[Suggestion] New ranking for devnet - 'n' levels



  • see this "link":http://bugreports.qt.nokia.com/browse/QTWEBSITE-133 in bugtracker

    says:
    Why stop at mad scientist level? Let it be like an unending series to explore, as each ranking is achieved, let it open up the next new ranking yet to be achieved. The new ranking must be tougher to get to than the previous one.

    you can vote for it if you like the idea ;-)


    ps: for whole month of december I'm not going to tag any thread as already stated :P



  • It will be awesome to have next ranks, hehe :) And yes, I'm voted :)



  • Someone needs to come up with some new names, then. What trumps "Mad Scientist"? "Evil Overlord" really gives the wrong impression.

    "String theorist"? :)



  • Why no... Otherwise it will be boring for chetankjain. :P I doubt many will be able to get even now highest ranks.



  • [quote author="Smar" date="1291835234"]Why no... Otherwise it will be boring for chetankjain. :P I doubt many will be able to get even now highest ranks.[/quote]

    I'll never get bored on devnet .. just love it here :P
    trust me Smar, we'll see a lot more MS soon :) have been seeing continuous growth in activity even before PElf.. of course most of the easy points might be taken ... but you never know what new feature will bring in what next



  • Just voted:) good idea. Should we collect candidate names for the next rank in the Wiki?
    And how many points are needed 17331?



  • I'd say the next level should be a 25K, for starters .. then maybe 50K and then 100k ?



  • Wolf P., 17k are not too much. chetankjain already have them :) maybe near 20k



  • WOW!



  • What about Time Traveller ;)



  • Wolf P., maybe something like Time Decelerator for ~50k rank? :D



  • Yes :D sounds very good. And the animated image??



  • My proposal is Master of Pointers :P



  • "n-levels" makes me think "raised to the power of n". So maybe Mad Scientist^2^, Mad Scientist^3^? Or perhaps it should be Mad^2^ Scientist, Mad^3^ Scientist since you are all Mad Mad Mad!!



  • Bradley, then maybe simply "M.A.D." ? :)



  • Good idea, I'm voted.
    What about "Universe destroyer" for new top rank?



  • Project M.A.D:
    The first of you Mad Scientists to reach a 25K will get to nominate 3 choices for a popular vote to decide the next level name.
    Trolls to retain veto rights.



  • Quantum Oracle?



  • [quote author="Vass" date="1291839209"] What about "Universe destroyer" for new top rank?[/quote]
    this must be the last rank - I think we should have a look on the "Elo system":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elo_rating_system before next steps ;)

    In my opinion, a Universe Destroyer should have more than twice as many points as all the others together.



  • Master novice ? we have to think about the future ;)



  • Proton Jugler? Warp Engineer?
    I also like the Time Traveler and Quantum Oracle suggestions above.

    Talking about Mad Scientists by the way:
    !http://static.neatorama.com/images/2008-12/mad-scientist-mad-engineers.jpg(Mad Scientists are usually actually Mad Engineers)!



  • nice one Andre :P



  • I think that "The Chosen One" is good for new top rank ;) maybe this rank will be reserved to person who has the biggest ranking on forum, only one person can be "The Chosen One" :)
    It is just my crazy idea :)



  • [quote author="Wolf P." date="1291836615"]What about Time Traveller ;)[/quote]

    Nice! :)



  • If you're talking about the top Rank, I'd say there is only one option: Thor. :-) Who else can be the most awesome being in the world of the Trolls?



  • [quote author="Andre" date="1294122569"]If you're talking about the top Rank, I'd say there is only one option: Thor. :-) Who else can be the most awesome being in the world of the Trolls?[/quote]

    Yeah, Andre has a point there! ;)



  • Question is: who will be awesome enough to take up The Hammer?



  • Thor? Hammer? ??

    The top rank was not in question. It's an open ended scale.
    Only the next rank is missing.



  • Several suggestions for next levels have been given for that already in this thread.

    BlackDante above suggested that perhaps The Chosen One should refer to the one person with the highest possible rank and the highest number of points. I merely remarked that that should probably be Thor (and his badge would then be a hammer, obviously).



  • And is it that bad to be a little bit open minded for new ideas ;) The chosen, after all, is important person, so why not for a forum too?



  • I'm sorry that my posting sounded so unfriendly :) that wasn't intended.

    But I'm really curious about the next rank's name.



  • You won't know untill it is there, I guess. I am not sure the Trolls are going to create new ranks that are just a name, and nothing more. If there is nothing to attach to it in terms of rights, goodies, or something else, then why bother?



  • You are right. I think it's time to start a wiki page about points, ranks and rights to constructively address the current "Points & Ranks":http://developer.qt.nokia.com/ranks situation.

    I'd suggest [[PointsRanksAndRights]]



  • [quote author="Andre" date="1294134132"] If there is nothing to attach to it in terms of rights, goodies, or something else, then why bother?[/quote]

    I agree to this.

    Also everyone might be aware that this ranks and points are valid only for 12 months (previously it was six months). So one need to continuously keep himself active in QDN.

    And I feel that its not that easy to get around 10000 points. Most of the current jump in ranks have been due to the doubling of points and Project Elf.



  • [quote author="Wolf P." date="1294135016"]You are right. I think it's time to start a wiki page about points, ranks and rights to constructively address the current "Points & Ranks":http://developer.qt.nokia.com/ranks situation.

    I'd suggest [[PointsRanksAndRights]] [/quote]
    What would be on that page, other than the info you already linked to?



  • On this page we could collect our good ideas. The lesser good ones could be removed lateron. It would be a collaboratively usable notepad corresponding to this discussion.

    Maybe we should have a meta wiki for this - maybe in a "meta group":http://developer.qt.nokia.com/groups/category/meta_groups



  • I don't really see the added value above this discussion and the comments in the Jira issue, to be honest. In my opinion there isn't much of a "Points & Ranks situation" at all. It is clearly explained what the current situation is, even if that is under debate at some points. A wiki page is not a good place for debates however, forum topics such as this one work much better. This topic has already been linked from the Jira tracker, so I'm pretty sure ideas mentioned here do not get lost.

    But hey, who am I to stop you from creating the page you are proposing?



  • I have no technical problems creating such a page. But the wiki isn't used for meta stuff so far. I requested a meta group (next step: a group wiki).

    Both, forum and bug tracker are good for discussions, not for prototyping. I don't want to post ideas here that cannot be easily improved be me and others.



  • There is a JIRA issue for new rank suggestions already: http://bugreports.qt.nokia.com/browse/QTWEBSITE-133

    [quote author="Wolf P." date="1294135016"]You are right. I think it's time to start a wiki page about points, ranks and rights to constructively address the current "Points & Ranks":http://developer.qt.nokia.com/ranks situation.[/quote]

    First I'd like to understand what is understood as the current situation. In short we have the rating system based on activity that leads to ranks, and we are planning to focus more on reputation (or quality if you like) with "thank this user" and QA forum features. And probably something for the wiki as well. Aaand a top secret project I'm not at liberty to divulge just yet :)

    So before we talk about prototyping and how to do it the question is; what would we be working on?



  • [quote author="mariusg" date="1294142356"]There is a JIRA issue for new rank suggestions already: http://bugreports.qt.nokia.com/browse/QTWEBSITE-133
    [/quote] Yes I'm watching this already.

    [quote author="mariusg" date="1294142356"]
    First I'd like to understand what is understood as the current situation. In short we have the rating system based on activity that leads to ranks, and we are planning to focus more on reputation (or quality if you like) with "thank this user" and QA forum features.[/quote] I want a more detailed description of the points->ranks->rights logic. Beyond the user's point of view. The description behind the "[what's this?]":http://developer.qt.nokia.com/ranks link is really good. (For the first.) You know that still a lot of questions have been raised.

    I just want to get a bit more information about the system (call it: to look behind the scenes).


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