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LarryFNigh
Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 11:41:07 AM

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Has there ever been a consideration of updating the badges here on StoriesSpace to reflect reality? For instance, instead of needing 30,000 views to achieve a Famous story might the threshold be something more realistic for this site? Perhaps 2,500 or so? And might we also consider changing the other badges to show the same reality? It's just a thought. I wasn't aware if that had ever been considered before. The way it is now I would think some badges may never be achieved.

Does anyone have an opinion?

My latest song - https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/songs/darling-kiss-me.aspx (Awarded an RR elsewhere)
My latest micro fiction - https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/micro-fiction/when-the-last-leaf-falls.aspx
My latest poem - https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/poetry/a-somethin-kind-of-day.aspx
My latest story - https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/young-adult/going-steady.aspx (Awarded an RR)
AnnaMayZing
Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 2:24:47 PM

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I would agree to an extent. Since my stories are counted in the hundreds, even 2500 would be an unlikely achievement. laughing8

My new novel, http://www.storiesspace.com/stories/drama/kindred-spirits-distant-hearts.aspx



"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana
Dreamcatcher
Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 5:24:38 PM

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I've never been a big advocate for badges, rating, and/or awards based on numerical significance. It tends to become a cliquish quid pro quo process. However, I think Larry has a good idea in that since the system is already in place, the bar should be set at a reasonable height so that more rather than less members could achieve it.

I would think that 1000 views would get a badge. Therafter, 2500, 5000, 10,000, etc. A system of colored stars could be assigned to a badge as each level is obtained, ie, 5000 views could be a badge with a red star, signifying 6000 views.

One other opportunity for the site... there appears to be quite a wide margin to the right of our avatars in the forums. Perhaps our badges could be shown there as well so that other members could have a quick reference to the achievements of others.

Rumple_deWriter
Posted: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 5:40:41 PM

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Anything that might boost traffic, story reads/comments and submissions would, imo, be a goodness.

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Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwords.[/ - ROBERT HEINLEIN

OF WAR, AND PEACE, AND MARY BETH: my contest winner, honest

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magnificent1rascal
Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017 1:08:47 PM

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I agree that it would be a good idea to lower the number on the "famous" badges.

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Ping
Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2017 6:08:31 PM

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I joined Lush because of the competitions. I also wanted to explore writing, and continue to improve it.

I would love to see the competitions returned here. If so, I think traffic would increase, but I agree with
the suggestion, requirements for badges should be adjusted.

We have less that 3000 members. Our viewed numbers are in the hundreds, as previously mentioned.

Modify the numbers, re-introduce the competitions, and we will see both an increase in membership,
but also views.

So he confidently says while sitting on this side of the screen with a large glass of vintage port by his side.

kekekegay
LarryFNigh
Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017 7:30:13 AM

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My suggestion would concern just these badges, really. This is my suggestion. For the following badges make them 10 percent of the ones on red.

Famous story: 3,000 views.
Legendary story: 10,000 views
Famous Member: 10,000 views
Famous Vocalist: 5,000 listens
Millionaire's Club (Change to "Viewers' Club"): 100,000 views


My latest song - https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/songs/darling-kiss-me.aspx (Awarded an RR elsewhere)
My latest micro fiction - https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/micro-fiction/when-the-last-leaf-falls.aspx
My latest poem - https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/poetry/a-somethin-kind-of-day.aspx
My latest story - https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/young-adult/going-steady.aspx (Awarded an RR)
Ping
Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017 9:17:30 AM

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LarryFNigh wrote:
My suggestion would concern just these badges, really. This is my suggestion. For the following badges make them 10 percent of the ones on red.

Famous story: 3,000 views.
Legendary story: 10,000 views
Famous Member: 10,000 views
Famous Vocalist: 5,000 listens
Millionaire's Club (Change to "Viewers' Club"): 100,000 views


Considering the most views I have of any poem or story is 277, I'll never be famous. Boo hoo!

LOL.
Dude, you forgot to mention the bi-monthly competitions. laughing8

I do think since there is such interest in comps on Lush, we may get more cross-over
from there, if SS started having comps again. Sorry to harp on this. I think it is that important
that is should be considered. I'm certain there are things like mods and judges, etc. to consider.

I'm not sure what the correct breakdown should be. It's a tough one to determine.

But considering only 9 stories and poems have exceeded 10,000 views, and only 43 have
exceeded 3000 views, given the current viewing numbers of this site, the numbers still
seem too high.

I wish there were ways we could better direct traffic here, creating new members and
higher views. Different thread I suppose, but I think both topics are related. d'oh!
elizabethblack
Posted: Friday, May 26, 2017 5:59:36 PM

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I support all the suggestions here. I love this site and so want it to grow.
Guest
Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2017 8:00:17 AM

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I agree to lower the numbers.
Rebellious_Soul
Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017 6:25:31 AM

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Ping wrote:

Considering the most views I have of any poem or story is 277, I'll never be famous. Boo hoo!


Dont say that ping, my stories didnt get over 1000 views until after a few years after posting them when I first joined. They'll get up there, dont worry.

For the rest of the post, yes I fully agree, some badges I feel like only a few people could have achieved.

Because I can,
because I want to,
And because who are you to tell me otherwise?
fuzzy1954
Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017 9:20:50 PM

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"I don't need no stinking badges"
just kidding people I agree the number could/should be lower

AnnaMayZing
Posted: Monday, May 29, 2017 3:00:41 PM

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Ping wrote:
I joined Lush because of the competitions. I also wanted to explore writing, and continue to improve it.

I would love to see the competitions returned here. If so, I think traffic would increase, but I agree with
the suggestion, requirements for badges should be adjusted.

We have less that 3000 members. Our viewed numbers are in the hundreds, as previously mentioned.

Modify the numbers, re-introduce the competitions, and we will see both an increase in membership,
but also views.

So he confidently says while sitting on this side of the screen with a large glass of vintage port by his side.

kekekegay


I agree with all of this. The famous story level of 30,000 is actually less than 10% of Lush's members. By the same token, that would equate to around 250 here. Ok, that sounds a little low since I have achieved that on some stories so how about 350 - 400?

I also believe competitions would help (but maybe not judged in the same way as Lush? hiding )
I like this site too. There are some great authors here and it very much deserves to be promoted.

My new novel, http://www.storiesspace.com/stories/drama/kindred-spirits-distant-hearts.aspx



"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana
Entangled_Fate
Posted: Monday, May 29, 2017 3:06:56 PM

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sheepholy Fate approves f-hihi

Seriously, I agree also.

Ping
Posted: Monday, May 29, 2017 5:50:54 PM

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AnnaMayZing wrote:
Ping wrote:
I joined Lush because of the competitions. I also wanted to explore writing, and continue to improve it.

I would love to see the competitions returned here. If so, I think traffic would increase, but I agree with
the suggestion, requirements for badges should be adjusted.

We have less that 3000 members. Our viewed numbers are in the hundreds, as previously mentioned.

Modify the numbers, re-introduce the competitions, and we will see both an increase in membership,
but also views.

So he confidently says while sitting on this side of the screen with a large glass of vintage port by his side.

kekekegay


I agree with all of this. The famous story level of 30,000 is actually less than 10% of Lush's members. By the same token, that would equate to around 250 here. Ok, that sounds a little low since I have achieved that on some stories so how about 350 - 400?

I also believe competitions would help (but maybe not judged in the same way as Lush? hiding )
I like this site too. There are some great authors here and it very much deserves to be promoted.


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Guest
Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 5:01:46 PM

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I love badges and awards! flower hello1

But I thought we weren't supposed to talk about the other "site"?
Ping
Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 6:22:08 PM

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starchild wrote:
I love badges and awards! flower hello1

But I thought we weren't supposed to talk about the other "site"?


What other site? Shame on you
gillianleeza
Posted: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 6:45:36 PM

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Ping wrote:
starchild wrote:
I love badges and awards! flower hello1

But I thought we weren't supposed to talk about the other "site"?


What other site? Shame on you


Shhhhhh......Shame on you

I do love badges. So anything that gets me more, I am in favor of. Seriously though, lowering the number of views for a famous story does make a lot of sense to me. Not that any of mine are anywhere near either the current system or the proposed ideas. A girl can hope though.
Ghostreader
Posted: Thursday, June 1, 2017 11:49:13 AM

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I so agree in so many ways on what you all say.
Entangled_Fate
Posted: Monday, June 5, 2017 8:59:37 PM

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militarygirl3 has gotten the famous story badge for The Test. See it isn't impossible. Just take a long while??? crybaby evil4

Well achieved though

LarryFNigh
Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017 3:44:36 PM

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Ahhumm!! I posted and it disappeared. Must have done something wrong. Anyway, just stopping by to make sure this little suggestion does not fall by the wayside. Anyone have any more thoughts on the subject? Whistle

My latest song - https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/songs/darling-kiss-me.aspx (Awarded an RR elsewhere)
My latest micro fiction - https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/micro-fiction/when-the-last-leaf-falls.aspx
My latest poem - https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/poetry/a-somethin-kind-of-day.aspx
My latest story - https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/young-adult/going-steady.aspx (Awarded an RR)
Guest
Posted: Friday, June 23, 2017 8:50:56 PM

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If we went for 3000 for a famous story, I'd get a badge. flower
Rumple_deWriter
Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 4:42:07 PM

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One other 'badge' that could use a reality check is 'Profile Views'. To qualify for that one, your profile must have at least 100,000 views. Me, I'm only 95,000 short.

And while I'm in mid-bloviation, has anyone else been putting up with unreliable email notification of comments on their stories? The problem might just be me but please let me know if you're in the same boat. In a few days, I'll PM Gav with the problem.

glasses8

glasses8

Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwords.[/ - ROBERT HEINLEIN

OF WAR, AND PEACE, AND MARY BETH: my contest winner, honest

For Whom the Good Tolls an 'RR' and it's short, no kidding

Dancing to Ray Charles: Ch 01-20, Two Dancers love, friendship, betrayal, integrity, compromise racism, church fire bombings, the Ku Klux Klan, the Vietnam war, class differences, changing values, redneck honky-tonks plus other fun stuff
Guest
Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 6:20:07 PM

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I have almost 12,000 profile views myself. flower


LarryFNigh
Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 6:34:10 PM

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I have over 10,000 profile views. I have over 175,000 story views.

My latest song - https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/songs/darling-kiss-me.aspx (Awarded an RR elsewhere)
My latest micro fiction - https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/micro-fiction/when-the-last-leaf-falls.aspx
My latest poem - https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/poetry/a-somethin-kind-of-day.aspx
My latest story - https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/young-adult/going-steady.aspx (Awarded an RR)
Entangled_Fate
Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 8:57:31 PM

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Profile views I got 14,730 and story total 23,700. A lot less than the oh awesome Larry~

Welshdreamer42
Posted: Saturday, July 1, 2017 2:44:11 PM

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I've got 22k story views. I thought that was good. Oh well. Can I have a badge for effort? Please? drunken

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rolandlytle
Posted: Saturday, July 1, 2017 9:47:26 PM

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I have appox 6400 profile views and 38450 total story views

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LarryFNigh
Posted: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 1:37:27 PM

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LarryFNigh wrote:
My suggestion would concern just these badges, really. This is my suggestion. For the following badges make them 10 percent of the ones on red.

Famous story: 3,000 views.
Legendary story: 10,000 views
Famous Member: 10,000 views
Famous Vocalist: 5,000 listens
Millionaire's Club (Change to "Viewers' Club"): 100,000 views


I just thought I would quote myself and bring up the subject of lowering the numbers needed to achieve some badges here once again. Whistle

My latest song - https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/songs/darling-kiss-me.aspx (Awarded an RR elsewhere)
My latest micro fiction - https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/micro-fiction/when-the-last-leaf-falls.aspx
My latest poem - https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/poetry/a-somethin-kind-of-day.aspx
My latest story - https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/young-adult/going-steady.aspx (Awarded an RR)
Rumple_deWriter
Posted: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 4:19:14 PM

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Larry, I'm in total agreement. IMO, you should PM this post to Nic.

glasses8

Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwords.[/ - ROBERT HEINLEIN

OF WAR, AND PEACE, AND MARY BETH: my contest winner, honest

For Whom the Good Tolls an 'RR' and it's short, no kidding

Dancing to Ray Charles: Ch 01-20, Two Dancers love, friendship, betrayal, integrity, compromise racism, church fire bombings, the Ku Klux Klan, the Vietnam war, class differences, changing values, redneck honky-tonks plus other fun stuff
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