At 3/30/10 04:15 PM, SlntCobra1 wrote:
Lizz, your thoughts?
As from previous "Inspection" that we do within the EGB forums, you can see that when I eventually do review a user before he comes in on the EGB, I go far far into detail and literally review every single aspect of that user from;
In no particular order:
I mean if they don't have the right badge, that would be pointless
~ B/P Ratio
The Ratio is (To me) important because I find that if someone is a deliberate save whore (I Apologise for the name), then there is no point in really voting, I mean if you're just going to save all of the flashes that come in the portal... Then you're doing it for the points and NOT to pass judgement on each and every flash that you see. (Just my views an all)
~ Post Count
A lower post count usually means immaturity or lack of motivation for the BBS. Understandable though why this is one of the things I only review on lightly, take Nick for example.. His post count is small, yet he's very mature
~ Post Quality
This is an important concept. If the user is doing nothing more than a few lined posts, or just a few words for that matter, it shows that he is not that mature or suffers from an inability to concentrate on making a longer post. Not what we want in the EGB OR NGPD for that matter
If the user can review well and give both sides to why he thinks a certain flash needs improving and HOW it can be improved, that shows that they've thought about the review in detail and that usually... Not always though... If his reviews are in depth and mature, 9 times out of 10, their posts are of the same quality. Which is good.
If the user is a complete and utter twat, then he wont be let in. If he has a good attitude towards NG and those users around him, that's what we look for
~ Profile news posts
Funnily enough, I actually do review this quite deeply. If the user has nothing more than a crappy one lined news post... I feel as if that's not that good as the user doesn't put in any effort to make his "page" look any good. An untidy home means an untidy attitude... Usually.
~ Grammar and Spelling
Naturally, this isn't a big issue for most of the users on NG as most know how to string a whole sentence together without being told that they have spelt something wrong. However, some users are just generally terrible.
This, doesn't bug me that much... I mean... It does because of the mild OCD I have with typos and grammar, BUT it can always be fixed. Plus, in the EGB we all use correct grammar and spelling most of the time. Sure some of the oldies are a bit rusty, but it's still readable. So the new user can always pick up on grammar and spelling that they are unsure of, while they are at the EGB. If not, we will just turn them away and say for them to just make their grammar up to scratch, then they will be good to go. That doesn't happen that often though.
I do review a few other things, giving my personal opinion, if I know the user personally or speak to them outside of the EGB or if they have come from another club which I have become a part of, such as the NGPD. I'd give most of you here a good review as I've known you all for quite a while and I know that you will do well.
So yeah... That's how I review users. Sometimes I wish that we reviewed new users as we do in the EGB, here in the NGPD. Just because then I could review them in a hell of a lot of detail without the actual user seeing.
In fact... Can we start doing that? Just asking and all. Then other users could chip in instead of just sitting quiet while Tails or Spiff say yes or no. That way, we can discuss it and such.
At 3/30/10 10:39 PM, xXHalfRoyalXx wrote:
Hwy im new here (as you can tell by my low low low low low -takes a deep breath- low rank) and been trying to help in the flash portal and do over time am i relly wasting my time or am i relly helping cuz i wanna help.
I'd say carry on helping the portal for a while. You've only just started, and it's understandable for you to be asking questions on whether or not you are actually helping... But yes you are helping the Portal. Each users helps in their own way, and without the constant voting of users, nothing would get voted through.
For the most part, you could help NG even more, if you just soldiered on with voting on all the Under Judgement flashes and also when posting on the BBS, I would hope that it's not that hard to concentrate a bit more on your grammar in the future.
But yes... You ARE actually helping, granted you've only got 11 B/P at the moment, but that will increase hopefully and as time goes on, you will gain a better understanding of what should be, and what shouldn't be voted in.
At 3/31/10 12:12 AM, I-Love-Caitlyn wrote:
The portal is really slow right now but i'm a few points away from my new B/P rank which will be nice to see a new emblem up there on my profile.
The portal has been pretty slow during the day, then has picked up immensely over the night times now. Which I'm very happy at because I'm getting my average of 45 B/P again. Haha. Good job on levelling up too, I've just levelled up myself actually in B/P which is good :D
And really ony like 10 days off of my next lvl so will be glad to get a new icon for that too.
Nice! It's always nice when you level up, it's like a new beginning for the time kinda thing, as you start to get to used to your new icon. Plus, users don't recognise you that much. Haha.
Plus... Hoorah for big post!
I love making these posts and they are massive. No idea why because I doubt anyone reads them... But for the select few that DO read them, it always triggers more huge posts that reply to this one, then it looks good because we have a good, mature conversation flowing AND we are making good posting habits out of the new apprentices and making a good example of ourselves.