this system is decent, though flawed. like you said, only a handful of people can vote, which is a good idea, but those people are too busy doing other things. so lets say you post something that upset one of these people, they deem you fluffy, and your rank goes down. the next time anyone ranks you could be months from then. until that time, a person who should be ranked novice or beginner is fluffy.
granted, i've only come across one person ever ranked fluffy, and quite a few people ranked novice or beginner who should be fluffy. i personally don't care about rank much. granted i'd hate to be ranked fluffy, but rank doesn't exactly matter much except for maybe admin when they're looking for more staff. don't put too much thought into it, it doesn't matter unless you let it.
Thank you for writing this article. Ever since I joined this website I have been wondering what the ranks mean and how you got them. Everyone should read this post, since there is so much needed and appreciated information.
thanks for the helpful information i did really really did need thank you so much for this bless your kind heart. :) :)
Re: Ranking System Info... By: Eurekathefox
Post # 24 Jul 15, 2012
That answered a lot of questions!! *phew. thanks! (:
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Re: Ranking System Info... By: bttrflymoon
Post # 26 Jul 16, 2012
Cool I get it now! :)
Re: Ranking System Info... By: CosmicKey / Beginner
Post # 27 Mar 05, 2013
I had to take my time reading this (and other articles, granted) to fully understand the rank of "fluffy" and other ranks as well. This is the most basic, simplified, and very understandable explanation given, and I must thank you for writing this.
This is a incredible post! It is Well informed, and easily read. The thing I would like to add, is that some members are extremely knowledgeable on the site, and sometimes members get ranked fluff for sometimes one question, or answers wrong.
In my opinion the ranking system is beneficial, however it is a weird solution. Some of the higher ranks, due to their rank can be a little harsh to the youngsters. I think in terms of knowledge this ranking is, good. In terms of fairness, many are knowledgeable but do not have the full rank, A) for ranked members do not rank, and B) Haven't fully proven themself. Yes it can be helpful to know which sources are accurate, but most important is that their evolution to help others. I don't always see these two together anymore.
Overall I think it is a good post, and possibly I suggest making this one into an article, if your know council.
Re: Ranking System Info... By: Blue.
Post # 30 Dec 24, 2014
It's about time something like this was pinned. Hopefully it will prevent duplicate threads.