New Teams Beta System

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August 15, 2012 at 07:13:07
Specs: Windows 7, 1.4 GHz / 5610 MB
Hi all,

You may have noticed that on select forums, some users now have an identification as "Expert" or "Tech." These identifications are the result of a new "teams" system we are trying out on both the Security and Virus forum and the General Hardware forum.

The main idea behind teams is to give users who are exceptional contributors to the site manual recognition above and behind the automatic medals that they receive. We felt that such awesome members deserve this recognition, so as to stand out and make their time on Computing.Net even more rewarding.

You may wonder why such a system is necessary when we have moderators. However, moderators are not the same thing. Moderators are members whose goal it is to keep the forum clean and friendly. Team members are just great users who deserved some additional praise from us. Team members don't have any moderation power or anything like that. The only power a team member could have is that an Expert can nominate Techs. Besides that, Teams are entirely focused on helping users and making the site even better.

Right now, the system exists just on the two forums mentioned above, but it should be expanding soon. So, if you are a great member, look out for your invite to join a team :)

Thank you all for making Computing.Net the best site on the Internet for technical support!

Justin


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#1
August 22, 2012 at 12:52:40
I notice that, where applicable, a new section "Tech and Expert" is apparent when you click on a name, with an icon or icons.

Not too sure what these icons are depicting or whether they are intended to differentiate between Tech and Expert. If they are (and if the idea goes beyond Beta) I'm wondering if this should be made clearer. Perhaps a simple T or E icon would do the trick.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#2
August 27, 2012 at 08:32:15
Hey Derek,

Thanks for the feedback. We are still playing around with the iconography. I think T & E won't be as cool looking though. I realize the icons, as of now, don't imply anything until you mouse over. However, the goal of them was more to just serve as a distinguishing characteristic.

Justin


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#3
August 27, 2012 at 11:40:08
Thx - all very early days I guess.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#4
August 27, 2012 at 19:27:36
Hey,

Yes, definitely... will take some tweaking over time :)

BTW, great work as an Expert so far!

Justin


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