
> link exchange and promotion.

> Any other ideas are welcome and encouraged! :)

Well it seems you have covered quite a bit. Only time will tell
the story.

Regards.

Erik
May 4th, 2003, 02:28 PM
How does the posting levels work?


Posting levels are fairly simple. I just come up with a number and a title associated with that number. The number is for how many posts have been made and the title is what a member gets for hitting a posting level.

For instance:

0 = new member
10 = member
50 = contributing member
100 = senior member
500 = member supreme
1000 = too much time on their hands

They can be fun, but I'm not sure if a vintage computer audiance would really appreciate them. . . :)

Erik

CP/M User
May 4th, 2003, 02:37 PM
"Erik" wrote in message:

> Posting levels are fairly simple. I just come up with a number
> and a title associated with that number. The number is for how
> many posts have been made and the title is what a member
> gets for hitting a posting level.

> For instance:

> 0 = new member
> 10 = member
> 50 = contributing member
> 100 = senior member
> 500 = member supreme
> 1000 = too much time on their hands

> They can be fun, but I'm not sure if a vintage computer audiance
> would really appreciate them. . . :)

Had any more thoughts about this Erik?

How 'bout some prize for a Kick 'butt rant - or a review of the best rants so far. Could an individual member recieve a special trophy in their name labelled - Rant King -

Make it an annual competition or something! :-))

CP/M User.

CP/M User
November 26th, 2005, 03:28 AM
"CP/M User" wrote:

>> Posting levels are fairly simple. I just come up with a number
>> and a title associated with that number. The number is for how
>> many posts have been made and the title is what a member
>> gets for hitting a posting level.

>> For instance:

>> 0 = new member
>> 10 = member
>> 50 = contributing member
>> 100 = senior member
>> 500 = member supreme
>> 1000 = too much time on their hands

>> They can be fun, but I'm not sure if a vintage computer audiance
>> would really appreciate them. . . :)

Had any more thoughts about this Erik?

How 'bout some prize for a Kick 'butt rant - or a review of the best
rants so far. Could an individual member recieve a special trophy in
their name labelled - King Rant-

Make it an annual competition or something! :-))

So what'd you think about that idea Erik?

Cheers,
CP/M User.

Erik
November 26th, 2005, 05:11 PM
ROFL. I'm still not sure it's in line with what I'm hoping from these boards.

What does everyone else think?

E

Vlad
November 26th, 2005, 05:17 PM
I think it would be intresting, add a little more fun to the fourm (if that can happen) I think its worth doing a trial to see how it works at least....


-Vlad

CP/M User
November 26th, 2005, 11:36 PM
"vlad" wrote:

> I think it would be intresting, add a little more fun to the fourm (if that
> can happen) I think its worth doing a trial to see how it works at least....

A trial Rant? I wouldn't know where to begin! ;-)

Another Bizarre idea I just had is to setup a section for which the
Maintainer (Erik) & possibly the Moderators can post a series of Polls (can
we vote in a locked area is the only concern I have).

If we could vote there though perhaps the owners can select the best
topic of the month (from whatever areas get discussions durning the
month - or pick a hot spot with 3 or more threads). The prize should go to
the originator (or so I thought) of that thread sometimes threads go
adrift, what do others think should a thread prize go to the originator or
someone which has created a tangent within the thread? I must admit
occassionally some interesting feedback has occured from that odd poster
passing by.

A thread should have at least 3 threads in question (nominations for the
prize) - if there are any ties for the crown at the time of closing the Poll -
Erik should have to be the decider. A poll should only be held in a short
period of time - I think a Week would ample time - if you miss out - you
miss out. Results are displayed & title allocated to the member in
question. Just to make the Polls clear - the members name should be
posted next to the thread in question - so we know what we're voting for.

To me it seems a little time consuming - perhaps it should simply be
called the Vintage Computer Forum Awards and some of the top threads
from the entire forum setup for the nominees. Do like I said above
though just widescale it to the best posts out of the forum. I think picking
posts is a owners issue - though the Moderators should able to get in on
this! ;-)

Any!!

CP/M User.

Vlad
November 27th, 2005, 07:11 AM
I think you already won the rant one.....


That idea actually pretty cool. Aonther great idea CP/M user,


-Vlad