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Heroes Community > Tavern of the Rising Sun > Thread: Newcomers: Please Read.
Thread: Newcomers: Please Read.
RedSoxFan3
RedSoxFan3


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posted January 23, 2004 06:21 AM
Edited By: pandora on 15 Sep 2004

Newcomers: Please Read.

Content.

1. What are the yellow and red stars?
1.1 How do I get/lose yellow stars?
1.2 Yellow stars and custom Avatar.
1.3 How do I get red stars (quality points)?
1.4 Benefits with red stars.

2. How do I search for existing topics?

3. BB codes which can be used on this board. (Quote, Link, Bold, Italic, Underline)

4. If I posted a topic in the wrong Forum, whom do I ask to move the topic?

5. Why do I sometimes have to log in twice?

6. Forum Questions and Answers


1. What are the yellow and red stars?
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Paste from FAQ:


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Yellow stars correspond to the member's post count. Members start with no yellow stars and can get up to six yellow stars. Each yellow star amount has a rank associated with it. Tavern Dweller is the rank of members with no yellow stars; Hired Hero is the one yellow star rank; Adventuring Hero for two yellow stars, etc.

An amount of yellow stars held by a member does not illustrate his importance nor quality of his ideas, it only illustrates the amount of posts made by that member.

You do not need to worry about getting stars, because if you are logged in properly, yellow stars will be given to you automatically once you reach a certain amounts of posts.
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1.1 How do I get/lose yellow stars?
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As mentioned above, you get yellow stars by posting. Yellow stars depend on your post count as follows:

Less than 20 posts: No yellow stars. Rank: Tavern Dweller
21 posts: 1 yellow star. Rank: Hired Hero
51 posts: 2 yellow stars. Rank: Adventuring Hero
121 posts: 3 yellow stars. Rank: Known Hero
301 posts: 4 yellow stars. Rank: Famous Hero
801 posts: 5 yellow stars. Rank: Supreme Hero.
2001 posts: 6 yellow stars. Rank: Legendary Hero.

Posts refer to post count. Post count is affected by the following things:

* If you send in a post and the previous post in that thread was not your own, then your post count is increased by 1.
* If you send in a post and the previous post in the topic is your own, then your post count stays the same.
* If you send in a post and the two previous posts in the topic are your own, then your post count is reduced by 3.

NOTE: If you've made a reply to a thread, and want to make a new one then you can edit your post to avoid the penalty.

To Edit a post you must log in using the user name you had when you made the post. The "Edit Post" link will then appear at the end of each post you've made.

Trouble-shooting tip if the link does not appear even though you are logged in:

When you log in the user name is not case sensitive. However, the "Edit Post" link does not appear if you are logged in with another capitalization of the user name than the one you used when you made the post.

* If you delete one of your own posts, then your post count is reduced by 1.
* If you delete a thread, then your post count is decreased by 1 for each post made by any member in that thread. (The members whose posts you deleted when you deleted the thread will get +1 post count for each post they had made in the thread.)
* If a moderator deletes a post you made, then your post count is reduced by 1.

NOTE: Members are strongly advised to ask the moderator to delete threads they've made which they consider superfluous.

1.2 Yellow stars and custom Avatar.
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In order to get a custom Avatar you need two yellow stars. Each member can ask for only one custom Avatar. The size of the Avatar is restricted to 2kB. More information on Avatars and Avatar reservation is in the FAQ.

1.3 How do I get red stars (quality points)?
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The forum guidelines says that quality points should be awarded to the 2% top posts.

3 red stars, you need a quality count of +3. Prefix: Promising.
4 red stars, you need a quality count of +8. Prefix: Responsible
5 red stars, you need a quality count of +15. Prefix: Honorable.

It should be noticed that quality is subjective and the moderator reserves the right to judge what is good quality. Therefore, quality points is usually something which you will not get with any predictability unless a post is outstanding.

In the past the number of outstanding posts on this forum are more around 0.2 percent than 2% so therefore the majority of quality points will be given for behaviour which the moderator of the own forum wants to stimulate.

This behaviour includes:
- Good discussions on on-topic topics.
- New and innovative ideas.
- Friendliness and respect towards other users.
- Funny topics or remarks. (But don't make jokes at other's expense.)

Often a user needs to make several good posts before getting a quality point.

Getting quality points is not only a matter of posting things which has a good content, but it's also about avoiding things that are breaches of the code of conduct. Most minor breaches of the code of conduct will not result in penalties.

Note: Moderators are overall good at keeping notes and remembering the good things you've done along with the bad things.

Both penalties and bonuses will remain on the user account if the post is deleted. (No matter if it it is the user, another user, or a moderator who deletes the post.)

Moderators have the power to reverse penalties and bonuses in any forum on this board.

1.4 Benefits with red stars.
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Four red stars removes your flood-protect.
Five red stars allows you to rate topics in the forum.


2. How do I search for existing topics?
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In order to make this forum orderly, the Moderators encourages users to search the forum for a relevant topic and revival of old topics instead of creating a new one.

The main reason for this is that the forum currently has no way to merge two threads, so creating a duplicate topic will place very similar discussion in two different threads and will make it harder to find things in the forum.

Message from Valeriy:


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There have been some new active posters joining Heroes Community in the last several days. Welcome! I would just like to ask them one thing on behalf of all the members. Please read the older thread names before posting your thread. You won't believe how many of your questions and ideas are already posted on this board and rather then starting a new thread, you can contribute to the existing discussion, bringing it to the top of thread list. For some old timers it's just annoying to see so many things said again, when they were being discussed about a week ago and are still on the boards. This is not a rule, you can post any ideas, but it helps to be aware of other people's perspective, like you are now.

Another thing to consider is naming your topics properly. Bad names are: "what do you think about this idea?", "have a look at this", "something to consider" - because they do not tell the viewer what the post is about. A good thread topic should give a summary of what is contained within, for example: "creature experience ideas" or "possible stronghold creatures" or "artifacts".

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It is possible to search HC using normal search motors such as Google. Google generally updates the search database for HC every one or two months, which means that the latest topics/posts won't be found.

How to search here using google.com:

A. Go to: www.google.com

B. Type your keyword(s) and then add "site:heroescommunity.com" in the search box.

C. Search!

You can also type the search directly in the URL window. If you want to search for "Venom Spawn" it would look like this:

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%22venom+spawn%22+site%3Aheroescommunity.com


3. BB codes which can be used on this board.
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These are the BB codes for this board. Information coming from the FAQ.

SWF BB Code Format:
{swf width=244 height=39}http://www.server.com/file.swf{/swf}

IMG BB Code Format:
{img}http://www.server.com/images/image.gif{/img}

Quote BB Code Format:
{quote}This board is cool!{/quote}

Email BB Code Format:
{email}webmaster@microsoft.com{/email}

URL BB Code Format:
{url}http://www.HeroesofMightandMagic.com{/url}
or
{url}www.HeroesofMightandMagic.com{/url}
or
{url=http://www.HeroesofMightandMagic.com}Age of Heroes{/url}

Bold BB Code Format:
{b}Bold{/b}

In all the examples replace curly brackets { and } with straight brackets [ and ]

Italics BB Code Format:
{i}Italics{/i}

Underline BB Code Format:
{u}Underline{/}

4. If I posted a topic in the wrong Forum, whom do I ask to move the topic?
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You ask the Moderator of the forum where you posted the topic. (Only Moderators of that Forum can move the topic to another forum.)


5. Why do I sometimes have to log in twice?
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You are adviced to enter the forum on http://heroescommunity.com instead of http://www.hereoescommunity.com

If you log in from the link with "www" then you will need to log a second time if you try to reply to posts or the like. This since all the links within the forum is without the "www" and your login for the "www"-address is not valid for these pages.

In short. There is two separate logins for http://heroescommunity.com and for http://www.hereoescommunity.com.

Use the first link to avoid double logins.

6. Forum Questions and Answers
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Question: Do I need to refresh a page to receive new IMs?

Answer: Yes.

Question: Why do I sometimes receive empty IMs dated around 1970?

Answer: This happens if you return to a page where you previously received an IM (by hitting the back button in the browser). The HC server tries to load the IM you received again, but it was deleted when you received the IM the first time around.

All credit for the above is given to Djive.
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Dingo
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Legendary Hero
God of Dark SPAM
posted January 23, 2004 06:58 AM
Edited By: Dingo on 23 Jan 2004

I noticed that you just copied what Djive said.  Well you should add some stuff.  

you currently have this
Quote:

3 red stars, you need a quality count of +3. Prefix: Promising.
4 red stars, you need a quality count of +8. Prefix: Responsible
5 red stars, you need a quality count of +15. Prefix: Honorable.


You should add 1 red star quality count of -2? Prefix: Bad-Mannered.

0 red stars quatlity count of -5?  Prefix: Disgraceful (this means your about to get banned)

6 red stars, you need a quality count of +26 Prefix: Admirable.


Just a thought.
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RedSoxFan3
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posted January 23, 2004 07:39 AM
Edited By: RedSoxFan3 on 23 Jan 2004

Forum Rules:

1.) No creating word games. They belong in Volcanic Wastelands.

2.) If you feel the need to revive lots of threads, please add to the discussion. Don't just put revived in all of them.

3.) Please don't revive old, boring threads. If you wish to help with this type of cleaning process, then you can post links to them in this thread.

4.) Please don't put posts that say stuff like: This belongs in Other Side. This makes the thread messy. It's off-topic and will be considered spam. If you feel the need to help, then tell a moderator through IM or post it here.
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RedSoxFan3
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posted January 26, 2004 02:26 AM

Can I become a moderator?

Read the Faq/Rules.

If you are wondering how to become a moderator, you should start by posting here for at least a 2-3 hours a week for a few months. You should also be a well-known and respected member of the community before you can become a moderator. If you can meet all of this criteria, than you should ask one of the moderators, or ask Valeriy the administrator.
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AmrasMinyatur
AmrasMinyatur


Adventuring Hero
Elven Guardian
posted January 30, 2004 09:15 PM

i feel

I feel that my threads are very quality considered...but i never seem to get  red stars
ever... how EXACTLY do mediators and adminastrators decide between high and low quality?EXPLAIN!
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Dingo
Dingo


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God of Dark SPAM
posted January 31, 2004 02:44 AM

The MODs decide what they think is good quality.  Heres an example of a good Qp Posthttp://heroescommunity.com/viewthread.php3?TID=10848
The MODs gave him a Qp because they thought it was a quality post.  MODs however sometimes don't give Qps when they are deserved.  Like herehttp://heroescommunity.com/viewthread.php3?FID=4&TID=9974 this clearly deserves a Qp but it didn't get one.
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RedSoxFan3
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posted February 01, 2004 07:43 PM
Edited By: RedSoxFan3 on 3 Feb 2004

Poster of the Month: January 2004

Dragon_Slayer and Consis

Dragon_Slayer made several funny threads this month and Consis made some interesting discussion.

QP's were awarded in the following threads:

What Your Nickname Means? - 3

To My Dear Wife
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novaroy659
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posted April 24, 2012 12:41 PM

This is very best sharing
i like this sharing

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Heather33Hu
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posted April 26, 2012 04:46 PM

Thanks a lot for sharing these questions and there specific answers. This have saved lot of time of mine and also this will save time of other members.
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