Quantcast

Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
E-newsletters
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr MySpace
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join
Username:
Password:
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
July 26, 2014, 07:52:18 AM

Login with username, password and session length


Members
Stats
  • Total Posts: 631914
  • Total Topics: 47841
  • Online Today: 231
  • Online Ever: 585
  • (January 07, 2014, 02:31:47 PM)
Users Online
Users: 6
Guests: 173
Total: 179

Welcome


Welcome to the POZ/AIDSmeds Community Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people with HIV/AIDS, their friends/family/caregivers, and others concerned about HIV/AIDS.  Click on the links below to browse our various forums; scroll down for a glance at the most recent posts; or join in the conversation yourself by registering on the left side of this page.

Privacy Warning:  Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If you are HIV positive and disclose this in our forums, then it is almost the same thing as telling the whole world (or at least the World Wide Web). If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.

  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.

  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.

  • Forums members must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Posting guidelines, including time-out and banning policies, have been established by the moderators of these forums. Click here for “Am I Infected?” posting guidelines. Click here for posting guidelines pertaining to all other POZ/AIDSmeds community forums.

  • We ask all forums members to provide references for health/medical/scientific information they provide, when it is not a personal experience being discussed. Please provide hyperlinks with full URLs or full citations of published works not available via the Internet. Additionally, all forums members must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

  • Product advertisement—including links; banners; editorial content; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from POZ.

To change forums navigation language settings, click here (members only), Register now

Para cambiar sus preferencias de los foros en español, haz clic aquí (sólo miembros), Regístrate ahora

Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Author Topic: Peter don't forget to vote on the stars and member classification...  (Read 5108 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Cliff

  • Member
  • Posts: 2,645
You asked for a reminder when the subject last came up.

- Cliff

Offline Matty the Damned

  • Member
  • Posts: 12,198
  • Ninja Please
Re: Peter don't forget to vote on the stars and member classification...
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2006, 03:42:17 AM »
I was gonna post the same thing tomorrow!  ;D

MtD

Online Ann

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 28,137
  • It just is, OK?
    • Num is sum qui mentiar tibi?
Re: Peter don't forget to vote on the stars and member classification...
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2006, 05:47:48 AM »
The poll will most likely take place next week, as this will give more people a chance to have become active here in the new place.

Patience!  :)

Ann
Condoms are a girl's best friend

Condom and Lube Info  



"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

Offline Matty the Damned

  • Member
  • Posts: 12,198
  • Ninja Please
Re: Peter don't forget to vote on the stars and member classification...
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2006, 07:01:16 AM »
We parrots are a very patient people. ;)

MtD

Offline Lisa

  • Member
  • Posts: 1,240
  • Formerly known as sweetieweasel/Joined Nov. 2004
    • http://www.myspace.com/lisanowak58
Re: Peter don't forget to vote on the stars and member classification...
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2006, 10:06:55 AM »

........but we ferrets aren't. Can't we do away with it today?(spoken in a whinging tone hehe) ::)
No Fear  No Shame  No Stigma
Happiness is not getting what you want, but wanting what you have.

Offline newt

  • Member
  • Posts: 3,877
  • the one and original newt
Re: Peter don't forget to vote on the stars and member classification...
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2006, 06:03:55 AM »
BUMPed, baby
"The object is to be a well patient, not a good patient"

Offline joemutt

  • Member
  • Posts: 1,039
Re: Peter don't forget to vote on the stars and member classification...
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2006, 01:33:34 AM »
Well, here's the reminder that was asked for. :-\

Offline Oceanbeach

  • Member
  • Posts: 3,565
Re: Peter don't forget to vote on the stars and member classification...
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2006, 02:30:34 AM »
Are stars part of a reward system?  As forum members do we expect to receive more stars if we post more often or is it based on the value of information which we post?

As an example, I can sit on my computer for an entire day saying, "My thoughts are with you Mr./Ms. Forum member and have a thousand posts within a few hours

OR

I can review documents and write a thought provoking thread on an issue of importance to many people living with HIV/AIDS.  If this is the case, isn't my 1 star a form of stigma, which delegates me as a lesser member of the forums than a member who spends his/her day saying, "my thoughts are with you?"  Have the best day
Michael

www.Commission-on-AIDS.org


Offline Oceanbeach

  • Member
  • Posts: 3,565
Re: Peter don't forget to vote on the stars and member classification...
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2006, 02:33:06 AM »
Post # 49, do I get a second star on post # 50?

Offline newt

  • Member
  • Posts: 3,877
  • the one and original newt
Re: Peter don't forget to vote on the stars and member classification...
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2006, 03:03:14 AM »
Tis more the phrase "Newbie" I object to, wouldn't "New Member" be more grown up (it this stays?)

- matt
"The object is to be a well patient, not a good patient"

Offline J.R.E.

  • Member
  • Posts: 7,095
  • Joined Dec-2003 Living positive, since 1985.
Re: Peter don't forget to vote on the stars and member classification...
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2006, 07:50:54 AM »


 I don't like the term "newbie" either !
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 6/4/14,  t-cells are at 423, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 13% 

  
 62 years young.

Offline Optimistic

  • Member
  • Posts: 326
  • An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctors Away!
Re: Peter don't forget to vote on the stars and member classification...
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2006, 07:55:33 AM »
I'm with you on this one Newt and JRE.

Justin
12/06 (Atripla): cd4 - 260; cd% - 33%; vl - 169
1/07 (Atripla): cd4 - 267; cd% - 38.1%; vl - 132
4/07 (Atripla): cd4 - 373; cd% - 33.9%; vl - <50
7/07 (Atripla); cd4 - 287; cd% - 35.8%; vl - <50
9/07 (Atripla); cd4 - 356; cd% - 39.5%; vl - <50
12/07 (Atripla); cd4 - 517

Offline J.R.E.

  • Member
  • Posts: 7,095
  • Joined Dec-2003 Living positive, since 1985.
Re: Peter don't forget to vote on the stars and member classification...
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2006, 08:10:47 AM »

 How about eliminating the stars, and newbie names etc, and put their "join" date in that spot?  Is that possible?


Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 12.5mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg



http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=40802.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45159.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39722.msg495621;topicseen#msg495621

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=46806.0

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=39414.msg491701#msg491701


 In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started my first  HAART regimen  on October 24th,03.

 As of 6/4/14,  t-cells are at 423, Viral load <40

 Current % is at 13% 

  
 62 years young.

Offline Steven

  • Member
  • Posts: 65
  • Joined: Dec 2002
    • A Place To Start
Re: Peter don't forget to vote on the stars and member classification...
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2006, 08:19:38 AM »
Well if this is all based on the amount of posts a person makes I can see where the place fills up with junk real quick.
"Newbie" indeed....... Back in 2002 maybe.

Offline David_CA

  • Member
  • Posts: 3,245
  • Joined: March 2006
Re: Peter don't forget to vote on the stars and member classification...
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2006, 08:57:20 AM »
How about eliminating the stars, and newbie names etc, and put their "join" date in that spot?  Is that possible?
Ray

I agree.  You know, we could add our original join date so that it shows up under the avatar.  This is one reason I don't like the change; it sort of loses the history of AidsMeds users.   For example, Ray (J.R.E.) has a joined date of Dec 2003 on the old system and of May 2006 on the new one (I chose him only because he mentioned the dates and he's been a member for a few years).  It means something to me when I see a post from a long-time member.  I just added this to my profile as a test and it works fine.  Of course, most people don't bother to put anything in their profiles anyway!

David
Black Friday 03-03-2006
03-23-06 CD4 359 @27.4% VL 75,938
06-01-06 CD4 462 @24.3% VL > 100,000
08-15-06 CD4 388 @22.8% VL >  "
10-21-06 CD4 285 @21.9% VL >  "
  Atripla started 12-01-2006
01-08-07 CD4 429 @26.8% VL 1872!
05-08-07 CD4 478 @28.1% VL 740
08-03-07 CD4 509 @31.8% VL 370
11-06-07 CD4 570 @30.0% VL 140
02-21-08 CD4 648 @32.4% VL 600
05-19-08 CD4 695 @33.1% VL < 48 undetectable!
08-21-08 CD4 725 @34.5%
11-11-08 CD4 672 @39.5%
02-11-09 CD4 773 @36.8%
05-11-09 CD4 615 @36.2%
08-19-09 CD4 770 @38.5%
11-19-09 CD4 944 @33.7%
02-17-10 CD4 678 @39.9%  
06-03-10 CD4 768 @34.9%
09-21-10 CD4 685 @40.3%
01-10-11 CD4 908 @36.3%
05-23-11 CD4 846 @36.8% VL 80
02-13-12 CD4 911 @41.4% VL<20
You must be the change you want to see in the world.  Mahatma Gandhi

Offline Terry

  • Member
  • Posts: 339
  • 7/13/82 Infected
Re: Peter don't forget to vote on the stars and member classification...
« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2006, 12:02:04 PM »
"Newbie" sounds like newly infected!

New member would be better.

Terry ::)

Offline Trish

  • Member
  • Posts: 332
Re: Peter don't forget to vote on the stars and member classification...
« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2006, 12:12:35 PM »
"newbie" - idiotic and disrespectful.

"New member" - smarter and respectful.
"People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is buit."  Eleanor Roosevelt

Offline allanq

  • Member
  • Posts: 689
  • still life with pills
Re: Peter don't forget to vote on the stars and member classification...
« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2006, 01:45:04 PM »
The idea of awarding stars for length of time as a member or number of posts is silly. What was the thinking behind this idea? How is it supposed to be helpful? Are we supposed to accord people with three stars more respect or deference than someone with one star? Is it like a one-star general vs. a four-star general? I find this entire idea irritating. Aside from being just plain silly, the classifications of Newbie, Jr. Member, etc. are demeaning

Another thing -- when I'm viewing a topic, how is it helpful to know who else is viewing that same topic? Why would anyone need to know this information? I find it intrusive.

Allan
(formerly oaklandpoz)
Top (Breakfast): Prezista, Norvir, Isentress, Zoloft (2), Glyburide (2), Aspirin
Bottom right (Dinner): Prezista, Norvir, Isentress
Bottom left (Bedtime): Sustiva, Trazodone (2), Lipitor, Septra (no longer taking this)
Center: Alprazolam (Xanax)
Not shown: various vitamins & supplements

Offline DCGuy511

  • Member
  • Posts: 61
Re: Peter don't forget to vote on the stars and member classification...
« Reply #18 on: June 08, 2006, 03:16:42 PM »
Are the member designations and stars built into the software?  I am a member of another board and it has the exact same designations and star system.
Steve
Infected/Diagnosed Fall 2003
"No Man Is An Island" - J Donne

Offline newt

  • Member
  • Posts: 3,877
  • the one and original newt
Re: Peter don't forget to vote on the stars and member classification...
« Reply #19 on: June 08, 2006, 07:01:24 PM »
The software makes you have at least 1 star, unless you divvy up the code by removing two lines from the display template... But editing the descriptions is easy to do through the moderation screens.

- matt
"The object is to be a well patient, not a good patient"

Offline Bucko

  • Member
  • Posts: 1,947
  • You need a shine, missy!
    • The Spin Cycle
Re: Peter don't forget to vote on the stars and member classification...
« Reply #20 on: June 08, 2006, 08:06:45 PM »
Put me in the camp that prefers date joined and post total without the classifications of "newbie" and all that.

Oh, and about those new emoticons...

Brent
(who misses the hearts and roses more than he ever could have dreamed)
Blessed with brains, talent and gorgeous tits.

The revolutionary smart set reads The Spin Cycle at least once every day.

Blathering on AIDSmeds since 2005, provocative from birth

jerry

  • Guest
Re: Peter don't forget to vote on the stars and member classification...
« Reply #21 on: June 08, 2006, 08:42:52 PM »
I say get rid of the whole thing and just have your name. Since we are all a big part of the AIDSMEDS family. So as far as the post's go who care's most of the family that come's on here just read the threads and go on to the next one!

Offline Oceanbeach

  • Member
  • Posts: 3,565
Re: Peter don't forget to vote on the stars and member classification...
« Reply #22 on: June 08, 2006, 08:52:53 PM »
Dear Forum Friends,

As I suspected, we are on Hollywood Blvd.  I just hit post # 50 to advise our Zephyr on the smog program in our state and I was automatically upgraded to "Jr. Member" and was "honored" (said in a bitchy tone) with a second star.
"I wish I could be a STAR on Hollywood Blvd., Some that you've heard of, some that you hardly recognize."  Have the best day
Michael
(Who misses L.A., where you can be kissed where it smells (El Segundo))

www.Commission-on-AIDS.org

« Last Edit: June 08, 2006, 08:55:42 PM by Sonomabeach »

Offline AlanBama

  • Member
  • Posts: 3,604
  • Alabama: the 'other' 3rd World Country!
Re: Peter don't forget to vote on the stars and member classification...
« Reply #23 on: June 08, 2006, 11:01:59 PM »
bump
"Remember my sentimental friend that a heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others." - The Wizard of Oz

Offline Life

  • Member
  • Posts: 2,388
  • Member 2005
Re: Peter don't forget to vote on the stars and member classification...
« Reply #24 on: June 08, 2006, 11:18:49 PM »
dont think much about the rating system...

Offline joemutt

  • Member
  • Posts: 1,039
Re: Peter don't forget to vote on the stars and member classification...
« Reply #25 on: June 11, 2006, 08:20:42 AM »
Wasnt this going to be addressed by the moderators, somewhere next (last) week?

Online Ann

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 28,137
  • It just is, OK?
    • Num is sum qui mentiar tibi?
Re: Peter don't forget to vote on the stars and member classification...
« Reply #26 on: June 11, 2006, 08:54:13 AM »
Wasnt this going to be addressed by the moderators, somewhere next (last) week?

It has been. Click it and see...

Ann
Condoms are a girl's best friend

Condom and Lube Info  



"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

Offline joemutt

  • Member
  • Posts: 1,039
Re: Peter don't forget to vote on the stars and member classification...
« Reply #27 on: June 11, 2006, 11:33:18 AM »
Wow great! I rarely stumble to the off topic ;)

 


Terms of Membership for these forums
 

© 2014 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.