New Toys on IWF

Discussion in 'Forum Feedback, Development and Competitions' started by link8r, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. link8r

    link8r New Member

    Hi BK

    Liking the new rewards and levels on IWF
     
  2. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    Glad someone noticed and likes them :)
     
  3. link8r

    link8r New Member

    When did you upload them?

    The little icons and power bars urge the competitive side in me to acquire more :)
     
  4. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    I installed it a week before Christmas I think .. I thought I'd posted about it, but I seem to have forgotten to ..
     
  5. Tom

    Tom New Member

    Cool add on, it's certainly a good posting incentive :)
     
  6. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    Glad you all approve :)
     
  7. link8r

    link8r New Member

    Just got to encourage everyone to use the "Thanks" buttons
     
  8. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    Well just post useful stuff and hopefully people will :)
     
  9. I4Visual

    I4Visual New Member

    Yeah I have only seen one other forum with this kind of rewards system, I think it's pretty awesome :D
     
  10. I find it a bit patronising.
     
  11. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    How is it "patronising"?
     
  12. That I'm supposed to be motivated by imaginary points and little badges.
    I may be just jaded and cynical from being on the development side of this sort of thing, but I'd compare it to spotting generic beautiful_smiling_woman.jpg stock photography a website and rolling your eyes.
    No offence, I'm just tired of it as a thing.
     
  13. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    Well ignore it then

    You're the only person who has ever complained
     
  14. link8r

    link8r New Member

    Its a community thing. If you look at it as just an icon/image then you haven't joined that community. its not an icon giving you the thumbs up - its a real person. And that's why there's so little spam here - because its a community of real people who are connected by similar interests and occupations but separated by geography. But we want to reward, share and let people know we appreciate them.

    you can be anything you want to be - but if you think each thank you is from one peer to another peer [read: person] - then is it so bad?

    There's plenty of cynicism - personally, its what keeps me alive. But I don't discount real people.

    HTH.
     
  15. osamatun

    osamatun New Member

    just ignore it
     
  16. paul

    paul Ninja

    Personally I find IWF very noisy, and not really a pleasure to visit anymore. I'm all for monetizing the site, but I think there should be some clean up here.

    Some current issues
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    I can't upload larger images....

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    The logo doesn't really blend with the site colours. Then there the ads, ads, ads.

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    lots of buttons and images that are really unnecessary




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    What's the deal with the tags ?


    There does seem to be a lot of forums and sub-fora and a fair bit of spam or posters who are just posting so that they can add their spam links once they've reached 10 posts.


    One final gripe is threads like this :http://www.irishwebmasterforum.com/off-topic-discussion/15370-favourite-sport.html
     
  17. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    Image sizes for upload - suggest what you want and why and I can probably change the settings
    If you think a thread is unsuitable report it
     
  18. paul

    paul Ninja

    Images : Probably at least 800 x 800 px

    Spam : I delete it when I see it. And tend to take the heavy approach, maybe more moderators are needed...
     
  19. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    Ok - I've disabled a couple of the extra options for the moment.
    Paul - can you remember offhand where to set the image upload stuff?
    As for the spam - if you can nuke any you come across please do.
     
  20. link8r

    link8r New Member

    Personally I liked the toys :(

    What do you have to do to apply to be a mod / what are you looking for?
     

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