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Re^4: A request from level 21

by Argel (Prior)
on Jul 11, 2008 at 09:26 UTC ( #696921=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: A request from level 21
in thread A request from level 21

I think the labels are entertaining
It was fine when it was just on one's homenode and e.g. Saints in our Book. But I do not want people influenced too much from seeing "Argel (Priest)" over and over again (*). There really needs to be a way to opt-out completely -- i.e. where no one would see the title (besides the usual places before this change).

I also find them distracting and dehumanizing. Without the titles there is just the user's nickname to go by which helps personalize it. But now I have already found myself focusing on just the title -- e.g. "oh, just an Acolyte, I'll skip reading that thread". The XP system is meant to encourage participation -- not forming cliques, elitist attitudes, etc. You might want to meditate on what some of the long-term ramifications of this change will likely be.

(*) Yeah, I know -- I should stop posting! ;-)


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Re^5: A request from level 21
by rovf (Priest) on Jul 11, 2008 at 10:11 UTC
    I also find them distracting and dehumanizing. ... But now I have already found myself focusing on just the title -- e.g. "oh, just an Acolyte, I'll skip reading that thread"

    Ah, I see. In this case, I agree with you!

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    Ronald Fischer <ynnor@mm.st>

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