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#1 WhipSmartBanky   Bring on the free hooch! CAGiversary!   15293 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago   Has been playing Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell
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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   Goo Goo G'Joob. CAGiversary!   10005 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

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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   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   792 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 25 November 2004 - 04:09 PM

that is a really good idea
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#4 onetrackmind   Porno And Snuff Films CAGiversary!   5746 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

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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   Your Soul is Mine. CAGiversary!   1142 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

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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   Reinstate Moltar! CAGiversary!   473 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

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   Agent of SHIELD CAGiversary!   16948 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

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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   Goo Goo G'Joob. CAGiversary!   10005 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

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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   Bring on the free hooch! CAGiversary!   15293 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago   Has been playing Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell
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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   Old-School Cheapass CAGiversary!   2066 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 25 November 2004 - 04:36 PM

Great Idea!!!
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#11 xzafixz   Perfect From Now On CAGiversary!   1464 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   17061 Posts   Joined 12.1 Years Ago   Has been playing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
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Posted 25 November 2004 - 04:43 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.

#13 Sartori   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1304 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 25 November 2004 - 04:44 PM

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

#14 sj41   That's Bitchin' CAGiversary!   5189 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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

I do not fear the CAG gods. I AM a CAG god! :idea: Alright, 6 months would be good if this happens. BUT NOT 8 MONTHS! PLEASE NO! :cry:

#15 Gothic Walrus   Goo Goo G'Joob. CAGiversary!   10005 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

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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   That's Bitchin' CAGiversary!   5189 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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   Banned Banned   1300 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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   Banned Banned   1300 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

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   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2545 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

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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   Old-School Cheapass CAGiversary!   2066 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

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   Inactive User CAGiversary!   5975 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

Posted 25 November 2004 - 05:17 PM

Sounds like a good idea, but only if I can join :)
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#22 punqsux   1K posts & all I got was this lousy rank CAGiversary!   11197 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

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   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9608 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

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   Ask me about my Halo 3 stats CAGiversary!   4805 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 25 November 2004 - 05:21 PM

sounds like a plan... great idea whoever came up with it!
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#25 punqsux   1K posts & all I got was this lousy rank CAGiversary!   11197 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 25 November 2004 - 05:26 PM

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


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#26 willardhaven   Thief of Life CAGiversary!   7077 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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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   Bring on the free hooch! CAGiversary!   15293 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago   Has been playing Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell
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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   Your New Nightmare! Super Moderators   24105 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

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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)

#29 evilmax17   Yardsaling CAG CAGiversary!   7480 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

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   That's Bitchin' CAGiversary!   5189 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 25 November 2004 - 05:58 PM

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


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