- Joined Apr 2, 2009
I vote to make Sgt member level from Senior member to Awesome Member
What do you say ?
What do you say ?
You make an excellent point; quality over quantity, and SGT has both. To some degree, the "thanks" here on AAC can give you an indication, but some manner of indication other than '# of posts' on the member's actual post would be helpful. For example, if you click on a member's name, then "view public profile" the click "statistics", you can see # of thanks, and the posts which were thanked, but new members might not know that.I'm in favor of "super member" or "advanced member". Just one more level of distinction would be good. I mean, if I was visiting the site for the first time, there would be nothing distinguishing the more advanced members with years of experience (Sgt. Wookie, especially) from the younger, school-aged children here who only have one or two years of experience. Other than the number of posts, there would be nothing to tell me that so-and-so is a member who is trustworthy and whose answer, I could know for a fact, is legitimate. Some people may say that the number of posts might say a lot, but I disagree. In most cases, it's true, but not always. For example, i am a member on a few other forums, and one of the members on one of those forums (I will not say any names) made over a thousand posts in less than a week. Normally, if I was new to the site, I would think that he has a lot of experience and his posts can be trusted, but that can not be further from the truth. This particular member posts answers of extremely low quality. Luckily, there is an indicator of his experience, produced by "votes" from other members. This indicator is still extremely low, which tells me that he may not know what he's doing. An indicator of "super member" or "advanced member" would definitely help here--perhaps base it on the number of "thanks" the member receives. I think it would help a lot. I'm with you, R!f@@.
It wouldn't just be him--there are many members here worthy of a higher distinction. He wouldn't be "singled out" like you say.Has anyone considered that the Sgt may not want to be singled out like this ? He may not want to be in the spotlight and may be happy with the "status" he has.
Expert Member works for me.Don't worry. I remember Wookie saying that he would be ok with a comical-honorary title. I remember he wasn't ok with a rep system or being a mod.
Of course he can step up and choose his own present for his 20,000 post birthday.
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