Ideas for supporters

Discussion in 'TFW2005 Tech Support' started by TrueNomadSkies, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. TrueNomadSkies

    TrueNomadSkies Airachnid's ratservant

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    1) Allow supporters to change the titles of their own threads. Given the amount of people constantly making requests in the support section for their titles to be modified (not to mention wasting your guys' time with it in the process), this seems like a great way to encourage donations, especially since a lot of people who even care about correcting their titles are forum regulars.


    2) Shorter flood control wait times. It wouldn't even have to be a very big difference (maybe instead of 30 for everyone it could be 20 for supporters & 45 for everyone else), but people who browse the forums on a regular basis tend to use the search function more than randoms, so this seems like another plausible perk.

    Along with that, maybe the search function could even be left open for supporters during certain times when it's taken down for the members? This part isn't really a big deal, but given the idiots that've complained recently, it seemed to be along the same lines.


    3) Stealth Editing. As cool as everyone being able to do this is, what about limiting regular members to a 5 minute grace period (aka, a reasonable time to fix spelling/grammar issues & quote someone if you've been intercepted by someone who you're not replying to), and then only letting supporters have the free reign without the "edited by" legend?


    ... now, this isn't to say that the current perks aren't good enough (the pm box increase for example is really awesome), and I know that none of these things really concern me personally. I was just thinking that since the supporter/donation system is already in place, a couple of new attractions couldn't hurt, especially if they helped create a new platform for promoting the feature & cut a little bit of staff related grunt work in the process.

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  2. Joe Moore

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    Unfortunately, not possible on any of those.

    1. They would need full moderating controls. Not gonna happen.
    2. That's an "everyone or no one" setting.
    3. See #2 and #1. Also, removing capabilities for regular members will never be an option.
     
  3. TrueNomadSkies

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    Oh well, thanks for looking at these.
     

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