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Do you think the site should recognise 'Original Members'?
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PostSubject: Would people like to be Original Members?   16th September 2009, 17:19

Myself and Moley were thinking of setting up a group for all members signed up in our first month. We really appreciate everyones efforts through our first few weeks and thought people may like it. All it would mean is that your part of that select group, and we could change the colour of your usernames that appear in each post you make.

However, firstly we both have mixed feelings about it, and secondly this site is run for you guys, so you can decide!

So please vote! You can vote for 5 days, and we will use the results to come to a decision, even if more people say they like it, if enough say no then we may well decide against it.

Thanks everyone,

James & Ali.

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PostSubject: Re: Would people like to be Original Members?   16th September 2009, 17:26

Ohhhhhhh I like original Very Happy

Never been an original member of anything before Crying or Very sad

But hey hoe what will be will be, so what ever the outcome I'm here for good yahoo yahoo yahoo

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PostSubject: Re: Would people like to be Original Members?   16th September 2009, 19:22

Sounds like a good idea, we are within the first month though? otherwise no its a bad idea Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Would people like to be Original Members?   16th September 2009, 19:41

The first month ended on the 11th September. Think most members so far signed up before that! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Would people like to be Original Members?   16th September 2009, 20:06

Comon folks only 3 votes so far!! And one of those was moley by accident!! Razz No I don't know how he manages it either!! Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Would people like to be Original Members?   16th September 2009, 20:09

Chilli & I have cast our vote ;-)
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PostSubject: Re: Would people like to be Original Members?   16th September 2009, 20:24

Mini S Mad wrote:
Chilli & I have cast our vote ;-)
I hope you shared a vote, unfair otherwise, you could influence chilli Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: Would people like to be Original Members?   16th September 2009, 21:31

Yep I'm all for this like being original Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Would people like to be Original Members?   16th September 2009, 21:39

Cazzywaz wrote:
Yep I'm all for this like being original Smile

You sure are Cazzy a one off Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Would people like to be Original Members?   16th September 2009, 23:27

Nice Idea James Wink

I guess you figured which way I voted Razz Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Would people like to be Original Members?   16th September 2009, 23:32

feels like a bit of a tM clone idea if you ask me...

sorry if that's not what you wanted to hear Neutral
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PostSubject: Re: Would people like to be Original Members?   17th September 2009, 08:24

wicz wrote:
Mini S Mad wrote:
Chilli & I have cast our vote ;-)
I hope you shared a vote, unfair otherwise, you could influence chilli Suspect

Yeh i checked with her first if she agreeed with me lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Would people like to be Original Members?   17th September 2009, 08:41

Not too sure about it myself - we don't want to outlaw prospective new people too much. If it ends up with most of the forum members being original members and a few being non-original it may make them feel like second class citizens. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Would people like to be Original Members?   17th September 2009, 08:59

How about rather than original members, something along the lines of veteran members? People who have been around since the first month would then get this status, and anyone else could earn it after a few months of posting?

It avoids blocking new members from ever feeling like they are part of the original crowd, while letting people who have made a contribution to the forum (through supporting it from the start, or activily posting and contributing to discussions for a period of time) to feel some form of recognition.
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PostSubject: Re: Would people like to be Original Members?   17th September 2009, 09:18

rec wrote:
feels like a bit of a tM clone idea if you ask me...

sorry if that's not what you wanted to hear Neutral

Yeah the idea came from there, but we really didn't know what to do, so all thoughts are great, there really isn't anything we don't want to hear! Wink

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Not too sure about it myself - we don't want to outlaw prospective new people too much. If it ends up with most of the forum members being original members and a few being non-original it may make them feel like second class citizens. Smile

Michael

This is my main fear.

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How about rather than original members, something along the lines of veteran members? People who have been around since the first month would then get this status, and anyone else could earn it after a few months of posting?

It avoids blocking new members from ever feeling like they are part of the original crowd, while letting people who have made a contribution to the forum (through supporting it from the start, or activily posting and contributing to discussions for a period of time) to feel some form of recognition.

I like this idea. Maybe we create groups for post milestones. Say every 200 posts your colour changes, up to 1000 posts or something??!

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PostSubject: Re: Would people like to be Original Members?   17th September 2009, 10:13

i used to be on a forum that gave you extra privs as you had more posts.

nothing -> signature -> larger avatar -> larger pm box etc etc
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PostSubject: Re: Would people like to be Original Members?   17th September 2009, 10:25

Solarin wrote:
How about rather than original members, something along the lines of veteran members? People who have been around since the first month would then get this status, and anyone else could earn it after a few months of posting?

It avoids blocking new members from ever feeling like they are part of the original crowd, while letting people who have made a contribution to the forum (through supporting it from the start, or activily posting and contributing to discussions for a period of time) to feel some form of recognition.

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i used to be on a forum that gave you extra privs as you had more posts.

nothing -> signature -> larger avatar -> larger pm box etc etc

I'd go along with Solarins thoughts Smile

I like rec's idea as well Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Would people like to be Original Members?   17th September 2009, 11:32

I think we should all be equal! There should be no divisions or class hierarchial structure! Unless of course I am in charge! Wink Then you will all be my slaves to go out and take over all MINI forums around the internet world, and shortly after world domination will follow!

Oooeerrr sorry! Embarassed I don't know where that came from! Felt quite pale taken over a little then!!
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PostSubject: Re: Would people like to be Original Members?   17th September 2009, 12:45

Blimey Rob, I'm getting worried about you and your split personnality Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Would people like to be Original Members?   17th September 2009, 13:14

Voted.

I agree that it could isolate new members, for tM this works as it is a global community, but for a smaller club like this where we might meet up more, it could mean that people don't feel comfortable to join?? I agree that something like veteran members which new people could become after a while might work better??
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PostSubject: Re: Would people like to be Original Members?   17th September 2009, 13:16

It's ok Dave Wink It's just the remnants from my neg rep is all!
I really need more positive rep to get it completley out of my system! To stop world domination I will not vote! Wink
(He He the old cadge a rep trick there! Learnt that from somewhere!) Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Would people like to be Original Members?   17th September 2009, 13:16

Think we've had some great feedback and some great ideas. The veteran member is worth thinking about, and I quite like the idea of your colour changing as your post count goes up. What do we think of that one?

Also hope people like how we're running things! Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Would people like to be Original Members?   17th September 2009, 14:50

there's a fine line between being unique, and emulating.

why not just leave it as it is, then everyone's on a level peg.
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PostSubject: Re: Would people like to be Original Members?   17th September 2009, 15:03

Your probably right rec, wise words! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Would people like to be Original Members?   17th September 2009, 16:19

rec wrote:
there's a fine line between being unique, and emulating.

why not just leave it as it is, then everyone's on a level peg.

Well we don't want to copy so leave it as it is 'until that is we decide on some kind of title/reward for the first few members'!
What about 'SnM The Dirty Dozen Brigade' style logo! and back patches and vinyls to be worn at all meets? Then the Badge could be only allowed to be used by the members on their sigs etc. Also this would be a good form of marketing and advertising for the future!
So who's gonna start the designs off then! Laughing Question I reckon that is pretty unique! Wink
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