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#182674 04/13/2007 9:14 PM
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I would really like the option of changing the user title to be based on the date/time of registration rather than total number of posts.

I'm sure many admins here don't like that users will just post or spam to up their post count.

This way, my long time users and lurkers, won't have silly titles like "newbie" due to a low post count if they've actually been registered for years.

Similarly, "newbies" will remain as a newbie for however long it is defined, and can't do anything to change the fact that they're, well, new to the community.

I'm actually going to look into doing a hack for this myself, but just thought I'd throw it out there to see if there are any other like-minded admins that would prefer this paradigm-shift of sorts for user titles.

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I like the idea smile
But in my experience members can be post count driven,
which can work for you and against you.

It is a good idea and would love to see it working smile
Sound fun too.


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It's a good alternative, and I can totally see it as a way to distinguish members, which is what it's actually there to do wink


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Originally Posted by Mark S
I like the idea smile
But in my experience members can be post count driven
If you take away any value attributed to post count (like silly "Top Poster" lists) wink then total number of posts become less of a motivator.

One of the first things I do with my ubb.t installation is to remove all obvious displays of post count (in showflat and showthreaded.php).


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