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AZ_Steeler
01-19-2007, 02:52 AM
I'm not sure how many of you have noticed but your User Title might have changed and if it hasn't yet it probably will soon! What we have done is added on top of the user ranks that SA use to have, like Waterboy, Starter, Legend etc. These are now user-groups that you belong to and can move up based on your number of posts. Some of you may have taken a few steps back with your Title that is because the number of posts to get to the next Rank/User-group have increased substantially, as you can see in the table below.

The biggest change is the "Top 100" is now gone. It's called the "Top 30" and is already filled and nobody else can be in the user-group. The Contributer group has stayed the same with a few modifications. Basically though, if you donate (http://www.steeleraddicts.com/forum/billspaypal.php?) to SA you will be placed into this group and have instantly maxed yourself out and really can't go any higher unless you become a part of the staff or are selected into the the "Elite Member" group.

Elite Member Group - This group is like a "private club" at SA and will help SA prepare for the future! This group will be SA's "Steering Committee" and will help SA come up with new ideas and make SA even better. Details on how to become a part of this group will follow at a later time.

Other Notable Changes - Weekly pay checks are now more than the 25 points you all use to receive, so you all pretty much got a raise! Plus, the discounts on items in the vbPlaza were increased across the board for all groups! There were some modifications made to the number of pager messages you can store as well as private messages, please refer to the table for more information:

|UserTitle|MIN Posts|MAX Stored Pgr Msg|MIN Posts Before Send|MAX Char|MAX Strd PM's|MAX Recip|Post Cal Events|Set Invisible|Custom Title|Pay Check|Discount|Pic Gallery|MAX # Gal|MAX # Images|Arcade Min Post|Arcade MIN Post per/day
1|WaterBoy|0|25|1|150|25|5|N|N|N|50|0|N|0|0|50|0
2|Rookie Free Agent|101|50|3|175|50|5|Y|N|N|100|1%|N|0|0|50|5
3|Draft Pick|251|75|5|200|75|5|Y|Y|N|200|2%|N|0|0|50|5
4|2nd String|501|100|5|225|100|5|Y|Y|N|300|3%|Y|1|20|50| 5
5|Starter|1001|125|5|250|125|5|Y|Y|N|500|5%|Y|1|20 |50|5
6|Veteran|2001|150|5|275|150|10|Y|Y|N|750|6%|Y|1|2 0|50|5
7|Assistant Coach|4001|175|5|300|175|10|Y|Y|N|900|7%|Y|1|20|50 |4
8|Head Coach|8001|200|5|325|200|10|Y|Y|N|1000|8%|Y|2|20|5 0|3
9|Team President|16001|225|5|350|225|10|Y|Y|N|1500|9%|Y|2 |20|50|2
10|Team Owner|25000|250|5|375|250|15|Y|Y|N|1750|10%|Y|2|20 |50|1
11|HOF Legend|50000|275|5|400|275|15|Y|Y|N|2000|15%|Y|3|2 0|50|0
12|Top 30|100|300|5|425|300|20|Y|Y|N|2500|17%|Y|3|30|50|0
13|Elite Member|1000|325|5|450|325|25|Y|Y|Y|2500|18%|Y|3|30 |50|0
14|Contributer|$$$|350|5|475|350|30|Y|Y|Y|2500|20% |Y|4|30|50|0


If anyone has any questions or concerns about this please contact someone on the Staff or post your question here in the thread and we will respond ASAP. Thanks for your time!

Best Regards,

SA Staff

BlitzburghRockCity
01-19-2007, 07:10 AM
Now everybody gets more points in your "paycheck" to bet on the games, so becareful you don't lose your shirt :lol:

Alot of thought and planning went into this and once we came up with it, we all really feel that with the increased amount of points per week you can earn along with the discounts in the plaza and everything else that it's a win-win situation. Basically the more you post and participate, the higher you move up just like always only this way there is more to gain !

House of Steel
01-19-2007, 10:56 AM
I really like this idea you three came up with. This is terrific and rewarding. I can't thank you guys enough for this brilliant idea. You know this will really boost the confidence of not only the members but the newer members that come in and check us out. I am telling you SA is blowing every other's fan base Steelers site out of the water. More of the reason to be addicted to this awesome site.

steelcurtain09
01-19-2007, 06:06 PM
how did u decide who to put in the top 30?

Steelersfan
01-19-2007, 06:12 PM
It was basically the first 30 members (not on staff or in a higher group) to get 100 posts.

Blitzburgh55
01-19-2007, 06:51 PM
Yes i dont have to play get 5 posts a day to play the arcade so at Midnight i dont have to get 5 more posts and i can play at school casue all the other sites are blocked

steelcurtain09
01-19-2007, 06:59 PM
u dont have to get 5 posts now???

the perks keep comin and comin

K Train
01-19-2007, 07:31 PM
all the other sites are blocked

use this and go on whatever you want at school

pspoat.com/cp/php/

its great

BlitzburghRockCity
01-19-2007, 07:47 PM
Per the chart, top 30 members don't need the 5 post per minimum to play :)

BlacknGold Bleeder
01-19-2007, 09:36 PM
Wait a minute I'm not a top 30 so it's back to 5 posts before I can play?? My bad I didn't know I was a top 30, that's a kewl surprise!!

MRS Steelerfan
01-19-2007, 09:38 PM
No, you are a contributer Right? so no! If I am wrong I am sure they will correct me.

BlacknGold Bleeder
01-19-2007, 09:39 PM
I thought I had contributed but that title disappeared for awhile so I wasn't sure...

House of Steel
01-19-2007, 09:40 PM
I love this new feature you guys created. AWESOME!!! I feel honored to be in the TOP 30! Now if I hit the lottery, I will be a contributer for sure.

MRS Steelerfan
01-19-2007, 09:41 PM
I thought I had contributed but that title disappeared for awhile so I wasn't sure...

I see contributer and top 30 under your name!!! think you are all set-- go eat the arcade up!!:bluelol:

Koopa
01-19-2007, 09:48 PM
i thought top 30 is for the first 30 users??? stillers#1 is in the top 30 and he was number 140 something..........

give me the tag, first person to ever register lol

BlitzburghRockCity
01-19-2007, 09:49 PM
Koop,

Top 30 is the first 30 SA members to reach 100 posts :redcool:

Koopa
01-19-2007, 09:51 PM
Koop,

Top 30 is the first 30 SA members to reach 100 posts :redcool:

so there's only 30 ppl with over hundred??

MRS Steelerfan
01-19-2007, 09:52 PM
the TOP 30 are the first 30 members to post 100!!!

Koopa
01-19-2007, 09:53 PM
i'm confused, stillers#1 only has 115 post, and theres more then 30 ppl with over 100............................................... ............

Steelersfan
01-19-2007, 09:55 PM
i'm confused, stillers#1 only has 115 post, and theres more then 30 ppl with over 100............................................... ............

But they all weren't the FIRST to get there!!!! :banging:

The other, like you, are in a higher group because you contributed to the site. Everyone will only be in one group and it will always be the higher of what you qualify for.

MRS Steelerfan
01-19-2007, 09:56 PM
Did I get it backwards?? see i said someone would corect me, if I was wrong.. I atleast tried to understand it, unlike some of these Turkeys..

I just need to be part of this ELITE **** going on!!!!! I am all about ELITE status!!! lmao!!

Steelersfan
01-19-2007, 10:02 PM
Let me put it this way.
The groups Waterboy up to HOF Legend are member usergroups. These are groups for regular members to get rewarded for being here and posting. The more posts you have the higher up you go.
Top 30 was the top 100 we had discussed before but decided to stop it at 30 for now. This group is for some of the original members here who were active to be rewarded for helping get this site going. They will stay in this group unless they earn the right to get into a higher group.
The Contributor group is just that. You donate to the site in some way and you get moved to here.
The Elite member is something we are still kind of working out the details on. The only way to get into this group is for the staff to nominate and vote you in. This will be done when we feel someone has reached this level.

Steelerlyn
01-19-2007, 10:08 PM
Did I get it backwards?? see i said someone would corect me, if I was wrong.. I atleast tried to understand it, unlike some of these Turkeys..

I just need to be part of this ELITE **** going on!!!!! I am all about ELITE status!!! lmao!!

Yeah I like that "elite" thingy too! To be in the elite you probably have to donate at least a hundred bucks, kind like box seats:)

And before anyone jumps I am just kidding LOL :banana: :lol: :hilarious:

Hburg
01-19-2007, 10:36 PM
While I am not perfectly clear about the new usergroup titles and their effects I was surprised (happily) that I am currently in the Top 30. I realize that I could do more for this site such as monetary contributions and boosting thread traffic and fully wish/intend/desire to help out the growth of this site in any way possible. I realize that I may have offered to contribute in ways in the past and may not have fully followed through in a satisfactory manner....however as I have gotten many personal/health issues out of the way I hope that I will be more able to follow through on those promises and if possible I would very much like to be a part of building this site and making it a great sanctuary for Steelers fans to come and enjoy discussion about the great Steelers and other topics as well. Keep me updated on further developments! Peace.

BuFu

Steelerlyn
01-19-2007, 11:24 PM
This thread is way off topic can we PLEASE keep it on topic and related to the usergroups... Thank you!

Does anyone have any questions pertaining to the usergroups???

Chris what does Top 30 in black mean as opposed to Top 30 in blue?

Now that is on topic LOL

AZ_Steeler
01-19-2007, 11:27 PM
Chris what does Top 30 in black mean as opposed to Top 30 in blue?

Now that is on topic LOL

There is a User Title and a Staff Rank title. The one in blue is the Staff Rank while the one that is black is from the usergroup. We are curretnly discussing the actions we want to take to resolve this, so we will have more information later.

K's-girl
01-19-2007, 11:36 PM
am i in a group?

Blitzburgh55
01-19-2007, 11:37 PM
youre in the Top 30

Hburg
01-19-2007, 11:57 PM
I don't get how the Rant Title Top 30 and Usergroup Title Top 30 are different.

BuFu

Steelersfan
01-20-2007, 12:04 AM
There not. Titles can only be given by post or rep count for the most part. What we did was make the user titles and usergroups match by post count. By making usergroups it allows us to offer things to each group instead of just showing your user title you will now get more options like higher paycheck, no posts to play the arcade, etc.
Hope that makes sense....lol

House of Steel
01-20-2007, 12:06 AM
So the Top 30 is the highest level you can get til you contribute to the site or is voted in as a staff member correct?

Steelersfan
01-20-2007, 12:30 AM
Contributer, Elite and staff are the only ones higher.

House of Steel
01-20-2007, 12:31 AM
How do you get to Elite? You must be voted into this special group?

Steelersfan
01-20-2007, 12:33 AM
The staff will decide who and when a member gets into this group.

BR7
01-20-2007, 01:08 PM
How do you get to Elite? You must be voted into this special group?


One rule about the elite goup..













Don't talk about the elite group!!!

It's all hush hush like FIght Club!! like this -> :girlfight: lol

Anywho.. I like how you guys did the group thingies I think they need to be colored though so they don't get confussed with the custom user titles. Either way, I like it, nice job. :yesnod:

Steelersfan
01-20-2007, 01:14 PM
That would be a lot of color on here......lol We have like 14-15 different groups. I think we can use a mod on here so people can have the group they are in and still use a custom usertitle. We already use it for some things.

BR7
01-20-2007, 01:21 PM
True, I see your point now, lol.

Steelersfan
01-20-2007, 01:23 PM
You're in that group that gets the "special" bold black color. That took use a long time to get on here and get it to look right I hope you know!.......lol
Was a lot of work putting that code in.

BR7
01-20-2007, 06:12 PM
You're in that group that gets the "special" bold black color. That took use a long time to get on here and get it to look right I hope you know!.......lol
Was a lot of work putting that code in.

Yeah, putting in the <b> tag is a pain, but it will all be for not when I'm in that special hush hush group! :bluelol:

Captcoolhand
01-21-2007, 05:02 PM
What is top 30 and Whats the difference between that and top 100:scratch:

Steelersfan
01-21-2007, 05:06 PM
Top 30 is the same as the top 100. We just stopped it at top 30 instead of having 100 members in it.

Captcoolhand
01-21-2007, 05:13 PM
Top 30 is the same as the top 100. We just stopped it at top 30 instead of having 100 members in it.
I'm having brain farts what's Top 30 again:dunno: :lol:

Steelx
01-22-2007, 10:50 AM
i thought top 30 is for the first 30 users??? stillers#1 is in the top 30 and he was number 140 something..........

give me the tag, first person to ever register lolThe "Iceman"? WTF :dunno:


Koop,

Top 30 is the first 30 SA members to reach 100 posts :redcool:
Understanding now!! Thanks

Yeah, putting in the <b> tag is a pain, but it will all be for not when I'm in that special hush hush group! :bluelol:
It is especially if you forget the </b> at the end

What is top 30 and Whats the difference between that and top 100:scratch:


I'm having brain farts what's Top 30 again:dunno: :lol:
Your kidding right.

Forged in Steel
01-22-2007, 12:00 PM
I just love this Top 30 feature! The new usergroups are sweet!

BlitzburghRockCity
01-22-2007, 12:06 PM
Well now that we have that outta the way :lol: the usergroups seem to be working out well for everyone.

steelcurtain09
01-28-2007, 08:56 PM
do u have to be staff to host a tourney?

and do u have ne updates on the elitest group ull be forming?

Steelersfan
01-29-2007, 01:07 AM
We got kind of side tracked with a few other issues so we don't have any final details about the elite group. I'm not sure we will even have any "specific" thing that will get someone in. We are leaning toward this small group being picked by the staff only when we feel someone has really earned it.
There would be a lot of things considered like activity, quality of posts, helping other members, etc. Just to give you an idea.
And yes you have to be staff to create tourneys. I'm sure any of us would put one up if you want one.

ejsteeler
10-24-2008, 12:31 PM
Hey, now I that I threw some money your way :dance:, how can I customize my title, or is that gone now? :thinking:

AZ_Steeler
10-24-2008, 02:55 PM
Hey, now I that I threw some money your way :dance:, how can I customize my title, or is that gone now? :thinking:

:bigthumb:

ejsteeler
10-24-2008, 03:24 PM
:scratch:

MOTORKRAFT
10-26-2008, 03:22 AM
Wow, I did not understand the complexity of this site. It seems like the more I look around the more I find. Why does everybody care about the title above their name? I have contributed to the site more than once but I didn't want the contributor sign above my name. I don't want to be in no group. I am happy with atleast $10.00 in S.A. gold to start the day so I can waste time in the casino (at work. shh, don't tell) I am happy to be able to share my thoughts with all of the members here. I love reading the comments of the people here. This site is awsome. The more I explore the better it gets. Thanks for your time,
Steve

BlitzburghRockCity
10-26-2008, 07:13 AM
:scratch:


usergroups are just a way to increase in rank as you continue to post on the site. It's just for fun but some people enjoy getting the next milestone in post count which changes you title and also comes with things like increased PM box size, avatar size, etc.

As long as you have fun here that's all that matters :)