It is harder, but it does stop me and Havard burning out all the new ranks, so it should add to the fun of the people who follow us.Andaire wrote:This will be harder to follow now that you've been given the honorary title of Giant Space Hamster and Thorf that of Cartomancer; and of course Ash was always Hierarch. Were we running out of upper ranks?
As for working out stuff, I'll just have to stalk Night Druid to work out where the rank switchovers fall. (I suppose I could track the high rollers and retro-actively adjust the stats, but to be honest the forum is pretty grown up now, so I'm not sure we will need to track its growth forever.)
Good point. In a way what people like me and Havard do is far less important than what the median of the community does. I'm actually much more impressed to see more and more ranks getting "pushed off" of the front page than I am impressed by the highest post count. Communities are made up of multiple people and the people at Ogre and Troll level are showing a real involvement in the community. Obviously quality of posts is better than quantity of posts, so you should take any of my stats with a pinch of salt.Ashtagon wrote:I wanted to avoid having huge gaps in the numbers of people at each rank.
And the real people making The Piazza successful are new people who could write anywhere they want, but are choosing to come here and give our community a go. So giving newbies a warm welcome is probably more valuable in the long run than watching what Havard and myself are doing with Ashtagon's rank system.
Have we got a "Hrmpfh" smilie?Ashtagon wrote:And... giant space hamsters?
Hmm. I think I'd have prefered being something more scarey (...like a Mind Flayer perhaps). I suppose I can "put up" with being a Giant Space Hamster as long I don't pick it up as a nickname. I wouldn't want to get famous and then be known as Mr Giant Space Hamster.Ashtagon wrote:What's not to like?