Discussion in 'We Were Thinking...' started by Mikel, Mar 10, 2011.
Not sure why we need "status" titles... on the "other" website, it seemed to lead to a bunch of fluff posts of questionable value.
I second references to knowledge/contribution...
Agree that titles just cause numerous people asking for "likes", posting non-value added posts etc. We need to concentrate on quality - not quantity.
If you really have to have titles, then just make them up, it really does not matter.
Thanks for the recognition Original Member . I also like your additions (though I'm sure granting anyone 'Genius' status could create an uncontrollable monster we may never be able to contain ).
I like levels that confuse: rubber duck, chicken, blue, aquifer.
I think 3-5 levels would be O.K. and IMO they should be named in a creative way, so not just like metals, gems or so.
Golf style. Lower score is better.
Then you can't add levels as needed later. Unless you want to go with negative numbers?
That would really throw people for a loop.
Just start with 123,456 and count backward ...
I like the idea that, once you reach a certain level, you get to make up your own title.
The title would have to be vetted by the proper authorities, of course, but it will add a very nice personal touch.
That's a Platinum benefit if such level exists Again no point of talking about it if they aren't giving away status higher than Silver.
I've chosen to retitle gold to silver and therefore I have your status JALPak
I think there should only be 2 levels, besides Guides of course. They would be "original member" and "member". The rest is just "fluff". K.I.S.S.
Then based on yearly # of posts:
I don't think the "Random number" type threads should count towards status. There should be an emphasis on quality not quantity.
The only Gold! Think of it. Your status makes you the #1 among us even if the levels are retitled.
And who is to determine what quality is?
ban post count from off topic? What's the difference between a lounge thread in OT and one in an airline forum other than placement of the thread?
There are places for the "value" posts and places for the "fun" posts. You choose to view whichever, whenever. Have fun and enjoy whichever experience you choose.
How about a "happy to still be alive and kicking" status? hehe
I would make a list of all the different names out there - like emerald / medallion / exec etc and not use them. also do not use names like leasure / backpacker because as people rightfully said: that is mixed message. milepoint newbie, milepoint xxx, milepoint yyy should be enough.
Getting past silver will be nice!
I say keep things simple.... the current designations are fine.
How about getting of status? It is too distracting from the core activity of helping each other maximize our travel experience. I know this is not a popular suggestion.
Separate names with a comma.