Brainstorming JLinPortal User Rank

Before we formalize the User Rank here, it’s a good idea to open it up to the members to hear your input.

User Ranks are useful to reward participation in the site and acknowledge senior members.

Here is the current User Rank:

  1. Rookie: 0-99 pts
  2. Junior: 100-499 pts
  3. Senior: 500-1499 pts
  4. Veteran: 1500-3999 pts
  5. Master: 4000-9999 pts
  6. Linsanity: 10000-99,999 pts

But @wilsc also has a good point to change it from generic Ranks to something like:

  1. vipers d-league triple double,
  2. Vikings (championship),
  3. nets break out game,
  4. Toronto game,
  5. Kobe duel game,
  6. triple double off bench,
  7. three pointer game against sixer

It’s a good idea to personalize the Ranks with Jeremy’s milestone in his career but it can also be harder to know which level it is just by the name. And there’s the risk of getting stuck to Linsanity moments that happened 2 years ago instead of looking forward. So I’d like to hear what others thought before we finalize it.

As far as earning points, currently here are some activites:

– 1 pts : site login, posting a Disqus comment, viewing Forum Topic, referrals, etc.

– 2 pts: site registration, new friendship

– 10 pts: new blog posts (1 pts of posts being viewed)



  • JoeTeam

    The Linsanity them is fun! Good idea, given the number of posts is how people see pecking order in other sites. This on has more points and you can adjust it toward what strengthens the community, rather than something so unrelated than join-date and number of incessant posts 🙂

  • true, ideally good posts with a lot of votes should also be rewarded but currently the plugin doesn’t allow it 🙂 So not just # of posts

    Perhaps @wilsc can elaborate more on the idea… We need catchy one-word name to show in the profile (i.e. Level 1 “Reno Bighorns 3D”). That’s BigHorns, not Vipers, right?

  • JoeTeam

    Yep, then the NY D team, forgot their name.
    The up vote trolling is not really good.
    For example, acbc always posts thoughtful stuff. Many people are just posting links now, which is great. Not sure how to reward each type of poster. I just like the idea of expanding the reward pool beyond join date (seniority) and number of posts, so I like that whole Linsanity theme. The cool thing is you can go forever, to follow Lin from LAL to where? Fun. You can give Mod points along the way too, think about it!

  • It is subjective which career achievement should be the highest rank. It may not be obvious to all which rank is the highest just by the achievement, beyond the core achievements.

    How CF did it was have a ranking bar, which fills up as your rank goes up. The ranking bar makes it clear the level which a rank label represents (CF uses to Rockets player names for rank levels).

    I remember a poll taken here for the favourite linsanity moment. The ranking may go according to that. Or that can be taken into consideration for building a ranking system.

    Sorry for the mistake. Vipers is the Rockets D-league team.

  • real-dsb

    I think Junior, Senior, Master are not specifically basketball related. I would suggest:

  • Brent Yen

    Good suggestions!!

  • Rotation player, Franchise Player, MVP, Hall of Fame…. perhaps even Cornerstone and Role Players lol

  • blubell

    I like it… well, except for role players/cornerstone. LOL.
    Perhaps Greatest of all time after Hall of Fame?