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HairyArse
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So as some of you noticed last night I added a minor update to the forum in the form of a views column. After the recent additions of trophys, flags and shun/prefer buttons, can anyone come up with any other cool forum gimmicks I can build in that will tempt the lurkers out of the shadows and make them create accounts and post? As well as provide a bit of fun for the rest of us.

The genius first suggestion comes from Stevas which is to calculate the number of thread kills per user - i.e. a thread kill is where you are the last person to post in a thread and thus are responsible for its death.
#1 at 17:16:08 - 26/09/2007
Stevas
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Fanboy index (I might have suggested this one already)

A query finding the number of occurances of either "Microsoft", "Sony", or "Nintendo" in your output and attributing you a suitably offensive rating.

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#2 at 17:57:42 - 26/09/2007
Stevas
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"Lurker Ratio"

Obvious, innit.

Um... yes, I found the chat we had, Hairy.

In fact, fuck it, I'll just repost it as a list here:

- thread kills
- word count
- swear count (improbable, but I can hope)...
- ratio of word count to post count would be good. (i.e. A Wordy Cunt rating.)
- fanboy rating (see above post)
- "Firsted" rating. i.e. how often someone has been the first to post in a newly created thread or review.
- A "Deadthreader" rating. Count of how many threads created that didn't get past five posts.
- A lurker rating, calculating the ratio of posts to time since registered.

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#3 at 18:07:15 - 26/09/2007
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Yeah, stuff like 'M$' and '$ony' should get a double weighting.
#4 at 18:12:22 - 26/09/2007
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HairyArse said:So as some of you The genius first suggestion comes from Stevas which is to calculate the number of thread kills per user - i.e. a thread kill is where you are the last person to post in a thread and thus are responsible for its death.
And this'll tempt the lurkers out?

Do it as a % of posts and some sod's going to be sitting at 100%
#5 at 18:42:55 - 26/09/2007
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This, of course, depends on whether you see being a thread killer as a bad... or good thing.

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#6 at 19:08:33 - 26/09/2007
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The gimmick of not getting bumped back to the front page when you log in.
#7 at 19:09:04 - 26/09/2007
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True... Might even make a good Hitman level, kill the Halo 3 comments thread on Eurogamer.
#8 at 19:28:59 - 26/09/2007
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Stevas said:"Lurker Ratio"

- ratio of word count to post count would be good. (i.e. A Wordy Cunt rating.)


But you'd win hands down!!!
#9 at 19:44:01 - 26/09/2007
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kentmonkey said:
Stevas said:"Lurker Ratio"

- ratio of word count to post count would be good. (i.e. A Wordy Cunt rating.)


But you'd win hands down!!!


Ahh, but us mere mortals would be calibrated in units of milli- or even micro-Stevas
#10 at 20:58:27 - 26/09/2007
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Heh, I wonder why Stevas came up with all of the "wordy cunt" suggestions ;)

I still loathe the idea of sig and avatars (the small ones we've got a fine), but maybe an extra detail could be added to that section such as "Word of the month:", "Console of the month:" "Cheese of the month". Each month the "thing" would change and hopefully encourage people to update that detail.

Actually, reading that back it sounds utter pants. Move along.
#11 at 23:51:43 - 26/09/2007
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I love the sound of the fanboy index, if only to make those indifferent to branding more self-conscious.

/cackles
#12 at 02:11:24 - 27/09/2007
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kentmonkey said:
Stevas said:"Lurker Ratio"

- ratio of word count to post count would be good. (i.e. A Wordy Cunt rating.)


But you'd win hands down!!!


On the contrary, dear fellow, I think you'll find my forum representation is far from excessive in this matter (in comparison, say, to my "articles"). And indeed, is it not the taking part that counts? Since when did this become a contest? If I was so inclined I would have put forward the suggestion that a good forum gimmick would be how close any forumites user logins are to... Hey... hang on...

New suggestion!

Stevas Index

Returns the value denoting how close the forumite is to one unit of 'Stevas'. Factors include:
- use of ten words when one is enough
- excessive and possibly quite bastard unnecessary fucking swearing
- obsession on the eradication of tearing
- Gradius
- Possible multiple personality disorder the fuck? What you on about, 'possible'?
- Not Canadian

Yeah... Yeah, I like that one. I reckon I'd have that one nailed.

Um...

Hell and fucking damnation if I didn't just sodding well illustrate your point, dammit.

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#13 at 12:00:54 - 27/09/2007
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The 'Dirty Old Man' index which rates the number of appearences in a NSFW thread.
#14 at 12:15:06 - 27/09/2007
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Mr J said:The 'Dirty Old Man' index which rates the number of appearences in a NSFW thread.


Now that's a fantastic idea! I could create a whole set of AATG forum achievements.

HAM SHANK - You posted in 10 or more NSFW threads.
FUCKTARD - You referred to Microsoft as M$ 10 times.
Allstar - You earned 5 stars!
Cupid Stunt - You used the word CUNT 1000 times.

Now if only I could work out how to actually do this without slowing the forum down with a fuck ton of complicated SQL queries.
#15 at 12:23:06 - 27/09/2007
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Mr J said:The 'Dirty Old Man' index which rates the number of appearences in a NSFW thread.


Surely counting the number of views of a NSFW thread by a user...
#16 at 12:24:13 - 27/09/2007
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HairyArse said:
Mr J said:The 'Dirty Old Man' index which rates the number of appearences in a NSFW thread.


Now that's a fantastic idea! I could create a whole set of AATG forum achievements.

HAM SHANK - You posted in 10 or more NSFW threads.
FUCKTARD - You referred to Microsoft as M$ 10 times.
Allstar - You earned 5 stars!
Cupid Stunt - You used the word CUNT 1000 times.

Now if only I could work out how to actually do this without slowing the forum down with a fuck ton of complicated SQL queries.


Only update the stats once a day/week, and have it run at an odd hour.
#17 at 12:25:13 - 27/09/2007
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Broken record award .... if a certain string of characters keeps reappearing in your posts.

I suspect Peej, Legion and Stevas will get one because they use a sig & Retroid will show up with / CATS! /

Might not be all that exciting a feature.

Jedi/sith
Jedi: preferred more people thanb you shunned
Sith: shunned mor epeople than you preferred
Antisocial: hardly used the shun/prefer function

#18 at 13:02:40 - 27/09/2007
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HairyArse said:Now if only I could work out how to actually do this without slowing the forum down with a fuck ton of complicated SQL queries.

You don't, you parse the text in the script before it ever sees the database, same way if you ever wanted to implement a search that looked at more than just the thread title.
#19 at 13:12:15 - 27/09/2007
Legion
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How about a shitstorm day - where you reveal who's shunned who! :P

#20 at 13:31:23 - 27/09/2007
Legion
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Salaman said:Broken record award .... if a certain string of characters keeps reappearing in your posts.

I suspect Peej, Legion and Stevas will get one because they use a sig & Retroid will show up with / CATS! /

Might not be all that exciting a feature.

Jedi/sith
Jedi: preferred more people thanb you shunned
Sith: shunned mor epeople than you preferred
Antisocial: hardly used the shun/prefer function


Hey, no sigs on this here forum.

~L~
#21 at 13:32:23 - 27/09/2007
Salaman
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Hmmm I could've sworn you put "legion" under each post.

How on earth did you manage to break the habit?
:-)
#22 at 13:35:30 - 27/09/2007
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I still slip up occasionally...

}}Legion{{
#23 at 13:47:53 - 27/09/2007
quedex
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How about a slashdot karma system?

I vote this post informative.
#24 at 17:37:04 - 27/09/2007
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A one line signature that you have no control over.

People are allowed add lines to their profiles that will randomly appear as the sigs of other people.
#25 at 18:08:22 - 27/09/2007
Retroid
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Salaman said:
/ CATS! /

Where?!

o/ CATS o/
#26 at 18:20:33 - 27/09/2007
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quedex said:How about a slashdot karma system?

I vote this post informative.


we have the shun/prefer for posters but something for the post itself would be cool, like digg but less bloghey
#27 at 18:24:52 - 27/09/2007
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Retroid said:
Salaman said:
/ CATS! /

Where?!

o/ CATS o/


o/ CATS o/
#28 at 18:37:10 - 27/09/2007
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/Buys PS3

...

/Complains about lack of o/ CATS o/ feature
#29 at 18:39:58 - 27/09/2007
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Retroid said:
Salaman said:
/ CATS! /

Where?!

o/ CATS o/

Retroid, yesterday.

;-P
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