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Why do a few names have @ before them???

Posted by vikram_1982 [send private reply] at April 02, 2002, 07:42:21 AM

as above

Posted by vikram_1982 [send private reply] at April 02, 2002, 07:43:22 AM

I mean the user names on tpu.org . Do they have any significance

Posted by RedX [send private reply] at April 02, 2002, 07:47:25 AM

Those people have mystic power. They can make message appear and disappear. They have the power to shape the universe of these forums as they see it.

RedX

Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at April 02, 2002, 09:18:00 AM

They are mods/admins

Posted by gian [send private reply] at April 02, 2002, 03:07:51 PM

Because, we needed an extra character in our names to reflect our egos.

Posted by slipknotclown [send private reply] at April 02, 2002, 03:51:32 PM

I have wanted an @ for many years, but still till this day, I'm without. Maybe if I pray at night...

Posted by gian [send private reply] at April 02, 2002, 03:56:18 PM

Praying will get you nowhere, cretin! Bow down before my greatness!

Posted by RedX [send private reply] at April 02, 2002, 05:14:05 PM

Gian, (Hey! Look. I wrote your name right!) I'm pretty sure you're lying about the extra character for your ego. Else certain people would have an entire Alphabet before their name. ;-)

RedX

Posted by Faisal [send private reply] at April 02, 2002, 05:16:38 PM

its funny how you said "Else"

Posted by RedX [send private reply] at April 02, 2002, 05:24:33 PM

I could have written 'anders' but I don't think many people would understand it.

Just to set things straight I'm not writting in English: I'm writting in Quitzingz. This language looks like Englisch but it has a very dynamic spelling and grammarr. Theese might change from word toh wordd ant sometimees caan look weirdt to thu not-initiatedh. Also might grammarr sometimess differend be, but while a after peoplee used get to.
Actually manyy people thiss language use Internet on the.

RedX

Posted by Faisal [send private reply] at April 02, 2002, 05:28:48 PM

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Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at April 02, 2002, 06:23:29 PM

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(Leet combine that with and no one understand you will)

Posted by taubz [send private reply] at April 03, 2002, 02:36:17 AM

I added the '@' and it was an ego thing. I admit it.

Posted by gian [send private reply] at April 03, 2002, 04:07:17 AM

BTW. I would like to change my name to include every word in the english language, and an '@'.

Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at April 03, 2002, 10:53:57 AM

even words like ass and retard?

Posted by gian [send private reply] at April 03, 2002, 02:27:59 PM

Actually, no... I'll leave those for you :-)

Posted by diegoeskryptic [send private reply] at April 03, 2002, 06:22:43 PM

What about the Newbies like me... where the heck do we fit in?!.... i guess... ahh nevermind!!!

Posted by RedX [send private reply] at April 04, 2002, 09:10:03 AM

We could implent a ranking system:
# for newbies.
* for the more advanced
for the experts.
and for those who are just anoying.

;-)
RedX

Posted by vikram_1982 [send private reply] at April 04, 2002, 11:42:54 PM

Thats a better idea RedX , when will that beimplemented??
By the way , why is my name not on the member's list???? I am feeling very sad 'bout that :(

Vikram.

Posted by Psion [send private reply] at April 05, 2002, 12:06:51 AM

There is a link you can follow on the front page to add yourself.

Posted by gian [send private reply] at April 05, 2002, 12:35:19 AM

I kinda like the ranking system idea... Do it voted... and thus wieghted upon the rank of the person voting... ie. sourceforge style.

Posted by RedX [send private reply] at April 05, 2002, 06:06:53 AM

Perhaps the voting could be done by adding a button of some sort next to a post and if you find the post usefull you could click the button to add a vote.
I think that would be better than the post-count-ranking system I've seen on several sites.
It would also be much more work to implent, since you'll need to add some checks to prevent people from voting multiple times on a post or voting on their own posts.

RedX

Posted by metamorphic [send private reply] at April 05, 2002, 07:24:20 AM

thats a good idea. I would help, but i dont know JSP

Posted by Psion [send private reply] at April 05, 2002, 09:12:57 AM

We don't use JSP here.

Posted by metamorphic [send private reply] at April 05, 2002, 09:17:49 AM

what do you use then?

Posted by Psion [send private reply] at April 05, 2002, 09:23:40 AM

I know we've discussed this on IRC before. =) Follow the link from the "helping with the site" section on the front page if you want the details again.

Posted by Psion [send private reply] at April 05, 2002, 09:26:46 AM

About the voting, it would be very difficult to prevent people from scamming their own ratings up. I think we can let contributions speak for themselves. Well, we could require that people be specially authorized to allow to vote. The question is, how valuable would that be, anyway?

Posted by gian [send private reply] at April 05, 2002, 08:54:23 PM

Psion: It would spruce up the site... make it more community oriented. It may seem frivilous, but it's fun anyway :-)

I think that if we are to implement it, it should be in somebody's profile (so that somebody can just click the link on the name of someone with a really good post, and rate them).

Posted by vikram_1982 [send private reply] at April 06, 2002, 07:01:07 AM

Hey Psion try this for the voting system:

Give access only to the person who initiated a thread to vote on it, and a particular post can only be voted for once. Get the idea?? This would stop users pushing up their ratings. Also, provide negative ratings to stop gimmerish being posted on the forum

Vikram.

Posted by buzgub [send private reply] at April 06, 2002, 07:05:43 AM

but then what's to prevent people making threads to spam *them*? Why not do it per-user. Each user can have one vote for or against each other user. Then the problem of storing huge numbers of votes arises; not only must you remember how many votes someone has, but also who they came from.

Posted by vikram_1982 [send private reply] at April 06, 2002, 07:34:44 AM

yeah, but u cant have the pie and eat it too, right. We need to come to some compromise. And, not many would take the pains of spamming a thread, i presume. But u must agree that the voting system is a good idea, and it must be implemented as soon as possible

Btw, does anyone know what method Geocities uses on its voting system? that is a fool proof method , i presume.

Posted by miststlkr [send private reply] at April 06, 2002, 09:58:21 AM

i think vikram's idea would work best. i don't think too many people would waste their time makinf a bunch of posts in the same thread just to pump up their rating. or, to get around it, you can't vote for youself and, since only the thead origionator can vote at all it would make it useless to do so... of course youy could have a friend open a thread and all, but there are always ways around stuff...

Posted by miststlkr [send private reply] at April 06, 2002, 09:59:25 AM

heh.. how 'bout a spwell checvk while we're at it :-D

Posted by vikram_1982 [send private reply] at April 06, 2002, 11:09:01 AM

WOW I REALLY HAVE SOMEONE SUPPORTING MY IDEA !!!!!
thanks miststlkr. Guess i can party tonight....

Posted by vikram_1982 [send private reply] at April 06, 2002, 11:10:28 AM

Psion , r u listening?????

Posted by Psion [send private reply] at April 06, 2002, 11:24:13 AM

If you and/or others can work out the details in Suggestions, then we can make it happen.

Posted by vikram_1982 [send private reply] at April 07, 2002, 06:17:54 AM

Sure , lead the way man.... . Any one else game?????

Posted by Psion [send private reply] at April 07, 2002, 10:15:31 AM

No, you want something done, you lead the way. =)

Posted by vikram_1982 [send private reply] at April 07, 2002, 11:41:50 PM

aargh, tough guy eh??

Posted by gian [send private reply] at April 08, 2002, 05:32:22 PM

We didn't get that @ before our name for being helpful!

Posted by vikram_1982 [send private reply] at April 09, 2002, 06:47:42 AM

OIC.

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