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Should the 'Respected Member' tag be removed?

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Dan

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Surely every member is respected.

It sounds ever so cliquey.

I think in the current times when everybody should be totally equal, denoting who's 'respected' it a bit cheeky.

It used to be called "Elite Member" - Christ, imagine if we had that these days?!?!?!
On TilersForums.com it's now 'Trusted Advisor' but even then the advice changes and it's marking old now inaccurate posts as if the post should be trusted. And it can cause a bit of a shitstorm every now and again because some poor sod has tiled their bathroom the old way and their tiles are falling off.

I've put a poll up to get a feel for it. But it's not to say if either outcome is clear - that we will go for it.

It's up for discussion.

Please be professional with your replies. That said we wont be warning anybody for speaking out. This is my own thread and my chin can take it. :)
 

Ian1981

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Arms
Why is it even a thing, respected member I mean?

What is the point of it?
Is it admins way of showing respect?
 
You on your hols Ian.
We used to have Trusted Adviser on here but we changed it.
 

Dan

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I assume it was. I can't actually remember.

I think we wanted to show who's advice was to be more accurate than another. But over time it just got dished out to friends and whatnot.

We even had votes on members in tilersforums.com. Imagine getting the tag and then one day finding out several people voted against you getting it!

It's shocking really IMO.
 

Spoon

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Arms
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Not sure which way to vote for this. I can understand your point of view but it's sometimes useful for the newcomers to see who is 'respected'.
I thought that it only got given to people who earned it.

But over time it just got dished out to friends and whatnot.
Explains why I don't have it..... as I have no friends... or life.... :sob::sob::sob:

I have a Forum Mentor? Should that be looks at as well, if the Respected Member is being looked at?
 

Dan

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Forum mentors help out the trainees - so that's sort of got a purpose.

I'm pretty sure advice these days is chosen as a whole and not just one person with the tag going around - perhaps even putting off newer guys from posting? Because they don't have the tag and somebody with it has already replied?

Not sure.

I'm not much for it personally. Whether earned or not.
 

Dan

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Thread moved to a public forum.
 

Spoon

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Arms
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Forum mentors help out the trainees - so that's sort of got a purpose.

I'm pretty sure advice these days is chosen as a whole and not just one person with the tag going around - perhaps even putting off newer guys from posting? Because they don't have the tag and somebody with it has already replied?

Not sure.

I'm not much for it personally. Whether earned or not.
Is there any point in having any of the titles you see under someones name? Except for Admin & Moderator as they may be useful to people.
 

Sintra

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Supporter
It was discussed at a point amongst staff and was awarded to members that went out of their way to help others with accurate and constructive advise.
 

Pete999

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Arms
Surely every member is respected.

It sounds ever so cliquey.

I think in the current times when everybody should be totally equal, denoting who's 'respected' it a bit cheeky.

It used to be called "Elite Member" - Christ, imagine if we had that these days?!?!?!
On TilersForums.com it's now 'Trusted Advisor' but even then the advice changes and it's marking old now inaccurate posts as if the post should be trusted. And it can cause a bit of a shitstorm every now and again because some poor sod has tiled their bathroom the old way and their tiles are falling off.

I've put a poll up to get a feel for it. But it's not to say if either outcome is clear - that we will go for it.

It's up for discussion.

Please be professional with your replies. That said we wont be warning anybody for speaking out. This is my own thread and my chin can take it. :)
 

Dan

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Not really sure it does that these days. Does it?

If somebody has gone out of their way, there's surely a better name than 'respected'. It sounds ever so 1960's golf club lol
 

MDJ

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Arms
The whole situation is getting out of hand, everyone just chill out and log off today, then come back tomorrow otherwise you will make rash decisions which you will regret, it is a forum not your life
 

Dan

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*tips hat.

I think it's been brewing for ages.

It's the same few heads every year. I'd urge them click the button today.
 

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