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Started by: rickvigorous
On: 14/01/2019 | 08:18
Replies: 25

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by: hayleyb1187
on: 16/01/2019 | 10:20

I like having the ranks and being able to rank up so think it should stay

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by: shabazmoqsud
on: 17/01/2019 | 05:33

@rickvigorous i like the rank system i hope that is kept, im not a fan of stickers though.

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Message 12 of 26
by: bill48er
on: 17/01/2019 | 23:11

I happen to like "ranks".

However, the giffgaff system is way OTT.

A simple meaning full system based on meaningful contribution would make more sense and give newbies a better idea of who might be responding to to a thread.

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Message 13 of 26
by: chand311
on: 18/01/2019 | 19:37

Agreed with @rickvigorous, ranks are good in terms of defining your experience/knowledge or a way of appreciation to improve your skills.

Message 14 of 26
by: c_lockett
on: 18/01/2019 | 20:01
I ranked up at some point without knowing either. I do wish they'd get rid of those awful stickers and put the ranks back. They were far more interesting I thought. @rickvigorous
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by: sibtahmed
on: 19/01/2019 | 12:03
Ranks are good than stickers.
Message 16 of 26
by: andath
on: 19/01/2019 | 19:37

I quite liked the ranks. In what other organisation could I ever be labelled a 'rocket scientist' and not have people snigger?

Message 17 of 26
by: pinkunykorn
on: 24/01/2019 | 21:53
I like both but getting a rank I think more better.
Message 18 of 26
by: afahmed
on: 27/01/2019 | 10:45

Yes stickers are more necessary for us but ranks have their on charms 

Message 19 of 26
by: alex_w
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on: 28/01/2019 | 16:00

@suppers_ready wrote:

I think the ranks should be brought back. This forum urgently needs some form of gamification strategy. There were 2274 members on here before I posted this message. That's pretty woeful compared to where the number of members present used to be.

Total members online at any given time is a bit of a misleading stat to be using. That particular stat is affected on a day-to-day basis by variables that have exactly nothing to do with how "healthy" the community here is. As a quick example, it can be heavily affected by how many members need to visit to get help from the community. That varies a lot depending on service stability (eg December 6th saw a massive spike) amongst other factors.


Returning to the actual topic of Ranks - they are available in the new platform, but what we do (or don't) do with them will be a decision for the community managers (Will, Arletta, Roxy) alongside yourselves - technically there is nothing that needs to be done from a development standpoint.

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