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deanhills
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Normal Ranks

0-24 Posts - New Member
25-49 Posts - Frihost Wannabe
50-99 Posts - Junior Frihoster
100-199 Posts - Adolescent Frihoster
200-499 Posts - Frihoster
500-999 Posts - Senior Frihoster
1000-1999 Posts - Addicted Frihoster
2000+ - Frihost Freak



I really love the crests and titles of the ranks of "Frihoster" and "Senior Frihoster". Addicted Frihoster crest however does not sound that good and does not do justice to the number of postings it achieved. Worst one for me however is the crest and title "Frihost Freak". Now that feels quite dreadful. Can we call it something different? "Addicted Frihoster" does not really do justice to someone who has reached the 1000 mark. Maybe "Milestone Frihoster" instead of "Addicted Frihoster" and "Frihost Adhiever" instead of "Frihost Freak" would be a little better? Think I prefer a shield rather than the round button for the "Frihost Freak". Maybe a shield with crossed swords would do greater justice to someone who has achieved 2000 posts with a more appropriate title to reward someone for 2000 posts, as that has to be a tremendous achievement, maybe call it Frihost Achiever?

Does anyone else have suggestions for alternative rank titles and crests?
Peterssidan
I think the rank are good as they are. But English is not my mother tongue so maybe I don't have the right feeling of what sounds wrong or right.
ocalhoun
It is kind of odd that the highest ones are characterized by words like 'addicted' and 'freak'...
I'd hate to see what the title would be of the next rank up if they made one.
(personally, I think having another one at 5000 might be good to have soon.)
joostvane
Indeed. The ranks are a bit cliché now. And maybe another rank if u get higher would be cool.
LostOverThere
I agree with ocalhoun on this, I'd like to see a rank at 5000. God perhaps? Wink
truespeed
Maybe there should also be a competition to re-name the ranks,i remember when trying to think of ranks for my forum how difficult it was,looking at the frihost ones,it looks like very little thought went into it,so perhaps a new named rankings would be a good thing.
Diablosblizz
I'm not to hip on the FriHost Freak crest, there's just nothing to it. I think it should be changed.
Donutey
Yea, I think "addicted" and "freak" are a bit juvenile, especially for someone like me who post relatively rarely and lazily, but I've just been on FriHost forever...
Ghost Rider103
I agree, I do not really like the Frihost Freak and Addicted Frihoster. The idea about the shield with two swords is a cool idea.

I personally like the Senior rank better than any of the others.
Arseniy
Ghost, I share your opinion. That's why I'm posting so little Smile
I don't know what will go to do with these two ranks, but... we need new ranks certainly!
Two swords would be cool for 5000+. And Freak shield is very... freak.
rvec
Ghost Rider103 wrote:

I personally like the Senior rank better than any of the others.

The mod one is much cooler Cool
_AVG_
How about these names and pictures?

0-24 Posts - Iron Frihoster (a scrappy gray piece)
25-49 Posts - Copper Frihoster (a scrappy brown piece)
50-99 Posts - Bronze Frihoster (a shiny brown piece)
100-199 Posts - Silver Frihoster (a shiny gray piece)
200-499 Posts - Gold Frihoster (a shiny yellow piece)
500-999 Posts - Platinum Frihoster (a sparkling platinum shield)
1000-1999 Posts - Pearl Frihoster (a shiny white pearl)
2000-4999 - Emerald Frihoster (a sparkling emerald)
5000-9999 - Diamond Frihoster (a glassy diamond)
10000+ - Frihost Legend (a rainbow-coloured shield with two swords)
Hogwarts
rvec wrote:
Ghost Rider103 wrote:

I personally like the Senior rank better than any of the others.

The mod one is much cooler Cool


The account creator one is much cooler Cool
rvec
nah that one looks like a bad photoshopped mod one.

_AVG_: nice idea, but we need someone to make those images.
Ghost Rider103
AVG, I like all of them, except for the rainbow colored shield. It sounds kind of gayish, and even though I am nowhere neat 10k posts, when I do eventually get there, I wouldn't want a damn rainbow.

I would volunteer to make the ranks, however I am just afraid that after I make them all, that they will not even be used. If I get an ok from Bondings, then I would do it.
Bockman
I don't think we need a whole new set of ranks. Changing the last two, maybe creating a new one (and My suggestion would be "Will work for Frih", because that person most likely spends more time here than in Real Life Laughing ) are good suggestions.

However, I'm not closing any door on completely changing ranks, and I do like _AVG_'s suggestions to ranks.

Be Well Cool

Edit: Hogwarths.. Rvec... Being a massive fan of Transformers, I had to get back here and state the obvious.. The admin one is Waaaayyyy cooler Razz Razz
Afaceinthematrix
Yeah I agree. I'm just about to 1000 posts.... but in a way I don't want to get their because I like the title of "Senior Frihoster." I'd rather stay at this title forever because I like it more than the other titles.
ocalhoun
While you're at it, 'frihost wannabe' is a bit derogatory as well...
truespeed
The first rank could just say "hosted"
ocalhoun
truespeed wrote:
The first rank could just say "hosted"

Wouldn't always be true though, some users never get hosted.
truespeed
ocalhoun wrote:
truespeed wrote:
The first rank could just say "hosted"

Wouldn't always be true though, some users never get hosted.


Good point.
AftershockVibe
Hmmm... I'm sure I'm not alone in the group that thinks "I couldn't care less."
No-one is going to put their FriHost rank on their CV or to brag to their boy/girlfriend about it! Wink

My rank could say Frihost fetishist and have a giant unicorn next to it for all I care!*


*No offence intended to anyone who finds unicorns attractive :\
Ghost Rider103
Yeah I don't think we need to remake all of the ranks, but the last two and possible add one more would definitely be a good idea.
deanhills
Afaceinthematrix wrote:
Yeah I agree. I'm just about to 1000 posts.... but in a way I don't want to get their because I like the title of "Senior Frihoster." I'd rather stay at this title forever because I like it more than the other titles.


My feelings exactly. Think subconsciously I started to post less when I passed the 500 posting level. 1000 rank and title look really unattractive to me. The crest also does very little for me. Prefer the one I have at the moment as well as the pre-500 crest. Perhaps the title of Frihoster and crest could be drawn out to last 999 postings, and the Senior Frihoster start later at the 1000 posting level or even 2000 level to make us work harder to become Frihosters and Senior Frihosters?
sonam
English is not my mother language but this two last ranks are different from others because it is not in "Time" manners. Maybe we can change "Addicted Frihoster" in "Old Senior Frihoster" or "Old Navy Frihoster".

Sonam
deanhills
Think one should only be a Senior Frihoster when you are really Senior in number of postings. From my own judgment point of view of myself, I would say I deserve a Frihoster Rank at 1000 postings, and Senior Frihoster at 5,000 postings? Then perhaps at 10,000 become a Veteran Frihoster? Less ranks but more postings per rank?

At the back of my head for the last day have been thinking that some of the Frihost postings qualify for genuine specialist status, i.e. some Frihosters are truly experts and take a lot of trouble over their postings, so maybe they can get the acknowledgement for it along the lines of Specialist/Expert/Genius/Guru Frihoster/Moderator/Administrator. I'm thinking about Chris, Indi and Ocalhoun from the top of my head but there are a number of others too in their fields of expertise who have made meaningful and genuine educational contributions to the forum.
_AVG_
deanhills wrote:
Think one should only be a Senior Frihoster when you are really Senior in number of postings. From my own judgment point of view of myself, I would say I deserve a Frihoster Rank at 1000 postings, and Senior Frihoster at 5,000 postings? Then perhaps at 10,000 become a Veteran Frihoster? Less ranks but more postings per rank?

At the back of my head for the last day have been thinking that some of the Frihost postings qualify for genuine specialist status, i.e. some Frihosters are truly experts and take a lot of trouble over their postings, so maybe they can get the acknowledgement for it along the lines of Specialist/Expert/Genius/Guru Frihoster/Moderator/Administrator. I'm thinking about Chris, Indi and Ocalhoun from the top of my head but there are a number of others too in their fields of expertise who have made meaningful and genuine educational contributions to the forum.


I like the rank "Veteran Frihoster". Another name that popped into my head was "Frihost Master" or probably "Frihost God".

Also, I agree with the Specialist ranks suggestion. I think that they really put in a lot of time and effort in posting.
DJonDemand
i think the ranks are great, changes are unnecessary.
ocalhoun
AftershockVibe wrote:



*No offence intended to anyone who finds unicorns attractive :\

Anxious
Arseniy
Well, I think we should gather the most attractive names for the ranks and make the poll (if Bondings enjoys that idea... and I think he doesn't).
Helios
I think that some kind of a competition is a great idea. I totally support this.
I don't really like some of the ranks myself, and I think that the images can be replaced as well.
Plus, it'll be a nice and refreshing thing Smile


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nah that one looks like a bad photoshopped mod one.
- rvec, we'll see what you'll say about that when you become an account creator yourself Laughing
ocalhoun
Helios wrote:
I think that some kind of a competition is a great idea. I totally support this.
I don't really like some of the ranks myself, and I think that the images can be replaced as well.
Plus, it'll be a nice and refreshing thing Smile

If this does happen, I'd suggest making it two contests, first one to name them, and then one to make the images. The winners of both get a special rank, hm?
rvec
Helios wrote:

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nah that one looks like a bad photoshopped mod one.
- rvec, we'll see what you'll say about that when you become an account creator yourself Laughing

I'd redesign it, or write out a contest Razz
mOrpheuS
Didn't we already have a contest for designing the rank titles + images ? Neutral

Some of those rank titles are rather gaudy, I agree.

*thinks of freaks, addicts, junkies ... etc.*
ocalhoun
mOrpheuS wrote:
Didn't we already have a contest for designing the rank titles + images ? Neutral

Some of those rank titles are rather gaudy, I agree.

*thinks of freaks, addicts, junkies ... etc.*


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Contest is long over.

Closing to prevent spammage.

-close-

Yes, we had one, but it was a long time ago, and perhaps its time for some change.
Blaster
ocalhoun wrote:
It is kind of odd that the highest ones are characterized by words like 'addicted' and 'freak'...
I'd hate to see what the title would be of the next rank up if they made one.
(personally, I think having another one at 5000 might be good to have soon.)

I would have achived it before i left Smile

I see no problem with the way the ranks are now. They have been like this for almost 4 years.
deanhills
Blaster wrote:
ocalhoun wrote:
It is kind of odd that the highest ones are characterized by words like 'addicted' and 'freak'...
I'd hate to see what the title would be of the next rank up if they made one.
(personally, I think having another one at 5000 might be good to have soon.)

I would have achived it before i left Smile

I see no problem with the way the ranks are now. They have been like this for almost 4 years.


I really do not like "Freak" and hope they will have had it changed by the time I qualify. However if everything is still the same, perhaps "Sage" would be a good one after 5000 from being "Freak" before? Or "Guru Frihoster"?
Blaster
I don't know why you have a problem with it. I mean i would like ranks beyond freak but its not really up to me now is it.
Ghost Rider103
It's just personal preference really.

Maybe we should give the users with 5000+ posts the option of having their own user title. Or even rank image.
deanhills
Ghost Rider103 wrote:
It's just personal preference really.

Maybe we should give the users with 5000+ posts the option of having their own user title. Or even rank image.


Sounds like a wonderful idea. Can't be many of those, and certainly something to celebrate too for Frihost by introducing those who have made it to 5000 under the "Featured Discussions" heading? Will encourage others to post more as well Smile
_AVG_
deanhills wrote:
Ghost Rider103 wrote:
It's just personal preference really.

Maybe we should give the users with 5000+ posts the option of having their own user title. Or even rank image.


Sounds like a wonderful idea. Can't be many of those, and certainly something to celebrate too for Frihost by introducing those who have made it to 5000 under the "Featured Discussions" heading? Will encourage others to post more as well Smile


And, to also encourage more posting, a person with above 5000 posts' web site could also be listed with his web site under the Featured Discussions
ocalhoun
_AVG_ wrote:
deanhills wrote:
Ghost Rider103 wrote:
It's just personal preference really.

Maybe we should give the users with 5000+ posts the option of having their own user title. Or even rank image.


Sounds like a wonderful idea. Can't be many of those, and certainly something to celebrate too for Frihost by introducing those who have made it to 5000 under the "Featured Discussions" heading? Will encourage others to post more as well Smile


And, to also encourage more posting, a person with above 5000 posts' web site could also be listed with his web site under the Featured Discussions

That may not be the greatest idea as it is... but it does give me an idea of a spin-off topic...
*goes and creates it*
Ghost Rider103
_AVG_ wrote:
deanhills wrote:
Ghost Rider103 wrote:
It's just personal preference really.

Maybe we should give the users with 5000+ posts the option of having their own user title. Or even rank image.


Sounds like a wonderful idea. Can't be many of those, and certainly something to celebrate too for Frihost by introducing those who have made it to 5000 under the "Featured Discussions" heading? Will encourage others to post more as well Smile


And, to also encourage more posting, a person with above 5000 posts' web site could also be listed with his web site under the Featured Discussions


I vote NO for that idea.

If they want their website listed somewhere on Frihost, they can list it on the Frihost Directory like I do myself.

See the Directory page...

Also you can add your site to the directory by going into "ACCOUNT" (link at top of page)
truespeed
Ghost Rider103 wrote:
_AVG_ wrote:
deanhills wrote:
Ghost Rider103 wrote:
It's just personal preference really.

Maybe we should give the users with 5000+ posts the option of having their own user title. Or even rank image.


Sounds like a wonderful idea. Can't be many of those, and certainly something to celebrate too for Frihost by introducing those who have made it to 5000 under the "Featured Discussions" heading? Will encourage others to post more as well Smile


And, to also encourage more posting, a person with above 5000 posts' web site could also be listed with his web site under the Featured Discussions


I vote NO for that idea.

If they want their website listed somewhere on Frihost, they can list it on the Frihost Directory like I do myself.

See the Directory page...

Also you can add your site to the directory by going into "ACCOUNT" (link at top of page)


The problem with the frihost directory is that most of the links on there are now dead links,perhaps if users could login and edit/delete their own entry then it would be a constantly updated directory,but as it is,its pretty much pointless.
Ghost Rider103
I think Bondings set the top 11. Then people who add their site to the directory and bid frih$ automatically go above the set top 11. That's why it seems most of them are dead links because they are not the people who are actually putting their frih$ into the directory.

The frih$ you bid reset every month. So I re ad my website to the directory every month to keep my website on the top.

It's not useless, people need to actually use it.
ocalhoun
^But the publicity from the directory is nothing compared the the publicity you'd get from a link directly from the forum... Though I think that such a great reward could be given for a better reason than just a massive number of posts.
misterXY
ocalhoun wrote:
It is kind of odd that the highest ones are characterized by words like 'addicted' and 'freak'...
I'd hate to see what the title would be of the next rank up if they made one.
(personally, I think having another one at 5000 might be good to have soon.)

Because youre awfully close to 5k lol! But l agree with ya
deanhills
Ocalhoun, if you were asked to create a title for after 5000, which ones do you think would be nice ones?
ocalhoun
deanhills wrote:
Ocalhoun, if you were asked to create a title for after 5000, which ones do you think would be nice ones?

Given that I'm so close to getting it, I think it would be inappropriate for me to name it...
That should either be a staff decision or based on the outcome of a contest or poll from the members...

The only reasons I'm saying there should be something above freak are:
-The top rank shouldn't be so derogatory
-We have quite a few members who are well above the freak level, several of them over twice what they need for it; I figure the ranks should continue on until the point where it would be unthinkable that anyone could attain the highest one. (At one point, I'm sure it was that way... I remember the time when there were no frihost freaks...) *edit* I guess as it stands now, the highest rank should be at 20,000.
Donutey
_AVG_ wrote:
How about these names and pictures?

0-24 Posts - Iron Frihoster (a scrappy gray piece)
25-49 Posts - Copper Frihoster (a scrappy brown piece)
50-99 Posts - Bronze Frihoster (a shiny brown piece)
100-199 Posts - Silver Frihoster (a shiny gray piece)
200-499 Posts - Gold Frihoster (a shiny yellow piece)
500-999 Posts - Platinum Frihoster (a sparkling platinum shield)
1000-1999 Posts - Pearl Frihoster (a shiny white pearl)
2000-4999 - Emerald Frihoster (a sparkling emerald)
5000-9999 - Diamond Frihoster (a glassy diamond)
10000+ - Frihost Legend (a rainbow-coloured shield with two swords)


Ehhh I wouldn't like these, they remind me of the names of all the pokemon games. In fact I think all of them except for the first couple are the names of pokemon games. Rolling Eyes
deanhills
ocalhoun wrote:
deanhills wrote:
Ocalhoun, if you were asked to create a title for after 5000, which ones do you think would be nice ones?

Given that I'm so close to getting it, I think it would be inappropriate for me to name it...
That should either be a staff decision or based on the outcome of a contest or poll from the members...

The only reasons I'm saying there should be something above freak are:
-The top rank shouldn't be so derogatory
-We have quite a few members who are well above the freak level, several of them over twice what they need for it; I figure the ranks should continue on until the point where it would be unthinkable that anyone could attain the highest one. (At one point, I'm sure it was that way... I remember the time when there were no frihost freaks...) *edit* I guess as it stands now, the highest rank should be at 20,000.


These are my suggestions, perhaps others have some too for the 5000 plus category:

Champion Frihoster
Frihoster Frontrunner
Frihoster Highflier
Frihoster Livewire
Frihoster Whiz
Frihoster Victor
Frihoster Vanquisher
Specialist Frihoster
Frihoster Achiever
Frihoster Expert
Guru Frihoster
deanhills
I still have not seen any action regarding change of ranks, especially for those who reach the elevated number of 5000. I believe that is a first for someone who is not an owner. Ocalhoun is still a Frihost Freak. What can we do to make something happen? How about FriHost Guru as someone else supported this too?

http://www.frihost.com/forums/vt-102504.html

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Will be great if the rank can be changed for postings over 5000 however as I notice Ocalhoun's rank is still the same, i.e. FriHost Freak. Refer previous discussions about ranks:

These are my suggestions, perhaps others have some too for the 5000 plus category:

FriHost Champ
FriHost Frontrunner
FriHost Highflier
FriHost Livewire
FriHost Whiz
FriHost Victor
FriHost Vanquisher
FriHost Guru
LukeakaDanish
Anyone who gets to "frihost freak" level is to a certain degree a freak. Hell, even addicted frihosters are freaks.

Keep those ranks. They are great IMO, but perhaps 5k should be Frihost Retard or something along those lines.

Or maybe frihost Spammah King Mastah.

Yea, second one sounds better Smile
deanhills
LukeakaDanish wrote:
Keep those ranks. They are great IMO, but perhaps 5k should be Frihost Retard or something along those lines.

Or maybe frihost Spammah King Mastah.

Yea, second one sounds better Smile


Surely you could come up with better suggestions than these LukeakaDanish. Rolling Eyes
tass_
While I agree that "Freehost Wannabe", "Addicted Frihoster", and "Frihost Freak" do sound a bit too derogatory, I actually like the crest/shield for "Frihost Freak".. am I the only one who does? : D
deanhills
tass_ wrote:
While I agree that "Freehost Wannabe", "Addicted Frihoster", and "Frihost Freak" do sound a bit too derogatory, I actually like the crest/shield for "Frihost Freak".. am I the only one who does? : D


The crest is not too bad, but "freak" not really that nice. Life is freaky enough Smile What suggestions do you have for alternative names?
Nick2008
I do like the bronze, silver, gold shields idea, I think that makes it a bit more obvious. I don't think a rainbow shield would be good for the highest rank though.

I don't have anything against frihost wannabe, addicted frihoster, or frihost freak........ but change can't be that bad, can it? I'm always willing to see what new ideas we can come up here.

Many people are starting to exceed 2,000 posts, so I guess a new rank would be a good idea too.
ocalhoun
Nick2008 wrote:

Many people are starting to exceed 2,000 posts, so I guess a new rank would be a good idea too.

Yeah, I remember a time when 1000 used to be something really special...
Vladalf
_AVG_ wrote:
How about these names and pictures?

0-24 Posts - Iron Frihoster (a scrappy gray piece)
25-49 Posts - Copper Frihoster (a scrappy brown piece)
50-99 Posts - Bronze Frihoster (a shiny brown piece)
100-199 Posts - Silver Frihoster (a shiny gray piece)
200-499 Posts - Gold Frihoster (a shiny yellow piece)
500-999 Posts - Platinum Frihoster (a sparkling platinum shield)
1000-1999 Posts - Pearl Frihoster (a shiny white pearl)
2000-4999 - Emerald Frihoster (a sparkling emerald)
5000-9999 - Diamond Frihoster (a glassy diamond)
10000+ - Frihost Legend (a rainbow-coloured shield with two swords)


They sound pretty nice, good job!
deanhills
This suggestion has been around for a long while now. Have the moderators had a look at it at all, and is it possible to let us know whether anything is going to happen with this suggestion? If they have decided it is a "no go", perhaps this thread can be "locked"? If they are thinking about it, maybe this can grow into a different thread (by the moderators/administrators) for further suggestions about the ranking system?
rvec
mods don't really have much more to say in this. It's just bondings you'd have to convince Wink
deanhills
rvec wrote:
mods don't really have much more to say in this. It's just bondings you'd have to convince Wink


Thanks for the advice rvec. Bondings it fighting to get the Database in good shape again. I noticed improvement in the Database over the last two days (no timing out), so will give it a few days more and then put a proposal to him.
deanhills
Well looks as though I am going to turn into a freak one of these days. Was so much hoping to be something different. Well at least I will not be the only one, so there will be quite a number of us. Shocked
inphurno
for younger frihosters maybe it would be more motivating to have smaller title gaps
Peterssidan
inphurno wrote:
for younger frihosters maybe it would be more motivating to have smaller title gaps
But it already is smaller gaps in the beginning. And the bigger the gaps are the more value the rank has.
deanhills
Peterssidan wrote:
inphurno wrote:
for younger frihosters maybe it would be more motivating to have smaller title gaps
But it already is smaller gaps in the beginning. And the bigger the gaps are the more value the rank has.

True. Perhaps we should have bigger title gaps in all the categories.
inphurno
ok then maybe more higher end titlesto keep people motivated after 2000 like some people in this thread Very Happy
deanhills
inphurno wrote:
ok then maybe more higher end titlesto keep people motivated after 2000 like some people in this thread Very Happy

Thanks Inphurno, Bondings has been great. He has shifted the Frihost Freak title to 5000 for everyone. So I can stay a Frihost Addict for a looooong while. I guess by the time I get to 5000 I will qualify for being a Frihost Freak. I will have earned and deserved it. Laughing Shocked
ocalhoun
^
So now I'm the only freak...


<.<
deanhills
ocalhoun wrote:
^
So now I'm the only freak...


<.<

Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
I was thinking about you! At first I was happy, but then at the rate I am going it may not be that long before I will be joining you. Still hoping that the name will be changed before I get there. Who knows, when you get to 10,000 Bondings will have something really special waiting for you Twisted Evil Shocked
manlear
deanhills wrote:
Quote:
Normal Ranks

0-24 Posts - New Member
25-49 Posts - Frihost Wannabe
50-99 Posts - Junior Frihoster
100-199 Posts - Adolescent Frihoster
200-499 Posts - Frihoster
500-999 Posts - Senior Frihoster
1000-1999 Posts - Addicted Frihoster
2000+ - Frihost Freak



I really love the crests and titles of the ranks of "Frihoster" and "Senior Frihoster". Addicted Frihoster crest however does not sound that good and does not do justice to the number of postings it achieved. Worst one for me however is the crest and title "Frihost Freak". Now that feels quite dreadful. Can we call it something different? "Addicted Frihoster" does not really do justice to someone who has reached the 1000 mark. Maybe "Milestone Frihoster" instead of "Addicted Frihoster" and "Frihost Adhiever" instead of "Frihost Freak" would be a little better? Think I prefer a shield rather than the round button for the "Frihost Freak". Maybe a shield with crossed swords would do greater justice to someone who has achieved 2000 posts with a more appropriate title to reward someone for 2000 posts, as that has to be a tremendous achievement, maybe call it Frihost Achiever?

Does anyone else have suggestions for alternative rank titles and crests?


I agree that addicted and "Freak" should be changed. They're not really they greatest names i would work for Very Happy
Donutey
So, is this project on the back burner right now, or is it still on?
deanhills
Donutey wrote:
So, is this project on the back burner right now, or is it still on?
I think you need to ask Bondings. Basically I think he is game for anything, provided we can come up with the crest/logo as well to go with the ranking. Also if we can show that everyone likes the suggestion, perhaps with some sort of poll. Do you want to give it a bash?

Bondings made one change so far, which is to allow people to stay addicts for much longer before they become freaks. Frihost Freaks now only start at 5000. I have a strong aversion to Frihost Freak, and sincerely hope when I get to that number that there would be something more dignified for this number. For all the hard work to get to 5000 postings, the person who reaches this milestone deserves something much better. Perhaps they should even be given the opportunity to name their own ranking?
Donutey
Ideally we would have something like this:

1) Open suggestions for ranks withing the existing number of posts range
2) Moderation (removal of inappropriate, unfeasible ideas by mods(?))
3) Public vote

I would personally like to keep the existing rank badges, as they're pretty well done.

The problem is we need to have someone appointed with Bonding's authority to oversee something like this, which hasn't happened yet to my knowledge.
hamza1122
yes it sounds a bit bad when you are called a frihost freak. it puts you off from posting haha. But i'm happy with the ranks right now so i don't really mind.
Vrythramax
I don't remember where I saw it, it was quite a while ago, but it was said that no new ranks where going to be made. The voting for the Account Creator graphic (the rank was there already) went on for some time as I recall...and that was a couple of years ago.

I like the idea of some new ranks/images. The current ones have been around for ages.

BTW...I think the Account Creator badge is the coolest (I really pushed for it), and also considering that I may never get another promotion. Laughing

wait... Crying or Very sad
deanhills
Vrythramax wrote:
I don't remember where I saw it, it was quite a while ago, but it was said that no new ranks where going to be made. The voting for the Account Creator graphic (the rank was there already) went on for some time as I recall...and that was a couple of years ago.

I like the idea of some new ranks/images. The current ones have been around for ages.

BTW...I think the Account Creator badge is the coolest (I really pushed for it), and also considering that I may never get another promotion. Laughing

wait... Crying or Very sad

Nice that someone is taking interest again and would be wonderful if we could revamp the ranking system. I like the Frihoster graphic the most, and then Senior Frihoster, and also the one for language moderator:




I'm not sure what to make of this one though:
Laughing

It looks as though you really had to try very hard to get it, so does this mean we should submit changes on a rank by rank individual basis?

On my individual basis I'm totally horrified by the Frihost Freak rank. I still get goosepimples down my spine when I see it. Really the worst of ways to reward someone who has reached 5000 postings! At that stage it as to be something much more dignified, maybe Frihost Sage, or Frihost Guru, or something special. I have come up with a huge proposal for all ranks, but maybe I need to focus on this one only, and come up with a new name? The graphic is not bad at all. Just the name of the rank that is quite "freakish" Laughing
Vrythramax
deanhills wrote:
...I'm not sure what to make of this one though:
Laughing


That's some funny stuff there...do you write your own material? Razz


deanhills wrote:
It looks as though you really had to try very hard to get it, so does this mean we should submit changes on a rank by rank individual basis?

On my individual basis I'm totally horrified by the Frihost Freak rank. I still get goosepimples down my spine when I see it. Really the worst of ways to reward someone who has reached 5000 postings! At that stage it as to be something much more dignified, maybe Frihost Sage, or Frihost Guru, or something special. I have come up with a huge proposal for all ranks, but maybe I need to focus on this one only, and come up with a new name? The graphic is not bad at all. Just the name of the rank that is quite "freakish" Laughing


I wasn't the only one pushing for a new graphic, there are 4 Account Creators (including myself...Forum Administrators also create accounts, as well as their other duties), and all of us pushed for it, the graphic I pushed for won the voting. The rank image for Administrator was voted on at the same time. I should note that this was not a public vote and it was conducted in one of the Staff forums.

Just to clear the air once and for all...Bondings has the final word on any rank changes or additions. As I pointed out it was said that no more changes were going to be made to the ranks, but that was also quite a while ago.

I myself think the Frihost Freak graphic is butt-ugly (I personally don't find the Rank itself demeaning...but that's just me). I am sooooooo glad that if I ever retire (don't count on it) I'll never have that graphic linked to my name...I'll get a retired staff one...or Banned Razz

EDIT: I also think a new Rank/Graphic should be made for Members who reach 5000+ posts. I doubt anyone thought that we would need one 4 years ago...it would give diehard Members (or in some cases mega-spammers...which we do have a few active ones) another goal to strive for. Wink
deanhills
Vrythramax wrote:
Just to clear the air once and for all...Bondings has the final word on any rank changes or additions. As I pointed out it was said that no more changes were going to be made to the ranks, but that was also quite a while ago.
We have been sorted out on this quite a while ago in this thread. So have been writing PMs to Bondings and reviving this thread periodically. The FriHost Freak Rank used to be for those with 2000 and above, so when I got a few postings before 2000 I went into complete anxiety, and Bondings took pity over me and made the "gallows" 5000. You can't imagine the relief!
Laughing

I probably need to work on this again. Apart from asking Bondings nicely if he can change it to something different, maybe we need to start a thread specifically for the Frihost Freak 5000 plus postings rank and do it the way you explained, getting everyone's suggestions and input and then submit this to Bondings as a special request Pray
Asap170
I think is a good idea, but like everyone said. You have to convince Bondings. But with everyone saying that it's a good Idea will help get the ranks changed.
zbale
I also think that the top rank names (of course I am nowhere near them) can be a bit offensive to those who bear them, as "addicted" and "freak" imply (a) something deranged and (b) that these Frihosters post to satisfy their own urge (as opposed to posting as a positive contribution to the community). Here are my opinions as far as the options for change are concerned:

1) I do not believe that the whole rank scale should be modified (I think the current names are good in general but for the two highest ones; I find names of colors and materials, as have been proposed for a new scale, a bit childish).

2) I think names suggesting seniority and prestige would be a good choice as replacements of "addicted" and "freak". I think that Veteran Frihoster, which has been proposed already, is great. Other possible adjectives could be taken from a list including: Master / Expert / Seasoned / Established / Accomplished / Wise / Vintage / Heavyweight / Hardened Frihoster or from nouns (not followed by "Frihoster", and possibly preceded by "Frihost") such as Elder / Master / Sage / Ancient / etc.

3) If a new, higher category is created, perhaps it could have one very recognizable and prestigious logo while the name itself could be freely chosen by the happy Frihoster (possibly within a limited list).
Carola_Game
_AVG_ wrote:
How about these names and pictures?

0-24 Posts - Iron Frihoster (a scrappy gray piece)
25-49 Posts - Copper Frihoster (a scrappy brown piece)
50-99 Posts - Bronze Frihoster (a shiny brown piece)
100-199 Posts - Silver Frihoster (a shiny gray piece)
200-499 Posts - Gold Frihoster (a shiny yellow piece)
500-999 Posts - Platinum Frihoster (a sparkling platinum shield)
1000-1999 Posts - Pearl Frihoster (a shiny white pearl)
2000-4999 - Emerald Frihoster (a sparkling emerald)
5000-9999 - Diamond Frihoster (a glassy diamond)
10000+ - Frihost Legend (a rainbow-coloured shield with two swords)


Like this one, but if it's to much trouble with pics it can also without the pics Wink
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