Forum changes / features and Groups, permissions, access!

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    Hello Folks,

    In case you are wondering, why you have access to something and other don't, etc.

    Groups:
    Administrators (DongFeng and my self)
    Moderators (whoever is going to be in the group)
    VIP Members (for professional discussions forum)
    Registered Users (regular members)

    PM, avatar and related settings and access:

    Registered Users
    1. Registered users can upload custom avatars with 60x60 pixels with size of 20000 bytes.
    2. Registered users have PM storage limit of 100 PMs
    3. Registered users do not have the ability to upload custom profile pictures. (in future we may allow that for senior members)
    4. Registered users can only send one PM to ONE person at a time.
    VIP Members
    1. Same as registered users except that:
      1. they can have avatars with size of 80x80 and 20000 bytes.
      2. They can upload custom profile Pictures
      3. PM storage limit is 150 Messages and can send to three(3) people at a time.
    Moderators
    1. Same as VIP members except that they have 200 PM storage limit and can send to 5 people at a time.
    We may create more groups in the future.

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    Edited: 2/9/2006

    The groups and their permissions along with what features they have has been been updated and here are some details:
    1. Registered Users - Users with less than 15 posts.
      • No PM access (until you get 15 posts) - This is to control any chances of PM spam by radical and outlawed websites.
      • No Custom Title
      • No Custom Avatar
      • No Profile Picture
      • Total Attachments file size: 150 KB.
    2. New Members - Users with more than 15 posts.
      • 100 stored PMs and can send to only 1 person at a time.
      • No Custom Title
      • No Custom Avatar
      • Total Attachments file size: 200 KB.
    3. Junior Members - Users with more than 500 posts.
      • 150 stored PMs and can send to only 2 users at a time.
      • No Custom Title
      • Yes Custom Avatar - 40x40 - 25 KB
      • No Animated Custom Avatar
      • No Profile Picture
      • Total Attachments file size: 400 KB
    4. Senior Members - Users with more than 1,000 posts.
      • 200 stored PMs and can send to only 3 users at a time.
      • Yes Custom Title
      • Yes Custom Avatar - 50x50 - 35 KB
      • Yes Animated Custom Avatar
      • Yes Profile Picture - 300x300 - 200 KB
      • Yes Animated Profile Picture
      • Total Attachments file size: 600 KB
    No changes were made to the VIP members group.

    These changes are not to make your life harder on the forum but only to give the forum some type of structure and organization. It will also help you do more and participate more if you want to get more features and it could help your status and image on the forums.

    To know who is who, you will soon see the color variation for each group under who is online area on the bottom of the forum.

    Enjoy!
     
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    Re: Groups, permissions and access

    this new forum is still so weird.

    i liked the old style better. these new rules are going to scare everyone away. Whats going to happen to your posts after pm limit is reached?

    you shouldn't have worried. most of us school are going back to school anyways, so we wont be posting much anymore...
     
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    Re: Groups, permissions and access

    Nothing is going to happen to your posts, etc. As we start this off, those are the settings we will edit them in future if there is need. Don't worry. :)
     
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    Re: Groups, permissions and access

    PMs have nothing to do with posts. PMs mean private messages, the message that you can send to other members. PMs are the things that show up in your inbox, not on the forum.

    Also, whats the difference between Junior Member, Member, and Senior Member? How many posts are required for each?
     
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    Re: Groups, permissions and access

    Personally, I think that achieving senior member status should take a while. It should not be something that can be achieved in a day, or even a week. That way, only those who are serious and dedicated to the forum can become senior members. Only long-term posters should be able to become senior members. That being said, I think it should take at least 1000 posts to become a senior member.
     
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    Re: Groups, permissions and access

    It's running on the default settings. I have just changed the settings and now you would need:

    0 posts = New Member
    100 posts = Member
    500 posts = Junior Member
    1111 posts = Senior Member

    And for kids and weak minded, these #s don't really mean anything. If you post one line replies and threads to increase your count to get to that "senior member" bullshit, obviously you will be banned at some point in your rat race to the 1111 mark (thats a big # so becareful what you post and how you post).

    It's not HOW MANY posts you have, it's how did they contribute to the QUALITY of the forum and discussions. You won't be allowed to trash this place, I promise. So discuss wisely.
     
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    Re: Groups, permissions and access

    I don't mean to question you, but shouldn't junior member precede member?

    Yes, I agree. I see that you mean business. I hope that such measures will keep this forum more professional than the old one.
     
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    Webs, any chance of merging this with defencetalk, so the members there don't have to make new accounts? :confused:
    I believed I already PMed you about this on D-talk :eek:
     
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    No! Why would we want to merge our forum with the Defensetalk forum? We want our own forum! Here the discussion is much more focussed on the Chinese military.
     
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    i was talking about transfering the usernames over to this database, so members there don't have to register...
    but o well, i read his PM to me already
     
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