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Post  Stairc -Dan Felder on Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:44 pm

Hey everypony. When we originally set up the forum we had no idea how big things were going to get, so we just set up the ranks for posts and such very quickly. Thanks to everyone here, we've got a great posting community now. Thanks a bunch!

I was wondering what ranks you think would be more appropriate than the current setup? It seems to be Cutie Mark Crusader, Pony, Pony Pony, Pony Pony Pony, "I have Over 1000 Posts..."

What would be a fun rank setup?
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Post  Cardbo on Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:00 pm

9000+ posts needs to be "Its over 9000!"
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Post  Ramsus on Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:06 pm

Well Cutie Mark Crusader and Pony are fine. Maybe at max rank we could just get custom ranks? Put someone in charge of that who's active?
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Post  thematthew on Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:08 pm

One of the ranks should be Very Important Pony.
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Post  Stairc -Dan Felder on Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:17 pm

Love it. And Pony Everypony Should Know?
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Post  thematthew on Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:22 pm

Sounds good to me.
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Post  A1C Bronymous on Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:53 pm

Another idea, since ranks based on post is basically a rank of sociability:

0: Fluttershy, 1: Twilight Sparkle, 2: Applejack, 3: Rarity, 4: Rainbow Dash, 5: Pinkie Pie.

In ascending order of fame/popularity, and how social they are.
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Post  thematthew on Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:54 pm

But I don't want to go past Twilight Sparkle. Ever.
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Post  Ramsus on Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:59 pm

I don't want to go past Fluttershy.... unless I jump to Luna.
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Post  AProcrastinatingWriter on Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:10 pm

The logic that we would get different mane six names dependent on sociability sounds...well, sound.

However, not everyone (in fact, the vast majority of people) aren't going to know that's the logic behind the rankings. They would just think that we're saying some ponies are better than others and ranking people accordingly, and that's never good.

As for suggestions for titles, I think we should start off with Cutie Mark Crusader and the next one up should be Cutie Mark Champion. I don't know where anything else should rank, but I do think "Pony should Pony Pony", "Element of Harmony", "Very Best Friend", and "Iron Pony" should all be ranks. Element of Harmony would probably be at the top, now that I think about it.

I understand that we probably can't do this, but there should be an option that allows you to "freeze" your title if you really really like it and don't mind not moving up in the ranks. There should also be a topic somewhere listing what all the ranks are and when you get them, assuming we actually can and actually do that last suggestion, just so people know that the rank they're at is the one they're going to keep.

Custom ranks should also be an option, though precisely how one would get them I will leave up to the mods.
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Post  Whiteeyes on Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:11 pm

CMC, Pony, Very Important Pony, Pony Everypony Should Know, Princess, and at over 1000 you get the rank of Faust.
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Post  SilentBelle on Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:11 pm

It would be fun to have custom ranks that weren't just based on number of posts Very Happy Though I'm not too sure how much effort that would take. I'd want a 'Monster Overseer' title if it was possible.

Regardless, it will be nice to have a change in titles.
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Post  Greywander on Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:39 pm

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Post  tygerburningbright on Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:32 am

can we please never mention thoses things from the end of 3.5 again?
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Post  Stairc -Dan Felder on Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:39 am

SilentBelle wrote:It would be fun to have custom ranks that weren't just based on number of posts Very Happy Though I'm not too sure how much effort that would take. I'd want a 'Monster Overseer' title if it was possible.

Considering the incredible, dedicated and relentless work you've put in focused on monsters... I think that can be arranged. santa
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Post  SilentBelle on Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:01 am

Stairc -Dan Felder wrote:
SilentBelle wrote:It would be fun to have custom ranks that weren't just based on number of posts Very Happy Though I'm not too sure how much effort that would take. I'd want a 'Monster Overseer' title if it was possible.

Considering the incredible, dedicated and relentless work you've put in focused on monsters... I think that can be arranged. santa

That just made my day Very Happy
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Post  RavenscroftRaven on Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:22 am

My vote is for, if 6 is the max and min,

"Foal" (no stars), "Cutie-Mark Crusader" (1 star), "Background Pony" (2 star), "Mane Attraction" (3 star), "The Pony Everypony Should Know" (4 star), [Custom Title at 1500 posts and 5 stars, applications in one general thread. I can't imagine this happening often enough to be a nuisance].

Then, you could go back if you wanted, stick with the PESK title, or call yourself Luna's Loveslave or something silly like that, as long as it adheres to the rules of the forum, as a reward for long-time members, even if all they contribute to is playtesting and keeping a strong community.
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Post  Grey Pen The Flawed on Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:26 pm

One thing that might be amusing is having the ranks go in reverse order. Like this:

0 = The Almighty Author

25 > Prince/Princess

100 > The Pony Everypony Should Know

150 > Pony

200 > Background Pony

500 > Cutie Mark Crusader

1000 > Pancake

Or something akin.

I definitely approve of requesting custom titles after so many posts, however.
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Post  Stairc -Dan Felder on Wed May 22, 2013 4:22 pm

Hey folks, I finally got around to changing the forum ranks to *something* other than an assortment of ponies. The current list isn't permanent, I want to get your feedback and change it all up (did it in a few minutes) but after going through the thread again it seemed like it'd be hard to unite all these separate ideas - so I wrote up a core for us all to comment on. That way we can tweak and change one core list rather than discuss a bunch of separate lists. And when I say 'tweak', I mean, 'completely change however everyone likes'.

Also, I want to figure out a good way to grant out custom ranks. Perhaps some contests or similar.

Anyway, these are the current ideas - drawn from the posts here when I could. Didn't use the mane 6 - because trying to rank them would definitely ruffle a few feathers.

Cutie Mark Crusader 1
Background Pony 50
Very Important Pony 100
Very Special Somepony 200
Equestrian Honor Guard 500
Best Pony 1000
Epic Pwny 1500
Element of Harmony 2000
Celestia's Disciple 2500
Freakin' Alicorn Princess 3000

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Post  tygerburningbright on Wed May 22, 2013 4:27 pm

The fact that we have two already past the top means that we need more ranks.
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Post  Paper Shadow on Wed May 22, 2013 4:29 pm

tygerburningbright wrote:The fact that we have two already past the top means that we need more ranks.
I was once on a forum where the top rank was given at 2000. I had amassed ~8500 posts before the forum was hacked and shut down...

The worse part is that one of the admins told me that they added a special extra rank at 9001 posts and above. Now I will never know...

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Post  Stairc -Dan Felder on Wed May 22, 2013 4:36 pm

I definitely plan to add more ranks. Doesn't seem meaningful until we make sure people are okay with the normal ranks though.

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Post  Stairc -Dan Felder on Wed May 22, 2013 4:42 pm

Made a separate announcement thread to direct attention over here, as just editing the original post would lead people into a few pages of discussion that don't directly relate to the larger list (which might lead to some confusion, if it looks like they're responding specifically to the new list of rankings). The announcement has a link to this thread for further discussion though, so people can still see everyone's ideas here.

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Post  Mind Gamer on Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:21 pm

I'm fine with custom titles being awarded to those who earn them with effort, not just amassing posts.

With that said... Challenge accepted. Ramsus is the current title holder of most posts. I SHALL BREAK THIS RECORD.

As for what could go beyond Freakin' Alicorn Princess... Celestia's Right hoof Pony? I dunno.
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Post  Ramsus on Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:52 pm

Please don't spam just to increase post count.
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