Re: Coming Soon: New Member Ranks
07-03-2011 01:02 PM
I think the hierarchy sucks, actually.
Anytime an individual or group contrives a scoring model that is based. even partially, upon subjective variables, it instigates competition amongst its membership. Instead of being a collegial minded set of people, it does not encourage friendliness and respect but rather a one-ups-manship by those who want the "appropriate" tag or think that because of their "tag" their words carry more weight and are "better" - I've been on the receiving end of that... and honestly, it makes me think that this is not the greatest place to belong... Unfortunately, the site is the only one with a true FICO score, or I would be.
That could very well be true; and I'm sorry that you've felt that way while you've been on the forums.
I have to note though, that those who seem to "think that because of their 'tag' their words carry more weight and are 'better'" probably exhibit that same behavior with or without the tags. And it's also true that we've occasionally found some members who go out of their way to remind us that in spite of any relationship to any tags, that "their words carry more weight and are 'better'". Folks are folks. I have to say one thing I enjoy most about these forums is the good-nature of most all of the folks here. It's really a grand group of people, all-in-all, from the New Visitor to the Epic Contributor.