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Jeremy Grenemyer
Great Reader

USA
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Posted - 03 Jan 2014 :  04:28:51  Show Profile Send Jeremy Grenemyer a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well, the option would be to like what a user writes, not to like them directly. Note also that the giving of XP is private in that the receiver gets a notice and short message (if any), but none of that is visible on a thread or to the public.

I see that EnWorld's system requires users to spread the love around. You can't, for instance, give XP to the same person over and over. Hopefully that's something that could be done here as well, along with maybe a minimum number of posts (20 - 100) before a user can start awarding or receiving XP.

I don't have that much experience with the option to publicly like a post in a forum setting where disagreements can occur (Facebook is closest, but usually always friendly in my experience). I worry that such might discourage people from joining a conversation if they see their opinion is in opposition to one that's received lots of likes.

To me it seems more appropriate to keep it private. Also, to modify the Code of Conduct such that users are warned that trolling via the Reputation system is grounds for an automatic one month ban.



Look for me and my content at EN World (user name: sanishiver).

Edited by - Jeremy Grenemyer on 03 Jan 2014 04:30:52
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Markustay
Realms Explorer extraordinaire

USA
13119 Posts

Posted - 06 Jan 2014 :  17:28:37  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yeah, I never really 'got' the rep system on some sites. On Coolminiornot you could vote on people's miniatures, which would give you an average on a scale of 1-10, but that was more about talent and less about personalities. Same goes for Cartographersguild - the rep has more to do with the artist's work.

The fact is, when you have a multi-national forum (as most are these days), many people do not have English as their primary language, and therefor their posts won't be as elegantly phrased as others, which would lead them to getting less 'rep' then someone who could couch even the simplest of phrases in grandiloquent verbiage. {irony intended}

NEW Suggestion: (which is the real reason why I came into this section)
How about we get a another sub-forum for homebrew FR lore? I realize a lot of it gets spread around into all different forums (especially mine ), but I think if we just had a specific forum for that it would be good. I am not talking about 'Running the Realms' - thats sounds more like something for people with specific campaigns in mind. I am talking about a place we can just stick one-off, small articles (each thread could become an on-going article, in effect).

As of right now, I never know where to stick small stuff. Since we aren't moving forward with Candlekeep Compendium anymore, we should have a place here for that (and not just on some dusty shelf when folks submit stuff directly to Alaundo). Some ideas are only partial, and not complete articles, but that doesn't mean they shouldn't have a home of their own. Interesting places, plots, characters, critters, etc - just ideas people had they'd like to share. The 'Running the Realms' forum seems too much like a campaign-builder, and thats not what I am envisioning for this. It would almost be along the lines of a 'current clack' (and we could even have those - individual threads about 'News from Waterdeep", etc).

In fact... it would be like our own, on-going Candlekeep broadsheet(newspaper). We could even have an advice column.

"I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me" --- Dudley Field Malone


Edited by - Markustay on 06 Jan 2014 17:34:05
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StarryEyes
Acolyte

USA
2 Posts

Posted - 29 Jan 2016 :  20:38:19  Show Profile Send StarryEyes a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Just joined so my opinion probably doesn't carry any weight. I think there should be a chat, but it should be in the form of an IRC channel. I'd also like to suggest a new board called "Other Worlds" where members can discuss other campaign settings.
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Alaundo
Head Moderator
Admin

United Kingdom
5563 Posts

Posted - 03 Feb 2016 :  09:16:08  Show Profile  Visit Alaundo's Homepage  Click to see Alaundo's MSN Messenger address Send Alaundo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well met,

All opinions are very welcome, regardless of the level of scribes. Thank ye for the suggestions, both have been mentioned previously too and are on the list to review and consider.

Alaundo
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cpthero2
Acolyte

USA
9 Posts

Posted - 17 Oct 2016 :  05:22:01  Show Profile  Visit cpthero2's Homepage Send cpthero2 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Good evening Lord Webmaster, et alia,

I apologize if this has been discussed before, but I wanted to know if you have considered hiring a team of Meta Data librarians to facilitate a high-end systems overhaul that would allow for tagging, and other beneficial systems tools that would allow visitors of the Library to search, submit, and query the vast banks of knowledge of the site?

I know the operative word here is "hire", but I thought perhaps a solid crowdfunding plan might facilitate the needed money to provide for such a solution. I was speaking with my wife recently who is a librarian herself with a great depth and breadth of knowledge in information systems, archival, reference, metadata, and more, and she stated that those kinds of solution may be an option with Meta Data librarians. Currently, the labor supply model for librarians is quite bleak as their is a disproportionate amount of laborers to jobs, and anything that can help a librarian stand apart from their peers in their job seeking endeavors is of extraordinary important. My wife and I are sadly very aware of this as the competition has been remarkably steep for my wife (though she recently landed an AMAZING job, so yay!), but I digress.

I believe that considering a business solutions approach from a few different angles may provide for some wonderful options in making such a daunting project not only manageable, but attainable.

I am more than happy to discuss the idea further if any of your esteemed staff feel there is merit in such a consideration.

With great respect and appreciation,



Robert McDonell
Higher Atlar
Spirit Soaring
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angerZen
Seeker

USA
21 Posts

Posted - 17 Nov 2016 :  19:58:01  Show Profile Send angerZen a Private Message  Reply with Quote
My previously made offer made in this thread still stands, but I do not wish to pressure anyone so do not try to force the issue.

Even if my offer of resources is not taken up, then I can at least offer my limited knowledge of forum software (I've installed, run, moderated, converted to/from, a lot of the popular forum packages over a period of about 14 years). I'm just a PM away.

-Travis
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Alaundo
Head Moderator
Admin

United Kingdom
5563 Posts

Posted - 18 Nov 2016 :  08:50:11  Show Profile  Visit Alaundo's Homepage  Click to see Alaundo's MSN Messenger address Send Alaundo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well met

Thanks for your comments, cpthero2. Indeed, this is all intended for Candlekeep v2.0, which has long been talked about and drafted up. angerZen, thy offer has not gone unheeded and when the time is right, we will be on a roll and requiring such assistance so many thanks for your offer of labours.

Alaundo
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Candlekeep - The Library of Forgotten Realms Lore
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