OT: This forum needs a ranking system.

i c e wrote on 4/8/2011, 9:08 PM
Doesn't it even remotely bother the people that spend so much time on this wonderful forum that there is no ranking system? I mean, other forums take you all the up to something like a "Guru" or what not. At least there could be a post count. Day cound? year count?

I am sure a profile pic would be far to much to ask, but you know this is sonyCREATIVEsoftware.com you'd think they'd come up with something creative to make this more fun.


Am I the only one that thinks this?? Maybe we should vote.


ice

Comments

PeterWright wrote on 4/8/2011, 9:26 PM
By clicking on your own name you'll find you've posted 350 times, plus some other info ''' does that help?
fldave wrote on 4/8/2011, 10:42 PM
That one person who posts once a year just may have the answer to your immediate problem.

I've seen it several times over the years here.

So I think things are fine as is.
musicvid10 wrote on 4/8/2011, 10:48 PM
No, it does not bother me that there is no "ranking" on the forum posts. Frankly, I find such bloglike features annoying.
crocdoc wrote on 4/8/2011, 11:15 PM
I'm a member on a number of forums (mostly for one of my other hobbies) and if there's anything I've learned in the past it's that frequency of posting is no indication of experience or knowledge. On one particular forum, a new member had as many posts in his first week as I had in the previous year - most of his were within a single thread that went on for several pages.

I've been perusing this forum for a couple of years or so and found that it didn't take long to figure out who the people are that know what they're talking about (and no, I don't place myself in that category!).
SuperG wrote on 4/8/2011, 11:33 PM
I'm a member on a number of forums (mostly for one of my other hobbies) and if there's anything I've learned in the past it's that frequency of posting is no indication of experience or knowledge.

So true!
ushere wrote on 4/9/2011, 12:33 AM
which sort of confirms one of the other threads hereabouts, viral video - you might have millions of hits, but is it a 'good' video? ;-)
PixelStuff wrote on 4/9/2011, 9:04 AM
I don't think a ranking system would help me either.

The one thing I do miss however, compared with other forums, is the ability to subscribe or follow a topic and get an email whenever it is updated.
amendegw wrote on 4/9/2011, 9:29 AM
BudWzr: 485 posts
BillyBoy: 4681 posts

These guys must be the experts! [grin]

...Jerry
ritsmer wrote on 4/9/2011, 9:32 AM
In some other forums with a ranking system they seem to be more keen on getting the feed-back credits to their own ranking than to give the best answer.

So IMHO: no ranking system here, please.
John_Cline wrote on 4/9/2011, 1:20 PM
"These guys must be the experts! [grin]"

They certainly thought so.
i c e wrote on 4/9/2011, 3:05 PM
Wow. I get not one single vote. *sigh.

It was just make it a tad more fun to have a little nickname under your username. But uh, maybe I am the only one young enough here to be looking for goofy like fun (no offense to any Senior Citizenze).

Okay, so I stand alone. I get it.

They should deffinately accomidate profile pics though. :)

ice.


ps. seriously, I love the forum just the way it is.
ushere wrote on 4/9/2011, 3:55 PM
hey ice, you wanna bunch of old farts pictures?

http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/forums/ShowMessage.asp?ForumID=4&MessageID=750756

(with apologies to the kids in there ;-))
TheHappyFriar wrote on 4/9/2011, 3:58 PM
It was just make it a tad more fun to have a little nickname under your username.

Like "adobe user" or "i wish this was an avid forum!".

:D
i c e wrote on 4/9/2011, 5:00 PM
Ushere, Thanks for that link. My browser tells me there is malware on the page. Yikes. what did maybe it was all those photos on the same page? LOL.

Oh boy, by photo is on that page too.. ha.

Seriously, I love you guys. I would be so lost in Vegas with out this place. I am always surprised by how helpful and kind you guys are.

Let me ask one more time.... Is there anything that anyone would like to see change or added on this forum?? Maybe it's just that I would like to imagine that someday when I am as old as all of you it would read "ice: Vegas Video Guru" or something. LOL.



ice
apit34356 wrote on 4/9/2011, 5:09 PM
"These guys must be the experts! [grin]" Well..... experts in "something" for sure! ;-)

"No, it does not bother me that there is no "ranking" on the forum posts. Frankly, I find such bloglike features annoying. " Yea, I agree. I like the clean look and have been pleased that there are not dozens of flashing ads or blinking tips....... Now if you could select and chose which features you wanted...... then everyone could customize their "view" of the forum, ... that would be "cool","neat","sweet spot" or whatever is the current terminology. :-) But I like it "as is".
amendegw wrote on 4/9/2011, 5:12 PM
"Is there anything that anyone would like to see change or added on this forum??"I'd like to see:

1) Automatic hyperlinks
2) A "post preview" button
3) A fix to the code block bug: http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/forums/ShowMessage.asp?ForumID=4&MessageID=689363
4) embeds for Vimeo

...Jerry (AOF - Another Old Fart)
ushere wrote on 4/9/2011, 5:40 PM
changes? well how about:

instant fixes to reported bugs

cold showers for overheated exchanges

;-)
richard-courtney wrote on 4/9/2011, 8:21 PM
I have been a Vegas (even before Sony bought SF) user for many years and
have posted who knows how many times.

The ranking of information I have submitted is recognized by the simple
"thank you". Not by some counter of posts.

So, thanks to all that have helped me over the years!

crocdoc wrote on 4/9/2011, 8:43 PM
Okay, I've added photos of a middle-aged-fart to the thread linked above.

I'm all for a preview button, for I tried five different codes in assorted formats and could not embed my photos.

As for the little nicknames under one's name and ranking systems: one of the forums of which I am a member has a ranking system and one of the members must have felt a bit miffed when another member's status had changed, for he started responding to every single post. Most of his posts were short and meaningless, something to the effect of 'yes, I agree' or 'I've read that this is true'. The most offending posts were in response to someone posting a question to the whole forum, and his response would be 'I don't know, as I have no experience with those'. Great. His ranking eventually changed.

If we're going to have a cute little nickname under our usernames, mine should be
'what does this button do?'
PeterWright wrote on 4/9/2011, 10:00 PM
> "... and have posted who knows how many times."

I do - 1469 so far!

Steve Mann wrote on 4/9/2011, 10:15 PM
I am not worthy - only 1848 posts so far.
John_Cline wrote on 4/9/2011, 10:25 PM
Good grief, I've got 5053 posts, I need to get a life!
crocdoc wrote on 4/9/2011, 10:27 PM
Woot - I have a total of 69 posts (if I include this one).
PeterWright wrote on 4/9/2011, 10:33 PM
Check out Grazie ..... then Bob (farss) !!