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Old 12-24-2008, 11:29 AM   #1
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Special title/screenname color for dealers

The title pretty much explains my suggestion. We have a few VERY dedicated dealers on Camaro5, and they offer us a LOT of insider info when they are allowed. Most of them have themselves recognized with avatars and signatures. The problem is, the average forum browser/visitor won't actually research a question before they ask it, or arbitrarily trust a person's announced status.

So, as an average user of Camaro5, I petition that the admins give a special forum ranking and/or a unique color to the dealers. Not to give them any sort of extra permissions, just to help them stand out as more than just another poster on the forum.

I firmly believe this would be a great token of our appreciation, and if it helps them justify their statements which for the most part have been amazing, then I say why not?

As far as proving who they are...I guess that would have to be decided by the admin team but I can't imagine it's that difficult to prove their stature.
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Old 12-24-2008, 11:47 AM   #2
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This would be a great idea
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Old 12-24-2008, 11:59 AM   #3
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Some people could be friends with a dealer in their area and not even know it.
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Old 12-27-2008, 03:52 PM   #4
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Old 12-27-2008, 04:14 PM   #5
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yall heard the man...... now reply!
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Old 12-29-2008, 06:02 PM   #6
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Old 12-29-2008, 06:13 PM   #7
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So, as an average user of Camaro5, I petition that the admins give a special forum ranking and/or a unique color to the dealers.
1627 posts.....You're hardly an average user!!
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Old 12-29-2008, 06:31 PM   #8
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Old 12-29-2008, 06:51 PM   #9
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I agree with the idea. but just like you said....

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the average forum browser/visitor won't actually research a question before they ask it, or arbitrarily trust a person's announced status.
they might not trust a persons "site granted status" either.

but, im for it regardless.

I still think an info rating system would be cool. tho it would be a pita to track
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Old 12-29-2008, 07:17 PM   #10
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that sounds like great idea to me!
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Old 12-29-2008, 07:27 PM   #11
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Ya ...it took me a month at hours a day to get up to speed on who really knew what on here. Great idea. As we all get closer to Feb this site is going to get really swamped with people who did not read the back ground.
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Old 12-29-2008, 07:31 PM   #12
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I like the rating system idea as well, and allow it to go negative that way we know never to listen to anything somebody says.
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Old 12-29-2008, 11:32 PM   #13
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I still think an info rating system would be cool. tho it would be a pita to track
But it's not. As a matter of fact the code is inherent in this forum, just dormant. The admins would simply have to set upt he rules for it and enable it. I've been on a few forums that had a "rep" system and it is fun, if nothing else.

Sure it can be abused, and it's slightly gimmicky...but it's something goofy to do when you're trolling around and over time can definitely highlight the people who are helpful and those who are not.

I digress, that's another topic. The point is, for the newcomer to the forum a way to have the dealers stand-out is still a great idea.

Someone feedback, even if it's just a mod saying Tran or Mark at least acknowledges this section of the forum exists!
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Old 01-01-2009, 05:37 PM   #14
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I feel like LOLcats have taken over!
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Old 01-01-2009, 06:35 PM   #15
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But it's not. As a matter of fact the code is inherent in this forum, just dormant. The admins would simply have to set upt he rules for it and enable it. I've been on a few forums that had a "rep" system and it is fun, if nothing else.

Sure it can be abused, and it's slightly gimmicky...but it's something goofy to do when you're trolling around and over time can definitely highlight the people who are helpful and those who are not.

I digress, that's another topic. The point is, for the newcomer to the forum a way to have the dealers stand-out is still a great idea.

Someone feedback, even if it's just a mod saying Tran or Mark at least acknowledges this section of the forum exists!
also, we could add a selectable option to the memberlist area as well that would only list mods/reputable dealers/etc just a thought
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Old 01-03-2009, 09:47 PM   #16
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When you Google Image "anybody out there" this shows up:



That may be just creepy enough to get someone's attention.
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Old 01-04-2009, 05:31 PM   #17
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Thanks for the suggestions! But in the spirit of keeping the forum as egalitarian as possible, we've shied away from bestowing special user titles on users. I agree that certain members (some dealers) have been especially helpful, but I think that they will get their recognition and users will easily realize who are the more knowledgeable/helpful members without the use of special user titles.
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Thanks for the suggestions! But in the spirit of keeping the forum as egalitarian as possible, we've shied away from bestowing special user titles on users. I agree that certain members (some dealers) have been especially helpful, but I think that they will get their recognition and users will easily realize who are the more knowledgeable/helpful members without the use of special user titles.
good point too Tran. i dont know how many times ive seen (or posted) to direct someone to CamaroScotty or another one of our dealer members for info.
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Makes sense, and thanks for the feedback.
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