January 16, 2012, 19:56:51 |
Quote (Venusquake @ 15 January 2012 20:24)
btw am i not up on the List with Goldfish,Yechnagoth,Bluze,Grich and friends Y_Y. cause i have answered 90% of the nublet questions that popped up since Jan 4? (never mind the Guides, Topics people are using and Videos that i have made for this forum)
I'm going to be vain, but I've been here since before this forum wiped out the previous official forum, before the very first beta in 2008, and have over 3500 posts (I think that's still the most forum posts on any account, even including the French Wakfu forum). And that's not just sitting around, kicking my heels. Suggestions, unofficial translations, pulling information from the French forums, data from the game client, updating and organising the wiki, actual discussion (and reasoned arguments), class guides, answering FAQ questions, taking English threads to the French forums (translated into French), etc. My output may be lower now, as it has dipped in the past, but it's got a significant enough history that I still get name-dropped.
Those people that get mentioned by name have produced a similar level of input into the community. Sure not all of them have been around for as long as me, or have as many posts... there's nothing wrong with that.
You, as Venusquake (the account, not the person, not the player of Wakfu, etc), have been around on the forum roughly 3 months, with roughly 150 posts. You might build a reputation for yourself in the future, so that people will mention you without you even being in the thread, but I think it's a bit silly to question why you're not mentioned in the handful of "these people are it" type statements. There's plenty of opportunity to make people notice your actions, in the same way others have, but right now there is an equal amount of other people making as much effort, and a small amount who have made an enduring effort on behalf of the community that means they're named, even without an explicit official forum-title.
Even without the forum tracking everyone's activity in raw post-numbers or join-date, people notice those whose input is generally felt to be important. Join dates are a raw number, but if those people are active it means they have far more "words" to float on top of. If you really want to "game the system" you just need to cut down on junk posts about what you're "going to do"... post it once it's done, or when what you have to say is your "best work" (not "I don't know" or whatever).
Nobody contributes to a discussion if it's about "what I've done for you!" rather than doing it. There's no need to question if someone hasn't included you in a "list of people" that you think you should be included in. It's just as arbitrary as a post-count, or a join-date. If you think the forum is telling you you're not "good enough", what does it matter? You're doing what you want on the forum, and in the game... it's supposed to be entertainment, not work.
Frankly, I find it a problem, when forum users just eat up anything people tell them based on that person's "position". It's pointless to treat the Devs, and even the Moderator's personal opinions as if it was the word of god... they know they're human as much as anyone should. When you start extending that same "ego cult" to people based on other criteria you get the same result... people who want to debate find everyone agrees with whatever nonsense they spout, and it gets frustrating for anyone who wants a lively communicative forum.
I don't think there needs to be competition between members any more than there needs to be competition between us and the NA forum... we can just be what we are, and ask for what they get. We can actually use it, just by "visiting".
This post has been edited by GoldfishGod - January 16, 2012, 20:38:05.