I've been thinking of maybe having a drawing to allow a user to have their own custom title. It could be a one time only thing, or even a once a month thing, but any more frequently than that would be excessive. So I was wondering what everyone's thoughts were on that. You wouldn't have to do much to enter in the drawing, really. I could say however that once the contest begins, I would start a thread to ask who is in and the first 25 people or so to reply they are in will be in the drawing. Then I would put those 25 names in a hat and draw a name. That person would get to choose their own custom title. Any other ideas?
Random drawing doesnt bode well for me. Long story short, its because god hates me. The only other idea would be voting, but voting for what? favourite person?... or whoevers got the highest post count and isnt an admin/mod could get it?
Yes, first 25 or so cause that would mean that members who are more active are likely to be one of the 25 that get their ticket in. And I could put a restriction on being eligible such as you must have at least 100 posts. Then it won't be some vagrant hobo who gets the title of Whiskey Boozer.
No, we already have a popularity contest. I would want this drawing to be totally random.
Once I've seen enough people express an interest in a custom title, I will begin the thread and state the rules. Who knows, we may even draw two winners or something. But I also need some input from the mods.
Darkjay deserves one anyway for his exceeding loyalty and patronage. He's been here way longer than me anyway. But nevertheless, I still would like it to be totally random but require a certain amount of patronage to the extent of at least 100 posts. Let's try not to think for now who is deserving of one. Then people might start arguing that it's not fair that person A gets one and person B doesn't. This is merely a game of chance. Something to liven things up and hopefully raise morale a bit.
I have a question though. What if you win the draw and all. Then you make your custom title. But then you realize you don't want it or misspelt it?
If you misspelled it, then notify me and I will make the correction. However, once you choose your custom title, you may not change it; but you may choose to go back to the standard ranking system. This way, either you choose one that you want, and if you get sick of it, you have to go back to the regular ranking system. This forces people to consider carefully their custom title and prevents me from going in to change it whenever they feel like it.