Rank?!@#$%^&*()_+

Improvements, Problems, or Questions on the Forum format or software go here ( not about the game )
User avatar
Firebolt
Private First Class
Private First Class
Posts: 8
Joined: Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:02 pm

Rank?!@#$%^&*()_+

Post by Firebolt » Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:21 pm

Yah uhh.
When viewing the forums what is this rank thing. I'm ranked as a private, theres general and lieutenant, captain, major.

What is this and how do u advance in the ranks i would like to get higher i see it as a challenge

Thanks and bye
firebolt
Image
Burn Baby Burn!

-Always laugh when you can. It is cheapest medicine.
-Laughter is the shock absorber that eases the blows of life.
-You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say will be misquoted, then used against you.

User avatar
blast
General
General
Posts: 4741
Joined: Fri Mar 21, 2003 3:49 pm
Location: playing.cxx
Contact:

Re: Rank?!@#$%^&*()_+

Post by blast » Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:35 pm

There are only three ranks that normal users can get (you are currently on the second rank). The only way to get higher "ranks" is to make a sizable contribution to the project, by doing stuff such as helping with development.
"In addition to knowing the secrets of the Universe, I can assure you that I am also quite potty trained." -Koenma (Yu Yu Hakusho)

Image

User avatar
Cobra_Fast
Dev Monkey
Dev Monkey
Posts: 321
Joined: Sat Oct 07, 2006 11:51 am
Location: Germany
Contact:

Re: Rank?!@#$%^&*()_+

Post by Cobra_Fast » Tue Apr 06, 2010 12:59 am

As this has been moved to forum suggestions; I'd suggest one more higher rank for the normal players to recognize old and wise players.
Like from 100 posts or above (or something).
It could be calles Senior Private (or something, just thinking loudly)...
the picture could be the same as for private first class but with two fully grayed stripes (or something :D)

User avatar
JeffM
Staff Sergeant
Staff Sergeant
Posts: 5173
Joined: Fri Dec 13, 2002 4:11 am
Location: https://discord.gg/NN9uAvx
Contact:

Re: Rank?!@#$%^&*()_+

Post by JeffM » Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:28 am

post count does not equal wisdom.

User avatar
Cobra_Fast
Dev Monkey
Dev Monkey
Posts: 321
Joined: Sat Oct 07, 2006 11:51 am
Location: Germany
Contact:

Re: Rank?!@#$%^&*()_+

Post by Cobra_Fast » Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:31 am

but people with many posts (probably) contributed more to the community;
Like maps, plug-ins, help, ... I think they should receive a little reward for it ;)

User avatar
Bambino
Private First Class
Private First Class
Posts: 1210
Joined: Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:27 pm
Location: Alberta, Canada

Re: Rank?!@#$%^&*()_+

Post by Bambino » Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:43 am

Anyone can make maps, and post saying "gj, lol, nice map", but then it wouldn't be a special rank now would it :)

You need to contribute to the project. You could contribute code, bug test new versions, etc.
"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." -- Albert Einstein
GU League | Ducati League | OpenLeague

User avatar
JeffM
Staff Sergeant
Staff Sergeant
Posts: 5173
Joined: Fri Dec 13, 2002 4:11 am
Location: https://discord.gg/NN9uAvx
Contact:

Re: Rank?!@#$%^&*()_+

Post by JeffM » Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:40 am

if they have contributed they will have been noticed and have the possibility of being given a rank.

User avatar
Pizzahead
Corporal
Corporal
Posts: 48
Joined: Mon Dec 24, 2007 6:42 pm
Location: New York, USA
Contact:

Re: Rank?!@#$%^&*()_+

Post by Pizzahead » Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:30 am

I'm a little confused on this, normal players can only achieve three ranks.. Are the others only for admins?
Let's not bicker and argue about who killed who.

User avatar
joevano
General
General
Posts: 1863
Joined: Sat Jun 18, 2005 1:08 pm
Location: South Bend, Indiana, USA

Re: Rank?!@#$%^&*()_+

Post by joevano » Mon Jan 17, 2011 1:39 am

Not necessarily admins. It is a way to make people who help the project in significant ways to be recognized for their efforts. Usually bestowed by the forum or project admins.
There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity. -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"How many legs does a dog have if you call his tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg." -- Abraham Lincoln

User avatar
Pizzahead
Corporal
Corporal
Posts: 48
Joined: Mon Dec 24, 2007 6:42 pm
Location: New York, USA
Contact:

Re: Rank?!@#$%^&*()_+

Post by Pizzahead » Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:34 pm

Okay, and the normal players get ranks by doing the same?
Let's not bicker and argue about who killed who.

User avatar
enrico123
Private First Class
Private First Class
Posts: 91
Joined: Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:49 am
Contact:

Re: Rank?!@#$%^&*()_+

Post by enrico123 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:36 pm

Yes
"See a need fill a need"-(Bigweld from the movie "Robots")

User avatar
ducktape
Private First Class
Private First Class
Posts: 1206
Joined: Sat Jul 01, 2006 2:06 am
Location: Right Behind you!
Contact:

Re: Rank?!@#$%^&*()_+

Post by ducktape » Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:46 am

JeffM wrote:post count does not equal wisdom.
I want this on a shirt. Next bzshirt idea please.
Image

red-der
Sergeant
Sergeant
Posts: 220
Joined: Wed Jan 02, 2008 2:27 pm

Re: Rank?!@#$%^&*()_+

Post by red-der » Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:36 pm

I would buy such one ..

+1

cepris
Private First Class
Private First Class
Posts: 132
Joined: Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:49 am

Re: Rank?!@#$%^&*()_+

Post by cepris » Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:07 am

So, are you moved up manually? Or is it automated?

User avatar
Bambino
Private First Class
Private First Class
Posts: 1210
Joined: Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:27 pm
Location: Alberta, Canada

Re: Rank?!@#$%^&*()_+

Post by Bambino » Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:36 am

Automated...
"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." -- Albert Einstein
GU League | Ducati League | OpenLeague

User avatar
blast
General
General
Posts: 4741
Joined: Fri Mar 21, 2003 3:49 pm
Location: playing.cxx
Contact:

Re: Rank?!@#$%^&*()_+

Post by blast » Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:53 am

There are the automated ranks, and then there are manual ranks.
"In addition to knowing the secrets of the Universe, I can assure you that I am also quite potty trained." -Koenma (Yu Yu Hakusho)

Image

User avatar
optic delusion
Special Forces
Special Forces
Posts: 989
Joined: Sat Sep 25, 2004 2:29 pm
Location: Planet MoFo
Contact:

Re: Rank?!@#$%^&*()_+

Post by optic delusion » Thu Apr 21, 2011 3:13 am

I asked for the rank of "DareLicked of Dooty", but they would not give it to me.
Take a look at my Defender game mode concept.

Thinking is not an automatic process. A man can choose to think or to let his mind stagnate, or he can choose actively to turn against his intelligence, to evade his knowledge, to subvert his reason. If he refuses to think, he courts disaster: he cannot with impunity reject his means of perceiving reality.

User avatar
Pizzahead
Corporal
Corporal
Posts: 48
Joined: Mon Dec 24, 2007 6:42 pm
Location: New York, USA
Contact:

Re: Rank?!@#$%^&*()_+

Post by Pizzahead » Sat Jul 16, 2011 2:06 am

blast wrote:There are the automated ranks, and then there are manual ranks.
You just blew my mind, blast.
Let's not bicker and argue about who killed who.

User avatar
allejo
Breaker of Builds
Breaker of Builds
Posts: 762
Joined: Sun Feb 17, 2008 10:01 pm
Location: /dev/null
Contact:

Re: Rank?!@#$%^&*()_+

Post by allejo » Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:50 am

ducktape wrote:
JeffM wrote:post count does not equal wisdom.
I want this on a shirt. Next bzshirt idea please.
I second it.
Here's my personal website and my open source projects are available on GitHub; I work on a lot of cool things.

Image

User avatar
JeffM
Staff Sergeant
Staff Sergeant
Posts: 5173
Joined: Fri Dec 13, 2002 4:11 am
Location: https://discord.gg/NN9uAvx
Contact:

Re: Rank?!@#$%^&*()_+

Post by JeffM » Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:31 pm

Buy all the existing shirts first ;)

User avatar
FangUp
Private First Class
Private First Class
Posts: 96
Joined: Fri Aug 21, 2009 2:53 pm
Location: Slovenia

Re: Rank?!@#$%^&*()_+

Post by FangUp » Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:12 am

I have just read this....
I helped alot on BZFlag, so your suggestion at 2010 Blast is wrong.
You only get ranked higher if YOU know about it.
It does not matter tough it is cool if you and your friends know it plus, its only a picture peoples know what you truly are. (picture and words(: )
To be or not to be. - W. Shakespeare
To bee or not to bee? I sure love Honee! - FangUp
Playing since 2005, with an unregistered nickname.

User avatar
mahem1
Private First Class
Private First Class
Posts: 91
Joined: Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:18 am
Location: Antarctica

Re: Rank?!@#$%^&*()_+

Post by mahem1 » Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:59 pm

joevano wrote:It is a way to make people who help the project in significant ways to be recognized for their efforts.
Key Words: 'project' & 'significant;
Welcoming noobs to BZFlags is you duty.And helping the helpless is also the same.
I help them because I got help when I first started, so all you are doing is returning the favour.
Lag makes me miss all of the good stuff.
And random bans..........
Image

User avatar
allejo
Breaker of Builds
Breaker of Builds
Posts: 762
Joined: Sun Feb 17, 2008 10:01 pm
Location: /dev/null
Contact:

Re: Rank?!@#$%^&*()_+

Post by allejo » Wed Sep 28, 2011 1:05 pm

You stole the words right out of my mouths mahem1. :P FangUp, contributing to BZFlag means writing multiple wiki documents, cleaning up the wiki, writing patches, helping on IRC, etc. In no way what so ever am I trying to offend you FangUp, but what have you done that is "significant" to BZFlag?
Last edited by allejo on Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:03 am, edited 1 time in total.
Here's my personal website and my open source projects are available on GitHub; I work on a lot of cool things.

Image

User avatar
FangUp
Private First Class
Private First Class
Posts: 96
Joined: Fri Aug 21, 2009 2:53 pm
Location: Slovenia

Re: Rank?!@#$%^&*()_+

Post by FangUp » Wed Sep 28, 2011 6:20 pm

Allejo, i won't brag about things i did, but i helped even if not on your "proffessional" levels. I made peoples register or even play BZFlag, like mahem1, now you guys, are doing so called "important" things like plug-ins, updates, handling big things...but is that really that important? and to who? we bring players that is important but doing maximum power things for a few peoples left on BZFlag seems kinda unnecessary... (my opinion)
To be or not to be. - W. Shakespeare
To bee or not to bee? I sure love Honee! - FangUp
Playing since 2005, with an unregistered nickname.

User avatar
SkillDude
Private First Class
Private First Class
Posts: 336
Joined: Sun Apr 01, 2007 4:50 pm
Location: United States

Re: Rank?!@#$%^&*()_+

Post by SkillDude » Wed Sep 28, 2011 6:54 pm

FangUp wrote:now you guys, are doing so called "important" things like plug-ins, updates, handling big things...but is that really that important?
Maybe you misunderstood what the rank stood for. The rank represents what you have done to help with the BZFlag project, not with the community of BZFlag itself. Getting more players to play this game is something we do want indeed, and it does not go unnoticed. However, the rank is to show the people who dedicate time and effort to making the game better in some respect. For example, the developers work hard every day fixing new bugs, adding new features, and preparing for the next release. Some players have done remarkable and helpful things for the project, such as providing patches or finding new problems with the code. In addition, websites such as http://bzstats.strayer.de help bring a bunch of information together. People are even coming up with new ways to make map editing even easier.

All of these are examples of contributions to the BZFlag project. While what you can do to help is stimulate the player base (And it does get noticed), what will really impact the future of BZFlag itself is what the developers and contributors put in terms of time and effort towards programming and management.

Post Reply