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Fun tags and post bit colors only given at random as they always have been. 71 46.71%
Fun tags and post bit colors open for request via a thread open always, with restrictions on who can request and how often. 42 27.63%
Fun tags and post bit colors open for request via a thread occasionally and will be open for anyone. 39 25.66%
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Old 07-16-2008, 04:42 PM
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Default SnitchSeeker Tags and Post Bit Coloring - Please Vote! (UPDATED)

Hello SnitchSeekers!

My fellow admins and I have been in discussion for about a month on 'tags' and post bit coloring. Tags ("user title" is the correct term, but "tags" is more fun) are those colorful lines of text below usernames. A post bit is the information below your avatar (Location, Join Date, Posts, Hogwarts RPG Name, and Ministry RPG Name). If you notice, some members have tags, some members don't, some members have colored post bits, and some don't. As of right now, tags and post bit colors (that are non-official titles including Fan club and language mod positions) are given out at random by admins. Since we started with tags years ago, we've never taken requests for them.

We are considering changing this, but we want to ask you, the members, your opinion on it. There are three options in the poll above for you to choose from. I'll elaborate on each below.

1. Fun tags and post bit colors only given at random as they always have been.

--This will be no change to the current rule.

2. Fun tags and post bit colors open for request via a thread open always, with restrictions on who can request and how often.

--This option will make tags and post bits much like submitting signatures in Scribbulus Everchanging Inks. We will put a thread in Scribbulus Everchanging Inks where you (if you qualify) can go in and request tag and post bit changes. Though, there will be many, many restrictions on this. The admins have come up with some qualifications for if this option is chosen:

You may request a tag/post bit change if:
1. You have no unexpired warnings/infractions
2. You have been a member of the site for one year
3. You have at least 850 posts

This isn't limitless though. Members that qualify for tag and post bit requests may make requests only 4 times a year (once a season, if you will). It will be kept up with through a new profile field.

3. Fun tags and post bit colors open for request via a thread occasionally and will be open for anyone.

--Like the option above, we would allow members to request. The difference is that the thread would be open only sometimes (probably about 4 times a year) and no restrictions would be put on who can and can't request.

So, consider everything above before you vote. There's advantages and disadvantages to every option. For example, voting for option 2 excludes new members, but voting for option 3 only doesn't allow you to request when you want. Think about what would make you the happiest, talk about it with your friends, and then vote.

We're 'revising' the tag rules a bit, too. The new rule stands as this: You can have 4 tags in total. If all 4 tags are 'official', then members are granted 1 additional fun title. And by 4 total, I mean, 4 TOTAL. This counts for everything, including your usergroup image title. So, if you're looking at my tags - I would have 4 official so I would qualify for the 1 additional (which I have). I would be at the limit.

This may be common sense, but I want to throw it out there just so we're clear. We will NOT touch official tags. Your House icon will not move or change and does count as a tag. The official fan club titles will not be changed and we will not change the colors of fan club tags.

Thanks guys and vote with care! Feel free to ask questions in this thread or make suggestions.

UPDATE: Due to the suggestions in this thread, we've added editable 'Post Bit' options to your profile. Please see this new site news article for more information!
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Old 07-22-2008, 05:39 AM   #126 (permalink)
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First off I'm just going to say LMFAO at all The Joker siggies, I love it. they are amazing.

BACK TO THE TOPIC NOW. Basically, the jist of it is: if you are active and show personality, you'll get a surprise tag faster than someone who is shy and comes on for the news and leaves again. It's not to say that shy people will NEVER get tags, just that it'll take them longer.

And... right now that I really think back, I've only had one absolute surprise tag, my Magical Reader one. All the other 'surprises' have been from people requesting them for me. ("Mickey Gee!" requested based on a hilarious RP I was in about the Marauders last year).

Basically, if you're feeling left out without a tag, I'd say: either become more active and hang out in the TP every now and then, [or play games or something more active], or simply keep on doing what you're doing and just wait a bit longer than the active people.

There's nothing wrong with being shy, as long as the shy members out there know why they are tagless. Personally, shy people are just fun to talk to. =]
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Old 07-25-2008, 12:42 AM   #127 (permalink)
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Okay, so I wasn't going to post in here, because you're probably all sick to death of hearing opinions on this. But I'm going to anyway. & one of the reasons that I wasn't is because what I'm about to say write has probably already been brought up but oh wells.

First, thanks for the post bit colouring. I love the idea of it.

But now to the the tag situation. Random tags, I think, are a good idea. So what you might not get one. I probably won't, & this isn't me whining, this is me just stating a fact. It'd be nice if I did, but I can live without it until I do something to well, earn it. Points that have been brought up, the ones about people feeling left out, well, if you interact on the site then of course you're going to get something for it. & I know some are shy. Well, I'm shy, & I'm not complaining now am I? I probably don't know much about this, & probably make no sense but tags aren't something you ask for in my opinion, they're something that just pops up.

In saying that though, I do like the idea of those um, present tags? Is that what they are? Anyway, I think they're cute, & they still give that element of surprise, for you don't ask for it, someone you know does.

& that's why I voted for one, even though I do like the idea of changing your own postbit colour. But does that apply anymore?

Anyhow, I think that's it, I hope I made sense. I kinda babbled a bit.
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Old 07-26-2008, 04:41 AM   #128 (permalink)
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This is such a hard choice! I think I'm going with the random!! it makes things cooler!
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