Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rating: Thread Rating: 3 votes, 2.33 average. Display Modes
Old 02-04-2006, 21:44   #16
Kai Nui

Posts: n/a
Stars are back, and working as they should. Thanks.

  Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2006, 22:29   #17
Registered User
CaptainK's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Phoenix, Arizona... USA
Posts: 2,386
Images: 7
I claim the fame to putting those 3 stars up there Kai!!!


"Those who desire to give up Freedom in order to gain security, will not have, nor do they deserve, either one." - Benjamin Franklin
CaptainK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2006, 08:01   #18
Registered User
Jim H's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: London, UK
Boat: '67 Cal 20, Aurora and "73 Rival 34, Southern Rival
Posts: 162
Images: 7
Stars, Admins, Moderators and Cliques

Originally Posted by capt lar
I think we are better off without them. They suggest rank. Who needs it ?
I think Larry is exactly right about this. Handing out special titles, and making a small platoon of system admins and moderators might be motivational for them, but for the standard user this site may become less than inviting. In the past, Gord was the basic peacekeeper (and provider of excellent resources while showing less than obvious biases). Today, it seems like half the board can edit my posts, but I have to ask permission after an hour...

Rank is an issue, since I like the idea of being able to freely disagree with some of the examples and advice offered, but that's difficult if there's such a large group of sys admins and moderators. Sailnet uses the same software as this site, but they've only implemented the reputation feature (as Gord recommended) and not all the stars, "Captain," and other distinguishing elements. Personally, I think ranking features can lead a site to being more of a clique, where there's quick responses but only from the same people who sometimes say the same things, over and over.

Thanks for the chance to comment, and thank you to Gord for his long-term, solid contributions to this site.

Jim H
Jim H in London, UK, sailing Southern Rival, a '73 Rival 34. In Oregon, sails Aurora, a '67 Cal 20.
Jim H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2006, 12:00   #19
Registered User
BC Mike's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Gabriola BC
Boat: Viking 33 Tanzer 8.5m Tanzer 22
Posts: 1,034
Images: 5

They can get rid of the stars after I hit 1000. I will continue to say what is on my mind, but I only address the issues and will not bad mouth or try and discredit anyone I disagree with. That way I do not run the risk of being moderated. As a back up I will claim advancing age is affecting my clarity of thinking. Pushing 60 is exercise enough. Sailing on the Laser 28 is giving me a weekly workout.

BC Mike is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Now you get stars for posting!!! Gisle Forum News & Announcements 6 12-05-2003 00:18
Avatar name and images? delmarrey Forum Tech Support & Site Help 6 30-03-2003 13:13

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:58.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.