New forum s/w: members/notables/points

Discussion in 'Help and Feedback' started by pdh, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. pdh

    pdh Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    I can't help wondering what the point of the "Members" menu is, with its plethora of rankings and points for individual members.

    I do realise it can be seen as just a bit of fun, but it does tend to indicate a "hierarchy" of membership in which some of us are "notable" and others not.

    One of the tendencies of forums is for core groups to form and become exclusive rather than inclusive (it's a human anthropological thing, I think, and far from restricted to internet forums).

    One of the great strengths of SC/PL has always been the generosity and inclusivity of the membership, and it seems a shame to offer even a small risk to that in this way.

    I expect that many people won't care, but I do think it's worth thinking about and so I'll offer it up for discussion.
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  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    all the points and 'notability' stuff seems extraneous.

    Some of those other tabs are useful for navigation.
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  3. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    I tried to remove the Members tab, but it broke some other things. For now it will have to stay.
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  4. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Jul 3, 2010
    Okay, got it done :).
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