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#1 WhipSmartBanky

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Posted 25 November 2004 - 04:01 PM

Theenternal posted this in MightySlacker's departure thread, and I thought it warranted a place to be discussed here:

If people want to chat, etc with other CAG users in friendlier enviornment.. maybe another Section of the forum could be created where established members only could hang.


I think that's the best idea I've heard in a LONG time. Have a forum for people who have been here for say, over a year (for example). There's an easy way to set it up too...the "USERGROUPS" option. Instead of making it an automatic membership (which would probably be a bear to code) have it so that once you reach that landmark, you can PM a mod or CheapyD (or the head of the "established members" group) for entry. If someone becomes a problem, revoke their privilege to post in the group. It would certainly give well-behaved established members a more relaxed environment to post in.

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#2 Gothic Walrus

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Posted 25 November 2004 - 04:03 PM

For what it's worth, I think this is a brilliant idea. It'd definitely cut down on the complaining about the boards having gone downhill, and it could be a lot of fun.

As long as the board doesn't become the CAG equivalent of LUE, it'll be a good thing.

#3 Kicker00

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Posted 25 November 2004 - 04:09 PM

that is a really good idea
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#4 onetrackmind

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Posted 25 November 2004 - 04:12 PM

Unfourtunely i wouldn't qualify for the group, but it does sound like a good idea with all the flaming thats been going on.


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#5 rajchakrabarti

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Posted 25 November 2004 - 04:13 PM

while i think its a good idea.. and would defintely cut down on the complaining.... but remember its some of the established members also that causes some of the problems.
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#6 Lizard Axe

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Posted 25 November 2004 - 04:13 PM

I know they do that at GameFAQs with their user levels. Does it work there?
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#7 SneakyPenguin

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Posted 25 November 2004 - 04:14 PM

I think it would be a great Idea, but only for people over a year? That's a VERY short list, and would exclude many of the established regulars. Maybe a 6 or 8 month stay would be better.

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#8 Gothic Walrus

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Posted 25 November 2004 - 04:21 PM

I think it would be a great Idea, but only for people over a year? That's a VERY short list, and would exclude many of the established regulars. Maybe a 6 or 8 month stay would be better.


If we go with WSB's idea of having people PM mods or CheapyD for access, a shorter time limit would make sense.

I don't think that automatic eligibility is a good idea, though. Just look at LUE...

#9 WhipSmartBanky

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Posted 25 November 2004 - 04:32 PM

I think it would be a great Idea, but only for people over a year? That's a VERY short list, and would exclude many of the established regulars. Maybe a 6 or 8 month stay would be better.


Well, that's why I said "for example." :razz: Either way, now that membership is over 20k, I think it'd be a good idea to do a little something for those who have stuck around for the long term.

while i think its a good idea.. and would defintely cut down on the complaining.... but remember its some of the established members also that causes some of the problems.


True, but if anyone becomes too much of a problem, they can easily have their posting access to that forum removed.

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#10 organicow

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Posted 25 November 2004 - 04:36 PM

Great Idea!!!
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#11 xzafixz

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Posted 25 November 2004 - 04:40 PM

7 months sounds good, ;)

Anyways, I would probably be too scared to post in there anyways, for fear of being owned by the CAG gods. :(
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#12 CheapyD

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Posted 25 November 2004 - 04:43 PM

Maybe one already exists and you don't know about it. ;)
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Not a bad idea. ill think about it.
If I do decide to do something like this, chances are it will be by invitation only and users wouldnt gain access automatically by reaching a specific milestone.

#13 Sartori

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Posted 25 November 2004 - 04:44 PM

Not particularly keen on the idea of segregation, even in this minor degree.

#14 sj41

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Posted 25 November 2004 - 04:45 PM

7 months sounds good, ;)

Anyways, I would probably be too scared to post in there anyways, for fear of being owned by the CAG gods. :(

I agree. 7 months is good. :P

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#15 Gothic Walrus

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Posted 25 November 2004 - 04:46 PM

Not particularly keen on the idea of segregation, even in this minor degree.


It already exists with the user levels and post counts. Not to that degree, no, but it's still there.

Beyond that, we've got a ton of people that lurk on the forums. Look at all of the registered users with zero to five posts - literal thousands. Maybe this could encourage people to contribute to the community, be that a good thing or bad...

#16 sj41

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Posted 25 November 2004 - 04:47 PM

Not particularly keen on the idea of segregation, even in this minor degree.

This isn't segregation. It's keeping the assholes away from the good guys. :P

Cheapy, can I be in the cool club? :)

#17 ChrisXE

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Posted 25 November 2004 - 04:47 PM

hey sounds like a brilliant idea to me, make me want to post alot more each day
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#18 ChrisXE

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Posted 25 November 2004 - 04:48 PM

yea 1 year is a little long how about half a year with good behavior and invite only :)
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#19 pimp_daddy_smurf

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Posted 25 November 2004 - 05:06 PM

i think it should be everyone thats been over here(and maybe voting if needed in the exclusive club)


i know if i was in some exclusive club i would look for ALOT of deals and any way i could help out. but we dont want people getting cocky over it(i dont think that would happen)

#20 organicow

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Posted 25 November 2004 - 05:11 PM

yeah, by invite only would be nice... that way someone who isn't very nice (but has been here for a while) isn't automatically able to ruin the cool-kids club.
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#21 6669

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Posted 25 November 2004 - 05:17 PM

Sounds like a good idea, but only if I can join :)
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#22 punqsux

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Posted 25 November 2004 - 05:18 PM

I think it would be a great Idea, but only for people over a year? That's a VERY short list, and would exclude many of the established regulars. Maybe a 6 or 8 month stay would be better.


perhaps youll be looking at things diffrently tomarrow? :wink:

i like this idea...conversation here outside of the ott has all but dried up for me, so maybe this will help ^^

#23 jmcc

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Posted 25 November 2004 - 05:21 PM

Wow. What a great idea. It will be the CAG equivalent of LUE.
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#24 Jaket

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Posted 25 November 2004 - 05:21 PM

sounds like a plan... great idea whoever came up with it!
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#25 punqsux

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Posted 25 November 2004 - 05:26 PM

Sounds like a good idea, but only if I can join :)


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#26 willardhaven

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Posted 25 November 2004 - 05:29 PM

I supposed it's a good idea, with all the flaming and rudeness around here.

Usually I don't like segregation and stuff, but I think the forums here are getting a tad bit out of hand.

#27 WhipSmartBanky

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Posted 25 November 2004 - 05:35 PM

i think it should be everyone thats been over here(and maybe voting if needed in the exclusive club)


i know if i was in some exclusive club i would look for ALOT of deals and any way i could help out. but we dont want people getting cocky over it(i dont think that would happen)


Hmmm...I didn't think about it like that. I was thinking of it more as an off-topic social forum for senior members, not to hoard deals.

See, that's why even though it was initially Theenternal's idea, I posted it here for discussion. It's good seeing all the different points of view.

And those who say it's going to be another LUE, possibly, depending on how it's handled. If the moderators and staff treat it just like any other forum, it'll stay civil. If a hands-off approach is taken, sure, I can see it being a free-for-all. I doubt counting threads or threads asking, "How long is ur wenis?" will fly in any forum on here, regardless.

Either way, I don't think I like the idea as much if the intention turns into hoarding deals until the senior members get their fill, then throwing the scraps to everyone else. That's not a good way to go. I was simply thinking it as something fun and social.

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#28 CaseyRyback

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Posted 25 November 2004 - 05:38 PM

Maybe one already exists and you don't know about it. ;)
J/k
Not a bad idea. ill think about it.
If I do decide to do something like this, chances are it will be by invitation only and users wouldnt gain access automatically by reaching a specific milestone.


that is a great idea on how to do it.

Just because you have been here a year does not mean you are not a total ass

and certain people post awesome deals and they should be recognized for their effort (someone like wlau)

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#29 evilmax17

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Posted 25 November 2004 - 05:50 PM

Either way, I don't think I like the idea as much if the intention turns into hoarding deals until the senior members get their fill, then throwing the scraps to everyone else. That's not a good way to go. I was simply thinking it as something fun and social.


Seconded.
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#30 sj41

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Posted 25 November 2004 - 05:58 PM

Sounds like a good idea, but only if I can join :)


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6669 can join the cool kids club even if she is a girl. :)