Feedback New forum user titles and avatar requirement

Amin Sabet

Administrator Emeritus
Jul 3, 2010
124
A couple changes around here, mostly for fun. Here's the new user title breakdown by # of forum posts:


User Title (Minimum Posts)
  • New to S.C. (0)
  • S.C. Rookie (10)
  • S.C. Regular (25)
  • S.C. Veteran (200)
  • S.C. Top Veteran (500)
  • S.C. All-Pro* (1000)
  • S.C. Hall of Famer* (2000)
  • S.C. Legend* (5000)

*Can use custom user title set here: https://www.photographerslounge.org/profile.php?do=editprofile


Avatars are now reserved for members with 100 or more posts and donors. If anyone sees a member asking why they can't upload an avatar, please help spread the word about this new requirement.


The other change made is that donors now have a separate designation of "Donor" listed under their user title rather than a single designation of "Site Supporter" replacing their user title.
 

TraamisVOS

Hall of Famer
Nov 29, 2010
124
Melbourne, Australia
The use of the word 'donor' reminds me of when I used to work in human tissue donation, particularly brain donation for medical and scientific research. I would liaise with donors, clinicians, and researchers, and help facilitate the brain tissue donation process. Sometimes donors would prepare years in advance, it could be because they may have lost a loved on to a neurological disease and they want to donate their brain when they die to help scientists find a cure. Others, with the help of next-of-kin, decide to donate their brain tissue when their time is almost up, after having suffered from an extended ailment. Every donor I have had the pleasure of communicating with have had their own reason for being, and reason for donating.

On a much lighter note, on one occasion the head professor in charge of the tissue donation program had been on the phone organising a very important brain donation (important for reasons I will not go into here).

After the long phone call with personnel involved in the process, he ran into our office yelling: "I've got a brain donor!"

Except he didn't actually yell "I've got a brain donor!", because in his excitement what came out of his mouth before he could stop himself was: "I've got a boner!"

All hell broke loose in the office, some of us were rolling on the floor laughing, others tried very hard to maintain a straight face. The prof walked out, red-faced and with a sheepish grin.
 

Amin Sabet

Administrator Emeritus
Jul 3, 2010
124
I've always been uncomfortable with "Site Supporter" because donors aren't the only ones who support the site. Now you've made me uncomfortable with "Donor". Thanks a lot, James :rofl:.
 

Amin Sabet

Administrator Emeritus
Jul 3, 2010
124
I made one a couple years back, but my doner is not showing. No big deal.....just letting you know.
It's because you're a moderator now. Moderators donate more than money to the site so adding the donor label doesn't seem right. It's also the reason that I don't accept donations on either site from moderators on either site.

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christilou

Legend
Jul 13, 2010
164
Sunny Frimley
Even the newspapers get it wrong nowadays. My father in law was a compositor at the Daily Mail for 40 years using "hot metal". He was a rough and ready South Londoner but he knew his grammar :)
 
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pdh

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Jan 2, 2011
123
I often imagine tumbleweeds blowing across the desolate landscape of your psyche
 

Djarum

All-Pro
Jul 10, 2010
123
Huntsville, AL
Jason
I've always been uncomfortable with "Site Supporter" because donors aren't the only ones who support the site. Now you've made me uncomfortable with "Donor". Thanks a lot, James :rofl:.
Lol. I don't care too much for the word donor, but I can't think of anything better. Ever though about using icons instead?
 

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