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Re: Option to indicate user level?

by dws (Chancellor)
on Jun 09, 2003 at 02:47 UTC ( #264218=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Option to indicate user level?

I was wondering what everyone's thoughts may be concerning color-coding a person's nick to correspond with their level when posting to any of our sections, ...

Can it be done? Yes.
Is it a good idea? I think not.

Having a high-level here is no guarantee that what one writes has any more value than something submitted by someone with a lower rank. Any mechanism that suggests otherwise--as color coding would be--is misleading.

Level just means that you've accumulated a certain amount of XP, by voting or by submitting posts that other people choose to vote for, whatever their reasons. That's it. Stick around long enough, post a bit, and your level goes up. Level doesn't mean your posts are worth any more than anyone elses. Color coding would suggest otherwise, and that would be wrong.

Most of the monks I've seen who are ranked fairly high are for the most part very knowledgeable about Perl and willing to help.

And how would color coding change this?

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