Please Wait 9 Hours to Give More Likes :psyccp:

It seems amount of likes you can give is determined by your trust level:

Also it seems we can lose our ‘regular’ status if we don’t read enough. :scream:

If that’s what CCP intends to do with these forums than it’s even worse than having volunteer ISD moderators.

Now for the thread topic:

When I first logged into the forums today, I got a 5 hr wait to dispense LIKES after I dispensed my first LIKE.

After that timer expired I started giving LIKES and in less than a dozen LIKES I received another message for a 3 hr wait.

After that timer expired I was only allowed to dispense less than half a dozen LIKES and now have a 13 hr wait.

This is a very good way to discourage forum activity.


There was some forum update and things are now a bit different.

Everyone can hide his profile from public.

That option was always available.

Ah, I noticed it just now.

But I also got some titles, that I thought I already had.

Good morning everyone! So, this is what I get for pushing buttons at midnight and going to sleep :sweat_smile:

To explain a bit about what’s going on: Discourse (this forum software) offers a lot of tools and power which we haven’t been making use of. I’ve been talking about experimenting with taking us back a bit closer to the default recommended settings to see how things will go. This means enabling certain things like trust-levels and placing a limit on likes.

I will admit I didn’t intend to open the floodgates last night, apparently tweaked the wrong setting which enabled you guys to jump up in trust levels really quick. While this wasn’t intended to happen just yet I may just leave it for a while and see how things go, spinning dials as necessary and stressing out the ISD staff.

So, a few points from the above discussion.

Likes: Likes are intended to be limited and highlight that content which you feel is valuable. I may have spun the dial on this a little too low and the cap can be tweaked. Part of the reason likes are limited is because they factor into trust level rankings, so your rank needs to be properly earned by making quality comments (as much fun as the like and get likes thread is). We’re not going to police how you guys use likes, but there will be a cap to keep in mind. Higher trust levels get access to more daily likes than lower trust levels. It’s actually been a consideration to potentially wipe all old likes from the system to start fresh with this in mind which may or may not happen at this point.

Wiki: I’ve turned this off for now - I’m interested in hearing discussion if you think such a feature would be valuable. What this does is allow high trust users to make their post a Wiki which can be editable by anyone who’s at trust level 1 or higher (can be changed). I’m not sure it was obvious enough what was going on with this however which is why I’ve turned it off.

Badges: Some new badges are popping up. These are default ones that simply had never been enabled, I’ve turned them on simply because they looked like fun. Not a bug, just some freshly enabled default badges which had been turned off.

As far as all of this and forum settings go I’m happy to hear feedback. This may wind up being only a time limited experiment or perhaps we’ll keep some parts and not others - but I think there may be some value in trying new things here and myself and the ISDs will keep a close eye on emerging issues so we can hop on those as they pop up. If anyone at a high trust level wants to abuse the system we will just lock you down to trust level 1 and you’ll lose the ability to climb the ranks again.


I haven’t hit any like limit yet. But I measure forum activity in reading and responding, which is not limited in any way. Likes are reserved for good posts only.

Also did my title just change? I’m a Veteran now instead of Regular!

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I just renamed the Regular title to Veteran.

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Uh… kay


Not sure what you’re trying to accomplish with this but I’ve been a member of the forum community for over 12 years, and now my forum privileges is reset back to a new member?

Current Forum STATS

  • 1.0k days visited
  • 60d read time
  • 4d recent read time
  • 5.5k topics viewed
  • 188k posts read
  • 53.0k LIKES given
  • 26 topics created
  • 5.8k posts created
  • 7.7k LIKES received
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Please define “not policing”?

You should take a look at the blog I linked above, it explains the types of requirements for higher trust ranks. Also you can get demoted after not being active, so a 12 year history does not automatically put you at the highest rank.

Also, did you try to manually activate the regular/veteran badge like the rest of us did?

Policing would involve shutting down the likes-trading thread, I suppose.

We’re not going to tell you what a ‘good’ like is or isn’t. And I may increase the cap a bit here to be less restrictive.

So its not the quality of agreement, its the volume?

The idea is that volume is limited so you have to be more selective about quality.

People like sometimes completely offensive posts.
How do you filter good likes from bad likes?

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We don’t, but higher trust levels are gated for recently approved flags so those likes won’t boost someone up over to the next rank.

And are these ranks mechanically important?