View Full Version : ...and the sky full of stars

09-11-2007, 11:37 PM
They're back, in an austere but (hopefully) functional state. The algorithm for determining the number/color is slightly different but shouldn't be too difficult to figure out ;)

People with AGN positions who don't have distinctive stars (currently people involved in ZC and SE development) should now also have extra titles, freeing up the custom title line.

09-11-2007, 11:42 PM
So it's been noticed. :) We've been commenting on the visual progress in chat. Thanks so very much for doing this, DD! It's really nothing to point a stick at, that's for sure.

Hm. By the old methods, those with 10,000+ posts should actually have four of either http://www.armageddongames.net/forums/images/ranks/stars/star_silver.gif or http://www.armageddongames.net/forums/images/ranks/stars/star_gold.gif stars. Eh. *Likes to hoard pointy things* I think I do remember the old color styles, more or less.

So what was the algorithm used, anyway?

Oh, the list of stars is Here (http://www.armageddongames.net/forums/images/ranks/stars/). I believe it's listed in order of use as well. Also note that there are also Circles for first years, Diamonds (http://www.armageddongames.net/forums/images/ranks/diamonds/) for second years, Stars for third years, Rupees (http://www.armageddongames.net/forums/images/ranks/rupees/) for fourth years, some sort of skull mask (No idea what they're called.) for the fifth years, and Yin Yangs (http://www.armageddongames.net/forums/images/ranks/yinyangs/) for the sixth years. We've got no seventh or eighth years that I can tell. ... Eh, ignore that. That was just the excited rush of extrapolation with the "OMG ACTUAL STARS 'n shyt."

09-11-2007, 11:51 PM
Reinstating that particular system would require a vB hack, which I don't feel quite up to yet. Maybe in the future.

09-11-2007, 11:59 PM
woohoo!!! thanks dd :)

09-12-2007, 04:56 AM
I seem to have some stars under my name now. Schweet.

Thanks, DD. So I guess this means someone's actively in charge of the site once again?

09-12-2007, 05:07 AM
Wow, I feel so much cooler now. I'm so glad that this is back.

So we're not going to have different shapes for a certain number of years anymore?

09-12-2007, 05:57 AM
And support the rise of No-Post-opia? :p I think colors for post counts is good enough.

I think... :scared:

Nicholas Steel
09-12-2007, 06:47 AM
wtf going on here, is DD a administrator of the forum only or also of www.zeldaclassic.com? would beta testers for ZC have a extra title?

09-12-2007, 09:00 AM
Thanks DD, I enjoy my purple stars =D

I think it'd be neat to see the different shapes for different years brought back.

09-12-2007, 11:49 AM

09-12-2007, 12:39 PM
Is this the reason that all my access privileges are gone all of a sudden?

09-12-2007, 12:42 PM
Nice to see the stars back once again.

09-12-2007, 01:12 PM
Thank you Darky for ALL you do for us ...

09-12-2007, 06:45 PM
DarkDragon, thank you very much! I've yet to see my colors, but I'm sure I'll like them. ;)

EDIT: Schweet. Blue. Green. Silvars!

Glenn the Great
09-13-2007, 10:34 PM
I think it'd be neat to see the different shapes for different years brought back.

I didn't like when that was done. It was too complex and tacky.

09-13-2007, 11:43 PM
Oh neat.

Thanks :)

09-13-2007, 11:59 PM
Thanks DD...

Am I the only one who can't figure out what the number of stars means?

I am pretty sure that color=rank right?

Excuse me for being ignorant...and an idiot for not being able to figure this out...

wait, I think number=rank and color = uhoh... now I am confused again.

EDIT2: Color=post count? But that doesn't apply to staff?

09-14-2007, 12:04 AM
1-3 stars for members.
5 stars for mods.
7 stars for admins.
Color based on number of years here (unless you're staff).

This looks like it might be temporary since I think DD is still tinkering with a few things.

09-14-2007, 12:07 AM
What determines the 1-3 stars? Post count or Years been here? Isn't that the same as the color?

Also I am assuming 6 stars = SM

EDIT: now I have diamonds too =o

09-14-2007, 12:12 AM
Yeah, more and more people are starting to get diamonds.

Regular members get 1-3 depending on post count. Color is based solely on number of years (unless you are staff).

Glenn the Great
09-14-2007, 12:18 AM
It appears that the diamonds indicate which year of membership you are on. The number of complete years you've been a member plus one gives you your diamond count.

09-14-2007, 12:20 AM
Well then what's the point of colors now?

09-14-2007, 12:28 AM
Okay, tonight's "let's figure out the vBulletin API" experiment has resulted in the diamonds. Here's how the system stands.

Stars: These are in reverse priority order; you get the first of the following that you qualify for.

(Staff, Gold)
7 Stars: Administrators
6 Stars: Senior Moderators
5 Stars: Moderators

(Adjoint Staff, Silver)
5 Stars: Developers
4 Stars: Hosted Forum Moderators

1 Pink Star: Banned members
2 Purple Stars: New members (< 100 posts)
3 Stars: Full members. The color of the stars is a function of your post count.

Diamonds: These are easy. You get one per year you've been at AGN.

I'm pretty happy with the system as it is now, and will probably leave it largely alone.

09-14-2007, 12:39 AM
lol thanks for the explanation DD...

the new system looks great!

09-14-2007, 12:57 AM
Could we get a scale here so we know what color corresponds to what post count?

Nicholas Steel
09-14-2007, 01:03 AM
now theres diamonds AND stars oO.

09-14-2007, 01:06 AM
0: http://www.armageddongames.net/forums/images/ranks/stars/star_violet.gif
1000: http://www.armageddongames.net/forums/images/ranks/stars/star_blue.gif
2000: http://www.armageddongames.net/forums/images/ranks/stars/star_green.gif
3000: http://www.armageddongames.net/forums/images/ranks/stars/star_cyan.gif
5000: http://www.armageddongames.net/forums/images/ranks/stars/star.gif
7000: http://www.armageddongames.net/forums/images/ranks/stars/star_orange.gif
10000: http://www.armageddongames.net/forums/images/ranks/stars/star_red.gif
???: ???

09-14-2007, 01:07 AM
Thanks DD, I can finally see the order of it.

Aegix Drakan
09-14-2007, 09:50 AM
Diamonds: These are easy. You get one per year you've been at AGN.

*looks at this, looks at Trevlyan_06's diamond ocunt, looks back at the post, then slaps face*

Oh shit... And I nominated Trev for best newbie...

*slaps forehead repeatedly against a wall*

Me = idiot :laughing:

Nicholas Steel
09-14-2007, 10:19 AM
Diamonds: These are easy. You get one per year you've been at AGN.

ah, ok i misread this part >.> Good Job !

09-14-2007, 03:29 PM
Bout time. I was getting sick of the yellow stars I had.

09-14-2007, 04:11 PM
Very very nice Darky... thanks hon :) Very pretty decorations :)

09-14-2007, 06:30 PM
I like this!:) Thanks DarkDragon.

09-15-2007, 03:51 PM
Very excellent, DD. It's great to see that you're taking initiative as a new administrator.

*thinks to himself* So does "???: ???" mean that there could be a color of star after 10,000? Intriguing...

09-15-2007, 04:16 PM
And by that scale, it would be infared, I'd like to see how a my eyes do with handling that wavelength.

09-15-2007, 04:49 PM
Actually, I believe that the final star color is...

(Do not read if you don't want to know!)


J.J. Maxx
09-16-2007, 06:28 PM
Wow, thats alot of diamonds.

~ JJ

09-17-2007, 04:56 AM
It is indeed a lot of Diamonds. In fact, I think I've seen the exact same configuration of Diamonds and Stars that you have someplace else. But I'm not sure where. :blah:

Nice to see the stars back. Good work, DD.

Nicholas Steel
09-17-2007, 05:02 AM
what relevance is the colour of the stars? or the amount of stars you have?

09-17-2007, 05:31 AM
Did you even try to read this thread? :)

Post #27 shows the colors are by post count.

The diamonds show how long you have been registered.

Nicholas Steel
09-17-2007, 05:48 AM
well if the colours are determined by number of posts... whats the number of stars related to? or do all normal users only have 3 stars?

09-17-2007, 08:16 AM
Number of stars = role. Three is "regular user".

(I think this has been said already ... here (http://www.armageddongames.net/forums/showpost.php?p=1141598&postcount=23))

10-02-2007, 02:29 AM
Awesome work with the star system.

I didn't notice the part about the diamonds until now. >_<

Nicholas Steel
10-02-2007, 03:34 AM

10-02-2007, 03:38 AM
They're almost blue........only a few more of these unnecessary posts to go. :p

Edit: Ooooh blue.... >_<

10-02-2007, 10:01 AM
hey, give banned members a pink triangle.

Actually, just give glenn a pink triangle.

10-04-2007, 01:12 AM
How about a pink heart (or a Ninja Gaiden-style ribbon) for banned members instead?

02-15-2011, 04:11 AM
I seem to have some stars under my name now. Schweet.