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Where's my goddamn custom user title? (UT policy thread)

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Postby Vegeta 20XX » Mon Apr 14, 2014 1:17 pm

So in the time since I left EGF last (a few custom titles, usually insulting) and now (most regulars have one, and drop the "insulting" prerequisite), custom user titles have started to go from novelty to currency - so what IS the official policy on them now? Are they given as the staff wishes, are requests considered/honored, or is there another method of obtaining one I am unaware of? An official clarification/explicit description of how, why, and what custom titles are granted would make it apparent to the forum at large how one is obtained.

Also, since I'm going on about it, can I stop being "Lilin" already? How about, I dunno..."The Railgunner" (it's my current username anywhere else but here, such as at the ZDoom forums, where I am much more active)?

But on the topic: Official stance on custom titles, requests, and the like - what exactly IS it, and can it be codified?
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Postby The Eva Monkey » Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:23 pm

Be an established cool-dude who we like. That's pretty much the gist.

We occasionally, and randomly go and give them out. There's no guidelines or formula for it. It's more like, "hey, I like that guy, he's been around a while. Let's give him a cool user title".
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Postby Nuclear Lunchbox » Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:44 pm

I'm guessing my title has something to do with my disastrous Doujin December rollout. :lol:

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Re: Where's my goddamn custom user title? (UT policy thread)

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Postby Tankred » Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:55 pm

View Original PostVegeta 20XX wrote:But on the topic: Official stance on custom titles, requests, and the like - what exactly IS it, and can it be codified?


Stayed long (3 years for me), posted consistently, asked a mod if it was okay, then messaged an admin to have it changed to what I wanted it to be. Well that's my experience anyway.

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Postby Sailor Star Dust » Mon Apr 14, 2014 3:44 pm

You have to have been a member for at least 3-4 years and have a good posting history in order to ask for one.
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Postby Mr. Tines » Mon Apr 14, 2014 3:49 pm

The "Lyrical Magical" custom title is still up for grabs. Just sayin'.
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Postby Nuclear Lunchbox » Mon Apr 14, 2014 3:53 pm

I've not even been around for two years- but I'm not complaining. ;)

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Postby pwhodges » Mon Apr 14, 2014 3:57 pm

View Original PostMr. Tines wrote:The "Lyrical Magical" custom title is still up for grabs. Just sayin'.

But who'd want that?
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Postby Guy Nacks » Mon Apr 14, 2014 5:38 pm

View Original PostNuclear Lunchbox wrote:I've not even been around for two years- but I'm not complaining. ;)


I think it's cause your post count is pretty high for someone who's been around for only as long as you have. You joined a couple weeks after me and have about 5,000 more posts than I do. Plus you're one suave muthaphugga, so that helps too.
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Postby Monk Ed » Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:08 pm

View Original Postpwhodges wrote:But who'd want that?

I was okay with it for the brief time I had it. It originated as a way to piss off (I think) TDSA, though.
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Postby Blue Monday » Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:01 pm

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Postby Monk Ed » Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:30 pm

Err... What?
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Postby Guy Nacks » Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:48 pm

I think it's because he's achieved the "Pilot" title, even though that isn't a custom one.
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Postby Aiko Heiwa » Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:22 pm

i literally randomly said i wanted one in like the what's your avatar and sig thread and got this random one

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Postby NemZ » Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:26 pm

There are a number of people with titles who don't really qualify for them in the usual sense but just happened to catch an admin's attention at the right time. Perk of the job I guess? ^_^

There have been times when the staff has offered to just hand them out, but in such a case you get what we feel like giving you and it's just too bad if you don't like it. If you want a say in what you get you'll just have to wait until we decide you're due.
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Postby Monk Ed » Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:35 pm

In case anyone was wondering, it's only the admins who have actual ability to dole out custom titles, so if you try to angle for one of those random hand-outs it's going to be the whims of one of them you'll be subject to.
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Postby EvangelionFan » Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:16 pm

View Original PostMonk Ed wrote:In case anyone was wondering, it's only the admins who have actual ability to dole out custom titles, so if you try to angle for one of those random hand-outs it's going to be the whims of one of them you'll be subject to.

Oh thank you, I was worried about Faz handing out unfathomably lame custom user titles
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Postby NemZ » Mon Apr 14, 2014 10:21 pm

...Faz IS an admin. you're just asking for it now. :devil:
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Postby Gob Hobblin » Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:31 pm

Huh. This was a useful thread. I kept wondering how all these titles came about.

I now feel I have been educated. My brain meats are bulging.

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Postby Vegeta 20XX » Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:33 am

View Original PostSailor Star Dust wrote:You have to have been a member for at least 3-4 years and have a good posting history in order to ask for one.


Crap, I guess that disqualifies me, my much more recent good posting streak notwithstanding, although it can be argued that for at least three of the past three years I've been here, I've been nothing but nice, mostly because it finally sank in that who ships who with what ain't any of my friggin' business. Also, short-lived fatherhood.

Also, if "The Railgunner" and "Mr. Chicken" are both out, than "Lyrical Magical" will more than suffice.
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