Forum tagging system

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33 on December 28, 2015

Hello guys!

I want to write a bit about the user tags, just for transparency’s sake.
So the website is hosted by meebox and powered by wordpress.
You can customize wordpress a lot, but it has a lot of presets/themes too. This forum uses the ForumEngine theme.

In this theme you can give users a certain role. Some roles give priviliges, like the admin and the mod. All others don’t. There are 6 roles in total. An admin can give each of these roles a name that will be displayed under the profile picture of a user. Everyone gets the lowest role when they register but an admin may upgrade a user’s role manually.

Here’s an overview of the 6 roles available on the forum and their names:

Subscriber – ” ” – Standard role
Contributor – “Helpful”
Author – “Wise”
Editor – “Devoted”
Moderator – “Master” – Can edit and delete threads and comments
Administrator – “Guru” – Can edit the whole site

Like I said, and admin like me can give a user a role, and with that a tag. I’ve been trying to give people a proper tag. Here’s how I decide when I upgrade your tag:

– I’ll upgrade your tag to Helpful if you’ve shown that you’re not only here to ask questions but also for answering questions and giving tips.
– I’ll upgrade your tag to Wise if you’re all of the above and have shown a certain expertise and experience.
– I’ll upgrade your tag to Devoted if you’re all of the above and have dedicated a lot of time to the forum. Look at HunGARE, Job and Kalaskryss.
– I’ll upgrade your tag to Mod if you’re all of the above, I feel I can trust you and we’re in need of a new mod.

I’ll never upgrade you to Guru. That’s something Brackeys needs to decide.

What is the goal of the tags?
It’s to incentivize people to help others and come back to the forum and for newcommers to know who the forum veterans are.

So, there you have it :)
If you have suggestions for improvents (like better names for the tags), then let me know!
Also if you think someone deserves a better tag than he already has, then share it here and I will take a look at it 😀

Good luck and a happy new year!

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0 on December 28, 2015

Awesome Dion!
It’s nice to have this system a bit more explained. So you can know what you did right to get the role you have.

Happy new year to you too!

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0 on December 28, 2015

Thanks for this explanation Dion!
Happy new year too!

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0 on December 28, 2015

Great breakdown, I completely agree :)

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0 on December 29, 2015

Sounds great Dion. Happy new year bro!

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0 on December 29, 2015

Nice explanation! I really did not understand why some people were Guru’s and others wise!

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6 on December 30, 2015

Everyone is gonna comment so much shit now to get that tag xD

Master
on December 30, 2015

If you comment a lot it doesn’t mean you get a tag it depends the first tag requires you to help others and that you are not only asking things or trolling for a high amount of comments to get a tag

Wise
on December 30, 2015

meant alot of “good” awnsers i mean…. gaaah forget it x’D

Master
on December 30, 2015

Of course you meant it but you didn’t say it xD oh well it’s good to know that you meant it that way and not like hey guys let’s spam the entire forum to get a nice tag.

Wise
on December 30, 2015

yeaaaa, no lets not do that x’D

Wise
on December 31, 2015

Honestly tags don’t mean much as long as the info you get is good.

Wise
on December 31, 2015

Yes but still, tags are fancy

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0 on January 4, 2016

Awesome.. Alright cool.

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1 on January 4, 2016

I would try to help people but im not that advanced and i use game maker studio… and most people on this forum use the Unity coding language which my knowledge is limited.

Guru
on January 4, 2016

You don’t have to help :)
Just hanging out and being a nice guy is valued too!

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3 on January 31, 2016

I finally thought of a good name for the mods. I think Master is a pretty good one! :)

Devoted
on January 31, 2016

Sounds awesome, best I can think of are:
1. Master (yours)
2. Observer
3. Overseer 

Personally I think Master would be best suited. :smile:

Master
on February 1, 2016

Now when I help someone I expect you to reply “Yes, my Master”  😀

Master
on February 1, 2016

Of course, Master. Will do, Master.

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6 on January 31, 2016

I was just going to ask about this tagging thing…. I thought it was automatic

Helpful
on January 31, 2016

Yea, i have yet to get a tag xD

Devoted
on January 31, 2016

Just continue to help as many people as you can and you’ll get one. :smile:

Helpful
on January 31, 2016

I try, finding resources for people to use, are the main things i can help with.

Wise
on January 31, 2016

Wish you luck getting that tag!

Helpful
on February 2, 2016

Thanks Dion you are awesome!

Guru
on February 2, 2016

Well, I need to reward good intentions and a job well done 😉

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