I want to introduce the group, ranking and reputation systems implemented on Binarysharp. Here is a typical user profile:
The different parts in the screenshot are explained below.
1. Ranking System
Each time you post a message on the board, you increase your total of posts. The titles are given according this number, thus this is a quantitative indicator. As Binarysharp is Swiss, all titles are taken from the Swiss Army.
Number of posts – title 0 – Recruit 1 – Soldier 25 – Private 50 – Private First Class 100 – Corporal 200 – Sergeant 300 – Sergeant Major 400 – Quartermaster Sergeant 500 – Warrant Officer 600 – Master Warrant Officer 800 – Lieutenant 1000 – First Lieutenant 1250 – Captain 1500 – Major 1750 – Lieutenant Colonel 2000 – Colonel 2500 – Brigadier General 3000 – Major General 5000 – General 10000 – ???
Currently, more you get high, more you have small dots under your avatar. This a temporary situation because I plan to create dedicated pictures for each rank.
2. Group System
This system identifies where is the person in the Binarysharp’s organization chart. Most of the time, people belong to the group Members. For people with official links with the website, the name of the group is different, e.g. Administrators or Staff. This field doesn’t evolve for standard members.
3. Reputation System
Other members are able to upvote your posts if they are contributing to the community or they feel they are simply interesting, thus this is a qualitative indicator. The reputation names are pretty straighforward in comparison with the rank system and is based on the level of item quality in the game World of Warcraft. Here are the different titles:
Number of points – title (color) 0 – Neutral (gray) 1 – Common (white) 20 – Uncommon (green) 100 – Rare (blue) 300 – Epic (purple) 1000 – Legendary (orange)
As you can see, the leap between Epic and Legendary is huge, as in the game.
When people get a new title, the text of the title and its color change.
4. Button to like
This is the system that must be used in order to give reputation to someone’s post. I highly recommend to every member to upvote any post you feel it’s important, useful for you or for the community. It enables people to stand out by the quality of their posts or works.
I hope everything is clear now and that these systems will be used as expected and wish you good luck.